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Be Your Own First Responder!

Only 1 Saturday Per Month Over 12 Months Will Change Your Life

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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, 2022. 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 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.

Developed by ex SAPS Task Force Members (Leo Prinsloo) for civilian applications, the Lone Operator program is designed to take you on a 12-month journey (just one Saturday per month), 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.

It is the is the ONLY training of it’s kind in SA.

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


Over 350 Lone Operators Trained So Far


Watch What Our Lone Operators Say

“Thank you Lone Operator , because of your training and tactics I was able to adequate defend my family and stopped a potential home invasion. While staying safe and keeping calm because the mind was prepared for the shit that comes. No shots fired and they got away but my family is safe. It is scary when your wife calls you and says there is someone busy at our back door and she is home alone with our youngest daughter.
Thanks Deon, Leo and the team.”

Become Part Of Our Unique Family When You Join Lone Operator

What we are looking for?

We are looking for people willing to commit to a 12-month time frame of training. Someone committed to learning. Someone who is not afraid of pushing themselves 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
  • 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.

Over 350 Lone Operators Trained

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
  • to be part of a unique brotherhood and create friends that share the same values and experiences (priceless)

What You Need to Know

Only 1 Saturday Per Month Over 12 Months

This is a part time course that is presented 1 Saturday a month over a 12 Month period and is aimed to get you to become your own first responder when it comes to violent contact crime.  You have 1 session per month on a Saturday and then have access to specific stand-alone courses at a hugely discounted rate. 


We get this question all the time. Why fitness? What are the fitness requirements? How fit must I be to do the course?
The fitness is not done to disqualify you from the course.

Sadly, however, the fact of the matter is that you will not be able to defend yourself successfully if you are not functionally fit.

This means you need to be able to drag yourself or your partner out of harm’s way, need to be able to go down prone, roll, get up on the knees etc.

Furthermore, the fitter you are the better you will cope with the Body Alarm reaction. Your body will also be better able to cope with stress should you be wounded. And obviously, the fitter you are, the quicker your mind will react.

You do not need be super fit to do the Lone Operator Course, But Need At Least Functional Fitness In Order To Kneel, Crawl, Wrestle and Move About Quickly And Efficiently

The fitness test on Lone Operator is to firstly create a benchmark and then cultivate a fitness mindset. The video below shows some of the exercises you will be doing on the LO course.

So even if you can only do 4 pushups, 0 pullups etc, the fitness part of this course is intended to get you to start a regime of fitness, not to disqualify you from the course.

This is NOT a selection requisite, but a mindset cultivation. 

Once on the course, everyone quickly realises where their fitness levels are lacking and you can work towards improving your fitness. You need to be able to get yourself dirty, down on the back, up, down on the stomach, up, down, roll, pull your own body weight, and be able to carry another person (injured). This is the type of fitness required.

The expendables program is only for people who are physically restricted from doing the above.

Watch The Video Below To See What To Expect ITO Physical Activity

You need your own licensed handgun, mags and holsters. The modules for shotgun and carbine are stand-alone modules and can be attended by those who do own these platforms. In some cases, rentals are available but not everywhere and not always. We teach you with the platform/s that you own, so you will use that. You MUST have your own licensed handgun. If you also own a shotgun, that can be used on the scenarios sessions. Same with a carbine.

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 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 – *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, 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 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 a Friday eve and ending the Sunday afternoon.

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.


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