Captain Mike Evans received his initial firearms training with the United States Marine Corps in 1988 and it continued while he served with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines as an Anti-tank Gunner (0351) in the infantry career field until 1992. During his active duty service, he was afforded the opportunities to attend several schools such as jungle warfare, desert warfare and mountain warfare and numerous other training deployments. This allowed for him to take his training and apply it to various and complex environments and situations. He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal in February 1991 as his unit was securing from its desert operations with Task Force Ripper - Desert Shield/Storm. After leaving active duty, he served with the U.S. Marine Reserves obtaining the rank of Sergeant.
Captain Evans military awards include:
Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (w/2 stars), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (w/2 stars), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Rifle Expert Badge (3rd Award), Sharpshooter Badge, Meritorious Mast.
Captain Michael Evans began his career as a law enforcement officer with the Sumter Police Department in June of 1998. He has worked for the agency as a Patrol Officer, Community Oriented Police Officer, Traffic Officer and Recruitment Officer. In 2007, he was promoted to Sergeant and reassigned as the Training Officer. From this position, he transitioned to work as a Patrol Sergeant and the Traffic Supervisor. In April 2010, he was promoted to Lieutenant and appointed to assume command of the Support Services Division. In July 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.
As the commander of this division, Captain Evans oversees and manages the Records, Recruitment, Training, and the Citizens Assistance Unit (CAU). Evans also oversees the department’s procurement, vehicle fleet and facility maintenance. It is the mission of the division to provide continual support to the agency in order to ensure that law enforcement operations are effective and uninterrupted.
Captain Mike Evans is married to Brandi Evans. He has two children (Zachary and Courtney) and two step-children (James and Landon).
Captain Evans has been teaching concealed weapons class in the Sumter community since May 2007
Please bring your firearms to the classroom portion. When bringing them inside, please have the slides locked to the rear on semi-automatics and cylinders opened on revolvers. Absolutely no live ammunition or loaded firearms allowed in the classroom. Safety
Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on gun safety and proper gun handling. Students refusing to follow safe practices as demonstrated in class or who repeatedly handle firearms in an unsafe manner will be expelled, and will not receive a refund. The instructor's judgment will be final in all cases.
All students will be required to sign a full waiver of liability. To take this course you must not be prohibited by law from owning or handling firearms. CWP Sumter, LLC reserves the right to refuse any applicants for these training courses for any reason.Range Location
The range is located near 600 Justin Lane, just off US 521 South near the Pocotaligo Treatment Plant and Gibbs Stone. If you travel south on US 521 from Sumter, look for it on your right approximately 1 mile past the new Pocotaligo Industrial Park. Please call if you have any problems locating the range. We will see you soon!