Posts Tagged ‘Panteao Productions’

Panteao Introduces Make Ready Daily Essentials Videos

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Columbia, SC, September 1, 2016 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the introduction of a new series of videos called the Make Ready Daily Essentials.

The Daily Essentials are a supplement to the Make Ready instructional video series. Panteao’s Streaming Video Subscribers will now benefit from new training content from the Panteao instructors delivered every day. The subject matter will vary and include topics relevant to what is going on today. Panteao subscribers can also request specific topics to be covered in upcoming Daily Essentials videos by emailing Panteao at

The Make Ready Daily Essentials are available on PC or Mac, mobile device via the Panteao Apple and Android Apps, or on your television from the Panteao Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Channels. All you need is a Panteao Streaming Video Subscription and you will have access to the Daily Essentials along with the entire Panteao video library.

Tony Blauer Joins Panteao Instructors

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Columbia, SC, August 11, 2016 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce an addition to the Panteao instructor lineup. Panteao will be introducing new videos with instructor Tony Blauer, founder and CEO of Blauer Tactical Systems.

Tony has pioneered research and training methodologies that have influenced and inspired martial art & combative systems around the world. His company, BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS (BTS) is one of the world’s leading consulting firms specializing in research & development of combative training & equipment for the military, law enforcement and self-defense communities. BTS has taught key performance enhancement, fear management, and combatives based on S.P.E.A.R. System research to military, law enforcement and civilian personnel since 1988.

With over 30 years professional consulting experience, BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS is highly sought out by progressive trainers interested in advanced scenario work, close quarter tactics, mind-set and confrontation management psychology. The Blauer team has had the privilege and honor of consulting for elite elements within the federal government like U.S. ARMY Special Forces & SPECIAL OPERATIONS, U.S. AIR FORCE, U.S. NAVY SEALs, FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL SERVICE, the U.S. COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, SECRET SERVICE, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER, U.S. MARSHALS.

“I was very happy to be introduced to Tony by one of our other instructors, Pat McNamara. Mac told me Tony would be a bad ass addition to our instructor cadre. That got my attention. After speaking with Tony, I agreed,” said Fernando Coelho, President of Panteao Productions.

“When I saw my good friend Mad Mac’s videos online I was really impressed with the production and started looking at the Panteao website. Panteao has so many great instructors and training tracks, I’m excited to be part of their effort to help make you safer,” said Tony Blauer.

Tony added, “In a real close quarter confrontation, you need to weather the ambush first, the SPEAR System breaks down the physiology, physics and psychology of the extreme close quarter confrontation. Because our system is based entirely on organic human movement, anyone can learn it and get safe within hours, and SPEAR, seamlessly transitions to any counter you’re skilled at from firearm, edged weapon or empty hands.”

The first title with Panteao from Tony Blauer is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to be filmed in October. For more info on Tony and his company, Blauer Tactical Systems, you can visit his website at:

You can find his page on the Panteao website here:

New Instructor at Panteao Productions

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Columbia, SC, July 5, 2016 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce an addition to the Panteao instructor lineup. Panteao will be introducing new videos with instructor Robert Keller starting with “Make Ready with Robert Keller: Proven Methods of the Carbine”.
Robert has spent more than 19 years with the United States Army in the Special Operations community. Robert has conducted combat operations in numerous theatres of operation, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and other undisclosed countries. Starting his carrier with the Army Rangers and later joining the Special Forces, Robert is currently serving in a SMU where he has been for the last 10 years. Robert is also the Founder and CEO of Gamut Resolutions LLC where he is quickly becoming highly sought after for law enforcement training, corporate outings, and civilian classes where he specializes in Carbine and Pistol courses.

“It’s great to be adding Robert to our cadre of instructors. He bases his training on his experiences in combat and not on unproven theory, something that is becoming more and more prevalent in the training community,” said Fernando Coelho, President of Panteao Production.

The first title from Robert is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to be filmed in September. For more info on Robert and his company Gamut Resolutions, you can visit his website at:

You can find his page on the Panteao website here:

Paul Howe Joins Panteao Productions

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Columbia, SC, May 3, 2016 – Panteao Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Howe as Director of Training & Video Production, effective May 1, 2016.

