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Company Commander's Welcome

Gray Ops FireArms Specialty Training, Inc.!

Gray Ops Firearms Specialty Training, Inc. was formed in July 2011 to create a firearms training company that fills the void between black and white…Hence “Gray Ops”

The Gray Ops logo, to the right is made up of several different philosophies.  As a former Law Enforcement Officer with 32 years of service, who served on a SWAT team for over 21 years I truly believe you only have one ass to risk.  The term “One ass-to-risk” (1*) was brought to life in the tactical arena in 1986 by Gary Paul Johnston, of the Shaker Heights Police Department.  

Gray Ops also incorporates the barrel extension of an AR platform for our asterisk.  The barrel extension contains locking lugs; these locking lugs capture the bolt during the cycling sequence, keeping you and your firearm safe, while supporting the internal pressures of ignition during the firing cycle.  Just as we support our every growing following of devoted M-4 (AR-15) students who come from all walks of life to receive superior weapons handling and training skills.

The Shield:  represents part of a Knight’s armor on behalf of righteousness.

The Sword:  is a sign of Honor dating back to the days of Knighthood.  The vertical sword represents the point of the attack as well as the cutting edge - the first part of the sword that touches the enemy.  The “cutting edge” is which we strive for, as a sword's blade should always remain sharp in the search for Integrity, Justice & Sacrifice.

The Wings:  Signify - Strength, Endurance, Rapid Stealth Movement, & Observation.  They also symbolize the Phoenix as Gray Ops arose from the ashes to continue our passion to deliver a positive message of firearms safety and for our enthusiasm to train, a desire to rise above a challenge.

The Color Gray:  Denotes - Nobility, Purity & Peace.

We are devoted to bring you the most up to date and advanced training for today’s situations.  Gray Ops was founded out of a strong desire to provide extremely realistic firearms training as it relates to real world situations and environments.  We work extremely hard to bring you the most up to date and real life firearms training available in the present day to improve your skills.  "We do not rise to the level of our expectations.  We fall to the level of our training."



Gray Ops is defining new training standards in our industry, which reflect a high caliber of expertise, organization, and professionalism.

We believe that Gray Ops provides the most comprehensive and intensive firearms training programs available in the private sector today and the students who are accepted into Gray Ops training programs are an elite group.  The training is challenging, can be dangerous and consequently, is not intended for everyone.  In order to ensure high-quality and meaningful training to all those attending Gray Ops courses, please review and carefully consider the following:



Our courses are not administrative in nature; they are specifically designed to place individuals and teams under the type of duress that closely simulates the stress of real-world confrontations.



Our courses are designed for the beginner, advanced, and highly developed operators, not those wishing to simply check the box for another certificate.



Our courses are designed to impart a genuine capability to those who intend to bring the data, concepts, tactics and training methodologies back to their respective departments, teams, and protective operations.



Those attending training should arrive mentally prepared to receive new concepts.  They should be prepared to give them a fair evaluation and demonstrate a strong spirit to apply them during the practical training blocks.

Gray Ops staff members are required to maintain a “show you” capability; nothing required of the students will fall outside of the following sequence:

– Tell You – Show You – Allow You – Evaluate Performance – Repeat –

Staff members serve as instructors, mentors, and will always strive to maintain a teachable attitude.  We are here for you before, during and after you attend our course(s) to offer you what you need when you require it!

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