OpSpec Training Staff
OpSpec 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.
There are a variety of firearm schools/academies available to the consumer; some focus on how to ‘fight’ and how to ‘hit’ your target. While both are important and valid, rarely is it clear how to get from ‘point A’ to ‘point B’.
OpSpec’s system of instruction is unique; we emphasize the process of ‘running the gun’, much like driving a car. Operating a vehicle or gun is the synthesis of the subconscious mind and conscious mind directing the machinery where to go next. Because people learn in different ways OpSpec Training courses employ visual, logical and experiential methods in a step-by-step success-oriented approach.
Jerry Jones, President & Master Instructor
A sheriff’s deputy since 1996 and currently assigned to a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team, Jerry is a POST-certified firearms instructor certified to teach SWAT, sniper operations, firearms and TASER at the academy level. Jerry has served as an adjunct instructor to state and federal agencies in the areas of firearms and sniper deployment and development. Jerry is a frequent contributor to such publications as Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement, Special Weapons for Law Enforcement, and Combat Handguns. Jerry is also a frequent contributor at Modern Service Weapons online.
Jerry is the President of Operation Specific Training.
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.
Steve Switzer, Instructor
“Doc” Steve Switzer retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. Doc’s career as a hospital corpsman focused on combat field medicine in the Naval Special Warfare community. Doc’s six combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan gives him unparalleled experience in the areas of weapons training, land, maritime, and close quarters battle. Doc’s past training and experience brings OpSpec Training additional expertise in a wide variety of skills appropriate for military, law enforcement as well as civilian training.
Steve McGough, Training Coordinator & Adjunct Instructor
Steve McGough is a self-employed marketing consultant who splits his time supporting a variety of small business clients. He is the training coordinator for OpSpec Training as well as an adjunct instructor on staff teaching the Introduction to Practical Fundamentals class and assisting during Practical Fundamentals and other OpSpec programs. He is a NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer and Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor for the State of Utah.
Photo courtesy Amy Haug Photography.