Katie Pavlich

* Editors note: TOWNHALL News Editor Katie Pavlich is participating in a multi-day firearms training course at the Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona. Stay tuned for daily dispatches. This is the sixth dispatch. As the dispatches accumulate, they'll all be available here.

Five Fun Things From Gunsite Academy:

1. Training in what is known as the “scrambler.”

2. The food. Mona Lisa’s catering, based in the Prescott, Arizona, has been providing lunches to Gunsite students for twelve years now and they're really good.

3. These dogs.

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4. Night shooting. Thursday night, the instructors took the class out to the square range to practice during non-daylight hours. The majority of violent confrontations occur between dusk and dawn. There are several different ways to assess a threat in the dark, but you have to be able to see a threat before actively engaging them. Holding a flashlight in the left hand and and gun in the right is one way to identify a home invader or someone approaching. Another option is to attach a flashlight to a firearm. The bottom line is, you must be able to identify whether something is a threat before taking action.

5. This sign.

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Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, will be published on July 8, 2014.

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