About EDF, Inc.
Dan Farmer is a service connected disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is currently retired from the corporate sector where he specialized in executive level Marketing and Sales for a variety of industries to include: pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals and third party administration (TPA) of large group self-funded health plans. Dan has over 20 years of firearms experience with pistol, rifle, shotgun, carbine, muzzleloader rifles and ammunition reloading.
Dan uses his experience and training to help individuals understand what it takes to become a safe and efficient marksman. He believes students learn best following a philosophy of “hear-see-do.” This building block approach to training allows students to hear what they are going to do, see what they are going to do, then do what was explained and demonstrated. While skill development (the “how’s”) is only one of the overall goals of firearms training, an individual who understands how to self-diagnose marksmanship and tactical errors (the “why’s”) is someone who has begun the journey towards developing a true understanding of all fundamentals. Understanding (the “why’s”) allows shooters to self-correct mistakes leading to a rapid improvement of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Dan’s goal is to provide a SAFE, comfortable, and challenging training environment that allows his students the opportunity to develop their skills while developing an understanding of what it takes to become a successful and responsible firearms marksman.
CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, Long Range Precision, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Instructor Training Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Seminars / Lectures
Dan’s qualifications include:
USMC Pistol and Rifle Expert with extensive training (Company High Shooter, 1st Battalion, Delta Company)
RFH Tactical Firearm & Mobility Instructor - Specializing in advanced training for Tier 1 Military Special Operations Units and high level US Government Agencies
NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor (satisfies requirement for Virginia CCW permit)
NRA Certified Basic Rifle Instructor
NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor
NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor
NRA Certified Defensive Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Club Leadership and Development Training
GLOCK Certified Advanced Armorer
GLOCK Certified Firearm Instructor Workshop
Graduate of Extreme Seal Experience SEAL Advanced Operator Training
Virginia DCJS Certified Armed Security (Expert Qualification Pistol & Shotgun)
Experienced competitive shooter: IDPA (Production), USPSA (Production and Limited Class), 3GN, and long range rifle
Various other high level firearm instruction