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BATTLELINE TACTICAL is a mobile training team (MTT) that hosts training events all over the country for Individuals, Law Enforcement, Fundraisers, Team Building For Corporations, Security, DOD, OGA ranging from Low Signature Counter- Terrorism to CQB. Battleline Tactical's Lead Instructors are Kris "Tanto" Paronto and Dave "Boon" Benton who have been firearms and tactical instructors for over 20 years combined.


To Host Battleline Tactical At Your Range, Contact Judy Landreth Wilkinson - / (706) 518-2116.








KRIS “TANTO” PARONTO is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East, and North Africa. He has worked with the US government’s Global Response Staff, the US State Department Diplomatic Security High Threat Protection Program, and Blackwater Security Consulting conducting low profile security in high-threat environments throughout the world.

He is the coauthor of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, describing his experience responding to the 2012 terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, with Mitchell Zuckoff and the five surviving security team members.Tanto has started his own Tactical Training company along with Dave "Boon" Benton called Battleline Tactical Training.

Kris speaks regularly throughout the United States on leadership, faith, and motivation and can be seen regularly on Fox News and other national broadcasts. His new book, THE RANGER WAY, was released on May 23rd and is a USA Today Best Seller. To Book Paronto for an appearance or speaking engagement, contact Judy Landreth Wilkinson - / (706)518-2116.






Dave "Boon" Benton is a Marine Veteran and trained sniper. He has a combined 24 years of service in specialized teams and leadership roles in the military, law enforcement, protective security, and intelligence community. He has held many positions on various teams from assaulter, sniper, breacher, tactical medic, team leader, and instructor positions from explosive entry to SWAT. Boon is coauthor of 13 HOURS: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi. He remained anonymous until just a few months ago while he was actively training others. Tanto and Boon have remained close friends and have worked together for more than 10 years and look forward to working together again at Battleline Tactical as they train people around the country.


The Battle of Benghazi is that infamous night of September 11, 2012 when  our men were left surrounded by hordes of armed members from the Islamic militant group Ansar al_Sharia. With nowhere to run and no promise of help from the outside, six American security contractors readily put their lives on the line to rescue and protect Americans stationed in Benghazi saving more than twenty lives.  The security team fought for over 13 hours under heavy machine gun, rocket and mortar fire. Their acts of heroism and self-sacrifice that night were captured in the book and Hollywood movie, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi".

Among the six security contractors were Kris Paronto and Dave Benton, also known as Tanto and Boon, respectively.  They quickly gained fame as national heroes after the media filled our country with the details of the Battle of Benghazi, but they were American heroes long before then.  Mr. Paronto and Mr. Benton have diligently served our country for many years and have become some of the most talented, well-crafted fighters and defenders our country has known.
Now that both men are no longer doing government work, they're using their advanced knowledge and skillsets in combat and weaponry to train others at the company they started called Battleline Tactical.
Battleline Tactical is also available for Research and Development consulting for the Defense Industry and also consults for the Movie Industry.









Sean Schenck reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
March 28 at 1:00pm ·
I took the course last weekend in Daytona. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and professional. Lots of one on one time even with the large class. Great Level 2 course and instructors knew how to keep it interesting and fun. Highly recommend and will take other courses with them.


James Renteria reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
March 27 at 11:33pm ·
Great people and great instruction, well worth the time, money and effort to get to one of their classes. I just attended the Level 2 course in Daytona Florida. Was worth every penny. Also met a lot of great shooters and people.



Georgia Sampson reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
February 27 ·
Completed the Basic course last week. Some students were not beginners, they just hadn’t shot much recently and wanted a refresher. Some of us did not have much handgun experience and wanted to learn good habits. Mr. Paronto and Mr. Benton did a great job organizing a well structured class. They both seem to genuinely enjoy teaching. It’s was a group class but they gave each of us individual time.

Compared to what the NRA Certified Instructors charge at my local range, the class was a bargain.

I learned a lot and would take the class over again or advance to next level if I can keep progressing through lessons at home and practice.

