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Kyle Lamb Joins Panteao’s Cadre of Instructors

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Columbia, SC, March 12, 2018 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the addition of Sergeant Major (retired) Kyle Lamb to the cadre of instructors available from Panteao’s online firearm training center. For those that may not be familiar with Kyle or his company, Viking Tactics, Kyle spent over 21 years in the United States Army, with over 15 of that in 1st SFOD-D Delta Force. He has participated in many conflicts including Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraq, as well as in the battle made famous by the movie Black Hawk Down in Mogadishu, Somalia. Kyle is the Founder and President of Viking Tactics, a tactical training and gear business. He is also a member of Warriors Heart Foundation. Kyle appears on several television shows and has written books called, Green Eyes and Black Rifles, Stay in the Fight, and his latest book, Leadership in the Shadows.

The first video Panteao is filming with Kyle Lamb is “Make Ready with Kyle Lamb: Pistol 1.5” which is being filming in April and expected to be released in May of this year.

“I’m very happy to be working with Kyle Lamb on his upcoming instructional videos,” said Fernando Coelho, President/CEO of Panteao Productions. Fernando also said, “While Kyle has produced his own great series of videos at Viking Tactics, I felt having his knowledge also available from Panteao would be a great asset to our viewers and further help spread his training.”


The Panteao instructional videos with Kyle Lamb will be available on DVD from both Panteao as well as Viking Tactics. Digital Download versions of his videos will be available from Panteao in SD and HD format. His videos will be available streaming in Ultra HD and HD video to the Panteao streaming video subscribers, allowing his content to be watched from a PC or Mac, from a phone or tablet with one of the Panteao Make Ready mobile apps, or on television via the Panteao Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV.

Military Channel to Air “Delta Force: Tier 1”

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The other day I noticed a commercial on the Military Channel for an upcoming special entitled, “Delta Force: Tier 1” airing July 16th at 10:00PM (EST). From the commercial it looks like SGM Kyle Lamb (USA, Ret) was interviewed and I have been told that footage from the excellent Panteao Press documentary, “Battle of the Black Sea” featuring MSG Paul Howe (USA, Ret) was used for this special.

To see the full “Battle of the Black Sea” visit

Viking Chronicles: Sniper Time with the Accuracy International AX50

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

It’s a fun video. Enjoy!

5.11 TDK – The Jokes On Them

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

For an April Fool’s Day goof, 5.11 Tactical came up with a great scheme. They would tell everyone that they were going to manufacture a tactical kilt. They went all out and produced a fantasy product called the 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt. They even recruited spokesman Kyle Lamb to get in on the act. The video and gag product page went viral and it was such a big hit that they decided to go ahead and produce a run…for real. Nothing like capitalism in action. The market demands a product and they make it. Here is 5.11 Tactical’s full response to the phenomenon.

Friends in the 5.11 Tactical Community,

About a month ago our lead designer, Cory Nykoluk, came to me with the idea to have some fun on April 1st with a 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt. “We’ve had a number of requests for kilts, so why not make one?” Cory had enlisted our creative services director, Matt Frederick and our director of ecommerce, Brian Rogers. I gave the project a green light with the commander’s guidance to make the “TDK” a true 5.11 product supported by a proper launch. Operational security was strict as only about 6 people inside 5.11 knew about this project. In fact, the only reference in meetings and e-mails was to “Project Caber.” Our close friend Kyle Lamb, President of Viking Tactics, was briefed and signed on immediately. It turned out he was about to attend a Dropkick Murphys concert. Perfect timing as band member, Scruffy Wallace, is a kiltsman who plays bagpipes and the tin whistle in a VTAC T-shirt. The final piece needed was an athlete/first responder to demonstrate the mobility of the TDK. Matt Frederick called Roman, a veteran duty sheriff and Parkour athlete and we were rolling.

Last week, when we reviewed the video footage of Roman leaping walls in the TDK – it was clear – we had achieved the goal of making a Kilt true to the 5.11 brand. There was a collective “uh-oh, we only have one kilt in inventory!” On Saturday, March 31st, I called 5.11 Tactical founder, Dan Costa, to tip him off. His response: “Be ready, you’re going to sell some kilts!”

Indeed, the Tactical Duty Kilt launch was a success, so it seems the April Fool’s Day joke is on us! Due to your positive response, we are pleased to announce that the Tactical Duty Kilt will become available for pre-orders soon on the following web page: We don’t plan to make the TDK an “in-line” product, so this is a limited time, web only offer. If you haven’t already signed up for notifications on when this product becomes available for purchase, please do so now at and give us your name and e-mail address in the form located on the right-hand side of the page. We plan on sending out 1 more email to those that have given us their information to confirm size and color and other important ordering details.

5.11 Tactical Duty Kilts will be available in Black, Khaki, and OD Green (MultiCam will be offered at a slightly higher price) in even waist sizes 30- 40 for a very limited time – don’t miss out. Remember we only have one in inventory today, so we’ll need some time to make them for you!

