I do this because I love it, not because I need to make a living at it. Come to my class and get the information and training you need to obtain your North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit.


I am at the far left of the team. The photo was taken in Da Nang, South Viet Nam in January 1970

I have been involved with firearms virtually my entire life. My background includes having served with the Army’s 5th Special Forces Group (Abn) in Vietnam and retiring from the Army after 20 years of dedicated and honorable service.

During this period I gained expertise with a wide variety of personal protection devices from handguns to assault weapons. I spent years training other troops in the proper and safe handling and use of those weapons and have continued my education with regard to the civilian laws, guidelines, ethical concerns, and personal protection issues here in North Carolina.

Carl Manning, SFC, US Army (Retired) NRA Certified Instructor