The Alaska Tactical Team

Alaska's Leading Gun Safety & Tactical Instructors

Alaska Tactical team before a gun safety course

About the Owner

Steve McDaniel

Steve McDaniel is the owner and primary instructor for Alaska Tactical & Security, Inc. He’s been teaching gun safety courses and advanced tactical training since the late ’70s. In 2000, he went out on his own with the vision of creating Alaska’s premier firearms academy and pro shop.

Over the years, he’s studied many different methods of firearms instruction, and gained as many certifications as he can, with the goal of giving Alaskans proper peace of mind. His extensive work in martial arts has helped him develop the discipline necessary to become an expert in training.

Steve is a life-long Alaskan who can trace his roots back to 1919. Alaska Tactical & Security has always been a family business, and his vision wouldn’t have been possible without the support of his mom and late dad. He’s forever grateful.

While Steve and his crew are helping customers in the shop and teaching classes at the range, his rottweilers – Miss Lola and Mister Slick – are busy running public relations. Steve has three grown daughters and lives with his wife, Katie, in Anchorage.

Alaska Tactical Owner, Steve McDaniel

“The main thing we do is help people. We want to share our knowledge. We’re honored that people come to us to learn how to defend themselves and handle guns safely.”

Steve McDaniel

Learn from the Best

Steve McDaniel’s Credentials

Alaska State Certified Firearms Instructor

Thunder Ranch Adjunct Instructor

Yavapai Firearms Academy Instructor

Former Gunsite Academy, Inc. Adjunct Instructor

PSC Edged Weapon Instructor

Hojutsu-Ryu Instructor

National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Certified:

  • Tactical Shooting
  • Tactical Pistol
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Patrol Rifle
  • Select Fire
  • Sub-Machine Gun

Alaska Tactical Instructors

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