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       Firearm Training, Classes, & Accessories

          Basic Handgun, Concealed Carry & Home Defense         

(Including Women Only Classes)

USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor and NRA Certified Range Safety Officer 

Paula Ardans

Marshall, Arkansas

call or text to 870-504-1498

Thank you Paula!

Jamie Mendoza

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.

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!

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 a USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor

Purchase One on one firing range instruction

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 and Susan Hutchcraft 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.

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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