Michael Lang: Michael is the founder and principal instructor of Meridian Tactical. He is currently a sworn LE officer with the State of Colorado and a POST full-skills instructor. Michael has over 30 years of experience as a licensed security sub-contractor, and executive protection specialist. His experience includes high profile celebrities, elected officials, private companies and prominent families. Michael is an active member in the Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association, International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals and the Rocky Mountain Hostage Negotiators Association.
Throughout his career, Michael has been engaged in extensive firearms training from some of the finest facilities, including: Gunsite Academy, Khyber Tactical, Rocky Mountain Tactical Response, Massad Ayoob, Rob Leatham, Front sight and Cereno Training Group. Also advanced tactical training in: conflict intervention techniques, critical event de-escalation tactics, arrest techniques, PPCT and personal defense. First responder training from the Dept. of Homeland Security including: Event Security, School Crisis management, Terrorism, WMD’s, First Responder Communications, and Law Enforcement active school response.
With his real world experience, skills and training; Michael has been an expert firearms instructor and RSO for more than 20 years. Currently holding instructor ratings in: Self-defense, Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Concealed Carry firearms, Reloading, Home defense, less lethal weapons, First Responder Medic and “Refuse to Be a Victim”. Michael has been asked to be a guest speaker at public forums, on radio as well as documentary films on the subjects of personal defense and firearms.
Michael specializes in tactical training for security teams, protection professionals and self-defense minded civilians. He also works as a consultant for clubs, ranges and facilities creating training programs and events. Michael has designed and taught advanced classes in: handguns, long range shooting, carbine-rifles, combat shotgun, and tactical trauma including low and no-light training.