Pinnacle Training Academy Providing Firearms Training, Concealed Carry Permits/ Open Carry Permits Tactical/Self Defense Training to the CSRA
Pinnacle Training AcademyProviding Firearms Training, Concealed Carry Permits/Open Carry PermitsTactical/Self Defense Training to the CSRA  

Comprehensive Services - Group and Individual

Pinnacle Training Academy is a professional personal development company with respect to firearms training.  Courses and Classes are offered to support skill sets ranging from the novice through the experienced firearm owner.  If you are interested in developing the proper knowledge, skill sets and attitude regarding firearms then Pinnacle Training Academy is for you.  Pinnacle Training Academy prides itself on providing One on One and Group Training Opprotunities, which are client focused and NRA/SLED approved.  Class sizes are small by design, resulting in more student and instructor interaction ='s Better Training.  


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SC CWP / Open Carry

SC Concealed Weapon Permit / Open Carry ~ (6 hours) - $100 Training - Designed to provide the student with classroom and range instruction regarding Firearms Safety, Handgun Knowledge, Handgun Use, Legal Concerns and Range Qualification.


Bring to class - firearm, 25 rounds of ammunition and a bag lunch.

Basic Pistol Class

IBasic Pistol - (6 hours) - $150- Designed to provide the student with classroom and range instruction regarding Safety, Firtearms Handling, Types of Firearms, Fundamentals of Shooting, Range Qualification, Storage of Handguns and Cleaning. The Course Goal is to provide the student with the Basic Knowledge, Skills and Attitude necessary to Purchase, Own and Use a Handgun Safely. 

Defensive Pistol Course 1 and 2

Defensive Pistol 1- (6 hours) - $200  Designed to prepare the student in the classroom and on the range with the basic skills necessary to draw from concealment (concealed carry), engage targets while stationary and on the move, under some stress and applying basic marksmanship fundamentals, clearing malfunctions, reloading and close contact techniques. The student candidate will have demonstrated to the instructor'(s) satisfaction the basic firearms knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for placement in this course. This course is the pre- requisite for all other advanced training courses. If you are going to carry this course is a must - Self Defense Shooting is very different than target shooting!  Don't just think you are prepared - Know It.


Defensive Pistol 2 - (5 hours) - $150  Review Defensive Pistol 1 and provide training which wil enhance ability by training students to shoot from unorthodoxed shooting positions, defending from within a vehicle, close quarter clearing/shooting and low light application of shooting fundamentals.  This course builds on what was learned in Defensive Pistol Course 1 and puts more "Tools on your Toolbelt".


Family Safety Training                                    Everyone has the right to defend themselves and their family, but how do we do that?  Not everyone is a gun person and a gun is not alwys the right tool for the situation.  Pinnacle Training Academy is providing Family Safety Planning regarding Self Defense, Legal Aspects, Awareness, Other Options, Technology and Communication.  If you are interested please contact Pinnacle Training Academy and we can schedule an in home training session.  Available Weekdays, Weekends, (Day or Evening) $100 

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Statistics, Legal Aspects -          Know the facts                                         

Awareness, Self Defense, Other Options -                                   Recognize a Threat                     Now what?                                What can I do?

Technology, Communication - Does Technology help or hurt?                How well do we communicate?


Womens Only Armed/Unarmed Self Defense

Womens Only Armed/Unarmed Self Defense - $200 Designed to provide the student with classroom and range experience regarding skill sets, attitude and stress management required during a critacl dynamic incident. Upon successful completion of this course the student will establish a quiet confidence in public settings, recognize potential danger areas and deliver substantial resistance to a real threat.  

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Unarmed Self Defense

IUnarmed Self Defense - (5 hours) - $75  Designed to provide the student with classroom instruction and practical application of basic unarmed self defense options and situational awareness guidelines. Upon successful completion of this course the student will establish a quiet confidence in public settings, recognize potential danger areas and deliver substantial resistance to a real threat. 

Range Time

Handgun - $30/Hour/Person - 2 hour minimum.  Call to schedule.


Pinnacle Training Academy's

Defensive Pistol Training Course


Carrying a firearm is a huge responsibility. 

If you carry for self defense ask yourself

            Am I prepared?

            Have I ever trained under stressful conditions?

            Can I manage the stress?

            What happens if I have a malfunction?

            If necessary, can I shoot on the move effectively?

These are a few examples of questions and training opportunities that you need to consider and prepare for.

Pinnacle Training Academy is uniquely qualified to provide you with the proper training you need to address these issues.


Course Requirements

Demonstrated Handgun Knowledge, Safety and Ability

Proper Attitude                                            

Pistol (Revolver/Semi Automatic)              


Ammunition (250-300) rds.      

2 or more Speed Loader/Mags

Dress = Casual/Comfortable – Jacket, Sturdy Footwear, Hat, Button Up or Closed Neck Shirt. Note - No Loose Jewelry


Training You Need – Training You Can Count On.


Interested Students Contact – Mike Lipscomb

803 480-5660 or 803 275-9487


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