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Our Goal

Our goal is to provide the best firearms training in a safe, comfortable environment.  To build the confidence, knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for handling firearms safely, properly and well.  We provide individualized attention per student to accomplish your training goals and a clear understanding of the course curriculum. 

About the Instructor - Em

Emily has been a successful firearms instructor for 10+ years with the firearms industry experience to boot.  She has a strong passion for teaching the art of pistol and the shooting sports industry in general.   Certifications, and experience include:


  • Master / Head Instructor Lock & Load Em
  • Master Range Officer (club)
  • Certified GLOCK Armor
  • Advanced Pistol Fundamentals Instructor
  • Defensive Pistol Fundamentals Instructor
  • Youth Firearms Instructor
  • ​27+ Years Firearm Handling Experience
  • 4+ Years Metallic Reloading Experience

About Us

Emily  -  Master Instructor
Years of experience: 27

We strive to provide the highest quality firearms instruction producing safe, consistent, and skillful shooters. By the end of the class day we ensure that each student will come away from class with confidence, knowledge, and a smile.  Nothing says empowerment & confidence like a lady with a pistol who knows how to use it - and well.  Join us in class, we guarantee you'll have a great time, develop an expansive knowledge base & also some serious shooting skills.  

Our Vision



Our Experience 

Lock and Load Em has been providing quality firearm training in the South Sound for 14+ years.  We have the instructional experience to provide our fabulous students with the utmost respect and highest-quality training.  We provide 30-40 demo firearms and the hands-on training & range time needed to build confidence & safety.