London Bridge Trading

Posts Tagged ‘Panteao Productions’

Panteao Introduces A New Custom Knife By Battle Horse Knives

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Columbia, SC, December 28, 2015 – Panteao Productions introduces the new MRTK made exclusively for Panteao by Battle Horse Knives. It was developed with the combined input of Dan Coppins of Battle Horse Knives and the instructors from the Panteao Make Ready to Survive Series. The goal was to create a workhorse of a knife that could handle a wide range of uses and scenarios. The MRTK does just that and then some.

Dan Coppins is Co-Owner of Battle Horse Knives and has been an avid hunter for over forty years. Dan has three children and six grandchildren that he enjoys passing on his hunting and outdoor knowledge to. Dan also enjoys making and designing knives that will bring his company to the next level.

“We were introduced to Dan by instructors from the Panteao Survival Series and I was extremely impressed with his work and attention to detail,” said Fernando Coelho, president of Panteao Productions. Fernando continued, “His no nonsense approach to knives and knife making inspired us to film a video on selecting a knife and during those discussions, the MRKT came about. I’m very happy with the way it came out. It truly is a beast.”

The blade is made from 0-1 Tool Steel. It’s an oil hardening (cold work) steel that provides deep hardening and high toughness properties. It’s one of the most forgiving of any knife steel and produces blades of excellent quality. The MRTK features a full tang design for maximum strength and durability. The blade itself is a saber grind. That type of grind is known for being strong, heavy-duty, and good for handling a wide range of tough jobs. Everything from field dressing game to splitting wood, the MRTK can tackle it. You also get great control with the secondary convex edge of the blade. The spine of the knife has a 90 degree angle which is ideal for creating tinder or making a spark with a rock or ferrocerium rod. The handle is made from a combination of dark red G-10 and black Micarta, attached with brass & stainless steel Bird’s Eye Bolts and Heavy Duty Epoxy. The finger groove helps give you a solid and secure grip and the overall shape of the handle helps reduce the chance of hot spots in your hand after extended use. A 3/8” lanyard hole is perfect for paracord, leather, or cordage. To secure the MRKT and keep it within easy reach is the Kydex sheath with a leather backer. The knife is secured in place within the sheath with a thumb lock system. Pull the lock up and the knife is secure in the sheath. Push it down and you have access to your knife. The leather backer helps make your sheath quiet when moving around.

panteao knife

For more information on the MRKT video the Panteao website at:

Panteao Films New Blacksmithing Series of Videos

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Columbia, SC, December 22, 2015 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the filming of four new videos for the Make Ready to Survive Series. The Panteao film crew traveled to Jackson, OH and spent time with Dave Canterbury at his facility filming a series dedicated to blacksmithing. Each video builds upon the previous one, from what you need to start blacksmithing to creating simple tools and finally making your own fixed blade knife and axe. We enjoyed filming these videos and think you will like them too. Dave walks you through all the blacksmithing steps in a clear and methodical approach that will help you to start hammering steel.

These titles are currently in post-production status and being edited. They can be pre-ordered from the Panteao website with a 10% savings while they are in pre-order status.

We will also be announcing very soon an auction where the winner will receive the Viking Axe and Knife created by Dave in the videos. The folks at Battle Horse Knives also supported our project by creating custom sheaths for both the knife and axe. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Autism Society.

Panteao Blacksmith

Panteao Releases New Pat McNamara Video

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Columbia, SC, September 23, 2015 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the release of the streaming version of the new video, Make Ready with Pat McNamara: Carbine TAPS.

Pat McNamara (Mac) has 22 years of Special Operations experience, 13 of which were in 1st SFOD-D. He has extensive experience in hostile fire/combat zones in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He trains individuals at basic and advanced levels of marksmanship and combat tactics.

With Carbine TAPS (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting), Mac introduces you to his performance based training methodology. He reviews carbine setup, the basics of rifle marksmanship, discovery learning, malfunctions, use of cover, moving with a rifle, the four shooting positions, his Bilateral drill, the Grid of Fire drill, the Grinder, the Turn and Burn, the Blaze X drill and more.

Filmed in UltraHD 4K video, Carbine TAPS is available streaming online for Panteao subscribers via the Panteao website, mobile apps, and Make Ready Roku Channel. The DVD version will begin shipping by October 1st.

Make Ready - McNamara

Panteao, Texas Armament & Technology And Aguila Announce Partnership

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Columbia, SC, September 15, 2015 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce a partnership with Texas Armament & Technology and Aguila Ammunition. Moving forward Panteao will be exclusively using Aguila ammunition during the filming of the Panteao instructional videos.

With each video title filmed, the one constant is the need to put rounds downrange. Whether Panteao is filming an instructor demonstrating a drill or shot placement, lots of live rounds are a necessity. Then there are the times the Panteao camera operators want that “money shot” and need to shoot high frame rate video. Again, more ammo must be sacrificed for the greater good. Equally important for Panteao is the quality of the ammunition. If the ammo doesn’t work because of a bad primer or other defect, then a scene must be reshot. Time is money on the production set.

