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Private/Personal Lessons

Gray Ops offers private lessons and one on one tutoring tailored to fit your specific needs.  Lessons will be designed to accomplish any goal that you may have.  Private Lessons must be scheduled by phone. Minimum time requirement is two hours.  Equipment and supplies needed, can be provided for an additional fee and are not included in the hourly rate.

Classes Offered:

  • Handgun
  • Carbine
  • Shotgun
$150.00 per hour: Private instruction takes place in a private training bay away from the public range.  Fees include all range fees.  Fees do not include ammunition. All shooters are responsible for their own factory loaded ammo. No reloads allowed.

Training can also be tailored to Small Groups of 3-4, @ $75.00 per person per hour, with a 2 hour minimum.

Please call for questions or to make your reservation. Phone: (209) 479-3145.  
(Students must pre-pay for the number of hours of instruction desired.)

Firearms available for rent include:

  • Glock 22 or 23 - 40 cal Semi-Auto - $35.00
  • Glock 17 or 19 - 9mm Semi-Auto - $35.00
  • Remington 870 Tactical Shotgun - $50.00
  • Carbine M-4 Type. .223/5.56 cal - $50.00
(Rental firearms are only avilable for Private Instruction, not open enrollment classes)

Questions: [email protected].com

  Course Registration: By signing up for and/or registering for a Gray Ops Firearms 
  Specialty Training, Inc., course(s), I understand and agree to the following:

1.     Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training’s operation depends upon the vigilant control of all firearms by each student, and such control depends upon the unconditional cooperation of its students; therefore, I understand that my instruction may be terminated at any time during the course if the staff deems my cooperation or interpersonal behavior unsatisfactory.

2.     I will abide meticulously by any and all safety procedures required by Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training, and I agree to sign a statement releasing Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training, Inc. from any and all injury I may sustain during the training course(s).

3.     I will be at least the age of 21 years old at the time of class or between the ages of 18 and 21 and will be enlisted in the United States Military.

4.     I understand if I cancel my training course a 50% tuition penalty is charged.  A full tuition penalty is charged for unattended courses, or courses canceled less than 7 days prior to their start date.
Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training reserves the right to cancel any course with 5 days notice with a full refund for the class.

5.     All applicable local, state and federal laws ought to be adhered to.

2019 GRAY OPS Private Lessons Order Form
Private Lesson Payment Options

Quantity Description Price
Private Lessons - Enter Hours$150.00
Small Group Lessons - Enter Hours$75.00
Glock 23C Rental (Compact 40cal)$35.00
Glock 22C Rental (Full Size 40cal)$35.00
Glock 17 or 19 (9mm)$35.00
Carbine M-4 Type (223/5.56)$50.00
Remington 870 Tactical Shotgun (12ga)$50.00
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Type(s) of Classes Available For Private or Group Lessons

Introduction to Handgun / Carbine (1-day)

Instructor: Gordon Gray

Location: Range of your choice
Sacramento Valley Shooting Center
San Joaquin Rifle & Pistol
or A Range Near You

This class will be an introduction to both the handgun and carbine.  The first part of the day will cover the basic handgun fundamentals followed by the second part of the day which will go over the basic fundamentals of the carbine, both weapon blocks will also cover different shooting positions, loading and unloading, tactical reloads/emergency reloads, malfunction drills plus transitioning from a primary to a secondary weapon system.

We use the methodology of utilizing the same fighting stance no matter what weapon system you are using.  This gives the weapon handler the ability to move and be able to stop at any position and be in a solid shooting platform and not have to worry about what position they need to be in when using different weapons.   This class will be a basic class, but as in all of Gray Ops courses if the students are ALL on-line with the basics, we will progress to other intermediate techniques.


