Dave Alves

Dave Alves


Dave Alves – Manager/ Instructor Firearms

Dave is one of our most active instructors. After retiring from the Marine Corps with multiple expert rifle and pistol marksmanship awards, Dave decided to get involved in the shooting sports and became a firearms instructor with DFT.  Bringing his expertise and organizational skills with him, Dave was quickly promoted to manager and currently he enjoys teaching students the finer points of rifle and pistol shooting utilizing his current and prior marksmanship experiences.


NRA Instructor/RSO Credentials

-NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor

-NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

-NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

-NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor

-NRA Basic Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

-NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor

-Range Safety Officer

-Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Instructor


Other Non-LE Firearms-Related Credentials

– Utah State Certified Firearms Instructor

– Graduate Range Master Instructor Development Course


Other Credentials:

– BLS (CPR/AED) for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association

NYS Armed Guard