Recurring themes that drive development of our programs at CSA are founded on simple questions: Why has this approach become standard practice? And how can this process be improved?
Ongoing evaluation and evolution of our course materials is an integral part of our core philosophy. We are inspired toward excellence by the genius, innovation and experience of those who have blazed the trail for all modern firearms enthusiasts. We wish to recognize those to whom we owe a debt of gratitude, whose giant shoulders we seek to climb upon.
This brief list is by no means exhaustive, but we hope it will serve as an inspiration to you also.
Jeff Cooper , the founder of Gunsite , and the Father of the Modern Handgun Technique.
Jack Weaver and Ray Chapman, for their pioneering work on fundamental shooting stances.
John Moses Browning, whose genius in firearms designs has proved the test of time a century onward.
Rob Leatham and Brian Enos for their courage and iconoclastic innovation in the realm of competitive practical shooting.
Magpul Industries/Magpul Core, true innovators and modern designers of really functional “cool stuff”.
Clint Smith, Director of Thunder Ranch, whose logic-based approach to firearm training is an inspiration.
Massad Ayoob, whose mature approach to real-world defensive firearms usage speaks with authority and experience.
Carlos Hathcock, for his service and contributions to the development of the United States Marine Corps Sniper Training Program at Quantico, VA.
TJ Johnston, the colorful and masterful NRA instructor of instructors – the man, the legend!
Ken Good, Max F. Joseph, Kyle Lamb, Gabe Suarez, Larry Vickers,and many others for refining their training programs based on real-world experience in tactical engagements.
Special thanks to:
Mr. Alan Gura, the Second Amendment Foundation, and the NRA-ILA for their work in defending our rights.
Calguns for being the premier online community resource for firearms enthusiasts in California.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation for their work in promoting, protecting, and preserving this great pastime.
All active/retired members, veterans, and reservists of the United States Military for their service and sacrifice in securing our freedoms, and safeguarding our way of life.
Members of the Law Enforcement community, for maintaining order and enforcing the rule of law under which we enjoy these privileges and rights peaceably.
Burro Canyon Shooting Park for allowing us to host our classes and events at their range.
Case Club for custom foam inserts that protects our firearms and equipment.
OC Tactical for their innovative gear design and bullet proof construction.
U.S. Optics for manufacturing some awesome scopes.