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Alaska Tactical is renowned as the oldest firearms training academy in the state. Located in Anchorage, this family-owned business offers a wide spectrum of gun safety courses and tactical training suitable for both novices and advanced firearm enthusiasts.

Courses on Offer:

  1. Beginner-Level Courses: Dive into the basics of gun handling and marksmanship.
  2. Advanced-Level Courses: For those seeking mastery in firearm handling and improved accuracy.
  3. Ladies-Only Gun Safety Courses: A dedicated program to provide women with a comfortable environment to learn firearm handling.
  4. Alaska Concealed Carry Permit: A comprehensive two-day course equipping attendees with the requisite skills and knowledge to apply for an Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit.

Training Philosophy: At Alaska Tactical, the focus is on quality over quantity. While ensuring an engaging and relaxed atmosphere, safety is uncompromised. Individual differences are recognized, ensuring personalized guidance to achieve consistent marksmanship.

The Expert Behind the Training – Steve McDaniel: Steve McDaniel, the owner and lead instructor, boasts an impressive background in firearms. His vast experience spans over 40 years, starting with early lessons from his father, an All-Army pistol champion. Steve holds multiple certifications, including from the Colt and Glock Armor courses and the NRA. He’s also adept in martial arts, holding a 5th-degree black belt in Hojutsu-Ryu and a 2nd-degree black belt from Tanaka’s Martial Arts Academy. Under Steve’s leadership, Alaska Tactical stands as a beacon for top-notch firearm training in the region.

Shooting Competitions: Alaska Tactical also hosts competitive shooting events, with specific guidelines to ensure safety. Currently, they offer one-gun only events encompassing rimfire handguns, centerfire handguns, rimfire rifles, and pistol-caliber carbines. Interested competitors can register through Practice Score.

Strengths (Based on Reviews):

  • Expert and professional trainers, with special mention of Tom and Steve.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Comprehensive and clear instructions.
  • High-quality weapons and ammunition.

Areas for Improvement:

  • A few customers felt rushed, suggesting the need for ensuring consistent customer experience, especially during peak hours.




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Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Tuesday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Wednesday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Thursday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday - 05:00 PM
  • SundayClosed