Thanks for your friendship, sense of humor and support of 5.11 Tactical. I’m signing off to place my Tactical Duty Kilt order!

Tom Davin
CEO, 5.11 Tactical

Thanks CK!

The 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Endorsed by Kyle Lamb and Scruffy Wallace of the Drop Kick Murphys.

Well played 5.11, well played…

MilSpec Monkey SHOT Follow-Up

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Anyone that does the media tour of SHOT Show will tell you how overwhelming it can be, and how much information that will stack up. Our friend Milspec Monkey has uploaded some more material from his 2012 SHOT Show sortie.He advises that it was “…even slower than usual, but making sure to get the media on up. Shotshow went overall smooth this year, no crazy rainstorms and better wireless service. Scored a cold as usual from the handshake factory, but thems just part of the experience at this point. Summary words of the show, I’d say: Light-Weight and Zombies. Check out my YouTube channel for the usual pile, made it all the way up to 3 cameras this year…”

He also advised there’s a new gallery up by his “ol’ buddy Pye.”

Here’s one of the videos from his channel, an interview with Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics.

Stay in the Fight: Tactical Reading Goodness from Trample and Hurdle Press

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Most SSD readers already know the name Kyle Lamb. He’s a retired Army Sergeant Major with years of special operations experience at the absolute top of the snake-eater food chain. These days, he runs Viking Tactics, teaches all over the place and continues to astonish students with his proficiency and shooting ability. He not only teaches tactics, he’s passion about inculcating a true scholarly warrior ethos in his students (by scholarly, think open minded and willing to learn something new every day, all the time). Since his classes, and seminars, and traveling apparently don’t keep him busy enough, he also designs VTAC tactical equipment, guest blogs on matters of tactics and leadership and writes books.

SGM (Ret) Lamb’s second book effort is called “Stay in the Fight, A Warrior’s Guide to the Combat Pistol.” It is available online from 5.11 Tactical.

Chambered or Not. This question always comes up. Do you have a round chambered when you are carrying concealed? Absolutely. Let me caveat this by saying one other thing. Only if you are carrying in a safe holster that will not allow the weapon to accidentally discharge. If you plan to shove the weapons in your britches and go with it, you may want to rethink the loaded chamber. I prefer a holster to save the embarrassment of dropping a weapon down your pants leg or into a third world toilet hole…not that this ever happened to me in Saudi Arabia in 1991….
Stay in the Fight, Chapter 24 pg. 264

As with any book of this type, we approached it with respectful skepticism. There can be no doubt the author has the background and chops to discuss the topics he does, but putting that sort of thing into a book, on paper can be extremely difficult. This isn’t by any means a matter of the author’s literary or teaching ability. Frankly, there are as many good instructors who aren’t able to effectively write as SMEs as there are truly awful instructors who can craft slick, well-written articles that disguise how completely out of their depth they truly are. It’s a matter of the subject content. Learning to shoot, just like learning to clear a room or learning to follow a track, is best done on the range, in the field, hands-on. The best thing a book (or article) in this genre can typically hope to do is broaden someone’s background knowledge, provide additional reference material to expand on what they already know, introduce them to a particular topic or something similar.

Stay in the Fight does this remarkably well. This is one of those rare books that really does have something to offer shooters or “tactical operators” of every skill level and SGM (Ret) Lamb’s blunt, direct speech (even candor) is refreshing as hell. He’s informative, articulate, occasionally self-deprecating and his chapters never fail to be interesting. Look, you’re not going to pick up this book and become a deadly SWAT tactical Special Forces black budget ninja pistolero even if you do memorize every single he says, worship it as tactical gospel, and quote it on the forums you frequent (which would, by his own admission, horrify him). You can read this book, at once or in pieces, in between time on the range or before going to your next course, and substantially improve your abilities. This isn’t a marksmanship book, nor does it attempt to be handgun tactical scripture. It’s a great treatise on gunfighting. Take what you want out of it or leave it. Think of it as the written equivalent to the training videos we discussed earlier in the month.

Tell you what else is nice? It’s written for every possible end user. True, only the really driven LEOs and Military personnel are going to buy it anyway, but this is written (and illustrated) so anyone that carries a gun can benefit from the author’s experience; even if you disagree with some of his assertions. (Keep in mind, he stresses at the very beginning he’s teach a way to shoot, not the way to shoot.) The photos are systematic, clear and well positioned to augment the building block style of his lessons, but all of them are fairly self contained…in other words, you can read from the foreward through to the end, or go straight to Pistol Selection or Drawing from Concealment as you need.

We recommend “Stay in the Fight”. It’s worth the money and your time, even if that means spending the majority of your “me” time in the small room for those occasions when you get to sit by yourself and think. Oh, and if you don’t get the name of the publishing group, Trample and Hurdle Press you need to get out more.