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PRESS RELEASE: Aegis Tactical Offers MSD Alumni and Sarasota-Manatee Students Free Courses


Aegis Tactical Offers MSD Alumni and Sarasota-Manatee Students Free CoursesSARASOTA— In honor of the victims of the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL this year, Aegis Tactical has announced that effective immediately they will be offering graduating seniors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School CWL class and training free of charge.  The only requirement for the students is to bring their high school diploma for proof of enrollment and graduation. In addition to that, Aegis will also be offering all Sarasota-Manatee County Students free Firearms safety training and facts course.  They will be offering any and all students a firearms safety and factual training class. The class will teach firearms safety and facts. Aegis has been known to generously give back to the Sarasota-Manatee community by doing classes, seminars, donating to charity and offering free courses in special circumstances. Now, they would like to extend their reach across the state of Florida. For more information on how to sign up for the courses and how to qualify, please contact Aegis Tactical at (941) 755-1610 or go to to inquire. Aegis best wishes goes out to the victims the shootings in Parkland and their families. 

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What Training Class is Best for You?

What Training Class is Best for You?Aegis Tactical has several training classes that fit your needs. Here is a brief description for each one.aegis_tactical_shooting_events_aegisguns 11 Intro to Defense ShootingOn Saturday, September 26th, 2015, at 9:30am to 3:30pm we are offering an “Intro to Defensive Shooting” class at the Manatee Gun Club Outdoor Range. This class is designed for the beginner to intermediate shooter who wants to learn the tactics and techniques needed for using a firearm to defend yourself.You will learn:
  • Firearm Safety
  • Defensive shooting tactics and techniques
  • The art of the drawing (un-holstering) your firearm
  • Shooting from the Hip
  • Shooting While Moving
  • Cover & Concealment
  • And seven more technics!
Basic Firearms TrainingIMG_0091Whether you are a beginner or advanced shooter, this class is designed to certify you for a Florida CWL as well as teach you the fundamental for safely and effectively operating your firearm in a self-defense situation.All training is conducted at our training facility by certified/licensed instructors who have topnotch qualifications with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Military and Law Enforcement.Basic Firearm TrainingDuring the Aegis Tactical “Basics” firearms training class you will be instructed on:
  • Firearm Safety
  • Ammunition Safety
  • Handling of a Firearm
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Equipment Selection
  • Florida laws pertaining to carrying a concealed gun.
The class lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours which includes both time in the classroom and range time. We supply the firearm and ammunition for you! The class will meet and/or exceed the requirement to obtain your Florida Concealed Weapons/Firearms License.One Hour Private LessonsPrivate one hour one-on-one lessons with one of our qualified instructors is more personal and a way to let us know what you want to learn. You can also earn your certification to obtain your Florida Concealed Weapons License with private lessons.Why take our course?You will learn firearm safety, the law, and your rights when carrying a firearm and defending yourself in a worst case scenario. Perhaps more importantly, you will be able to prove in court that you received this instruction.All of our instructors have real life experience in using a gun and are retired Law Enforcement Officers with a vast knowledge of various weapon systems as well as extensive experience in training. All instructors are State and NRA certified.We look forward to meeting you and discussing your firearm training needs!Don’t forget to check out the Aegis Facebook Page for informative videos, pics, and posts.Visit:
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Joe’s Quest to Keep Others Safe

Joe Krawtschenko is the founder of Aegis Tactical, along with being the lead Firearms Instructor. At first when you see Joe, he may seem a bit intimidating, but he’s humble, knowledgeable, and has a grin that shows his inner-kindness.IMG_0079If you want the best firearm training and someone that will help you choose a gun that fits your needs, then Joe is the right person for you.Joe has an impressive background, but very few people know how his road to becoming a firearms expert started.After high school, Joe got his first real job working in security. It seemed that he had a natural talent for protecting others.A police officer took Joe under his wing and said, “What are you going to do if you get injured? You need a background in something else.”So Joe enrolled in college and studied technology.Next, Joe was hired as a Park Ranger, which was less than glamorous, but the sheriff’s office made him an investigator.You wouldn’t know it, but Joe didn’t touch his first gun until he was twenty-one, because of the strict anti-gun laws in New Jersey. However, he had amazing instructors and a natural gift to hit the target. Joe would practice so much that he would go through a 1,000 rounds a week.A silly, yet devastating injury ended his investigating career. During the winter, he slipped on a patch of ice and broke his knee, which left him with only 30% mobility.After much consideration, Joe decided to move to Florida and do contract work during hurricane season, along with being a bodyguard for wealthy business owners. He carried a Glock 19, or Sig 226, which was the best he could, since back then guns laws restricted what he could carry.When a government agency called him about doing contract work with the Specialized Units, Joe left the United States to other areas such as Iraq. Although before he could leave, the process took nine months of background checks and training before he could begin his assignment.Joe: “If you’re good at what you do, you’ll make money. If you’re good at fighting and shooting, you will get paid well.”While overseas, Joe became a firearms subject advisor, police trainer advisor, close quarter battle instructor, along with many other training tasks.Two years was long enough for Joe, so he came back to Florida and opened his own firearms training school, which was something that he always wanted to do. Now, Aegis Tactical trains over 5,000 people a year.Joe didn’t plan to sell guns, but he noticed gun shops with less qualifications were ripping people off, especially women. It was Joe’s goal to provide a small, boutique experience so that everyone feels comfortable.Stop by Aegis Tactical & Guns, meet Joe, and learn how to protect yourself in the safest way.To see Joe’s full qualifications, visit the staff page: