"Get Armed, Get Trained, Have a Plan"

North Carolina Concealed Carry Classes, Southern Pines,NC

Welcome to Armed Citizen Solutions. We believe that nothing is more important than our Second Amendment Rights. We also believe that along with those rights, as a firearm owner and law abiding citizen, comes a tremendous responsibility to be proficient and safe with our firearms. This begins with well organized and professional training from qualified, competent and experienced instructors.  
    We provide handgun training to prepare our law abiding citizens for the world we live in today. Whether you are considering purchasing a handgun, are a new handgun owner, experienced military member/ law enforcement officer or somewhere in between, we have a training program for you.
     We have training programs that include basic handgun familiarization and safety, practical pistol training (combining speed with accuracy) North Carolina concealed carry certification, personal handgun defense training/planning and advanced civilian/military tactical handgun training. Once you determine your training goals, let us know. We will put you in the class that meets your needs or we will customize training to specifically meet your goals.  
    We are staffed by professional, experienced, instructors, who are dedicated to helping you exceed your handgun training goals. Our training instructors come from a wide range of backgrounds and instructor experience. Our instructors are a talented blend of military, law enforcement (Federal and local), NRA instructors, range safety officers and USPSA, IDPA, NRA competition match competitors.  We use this wide range of talent and experience to develop training that will meet your training needs, whatever that may be. 
    View our training instructor credentials and course descriptions and see what's right for you. When it comes to handgun training and personal defense, we challenge you to find anywhere, a more professional training program, at a price the average citizen can afford. 

Larry B.
Founder, Senior Instructor for Training and Development
Armed Citizen Solutions, Southern Pines, North Carolina

Ladies Basic Pistol/NCCC class, 15 September. Great Job ladies. You all did very, very well!!

Practical Pistol course/NC concealed carry 22 SEP
Great Job shooters. Be proud of what you accomplished on the range, job well done.

Training Course Descriptions

Ladies/Couples Basic Pistol Class

This is an 8 hour training course that will develop the proper attitude, skills and knowledge that go along with owning a handgun. Class topics include, safe handling, pistol and ammunition knowledge, fundamentals of pistol shooting, loading/ unloading, range safety rules, firing line etiquette, basic marksmanship, proper cleaning and storage of a pistol and selecting a pistol to meet your needs.
This is a fantastic class for ladies/ couples that are new to shooting or those interested in purchasing a handgun in the future. This class will allow the student to make a much more informed handgun purchase. Students will get to handle a wide variety of handguns and learn which models/types will work best for their needs and training goals.
The course fee is $80.00
Next training class is Saturday, April 18th, 2015. (see schedule for specific time)


Ladies, if you are interested in shooting or are new to armed personal defense, I would highly encourage you to visit You won't find a better site for our new lady shooters. This sight is designed by women, for women who have started training and are taking responsibility for their own security. You will see how they got started from the ground up. Sally, Heather and their friends discuss issues from purchasing a handgun that's right for them, training, equipment selection and training goals. They have some great pics and videos as well. Watch them shoot and you will be impressed. They have very sound, fundamental shooting technique and offer some great advice for other ladies. They are wives, moms and are motivated to train. Their skills have progressed at an amazing pace. It can be intimidating for ladies to break into shooting for sport or personal defense. See how they did it. Check out this site and/or contact them and see how they jumped into training with both feet. What could be more cool than chicks with guns!!Here is a video of Sally, Heather and Kim training. Check it out. Click the link

Practical Pistol Training Course

This is an 8 hour training course. The goal of this class is to develop speed and accuracy with your own personal defensive handgun. We will take marksmanship from the ground up starting with the basics. (safety, stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, breath control,  trigger squeeze, recoil management and follow through.) We will also cover gun handling procedures. (the draw, magazine changes, immediate action drills, and one handed operation of you weapon.) We will develop those basic skills and apply them to multiple shots, and multiple targets.  We will progress to shooting while moving and shooting while under stress. We will then shoot several very challenging scenarios for score.  It is my intent to lay the groundwork to produce an excellent and confident defensive shooter. The course fee is $80.00
Next training class is  Saturday, April 18th,2015 (see schedule for specific times)

North Carolina Concealed Carry
This is a state certified North Carolina Concealed Carry Class
This is a 9 hour training class and when successfully completed, will qualify the student to apply for their NC concealed carry permit. Topics include, safety, marksmanship, gun handling, firearm maintenance, the use of deadly force and laws concerning concealed carry in the state of North Carolina. Students are required by the state of NC to complete a written test and must shoot 30 rounds for state qualification. The course fee is $110.00. 
    This is a professional training course. If you want to recieve training from an amateur shooter/ instructor in the back room of a gunshop, a rented hotel conference room or basement, this is not the class for you.
(Must be a NC resident and at least 21 years old to apply for NC concealed carry permit.)
Next training class is Saturday, April 18th 2015.( See schedule for times)

Armed Personal Defense Training Course

This is an 8 hour training course that is designed to teach the students to use their brains as well as their handguns to defend themselves and survive in our most common environments, (in your home, in your car and in public places). We will spend about 3 hours in the classroom defining the threat and introduce the students on ways to defeat that threat. We will discuss the combat mindset and ways to tilt the fight in your favor. When it comes to a fight for your life, never fight fair. We will look at ways to stack the deck in your favor when the opponent is, armed, bigger, stronger and faster. You need to change the dynamics of a fight and regain the initiative to win, no matter who is in the fight. Many other training courses discuss ways to survive the best case scenario, we are going to train to win the worst case scenario under the worst circumstances. We will then move to the live fire range and shoot several scenarios to re-enforce the classroom training. Students will train in the “house” that contains 3 rooms, 2 hallways and 3D reactive targets. We will also live fire from inside and around a car and a public shooter live fire scenario. The course fee is $150.00.  We only run this course 4 times a year and are limited to 20 students per class, so reserve a seat today. 
The next class is Saturday, March 21st, 2015. Contact us for seat reservations.

NRA Range Safety Officer Course
Course Certification: NRA Range Safety Officers Certification class

Course fee  for existing ACS  students is $60
Date: August 15th, 2014
Location: Moore County Wildlife Conservation Club 
This course is designed to develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course is conducted in a classroom and will including live fire Range activities. Range Safety Officer Candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; how to identify the seven different types of actions, how to identify and clear the different types of firearm stoppages and malfunctions. You will learn the safe carry / holstered conditions of a firearm based on action types. This class will have a lot of hands on activities with firearms, and student team presentations. The RSO candidates will also have to demonstrate what they have learned with the instructor on a live fire range with student shooters.  This class is not death by power point; you will be 100% involved and engaged throughout the class.  No matter what your background, or experience, everyone walks away learning something from this course. We are all responsible for safe Firearm handling, show your commitment and discipline to safety by becoming an RSO.
To officially register for the course go online to the following URL
Next choose the Range Safety Officer Course check box
Then at the bottom of the page please enter your zip code and range of miles to search.
Our class will be listed as RSO course on 2/22 in Pinehurst

Youth Action Pistol Training Course (Ages 10-16)
This is a three day (15 hour) course covering weapons safety, handling, range etiquette, proper sight alignment and trigger control, load and unload procedures, proper draw from a holster, magazine change from a magazine pouch, safely correcting a malfunction, shooting behind a barricade, shooting from the knee and in the prone, and shooting while moving. These are all basic skills in any Action Pistol style shooting. This course will teach your child how to properly and safely handle the pistol from the point of which they come in contact with it to the draw, conduct a correct magazine reload, and shoot and move safely on the range. They will spend the first four hours of the clinic in the club house learning to properly and safely handle the weapon. From that point, they will head to the range to learn proper trigger control and pistol handling mechanics. The clinic is open to youths from 10 to 16 years of age. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. The shooters will of course need a pistol for what they can handle shooting, a thick belt, a holster that fist the pistol used, 2 magazine pouches, and at least 3 magazines. I have some equipment to lend for the clinic. Eye and ear protection is required. Also, plan for 200 rounds per day. The course fee is $200 per shooter which covers all three days. Next class is June 23rd, 24th, 25th,2014. (8am-1pm each day) If you are interested let me know the soonest. I have a very limited number of slots.

Adult Action Pistol Training Course (Basic, Phase one)
This course is designed to make you a better shooter with your handgun. It is a two day (15 hour) course covering every aspect of weapons handling with a pistol. The course is open to 10 adults that are interested in the necessary skills to properly handle and shoot their handgun from a holster for Action Pistol competition or personal carry. This course will teach you to properly and safely handle your pistol and will give you the confidence needed to draw, conduct a correct magazine reload, position shoot, and shoot while moving safely with your handgun. The shooters will need a pistol, a thick belt, a holster that fits the pistol, 2 magazine pouches, and at least 3 pistol magazines. Eye and ear protection is required. Also, plan for 200 rounds per day and 50 rounds for the mini match we run at the end (450 rnds). The charge is $200 per shooter that covers both. Contact Keith Heinauer for more information and course dates. Next class date will be November 29th and 30th, 2014.
 (Pre-requisite prior to this class is the Basic Pistol Course or the Practical Pistol Course)

Advanced Adult Action Pistol Training Course  (Phase two)
This course is designed for those who have taken the Action Pistol Course or for those who already compete but find themselves consistently in the middle or bottom half of the results and want or need that little extra to begin to push the winners circle, or military that have received formalized training and would like to begin competing. This course is not for someone just learning how to shoot. There is a lot of shooting and moving, shooting while moving, shooting steel, reactive targets, stage planning and execution, etc. Anyone interested or have questions on if they qualify for this course please email me. The course is $200 and covers 15 hours of instruction over a two day weekend. This course will lead directly into the monthly Action Pistol match that following weekend
Next class will be September 20th and 21st, 2014


The Youth and Adult Action Pistol  courses are run by the Action Pistol Committee of the MCWCC. We completely support their efforts. You can contact us for more information and registration.                                                                                      

All of the training courses offered by Armed Citizen Solutions are very challenging but are open to anyone willing to take responsibility for their own security. Seating is limited for any training class due to range size, safety concerns and to preserve the quality of instruction. All students are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Take a look at our training schedule page and contact Armed Citizen Solutions to reserve your seat in the next available training class.


For a seat reservation, more info or additional assistance, contact us by clicking the "Contact us" Tab at the top of the page or click the info link below

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