Spring Training

  • Date: May 13/14, 2017
    Location: Huron, SD
    Class: Precision Rifle Fundamentals
    Class Hours: 9AM - 6PM (saturday-sunday)
    Round count: 100
    Experience required: None
    Seats available: 10

    Equipment Required:
    Eye protection
    Ear protection
    Precision rifle (short action bolt rifle capable of sub-MOA precision is recommended)
    100 Rounds Rifle Ammo

    Optional Equipment:
    Extra magazines
    Rear bag
    Extra ammo
    Bug spray
    Long-sleeved shirt
    Hunting/tactical boots
    Whatever else you want to bring!

    To reserve your spot:
    First, post here in this thread saying you will be attending. We will accept attendees on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once the seats are full, registration will be closed. Do NOT reserve a seat unless you are grown enough to make a commitment and stick with it. All registrations will need to be confirmed by sending a check payable to Primal Rights, Inc for $500. Along with the check, include your full name, address, phone number, and E-mail address. Only after we have received your check, are you guaranteed a seat. If you attend the class, your check will be burned or handed back to you. If you register and commit to being there, but do not show up, we'll cash your $500 check for taking a seat that could have gone to someone else... and we WILL prosecute you if the check bounces. No messing around folks. People's time is valuable.

    There is a hotel 2 blocks from the classroom, and we can arrange for pickup/drop-off from/to airport for you if needed. We can facilitate firearm/kit shipping as well. You'll be responsible for travel, lodging, ammo, etc... but the training and the meals are on us! It'll be a mix of classroom and live fire.

    A tiny primer on what is taught:

    We'll start the weekend off in the classroom, but we'll be spending several hours outside as well. It's May in South Dakota, so it may be 80 degrees or it may be 20 degrees. There may be bugs, or there may be snowflakes. We train regardless of what mother nature is doing. Unless there is lightning, training will go forward! So be sure you are prepared. Bring appropriate attire for any weather condition.

    Course Outline:
    During Precision Rifle Fundamentals, we will give you a foundation upon which to build rifle marksmanship skills. We will teach you how to become in tune with your rifle and control it in a way that you've never thought possible. Like any martial art, there are core techniques which can be mastered, leading you to higher levels of performance. You will learn what to do, how to do it, and how to teach yourselves via the feedback your rifle is giving you. We have never had a student whom claimed they learned nothing during this class, regardless of their skill level.

    Some testimonials from previous students:
    "Thank You Greg for hosting this training event!
    To any Hide members interested in long range shooting, reading wind, or just shrinking those groups get in touch with orkan. Its hard to find a better place than SD for wind and long range, AND Greg is an excellent trainer!!" - Deltawhiskey

    "Thanks for the training class Greg!
    It was a great class. I have been to classes at another school, but had large class sizes (up to 40 people). While I still learned a lot, it was no where near as good as the small class size Greg runs. Greg knows his stuff, and is very good at teaching it. I would highly recommend his class, especially if you are newer at this or looking for ways to improve." - 64David

    "I am very glad I got the chance to attend this class. It was as well organized and informative as a two day session could be. Nothing better than being able to practice hands on while listening to each detail. Great group of intelligent like minded classmates made for a great weekend!" - Robert Feldhaus

    "Great class!!!!! I am extremely happy to have found such a great instructor!!!!! And better yet he's only a couple hours from me:-) Class size is perfect for one on one instruction too. Looking forward to level 1!!! THANKS GUYS!!!!!!" - Chad Stevens

    Seats Requested - pending refundable deposit

    Seats Reserved - Deposit Confirmed
    Brendan Cipolla
    Stuart Quam

  • Hmmmm, the family would like a trip to SD. I'll have to think about this.

  • Is there a South Dakota coyote hunting trip planned too?

  • I don't have vacation time left this year, but I will try to plan a family vacation to SD next year and spend a few days shooting. I really like this idea and wish I could participate this year.

  • Keep us Informed of time and date I d be in depending on work requirements and dates picked.

  • Depending on dates, I would be interested. Especially if it is like your customer appreciation day you held last fall. I learned a lot that weekend, but could definately use a refresher course.

  • I would be interested as well. Any prospective dates yet?

  • Now if only I wasn't on the East coast :disappointed:

  • At previous gatherings, guys came from other countries, east/west coast, south/north...etc. It's a training opportunity you'll likely not have anywhere else. You'll take home a life-long skillset. I'll see to it. :)

  • @orkan well god knows I'd love to be there. Whether I can work it out is a mother story.

  • About how much ammunition will be needed? Want to make sure that I'll have enough components.

  • @rhyno 100 rounds

  • @gash thanks.

  • May should be fine for me as well.

  • Spring is way better for me. September is a tough month with football and bow hunting­čś│

  • I attended one of your training events a couple of years ago, would really like to come out for another one!
    Sure hope this can happen in the Spring!!

  • I'd be interested in may.

  • We're planning on may for sure. We don't have a exact date locked in yet however.

  • Working on plans for may. We are planning to piggyback this onto a family vacation because my weeks off are limited.

    What activities are there in the area for the rest of the family to do while I am shooting?

  • @dddoo7 said:

    What activities are there in the area for the rest of the family to do while I am shooting?

    Hmmm... I really don't know. We're shooters... so we really don't do anything else. I know there's a waterpark in town, but it probably won't be open then. Mitchell is 45mins south of us, and there's definitely more going on there.

    What are they into? I can see what's around.

  • @orkan

    don't worry about it. I just thought you might know of something off the top of your head. I'll do some looking.

