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USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor & Training Counselor, NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, ASP CHCL Instructor reg. #21-1499

Paula Ardans

Marshall, Arkansas

call or text to 870-504-1498


       Safe   Trained    Armed    Ready   

       Private and Small Group Firearm Training

Classroom, Live Fire, and/or Simulator

    Basic Handgun, Concealed Carry, Home Defense &
Situational Awareness  Classes       

Thank you Paula!

Thank you for helping me!

You are an amazing instructor!

Thank you for being such a good instructor.

Hosting Your Own Private Group Instruction

Invite Your Friends to Learn with You!

These wonderful ladies gathered at the home of their hostess and did an amazing 2 hours of classroom time watching slides and videos of the safest and most accurate ways to handle their firearms. They were able to ask questions and learn from a USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor and NRA Pistol Instructor.

Arrange Private Group Class

Meanwhile Back at the Firing Range!

After class the group of ladies met at the firing range and took turns receiving hands on instruction with Paula. It was a great opportunity to become familiar with the handgun they chose in a safe and well structured environment.

Gifts and Guns!

Give yourself the gift of a safe and responsible handling of your new firearm! Joining your friends to learn together is both fun and rewarding. Call me and I will make this classroom experience happen for you! Gift Certificates are available. What a great gift for a new gun owner!

Introduction to Firearms (Women Only Class), Basic Handgun Course, Concealed Carry Course, Home Defense Course


Great Day at the Gun Cave

Be Safe and Legally Prepared When Handling a Firearm with training from an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor and ASP Basic and Enhanced CHCL Instructor reg. #21-1499

Purchase One on one firing range instruction

American Heart Association BLS, Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor #03221051443 USCCA Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, CPR, AED Certified, and Basic Trauma Response Instructor

About the Instructor

Paula began her firearms experience at 13 years old. She and her brother received their first Hunting License through the "Junior Hunter's Safety Course." Through the years she enjoyed shooting her shotguns, rifles, and handguns. Paula brings with her 35 years of educational experience as a school teacher and principal, including teaching adult ed. and 5 years as a university instructor.

In 2012 she decided to pursue more advanced training with firearms.  From 2012 to 2016 she received certificates in Women's Tactical Handgun, Advanced California CCW, Firearms Safety and Familiarity, Home Protection and Knife Fighting from the Weapons Training School in California.  She then trained with Jan Morgan at the Gun Cave in Hot Springs, Arkansas and received the honor of becoming a USCCA Certified Instructor.  After training with Insight Firearms Training in Arkansas she is also an NRA certified Range Safety Officer. Paula also successfully attended U.S. Combatives Close Quarter Counter Offensive Concepts and Firearm Training Camp at the Hard Target Training Facility in Lead Hill, Arkansas where she has been invited to instruct Tactical Handgun and Situational Awareness at the Hot Shotz Women's Shooting League Retreat. Paula also achieved the honor of becoming an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor at Get Trained Be Ready with Rob Jennings.

Paula is currently also an American Heart Association BLS and Heartsaver Instructor (CPR, AED & First Aid.) in addition to certification as a USCCA Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, CPR AED Instructor. She received Basic Trauma Response training with Phil Robinson and John Miller at GTBR.

She is an Arkansas State Police Basic and Enhanced Concealed Handgun Carry License Instructor, reg. #21-1499. Paula is a Certified Fingerprint Tech. She is also a USCCA Instructor Training Counselor providing training for those who wish to become instructors themselves.

Paula has helped several men and women, including beginners who have never handled a gun, achieve their qualifying target successfully to complete their concealed carry requirements and become safe, responsible gun owners. 

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