I have been handling and operating firearms safely since I was a boy. My classes reflect a lifelong dedication to safe gun practices. I’ve been training people from basic to advanced gun handling and marksmanship since 2008. We all have our special skills, and mine are communicating and teaching people from different backgrounds and experience levels. I enjoy working one on one, and derive a great deal of satisfaction from this. Firearms training is a very serious endeavor, but I make it an enjoyable and engaging experience that will benefit a person for a lifetime.
NRA Training Counselor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun Instructor
NRA Advanced Pistol Instructor
Utah Firearms Instructor
Defensive Firearms Instructor
Firearms Safety Instructor
Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces
Denis, Thank you for standing out in 26 degree weather and showing us how to sight in our new rifles. Your expertise, wealth of knowledge, and professionalism made it worth every bone chilling minute! I came away with a true understanding of safety and the enjoyment of properly working through the learning process. I can’t wait to work with you again.
I took the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Course with Denis and it was excellent!
I would highly recommend Denis & Get Gun Smart to ANYONE who wants to take any NRA courses!
I found our last NRA BIT training meeting to be absolutely topnotch, very professionally done, and one of the best training sessions I have been to in quite some time. In many ways better, if not on par, with the Homeland Security Management Institute seminars that I attend and also on par with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Continuing Legal Education seminars.
GK from Webster, NY
Recently completed two NRA Instructor Certification course with Get Gun Smart. Denis provided a great environment for learning and was astute in identifying class member strengths and utilizing them to make the class even better. His low-key, but highly competent approach to instruction using the NRA model was effective and built a level of confidence in all of the class participants. Thank you for a great experience.