    I am planning on renting a car to drive up there. I don't trust mine on a trip that long. Any reason I would have to have a truck?

  • No, you won't need a truck.

  • | @dddoo7 said:
    |What activities are there in the area for the rest of the family to do while I am shooting?


    Most stuff here doesn't open until the end of May...typically around the time school starts getting out. The waterpark is May 28th (, Putters and Scoops, a mini golf place, ice cream parlor and they rent paddle boats and other flotation items for use in Ravine Lake, opens end of May as well ( There's disc golf down by Ravine Lake. If the family wanted to drive out to DeSmet they could check out Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead ( homestead. South of Mitchell is Dimock Dairy, they might be able to do a tour of the facility, Oahe Damn tours in Pierre ( There's a nifty little Discovery Museum in Pierre ( I don't know how old the kids are but there are some nice parks in town to play in. There's some artsy fartsy stuff that goes on through the Huron Theater.

    That's about all I can think of.

  • Well, wow...I thought I had missed this. I have never been to anything like this, although I've been thinking for a couple of months that I would like to get some instruction on LR shooting to improve my skills, and really, anything else I can learn about the sport. I don't know if I can swing the trip, but I'd like to keep it in mind.

  • @gash


    The kids will be 6, 4, and 1. Looks like some interesting things. We really like the Childrens/discovery museums here so that would probably be a good option. A dairy tour would be fun as well. I used to live in wisconsin (as a kid) and I can still taste the warm cheese curds fresh from the dairy.

  • Aberdeen is 2 hours away. They have a park called Wylie Park..full for fun stuff for the family

    Storybook Land is also part of it:

    Brookings is a little over an hour has another children's museum with lots of hands of activities for children of all ages

    Watertown - there's Bramble Park Zoo

    So while there's not a whole lot locally, there is some stuff around within a reasonable drive.

  • OK, I renamed this thread and cleaned up some posts a bit. Registration for this event is officially open. :)

    Read the original post for information/instructions and ask questions as they arise.

  • So.... what weekend in may is going to work for everyone?

  • The earlier the better for me, but we should only be in light field work so any should work.

  • @rhyno said:

    The earlier the better for me

    same here...but I think I can make any weekend work

  • Ok...I'm in. The check is in the mail. The only weekend that will be real difficult for me is May 27-28. Any other weekend is completely free.

    As many of you know...I am a preacher. I see it as very important to worship God on Sunday as He has commanded. I was going to miss the Sunday training because worship is that important to me...but Orkan came up with the Idea of having a worship service Sunday morning before we get started. We will have a short sermon using shooting related illustrations and comparing them to spiritual realities. A big thanks to Orkan for allowing this!!!

    I am really looking forward to meeting and shooting with all of you.

  • I've been trying to figure out how I can get this into my schedule. May is squarely in the middle of the school quarter, right before finals start.

    I don't think I'll be able to swing it this time. I'm still going to try but if not I'll get in on the next one, or I'll figure out when Greg is putting on a paid class and attend one of those.

  • Any weekend then I just need the exact date now so i can move my schedule around to be there, Check is in the mail

  • How many slots are taken Im thinking of bringing one other person. with me.
    Also ill be flying in from SLC/KOGD UT In our plane, and have 4 extra seats available if anyone want to join me.

  • Ok, we'll lock the date in for the weekend of may 13/14.

  • @kobe said:

    How many slots are taken Im thinking of bringing one other person. with me.

    Thus far there are only two that have said they are coming and check has been sent. I updated the original post in this thread with a list of requested/confirmed at the bottom.

  • OK Ill send out the check for 2 slots Ill be there.

  • @kobe said:

    OK Ill send out the check for 2 slots Ill be there.

    Be sure to send the name, address, phone number, and email addy for your +1 as well.

  • I'm in, Check will be in the mail tomorrow

  • Five spots left.

    @mamalukino I wanna see you at this thing. MAKE IT HAPPEN! :)

  • @orkan I'm in...will send you a check tomorrow!

  • @mamalukino

    I'm with orkan. Make it happen!!!

  • And another on the bandwagon.... Make it happen @mamalukino :sunglasses:

    No pressure or anything ;)

  • @orkan WIll do

  • If I flew into Omaha NE, how far of drive is that? Anyone coming that way and want to pick me up? I'd like to fly into Omaha, because that's where Southwest goes and I have points to use.

    I'm going to see if I can make this work.

  • @norcal_in_az

    I'll be coming through there and would pick you up...but I will have an already full car. We are renting through Expedia and have found the rates to be reasonable as long as the car is returned to the same place. Just make sure it has unlimited miles.

    Our van gets 20mpg. If I am going several thousand miles I can rent a car that gets 30mpg and it will pay for itself...and I don't have to worry about breakdown, tires, oil changes, etc.

  • @norcal_in_az said:

    If I flew into Omaha NE, how far of drive is that? Anyone coming that way and want to pick me up? I'd like to fly into Omaha, because that's where Southwest goes and I have points to use.

    I'm going to see if I can make this work.

    Well it's about an hour and a half to Huron from here, and about 3 hours to Omaha, so maybe 4/4.5 hour from Omaha to Huron, depending on what route, though I would bet you could speed it up a bit since you can take interstate 29 up to I90 into Mitchell then it's North on 37.

  • It's exactly 300 miles from Omaha to Huron. 4-4.5hrs if you keep the pedal to the metal. Kobe said he's got room in his plane... maybe you can fly to Salt Lake City where he is and grab a seat?

  • Thanks @orkan I'll look into that. Gotta talk to mama, just got home from being gone all week.

  • We've received 4 deposits, so that leaves 6 seats remaining.