Tony is the founder and President of Final Option since its inception over 25 years ago.
Tony served in law enforcement on a large city department for 32+ years. He has served in the Uniform Patrol Division, Street Crimes Unit, Narcotics Unit, ATF Weapons Task Force, K-9 Unit, and over 22 years on the Special Operations Division (SOD)/SWAT team. In SWAT he has served on the entry team as a senior operator, team leader and SWAT Supervisor. Tony has served over 1500+ high risk warrants/SWAT call outs and specializes in firearms training and CQB tactics. He performed private and department PSD details, keeping Presidents, diplomats, movie stars and VIP’s, fortune 500 companies safe and protected. For 7 years he also served as the full-time Range Master where he was responsible for the firearms and tactical training of a 850+ officer department.
Tony has been instructing, consulting and performing contract work teaching handgun, carbine rifle, shotgun, SMG’s and SWAT tactics to state and regional SWAT associations, local, state, federal agencies, tier 1 military groups , college universities and worked with multiple foreign governments over the last 15+ years.
He also specializes in training and certifying firearms instructors and teaching advanced “Instruct the Instructor” training programs.
Tony enjoys instructing civilians from beginners to advanced shooters in firearms skills, tactics and self-defense.
Over the years he has graduated from dozens of instructor/”train the trainer” courses including being a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor certification program (FLETC). Tony considers himself a “lifelong student” to the shooting and defensive tactics world.
Tony also competes and holds regional and national titles in national and international tactical SWAT competitions, handgun, sniper and SMG competitions.
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