Bruce Gray's Competition Fundamentals Class (pics)


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45R
May 31, 2005, 12:56 AM
This weekend a few of us THR/Sigforum members attended Bruce Gray's Competition Fundamentals Class. (Contact: Grayguns@aol.com )This has been my first shooting class. I've been shooting various guns from paintball, airsoft and pellets guns since I was a child growing up. I've been into handguns for the last three years and no one has ever really taught me how to "shoot". It was a self learned process of deciding Weaver or Isocoles and lining up the sights.

I'm a left eye shooting with right hand dominance and Bruce helped me redirect my efforts toward what he felt was my dominant eye. This was amazing because my eye doctor could not even figure out which eye was dominant.

The class was awesome. It consisted of students with various backgrounds, some of which had no experience to weekend IPSC shooters. We all left the class with something new. :) We started off with BASIC SAFETY as Bruce never assumes that everyone understands those basic and really stressed each rule which then lead to talking about shooting technique. Each of us were given handouts and were allowed to ask questions during the lecture. We spent the greater part of the morning with lectures and the rest of the afternoon learning how to use a trigger. At the end of the day everyone was able to strike the "A" zone on their targets from 25 yards out. One of the students there had maybe shot a total of 300 rounds in his lifetime was able to get the majority of his shots in the A from 7-25 yards.

After learning how to use the trigger we spent the rest of the day learning drills. FirearmsFan and I left feeling very humble. Each of us have owned a firearm for more then 3 years and this has been the first class that we have taken. If I were to do it all again, I would have bought my first Sig and spent the money of training. We've litereally thrown 1Ks of rounds down range so we could practive and improve but thats all useless if you dont get the proper training.

So now for the pictures

The firing line. Each of us had to demonstrate proper drawing from the holster, trigger control and an "A" Zone hit

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Lunch after a long morning of lecture and shooting. Some good California Produce. Bruce's wife brought out on heck of a spread for all of us. Thanks Beki!!!!

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Everyone putting the fundamentals to work.

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Dr. Newbie. He was a Newbie Machine and a great spotter, he was as so kind as to even feed us in the morning!! Thanks Dave!!!

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45R
May 31, 2005, 12:57 AM
Here is Bruce providing instruction for Sigforum's very own Gearbox!

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Gearbox smiling after the end of a shooting session. Shortly after this picture we went out and had some burgers!!! The gentleman behind Gearbox was my partner the whole day. He was punching some pretty small holes in his targets with his Glock.

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Bruce helping another student hone her craft.

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Scott with his 9mm Glock

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Here is Bruce teaching us how to "aim" We aimed he pulled the trigger for some of the tighest groups of the day!!

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Firearmsfan tearing it up with his XD9Tactical

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45R
May 31, 2005, 12:59 AM
One the students had some problems with using her XD so Bruce let her borrow his own gun for the class so during a training exercise Scott was kind enough to loan Bruce his 9mm Combat Tupperware. We all felt that Bruce looks better holding a Sig and he wouldnt PAY THE RANSOM so I decided to post this picture. I hope I am not barred from any future GrayGuns Inc. classes.

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We watched in awe as Bruce transitioned from one target to another.

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Here is Bruce at home with a Sig 220ST

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The bunny that overheard us talking about burgers. :)

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At the end of the day, we all debriefed at a local burger joint and chatted about our newfound skills. Its definetly time to hone the sword. If Bruce continues to teach classes I highly recommend taking one. Learning the right eye dominance and the proper shooting technique is very technical but it made all the difference in the word. Great job Bruce!!!!

Skunkabilly
May 31, 2005, 11:54 AM
Ransom = parts for your Sig 220.

Nekron
May 31, 2005, 12:57 PM
Thanks, 45R. Those pics sure do whet my appetite for a 220ST!

Looks like everyone had a really good time. :) :cool:

eerw
June 1, 2005, 04:19 AM
wow...very cool..Bruce has been around a long time and has a lot of great information on shooting and gunsmithing..

thanks for sharing the photos..

where was the class held at??

OF
June 1, 2005, 09:52 AM
Great photos. :)

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