About the Owner
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.
“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
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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
National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Certified:
- Tactical Shooting
- Tactical Pistol
- Tactical Shotgun
- Patrol Rifle
- Select Fire
- Sub-Machine Gun
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