LONE OPERATOR

Be Your Own First Responder!

(the SAPS clearly is not going to be there for you)

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 attack 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.

FACT : 1.3 MILLION HOUSE ROBBERIES PER YEAR

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 course. A course that runs over 12 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 program is designed to take you on a 12-month journey, exposing you to top-quality instructors, teaching you to become self reliant and prepared in protecting yourself, your family and community from violent attack and disaster.

In the end you earn the coveted Lone Operator badge.

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WHAT OUR OPERATORS SAY

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What we are looking for?

We are looking for people willing commit to a 12-month time-frame of training. Someone committed to learning. Someone not afraid of pushing themselfs to the next level.

This course is for people who are not afraid to push themselves mentally and physically. Physical Training will be done during every session. 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 as you will be evaluated in order to be able to progress.

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.

Every three months you will have to pass an evaluation to continue onto the next phase. You will be required to keep a certain level of fitness and be willing to commit to the complete 12-month session. Dropping out at any time means you will have to start at the beginning again.

You will cover and practice some of the following topics:

  • Firearm fundamentals
  • Handgun tactical shooting
  • Carbine tactical shooting
  • Shotgun tactical shooting
  • Knife Defence
  • Hand to hand combat
  • Close quarter battle tactics
  • Marksmanship (sniper training)
  • Team Tactics
  • Tactical Medical
  • Urban And Nature Survival
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Night patrols
  • Combat Fitness
  • 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

The training will culminate in a SERE weekend in order to earn your Lone Operator badge.

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 be medically fit enough to do exercise and 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).

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.

If you fit the above and agree to the rules, then please register below.

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

You need at least your own licensed handgun, mags and 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Ladies : Lone Operator is open to both men and women. If however you would prefer to join a ladies only group offering a tailored version of the Lone Operator Training then click the button below.