Doug Hodson

  • General Manager
  • Certified Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Training Counselor
  • Private Firearms Instruction
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Guns are Doug Hodson’s passion. He enjoys learning all that he can about every different kind of firearm. He is excited about the prospect of teaching others about guns, how to handle them safely and especially…how to feel comfortable handling and shooting guns. He is a strong supporter of the NRA, CALGUNS and the Right of the People to keep and bear arms. He ardently believes that everyone should have the correct training on gun safety; the more people know about gun safety, the less potential for accidents involving firearms.

Doug has a Bachelors degree from Fresno State in Criminology with a Minor in Victimology. For the past nine years, he has been a school teacher in Hanford, CA. During his downtime, he enjoys target shooting, camping and spending time with his family.  Doug is also a certified NRA Pistol Instructor, DOJ certified firearms instructor, and a NRA training Counselor.

Doug is honored to be part of Kings Gun Center founding team. He really looks forward to helping you with your future firearm purchases and training needs.

Darin Denney

  • Certified Firearms Instructor
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Having been born and raised in Kings County, Darin has lived most of his life in the Hanford/Lemoore area.  Living out in the country during his formative years, Darin enjoyed the freedom to practice shooting right in his “backyard” where he learned to enjoy and respect firearms.  As an adult, it is now his pleasure to convey his enthusiasm and knowledge of shooting to those new to the sport, or those who have been a part of this lifestyle their whole life.  Darin is a firm believer in our Second Amendment rights, is an NRA instructor, and understands the importance of gun knowledge and especially gun safety.

Darin has his bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a multiple subject and single subject teaching credential, as well as a master’s degree in education.  He has been a teacher for over two decades and, during his free time, enjoys traveling with his family.  Darin  is excited to be a part of the Kings Gun Center staff and be a part of all that it has to offer the Central Valley.

Brad Beaumont

  • Certified Firearms Instructor
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Brad Beaumont is an NRA certified handgun instructor and has been a CCW holder for many years. He retired from the grocery industry in 2008 and worked as a security officer at Adventist Medical Center in Hanford from

2010 to 2015. He has been a volunteer at the Hanford Police Department since 1999, with the Citizens on Patrol program. He has lived in Hanford since 1960, and graduated from Hanford High School in 1974. He is married, has two daughters and five granddaughters, who all live in Hanford.

Mike Hall

  • Certified Firearms Instructor
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Mike retired from the naval service as the maintenance chief for CARRIER AIR WING NINE. During his naval career he also served as an instructor on the F/A-18. He subsequently qualified as a Master
Training Specialist. Currently, Mike teaches fifth grade, as well as firearms classes for Kings Gun Center. Mike is an NRA and DOJ Certified Instructor, and Range Safety Officer.

Bryan Savage

  • Certified Firearms Instructor
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Bryan was born in Ohio and moved to Arizona when he was 8 years old.  Bryan Served in the United States Navy, which led him to Kings County.  Bryan got out of the Navy, but chose to raise his family in Kings County.  He serves the community as a Youth Pastor and volunteers in many other functions.  Bryan’s love for guns started when he was five years old when he would help his Grandfather clean his guns.  Bryan has maintained a solid foundation of Safety and Firearm Knowledge through out his life.  He has over 15 years of teaching experience, and thoroughly enjoys the interaction of a classroom.

Marni Watkins

  • Certified Firearms Instructor
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Marni Watkins taught in the public school system for several years but then left to raise and home school her two daughters. Unable to completely stay away from teaching outside of the home, she volunteered to work with youth and young adults in the music and drama department at her church for the next 15 years. It was also during this time that she discovered a new found love of firearms.
Marni has a passion to educate and train others to safely and responsibly use their firearms and absolutely loves working with people. She is an advocate for the US Constitution and the 2nd Amendment. A certified NRA Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, Marni is completely honored and humbled to join the amazing staff that is Kings Gun Center.

Victor LaVarnway

  • Certified Firearms Instructor
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Sarah Hodson

  • Certified Firearms Instructor
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