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


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Stephen Brunson is one of lead instructor for pistol and carbine. He lives and works in NC and has been actively training and competing since 2011. He learned 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. Post military training is self taught and currently he attends courses from master level coach John McPhee (SOB Tactical). He is a self taught artist and musician and leads a team as an IT professional. Stephen is married with a daughter on the way.








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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