Advanced Tactical Training and Defense, LLC.

Michael Tano

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

10 Years Instructing

PH: 443-420-8035


Available Courses

Next Class Course Type Difficulty
Next class: Mar 18
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Concealed Carry
Class only-State makes license determina…
Basic, CCW, NRA Courses, Specialty Other Basic
Next class: Apr 1
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Concealed Carry Instructor (NRA)
Class only (other fees may apply)
Intermediate, CCW, NRA Courses, Instructor Training Courses, Specialty Other Intermediate
Next class: Sep 9
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CQB/Room Clearing 1 person
Current tactics for 1 person room cleari…
Intermediate, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Intermediate
Next class: May 13
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Introduction to Long Range Rifle
Basic, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other, Long Range Precision Basic
Next class: Jun 10
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Long Range Precision Rifle (Intermediate)
Intermediate class
Intermediate, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other, Long Range Precision Intermediate
Next class: Mar 7
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Maryland HQL/NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Basic Pistol level 1 and HQL by defa…
Basic, NRA Courses, Specialty Other Basic
Next class: Mar 25
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NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)
Must take within 2 yrs of any NRA Instru…
Intermediate, NRA Courses, Instructor Training Courses, Specialty Other Intermediate
Next class: Apr 4
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NRA Basic Rifle
Basic, Rifle, NRA Courses, Specialty Other Basic
Next class: Oct 14
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NRA Basic Shotgun
Basic, Shotgun, NRA Courses, Specialty Other Basic
Next class: Mar 26
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NRA Pistol Instructor
NRA Pistol Instructor Class. Must qualif…
Intermediate, NRA Courses, Instructor Training Courses, Specialty Other Intermediate
Next class: Sep 10
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Room Clearing 2 person
Current tactics for 2 person room cleari…
Intermediate, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Intermediate
Next class: Jun 3
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Tactical Carbine 1
Basic, Rifle, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other Basic
Next class: Jun 4
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Tactical Carbine 2
Intermediate, Rifle, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other Intermediate
Next class: Jun 24
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Tactical Carbine 3
Advanced, Rifle, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other Advanced
Next class: Apr 22
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Tactical Handgun 1
Basic, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Specialty Other Basic
Next class: Apr 23
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Tactical Handgun 2
Intermediate, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Specialty Other Intermediate
Next class: Apr 29
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Tactical Handgun 3
Advanced, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Specialty Other Advanced
Next class: Aug 31
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Utah Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP)
Class only-State makes license determina…
Basic, CCW, Specialty Other Basic
Next class: Jul 15
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Vehicle Defense
Vehicle Defense with Handgun and/or Carb…
Intermediate, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other Intermediate
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About Advanced Tactical Training and Defense, LLC.

Michael Tano has been teaching firearms for 10 years and holds an 11th Degree Black Belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. He has been training in martial arts for 27 years.

Mr. Tano has been involved in various aspects of firearms and self-defense instruction, and teaches the carry Permit course for both security professionals and civilians in Maryland. He also teaches carry permit classes for VA, FL, UT, AZ, and NH (NH does not require training).

Mr. Tano also teaches courses ranging from Tactical Handgun, Carbine, or Shotgun, to Room Clearing, NRA classes, shooting in and around vehicles, as well as custom private classes.

Mr. Tano has been involved in information, physical, and personnel security, as well as investigations. Mr. Tano has also worked on various protection details.

Michael Tano wants be VERY clear that he was NOT Law Enforcement NOR Military, but that he has been lucky to have the training and work experience he has had as a civilian.

Honesty and hard training are the goal for this instructor. He wants students to know what he is, and what he's not.

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, Long Range Precision, NRA Courses, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Women's Only Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures, Security Training & Certification, Combatives / Less Lethal, Specialty Other


Class Instructors

Joseph Ferrera

Joseph Ferrera

Virgil Weismantle

Virgil Weismantle

Wilfred Hoff

Wilfred Hoff

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Certifications

NRA Law Enforcement Handgun-Shotgun Instructor
Maryland Qualified Handgun Instructor
UTM Force on Force Civilian Instructor
Virginia DCJS Certified Firearms and General Instructor in the fields of:
Patrol Rifle, Handgun, Advanced Handgun, Shotgun, Personal Protection Specialist, Private Investigator, and Armed/Unarmed Security Officer with Arrest Authority.
He holds working credentials in Virginia for the same.
He also hold a Certified Information Security Services Professional (CISSP) certification and a Certified Continuity Manager (CCM) certification.
NRA Instructor Certifications: CCW, Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

ATTD does NOT at this time teach NOR is a certified DCJS training academy. However, Mr. Tano maintains his DCJS Teaching and working credentials in the event he needs to complete work outside of ATTD.

