Arlington Gun Academy's Instructors

Chief Instructor Tony Arbelaez

Firearms Instructor with over 25 years training experience.

Texas Department of Public Safety Certified Concealed Handgun License Instructor

NRA Certified Instructor

NRA Home Firearm Safety Certified

NRA Pistol Certified

NRA Rifle Certified

NRA Shotgun Certified

Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunters Safety Certified Instructor

IDPA Competitor

Expert Rifle Marksman

2nd Degree Black Belt – Tae Kwon Do

High Performance Driving Instructor


Instructor Gene Mietlinski

19 year U.S. Navy Veteran – Gunner’s Mate Chief Petty Officer

Most Recent Deployment - Service Taji, Iraq - NCOIC Iraqi Correctional Officer Training Unit

4 years - Reserve Deputy Sheriff - El Paso, TX

2 years - Department of Defense Law Enforcement Officer - El Paso, TX

3 year - Assistance Chief of Military Police U.S. Navy - San Nicolas Island. California

0812 - Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor - U.S. Navy - since 1993

Expert Qualification : Rifle / Pistol

0814 - Crew Served Weapons Instructor - U.S. Navy - since 2008

Maritime Security Expert - since 2005

Top Secret Clearance