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Panteao Releases Remastered Battle of the Black Sea Video

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Columbia, SC, July 30, 2018 – Panteao is happy to announce the release of the newly remastered 25th anniversary edition of Battle of the Black Sea.

In this three hour exclusive interview, MSG Paul Howe (US Army retired) gives an in-depth look at what led up to and what occurred during and after the battle in Mogadishu on October 3 and 4, 1993. He talks about the living conditions soldiers endured in Mogadishu, the UN Joint Forces stationed there, the media, decisions that were made by our military, the search for Aidid, planning for the mission, the mission assets, Operation Gothic Serpent including the downed Black Hawks, the convoy, staying overnight, and the extraction the next day. Paul also talks about the After Action Report, lessons learned by our military from that battle, combat mindset, and Somalia today. Paul sets the story straight and gives an unvarnished account of what took place in Somalia in 1993.

The video can be watched online via a PC or Mac, on a smartphone or tablet using the Panteao Make Ready Android and iTunes apps, or on television with the Panteao Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. For more information on how to stream the Panteao videos, visit: panteao.com/streaming-video-ways-to-watch

The SD and HD Digital Downloads and DVD version of the video are also available. For more information on this title, visit Panteao at: panteao.com/product/the-battle-of-the-black-sea

New Viking Tactics Training Video Available From Panteao

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Columbia, SC, May 18, 2018 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the release via online streaming of Make Ready with Viking Tactics: Pistol 1.5 with Kyle Lamb & Chili Palmer.

This video gives the shooter the needed expertise to use your pistol in a confrontational situation. This video is designed for shooters who are comfortable handling their weapon but would like to push beyond their current limits. Topics covered include pistol positions, grip, trigger finger, weapon retention, the fighting stance, refining the draw, using a red dot, driving the gun, mindset, malfunction drills, barricade work, drawing from concealment, shooting around vehicles, shooting from distance, and drills like the Pistol Half & Half, Tri-Lambda, Zig-Zag, and much more.

Sergeant Major (retired) Kyle Lamb, the Founder and President of Viking Tactics, spent over 21 years in the United States Army, with over 15 of that in Special Operations SMU. 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. Craig “Chili” Palmer, a VTAC instructor, served 25 years in the U.S. Army as Special Operations where he served with Kyle and gained knowledge of firearms and tactics from over 13 deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

The video can be watched online via a PC or Mac, on a smartphone or tablet using the Panteao Make Ready Android and iTunes apps, or on your television on the Panteao Make Ready channel on either Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. For more information on how to stream the Panteao videos, visit: panteao.com/streaming-video-ways-to-watch

The Digital Download and DVD versions of the video will be available May 30th. For more information on this video and to watch the trailer, visit Panteao at: panteao.com/product/vtac-pistol-1-5.

Richard Mann Joins Panteao’s Cadre of Instructors

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Columbia, SC, March 16, 2018 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the addition of Richard Mann to the cadre of instructors available from Panteao’s online firearm training center. Richard was born and raised in West Virginia and has hunted from the Montana Mountains to the green hills of Africa. With his experiences in the field and his military and law enforcement background, Richard might be considered a mountain man of the new millennia. Richard worked as a firearms instructor during his time in the military, and while serving as a patrol officer and a special agent for the Railroad Police. He has competed competitively with the pistol, winning the West Virginia Army National Guard Pistol Match in 1999 and the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty in 1995. Richard is also a multiple graduate of Gunsite Academy. Richard now works as a firearms journalist and consultant, and has contributed to every major firearms and hunting periodical. He has also authored numerous books to include, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter, Handgun Training for Personal Protection, Shooters Guide to the AR, Cartridges of the World, Under Orion, and The Scout Rifle Study. The Empty-Cases website is a written and video journal of Richard’s firearms related involvements, and his 60 Seconds or Less video series highlights his experiences and lessons on social media.

Panteao recently added Richard’s 60 Seconds or Less video series to the Panteao streaming video library. The first new full length video Panteao is filming with Richard is “The Scout Rifle Study” which will be the companion video to Richard’s new book of the same title.


“I’ve known Richard for many years and once he mentioned his new book, we decided that a video on the Scout Rifle would be a great addition to our video library,” said Fernando Coelho, President/CEO of Panteao Productions.

The Panteao instructional video with Richard Mann will be available on DVD, Digital Download in HD and SD formats, and streaming in Ultra HD and HD video to the Panteao streaming video subscribers. Panteao subscribers can watch all of the Panteao video titles from a PC or Mac, their 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.


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.