Phoenix Tactical Solutions

Based in Los Angeles, PTS is dedicated to providing tactical solutions for your specific defensive needs. Our DEF-TAC © customized programs are designed to provide you with solutions for specific tactical threat scenarios. We have taught civilians, military (active & reserves), law enforcement and contractors.


The handgun is probably the most versatile and practical of all small arms. At times when it’s not feasible to have a rifle or shotgun, a handgun is easily accessible. With proper training, tactics and mindset, the handgun can be a natural extension of your arm. At Phoenix Tactical Solutions, we take pride in tailor making a course which meets your specific requirements. Whether you’re a special forces operator or a civilian, we have the requisite tools to enhance and improve your shooting skills and tactics.


OCSD CCW Training Provider

Phoenix Tactical Solutions is an approved CCW training provider for the OCSD Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Our provider status can be viewed on the CCW provider list at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website.


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We recommend the amazing Supreme® Pro Earmuff by MSA. These pro-grade ear muffs protect from hazardous noise while allowing users to hear surrounding sounds. Link


Our Classes

DEF-TAC Handgun
DEF-TAC Mastery
DEF-TAC Shotgun
DEF-TAC Force on Force

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True professionals, from the first email communication I had with Maani through every step of the training. They took time to give us each individual attention without impacting the progress of others in the class while always maintaining a safe environment. It was truly an enjoyable experience. Best of all, both my wife and I saw marked improvement in our skills by the end of the class. We loved it so much we are already planning to take their Handgun 2 Class.

Alex S

Maani and Sean are great. Good constructive feedback and no nonsense approach. Always learning something new and looking forward to the next class.

Joseph T

Another fantastic couple of sessions with Maani and Sean, first with carbines, second with Benelli M-2 and the Remington 870. These guys make my regular trips to LA from London even better.

Sinan B

Sean and Maani are true professionals and know their craft well. Safety was never compromised and the instruction is ON THE LINE where it counts. No matter your skill level, you will pick up something new.

Maria & Julio S

Just wanted to post a big “Thanks” to Maani & Sean for a great shooting class at Angeles!  They had the range set up and ready to go before anyone arrived and had the class planned out ahead of time also which led to…. A LOT OF LEAD DOWNRANGE!  I personally shot 600 rounds in the 4-hour session… all of it with very close up demonstration, instruction, feedback, and advice from the instructors.


I’ve taken (and arranged) several classes with PTS. First rate. Excellent, excellent classes. The training is solid but they are not rigid about how fast or slow to go. They go as fast as you can keep up.

Keith B

We had a GREAT time! We learned so much and loved the experience.  Maani is so very patient, encouraging and supportive....even when it was so hot and we were out there for hours.  A great teacher.  Thank you for everything!

Gayle M

I’ve been in active duty in the US Navy and completed two tours in Iraq. Training with the Army can’t compare to the training I received from Phoenix Tactical Solutions. I have shot a lot of weapons while in and outside the military. I couldn’t believe how much quicker and accurate I’ve become after spending one day at the range.

Christopher S

If you're like me and like to shoot (duh), then their classes are a must for you. You'll shoot a ton and get some good training also.

Denis F

I got home and it was all I could talk about. In fact it has been the point of conversations and questions from my friends for the last week. Well worth the money!


If you take a Phoenix Class, which I highly recommend you do, be ready to shoot A LOT! Although it was only a half day class, we were almost always shooting, and I went through all 500 rounds I took.


Big thumbs up for PTS. Maani is very detail oriented and breaks down technique so it is easy to understand. Highly, highly recommended. I’ve taken my fair share of classes through the years and must say Maani and Sean are exceptional instructors. If you are a local training junky like me PTS needs to be a part of your regiment, you won’t be disappointed!

John I

Although it is only a "half day" class, we were almost always shooting, and we went through about 550-600 rounds. I had seven 10-round mags and I was constantly reloading.  By the end of the day, I was very tired, so be ready for a workout!

Steve E

I would like to say thank you very much to Maani and Sean for their time, knowledge, and professionalism. They are extremely good instructors that maintain your level of confidence by allowing your skill level to set the pace of your learning and not just rush through the days training.

Nicholas B

Maani and Sean are great guys to work with. Both are very fluent in their abilities and very easy to talk to if you need some certain tweaking in your instruction.


These guys are incredible! I have had the pleasure of shooting with this team for a while now and take it from me, if you want real world practical tactical... 100% must.


If you've trained before and just need a great day of practice and technique tweaking, or you are a beginner, this class is one heck of a half day of shooting. Do it!


Maani and Sean have a great attention to detail. They are very patient and provide a very safe environment for which one can learn how to shoot.  I highly recommend them.


The instruction at PTS is one of the best for time and money spent.  They are safe and make sure everyone else is moving at the pace for their skill level. Even though the class is a group of students, it seems like they take the time with each individual, one on one, so you can polish your technique. With the attention they show every student, it is like you are getting private instruction.


Took my first class (Handgun I) with Phoenix Tactical today and I couldn't be more pleased with the way the class was conducted. Maani and Sean are awesome instructors; very professional and accommodating...not to mention, really friendly and down to earth. Even the fellow students who were regulars to the class were very helpful, and the vibe was just amazing.


My fundamentals were a little rusty but it all came back to me within the first few drills. Lots of good drills including shooting from various positions, while moving, and using cover. Well worth it to help keep the skills sharp. A great class, as always.


I've been training with Phoenix Tactical for over two years now and believe that their teaching, training, attention to detail, and emphasis on accuracy produces amazing results.


Whatever your skill level, the guys at PTS will set the pace so that you get maximum benefit out of your time there. I recently took a group of 6 guys ranging from seasoned shooters and brand-new owners. We had a great time out there. Highly recommended!

The Cable Guy

I have had the pleasure of shooting with this team for a while now and take it from me, if you want real world practical tactical... 100% must. I have done a lot of training and Maani and Sean are really top notch all the way! Great for all levels from learning the basics to high speed low drag operating. Really incredible training team.


I would highly recommend Phoenix Tactical Solutions. I have over 24 years of experience as a peace officer and Manni has helped me take my shooting to the next level.


Having lunch now after finishing up the Handgun 1 class with Maani and Sean. WOW!  What a fantastic day. These guys were great.


Phoenix Tactical Solutions has provided excellent instruction for me and my family. Maani and Sean engrain fundamentals into your training to establish a solid base. As you move on to the more advanced classes you become that much better of a shooter. They focus on being “hands on” and they train “on the line.” I absolutely love this because I personally would not feel comfortable if the training involved sitting on our butts wasting valuable line time. This is more valuable than most folks recognize.