Introducing Joe Lawson
Joe is a firearm Instructor for Parabellum Firearms, Range and Training Facility located in Avon, IN. He has trained numerous people in firearm safety, basic handgun, concealed carry, advanced handgun, low light and private lessons. He has over 25 years of firearm handling, training and experience with handguns and long guns. Joe was chosen to work as a firearm instructor and trainer for members of the Indianapolis Colts security team.
He is an NRA certified firearms instructor and a NRA certified CRSO (Chief Range Safety Officer). Joe is also a USCCA Certified Firearm Instructor (Concealed Carry & Home Defense), as well as a USCCA Certified Training Counselor (Train the trainer).
Joe also has additional and advanced training and certifications under Mr. Matt Seibert of Insight Firearms Training, headquartered in Prescott, AZ. Mr. Seibert is considered one of the best firearm instructors in the country, having trained such elite cadre and members of Delta Force and Navy SEALs, as well as federal law enforcement agencies. Joe’s training and certifications under Mr. Seibert include (Deadly Accuracy & Speed Shoot/Don’t Shoot).
He is also a regular presenter at the 5.11 Tactical store in Indianapolis. He host free seminars at the 5.11 Tactical store on such topics as Home Security & Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Tactical firearm fundamentals and others.
Joe’s previous experience includes working for the Jail Division of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, where he attended the departments elite CERT School (Corrections Emergency Response Team) and was chosen as a member of the divisions Gang Intelligence Unit. In 1999, he decided to leave the Sheriff’s department and pursue opportunities for global travel and adventure, visiting numerous countries and all seven continents.
His passion is training others to better protect themselves and their loved ones.
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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