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Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto takes firearms training on the road with ‘Battleline Tactical’

Kris Paronto at a Battleline Tactical course. (Melissa Leon/American Military News)
May 25, 2018
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Kris “Tanto” Paronto knows his way around firearms, and he’s sharing his knowledge through several different courses across the country in a series called “Battleline Tactical.”

Paronto and Dave “Boon” Benton are the lead instructors of Battleline Tactical, a mobile training team (MTT) that hosts events all across the country for law enforcement, security, Defense Department and civilians, among others.

One recent course was designated for women only, and it took place in Nebraska.

Kris Paronto at a Battleline Tactical course. (Melissa Leon/American Military News)

Paronto is one of the survivors and heroes of the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. government compound in Benghazi, Libya, where he was part of the CIA security team there.

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He fought off terrorists for more than 13 hours and saved more than 20 lives. His account of the attack is told in the book “13 Hours,” and he has also penned the book “The Ranger Way.”

Paronto is a former U.S. Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

A student at one of Kris Paronto’s Battleline Tactical courses. (Melissa Leon/American Military News)

Paronto led a recent course specifically for women that took place at 88 Tactical, an outdoor training facility in Tekamah, Nebraska.

A student at one of Kris Paronto’s Battleline Tactical courses. (Melissa Leon/American Military News)

Participants’ experience levels were varied – some ladies had several years of experience shooting, and one participant was a beginner to shooting handguns.

Kris Paronto and students at a Battleline Tactical course. (Melissa Leon/American Military News)

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The course covered the basics during a brief classroom session, and the remainder of the time was spent hands-on at the range.

Paronto was eager to share his knowledge and also his experiences, not shying away from being candid and also brutally honest.

Kris Paronto at a Battleline Tactical course. (Melissa Leon/American Military News)

The ladies were also able to test out Fort Scott Munitions ammo. Fort Scott is the official ammo sponsor of Battleline Tactical events.

Kris Paronto at a Battleline Tactical course. (Melissa Leon/American Military News)

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