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Please, no questions about gun value or age. I have been an NRA certified pistol instructor for over 15 years. Was a pistol team captain in Pennsylvania for 5 years. Had a carry permit in PA, now have one in NC. I am a NC certified CCW (concealed carry of weapons) instructor. Also hunt using handgun, rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, muzzleloader. I can answer questions on safety and shooting skills, recommend types of equipment (but not specific model numbers or prices), and answer questions on shooting competitions and hunting. Sorry, please don't ask me about the price or value of guns or other equipment, manufacture date, how to repair, how to get parts, or to provide any info on antiques.

Experience in the area

NRA certified pistol, rifle, and shotgun instructor. North Carolina certified instructor for concealed carry permit. Boy Scout shotgun merit badge counselor. Have Federal firearms license (FFL) and class 3 SOT. Member of 3 gun clubs. Licensed Radio Amateur (Technician), Licensed airplane and helicopter pilot.


Life member of: NRA (benefactor), NC rifle & pistol assoc., Grass Roots NC, US Parachute Assoc., Experimental Aircraft Association, and National Trapping Assoc. Member of: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assoc., San Lee Gun Club, Sir Walter Gun Club, Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club, Tripoli Rocketry Assoc., National Association of Rocketry, US Hang Gliding Assoc., A.F.& A.M., Shriners, York Rite, Scottish Rite, B.P.O.E., The Planetary Society, Apex Historical Society (board of dir.), The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Acadamy of Model Aeronautics.


Authored numerous technical articles on sensors, wrote chapters in four engineering reference books, authored the book Linear Position Sensors, Theory & Application


BSEE, MBA, NRA certified instructor

Awards and Honors

Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow, Vaaler award, EDN magazine, "Inerting for Safety", 1987, Listed in Who's Who in Engineering, in the South, in the World, "Total Quality Management" medal awarded by MTS Systems Corporation 1991, "Best Sequel" award for the video production: "For Engineers Only" at the MTS national sales meeting, Las Vegas, 1998 (written and directed by David S. Nyce), Voted "Most Effective Leader" at Center for Creative Leadership: Looking Glass, Greensboro, NC 1995, Silver Award for New Technology at SENSORS EXPO, in Chicago, 2001 for SEF Liquid Level sensor,MTS Circle of Innovators award, 2003, Elected Master of Masonic Lodge #584 , Apex, NC, 2005, "Gold Honour Award" for outstanding service in York Rite Masonry, by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, August 22. 2007, Board of Directors: Everight Sensors, and Apex Historical Society Maynard Pearson House

What do you like about this subject?

I am a competitive pistol shooter and hunt using bow and arrow, handgun, rifle, shotgun, and muzzleloaders. I hunt small and big game and waterfowl.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would like to help others learn about gun safety and to enjoy the shooting sports.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It is legal in many states for an individual to own a suppressed gun (a rifle or handgun with a "silencer"), if you can get approval from a law enforement officer with authority in your local area.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

There is nothing controversial about guns, everyone loves them! (Just kidding.)

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Recent Answers from Dave Nyce

2015-12-10 Gun maintenance:

The ammo is no problem, and lasts more than 20 years with little effect.    There are at least three ways to find firearms instruction:    1. The NRA has firearms instructors (I am an NRA certified instructor)

2015-11-30 which handgun?:

1. the main consideration on a handgun for a leftie would be to make sure that there is an ambidextrous safety, or a safety that can be operated by the thumb of your left hand.    2. all auto-loaders have

2013-04-09 Rifles with side-mounted magazines and modularity:

When a cartridge is stripped from the magazine by the forward action of the bolt, the bullet is guided into the chamber by its sliding along a sloped metal area called the feed ramp. In some actions, once

2012-10-26 Pistol Range Accuracy:

Your index finger should not wrap the trigger guard, as this may cause variability in gun motion.  Your trigger index finger should be along the side of the frame until it is placed within the trigger

2012-06-19 Non-Military Pistol in Use During Civil War:

The 1836 Colt Patterson revolver was popular (usually 5-shot, but the patent included 5 and 6 shot versions).  It was first in cal .28, and then a year later also available in cal .36.    The Colt Walker


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