Six Modules Total

one module per month

Series Price:  $1,475.

July 2022 will be the beginning of Season XVI of our Low Light Gunfighting Series™.  The Low Light Gunfighting Series™ consists of six modules, each focusing on specific skills.  Class meets once a month for six consecutive months, on a Sunday.   Low Light Gunfighting is limited to ten students. 

The focus is to master your gunfighting skills, with plenty of personalized attention to details.  Low Light Gunfighting is only available as a series, and not by individual modules.  This enhances the training experience by bonding students and elevating their skills and understanding of pistol and rifle weapons system operation in a way to enable us to safely introduce the student to a higher level of sophistication when working individually and in teams in the live-fire environment.

Instructors Dan Gray and Erick Gelhaus will be returning for Series XVI.  

Low-Light Gunfighting focuses on current, proven operational skills to increase your performance in the gravest extreme. This series consists of points of instruction that include dynamic drills to increase your proficiency with the handgun and rifle.  We also present you real-world scenarios and challenging environments to test your ability to survive and prevail during a violent, deadly attack.  

Good company, food, coffee and bottled water are included at no additional charge at every class!

To maximize your experience, this Low Light Gunfighting Series has a maximum class size of ten students.  We meet once per month on a Sunday.  

Live-fire range days start at 3:00 p.m. and run to 9:00 p.m.  Simunition® shoot house days start at noon  and run to 6:00 p.m.  

This is a handgun/rifle offering, with two of the six modules being Simunition® shoot house sessions.   Four of the six modules will be live-fire.  We cover topics such as:


  • Tactical lights and RDS optics. Timing, techniques and mastery of their application in diminished, low/no light and unconventional, rapidly unfolding situations.


  • Training with both the handgun and the rifle, including the ability to perform smooth transitions between systems.  Movement, team tactics including non-verbal communication, vehicle defense tactics, room clearing and takedowns are just some of the topics we will cover. 

  • Validate your training with Simunition® non-lethal training ammunition for two modules of this series.  Our live-fire Simunitionhoot house is modern, multiple room, and fully furnished.  Our goal is to enhance your problem solving skills during challenging real-world scenarios with roll-players.  We are a licensed Simunition® Training Provider.  All mandatory safety gear and  Simunition® training ammunition is included in the course fee.  We utilize Glock 17T Simunition® training handguns as well as UTM AR-15 bolt systems.  You can use your own AR-15 in the shoot house with the simple UTM replacement bolt which we provide.  This allows you to train with what you will be bringing to the fight, not some unfamiliar rifle.

Students should be experienced with firearms, particularly the use of the holstered handgun.  This is not a beginner's class. 


If you are a first-time student of the Series, we invite you to call us at 408-687-3791 to discuss your experience and prior training before registering.   We reserve the right to vet all applicants, to determine eligibility, prior to admission to this class.

Equipment needed for Series XVI:


  • Handgun and holster

  • 6 magazines for handgun (minimum)

  • Ability to carry 4 handgun mags in carriers 

  • Rifle (AR15/AK47 or equivalent) with red dot optic and light

  • Tactical sling (one or two point)

  • 4 magazines for rifle

  • Ability to carry at least 2 rifle mags in carriers on your person

  • Closed-toe, non-skid tactical boots or sport shoes

  • Eye protection (shades for daylight and clear for night)

  • Electronic ear protection

  • Handheld tactical flashlight with belt carrier (such as a Surefire or Steamlight)

  • Handgun mounted light (optional - but highly recommended)

  • Knee pads

  • Clothing appropriate for weather conditions (we train rain or shine)

  • Basic firearms cleaning kit

  • 600 rnds handgun ammo

  • 700 rnds rifle ammo

  • IFAK

  • Gloves you can shoot in (to protect your hands during Simunition® training)


A plate carrier or vest, and/or battle belt is recommended, to organize your gear.  This is your opportunity to shake out your gear and figure out whats works best for you under conditions of use.


Low Light Gunfighting Series XVI ™
July - December 2022
Open to Enrollment

Instructor Dan Gray (Turlock PD - ret.)
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Instructor Erick Gelhaus (Sonoma SO Ret.)


July 17 (4pm-10pm)

August 14 (4pm-10pm)

September 18 (4pm-10pm)

October 23 (4pm-10pm)

November 13 (12:30pm-6:30pm)

December 11 (12:30pm-6:30pm)