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6 classes total

one class per month

Series course fee:  $1,450.

April 2021 will be the beginning of Season XIV of our Low Light Gunfighting Series.  The Low Light Gunfighting Series consists of six classes, each focusing on specific skills.  Class meets once a month for six consecutive months, on a Sunday.   Low Light Gunfighting is a limited to ten students. 


Our adjunct instructor cadre is comprised of specially selected instructors with years of training experience and backgrounds in military and/or law enforcement.  

This Series will feature instructors Dan Gray and Erick Gelhaus.

Low-Light Gunfighting focuses on current, proven defensive techniques to protect oneself and family in the gravest extreme. This series consists of points of instruction that include dynamic drills to increase your proficiency with multiple weapons platforms (handgun, rifle, and shotgun).  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!

Instructor Sgt. Dan Gray (Turlock PD - ret.)

To maximize your experience, this Low Light Gunfighting Series has a maximum class size of ten students. 

Live-fire range days start at 3:00 p.m. and run to 9:30 p.m.  Simunition® Shoothouse days start at 10am and run to 4:00 p.m.

This is a live-fire handgun/rifle/shotgun offering, with at least one Simunition® Shoothouse session per series.   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.


  • Multiple weapons systems and how to use them effectively, including the ability to perform smooth transitions between systems (i.e. rifle and handgun; shotgun and handgun).

  • Validation of your training with Simunition® non-lethal training ammunition for at least one class of this series.  The Shoothouse session will be at our modern, multiple room, and fully furnished shoothouse.  Our goal is to enhance your problem solving skills during challenging real-world scenarios with rollplayers.  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 shoothouse 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 XIV:


  • Handgun and holster

  • 6 magazines for handgun (minimum)

  • Ability to carry 4 handgun mags in carriers 

  • Rifle (AR15 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

  • Tactical type shotgun with sling

  • 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

  • 700 rnds handgun ammo

  • 700 rnds rifle ammo

  • 100 rounds #7 or #8 birdshot (lead only), 40 rounds 00 buckshot, 30 rounds slugs 

  • 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.



April thru September 2021 Series

Instructor Erick Gelhaus (Sonoma SO - ret.)