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Eli is Davenport Guns & Shooting Club’s youngest employee. Eli shoots for Lynwood University’s Shotguns sport team and has extensive High School competitive shooting experience.
Eli has been with Davenport Guns & Shooting Club since 2015. Eli’s Hobbies include Hunting, Fishing and Camping.
US Army Vet. Jason comes to Davenport Guns & Shooting Club with over 25 years of retail sales and marketing. He joined Davenport Guns & Shooting Club in 2015. Jason is a certified AR Armorer.
Jason is the Father of Freyja an Alaskan Klee Kai, who works part time on fridays.
With over 20 years in the industry including K&K and Armalite, Erik came to Davenport Guns & Shooting Club in 2015 He is the proud father of 4 girls (3 are teens). He enjoys Fishing, Hunting, Camping.
Erik is a certified AR Armorer and has been a fly-fishing instructor for over 14 years.
AKA Grumpy. US Army Retired. “S” comes to Davenport Guns & Shooting Club after a varied career including deployments to undisclosed areas with the US Army and later as a Contractor.
Marion is a retired RN and has been with Davenport Guns and Shooting Club for 3 years. She specializes in one on one training for first time shooters, teaching safety, proper stance, building confidence and helping other enjoy shooting sports.
Marion loves spending time on the range, gardening, and spending time with her dog Rocky.
Mark has been with Davenport Guns since 2016 and is a lifelong shooting sports enthusiast and hunter. Mark is accomplished blues musician and in his spare time, Mark tunes late model performance cars.
Rachel has been around guns her whole life and has great memories of family gun safety. Rachel has been involved in 4H, raising animals and church events. She enjoys reading, antiques and making Memes that hurt others feelings.
If you have seen Davenport Gun & Shooting Club’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest pages, you have seen Rachel’s contributions. Rachel came to Davenport Guns & Shooting Club in November 2016.
Greg Adamson is the Chief Instructor at Davenport Guns and Shooting Club. Prior to this he served for 31 years for the Bettendorf Iowa Police Department. He retired with the rank of Captain and was the Patrol Division Commander. He served in many other capacities during his tenure to include working as an undercover narcotics officer, patrol officer and supervisor, commander of the Investigation and administrative divisions, tactical team member and supervisor, department training officer and fire arms instructor.
6-year Marine Corp Vet. Chad has been involved in the Military and Law enforcement in his career and is an avid outdoors-man and hunter. 20 Years LAW Enforcement Certifications in Small Arms, Defensive Tactics, EVOC.
Highlights include: Firearms Instructor, Special Operations, SWAT, Bomb Squad, Small Unit Supervisor, and Housing Authority Unit.
Hugh served 29 years as an U. S. Army officer on both active and reserve duty retiring in 1999 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He initially was commissioned as an armor officer but later branch qualified as a Special Forces officer after completing Airborne and Special Forces training. During his 29 years of service he had more than 21 years as commander of an armor platoon, armor company, Special Forces detachment commander and Basic Training Battalion commander. He was also a U. S. Army Command and General Staff instructor.
Kevin is a U.S. Army Veteran, an NRA-certified pistol instructor, an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer, an Illinois State Police-certified firearms instructor and a Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation-certified firearms instructor. His ongoing training includes Combat Focus Shooting in Arizona and Illinois, and tactical training sessions with Pulse O2DA Defense Academy in Illinois.
Jake Pries has been part of the firearms training community since 2006 after completing and graduating as the Honor Graduate and Top Gun for the National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit’s Squad Designated Marksman Course. Jake has spent the last 19 years as a member of the Iowa Army National Guard. He has two overseas deployments to Afghanistan (2004–2005 / 2010–2011) with assignments and duties emphasizing small unit tactics, explosives and precision shooting.
Freyja the Alaskan Klee Kai, she patrols Davenport Guns on Friday’s with her BFF Gobi.Freyja enjoys protecting her parents home from the squirrel menace, eating venison sausages
( now she is trying to convince her uncle Erik to take her deer hunting so she can make her own )
forced cuddles with her Feline brothers and Sunday’s at the Dog Park
Gobi the Teddy Bear, our loss prevention specialist. Stealthy as a ninja, she uses her skills to sneak up on unsuspecting customers where she interrupts their dastardly deeds for belly scratches. Her weapon of choice is of course the SilencerCo Maxim 9…it’s almost as quiet as she is.
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Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day.