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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.


Panteao Productions Expands Video Library

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Columbia, SC, December 28, 2017Panteao Productions is happy to announce the upcoming release of instructional videos that were originally produced and offered by Paladin Press. With the recent and unfortunate demise of Paladin, many videos titles faced going into limbo and no longer being available to viewers. Starting in January, Panteao will begin re-introducing video titles from instructors like Jeff Cooper, Louis Awerbuck, Jim Cirillo, and more. The videos will be initially available as digital downloads as well as digital streaming from the Panteao website, Make Ready mobile apps, and Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

Panteao will also be relaunching three previously published books from Louis Awerbuck and Jim Cirillo’s “Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights” in both paperback and Kindle edition.

A Sit Down with Carolina Arms Group Owner Mark McCoy and Pat McNamara on the New Blaze Ops Edition 1911

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

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I had recently heard that there was a new 1911 in the works by the folks at Carolina Arms Group. They are known for building high quality custom 1911s and they teamed up with Pat McNamara on the project. Most SSD readers are already familiar with Pat McNamara from TMACS Inc and Combat Strength Training. I had the opportunity to speak with both Pat McNamara and Mark McCoy from Carolina Arms Group about their collaboration on what they call the “Blaze Ops” Edition pistol:

SSD: Mark, tell me a little about yourself.

Mark: I’m the CEO and Founder of Carolina Arms Group. Prior to starting CAG I served in the Navy from 1989 to 2009.

SSD: What did you do in the Navy?

Mark: I was in the Aviation sector in repair and quality.

SSD: When did you start Carolina Arms Group?

Mark: I had been in the firearms industry from the time I left the Navy in 2009. I wanted to come out with my own high quality custom 1911 so in 2012 I launched Carolina Arms Group. The first two models I introduced were the Trenton and TC45.

SSD: Your Company is located in NC. Why NC?

Mark: We searched the Carolinas for where we would settle down and call home. We selected Mooresville, North Carolina due to its diverse background in high speed machining and close proximity to Montgomery Community College in Troy, North Carolina. My goal was to blend both senior gunsmiths and the next generation of gunsmiths for the long term growth of custom 1911 building in the industry.

Blaze Ops 2aSSD: One of the first things I noticed on your 1911s was the company logo on the slide. What exactly is it?

Mark: Our logo has a deep meaning to us at Carolina Arms Group.  We named our logo the Carolina Arms Group Eagle “C”. The top of the logo is the American Bald Eagle which to us represents the strength, protection and freedoms that our Great Nation offers. The lower portion of the Eagle ”C” has the wing folded forward which represents the men and women that have died, that have served and continue to serve Our Great Nation that may still continue to offer us strength, protection and freedom. The name Carolina Arms Group pays homage to the Carolinas, our support of the second amendment, and that we are a highly skilled group of gunsmiths and machinists.

SSD: I gotta ask… why the 1911?

Mark: The 1911 model handgun is the American handgun of choice for many of our citizens and the most respected instructors. In my opinion, there is no better handgun that represents America. The 1911 has stood the test of time and has been designated by many authorities as the finest service pistol of all time. I was infatuated at a young age with the mechanics and design of the 1911. I carried a 1911 while I served in the U.S. Navy and currently carry one as my sidearm of choice today.

SSD: What sets your 1911s apart from the others on the market?

Mark: Every Carolina Arms Group 1911 is uniquely blended and handcrafted with the end-user in mind. We believe in quality over quantity. We take our time on each and every 1911 as if we are giving life to it. Our 1911’s are built one at a time with every part laser engraved to the serial number and crafted one at a time. It’s all about craftsmanship and reliability.

SSD: So why did you team up with Pat Mac for this new project of yours?

Mark: Because Pat is one of the best of the best in his field and he deserves the best firearms.

SSD: Mac, I’ve seen you running 1911s in the past. What attracted you to the Carolina Arms Group version?

Mac: I’ve got a friend (Jon) who works for CAG. He tagged me on social media to let me know what CAG was working on. I chatted with Mark shortly thereafter and expressed my interest in purchasing a 1911 in 9mm.

SSD: Which model did you get from CAG?

Mac: Their Trenton 9.

SSD: What was the thought process that went into the specific features of the Blaze Ops 1911?

Mac: It is essentially a replica of the 1911 I used while serving in USASOC.

SSD: Mark, what were your thoughts on the features Mac wanted for the Blaze Ops edition?

Mark: I think Pat nailed it with what he felt a 1911 should be equipped with. From the uniquely blended one piece arched main spring housing, extended mag release, cocking serrations, flat top slide, fiber optic front and rear sights and proprietary coating. The Blaze Ops edition is a well-balanced tactical handgun.

SSD: Mac, after you took delivery of the Blaze Ops pistol, what were your initial thoughts on it?

Mac: I became instantly enamored.

SSD: I saw that you ran the pistol in a recent class you taught at the Panteao facility in SC, then used the same pistol for your upcoming Sentinel video from Panteao. Now that you’ve been putting the pistol through the paces, what do you think of it now?

Mac: I shoot for a living and do not shoot much for pleasure. This gun has reignited my love for shooting.

SSD: That says a lot. I have to ask… people always comment on social media about the high prices for premium 1911s like the Blaze Ops version. What do you say to those folks?

Mac: Quality is never cheap but it is often bargained. Good isn’t cheap and cheap isn’t good. These guns are custom built with American steel and every part is made and numbered for that specific gun.

SSD: When will the Blaze Ops Edition be available for purchase?

Mark: We are taking orders now for it. There are only 25 being built and Mac has the first one, so there are 24 left. Of those, a handful are already pre-sold. We expect to start shipping them in February.

SSD: Gentlemen, thank you for taking the time out to talk about your project.