“Aguila Ammunition is proud to be the exclusive ammunition sponsor of Panteao Productions instructional videos. Fernando, the production crew and the trainers work incredibly hard to produce the most informative, educational and valuable training tools available today,” said Kristi Drawe, Director of Marketing at Texas Armament & Technology.

“With Aguila, we know we have high quality ammo that is consistent and reliable for our filming purposes. Reliability means less reshoots and more efficiency when we’re filming,” said John Tormey, Director of Photography at Panteao.

Panteao, TX Armament & Technology, And Aguila

Paul Howe : Combat Mindset – Dealing With Negative Thoughts

Monday, August 24th, 2015

MSG Paul Howe (USA, Ret) is a special operations veteran and owner of Combat Shooting And Tactics. When Paul talks, I listen.

To see Paul Howe’s entire presentation visit,

Train With The Panteao Instructors At The Panteao Facility In SC

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Columbia, SC, August 17, 2015 – Panteao is happy to announce that starting in September, we will be offering training classes at our Swansea, South Carolina facility. These classes will be taught by the same Panteao instructors that appear in our instructional videos. This will give you the opportunity to not only train with one of the instructors in person, you may also end up appearing in an upcoming Panteao video.

The facility is a 15 minute drive from the Columbia Airport (CAE) and 90 minutes from either the Charlotte (CLT) or Charleston (CHS) airports. Access is easy from I-95, I-20, I-77, and I-26.

For more information about the classes currently scheduled, visit the Panteao website at:

Make Ready Training

New Jeff Gonzales Instructional Video From Panteao Productions

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Columbia, SC, August 17, 2015 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the release of the first video title from Jeff Gonzales: Concealed Carry TTPs.

Jeff Gonzales heads up the staff of diverse trainers and instructors for Trident Concepts, LLC, a reality based company specializing in personal protection tactics and training for armed and unarmed conflicts. Jeff was a decorated and respected US Navy SEAL and has worked in a variety of environments and capacities throughout the globe. In this video Jeff reviews concealed carry tactics, techniques, and procedures. He goes over situational awareness, everyday carry practices, conflict resolution, the threat matrix, and contact with on duty police. He also reviews handgun and ammunition selection, belt and holster selection, clothing selection, methods of carrying concealed, drawstroke techniques, reloads, defeating multiple cover garments, and more. Jeff presents you with a straight forward approach to concealed carry.

This is the first instructional video from Panteao filmed in Ultra HD (4K) resolution. The video is available streaming in UltraHD and HD for Panteao subscribers from the Panteao website. The DVD version will commence shipping in 5-7 days.

Jeff Gonzales

Product Page for Jeff Gonzales: Concealed Carry TTPs:

Panteao Establishes Facility In South Carolina

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Columbia, SC, August 6, 2015 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce that moving forward, Panteao’s Make Ready Series of instructional videos will be filmed in South Carolina.

After five years of filming the majority of the Make Ready videos near the Seminole Reservation in Big Cypress, Florida, videos will now be filmed at the Sandlapper Gun Range in Swansea, South Carolina.

“While we loved the facility in Big Cypress it was a trek each day to get to and from the range. That made for early mornings and late nights every day because of getting to/from the facility”, said John Tormey, Director at Panteao. John continued, “While the instructors and crew held up fine through it all, we knew we needed to secure a facility with easier access. Equally important, we needed a facility closer to our base of operations.”

Fernando Coelho, president of Panteao Productions, added, “The nine hour drive from South Carolina to Florida did get a little played out after doing it for five years. Now we are able to do more right here in South Carolina. While we will still be filming some training videos and documentaries on location around the country, this will help make the bulk of our shoots much more efficient.”

In addition to filming instructional videos at the new facility, Panteao will be offering training classes taught by the Panteao instructors. “Since we are already bringing the instructors to our facility to film the Make Ready videos, it makes sense to have them stay a few extra days and teach a class. That also gives us the chance to film additional footage during the class,” said Fernando Coelho.

The new facility features a 600 yard rifle bay, a 25 yard rimfire bay, three 25 yard handgun bays, and a 360 degree tactical bay. In addition to the flat ranges, there are plans to construct a larger classroom, shoot house and Hogan’s Alley for both filming and training purposes.

The facility is a 15 minute drive from the Columbia Airport (CAE) and 90 minutes from either the Charlotte (CLT) or Charleston (CHS) airports. Access is easy from I-95, I-20, I-77, and I-26.

The facility will be made available to firearms industry manufacturers that wish to test their products in a controlled environment, away from public view, with the ability of having the testing filmed for in-house use. Manufacturers interested in utilizing the facility should contact Fernando Coelho at

Training Classes will be posted on the Panteao website and social media sites shortly.