About Us


Paladin Firearms Training, LLC


Paladin Firearms Training, LLC's mission is to promote firearms safety through proper education and firearms training that is designed for every day practical use in the real world applications. Our instructors draw upon their varied experiences in the military, private security industry, civilian sector, and in law enforcement; and are certified through the Department of Criminal Justice Services of the commonwealth of Virginia and the National Rifle Association. We provide a variety of quality firearms training that include basic, intermediate, and advanced firearms training courses. We proudly service central Virginia, Hampton roads, and all surrounding areas. Our firearms training courses are broken down into two categories. Non-Live Fire courses are indoor classroom environments where students will handle fully functional firearms, but real ammunition is prohibited from training. Live-Fire courses are conducted at a shooting range where students will operate fully functional firearms and shoot real ammunition during training.


Chief Firearms Instructor Paris Rilveria


Paris Rilveria is the owner and chief instructor of Paladin Firearms Training LLC. He has over five years of experience as a law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has two years of experience as a field training officer. Paris also worked for five years in the armed and unarmed private security industry in Upstate New York State. He also brings 14 years of military service in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve. Paris has been deployed all over the world including two combat deployments in Africa and Haiti. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for his combat tour in Somalia and many other awards while serving in the United States Army. Paris currently holds professional certifications and memberships relating to firearms and training including:

  • National Rifle Association Life Member
  • National Rifle Association Pistol Instructor certified
  • Utah non-resident Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor certified
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services General Instructor certified
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services Firearms Instructor certified
  • Sabre Red Law Enforcement Aerosol Projectors Instructor certified
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services Special Conservator of the Peace (former)
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services Certified Police Academy Graduate
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services Field Training Officer
  • Tactical Casualty Combat Care certified


Our Motto

 "We prepare you for a lifestyle in firearm ownership." 


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