Sha-raya Bates, Chief Executive Officer 

SHOOT. MOVE. COMMUNICATE. ADAPT. SURVIVE.

About the Company

Sha-raya is an avid outdoors-woman and a firearms enthusiast. Mrs Bates is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a  B. A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Forensic Psychology. Mrs Bates is also a Commissioned Officer in the US Army where she has served as a Platoon Leader, a Company Commander and currently as a Battalion S-1 and AS-3. Mrs Bates is also a certified National Rifle Association Instructor and Range Safety Officer.  

Trey has recently joined the military and is currently attending Basic Combat Training and Infantry School in Fort Benning, Georgia.  Mr Bates is also a certified National Rifle Association Assistant Instructor.  

 Jimmy was born and raised in Alaska where survival in austere environments is a part of everyday life. Mr Bates is also a military veteran with 17 years of real world experience that includes: 2 years in the United States Coast Guard, 4 years as a Military Policeman in the Army and 11 years as an Infantryman with 4 combat tours to the Middle East. Mr Bates is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Sciences in Firearms Technology and is a certified National Rifle Association Instructor, Range Safety Officer and Refuse to Be a Victim Seminar Instructor. 

Veteran Owned and operated

James "Jimmy" Bates, President and Director of Training

Meet the Team

Blue Cord Dynamics delivers proven firearms and tactics skill-building courses for students ranging from beginner to advanced utilizing a self-paced training model. Focusing on mindset, marksmanship, manipulations and movement, courses are designed to develop the skill sets required for peak performance under stress, in real-world scenarios.


Trey Bates, Assistant Instructor