Owner/ Chief Instructor/ Gunsmith

Dennis Winegar, SMS, CHST, CSHO

Dennis was raised in the Yuma Community of Scott County, VA.  He enlisted in the military in January of 1985 at the age of 17 and spent the next 24 1/2 years serving with the U.S. Army before retiring at Fort Hood, TX.   Dennis’s travels have taken him to 32 countries and 42 states.  He was present in Europe during the fall of the Berlin Wall and assisted with refugees from East Germany. He has multiple combat tours in the Middle East during Desert Storm, the Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was in the initial invasion of Iraq during Desert Storm.  He was assigned to the unit that captured Saddam Hussein.  He served as an Arctic Survival Instructor in Alaska, a Master Drivers Trainer at multiple duty stations, as well as a weapons expert throughout his career.  

Since his retirement in 2009, Dennis has worked as Range Control Specialist dealing specifically with Combat Pistol Ranges, Combat Rifle Ranges, and Multiuse Tank Ranges.  Dennis is a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, Stop The Bleed Instructor, Tennessee Handgun Instructor, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, Trenching & Excavation Instructor, and OSHA Outreach Instructor.

Dennis has the passion to facilitate training tailored to students’ needs enabling them to have The Critical Edge To Survive!