Dan McDonald


Dan McDonald began shooting competitively at age 12, starting with a small-bore 3 position rifle. After a first season of modest successes, he was introduced into the world of high power rifles, and eventually went to the national matches at Camp Perry with the Illinois State Jr. High Power Rifle Team. From 2004 to 2007 he competed, again with modest successes.

After Dan graduated from high school, and decided college was a waste of time and money, he enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantryman. He was stationed in Alaska to serve with the 1-25th Stryker Brigade. Being identified as a better than average marksman, he was pushed through the Army's Designated Marksman Program, and when deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, carried the M-14.

When his contract with the Army had run its course, Dan explored Alaska for a few years, finally deciding to pursue his dream of working with guns for a living. He moved to Colorado and completed an Associates Degree in Occupational Skills of Gunsmithing from the highly reputable Colorado School of Trades.

Dan lives with is fiancé Jess in Mesa with his two dogs. He has been part of Accuracy Speaks since 2017.