Carolina Firearms Training and Gun Sales, Inc. was formed in March of 2009. Our gun shop was added September 2013. Our store is located at 1606 Westover Drive, Sanford NC 27330. As of February 2020 we have provided instruction to over 17,000 students and counting. At Carolina Firearms Training our main purpose is the North Carolina Concealed Carry Course. We also offer other classes as well for the beginner on up. For those who prefer one on one personalized instruction we offer that as well. Not all firearms instructors are law enforcement officers. As a law enforcement firearms instructor and having experience in dealing with violent offenders and potentially deadly encounters I believe this enables me to relate to past and future victims, helping them with advice on future encounters and situations. Some other concealed carry classes don’t have this kind of knowledge or advice to pass on to you.
I am a recently retired law enforcement officer with 15 years experience and an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. I started my law enforcement career with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. While at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office I was fortunate to be able to serve on the Special Incidents Response Team (SIRT). I am certified by the North Carolina Department of Justice as a specialized law enforcement firearms instructor and a defensive tactics instructor. I am an NRA pistol instructor and a “Refuse To Be A Victim” instructor. I am also a member of several organizations to include International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), National Rifle Association (NRA), North Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Officers and International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). In 2007 I was awarded the Law Enforcement Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Public Service and voted Officer of the Year by my peers at the Siler City Police Department. I also teach Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) to new recruits and I am also a factory certified Glock Pistol Armorer and a certified Sig Sauer Pistol Armorer. We’ve also started church safety/security training! View the course calendar for dates.
I also offer qualification for HR218 (Retired LE). That cost is $50.00.
In the area of specialty weapons and tactical training, I have attended Singleton International and I am certified as an instructor on the H&K MP5 Subgun and M4/M16 Colt System which would include nomenclature, sighting/zeroing of the weapons system and range drills as well as tactical load/reload drills. I have also attended SWAT School at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg, N.C.
We believe that you’ll find that we offer you the best value and the most professionally taught class in the area. We want to prepare you for anything and everything. I’ll give you all the tools and the knowledge that you’ll need in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. Also come see us for the best deal on your next firearm purchase! Our store is located at 1606 Westover Drive, Sanford NC 27330. Phone: 919.708.5475
RANGES: We utilize two ranges. Range 1 is in Siler City and and Range 2 is in Moore County near Carthage. Range 1 is 25 minutes from our store and Range 2 is 15 minutes from our store.
Community Public Service: Lee County Commissioner, Board of Directors at Sandhills Center for Mental Health, Lee County Fire Advisory Board and Elks Club.
See you in a class soon! – Kevin Dodson
Jeff Wiggins is a senior instructor here at Carolina Firearms and has been training our students for the past six years in various courses. He is a certified pistol instructor and also certified by the state to teach the N.C. concealed carry course. In addition to the CCH course, Jeff is proficient in teaching rifle, shotgun, defensive shooting, church security and all of the other courses we currently offer. Jeff also specializes in small group instruction as well as one on one private instruction and has over 20 years of training civilian and military personnel. He is an eleven-year Army veteran having served at the tail end of Desert Shield/Desert Storm as well as during the Bosnian conflict. Jeff was assigned as an Airborne Infantryman for most of his career training in skills such as weapons marksmanship to include pistol/rifle/missile systems/and crew served weapons, combat medicine, defensive tactics, hand to hand combat and unit management. He also served five years assigned to a test weapons unit testing various weapons and camouflage systems providing valuable feedback to military contractors such as Lockheed Martin, AM General, PM Nightvision and US TACOM. Jeff has also served here at home in North Carolina as a corrections officer and police officer where he received more defensive and weapons training. Jeff is joined in most classes by his wife Dawn who provides a lot of administrative support as well as walking students through the rental gun tutorials.
Chris Walker is a pistol, carbine, shotgun and sniper instructor. Before recently retiring, Chris served for 24 years in the US Army, 20 of those years in Special Forces, with 5 of those years as a Senior Enlisted Advisor for a Special Forces Operational Detachment. For the majority of his career, Chris was assigned to a unit whose primary mission was conducting counter terrorism, direct action and hostage rescue. While not on an operational team, Chris was a sniper and close quarters combat course instructor on Ft. Bragg. While assigned to Special Forces Chris completed 11 combat rotations to various countries throughout the middle east. Chris has also served in combat with, trained with and trained Tier 1 and Tier 2 forces in many countries throughout the world. Chris has formal training in hostage rescue, sniper operations, combat medicine, high threat security and advanced instructor training. In addition, Chris has been shooting competitively in 3 gun and precision rifle for many years.
Stephen Brunson is one of lead instructors primarily focused on self defense handgun, home and property defense carbine, shotgun, and rifle marksmanship. His goal is to coach students with an easy going and approachable teaching style, focused on imparting the fundamentals with the goal of subconscious proficiency. Stephen trains under master level shooting coach and former Unit Commando John McPhee (SOB Tactical) who uses video diagnostics to teach and explain what works, vs what is thought to work from hand me down knowledge. Stephen teaches these methods that he has learned as John’s student. Stephen originally started with rifle marksmanship, field combat medicine, basic infantry training, as well as LINE and MCMAP combatives while in the Marine Corps. Prior to the USMC, he trained in Japanese Judo & Jujitsu and currently is training BJJ and Judo. Stephen is a self taught artist, musician and has been an IT professional for over 10 years with professional stints in the gaming industry as well as working as a motion graphics artist. Stephen is married with a daughter. Classes and private sessions are taught at Woody’s Rifle Club in New Hill, NC.
Jason Kernes is one of our pistol and carbine instructors. He has a background in armed and unarmed security in high risk areas including protection details for private/government officials, emergency disaster personnel, security penetration, and vulnerability testing. He has been a certified USA Boxing coach/Self Defense instructor since 2009. He has been actively training with firearms since 2017. Jason is a self taught musician that has played shows with bands like Motörhead and Slayer. Currently he works as a Tactical Supply & Firearms distribution Account Manager In NC. He has a wife, daughter and son.
Our gun store was opened September 2013. We carry handguns, long guns, knives, holsters, ammunition, law enforcement supplies, cleaning equipment as well as many other accessories. We rep names like Ruger, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Springfield Armory and many others. We also carry the Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 starting at $499.00! This firearm is made right here in Sanford NC! We have great prices on firearms and friendly service! Come see our knowledgeable staff for your next firearm purchase or to discuss a training class with you! Stay safe out there!
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