Everyone was having such a good time, we were all sorry to see the day end. It was a pleasure to finally meet Kris Paronto and Dave Benton. Not only are they a wealth of knowledge concerning subject matter, they were gracious and patient as can be.

I would be happy to answer legitimate questions if anyone would like to DM me. My best wishes for the continued success of Battleline Tactical.




 Ron Sass reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
December 9, 2017 ·
I've taken the Basic Rifle Course in TX, the 2-Day Tactical Car Defense shoot in FL and am taking the 2-Day Concealed Carry shoot in TX in Jan. Both Boon and Tanto are excellent instructors. I've trained in martial arts a long time but my confidence level has risen each time I train with them regarding me carrying and what to do & when. Their tactics are relative too everyone's abilities and they do not apply personal egos. Great people. Solid. ...




Amber Dyson Buriff reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
August 31, 2017 ·
I took the 2-day Concealed Defensive Pistol course this past weekend at 88 Tactical in Tekamah, NE. I was most impressed by the complete humility displayed by the Instructors. There was no ego displayed by saying "this is THE way to do it (even though they have earned the right to say that). Kris made the statement that they wanted to learn from us too. Boon was amazing in his ability to communicate what a drill entailed and made sure everyone understood. They corrected students without making them feel stupid, they took the time to encourage each student individually - many times. These guys are true professionals. You will not be in over your head. They make sure you understand and can do what they ask of you and then help you to do it better. If you can get them to your area, do so! If you have to travel, do so! It is worth every effort you put into it to learn from such high quality instructors.




Bill Orndorf reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
December 2, 2017 ·
Fabulous instructors, great curriculum. I have trained with a ton of trainers, they are tier one. Zero ego, all business, all class. They have been there, done that and have been doing it for 15 years.




Angela Kusko reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
February 19 ·
I cannot compliment Tanto and Boon enough!! They are two of the most humble men I've ever met. I was so nervous about attending this course but they made EVERYONE feel comfortable. It was such an awesome learning experience! I highly recommend attending. You won't regret it!




Sandra E Olsen reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
November 12, 2017 ·
These guys are the best!!!! Exceptional, professional and very patient and kind instructors. You can't get better than this...being trained by two highly skilled American heroes. Can't wait for my next training. They train everyone at every level from beginnners to advanced and make you feel comfortable. Truly Amazing life changing experience.




Brian Buskirk reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
August 28, 2017 ·
This class is amazing. It doesn't matter what skill level you're at these guys can help you!! Boon is a fantastic teacher and kris well kris has great calves hahaha. Joking aside they helped me out a lot. I can't wait to do another class with them. Thanks again guys!!


Chris Cerrito reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
February 17 ·
I have not trained with them but meeting Kris today was exciting and he took the time to talk to my young son during the boom signing. Looking forward to taking a class next time they are in the area


Mike Owens reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
October 23, 2017 ·
I was able to take the defensive carbine class with Battleline. It was an awesome class and the guys are great!


Stacy Spadafora reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
September 27, 2017 ·
Took the 2-day handgun course taught at 88 Tactical in Tekamah, NE and it was not only great instruction, it was good fun to boot!


Quincy Prince reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
August 28, 2017 ·
A great experience. Professional training with a lot of teacher-student interaction. Learned a lot and had loads of fun. It was an honor and a privilege to train with these guys. Highly recommend.



Charles Lawton reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
August 27, 2017 ·
Excellent training in a great atmosphere. Boon and Tanto were able to adapt training for beginning shooters to more advanced students. Steady pace without alot of down time. Excellent safety, never saw anything unsafe. Tanto and Boon have great attitudes, learned alot and had a great time! Highly recomend Battleline Tactical! Ready for the next class!



Leonard Joyner reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
January 15 ·
Great instruction by knowledgeable (quiet) professionals.


Craig Anderson reviewed Battleline Tactical — 5 star
September 17, 2017 ·
My class had everything from beginners to professionals and everybody benefitted. Great learning experience and a lot of fun. I'll definitely attend future classes.





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