the pistol "serve any useful purpose" as it does to learn the guitar well enough to be paid for playing it. You dont get paid to play guitar after working at it for 50 hours, so Jeff's "basic" pistol course must be just bs, eh? Yet he CLAIMS that half of its graduates are so good that"anyone who attacks them has probably committed inadvertent suicide". Bs, almost NOBODY can handle a sudden charge by a knifeman, standing start, from 5m away, if the 1911 is ccw'd under REALISTIC outer wear, and believe me, Jeff's basic course doesn't make you very fast at ALL. The half of the graduates who amount to much had a LOT of gun-experience, at least with longarms, BEFORE they ever saw GunSite, count on that.