Panteao Productions Introduces In-App Subscription Purchase

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Columbia, SC, November 20, 2017 – Panteao is happy to announce the new option of customers being able to purchase subscriptions right from the Panteao mobile app or television channel.


With the recent trend of folks across the country cutting the cord and dropping cable or satellite service and instead watching television streaming over the internet, Panteao was ready with the Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. The channel allows Panteao website subscribers to access all the same content they normally watch from their PC or Mac but also on their television.

To make that process even easier, you can now subscribe to the Panteao streaming service directly from your Roku, Amazon Fire, or Apple TV account via your television. This feature has also been added to both the Android and Apple mobile apps, making it possible to sign up for a streaming subscription either from your smartphone or tablet.

Once subscribed through either a Panteao app or channel, the subscriber will be able to access the Panteao content across all the channels, apps, and on their PC or Mac with the same login info. You can also still sign up for a subscription on the Panteao website.

To learn more about the ways you can stream the videos from Panteao, visit the Panteao website at: panteao.com/streaming-video-ways-to-watch

Panteao Productions Introduces Strength Training Videos 

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Columbia, SC, August 28, 2017 – Panteao is happy to announce the upcoming launch of a new streaming video series called Strength Performance Applications. The series is taught by instructor Scott Puckett. Scott previously appeared in the Panteao Make Ready with Tony Blauer instructional videos.

Scott Puckett served in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a close protection specialist with the US Department of State and the US Department of Defense. He held leadership rolls while tasked with protecting the highest-level dignitaries, foreign and domestic. Over the last two decades, Scott has served in several tactical capacities as a member of special weapons and tactics teams and leading high risk tactical operations.

Throughout his life, Scott has been physically active, participating in sports, martial arts, and watersports. Scott was first introduced to performance based athletic training as a team physical fitness regime while deployed in Afghanistan. Upon returning to the states, Scott completed an internship with two highly skilled physical fitness coaches and thus began his career coaching people to obtain their fitness goals. He founded and operated Richland 1 CrossFit, and then co-founded two local athletic performance facilities, assisting many more reach their desired objectives of being harder humans.

For the past twenty-three years, Scott has served as a law enforcement officer in one capacity or another. He is currently employed at the Horry County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit in Conway, South Carolina where he serves as the Wellness Coordinator. He leads his agency in teaching physical fitness, firearms, defensive tactics, and driving training.

Strength and conditioning training is an important part of an overall fitness program. It can dramatically improve the performance of those in special operations, military, police, firefighters, first responders, emergency service personnel, and the keen private citizen. Strength and conditioning training will help you become stronger, leaner, and healthier while giving you increased work capacity, durability, and protection against injury.

The new upcoming video series will help you improve your capacity on the range, reduce your fatigue and in doing so, help you gain more out of your range training time. Panteao Subscribers will have access to complete workouts that you can follow along. These training regiments will cover everyone from beginners to the more advanced. New workout videos will be added on a regular basis. The first videos will be released in September.


Panteao Productions Debuts New Cooking Series

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Columbia, SC, August 16, 2017 – Panteao is happy to announce the debut of a new series called “Wilderness to Table with Chef Bri”. In Episode One Chef Bri covers cooking Quail along with preparing a salad and desert. With each new episode there will also be additional videos available in separate categories. They include Meat Preparation, Chef Skills, Pantry Staples and recipe categories like Starters, Entrées, Desserts, and Cocktails.

Bri Van Scotter is a Professional Chef & Pastry Chef who loves to hunt. She attended the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, CA and graduated with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. After that, she felt the need to head back to school to study Pastry. Bri went on to graduate from The Art Institute with a degree in Baking and Pastry. After working in fine dining for years and having a passion for sharing her love and knowledge of food, she became a Chef Instructor at her Alma Mater The Art Institute. Bri is also BALLISTIC Magazine’s Wild Game Cooking Editor.

Wilderness to Table with Chef Bri is filmed in 4K Ultra HD resolution and is available streaming in Ultra HD and HD from the Panteao website, Panteao Make Ready mobile apps for Android and Apple devices, and on television via the Panteao Make Ready channel on the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV platforms.

Wilderness to Table on Panteao Website: panteao.com/wilderness-to-table

Wilderness to Table Intro Video: youtu.be/qo1ve3ZChGg

Panteao Productions – Father’s Day Promo

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

SSD Fathers Day Promo

Sign up now with the SSD Father’s Day discount code and get 25% off Panteao’s Streaming Video Subscription service. Have access to the entire Panteao video library streaming to your PC or Mac, on your smartphone or tablet with the Make Ready Android and Apple apps, and to your television from the Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV (4th gen). Use code FD25SSD on the Panteao website during checkout. Discount good through June 18th.


Panteao Teams Up with MGM Targets

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Columbia, SC, April 17, 2017 – Panteao is happy to announce MGM Targets coming on board as the official target sponsor for Panteao Productions.

“Panteao used steel targets from MGM back when we first started filming instructional videos. We welcome being able to use their steel again for filming of our videos and I look forward to working directly with Jeff Hoskinson and his team at MGM Targets,” said Fernando Coelho, president/CEO of Panteao Productions.

“We are extremely proud to be the steel targets of choice for Panteao Productions and their stable of fully vetted instructors. Panteao’s instructional videos have proven to be beneficial in delivering a wide array of tactics and methodologies to shooters across the globe. Providing responsibly armed citizens and MIL/LEO professionals with the training tools has always been a core principal of MGM Targets. This partnership will bring solid instruction and dynamic steel target drills that will be advantageous to shooters of all levels,” said Jeff Hoskinson, Director of Sales and Marketing for MGM Targets.

MGM steel targets will be appearing both in Panteao’s instructional videos as well as used by Panteao’s instructors at the Panteao facility for classes.