Skip to main content

Carolinas Tactical Support Systems (CTS2) is a U.S. Veteran Owned Small Business.

Brilliance in the Basics!

 Started in 2021 by U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Sev Palacios with the intent to provide beginner level through advanced weapons instruction to private citizens and service professionals seeking to improve personal weapons handling or further professional skills development. Sev brings over thirty (30) years of experience to the small arms training profession. He has served as a U.S. Marine Corps Primary Marksmanship Instructor, where he oversaw training and development for over 2000 US Marines and countless others while deployed to Southeast Asia. While in active service he attained a 100% USMC Rifle qualification success rate and a 98% expert rating with the service pistol. He also holds successful ratings with the M240B (7.62×51) and M249 (5.56×45) Squad Automatic Machine Guns and also an Honor Graduate of US Army and US Marine Corps weapons training and shooting schools.

Mission Statement

CTS2 is a results driven team that reinforces the basic skills mastery and weapons application fundamentals (Tactical Carbine, Combat Pistol, Precision Rifle, Belt Fed Machine Gun) required for national, regional defense and private security industry professionals. Our organization serves as the enabler of choice for the force provider by offering no frills, quality weapons training for the customer in accordance with organizational and legal guidelines.

Our emphasis is to ensure the individual and the customer remain mission ready and capable of performing and executing assigned tasks in any environment or condition. Our training method centers on one key factor: Brilliance in the Basics! Our psychology is that if you cannot master basic principles under a variety of conditions, even the most advanced principles will not support mission success due to bad habits and poor marksmanship fundamentals.

Training is provided in a small group setting or tailored based on individual needs. The focus is to master basic marksmanship principles and improve weapons handling confidence and awareness. We offer 3-Day, 5-Day and extended courses to fit the client’s needs. Each training day is 8-hours long with a full-mission profile practical application event on the last day of training.

  • Industry Category

    Security and Defense

  • Industry characteristics

    Weapons Training and Operations

  • Industry Regulations

    ISO 9001 (Pending), International Trafficking in Arms Regulation (ITAR)

Meet the Team

Time Proven Experience

CTS2 staff bring together over 100-years of combined, proven experience in the industry. We can sell you gimmicks that serve you no purpose. Or we can provide you critical skills and tips to help you make precious seconds count.

Sev Palacios

Owner/ Senior Instructor

Walter Rea

Sr. Operations

Connor McLean

VCQB/ Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Still having trouble Deciding? Get A Consultation

It is perfectly OK to be nervous about choosing the right training partner. There are various masters and perpetual students of firearms and shooting in the industry. Please feel free to give us a call to learn more about why we are the training solution of choice for your organization’s training and development needs!