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Brain Dump: Tarani Improvised Weapons Course

A Shooter’s World Class Featuring Steve Tarani
Tom Marshall
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Training Organization: Shooter’s World
Instructor: Steve Tarani (
Location: Phoenix, AZ
When: March 2017
Round Count: N/A

Reviewer’s Equipment: Old t-shirt for “flexible weapons” component. All other training equipment provided by instructor.

Reviewer’s Background: Tom Marshall has over a decade of experience working in high-threat countries around the world. A former Merchant Mariner, US Army Cavalry Officer and Private Security Contractor, Tom has traveled to 23 countries on four continents. He has also trained with some of the best in the industry including BlackwaterUSA, CTT Solutions and OpSpec Training.

Instructor’s Background: Steve Tarani has over 25 years of experience as a subject matter expert in protective programs operations and training. He has instructed numerous state and federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration and Central Intelligence Agency.

Mix Of Students: Approximately fifteen students with a wide array of backgrounds including competitive shooters, retirees, college students and a contingent of active-duty Pararescuemen.

Class Overview: As the name implies, Improvised Weapons is a non-firearms combatives course focused on the full spectrum of non-ballistic weaponry. This two-day course was neatly compartmentalized into four distinct modules.

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