Steve Tarani

Steve is a former CIA protective services subject matter expert who served on Donald Trump’s pre-election protection detail and is the lead instructor for the NRA’s new Non-ballistic Weapons Training program offered nationally to 2.3 million members. Tarani, an active protective agent, is a Central Intelligence Agency and FLETC-certified federal firearms instructor who also provides services for the US Naval Special Operations Command, FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association, National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), and others. For more information on Steve, visit his websites: SteveTarani.com HandToGun.com

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Your Best Defense

Posted by Steve Tarani

Mar 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM

As a professional instructor and keynote speaker throughout the public and private sectors, my courses range from awareness-based training (preventative measures) to empty hand defense, to non-ballistic weapons defense (edged, impact, flexible), to defensive firearms.

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Topics: Defensive Tactics

Chasing Time

Posted by Steve Tarani

Dec 21, 2018 3:10:00 PM

As a sworn deputy and later a federal employee, it was incumbent upon those of us carrying firearms to qualify with those weapons, meeting the minimum standard as set by that agency or department.

Technically speaking, you could squeak by your in-service qualification with a barely-passing score. However, to the rest of the team you’d be considered a second-rate schmuck if you didn’t hit close to that perfect score. The boys might let you slide if you were down one or two points, but any more than that was considered pedestrian, and you’d pay the price of choking on a giant mouthful of humble pie.

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Topics: Range Life, Defensive Tactics

Consistency Is King

Posted by Steve Tarani

Nov 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Finding yourself right smack in the middle of harm’s way can give pause even to the hardest of the hard. However, chance favors the prepared

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Topics: Everyday Carry

When Small Is All...

Posted by Steve Tarani

Sep 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Why carry a .380 when you can carry a .45 or even a 9mm pistol? Looking at it from the opposite end of the spectrum, why carry a .45 when you can carry a .50 caliber handgun? Why carry a pistol when you can carry a rifle?

It all filters down to personal decision based on deference to why and how you carry a gun. Further introspection should draw your attention to three important defensive carry factors that you’ve got to consider:

  1. Accessibility
  2. Concealability
  3. Personal Comfort
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5 Tips to Up Your Skills

Posted by Steve Tarani

Sep 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Back in my early Filipino Martial Arts training days (in edged and impact weapons), I would put in anywhere between forty to sixty hours (sometimes more) of hard skills training every week.

During that time, one of my Masters, Punong Guro Edgar Sulite (founder of the LAMECO fighting system), would always remind his committed disciples, that at any level of training, “Repetition is the mother of all skills.” 

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Forewarned is Forearmed

Posted by Steve Tarani

Jan 19, 2018 1:45:46 PM

Living in a world where extreme physical violence can erupt at a moment’s notice, it’s important to be armed with more than only one weapon!

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Springfield Armory® recommends you seek qualified and competent training from a certified instructor prior to handling any firearm and be sure to read your owner’s manual.  These articles are considered to be suggestions and not recommendations from Springfield Armory®.

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