Who We Are
Our trainers have a mix of military, law enforcement, and public safety backgrounds. In short, they have experience that they wish to share with you!
Carolina tactical training is a firearms training school. We offer handgun, rifle, shotgun, and medical training in and around South Carolina.
We are dedicated to the American Republic, its Founding Fathers, and principals, and to our students, who have inherited the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We believe that self-defense is a God-given natural right, inalienable, and absolute. We believe in the principals of the Declaration of Independence, limited government as expressed by our Constitution, and an armed society of free citizens as expressed in our Bill of Rights
Carolina Tactical Training was founded because of a need for quality training. We heard and saw from family and friends that the quality of firearms training in our community was lacking.
You, your spouse, your children, or significant other deserve to have professional and quality training. That was our inspiration.
You will always be treated with the professionalism that we would expect to be treated. We try to make each class better than before, and always strive to make your experience and learning as meaningful as possible.
Brad is the owner and lead instructor of Carolina Tactical Training. He has over 25 years of public safety experience. During his law enforcement he operated in various areas to include patrol, investigations, and tactical narcotics units. Brad is a master gunsmith with our parent company Amick's Guns and a factory certified Cerakote applicator. Brad specializes in the advanced handgun courses, carbine courses, precision rifle courses and tactics.
Donta is a passionate instructor with CTT (2020) and takes pride in providing his students with industry current training for real life situations. He is certified by USCCA as a Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor and a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Instructor. Donta has spent many years in service to his country and his community by serving in the US Navy, US Army, and as a Law Enforcement Officer. He has been a member of numerous protection details responsible for the physical safety and security of high ranking government officials, diplomats, and dignitaries. Donta has 15+ years of experience in tactical operations, teaching, and investigations. During his Law Enforcement career, he held the position of “Criminal Investigations Division Supervisor” with a focus on Major and Violent Crimes. He also acted as the agency’s Lead Training Instructor to educate numerous Law Enforcement personnel in Officer Survival.
James “Jim” Smith is a veteran of the US Air Force where he served as a military firefighter. He
was also a member of the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (Prime BEEF) responsible for
establishing air bases in austere environments. He is a small arms expert (rifle). Upon returning
to civilian life he became a registered nurse and has 5 years’ experience in emergency nursing
and is certified in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is certified to teach and certify
concealed weapons training in South Carolina. He also teaches basic handgun and first aid. Jim
enjoys working with new students who have never fired weapons before. He is also an avid
outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and boating.