The role of Director of Training & Video Production is a new position at Panteao Productions created to assist with assessing new instructors, counsel and mentor instructors on video content, develop and maintain standards of conduct for instructors, develop an R&D Procedure for weapons videos, and work directly with the CEO of Panteao Productions on evaluating future video projects and overall company growth.

Paul Howe is a high-risk training instructor for Law Enforcement and Government Security who has evolved from the ranks. Beginning with a brief LE career in the late 1970’s, he served for 20 years in the U.S. Army, ten of those in Special Operations. Paul moved through the ranks and served as a Tactical Team Leader and Senior Instructor while assigned to Army Special Operations. During his tour in special operations he was involved in several combat actions. Upon retirement, Paul started CSAT-Combat Shooting and Tactics in 2000 as a top tier leadership and training company. Paul has appeared in nineteen Panteao instructional videos and a Panteao documentary on the Battle of the Black Sea, otherwise known as the true story of Black Hawk Down.

“I have worked with Paul since the start of Panteao Productions and he has always gone above and beyond towards helping the company. Bringing Paul on board as an official part of Panteao Productions will help Panteao continue to grow and in turn, reach even more people that need firearms training,” said Fernando Coelho, President and CEO of Panteao Productions.

Paul Howe will be working primarily out of his facility in Nacogdoches, TX as well as the Panteao corporate headquarters in Swansea, SC.

Paul Howe

Panteao Announces New Instructor

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Columbia, SC, April 19, 2016 – Panteao is pleased to announce an addition to the Panteao instructor lineup. Panteao will be introducing new videos with instructor Aaron Barruga starting with “Make Ready with Aaron Barruga: Small Unit Tactics”.

Aaron joined the US Army because of 9/11 and served in Special Forces. He was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Pacific Theater of Operations. Aaron left the military in 2013 and formed Guerrilla Approach.

“I’m very happy that we were introduced to Aaron. His no nonsense approach to training and the way he helps students to assess and solve problems will be a great addition to our training lineup,” said Fernando Coelho, President of Panteao Productions.

The first titles from Aaron are currently in pre-production and are scheduled to be filmed in September. For more info on Aaron and his company Guerrilla Approach, you can visit his website at You can find his page on the Panteao website here:

Panteao Teams Up With Renaissance Steel Research

Sunday, March 13th, 2016


Columbia, SC, March 10, 2016 – Panteao is happy to announce RSR Steel Targets coming on board as the official steel target sponsor for Panteao Productions. Renaissance Steel Research (RSR) was founded by Daniel Domin and Philip Weathers and is based out of Wilmington, NC. Danny has participated in reconnaissance, surveillance, and high threat protection operations in the Middle East as a Recon Marine and in Private Security. He has experience in protective security details, mobile and static security, close quarters battle, special reconnaissance and firearms instruction.

Renaissance Steel Research operates a 33,000 sq.ft. state of the art CNC machining, welding and fabrication facility in North Carolina and is a contract manufacturer specializing in all forms of CNC machine, metal fabrication, engineering, design and production. Renaissance Steel Research is a multi-faceted steel fabrication, welding, and engineering business.

“Existing Panteao instructors already run RSR steel targets in their classes and gave RSR the thumbs up,” said Fernando Coelho, president of Panteao Productions. Fernando added, “Danny gets it. Most people can’t justify purchasing steel targets for their personal use because of their high price. His targets are affordable yet still made from high quality AR500 rifle-rated steel. Besides, Danny is a pleasure to work with and his facility is near our facility. This was a no brainer.”

“We are extremely honored and look forward to working with Panteao!” said Daniel Domin, founder of RSR Steel Targets.

RSR brand steel targets and target stands will be appearing both in Panteao’s instructional videos as well as used by Panteao’s instructors at the Panteao facility for classes.

Panteao Videos Now Available On Apple TV

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Panteao Apple TV

Columbia, SC, February 15, 2016 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the launch of the much anticipated Panteao Make Ready Channel on Apple TV. With Apple TV, Panteao now has the Trifecta of streaming platforms, bringing the Panteao videos directly to subscribers’ televisions on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

When Panteao first launched streaming content from the Panteao website in May 2011, the only option was to watch the Panteao videos directly from the Panteao website on a desktop or laptop computer. Technology has grown in leaps and bounds in the past five years and Panteao has continued to expand the platforms that subscribers can benefit from. First there were the Apple and Android mobile apps. They give subscribers the opportunity to watch our content on their phones and tablets anywhere they want. The launch of our Roku Channel in August 2015 bridged the gap between computers and mobile devices, introducing televisions. With the addition of Amazon Fire TV and now Apple TV, subscribers have many ways to enjoy our content.

