2 Day Basic Fundamentals Shooting Class with Bruce Gray Oct 22,23 Sacramento, CA


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45R
October 13, 2005, 02:24 PM
Bruce Gray will be holding a 2 Day BASIC Fundamentals Shooting Class that will be held at Sacramento Valley Shooting Center in CA. (http://www.sacvalley.org)

For those of you who don't know who Bruce Gray is...here is a quick overview.

Grandmaster IPSC Shooter
HK factory shooter
SigArms Factory shooter
Grandmaster Gunsmith

The course discription will consist of lectures on the basic fundamentals of good marksmanship, safety, range commands in competition, shooting prone, seated and a number of demonstrations and drills that can be utilized to improve your accuracy and speed.

The 2 day class include instruction, handouts and hanging out with "Gods own gunsmith" for a bargain price of $250. Dinner will be served on Saturday at Bruce's house and Sunday lunch will be served.

The class will take place on Oct 22/23.

If anyone is interested please email me at Forty5r@yahoo.com with "class" under subject or just respond to this thread with an email address. Please email me a small resume of your shooing experience so that we can decide if this is the right class for you.

Like before all final decisions will go through Bruce.


The requirements of this course will be:
1. Service Pistol 9mm preferred
2. 1 KYDEX holster, no radical cants NO EXCEPTIONS Bruce does not allow nylon, leather, shoulder or leg holsters. (This is done for uniformity and safety)
3. 6-700 rounds of factory ammo
4. 4-6 magazines if you are traveling from out of state and using a 9mm Sig 226, Bruce will provide you with 10 round magazines for the duration of the class
5. Eye and hearing protection. Electronic hearing is recommended but not mandatory

There are currently 2 slots open for this class

If anyone is interested please shoot me a PM and I'll send you all the details

Hope to see a few THR members here.

Sactown, 9mmephiphany and I have taken a class with Bruce and it was a blast.


I'll post pictures of this event when its all done :)

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sigstroker
October 15, 2005, 04:45 AM
Kydex? Blecch!

The_Antibubba
October 17, 2005, 05:05 AM
I can't attend this-I have to work, I don't have a kydex holster, and I don't have a centerfire semiauto.

Other than that, it sounds great! :o

Does Bruce ever do one-day classes, or other firearms?

45R
October 17, 2005, 08:13 PM
I can't attend this-I have to work, I don't have a kydex holster, and I don't have a centerfire semiauto.

Other than that, it sounds great! :o

Does Bruce ever do one-day classes, or other firearms?

There is another class on Nov 12,13. Your more than welcome to take half half of the class and if you let me know ASAP, I'll work with Bruce so that he can loan you a pistol and holster for the event. You'll however have to find ammo :)

only1asterisk
October 18, 2005, 01:32 AM
I'd travel across the country to attend a class by Mr. Grey. He's a hell of a shooter and all around good guy but I'm scheduled to appear in Nashville that weekend. We need to set Bruce up with a class on the east coast.

David

45R
October 19, 2005, 12:07 PM
I'd travel across the country to attend a class by Mr. Gray. He's a hell of a shooter and all around good guy but I'm scheduled to appear in Nashville that weekend. We need to set Bruce up with a class on the east coast.

David

Bruce has plans around March 06 to teach two remote classes in TN and KY. There are also currently pending plans right now to do a class on the east coast by the end of this year. If you need more info shoot me an email: Forty5r@yahoo.com

45R
October 30, 2005, 06:57 PM
Here are the pictures

Here are the pictures of todays event. :)

Here was the class. They all had issues.....
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Bruce on the line teaching

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The class drawing

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Bruce's blue gun

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45R
October 30, 2005, 06:58 PM
The course of fire

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The Operators tag teaming steel plates

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Sigs were not the only guns that made an appearance. There were Glocks and CZs. Bruce on the line with the students making sure everyone's pistols were sighted in before starting the course of fire.

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R.O. Mr. Flork helping out Stan with holstering his service pistol

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Brotherhood of the M1 Thumb?

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45R
October 30, 2005, 06:59 PM
Flork with his cousin

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Gary giving us the thumbs up to open fire...... :D

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This man bleed for knowledge

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Boxes of spent ammo

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Gary getting ready for something sinister......

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45R
October 30, 2005, 07:00 PM
We even played a little game of cards

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Florks hand

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Jammer's hand

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The Operators hands

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Stan

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JAllen is ready for sniper school

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AT the end of the day a student decides that the secret to shooting tiny groups, is to shoot really really close....

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(It was actually a dryfire exercise)

45R
October 30, 2005, 07:02 PM
We had a visitor at the range.

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Stan getting a look at an M4 type rifle

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Working the steel

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Team Triad
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WAngle shooting up the targets when he wasnt getting pelted by brass

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Prone Shooting!!!

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45R
October 30, 2005, 07:03 PM
Bruce showing us the proper form on how to shot and reholster

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The guys shooting at steel plates early Sunday Morning
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One of the High Speed Low Drag guys showing off his A zone target
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9mm demonstrating how sexy he is...
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45R
October 30, 2005, 07:04 PM
This was the guy to beat under pressure. He won a jacket for his troubles. :)

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A Poster boy for GT Target Stands. We used their targets and stands for the class. They hold up darn well
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Bruce hitting 50 yard steel plates then showing us how to break dance with a pistol in his hand. (He is actually showing us how to drop down properly to shoot prone)
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Capturing some good memories
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only1asterisk
November 1, 2005, 02:02 AM
What was the average skill level of the class?

David

9mmepiphany
November 1, 2005, 02:19 AM
i'm sure 45R could give a more accurate profile of the experience level of the class, but...

the class ranged from casual shooters who had little experience presenting a pistol from a holster or placing shots on demand to folks who carried a pistol for a living.

this was a BASIC fundamentals class with the goal of teaching the correct techniquies of sight alignment, trigger control, presentations, mag changes and much more. i would highly recommend this class for anyone wishing to take their shooting beyond slow fire paper punching.

only1asterisk
November 1, 2005, 02:55 AM
Great! My wife has expressed an interest. My only concern is that with a little training more my wife could be much better shot with a handgun than I. I already have to work very hard to keep up with her natural abilities.


David

9mmepiphany
November 1, 2005, 03:10 AM
the only solution left would be for you both to take the class together

only1asterisk
November 1, 2005, 03:30 AM
No way she's going without me!

David

45R
November 1, 2005, 07:13 PM
What was the average skill level of the class?

David

David-

We several students that were pure recreational shooters, an IPDA competitor, LEOs and a few who have never even drawn from a holster. The class was alot of fun and it was awesome seeing each of these improve their craft. There was one guy there that shot pretty tiny groups with his G34 after a days worth of instruction. He has owned the pistol for less than 2 months.

Its definetly the class to take if you want to improve your shooting skills. Bruce is a gifted shooter and instructor. His basic approach to marksmanship makes it very easy to learn how to shoot.

The next class is Dec 3/4 at Sacramento Valley Shooting center. If your interested in more details email me at forty5r@yahoo.com


Regards

45R

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