For further information on any open enrollment course to include tuition, course description, as well as prerequisites, click on the appropriate category tab on the top of this page. CWP and all pistol courses are on the Pistol Courses page. Carbine/Shotgun /Pistol Caliber Carbine can be found on the Carbine/Shotgun page and additional offerings are listed under the 'more' tab. These are by no means all that we offer. Our active shooter and other specialized offerings are not listed. For further info please inquire.
2023 Schedule, Primary Facility
6 January, S.C. CWP
7-8 January, Pistol Skill Building 1
14-15 January, Fighting Pistol 1
19-23 January, Contract, RESTRICTED
28-29 January, Street Smart Survival
4-5 February, Fighting Carbine 1, (PCC)
11-12 February, RESTRICTED, PRO CONTRACT
18-19 February, Fighting Carbine, slots limited
25-26, February Pistol Skill Building 1
2-5 March, CARBINE, PRO, RESTRICTED
11-12 March, Fighting Pistol
18-19 March, Child Protection in Lethal Force Encounters
(This is an essential course for any parent who intends to rely on a gun for protection. This is NOT a feel good, aren't I wonderful course. This is a gritty lesson that this process is way tougher than it seems and that your desire to protect your child does not mean that you are capable).
25-26 March, Defensive Pistol
3-7 April, PISTOL INSTRUCTOR
15-16 April, Active Shooter
22-23 April, Urban Combat, PISTOL
1-5 May, CARBINE OPERATOR, (PCC Only)
13-14 May, Urban Combat, PISTOL
20-21 May, Urban Combat, PCC
7-13 June, CONTRACT, Solo Operations in Urban Collapse, (Asymmetrical Warfare), RESTRICTED
21-27 June, CONTRACT, RESTRICTED
13-18 July, CONTRACT, RESTRICTED
9-10 September, Pistol Skill Building I
16-17 September, Fighting Pistol
30 Sept., 1 October, Fighting Carbine, (PCC).
2-6 October, PISTOL OPERATOR
18-19 November, Fighting Shotgun
2-3 December, Pistol Skill Building 1
16-17 December, Defensive Pistol, Christmas/year end social afterwards.
In addition to working with us, Lucky is a tactical instructor for the U.S. Department of State, Dignitary Protection Unit. Prior to that he was a SWAT sniper, operator, and instructor for a major metropolitan department. He was also a Blackwater Contractor.
Mike is a highly decorated SEAL operator and medic, Tier 1.
Boss serves as our Director of Training. He was a pro behind a gun long before that became a cool thing to be.
We don't have much to say about us, because this is not about us. It's about our clients. For over ten years we've been here in the lowcountry having instructed an impressively large number of people from all walks of life. We're still working pros; active duty, contracting, consulting, and protective details. We all have families. Our chosen lives have affected our personal security and that of our families to a larger degree than is acceptable. We're not looking to be rock stars. Plenty of guys want that and we leave them to it. We want to continue as quiet professionals, helping our clients live safer, more confident and competent lives.
It would be extremely hard, if not impossible, to put together and sustain our level of success with students in general, and our pro clientele in particular, if our cadre wasn't the consummate professionals that they are.
A number of our friends and colleagues have cashiered their experience for celebrity; that's their right, they earned it. We're going to stick to our low profile lives offering solid instruction right here on our little patch of dirt. If you want to hang with a celebrity, there's plenty of it out there and it seems to get more outrageous everyday. But if you want high quality training that builds not only skills, but knowledge, insights, and context, we are here to help.
Email us telling us which course and date and ask for a registration form. It's that simple.
When you request the registration form let us know you want to pay by credit card and an invoice will be sent to take you to the secure server. We are never in possession of your sensitive information. You can also send in a check.
Sorry, there is no dropping by. We are NOT a retail or social outlet. We do not have a range that is open to the public nor do we have a retail outlet. When you are on our range your are safe from the stupidity in gun handling that we see on public ranges. No one is on our training range but those in the class and those teaching the class. We do not intend to be unfriendly, we're just not set up for the 'talk it up' end of the business. Lots of guys wouldn't even be in this business except that they talk a good game and the biggest part of their business is that they 'used car salesman' you into taking a course. We save our talking for producing results for you on the range.
Whether we are on the range, in the shop, or being punished and forced to man the office, we are not set up for visitors. Vetted course participants are sent range access information. Range info is not available to the general public.
Email us. If you have to talk to someone we will arrange it, but email is much better. Some answers require consideration and if a couple of us look at your question you might get a fuller answer. Email works for us because we are in the office at hours that a phone call is improper and we like having a written record of what was said. It is simply way more efficient for us. Some businesses live and breathe by phone sales. We are not in the sales business. The last thing we want to do is put a gun in the hand of a reluctant person.
Absolutely, email us, and we might have a few questions to help you find the right place but most of our students are from out of the immediate area so we do this with some frequency.
We get it. Depending on the level, you will receive everything from nurturing, to us struggling right there with you to push you to achieve your optimal performance. We teach courses from beginner to advanced and they require different approaches to be effective. We hear from many of you that what you see on the website seems over your head or two stressful. Get in on our basic courses, they are no pressure skill building events, and then we can take you as far as you devote yourself to working to achieve.
Instructions accompany the registration sheet and additional instructions are sent to every registered participant prior to class time. You will not be left out.
Email us, We have a cut sheet for most courses and will gladly sent it. If you have additional questions, just ask.
We're not of the 'everyone gets a trophy' way of thinking. Courses have standards. We have an awards segment along with the debrief at the end of the courses. If you don't meet the standards then you don't get a certificate.
We have plenty of courses that we have taught and refined for years that we do not list but are available although some are pro clients only. Much of our work is contract work wherein you bring us your group. You want a specific course and have a group that qualifies and we will teach it.
The church training, as with all of our team courses are for just that, a team. Generally speaking, team tactics are not going to be productive for an individual just as individual tactics do not hold up in a team environment.
Probably not. We have done some, and will continue with limited engagements on an ongoing basis but we're tired of being jumped by some pretty extreme people on both ends of the spectrum. We're here to educate, not to argue.
The Pro price listed under the standard cost on certain courses denotes the price to be paid by currently active duty military, full time law enforcement, and full time first responders. A guy that kicks down a down a door to put out a fire or save someone from a heart attack is a doorkicker, a brother, and is welcome to the discount. Documentation is required. Discounts are not available on all courses.
You are. As long as you are safe and competent for the course requested and work seriously alongside your counterparts on the line you are welcome. We find all aspects of elevating firearms awareness, safety, and skills as a productive thing for us to involve ourselves in. The more different types of people we train, the better we become as instructors, and the more competent we are to be adding to the body of knowledge.
We have found from years of doing this that the one day retention rate among students is abysmal and a serves as an injustice to and false confidence for the student. Three days is optimal, but most folks can't spare three days. We compromise by packing too much into a two day course with as much reinforcement as we can.
We train everything from private, semi private to specialized teams in closed courses weekly. The fact is that we do more of that than we do published courses. Contact us for course and date availability. Some folks prefer to establish their own pace, some have privacy issues, and some need to do this because they can't fit in with our schedule.
We tried to condense our website and say more with less. Maybe we missed something. Email us. We will try and get you an answer.