Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    HGF Forum Moderator
    Shipwreck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Beretta City, Texas

    Judge Rules in 'Disneyland for Gun Lovers' Lawsuit

    Judge Rules in 'Disneyland for Gun Lovers' Lawsuit

    A class action lawsuit against the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute near Pahrump may be close to a settlement. A judge's ruling has prompted the two sides to start talking.

    Three front sight members filed a class action lawsuit last November, each with the same goal to ensure the survival of the organization while forcing it to make good on its promises.

    Nine months later their attorney says they may have just hit their mark.

    Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Front Sight's creator, billed the 550-acre master planned community as a Disneyland for gun enthusiasts.

    Piazza said, "The vision out here at Front Sight is to have the safest town in America."

    Thousands of people bought in with memberships ranging in price from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Most were guaranteed a lifetime of weapons training and six figure deals, called platinum memberships, promised a one-acre homesite.

    Dr. Piazza said, "At some point in the future when the development is completed, they'll have access to a one-acre home site and we'll deed it out to them."

    Bill Haag thought he'd retire on the range. But one year became three, became five with his dream home no closer to completion.

    Attorney Keith Greer said, "That's what happened here. Piazza took other people's money for investment capital to start his operation and when he got it up and running he hung them out to dry. There's been no water, no roads, no grating, no electricity."

    In November 2005, Greer filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Haag and two other members. In it he charged fraud, racketeering and misappropriation of funds by Piazza and the organization.

    After months of litigation in federal court, a judge ruled Front Sight could no longer sell memberships without court approval.

    Settlement discussions began the same day.

    Greer continued, "We tried to structure things so that the end result would end up helping both sides. Give the members the security they were looking for and the company the security it was looking for to maintain its position in the market."

    Greer won't discuss specifics only to say the tentative agreement will benefit all members. Like Haag, who believed in the "Disneyland for Gun Lovers" and only to ended up feeling taken for a ride.

    The judge stayed his order for 90 days to give both sides time to work out a deal, which means Front Sight can sell memberships unless settlement talks break down.

    The next hearing is scheduled for October 2006, but Greer tells the I-Team he hopes to have an announcement soon.

  2. #2
    Member Younguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Front Range Colorado
    Sounds like Dr. Ignatius Piazza and the Front Sight Training Institute, who keeps popping up all over the internet, is not a place I might want to do firearms training with. And this post from Shipwreck is 6 years old.

  3. #3
    Member Sgt45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I don't know about Piazza personally, but the training there is first rate. It would be nice if they had RV facilities but the drive from Pahrump isn't bad. I've been to 4 of their classes and will go back for more.

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search tags for this page

class action lawsuit front sight firearms training institute
dr. ignatius piazza lawsuit
front sight judge rulings

front sight lawsuit

front sight litigation

ignatius piazza lawsuit


join front sight lawsuit

taurus guns lawsuits
website for entering class action lawsuit against taurus guns
where can gun lovers retire
Click on a term to search for related topics.