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Bristlecone Instructors

Bryan Clark
Firearms Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Owner of Bristlecone
Bryan originally got in to firearms for personal defense reasons in 2005. His research and education for personal/home defense reasons turned in to a recreational love of the sport. He has been competing for 5 years in IDPA and USPSA Matches, and runs Bristlecone’s weekly Bowling Pin Matches. He became a certified Range Safety Officer in 2014 and a certified Reality Based Training Instructor in 2016. Bryan is also an NRA certified pistol instructor and the Range Director for Bristlecone's USPSA matches. Bryan teaches our Intro to Competitive Shooting Class and Shoot House Classes.
Bill Williams
Firearms Instructor, Range Master
Bill started his career in law enforcement in 1979 as a Jefferson County Sheriff and became P.O.S.T. certified in 1980. He has garnered numerous law enforcement and civilian instructor certifications throughout his career and is also a gunsmith. Bill retired from law enforcement in 1996 and now manages the Bristlecone live fire range environment and instructs. Bill teaches our Intro to AR Platform Class.
Trevor Robinson
Firearms Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Retail Sales Lead
Trevor began target shooting and hunting at young age and has been shooting consistently for the last 15 years. He has a passion for the technical aspect of firearms, and the “why things work the way they do”. Trevor has carried a defensive handgun for the last 4 years and has done private and classroom instruction for the past 2 years. He was certified as a Defensive Handgun Coach and NRA Range Safety Officer in 2015, and is working towards advancing his Instructor certifications, as well as his personal skill set through constant, consistent and realistic training. Trevor teaches our CCW, Intro to Pistol, Fundamentals of Home Defense Handgun and Family Firearms Safety Classes, and is available for private instruction upon request.
Cindy DeSplinter
Firearms Instructor, Retail Sales
Cindy was born and raised in a small town in NE Texas. In her pre-teen years, she shot competition skeet with her father and went hunting for hog, deer, dove and quail. In 2012, Cindy started shooting USPSA as well as 3Gun in late 2014. Cindy has a passion for introducing people to firearms and to competitive shooting. She volunteers all over the USA at events as well as coaches for organizations that support new shooters with the same passion. When Cindy isn’t shooting, you will probably find her in the mountains hiking, snowboarding, traveling or just hanging out with friends. Cindy is an NRA and Bristlecone Certified Instructor. She teaches our Intro to Pistol and CCW classes, and is available for private instruction upon request.
Travis Gilliland
Firearms Instructor, Range Safety Officer
Travis Gilliland learned to shoot at a young age while hunting with his father. He competed in minor competitions over the years and served in the Marines for 4 years, where he was a four-time rifle expert shooter and yearly rifle qualifier. While serving, Travis trained Marines on service rifle manipulation, handling and use of rifles in vehicles and close quarters scenarios and specialized in breaching, room clearing, demolitions and rocket usage. He was deployed to Afghanistan where he served as a vehicle commander and rifleman on foot patrols. Travis graduated from the Colorado School of Trades with a degree in Gunsmithing. He enjoys teaching youth and new shooters how to safely handle and operate firearms. Travis is an NRA Certified Pistol and Bristlecone Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer. He teaches our Tactical Rifle Training Courses, and is available for private instruction upon request.
Sarah Sandoval
Firearms Instructor, Range Safety Officer
Sarah's interest in firearms started in Middle School where she played a lot of airsoft and paintball with the boys. She became interested in personal protection and started shooting more seriously 5 years ago. Sarah is passionate about the 2nd Amendment and especially enjoys teaching those that are new to shooting how to adequately protect themselves. Sarah's main proficiency is with pistols, but she is currently working with her mentor and Stepdad, Dudley Brown, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and President of the National Association for Gun Rights on long range rifle shooting. Sarah is one of Bristlecone's Full Time Range Safety Officers trained in Emergency Response. She is an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer and Bristlecone Certified Instructor. Sarah teaches Bristlecone's Intro to Pistol classes and is available for private instruction upon request.
Steve MacGregor
Firearms Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Retail Sales Lead
Steve was born and raised in Colorado. He was introduced to firearms at a young age when his older brother and father took him hunting with them. Steve has been shooting for 30 years, he has been carrying a defensive handgun for 5 years. Steve started working at Bristlecone in December of 2015 in the retail department and became a retail Sales Lead in April of 2017. In 2016 he received Bristlecone Instructor Certification and Range Safety Officer Certification. In 2017 he received the Defensive Firearms Coaching Certification, NRA Basic Pistol Certification and NRA Instructor Certification. He teaches our Intro to Pistol Class, Fundamentals of Conceal Carry Class, Practical Conceal Carry Class, Fundamentals of Home Defense Handgun Class and is available for private instruction upon request. Steve possesses cutting edge empirical training curriculum, which he takes pride in teaching to his students.

Most of Bristlecone’s Range Safety Officers are certified to give private instruction upon request.