About Alaska Tactical and Security

Life-long Alaskan Steve McDaniel is the owner and primary instructor for Alaska Tactical & Security Inc. Mr. McDaniel has over 35 years of experience in the firearms industry and holds numerous certifications in firearms handling.

After studying a variety of weapons handling courses from nationally recognized facilities, Steve has designed, developed, and now offers training that incorporates the best techniques available. Steve's extensive work in martial arts has helped him develop the discipline necessary to become an expert in the firearms training industry.

Steve's credentials include:
  • Alaska State Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Thunder Ranch Adjunct Instructor
  • Yavapai Firearms Academy Instructor
  • Former Gunsite Academy, Inc. Adjunct Instructor
  • National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Certified Instructor
    • - Tactical Shooting
    • - Tactical Pistol
    • - Tactical Shotgun
    • - Select Fire/Sub-Machine Gun
    • - Patrol Rifle
  • APSC Certified Edged Weapon Instructor
  • Hojutsu-Ryu Instructor
Course lectures & testing are conducted onsite at Alaska Tactical. Shooting requirements are conducted at Birchwood Shooting park or private facility.

YFA – Louis Awerbuck

Steve McDaniel comes as close as anyone alive to the teaching style, concern for students, commitment, and humility of Louis Awerbuck. This high praise comes from his partner, Leigh (Snake) and several devoted students. Louis’s confidence in Steve was evident and well-known.

In Leigh’s words,

“In my life with Louis I learned a great deal about what he held dear. Personal integrity took second place to nothing. He valued commitment, humility, and proficiency. For ten years I listened to him praise the teaching ability and weapon craft of Steve McDaniel at Alaska Tactical.

Steve’s teaching style, concern for students, and way of thinking are very similar to Louis’s and I am grateful that he is able to step into the void left by Louis’ death.

It is with this knowledge and experience that I recommend Steve as an exceptionally fine firearms instructor.”

You will find Steve’s concern, attention to detail, commitment to safety, and dedication to continue the fine example set by our dear and departed friend, Louis.

Click here to see our training schedule.

Shop Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Closed


Alaska Tactical and Security, Inc.
210 Muldoon Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99504


Main 907.338.3458
Fax 907.338.5434