For Those Who Are Unable To Do A Basic Fitness Test

Be Your Own First Responder!

The Lone Operator Expendables program is designed to take you on a 6-month journey, teaching you to become self-reliant and prepared in protecting yourself, your family and your community from violent attacks and disasters and is aimed at people who are unable to pass the basic fitness test or who are suffering from injury / disabled for some reason but still want to learn how to defend yourself.

NOTE: You will learn everything that the full Lone Operator Course teaches minus the fitness and some of the tactical shooting exercises. This because we cannot teach you full tactical techniques if your physical condition hinders you to manouever into certain positions. Therefore, make doubly sure that you are on this program because you are physically restricted to do certain body movements, like rolling, kneeling, down and up on the back and the front, sprinting etc.

DISCLAIMER : This is NOT a job offer, nor does this course count towards getting you a job as a PSD anywhere in the world. This is a fresh approach to training in South Africa – for anyone who wants more from training and improving themselves. Please do NOT send cv’s. We will just bin them.

Chief Instructor LEO PRINSLOO

South Africa, 2021. One of the most violent countries in the world. Every day men and women are being attacked in their homes and communities at an increasingly alarming rate.

We live in a violent time and you need to know how to protect yourself, your loved ones, your property and your community. Defending yourself and your family from violent attacks is critical.

Civil unrest is a long-standing reality in South Africa and economic and political turmoil will lead to higher levels of anarchy and crime.

And it will only get worse.

You need to be able to defend yourself, your family and your property if you want to keep living in SA.


In general, the person who has the means, access and opportunity to commit a crime will. In South Africa it does not just stop at house robbery, our recent history shows that mob rule and the level of violence that accompanies it is out of controlYou are on your own…

How can you protect yourself and your family in this dangerous environment?

To stay alive against this requires more than just training, more than just mindset, more than only kit. It requires something more – it requires Operators.

Be Your Own First Responder!

The Police may not respond at all and your armed reaction company may be minutes too late in a situation that can go deadly in seconds.

Introducing the Lone Operator EXPENDABLES course. A course that runs over 6 months that will empower you to become the “Sheepdog” that can look after himself, his loved ones and his community in an emergency and life-threatening situation.

The Lone Operator Expendables program is designed to take you on a 6-month journey, exposing you to top-quality instructors, teaching you to become self-reliant and prepared in protecting yourself, your family and your community from violent attacks and disasters.

In the end, you earn the coveted Lone Operator badge.



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What we are looking for?

We are looking for people willing to commit to a 6-month time frame of training. Someone committed to learning.

This course is for people who are not afraid to push themselves mentally. Stress inoculation is present at all sessions. Understand what this is about.  When under attack, you are under stress, and the Lone Operator course is going to empower you to handle that stress.

This is not for fun shooters. This is not a sport shooting event. The whole course is aimed at self-preservation.

You have to be able to be self-reliant and train on your own in between sessions.

Our Instructors

At the head of training of Lone Operator is Leo Prinsloo, former SA Police Task Force member and owner of The Edge Training Academy. Fortis will expose you to a variety of the best instructors in South Africa to ensure you get the best instruction.

Training is focused on defending the self, using all weapon platforms and more.

You will cover and practice some of the following topics:

  • Firearm fundamentals
  • Handgun tactical shooting
  • Close quarter battle tactics
  • Team Tactics
  • Tactical Medical
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Night Shooting
  • Mental fitness and more.

The curriculum is developed to make you your own first responder in an emergency life-threatening situation.

Now Also Included: Home Defense Video

People ask WHY do we do this? Simply because we’ve had enough of being pushed around as citizens in our own country. We need more people who can fight back against crime. 

To apply you will need to own your own, licensed handgun.

Fortis is a registered dealer with most suppliers and should any kit be required, it can be acquired through us at a discounted rate.

No contract, no obligation, you can cancel at any time. The only rule is – dropping out at any time means you will have to start at the beginning again. Do not expect a military-type boot camp scenario where instructors shout military-style commands at you.

Do expect professional instructors with legit backgrounds teaching you in a professional manner. We are looking for self-motivated, driven individuals with a hunger to learn.

You will then be provided with an info pack whereupon the program will be unfolded.

Get More As A Lone Operator!

During Your Lone Operator Training You Qualify For The Following :

  • Percentage discounts on items such as plate carriers, torches and more from Geardo
  • 5% discount on all kit from Tactical Quartermaster – The Quarter Master
  • discounts on selected online courses by Fortis
  • do selected stand-alone courses for free (only pay range fees), hosted by Fortis

What You Need to Know

You need your own licensed handgun, mags and holsters. 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. You can also buy an ifak from us on the course. Then you will need the normal eyes, ears, hat, sunscreen and range clothing. That means closed shoes. You are responsible for your own food and drink during sessions. It is important to stay hydrated.

The course will cost you R850 pm for 6 months. Included in this fee is the main session’s range fee. You also get a Lone Operator cap and access to some of Fortis’ online courses. But most of all you have free access to select 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 – *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

Range clothes. Pants, shirt, closed shoes. Remember we are shooting from different 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, or you can buy from us. Sunblock can help.

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.

You must supply your own ammo. As a Fortis Member, you can check with our vendors for specials. Or you can buy ammo from some of the instructors – NB – this ammo cannot be taken home and has to be used on the range as per law.

You can work on 100 rounds per session – sometimes 150 sometimes 50 – average it out on 100 rounds per session

The program runs over a 6 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 Saturdays are pre-determined and a program is handed out when you sign up so you will have the year program in advance so that you can plan.

You can catch up a session with another group if there is another group nearby that does the same session.

Payment is made on a monthly basis irrespective of whether you miss the session or not, payment is due, you will then have to catch up on missed sessions with other groups as stated above.



5 February 2022

Registration Procedure

Please Make The Following Payment To Secure Your Spot

Amount : R850
Reference : Your Name And Surname + LOE (example DEON COETZEE LOE)
First National Bank
Lone Operator PTY Ltd
Current Account 62903314433
Branch Code 260216

Then fill the form below and attach (upload) proof of payment in the relevant field.