Meet Your Instructor

ICARE’s Principal Instructor

El Rey “Buddy” Isgett

Principle Instructor

El Rey “Buddy” Isgett served in the United States Air Force as a Security Policeman for 10 years. During his time of service, he fired pistols, rifles, machine guns and even an anti-tank weapon. El Rey then joined the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office until his retirement after 30 years of service. El Rey has held several positions within the Sheriff’s Office to include certifications as a SCCJA Basic Law Enforcement Instructor, Firearms, Rifle and Master Taser Instructorships.

While El Rey was assigned to the Training Division, he instructed Basic Law Enforcement, Firearms, Basic Police Law, Self-Defense and was designated a Master Instructor for the Taser System. During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office, he trained and regularly qualified hundreds of Deputies and Corrections personnel in the use of their pistols, shotgun, and rifles assigned to them.

He is certified by the SC Criminal Justice academy, SLED, NRA and is a registered Concealed Weapons Instructor. He has spent thousands of hours instructing the basic skills of firearm safety, handling, and certification with firearms. His vast experience in Law Enforcement with the USAF and the Sheriff’s Office males him extremely qualified to share his experiences and qualify each individual as a new SC Concealed Weapons holder. He has currently certified over 100 students to obtain their SC CWP Permit and weapons safety!!!

  • SC Academy Instructor (28 years)
  • Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor (27 years)
  • Trained over 350 deputies yearly
  • NRA Patrol Rifle Instructor

Goals And What To Expect

You can expect to be given a down to earth explanation of South Carolina’s Concealed Weapons-Laws. Legally, when to use deadly force, what laws are applicable, where you can carry a concealed firearm to include which places are prohibited and your requirements while carrying firearm and what to do and say if approached by Law Enforcement?

You will also receive instruction on the basic types of firearms and how they work. You will learn the differences between a revolver and a semi-automatic and their function. You will learn different calibers, and size of weapons and why that matters. You will learn the answers to: which holster do I use, do I need a holster and where can I carry in my car or truck? You will also receive guidance on proper stance, posture, head position, eyesight, sight picture, and trigger squeeze.

Whether you are an experienced shooter or a beginner, everyone will benefit and become confident and knowledgeable of firearms, firearm safety, and how to be a proficient shooter.


Here’s what some of our students had to say about our CWP class:

Buddy really took his time to make sure I learned the required materials. He is a great instructor

Emily Sanders

I’ve been meaning to get a CWP for awhile now. A friend recommended Buddy and his prices are very reasonable.  Very happy I “pulled the trigger” haha

Harold Green

I already knew a good bit about guns and gun laws, just happy that now I can legally carry a firearm.

Grant Harvey