About Parabellum Indoor Gun Range
We have been asked how we came up with the name “Parabellum”. Several law enforcement officers, that are also good friends, chose the name for the range. Parabellum is actually Si vis pacem, para bellum, a Latin phrase meaning “If you wish for peace, prepare for war”
Our version of “Speak softly but carry a big stick”! Parabellum is also the world’s most popular and widely used military handgun cartridge. Keep saying “Parabellum” over and over again …. guarantee it will grow on you!
People have asked how we came up with the idea to open a range. The truth is, it was my wife’s idea. I have shot all my life, even having an FFL from 1981 thru 1996 during which time I was shooting competitively quite a lot. I had always said that I wanted to have a small gun shop once I retired. What changed all that is all the current interest in guns. With all of the people getting Concealed Carry Permits there are a huge number of people wanting and needing firearms training as well as armed self-defense training. We saw an opportunity to help these people become safe, responsible gun owners and maybe learn to love the sport that I love. If you go to any local law enforcement agency you will find that they have people asking where they can get firearms training almost every day. We hope to help provide that training. At the same time, I have shot outdoors in bad weather and shooting indoors is much more fun. By offering an indoor range and training classes under one roof we can hopefully appeal to more people and offer the training people want.
We also believe that people want other types of self-defense training, not just firearms training. To serve these people, we are offering several non-firearms self-defense training classes.
It is also not just adults that want and need self-defense and firearms training. To serve these people we are offering classes to educate children on the importance of gun safety and what to do if a child finds a gun. We offer a class for 5-10 year old children to teach self-defense and awareness. The message we teach is “You are important and NO ONE gets to hurt you.” We also have a girls only class for 10 – 14 year olds to teach them safety and awareness at school, at home, and on the Internet plus how to avoid and respond to bullying.
We haven’t forgotten the ladies. We offer “Ladies Only” firearms and self-defense classes and “Ladies Only” shooting time where instructors are available if the Ladies would like help.
“At Parabellum our mission is to promote safe and responsible gun ownership and to leave our students confident that they can defend themselves.”