CONYERS, GA – Certified NRA instructor Melita Ellington, founder of Magnolia Defense Enterprises, LLC, launched the company’s new website recently and sets her sights on developing additional class locations in the metro-Atlanta area.
“In today’s cyber-marketplace, it’s the way we search for information when we need it. It was an obvious step for my company as we try to provide firearms training services for women,” remarked Ellington.
Ellington founded Magnolia Defense in 2009 after seeing a need for more women’s firearms training programs in metro-Atlanta. She is NRA-certified to teach basic pistol, Refuse To Be a Victim™ personal safety, and will soon receive certification to teach the NRA shotgun course, as well. While class sizes are kept small to maintain a level of safety, Ellington believes that as a woman, she has much to offer other women who want to learn firearm safety and basic skills. Her husband, Brian, also an NRA-certified instructor, assists at each class.
“For a woman, picking up a handgun for the first time can be a very daunting experience. I’ve been there, so I know. I want women to know that there’s someone to help them overcome whatever obstacles may stand between them and learning to use a firearm,” said Ellington. “I believe that knowledge is power, and personally, I’d much rather take a course to learn something than have to learn it in an emergency situation. That’s one of the reasons I’m teaching.”
Melita also contributes gear reviews at The WON’s Gear Court.