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Gladiator Firearms Training is a leading firearms training center which offers firearms training certification and course programs based and live firearms training at shooting ranges located in Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. Other ranges in Northern Colorado are being evaluated as hosting venues for our exclusive firearms training programs. We have more than 25 years’ experience in the industry.

Our owner, Eric Dent, is a Marine Corps veteran. He is a member of the NRA and an NRA certified instructor for 7 firearms disciplines, a marksmanship instructor in pistol, rifle and shotgun, and an NRA advanced pistol instructor for the defensive pistol discipline.

Eric is certified to teach concealed carry and firearms safety which is required in order to obtain a Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) in most states including Wyoming.

Throughout the years, Eric has coached hundreds of shooters and has even mentored a shooter who competed in the Junior Olympics.

Eric has been recognized for training the most NRA awarded “Distinguished Pistol Experts” in the U.S. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds over 500 hours a year as a volunteer, to teach kids and young adults the fun and joy of the shooting sport.

Awarded as a “Distinguished Pistol Expert” by the National Rifle Association (NRA) February 2012
Received the “ISAAC Club” Award from the National Rifle Association (NRA) May 2013



If you are in Wyoming, you can’t go wrong with Gladiator Firearms training group. They are the best in the state. They may just be the best west of the Mississippi. Eric Dent is one of the finest instructors I know
Ken Stephenson
If you want to learn to shoot, or your children Mr. Eric Dent, would be the man to learn from.
Cathy Ewing
Eric Dent is an amazing instructor. I received my NRA Distinguished Expert rating in both pistol and rifle. I am 5’1″ and 115 lbs., and some male instructors don’t take into consideration that in training a woman, sometimes standard instruction needs to be modified because of hand size, frame size, upper body strength, etc. He does and I appreciate that! If you are interested in shooting, please take a look at the classes he offers!
Christina Russell
I have a great coach in Eric (Dent) and he still helps me correct bad technique.
Russell West
That is exactly how Tyler Taylor and Dakota Taylor are rockin through levels in shooting sports. They have awesome instructors that make learning fun and worth every minute with you all!
Deb Taylor
If you want so great training contact this company…
Rusty Eason
Thank you for an excellent class!
Tom O’Briant
This is a great class (Pistol) I recommend this class to anyone who wants to shoot better.
Robert “Rob” Johnson
I attended the Gladiator Firearms training for concealed carry as well as their Pistol Marksmanship class. I could not be more pleased with Mr. Dent, his teaching style as well as his professionalism. I have shot for years but still found a ton of value in his instruction. I urge everyone (ladies too) who can take advantage of his instruction to do so…learn the rules of concealed carry…take the class…he will make you better, no matter what your skill level is.
Robert Brokaw
I’ve been shooting for a while, but decided to take the Basic Handgun Course. It definitely helps you focus and refresh the basic skills needed to shoot effectively. Great course. I would recommend it to anyone trying to tighten up their groupings and correct any issues with accuracy. Eric and his team are great instructors.
Doug Rupp

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