"Best in the Tampa Bay Area"


GPTI strives every day to provide our students with the “Best” training experience. We feel strongly about taking the time to present the material is a safe, easy to learn and systematic format.  Our method enhances the learning experience. We want our students to get the most out of this experience and feel sense of accomplishment when they have completed the program.


Our years of training and educational experience has taught us that teaching a class is more than just standing up there and presenting information.  It has to be an interactive process.

The instructor must have a deep understanding of the topic, qualified experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Those combined qualities make a good instructor. Through engaging and hands-on classes, Guardian Protective Training Institute will take your firearm skills to the next level.

We feel confident you will find our class formats rewarding educational experiences.


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Candance P.

I attended a situational awareness training class with Dan. Very informative and interesting. Everyone needs the information provided in this class to protect yourselves in a unpredictable world.


Tony F.

First I signed up for a concealed weapon and basic gun class.  Dan was the instructor and he did such a great job I decided to sign up for one on one training. Today was my first session with him. I have to say his step by step approach is extremely effective and i found myself getting more and competent and confident in my ability to handle and use a fireman
He is very knowledgeable and experienced and his style of teaching is excellent !!! As a bonus he is very personable and relates well on a social level as well as professional level.
I would recommend him to anyone who wants to improve those skills with a forearm.

Kyle F.

Dan was a great instructor and the class is definitely the way to go for beginners and CWL.  Can't wait to do the advanced classes!


Paul A.

I recently attended a basic firearms safety class.  The class instructor was Dan who not only has outstanding credentials but KNOWS how to present his knowledge in a understandable, meaningful & logical way.  I was especially impressed by his emphasis on how to defuse a potentially volatile situation while still instructing us on proper self protection.


John S.

Dan is a great instructor very knowledgeable and concise. I would recommend him if you are considering getting a concealed carry permit. He also offers other training courses as well. 



Last night my husband and I took a course (beginner and concealed carry). Our instructor Dan was very knowledgeable and made it easy to understand the material he was teaching. We appreciated Dan so much as we were new to everything. I would highly recommend Dan's classes for all your gun and learning needs.


Laureen J.

Took a basic and concealed class with Dan. He was and excellent trainer and helped this novice with the fundamentals. I'd recommend them to anyone!



Awesome course!

Reid Y.

To be honest, I have never left a google review in my life. I’ve had great service and experiences but nothing that I’ve ever walked away from being astounded by. However, that changed today with Dan. My wife and I recently purchased new fire arms and were wanting to take a course to lead us toward getting our CCW. We took the a basic firearms and concealed course today and left feeling completely confident in our abilities to handle and shoot a fire arm.


I have past experience with guns, however my wife had never even held one. After several hours in training and then time at the gun range my wife never missed the target and was spot on each time. Dan was thorough, patient and incredibly knowledgeable. We felt safe and comfortable the entire time. His expertise and skills are unmatched. If you are a newbie and want help without feeling dumb, go to Dan. If you are experienced and want to go to a higher level of expertise, go to Dan. If you need a refresher, go to Dan. We cannot say enough positive things about our time with him today.

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