The Tactical Firearms Academy staff have more than 50 years of combined expertise in firearms training and has been in business since 1999 in South Florida. All of our instructors are licensed with the State of Florida and insured through the NRA instructor programs. All instructors maintain an active status in the public and private law enforcement world. Backed by the NRA, FDLE, and the State of Florida, our instructors are constantly updating their training curriculum in order to bring you the latest in firearm tactics and manipulation.

Over 50 years of combined firearms training expertise

We are fully committed to presenting the most thorough and comprehensive courses available to you. We believe that when it comes to your life and the lives of your loved ones, you should make the commitment to train with the best. Tactical Firearms Academy’s training regimen is firmly rooted in the cutting edge, real-world capabilities of our instructors. What we teach is not based upon theoretical assumption, but on our own extensive street experience and worldwide survival skills. we are in a constant state of learning, and consider ourselves perpetual students. We can officer unique, useful, and time proven tactical concepts for those attending our training courses.

Another benefit of being a TFA student is our Student Refresher Program.  Under this program we allow students to repeat any course they completed within one year of the completion date for half-price. That’s right half-price!  This is a tremendous value for students who want to prepare for the next level of training, for those wanting to reinforce the training they received and, let’s be honest, for those who haven’t been practicing the fundamentals and need a refresher.

We provide outstanding training at public and private ranges in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as at our private training facility in Clewiston, FL.  By leveraging our relationships with existing business affiliates we are able to offer you additional services to meet all your firearm and training needs.  Through our relationship with KGB Armament we are able to offer our students the ability to purchase ammunition and firearms, including Class III and NFA items, at prices that are highly competitive.

  • Class: First Steps in Firearms, Instructor: Andrew BlaschikMy wife and I have lived in Fort Lauderdale for 6 years, but have talked about learning more about firearms for many years. Having lived for years in Tennessee, we had informal experience with handguns and rifles, but not much. We decided to enroll in Tactical Firearms Academy for the initial First Steps in Firearms, and it was the best decision we made. Andy was very professional and it was apparent he enjoyed teaching.Our initial go... read more

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    Gregory Fischer

    I attended my first course with TFA yesterday, Tactical Pistol I. I would highly recommend this course for anyone serious about learning how to safely own a firearm. Andy and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and run a very professional program. I learned a lot and enjoyed the experience throughly. If you own a gun, you need to learn from the experts. These are your guys!

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    Dr.Steven Sheiner

    Andy and crew were great and very knowledgeable the training was more then I had anticipated glad I had opportunity to take the carbine fundamentals class can’t wait to take next class. Awesome experience highly recommend

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    tony vivirito

    I was impressed with the instructors knowledge and abilities. They not only were greatteachers they can all walk the walk and are very talented shooters.You are taught real world scenarios and and ways to survive them. This is all in a safe controlled environment. You also have to pass a shooting ability test to pass the course. You are not given a pass certificate because you paid the price of admission.I highly recommend this and all other classes they teach if you want to or carry a firearm ... read more

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    Brad VanDonsel
  • Professional, police academy level full day training ensure you not only get familiar with your firearm, it's safe handling and use but also you will understand risks and responsibilities related to carry firearm. You will be able to learn and practice close range defense skills, understand your motivation and why exactly you want to operate firearm in a first place. The combination of physical skill training with important aspects of mindset around using a gun makes this training rare opportuni... read more

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    Steve S.

    Learned a lot!Going into this course I knew I had much to learn in terms of pistol firing. However, what I learned exceeded my expectations, from dominant eye to clearing malfunctions and lots in between, Andy and his entire crew were great. I will now train and go back to Pistol 2.

