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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Cut Your Reaction Time (UHR)

Posted by Steve Tarani

Oct 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The martial arts offer an age-old perspective on something critically important to your shooting performance – reaction time. Employing a punch, a round kick, an edged weapon or a firearm in self-defense means that you’re reacting to a rapid and dynamic escalation of force. Your objective is to stop or gain control of that escalation. The single most important factor in meeting that objective is time.

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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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Self Defense Evolution - From Fists to EDC Pistols

Posted by Steve Tarani

Aug 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

The demand for self-defense was born at the dawn of time when the first cave man b*****-slapped the second cave man. Ever since, we humans have scratched and clawed our way up the evolutionary ladder of personal defense tools.

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Take The Curve

Posted by Steve Tarani

Jun 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

When it comes to personal protection against an active threat, having a defensive action plan is not a luxury but a necessity. The advantage of such a plan is:

  • You’re not waiting around to be caught in the middle of an attack
  • You are not forced to come up with a solution on the fly
  • You have a widened scope of awareness prior to an attack

Your intent should always be to predict or prevent your involvement in any violent physical threat. However, if you have no choice but to engage a threat, you must consider your response options based on realistic expectations.

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Topics: EDC

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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