Our Instructors

Our certified, experienced instructors are well-versed in training firearms students. We can train you 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.

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.


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
  • San Diego County Approved CCW Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety Officer - 222288755
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor - 1472581
  • Certified GLOCK Armorer
  • IBDD Instructor with the Complete Combatant
  • OC Spray Instructor
  • Competitive Pistol Shooter
  • AHA CPR/BLS Instructor

Alisha specializes in training both new and experienced shooters alike across all platforms- handgun, pistol and rifle. Men, women and youth can feel confident as they learn safe and effective firearms handling. She is a law enforcement wife and has a passion for 2nd Amendment rights.

Group and individual instruction available.

Alisha is available by appointment only, to schedule a training or test drive, please send an email to alishac@discountgunmart.com


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

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