Dave Dandino got his start in the outdoors as a young man, first participating in field archery competition at the age of ten. ”I credit my love of the outdoors to my grandfather, who never missed an opportunity to take me out for a day in the woods. My first airguns were the Crosman Model 766 .177 caliber pump gun and the Model 38C co2 pistol,” said Dandino. Dave believes greatly in using Crosman products to get young people involved in the shooting sports and the outdoors. For over 25 years he has served as a Hunter Education Instruction for New York’s Department of Conservation. In his courses he teaches proper gun handling in addition to bowhunter safety. He is also a certified high school coach. Dave continues to compete in archery tournaments and has won the New York State Championship and IBO World Championship. Dave and his lovely wife Brenda have been married over 32 years and they both enjoy spending time outdoors with their children and grandchildren.