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“Linda was amazing! She made me feel welcome and was a great teacher.” SS/Pinetop

“Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and personable. The fact that they used all the learning styles in presenting the material made it an impossibility not to grasp the material.” KT/Show Low

“All parts were very beneficial. Prior to the training course I was afraid of guns.” DN/Sierra Vista

“You both were the greatest. Thanks for your patience; my life will be better and safer because of this course. I will keep practicing on a regular basis for much-needed accuracy.” SC/Lakeside

“Linda is extremely knowledgeable in her field and a great instructor.” VC/Pinedale

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and learned so much! I can’t wait to practice more. Linda made the class a true experience, not just a class.” KP/Lakeside

“Excellent class. I’m suggesting it to women I know, even if they don’t own a firearm.”

“Both of you were a joy to meet and look forward to advance classes.”

“I am impressed with Linda’s ability and confidence when it comes to firearms. Kudos to Linda for her desire to empower women by making us feel comfortable with our basic right to protect ourselves. Thanks Linda!” SM/Show Low



Linda Gilbertson has been involved with firearms for almost 40 years, as a State Trooper, a Federal Agent, Probation Officer and firearms instructor. A National Rifle Association certified Rifle, Pistol, and Personal Protection Instructor, since 2002 she has been teaching women how to defend themselves, by using handguns and rifles.

She competes in International Practical Shooting Association competitions locally, and founded the Ladies Shooting Organization, where women shoot together, supporting each other and sharing equipment and ideas.

Linda has been a Range Officer for 3 World Practical Shooting Championships, and 5 National Championships. An instructor for the NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape, she has trained women from all over the country in the safe and effective use of handguns.

As a former member of the Concho Elementary School Board she taught a Basic and Advanced Firearms Safety Course as an elective, for grades 6-8.

Linda Gilbertson, NRA Endowment Life member, has been awarded the 2015 Marion Hammer Women of Distinction Award by the National Rifle Association!

Linda also writes for Small Arms Review Magazine.


Seth has been teaching firearms since 1969. He was a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) with U.S. Customs for 27 years, and a firearms instructor for 25 of those years. For 9 years, he was the lead Firearms and Officer Safety instructor at the Academy in Marana, AZ.

He has taught at the U.S. Border Patrol Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in AZ, NM, and GA., and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Academy.. He has also taught the Israeli, Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and U.S. Military Customs Services, and for the Bureau of Land Management.

His resume of training classes attended runs to 4 pages. He developed training courses adopted by both Customs and FLETC. Over the years, he has trained over 5,000 men and women in the defensive use of handguns, shotguns, rifles, and fully automatic firearms.

He has been a range official at numerous National Championships, as well as three World Championships in practical shooting. He was a Rangemaster for the U.S. Practical Shooting Association for 23 years.

His collection includes over 100 trophies and medals for excellence in competition, and he is a Distinguished PPC Pistol Shot.

He has written for 30 years about guns and shooting for over a dozen magazines.

Seth also writes for Small Arms Review Magazine.

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“I truly enjoyed myself. Linda has an engaging personality
which made for a very productive day. I’m motivated.”
GP/Show Low

Linda M. Gilbertson, NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol and Personal Protection Instructor
Seth R. Nadel, NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol, Personal Protection & Ammo Reloading Instructor


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