Sara J. Rilveria

Firearms Instructor

Sara Rilveria is an instructor for Paladin Firearms Training, LLC.  She is a certified National Rifle Association Firearms Pistol Instructor and NRA member.  She has been a Virginia Concealed Carry Handgun Permit holder for many years and possesses an Utah non-resident Concealed Firearm Permit.  She is an avid recreational shooter and firearms enthusiast.  Sara brings an unique perspective to Paladin Firearms Training, LLC as both a civilian and a woman who legally carries concealed on a regular basis.  Her firearms experiences as a civilian and a female provides a valuable perspective when training civilians and women.


Certifications, Training, and Experience.

  • National Rifle Association Pistol Instructor
  • National Rifle Association Life Member
  • Virginia Concealed Carry Handgun Permit
  • Utah non-resident Concealed Firearms Permit
  • Lafayette Gun Club member
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Paris Rilveria

Owner and Chief Instructor

Paris Rilveria is the owner and chief instructor of Paladin Firearms Training LLC. He has 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 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 tours in Africa and Haiti. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for his two combat tours and many other awards while serving in the military. 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
Paladin Firearms Training, LLC is a full time dedicated company staffed by National Rifle Association certified firearms instructors. Our instructors draw upon their varied experiences in the military, private security industry and the public safety sector as law enforcement and emergency medical services.  The classroom is spacious, comfortable and fosters a safe learning environment. Special events and group training classes can be accommodated at a location selected by the customer.