Operation Specific Training is a collaboration of custom gunsmiths, competitive shooting and law enforcement specialists who have created a training environment and curriculum that is process oriented rather than goal oriented.


Practical Fundamentals (Pistol) April 13 & 14 – Linden, Calif.



OpSpec Training heads to Linden, California south of Sacramento offering our flagship Practical Fundamentals class on April 13 & 14, 2021. This class has been very popular with all pistol shooters including law enforcement in the area. The class will be held at the Linden Gun Range, located about one hour south of Sacramento and about two hours east of San Francisco.

We encourage you to reserve your class slot and make hotel reservations early, as this has been a popular class in the past.

Along with making a deposit or paying for the class in full, ensure you register for the course.


This course teaches the techniques and philosophy of what OpSpec Training believes a shooter needs to improve to their full potential. This is not a beginning handgun course.

Practical Fundamentals (Pistol) may be repeated several times to further one’s understanding of the concepts involved. OpSpec Training instructional staff include a collaboration of custom gunsmiths, competitive shooting, and law enforcement specialists who have created a training environment and curriculum that is ‘process’ oriented rather than ‘goal’ oriented.

Practical Fundamentals

Using a building-block approach, Practical Fundamentals encourages students to focus on the process of running the gun, tamping down the emotional desire to see results on the target. By using a variety of dry fire and live fire exercises, students are brought through the fundamentals of marksmanship with a focus on trigger control to help the shooter make fast hits on small targets, on demand.

Required Equipment

  • Pistol in one of the following calibers: 9MM, .40S&W, .357 SIG, or .45 ACP

  • Kydex belt or paddle holster

  • A minimum of five to seven magazines

  • Some safe means to carry magazines, on your person, to recharge your firearm four times (e.g. four magazine carriers/pouches)

  • Wraparound eye protection

  • Hearing protection (electronic hearing protection is recommended)

  • Cleaning and maintenance supplies for daily pistol maintenance

  • Pen and notebook


  • Estimated round count 750-800

Course Objectives

Objectives will be achieved with a strong emphasis on safety.

  • Controlling the trigger, with all platforms and trigger types, to achieve an accurate shot

  • Acquiring proper sight alignment, on a target, and allowing the shot to happen

  • Recoil management and making accurate follow up shots

  • Efficient grip, presentation of the gun and shooting stance

  • Finding your personal sphere of dexterity

  • Reloading your platform efficiently and reliably

  • Transitioning between targets without wasted movement and placing accurate shots

  • Make a shot that will stun you with the ability you have acquired

Meet The Instructors...


Operation Specific Training employs several additional instructors who are leaders in their respective military and law enforcement fields. These instructors are not listed below, as they are currently active in their respective career fields.

Bruce Gray, Master Instructor

Bruce Gray offers 35 years of experience as an internationally respected pistol smith, professional shooter, writer and firearms consultant. He is currently a California POST certified rangemaster and instructor, and is commissioned as a deputy sheriff in the State of Oregon. Bruce is the author of Practical Fundamentals, which encapsulates the lessons learned during his career. A career that includes holding the highest classifications in all three action shooting disciplines, NRA Action, USPSA/IPSC and IDPA. It also includes winning a number of state, regional, national as well as international titles while driving HK, SIG Sauer, 1911 and other pistol platforms.

Bruce Gray is the President of Grayguns, Inc.

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