About Us 

Bellator Firearms Training was started because there were no female instructors in the area. In 2012 I opened Bellator and was immediately taken back at how much a well-trained instructor was needed. We have grown since and added more instructors and partnered with local businesses in order to get the word out. 

Our Mission 

Bellator Firearms Training was formed to provide quality self-defense training in Firearms and hand to hand tactics to ensure safety, promote confidence, and provide strategic planning for Today’s ever-changing environment. We strive to empower women and all who think they can't protect themselves. 

The Meaning of Bellator 

Bellator is Latin (Roman) for Warrior

 Warriors are the masters of armed combat and defense, taking the point in battles and going head-to-head with the most dangerous in a situation.

Our Team

We love Teaching

Teaching is what we do each and everyday

Jackie Paris 

Owner/ Master Instructor

I am a former Army Veteran, 

3-time Gunsite Alumni In pistol, rifle, shotgun, and Foreign weapons, 

The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor,

NRA certified Personal protection inside and 

personal protection outside of the home, 

Basic pistol, rifle and shotgun Instructor, precision rifle instructor, 

Nevada and California state-certified CCW instructor, 

Chief Range Safety Officer, 

Taser instructor, 

Sig and Glock Armorer,

General firearms Armorer, 

foreign weapons expert, 

Trained with the Navy Seals in boarding, breaching, and ship clearing, 

ASIST certified,

 Non-lethal self-defense instructor, 

alternative weapons instructor, 

and this list goes on. I have trained with many big names in the industry and I will always continue my training. I strive to bring you the best training possible. I was the first female instructor in Douglas County and am the only one that is a veteran.

Dean Paris 

Assistant Instructor

I am a retired Marine Purple Heart Recipient,

Prior infantry, and military police. 

 Served in three combat tours. 

NRA Law Enforcement firearms instructor in pistol, rifle, and shotgun. 

I have trained over 400 Marine military police officers and Marine civilian police officers in basic pistol, shotgun and rifle courses of fire. 

Also, I am an RSO, 

certified Taser instructor, 

EVOC instructor, 

High-risk personnel certified, 

Anti-terrorism basic officer training course, 

Anti-terrorism advanced officer training course, 

Executive police officer supervisor course, 

Active Threat supervisor response training, 

 OC instructor, 

Asp & baton instructor, 

defensive tactics instructor 

and a brown belt in Marine Corps martial arts.

Jay Bobbitt

Assistant Instructor, RSO

Bio coming soon 

Adrienne Testa  

Assistant Instructor, RSO

Bio coming soon 

Gerry Wright  

Assistant Instructor, RSO 

U.S. Air Force Law Enforcement Veteran/Bomb Dog Handler, 

former sheriffs deputy with Power County Sheriffs Dept, American Falls, Id. 7 Years as weapons safety officer/Armorer in the entertainment industry working with independent filmmakers, training actors on weapons safety and choreographing stunts.

Nikki Peterson 

Assistant Instructor, RSO

Bio coming soon