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Waiver

I certify that I am aware that there are significant dangers and risks associated with the use of a firearm and participating in activities at a gun range and/or a class of this type. I am a United States Citizen or a LEGAL Resident Alien (with a green card) and am NOT prohibited from possessing firearms. **REQUIRED to partake in training**.

I, the undersigned will familiarize myself with all the rules of the range. I agree to at all times conduct myself in a safe manner and promptly respond to all instructor directions. I agree that any firearms or ammunition brought by myself shall be transported to and from the range in a manner which is both safe and compliant with all State, Federal and other applicable laws. It is understood that I am personally responsible for the safe handling and proper functioning of any firearm or munitions that I bring into the training environment. Advanced Tactical Training and Defense (ATTD), other participating service providers, and the range (along with all its owners, stakeholders, and associates) have no responsibility to guarantee, verify, or approve of the safety and functioning of firearms, ammunition, or other items. I further state that I am of lawful age and am legally competent to enter into this affirmation and release. I understand the terms herein are contractual and not mere recital, and I have signed this document voluntarily and of my own free will. I further affirm that I have not been at any time restricted from access to firearms.

Firearms shall at all times be safely holstered and/or otherwise appropriately stored until they are utilized for practice as directed by the instructor. Firearms shall be promptly holstered or otherwise appropriately stored after use in training. Upon recognizing any potentially unsafe condition, the undersigned agrees to immediately stop shooting, place their firearm in a safe orientation and bring the condition to the attention of the instructor.

In consideration of the opportunity to participate in, or observe training from ATTD, the undersigned agrees to assume responsibility for his or her own actions, along with any and all personal risk involved in participation. The undersigned personally assumes all risks in connection with ATTD, whether foreseen or unforeseen. Further, the undersigned assumes responsibility and liability, for themselves, their family, their guests, and their legal heirs and assigns. All of the aforementioned parties do hereby release and hold harmless Advanced Tactical Training and Defense, the range and officers (of ATTD, the range, and other participating entities), directors, agents, and employees from any harm, death, or other damages to themselves, property, or others, which may arise while engaged in the use of facilities, services, or equipment.

I further agree and affirm that I and my family and other dependents do and will hold harmless, Advanced Tactical Training and Defense, its instructors, officers, officials and any and all course or event sponsors, and any and all persons involved in organizing and conducting training or events, for any injury or damage which might be incurred during the course of such training or events. I also agree and understand that I and my family or other dependents waive all current and future rights to sue, or collect damages from, the above organization and/or individuals involved as a result of any injury which might be incurred at such an event.       

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless for any and all claims, including any act or omission on the part of ATTD, its owner, officers, employees, volunteers and the training facility, its officers, directors, agents, employees, licensees, guests, and any other entities or persons involved, during my time in training for any personal injuries, loss of life, and/or damages to my person and/or property sustained and from the activities involved. I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the parties listed in the last statement from against all costs, counsel fees, expenses, and liabilities incurred in and about such claims, investigations thereof of the defense of any action or proceeding brought thereon and from any orders, judgments and/or decrees which may be entered therein.

I further certify that I am not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and that it is legal for me to be in possession of a firearm. Additionally, I certify that I am of sound body and mind at the time of my entry into this agreement, and during my time in training.

 Finally, I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand this waiver of liability, agreement to hold harmless and assumption of risk, and that I have also read and understand, and will comply with, all of the range safety rules and procedures governing courses and events.