Panteao offers a monthly subscription as well as a 3-month, 6-month, and a yearly subscription. Subscribers have access to over 30 instructors and all the video content Panteao offers as often as you want, whenever you want. More videos are added on a regular basis, expanding the amount of content subscribers have access to. Yearly subscribers (domestic customers only) also receive a free one year membership to the National Rifle Association and a choice of one of their magazines.

While training online does not replace actual trigger time on the range, it is an excellent supplement to a class. Instructional videos can prepare you for what an instructor is going to present as well as serve as a refresher of what you learned when it’s months later.

The unfortunate reality of training is the majority of firearms owners do not seek it out. Whether it’s because of a lack of ranges nearby, the cost of attending a class, or the inability to take time away from work or family. Some may even feel they simply don’t need it. Whatever the reason (or excuse) it doesn’t change the fact that firearm handling skills do not come by simply purchasing the firearm and reading about an instructor and his/her drills in your favorite gun magazine. If you are lucky enough to take a class, will you be able to afford another? What about that carbine class you want to take but the trip to Disney with the wife and kids is coming up? Or the braces little Johnnie needs? Every firearm owner should be seeking out formal training with a qualified instructor on the range, but most never will.

Then there is the seemingly endless flood of supposed firearms experts releasing videos on social media sites like YouTube and Facebook. Many are a walking liability waiting for an accident to happen. It’s hard to filter the nonsense from the true firearms instructors on the net. The vetting process doesn’t exist. Anyone with a video camera and a social media account can portray themselves as a firearms expert. With Panteao, you are presented with top instructors who have been vetted. Their backgrounds are legitimate and they are considered to be among the best in their circles.

With Panteao’s Make Ready with the Experts Series you have no excuse. Start learning proper firearms safety and gun handling skills from the best. Then go to the range for some trigger time. No excuses.

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Travis Haley Responds To NDgate

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Earlier this evening, Haley Strategic Partners posted this statement on their Facebook page in response to the week old disclosure of video taken by Panteao Productions depicting Travis Haley discussing an AK. During that video, the weapon fired. Panteao Productions issued their statement on Monday of this week.

Press Release Feb 11, 2016:

On approximately Thursday February 4th 2016, Panteao Productions released a video through poor accountability and security with its servers by one of their instructors according to the owner of Panteao Productions. How and why this happened is still unclear, however assumptions can certainly be made. 

This particular video was of me teaching a block of instruction on controversial Russian trigger finger/safety techniques, and why I personally don’t recommend them. During the filming, my AK was discharged inadvertently performing the demonstration. The range was set up for this demo, the weapon was intentionally off safe due to the block of instruction, and the barrel was oriented towards the target in the event the weapon fired as it did in this case.

Of course I take these matters seriously and if you know me or have been through any of our courses, you know our number one priority is safety. We pride ourselves on learning from our failure as it is our greatest opportunity and share those experiences with the people we serve.

There was also a communication issue with the inconsistent posts made on social media between the HSP team back in Scottsdale AZ and me being in Central America at the time the video was released. Now that I have seen the entire video (never seen by me before as it was in Panteao’s library), I have been able to review it and now share my thoughts. After reading a lot of comments, I think Pat Rogers said it best:

“One type causes injury/ death or comes close enough to warrant immediate measures to remove the person and his weapon. The other type is a down range ND, when the shot is discharged unintentionally, but into the target/ berm etc. These represent the majority of ND’s and this is where learning can occur. These are teaching/ learning points, and if handled correctly, will not likely happen again.” -Pat Rogers

I have had many failure points in my life (much greater than this)… I have ND’d. I have missed the mark countless times in my life even when it mattered most. I have zigged when I should have zagged. I’ve been impulsive and involved myself into fights without thinking of who’d it effect. My brothers have asked me for direction in combat and I was unable to answer. Hell, I have even taken life when it could have possibly been avoided… I have failed over and over in my life, yet I have been blessed with being accountable and educated by my shortcomings. This, in turn, allows my failures to continually become my greatest opportunities.

Travis Haley
Haley Strategic Partners