Meet our Guest instructors
They’ve come from around the country to share their knowledge and experience with you during special training sessions at our Grand Opening event. This is something you won’t want to miss.
Black Fire Forge
Garrett is an 18-year combat veteran of both the US Marine Corps and US Army where he spent most of his time in the sniper community. He is a former police officer, firearms instructor, and is currently a high level professional competitive shooter. He has spent much of his civilian career in the firearms industry working for multiple well-known manufacturers in product development, marketing, sales, engineering, and as member of the pro-staff. He currently owns a rifle company called Black Fire Forge and continues to travel all over competing in 3-Gun and long-range competitions across the nation.
* Here on the 18th only!
Ken Ortega & Maggie Mordaunt
Homeland Personal Protection LLC
HPP Training is a Las Vegas Based Defensive Firearms Training Company that has educated more than 10,000 clients for over a decade. Specializing in CCW Preparedness in Public Spaces, Defense in the Home, around Vehicles and Workplace. They are Committed to help develop the most efficient response to a Worst-Case Life-Threatening Encounter. “This is our Homeland!
special guest – st. nick!
special guest – st. nick!
John Nicholas Cassel is the author of John Fifteen Thirteen, which recounts some of the journeys and challenges that John has faced throughout his life.
Blue Life Support Seminar | September 22 – 23
Guns of Glory Range & pro shop
The fun isn’t over after the Grand Opening!
9/23 – NRA Range Safety Officer
10/16 – NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course
10/28 – NRA Range Safety Officer
10/28 – NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
Meet the Guns of Glory Team
Daniel Dawson is the owner of Guns of Glory. He joined the United States Army Infantry active duty at the age of 21. He served proudly and re-upped in Mosul on his first tour. Unfortunately, on his second tour in Baghdad, Daniel fell in a hole blowing out his cartilage between his vertebrae and incurred 24 stress fractures in his L4 and L3. They gave him the option of a desk job or an honorable medical discharge. Daniel decided it was best for him and his son on the way to take the discharge and college money, to pursue an education. He was awarded the following for his service: Army Commendation Medal, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Combat Infantry Badge.
Daniel went to college and earned his degree in Business as a Human Resources Specialist. He and his wife prayed where God wanted them to be, and God answered Oklahoma. Daniel’s love for firearms encouraged him to pursue a career in them. His mother supported him and helped him acquire a business loan and build his own range. Sadly, his mother succumbed to complications of Covid-19 in March 2020. He has vowed to honor her by making the best range experience to offer to the public. To ensure that he offers the best experience out there, he has hired the best experienced people he could find, David Romine(Executive Director) and Kara Gage(Executive Marketing & Creative Director/ Lead Instructor). Daniel has hired these professionals to create the best atmosphere and range experience money can buy, but at the end of the day he knows that all GLORY goes to God, hence the name Guns of Glory.
David was an active USAF Security Police officer from 1991-1994 and retired from the OK Army National Guard in 2012. He is the recipient of multiple Operation Enduring Freedom awards, including two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Accommodation Medals, and a Meritorious Service Medal among others. He was also a Federal Police Officer in the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has a great deal of experience in running successful businesses and is a firearms industry expert.
Executive Marketing & Creative Director
While I have only been teaching for a little over nine years I have found my niche. To me, LIFE is about SMILING! I was given the nickname “Smiley” in High School & the ability to do so through the ups and downs of life have been a gift! As a NRA Training Counselor, Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer who is certified in Basic Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection In The Home, Personal Protection Outside The Home, Refuse to Be a Victim and Chief Range Safety Officer my passion is to spread those SMILES onto the range! I’m also a Certified by the State of Oklahoma to teach SDA/Open & Concealed Carry as well as a certified instructor at GUNS OF GLORY in Dewey, OK. Training anyone ages 12 and up the Importance of Safety, Skill, Knowledge and Attitude of Gun Ownership nationwide! So give me a shout and let’s “SMILE while we SHOOT!”
Kai earned his instructor certification with TDSA in 2012 after demonstrating his professionalism, dedication to excellence, and loyalty. He is a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and is currently ranked Expert in all divisions except revolver. Additionally, he is a 1st Place ESP Sharpshooter (Stars & Stripes 2016 IDPA Regional) and is earning a match bump to ESP Expert. Kai does continual training in several disciplines/arts including ancient and modern weapons/self-defense tools and Kyokushin-kai Karate (Black Belt) by way of the American Bushido-kai Karate Association (ABKA).
Additional training and awards:
- Tom Givens 3-Day Instructor Development and Certification Class
- Top Gun Award
- Protective Services
- Counter Assault Team
- Sonny Puzikas
- Edged Weapons
- Intro Systema
- NRA Carry Guard
- Highest Distinction Award
Retail Sales Manager
Ashley was born in Claremore, Ok and currently reside in Tulsa. When she’s not at the range, you can find her taking care of the 150+ houseplants she has at home. She’s very free spirited and finds herself exploring new hobbies and for that she’s creating the life she loves. She’s also a fan of yoga, photography, and painting.
Ashley worked at both Harley-Davidson dealerships in Tulsa for the past 7 years as a sales associate and merchandiser before being promoted to a sales manager. Prior to that, she was a Nike brand coordinator for two years. Now she’s changing the roles up a bit as the sales manager for Guns of Glory – she couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity! Ashley is looking forward to building relationships with future clientele and learning more about the firearms community!
“In a world of worriers, be a WARRIOR.”