Training Rules

  1.  Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
  2. ALWAYS keep firearms pointed in a safe direction and away from any persons, areas in which a person might be, and away from any wildlife.
  3. ALWAYS keep your finger straight and outside the trigger guard until you are on target and have made the decision to shoot, and an instructor has told you to do so.
  4. Be sure of your target and its foreground and background. Ensure that rounds will not cause harm on their way to the target, or once they have penetrated the target. (Keep rounds on the appropriate backstop, and make sure the round stays on the backstop when it leaves the target by using the appropriate angle of shooting)
  5. Understand it is NOT always safe to point a firearm downrange.
  6. ALL range commands should be repeated loudly.
  7. The STUDENT is responsible for notifying an instructor IMMEDIATELY if any unsafe or potentially unsafe condition is observed.
  8. Act at all times in a reasonable and safe manner. These rules do not take the place of good judgement and prudent actions.
  9. Be courteous to all shooters.
  10. Keep all cell phones at all times on silent.
  11. If an unsafe condition is observed, immediately stop what you are doing and call “Cease Fire”. Inform your instructor and other safety officers immediately.
  12. Keep handguns in the holster or secure case at all times unless on the firing line and the appropriate command has been given by the instructor.
  13. DO NOT manipulate firearms unless on the firing line and the appropriate command has been given by the instructor.
  14. If reloading off of the firing line, ensure to perform ONLY a range/administrative reload (reload where the magazine is removed from the firearm WITHOUT removing the firearm from the holster).
  15. The STUDENT is responsible for EVERY round they fire.

The following are strictly prohibited: 

  1. Shooting at people
  2. Shooting at wildlife
  3. Shooting anywhere except downrange (at the backstop) when the appropriate command has been given.
  4. Shooting across range.
  5. Shooting when the command to shoot has not been given.
  6. Shooting once the cease fire command has been given.
  7. Consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs (including prescription and over the counter medications) which may affect the student’s ability to participate with a maximum state of awareness and in a completely safe manner, before or during live fire activities. The Range Officer may deny range access to anyone that is or appears to be in violation of these provisions.
  8. FULLY AUTOMATIC FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED
  9. SLIDE FIRE STOCKS OR ANY OTHER DEVICE THAT MIMICS AUTOMATIC FIRE ARE PROHIBITED
  10. 50 BMG CALIBER FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED without written authorization from the lead instructor.
  11. FIRING OF ARMOR PIERCING OR TRACER AMMUNITION IS PROHIBITED
  12. No bullet impacts off the range, into buildings, signs, storage containers, sheds, or any other structure or range feature other than in the shooter’s approved impact area.
  13. No disruptive activities, such as loud music or persons who are not training or not properly supervised on the firing line.
  14. No firearms are to be loaded unless the student is on the Firing Line for the purpose of training after express permission has been given by the instructor.
  15. Students NOT bring live ammunition into a classroom environment, whether indoors or outdoors. (Live ammunition should only be brought to the range with permission from the instructor)
COVID 19 Waiver

Student acknowledges that they are responsible for their own safety PERIOD. No one can protect participants from COVID-19 or other illnesses. Student also acknoledges that if at any time they exhibit symptoms appearing to be COVID-19 or another illness, they are to inform the instructor and leave the class imediately.

The participant agrees to hold ATTD, its owners, instructors, safety officers, employees, staff, contractors, and volunteers; facilities used in the connection with business activities, owners, staff, and volunteers connected with those facilities; partners and participating persons or vendors in connection with any activities undertaken; other customers or participants; sponsors; and any other persons, parties, or entities harmless for all reasons, purposes, actions, or events.

This indemnification applies to, but is not limited to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, medical events, etc.

The undersigned agrees to follow all federal, state, municipal, county, or other local laws, executive orders, ordinances, regulations, recommendations, and other guidance.

This includes but is not limited to: CDC guidelines and executive orders.

The undersigned also agrees to follow any request from any responsible party in connection with any services, events, or other happenings related to the aforementioned parties.

Failure to follow any rules or requests from a responsible party may result in expulsion from class or dismissal as a customer, participant, etc. without refund.

The undersigned agrees that they may be asked to leave at any time for any reason without refund by a responsible party. The undersigned agrees to leave promptly if asked, and that they may be trespassed from the property if they do not leave when asked.

Signature below indicates that the undersigned accepts and acknowledges ALL the terms set forth in both this waiver and the associated ATTD waiver form and that they agree to actively take responsibility for their own safety.

By signing below, I being of sound mind and body agree to the above and that I am at least 18 years of age or that I must have a parent or guardian sign.

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