About Me...

Welcome to Unity of Arms! 

I am Certified Instructor Melvina "MeMe" Johnson-Paige. Although I have military veterans and retired law enforcement in my family, I myself am neither. My love for guns and gun-handling experience dates back to when I was a young girl. However, there came a time that I despised firearms, due to the murder of my first love. For many years I would get angry at the thought of guns and those that had them, legally or illegally. As I grew and matured, I realized that the gun itself was not the issue. The true issue was with the person that was handling it. I came to understand that legal and responsible gun ownership is important. 

A firearm is simply a tool available to protect the good from the bad, or to use for recreational purposes. With that knowledge, I redeveloped my passion for firearms and have devoted much time to studying them, firearm safety, and defensive training. 

I am a wife, mother, mentor, and caretaker who plans to protect my loved ones at all costs. Knowing that there are many others out there like me, I aim to share my knowledge and educate as many as I possibly can in the proper use of firearms, as well as other ways to protect themselves and keep their loved ones safe. Every day I look to be further educated so that I can, in turn, educate, empower, and equip those who seek out my services. I do what I do to make our communities safer and unite responsible citizens who desire to be safe and responsibly armed.  

Unification Through Education! United we can do it! Unity of Arms!

Training for the Safety and Betterment of You and Your CommUnity!

Instructor Certifications:


Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals

Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

Children's Firearms & Fundamentals

Emergency First Aid Fundamentals

Marksmanship Simplified

Range Safety Officer

AR-15 Fundamentals


Chief Range Safety Officer

Basic Pistol, Rifle, & Shotgun

Distinguished Expert in Marksmanship & Defensive Pistol

Personal Protection Inside The Home


Basic Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun

Range Safety Officer

Basic Firearm Ownership

Personal Awareness

Firearm Safety In Your Home

P.O.S.T. Certified Firearms Instructor

MUNIO Self Defense Instructor

SABRE Civilian Pepper Spray Instructor

California DOJ Certified Instructor

Pistol Practice Affiliate Instructor


United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

National Rifle Association (NRA)

National African American Gun Association (NAAGA)

California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA)

Hi-Desert Rod and Gun Club (HDRGC)

Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF)

InHer Piece Ladies Shooting Club