Our Instructors

The professional instructors at DGM can provide personalized training sessions that fits your needs and schedule. The instructors tailor the training to the area that you need or desire help in and guide you to improve your shooting skill set. We can train whether you are an absolute novice who has never handled or shot a firearm to advanced shooters who wish to improve certain skills or coach specific areas of the shooting disciplines. We have both men and women instructors and we can schedule training to meet your needs.

We offer multi session discounts - the more sessions you buy, the more you save!

Buy 3 save $10 each!

Buy 5 save $15 each

Buy 10 save $25 each

Buy 12 save $30 each

To schedule: Purchase training session(s) online; you will receive a link via email that will allow you to schedule your chosen instructor when it fits your schedule (limited to schedule availability).

Kyle Dau
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer - 137963346
  • NRA Certified Training Counselor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Instructor
  • California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services Certified Instructor - TIF1709
  • San Diego County Approved CCW Instructor
  • Use of Force Instructor
  • California P.O.S.T. Firearms Instructor - B56K25
  • GLOCK Certified Pistol Instructor
  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor - 1252013
  • D.R.A.W. School Certified Instructor - 5-10104

Kyle has a wealth of knowledge on firearms instruction and marksmanship training, both from civilian and law enforcement perspectives and we are pleased to contract with him. His commitment to firearms training and education keeps him at the forefront of new techniques and methods of training. Kyle instructs primarily at the San Diego (Morena Blvd) DGM Complex.

Kyle schedules training Sunday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM most days. Wednesday & Saturday not available.


Brian Waymire
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer - 231605508
  • NRA Certified Multi-Discipline Instructor
  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor - 2035950
  • San Diego County Approved CCW Instructor

Brian specializes in handgun and shotgun training both in group classes and personalized instruction.

Brian instructs primarily at the Santee (Magnolia Ave) DGM Range.

USN Retired.


Mark Hamersly
  • NRA Law Enforcement Instructor.
  • First Ever San Diego County Approved CCW Instructor
  • Private Postsecondary and Vocational Ed Criminal Justice Teaching Credential #128513
  • Certified Glock™ Instructor & Armorer
  • Member, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
  • Former teacher at Grossmont College both in the Administration of Justice and Political Science departments

Mark is a Retired Federal Officer who brings a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with over 39 years of both Military, Law Enforcement and civilian firearms instruction to this position. His overriding concerns for firearms safety and teaching excellence makes him uniquely capable to teach effectively to all ages and backgrounds.

Mark offers personal instruction at the Santee (Magnolia Ave) Range. 

He is available on Mondays from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.


Patrick Lovette
  • NRA Certified Multi-Discipline Instructor - 16897480
  • California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services Certified Instructor - TIF2122
  • San Diego and Orange County Approved CCW Instructor

Patrick assists with class instruction primarily at the San Diego (Morena Blvd) DGM Complex.

Patrick is currently not scheduling personal training.

USN Retired.


Alisha Curtin
  • NRA Range Safety Officer - 222288755
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor - 1472581
  • IBDD Instructor with the Complete Combatant
  • A Girl and A Gun San Diego Chapter Leadership Team
  • Competitive Pistol Shooter
  • AHA CPR/BLS Instructor

Alisha specializes in training both new and experienced shooters alike. Men, women and youth can feel confident learning in safe and proficient firearms handling. She is a law enforcement wife and has a passion for 2nd Amendment rights.

Group and individual instruction available.

Alisha is available Fridays 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and other days/times by appointment. To schedule training with Alisha please send an email to: alishac@discountgunmart.com


For information about available classes please call (619) 324-7520

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