PC registered


(910) 779-4604
Hope Mills, NC 28348


  Prepared Carolinian trains students in the safe, effective, and timely use of firearms. We offer a variety of firearms training courses in Hope Mills, North Carolina, to help you improve your shooting skills and become a safer and knowledgeable responsible gun owner. Our classes are designed to meet the training requirements for all levels of shooters, from beginner to advanced.  Additionally, custom pistol training is also available to meet individual or group specific needs.

  Whether you’re looking for personal Firearms training for yourself and family or you are turning 21 and want to carry concealed, we have training to fit your needs.  If you are an experienced shooter, civilian or military and want to conduct defensive shooting training to enhance your skills, we have training to fit your needs.  If you are looking for a non-shooting crime prevention seminar for your church, company, organization, community, a Refuse To Be A Victim seminar is available providing crime prevention strategies and awareness training to better prepare the participants and make them an unattractive hard target.

  With more than 20 years of experience, we understand that the use of firearms impose a great responsibility on every legal gun owner.  All training addresses the legal, moral, and ethical issues surrounding firearm ownership. 


  Prepared Carolinian is committed to sponsor and promote the safe and lawful use of firearms for the purpose of self-protection.


 I am a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Major with over 27 years of weapon's experience.  My career spans assignments with conventional infantry as well as the Ranger Regiment, and Special Forces. 

  During my time in Special Operation, I have attended numerous advanced marksmanship courses focusing on precision and discriminate fires.  I have conducted advanced marksmanship training to partner nation military units, in both English and Spanish, all over Central and South America.

  I am a NRA Certified Firearms Instructor in the disciplines of Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home.  Additionally, I am certified to conduct Refuse To Be A Victim seminars.  I am also a NRA Range Safety Officer and a NC Conceal Carry Instructor.

  I believe in the right to carry and the right to self-defense.  I love teaching concealed carry classes along with a variety of Defensive Pistol, Custom Pistol and NRA specific courses and passing my knowledge and experiences on to students.

  I offer classes that are open to the public and private classes for individuals or groups.  I can come to your office, home or other location to teach a class in addition to providing instruction at my training facility. 

  I emphasize firearm safety and range safety in all of my classes.  I want everyone to feel safe, especially when on a firing line.  Unsafe gun handling will not be tolerated at any time.