Dan is the owner and head instructor of Firearm Proficiency & Safety Training LLC. He is also an avid shooter, outdoorsman, and enjoys teaching Firearm Safety. Dan is well known for sharing his extensive knowledge with others and you will often hear him say "my goal is to develop proficient & safe firearm owners through professional training.”
Growing up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York Dan learned to fish, hunt and safely handle firearms. After graduating high school he joined the US Coast Guard and signed up to attend Helicopter Rescue Swimmer school. After months of grueling physical and mental training Dan graduated and became the 110th US Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer.
Dan retired from the Coast Guard in 2009 after 23 years of dedicated service. His retirement gave him ample time to pursue his passion in shooting sports and firearm safety. Since retirement Dan has attended numerous schools and achieved multiple instructor certifications from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). Dan’s Certifications:NRA InstructorNRA Range Safety OfficerNRA Chief Range Safety Officer InstructorNRA Rifle CoachUSCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Instructor for WI, MN, and FLUSCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 Instructor
USCCA AR-15 Fundamentals
Youth Firearm SafetyUSCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Instructor
USCCA Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals Instructor
SIRT Pistol Instructor
Emergency First Aid InstructorBasic handgun safety, familiarization and marksmanship.