  • Modern Working Handgun & Carbine
  • Tactical Style Sling (capable of carrying carbine muzzle down)
  • 150 rounds (Handgun & Rifle) 
  • 3 Magazines Minimum for both Handgun & Carbine
  • Magazine carrier, chest rig, belt pouches (choose gear realistic to your objective)
  • Handgun (9mm or larger mid to full size semi-auto)
  • Holster & Magazine Carrier (Open, Concealed, Duty or Tactical)
  • Knee/Elbow pads (recommended - not required)
  • Weather appropriate gear (rain gear, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • ** Bring your lunch ** we will eat on our assigned range 
  • Personal Water Supply  *Hydrate 

Weather does not dictate the fight nor should it affect your training! Wear weather appropriate clothing.  No shorts or open toed shoes will be allowed!

Course Fee: Call for Group Rates (includes all range fees)

 Transitional Tactical Carbine: 

This course will be sure to take your carbine skills to the next level. After a quick review much of what was covered in our fundamental/intermediate tactical carbine course but closely focus on developing speed and accuracy by incorporating more advanced shooting drills to include but not limited to:

  • Alternate shooting positions
  • Shooting around, over and under barriers
  • Strong to support hand transitions
  • More advanced shooting while on the move
  • Timed drills
  • Malfunction drills
  • Transition to side arm

* Required Equipment:

  • 350 rounds of serviceable factory loaded rifle ammunition and
  • 100 rounds of pistol ammunition. 
  • Serviceable Semi-Automatic Pistol (Only 9x19mm through .45 caliber allowed)
  • Belt or thigh worn pistol holster (no cross draws or chest mounted holsters)
  • 3+ serviceable pistol magazines.
  • Ability to carrier s pistol magazines on the body
  • Open Mind

** Courses of fire dictated by the shooters skill level

*** Prerequisite: Certificate of completion from our Fundamental Carbine course required to attend (please contact for approval prior to singing up).  We also highly recommend you attend our Fundamental Handgun course prior so you have a base line established on pistol handling.

Special Note: Please refrain from trying to bypass or second guess our prerequisites by citing numerous other courses you’ve attended.  Gray Ops’ doesn’t know you or the other schools you've attended and from our experience these courses are not up to our required standards.  This assessment is purely about safety.  This includes current CCW permit holders.  An exception might be made on a case by case basis for active duty law enforcement and combat military veterans only. 

You are required to have your rifle zeroed, zeroing takes time away from valuable class training time.  A bare bones minimum zeroed distance for any tactical carbine should be 50 yards.  If you have questions please contact us for clarification: 

Suitable range wear depending on the season is highly encourage, no shorts or open toed shoes.

Time:  0830 - 1630

Location: Range of your choice
Sacramento Valley Shooting Center
San Joaquin Rifle & Pistol
Or A Range Near You

Course Fee:
 Call for Group Rates (includes all range fees)


Fundamental Shotgun:

This course offers a basic introduction into the proper deployment of the tactical shotgun for home and self defense.  The course consists of a lecture and live-fire real world scenarios.  The student will be taught the basic principles of tactics, gun handling, and marksmanship as they relate to the tactical shotgun.

This class has something for all skill levels and will cover:

  • Safety, Security, and Storage, History of the Tactical Shotgun, Function, Sighting, and Nomenclature. 
  • Care and Maintenance 
  • Ammunition descriptions, statistics, types and uses. 
  • Personal carry configuration,
  • Shotgun loading / unloading,
  • Tactics and positioning. 
Upon completion of this course, you will be confident in your abilities to tactically deploy a shotgun for self defense purposes.

Essential Equipment:

Safety Glasses
Ear Protection
Hat w/Brim
Sunscreen and/or Warm Clothing (weather permitting)
Tactical Shotgun (18 inch barrel preferred)

Ammunition Necessities:
75 rounds of bird shot
35 rounds 00 buckshot
15 rounds of slug ammunition required

Instructor: Patrick Deasy

Times: 0830 - 1600

Location: Range of your choice
Sacramento Valley Shooting Center
San Joaquin Rifle & Pistol
Or A Range Near You

Course Fee:
 Call for Group Rates (includes all range fees)

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