Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a United States Veteran and private security contractor, has served the United States for more than 18 years. Kris possesses elite training skills received from the U.S. Army Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment and 5th Battalion, Special Forces Group. Throughout those years Kris joined other security companies including Blackwater Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, OSEN Hunter Group and NEXUS Security Consulting. Read More.




The Ranger Way

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Thousands of people have heard Kris "Tanto" Paronto speak about his experiences in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. But before he was a security contractor, Tanto was a US Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Rangers are trained to lead by being pushed to their physical and mental limits so that they can perform against impossible odds in punishing situations.

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Real Account of What Happened

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The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya.

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    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM


    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM · $60.00 USD



    Train with the real life Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Kris"Tanto" Paronto & Dave "Boon" Benton


    Friday, August 25, 2017      

    9am until 5pm

    NOTE: This is a PRIVATE EVENT - No Public Viewing


    One Day Pistol Fundamentals Course designed for the beginner shooter looking to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship and safe weapon handling with a defensive pistol from the holster.

    The course is taught by Kris “Tanto” Pranto, Dave “Boon” Benton and vetted professional fire instructors  from  the  intelligence community instructors have  vast  knowledge  and  experience operating in high threat, non-permissive environments while carrying and employing a defensive pistol from concealment. | $350 per person

    Or  $250  if  you  are  also  taking  the August 26  &  27  class and don't meet the qualifications

    If you have questions, contact Judy Landreth Wilkinson - | 706.518.2116


    Topics Covered:

    Weapon Safety

    Cycle of Pistol Operation Fundamentals of Defensive Marksmanship Drawing from the Holster

    Loading/ Unloading Stoppages

    Proper Selection and Placement of Gear Cleaning and Maintenance Ammo Selection

    Live Fire Drills to Increase Safe Weapon Handling and Marksmanship


    Suggested Equipment:

    Serviceable Defensive Pistol of at Least 9mm 3 Magazines


    Wrap Around Eye Protection Quality Eye and Hearing Protection 300 Rounds of Ammo

    Magazine Pouch Able to Carry At least One Magazine Cleaning Supplies for Pistol

    Sun Screen/Bug Repellent Brimmed Hat

    Long Sleeve Shirt Rain Gear


    Bring your Lunch  


    Eligibility Requirements:

    - This is an add on option for the CDP course if you are lacking qualifications

    - Must be able to lawfully carry a handgun



    Cancellation Policy: Students who cancel or re-schedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund or credit applied toward future classes. Student who cancel or re-schedule less than 72 hours in advance are considered "No-Shows" and will result in the forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees. Battleline reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.


    Lodging: Lodging is the responsibility of the student. A limited amount of lodging is available on-site.




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