Dave Larsen Weapon And Tool Safety

Dave Larsen Weapon And Tool Safety

4.7 (3)
2 employees
3 years in business

About this pro

I have been shooting for 40 years and I am 43. 

I am an experienced firearms saftey and shooting instructor for the US army, boy scounts (back in the day), black powder randevoux and private students. 

My Grandfather was the legenday gunsmith Davy Crockett of Davy Crockett Gun Shop in Pocatello ID. I grew up in his shop.

My saftey record is imucalate, I can show you how to be safe, and not look like a newb at the range or gun shop if you go on your own. Just sain'.  You can go to the range, and ask the range operator for 'dot tourcher' targets and know what that means and how to use them.  There is a lot more too.  I don't know how many students all together, but it's between hundreds and thousands. 

Although familiar with procedure and law, I am not a state certified trainer.  I am persuing state qualifications at this time. 

I have enjoyed every class I have ever given, and are thankful for having the oportunity to do so.  No kidding. 

All of my students shoot and operate better with minor instruction.  I explain, see you do it, give minor corrections, see you do it agin.  Until you have the stadard.  

If you just can't get it, or have bad habbits I have drills to correct those.  If you pratice breathing, sight picture and trigger squeeze you will reliabliy put rounds down range on target with minimal pratice; but correct pratice. 

I am light hearted, I love meeting new people, helping people and answering questions.  

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Westchester, CA 90045
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3 Reviews


  • John Agsalud

    Very knowledgeable and experienced. Makes sure you understand before going forward and doesn't make you afraid to ask dumb questions. Super nice guy.

  • Nojan Mahjour

    Amazing instructors. Super nice guy, very knowledgeable, had a great experience learning how to operate a firearm, I’ll definitely book Dave again soon!

  • Erik Mickelson

    Very knowledgeable and a patient teacher


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first lesson is basic firearms saftey, and marksmanship fundamentals.  

I need to see you go through that process, using my training weapons.  

After that, you can rent your own, or bring your own.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a near lifetime of experience on the topic, giving me a 'Tiger Woods' like apptitude for it.  I grew up making lead ball for my grampas shop, and shooting black powder.  I learned to shoot, just after learning to walk. 

My skills shined in the US Army as a Marksman, and was identified as the guy that could train the people that can't shoot; how to qualify.  I trained a large number of soliders that were administrative, or supply clerks and never expected to see combat to qualify.  I am not sure how many, ~100

I give this same set of instruction I developed in the Army to my friends.  On top of that I run this training class by by very large family of gun saftey experts. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$250 for the first lesson.  My weapons.  Ammo and range fee included.  

After that we can work out a schedule.  

I need to see you do these things, zero your weapon and group appropriately. 

How did you get started teaching?

I am not sure, I have been teaching others how to shoot as long as I can remember. 

What types of students have you worked with?

From never touched a gun before to experienced operators.  Military and Civilian. Regular citizens that just want to protect themselves.  

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Go to your local gun shops and stores, ask basic questions.  Don't assume anything, and see if they knoiw anyone that is giving training, or who do they go to for training. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do you want to own the resoonsability of keeping and bearing arms or not.  Not everyone does.  

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