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DUCTUS EXEMPLO - Leadership By Example

SCFT, a firearms training company located in San Clemente, is proudly veteran-owned and operated. Leading our team is Dan, a retired Marine Gunner, CWO3, and Infantry Weapons Officer, boasting over two decades of military infantry expertise and seven operational deployments spanning the globe, providing him with invaluable combat leadership experience. During his active duty service, Dan successfully completed numerous advanced infantry, tactical weapons, foreign weapons, and demolition courses. Additionally, he gained access to several specialized law enforcement training programs not accessible to the general public.

Moreover, Dan possesses over six years of formal military instruction and curriculum development experience. His proficiency extends to crafting intricate training exercises and ranges capable of simultaneously accommodating over 1,000 Marines and sailors, all within real-world environments. This allowed for seamless coordination of surface, indirect, and aviation fire, ensuring that Marines and sailors received the most demanding and realistic training available.


Since retiring, Dan now serves as an active law enforcement officer in a local Orange County agency and serves as a valuable member of the department firearms instructor cadre. This unique combination of military and law enforcement expertise makes him the ideal choice for those seeking top-tier firearms training.

Dan's unmatched experience, expertise, and knowledge in live-fire training have earned him trust and respect in the field. With over 30 years of safe firearms handling, shooting, and hunting experience, there is no better choice.

  • CA Department of Justice - Certified Instructor

  • FBI Firearms Instructor - CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)

  • Tactical Rifle Instructor - CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)

  • Tactical Pistol Instructor - CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)

  • Pistol Red Dot Instructor - CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)

  • Concealed Carry Tactics Instructor - CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)

  • NRA Law Enforcement Handgun and Shotgun Instructor

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

  • Utah Bureau of Identification - Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor

  • USMC Foreign Weapons Instructor

  • USMC Tactical Firearms Instructor

  • USMC Master Instructor

  • USMC Curriculum Developer

  • Glock Certified Armorer

  • CA Department of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education Instructor


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