Scott Taylor

Firearms Instructor/Training Director/founder

Founded Delaware Tactical in 2016 from a base of knowledge, skills, tactics, training and experience drawn from a 25 year career in Law Enforcement.

During my career of 25 years with the Delaware Department of Correction, I spent more than 24 of those years in some type of instructor capacity, sixteen of those years as the primary instructor and assistant commander for the Correctional Emergency Response Team CERT.

I spent my time instructing Officer survival, handgun, shotgun, rifle, team tactics, high risk entrees, hostage rescue, escapee management, terrain search, breaching, less lethal, chemical munitions, and many other special weapons and tactics courses.

I hold various master instructor certifications in use of force, defensive tactics, less lethal options (chemical agents, OC, distraction devices, ERD's, less lethal munitions), firearms and tactics.

I spent 8 years as the Departments Range Operations Manager, responsible for all range operations, officer certifications for 2300 staff as well as 27 firearms instructors and range master annual certifications.

During my years with CERT command I spent several years in a dual role as Instructor and K9 handler. I was the first to integrate a K9 team into a tactical team for building entries. I developed CQB riot techniques for modern jail facilities where typical riot control formations are not feasible.

I have spent my entire career developing training programs, lesson plans, tactics for officers and tactical teams based on solid principles and best practices.

I have worked and trained closely with State and local police and SWAT, FBI, DEA, Marshals, Air Marshals and surrounding state agencies on the street and inside the institutions. 

To schedule an appointment call 302.222.7724


Shane Smart

Firearms Instructor/FFL 

Shane came to Delaware Tactical 2018 with a background in sporting clays and waterfowl hunting experience.  He is also a competitive shooter in the USPSA scene. Shane is a certified firearms instructor with Delaware Tactical and the USCCA. He is also a primary instructor on the range with CCDW and Basic Combat Handgun, rifle, shotgun as well as advanced handgun courses. He provides the FFL services for Delaware Tactical.


To schedule an appointment in call Shane at 302.745.3947 or Delaware Tactical 302.222.7724




Erin joined our group in 2020 and is extremely passionate about self-defense and being a certified firearms instructor for the last 3 years. She has also been enrolled in our insructor program for the last year and has assisted with many of our CCDW and BCHG courses.  She is now a full time instructor with Delaware Tactical available for all of our ladies only courses, one on one coaching as well as our ladies only CCDW.

She is a Southern Delaware Chapter Leader and instructor for The Well Armed woman, and an advocate with the Women's Defense Coalition of Delaware.

"For me, life started out being born into abuse. I survived and I now have a passion for teaching women how to #TrainToLive.

Self-defense is so much more than just buying a firearm and taking a class. Survival is about mindset. It's about actively choosing to LIVE, no matter what comes at you.

As a firearms instructor, a mom, a wife, a tradeswoman, and an active learner of all forms of self-defense, I look forward to helping you attain all of your self-defense needs." - Erin

To schedule an appointment in call Erin at 302.500.3144 or Delaware Tactical 302.222.7724

All statements have been provided by the instructors. Delaware Tactical is not responsible for any possible inaccuracies in their statements

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Sensei Ted Dabbs has been actively involved in martial arts for nearly 30 years.  He is the founder (2010) & head instructor of Seaside Dojo School of Martial Arts, located at 17543 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes, DE.  He is a strong advocate for personal protection and believes strongly that martial arts is a pathway to self awareness and physical well-being.

Sensei Ted holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do and HeihoShinDo styles of martial arts, and achieved a master’s degree in exercise science.  He has taught physical education and health, coached at division one universities, and worked as a personal trainer.  He has provided self-defense instruction for area schools, realtors, medical staff, women’s groups, and kids camps.  He has worked as a private investigator, served as a security specialist for large venues and serves on his church guardian team.  

Ted has joined Delaware Tactical as a concealed carry instructor & combatives trainer.  He trains unarmed individuals how to protect themselves when facing a violent encounter using principles of awareness, de-escalation and combatives.


M.A., Exercise Science with master’s thesis, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1991

B.A., Physical Education and Health, Secondary Teacher Certification and Coaching, Graceland College, Lamoni, IA, 1988


USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Certified Instructor

NRA Range Safety Officer

NRA Basic Firearms Instructor

NRA Lifetime Member

Member Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club, Bridgeville, Delaware

Member Naticoke Sportsmans Club, Seaford, Delaware

CCDW Delaware & Utah

Certified Adrenal Stress Scenario Instructor, FAST Defense 

CPR, American Red Cross

Neuro-Linguistic Programming:  Certified Master Practitioner


Advanced Handgun & Rifle, 8 hours

Defensive Pistol/Carbine Course, 16 hours

Force-on-force training, 20 hours

Advanced Handgun 8 hours

Advanced Carbine Class, 16 hours

To schedule an appointment in call Ted at

(302) 448-9833 ~

or Delaware Tactical 302.222.7724 

All statements have been provided by the instructors. Delaware Tactical is not responsible for any possible inaccuracies in their statements