We have been working for the last 18 months to secure a building and open an indoor gun range (Parabellum) and firearms training center in Avon, Indiana. I never realized how much time it would take to actually obtain the building and the hurdles that you have along the way! After months of trying to select a building, working with the Small Business Administration, dealing with different town ordinances, applying for variances and holding meetings with residents that are anti-gun advocates, we are ready to proceed! Now the really hard part starts. Working with architects and contractors and FFL licensing will be a breeze…right? Hoping for a November 2013 opening. Updates will be posted on the progress of the building.
We have been asked how we came up with the name “Parabellum”. Several law enforcement officers, that are also good friends, chose the name for the range. Parabellum means “If you seek peace, prepare for war”. Our version of “Speak softly …but carry a big stick”! Parabellum is also the worlds most popular and widely used military handgun cartridge.
Keep saying “Parabellum” over and over again …. Guarantee it will grow on you!