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  2018 we have provided insruction to over 11,000 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 currently work as a police sergeant and supervise a patrol shift.  I also serve as a Firearms Instructor for our  department and conduct the yearly In-Service range qualifications.  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!  We offer a FREE 3 hour seminar every other month at our store.  View the course calendar for dates.

I also teach HR-218 for retired LEO’s.  Cost is $50.00. Contact me directly for this. You can call the store or email me at 

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. My wife Lori Ann, who is also a certified NRA pistol instructor assists me in teaching all pistol classes. Lori also assists with “The Well Armed Women” chapter of Lee and Chatham counties.  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!  We also do transfers for just $19.00!!  Our store is located at 1606 Westover Drive, Sanford NC 27330. Phone: 919.708.5475

Community Public Service: Lee County Commissioner, Board of Directors at Sandhills Center, Lee County Fire Advisory Board and member Jonesboro Rotary Club.  

See you in a class soon! – Kevin Dodson


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Lori Ann Dodson is my wife.  Lori Ann has been shooting for quite some time now and is a certified NRA pistol instructor. She has been with me since we started the training company. Lori Ann is a concealed carry instructor and also teaches Beginner Handgun, Basic Handgun, Advanced Handgun.  She has also started Carolina Hot Shots Shooting Club. Carolina Hot Shots is a shooting club for women only. They meet for two hours each month. Ladies if you’re interested in joining this shooting club for women only then just give Lori Ann a call for more information.  They meet for fellowship and learn to become more proficient with their handgun. Lori Ann is also a big help in our gun shop in the selection of your next handgun purchase!

Our store is located at 1606 Westover Drive, Sanford NC 27330. Phone is 919.708.5475.








Jesse Seagroves interest is AR-15’s and long distance shooting.  Jesse is very knowledgeable in AR-15’s and has been inspirational in getting our AR-15 “Cafeteria” started!  Come see Jesse for your long distance shooting needs or the selection of your new handgun!












David Gilmore is enrolled in the gun smithing school in Troy, NC.  David is very knowledgeable about hand guns, long guns and old guns. David is also part of our sales staff.  David can help you with a gun repair or selection of that new firearm!












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 $529.99! 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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