Senior & ILEA Instructor
Introducing Eric McElhaney
Eric has been a police officer since 1993 and a firearms instructor since 1998. He has over 10,000 hours of instructing of police and civilians. He has taught a variety of things including: pistol, shotgun, carbine, physical tactics, ground fighting, and defensive knife training, as well as being a S.T.O.P.S instructor. He is a primary and psychomotor skill instructor for ILEA.
He has taken additional classes from Pat Rogers, Louise Awerbuck, Dave Spaulding, Tom Givens, Startegos, and Gunsite. He also has his Force Science Certification.
He has been on the SWAT Team for his department since 2001. Eric was also a K9 officer for 8 years and was a Detective for 4 years.
Eric is also an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech’s Criminology Department. He has his Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from ISU.
All Parabellum Instructors
William "Joe" Sellmer
Owner, Parabellum Firearms
Chief Firearms/Academy Instructor
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.
Trevor J Maloney
Manager, Parabellum Firearms
Trevor served 5 years active duty Air Force as a Security Forces Member doing Nuclear Weapons Security.
He is certified on all weapons systems and specialized in Crew Served Weapons including the MK19 grenade launcher. He also specialized in fire team and squad tactics.
Eric has been a police officer since 1993 and a firearms instructor since 1998.
He has over 10,000 hours of instructing of police and civilians. He has taught a variety of things including: pistol, shotgun, carbine, physical tactics, ground fighting, and defensive knife training, as well as being a S.T.O.P.S instructor.
Martial Arts Instructor
Kevin served 25 years in the US Army, serving in the Active Duty and Reserve as a Military Policemen and a Cavalry Scout.
While as a Cavalry Scout, Kevin served as a Drill Sergeant and a First Sergeant, running numerous light and heavy weapon ranges during his career. He has been active in the shooting sports since 2014.
Adam has served 21 years in the Army Reserves. For six (6) of those years, he served in a training battalion, training reserve units on squad tactics, perimeter security, convoy operations and Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
He has also served as a rifle and pistol instructor for his unit for over 10 years.
Bruce A Mayo
Illinois/Utah CFP Instructor
Bruce is certified as an NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer, as well as being a Utah and Illinois Concealed Carry instructor.
He is also a USCCA Certified Instructor in Concealed Carry, Stop the Bleed, Countering the Mass Shooter, and Emergency First Aid. He has trained at Frontsight in Parumph, NV.
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