Grayguns Gun Camp scheduled – Sept. 18-20

We’ve been working on details for our Gun Camp II course modules that will be held in Spray, Oregon the weekend of Sept. 18-20.

In speaking with our other instructors, I have come to realize that we can and should offer a few options that permit you to take full advantage of the beautiful area while getting into a wider array of shooting opportunities.

Low and no light shooting is all the rage, and we’re emphasizing these skills this season. To that end we will offer a track that starts at 1:00 in the afternoon and runs until about 10:30 (or we are out of ammo and batteries), with a break for dinner.

For those who wish to blast through the morning session, we’ll offer up a set of cool, advanced house and structure tactical scenarios on Bay 2. We’ll rotate through some .22 rifle and handgun practical field plinker courses on the long bay, and I’ll conduct handgun speed shoots and skill-builder drills on Bay 1.

On the other hand, if eight or nine straight hours of shooting is just enough for you, please consider taking a half-day morning float for small mouth bass on the gorgeous John Day River that runs past our place. We will gladly arrange a guide for you if you wish. You will not be disappointed. And if you come early, I’ll gladly guide a bunch of you myself.

There is no shortage of neat things to do out here in God’s Country, and we encourage you to bring your families. As just one activity I can heartily endorse, our area abounds with fantastic hiking trails that take you through various sites within the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument not far from here. The vistas and features you will see rival anything made by God anywhere on this planet.

The Feds built an exquisite paleo-lands museum and interpretive center about 30 minutes from Spray that I can also highly recommend. I’m personally into fossils, being nearly one myself these days. It’s fascinating stuff.

In the interest of getting everyone involved in shooting, I have considered offering a fun-driven, basic safety and marksmanship clinic for your spouses and kids.

Here’s the tentative schedule, with updates and additional information posted on SigForum.

Grayguns Inc. Gun Camp 2009

Dates: Sept. 18-20

Topics from the following courses to be covered:

  • Skill Builder
  • Advanced Pistol Seminar
  • Carbine/Pistol I
  • Advanced Pistol Operations and Techniques
  • Defensive Shotgun


  • Bruce Gray
  • Jerry Jones
  • Randy Lee
  • Scott Conti
  • Scott Folk

Course pricing, range fees and discounts:

  • 1 training day – $200
  • 2 training days – $400
  • 3 training days – $600

GGI alumni receive 10 percent off course tuition. If course fee is paid in full 30 days prior to the start of the program you’ll get a 10 percent discount. Discounts can be combined for a total of 20 percent for GGI alumni who pay in full 30 days prior to the start of the program.

Detailed Schedule: To be announced.

The Range:

Grayguns Inc. World Headquarters
Highway 19
Spray, OR 97874


River Bend Motel
708 Willow Street (Hwy. 19)
Spray, OR, 97874
Phone: (541) 468-2053
Reference: Grayguns at time of reservation

Please see their Web site, at the link above, for more information concerning the hotel.

Rooms: (4)– Single ($65/per night) – Dbl ($70/per) – Trpl ($75/per)
Bungalows: – 1 Queen Bed – $80.00/per night
The Retreat:– 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Pull Out Couch & a Hideaway – $180.00/per night
White House:– 1 Dbl Bed, 1 set bunk beds, 1 Hideaway – $100.00/per night


An open mind and a willingness to learn.

Required Equipment:

  • Wraparound Eye and hearing protection. Electronic hearing protection is highly recommended.
  • Service Pistol (9mm preferred just from a cost point but .40 or .45 welcome)
  • Training Holster, e.g. kydex belt holster/duty holsters. (IDPA approved is a good standard for making a selection.) No cross-draw or competitions holsters for safety reasons. – See Note #1
  • Pistol ammunition: 350 rounds/per day of instruction – See Note #2
  • Shotgun ammunition: TBA/per day of instruction – See Note #2
  • Carbine ammunition: TBA/per day of instruction – See Note #2
  • Pistol magazines: 5-8 pistol magazines are suggested. Although, the more the better.
  • Carbine magazines: 6-10 magazines are suggested, as a minimum. Although, the more the better.
  • Magazine carriers: Some safe means to carry, on your person, magazines, speedloaders, or shotgun ammunition to recharge your firearm four times (e.g. 4 magazines, speedloaders, etc.)
  • Cleaning & maintenance supplies for daily maintenance
  • Rear tail-cap type flashlight (e.g. Surefire, Pentagon, Streamlight)
  • Water or electrolyte alternative
  • Hydration system.
  • Elbow and Knee pads.
  • Sunscreen, chapstick, bug spray, wide brim hat, stocking cap, etc.
  • Weather and temperature appropriate attire: Jeans, BDUs, or canvas type pants. Also, gloves, socks, boots, Under Armor, rain coat etc.
  • Recommended attire: Jeans, BDUs or canvas type pants.

Note #1 – Holsters – No competition specific holsters (radical cant), cross-draw or shoulder holsters. There are no exceptions to this. If you have a question regarding the appropriateness of your holster then please ask. If it is deemed inappropriate then it is highly likely we can work something out to provide a holster for you to borrow for the class.

Note #2 – Pistol Ammunition –No Hollowpoint, +P or magnum ammo permitted.
There are no ammunition exceptions to this due to safety issues posed by shooting hollowpoint ammunition at steel targets.

Note #3 – Clothing – No sandals or “tank tops” are allowed.

Recommended Equipment:

  • Folding chair
  • Pen and notebook
  • Weapon mounted lights: pistol (if you have one)
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