Phoenix Tactical Solutions

Based in Los Angeles, PTS is dedicated to providing tactical solutions / firearms training 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.


CCW Training Provider

Phoenix Tactical Solutions is an approved CCW training provider for LA County.


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Our Classes

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

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Learning gun safety and how to shoot with Maani was the best experience. He is completely thorough, knowledgeable, and patient. We felt so safe and came away with a wonderful foundational education in firearm safety. We gained some good experience too. I’m just a mom and I brought my kids and Maani was incredible with all of us. He helped us more than you can know. We highly recommend him!

Gayle M

I took a Handgun 1 class with PTS and was extremely impressed with the instructors' great attention to safety and manner of instruction. Maani Golesorkhi and Sean Dunn are extremely knowledgeable instructors who really want their students to excel.  The atmosphere of the class was not intimidating and was peppered with light moments to put the students at ease and create the perfect ambiance for learning. All the elements of safety and marksmanship were expertly explained by Maani with emphasis on the reasons "why" behind each one. Minute idiosyncrasies and what Maani termed as "body chatter" were addressed to encourage the students to be smooth and safe when drawing and re-holstering the handgun. Maani also explained what happens during a "fight or flight response” and provided methodology in manipulating the handgun in order for students to be armed with safety protocols during such adrenaline dumps.  In short, I cannot praise this outfit enough.

Detective V.R.

Maani and Sean are great instructors. I did the handgun 1 class with my dad. I really learned a lot! My trigger control is way better and learning how to fix malfunctions was awesome. They are both super cool dudes and I will be doing handgun 2 with Phoenix Tactical Solutions very soon! Thanks dudes!

Kevin S

Started taking classes with PTS just last weekend in their Shotgun 1 class with some friends and took their Handgun 1 class earlier today. I became a gun owner at the end of 2016, but barely started taking formal firearms training with PTS. Now that I know what it’s like, I’d highly recommend taking formal training after the first gun purchase. While getting more guns will be tempting, today, I’d recommend to spend the money on ammo and training first instead of getting more guns. If you’re out there wanting to learn how to use your firearms, you’re good-to-go with Phoenix Tactical Solutions.  

Earl M

Been training with Phoenix Tactical for a little bit now, and Maani and Sean are not just the real deal, but they take the time to make sure everyone is on the same page at all times. To them, safety is number 1, and training is number 2. No better way to train with firearms, whether going from novice to moderate, or an expert looking to polish. I've seen active duty military, police, and civilians all training with PTS, and everyone walks away from each session better -- in safety, technique, and confidence. Call me a frequent flyer for life.

Gato S

I must first state that I am not a gun guy. I have been around them and have always respected them as well as the people that use them properly. A Highly decorated police officer friend suggested PTS. We could not have been more pleased by the experience. Maani is a master! Safety Safety Safety was the first middle and last things we learned. Bottom line: whether you are a newbie or an experienced professional that puts your life on the line, you will feel secure and confident at Phoenix Tactical Solution. There is always more to learn.

Tony E

i recently started private lessons with maani at PTS. i've only had minimal experience with proper firearms training and maani has provided an incredible experience thus far. he is knowledgeable, encouraging and patient. i am excited to have found maani and i intend on continuing to train with him for some time. definitely recommend.

James N

Just took my third class with Maani. He is an exceptional instructor. Very professional, very knowledgeable, obviously very experienced, very safety conscious. He is also friendly and easy to spend time with in what might otherwise be a stressful environment. He is open to questions on what he's teaching and helpful when explaining why he teaches what he teaches. I have learned a lot from him and enjoyed the process. Highly recommend.

Tom E

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!

G Mah

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.