Lone Operator – PTA/JHB area
Do This Course Absolutely FREE!
Yes, you read correct. You can do this course absolutely free of charge. Only paying for your own ammo and other expenses.
Refer 4 people onto this course and you get to do the course free of charge.
In the registration form, you will see a “Referred By” tab – let your friends complete your name in there and you will get to do this course absolutely free.
The 4 friends need to commit to the full length of the program. Should 1 or more of them stop before completion, you will then start paying the normal monthly fee.
You yourself need to be on the course and commit to the full length of the program.
Thank you for your interest in the Lone Operator course. Please read through the info before you register.
By now you would have picked up what this course is about and the commitment that will be required from your side. If you are still unsure, read the full details – click here
If you are unsure what to expect, please read the previous page again. If you are keen to go ahead, please complete the registration form below. You will be sent an info pack including the calendar and payment details and more.
The kickoff date for this course is May 22 – Guns @ Work range – Germiston.
Sessions are held at venues in the PTA / JHB region.
WHAT TO BRING
First off – bring a positive attitude, open and willing to learn.
Bring all personal kit – like a vest, gloves, knives, firearm, holster etc. And clothes for the range. Closed shoes, pants and a shirt that you can freely move about in. Hat, sunblock. Lots of water and food for the day. And anything else on the list that will be sent to you.
Bring a notebook (except if you have a photographic memory) or some sort of tool to take down info (if you want). Ensure you can do a basic fitness test – 2.4km run, push-ups, pullups, situps etc.
WHAT TO LEAVE
Any Rambo, know-it-all attitudes and mindset.
To apply you will need to be medically fit enough to do exercise and to be able to pass a basic army fitness test. You will also need to own your own, licensed handgun at least (and preferably a shotgun and carbine – although not necessary).
LASTLY – RSVP
this just so we know how much TP to put into the toilets. By completing the form it counts as your RSVP.
What equipment do I need?
You need at least your own licensed handgun, mags, holsters. If you do have a licensed shotgun and/or carbine it is a bonus, if not, we can supply those. If you do have a plate carrier/vest, bring that along. You also have the option to buy the Geardo plate carrier at a discounted rate through us.
How much does it cost?
The course will cost you R850 pm for 12 months. Included in this fee is the main session's range fee. You also get 1 year Fortis Club Membership worth R350, a Lone Operator cap and access to some of Fortis' online courses. But most of all you have free access to other sessions/modules/courses - for free. If you feel like doing a different session in the same month, you can join that for free, only pay the range fee on the day.
Included in this fee is the following
1. Range fees for the Lone Operator program (1 session per month)
2. Access to other modules of the program – this means you can do 2 or 3 courses per month for 1 monthly fee. *excluding other sessions range fees
3. Lone Operator Cap
4. 1 year Fortis Membership which gives you a discount from selected vendors – see the full range here
5. Free access to some of Fortis’ online courses
Excluded from this fee is the following
1. Travelling to and from venues used for training
2. Ammunition needed for training
3. Range fees for courses outside the normal program
4. Any kit needed over and above what you currently have
5. Food and drinks
What clothes should I wear?
Every session starts off with PT (Physical Exercise) and for these, you can wear PT clothing. Thereafter you change into range clothes. Pants, shirt, closed shoes. Remember we are shooting from all positions so your clothes must be able to handle dirt and wear and tear. A hat and shooting glasses are good. We do have shooting glasses and ear muffs you can use on the range if you don't have your own. Sunblock can help.
What about range fees?
Included in your monthly payment is your main session's range fee. Any other sessions you attend you will need to pay the range fee on the day in cash.
What about ammo?
You can supply your own ammo. As a Fortis Club Member you can check with our vendors for specials. Or you can buy ammo from the instructors - NB - this ammo cannot be taken home and has to be used on the range as per law.
On which days do training take place?
The program runs over a 12 month period - with 1 Saturday session per month as the base. You are allowed to join other modules from other groups on other Saturdays as well (only having to pay the range fees on those sessions). This means you can do more than 1 course per month for the same R850 monthly fee.
The first 11 sessions are just 1 Saturday (set aside the whole day for them) with a night shoot as well. The 12th session is a weekend starting on the Friday eve and ending the Sunday afternoon.