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    André Andrade

    Force on Force - Home Protection Techniques (Low Light) - 07/19/14 - Andy Blaschik & Dave SandersOther than Tactical Pistol 1, this class is also a must in the preparation to effectively use/not use your firearm. I've learn the importance of not only training with a fire arm but to also prepare mentally to what will happen in any life threatening situation where a firearm is the last resort. The more classes I attend, the more I realize the things I don't know that could one day save my life or ... read more

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    Jose Quintana

    Andy and his team are some of the best and most practical instructors out there. I found they did a particularly good job of meeting each shooter at their particular level during the Tactical Pistol 1 course that I took with them Nov 18, 2017. *Update: I also took advantage of Andy's refresher program on 4/2818 and retook Tactical pistol 1 with my carry gun, very different experience and learned a ton more about myself and my firearm. Will definitely continue training with Andy and TFA!

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    Jacob Summers
  • I am a graduate of the Tactical Pistol 1 class (9/27/14) ;-). This is my first class with Andy and I have to admit that when I saw his tag line ("your trainer for life") I thought it was a bit pretentious. I have taken several other pistol trainings but nothing compares to the level of quality, quantity and professionalism delivered by Andy and his assistant for that event. It covered the 8 fundamentals of marksmanship (you will have to attend to get them and how to fix the 4 most common issu... read more

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    David Navarro

    What a great experience! The lessons were high level literal life and death skills being taught by an excellent instructor named Andy. My friend and I had two private sessions, at an outdoor range, which was top notch. I could not be happier with this experience and highly recommend it if you are serious about personal gun safety and defense.

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    RealEstate INsider

    I have to say what an AMAZING instructor Andy is. Most ppl would just go through the course, hand over a piece of paper and send us on our way to be armed and unknowingly dangerous to ourselves and others..... This is the best gift/ suggestion that any person could have given me. Thank you for what you do and the dedication you have in doing and teaching your craft.

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    S. Correa

    Saturday June 16, 2019The 3 of us of the ladies group met with Andy at a outside shooting range. Pre work shooting was done in order for Andy to direct this 4 hour training.We worked on target accuracy, moving off the X, shooting accurately from inside ready position, then adding movement by walking and shooting to the left.This four hour class captured details that we needed to improve our practice which will ultimately improve our gun handling and accuracy skills.Anyone interested in improvi... read more

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    Deb Lamberti
  • Great knowledgeable instructors, I felt safe during the class, I learn the fundamentals of a perfect shot.Once you understand the basic principles, every shot counts and it's on target.It was important to shoot on a realistic scenario, getting into the right mindset and take the training to the farthest possible point.I would recommend this class for any level shooter, the only way to master an art is to practice basic fundamentals over and over and then once more.

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    Alex Davila

    Participated in Tactical Pistol 1 class and not only learnt a lot, but also had a great time doing it.Class was superbly run, by experienced professionals ( Andy and Kevin), who made it simple to understand for all age groups, running through modules clearly and concisely. Safety was key in training curriculum, with dry fire drills ,followed by live fire drills and explaining why we did certain things made principles "stick"Looking forward to taking Tactical Pistol 2.Thanks again, was great fun ... read more

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    Andy at Tactical Firearms Academy is in a league of his own when it comes to his ability to effectively get students up to speed. If you attend his class with an open mind, you will be a better shooter at the end of the day. I will warn you, his courses are no joke. Be prepared for a long day with a lot of shooting.

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    Greyson Pendry

    I took the Learning the Shotgun course with my brothers and father and I am planning on retaking this course in a few months as a refresher. For the level of training you will receive, the price is reasonable and the ability to retake the same course at a discounted rate is a great option to have. Andy's knowledge of the tactical application of the shotgun was impressive. I have used a shotgun my whole life for hunting and knew it to be a highly effective tool for home defense. Andy took my know... read more

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    adam patrick
  • Class: Ladies Simunitions (Feb 2015)Instructor: Andy BPros: realistic relevant scenarios, safe, informative, eye-openingCons: it can get a little cold during scenarios (bring a sweater) but they did adjust the temperature per our wishesThis class was primarily about the mental aspects dealing with the use of a firearm in self-defense. Since it was ladies only, we shared many of the same concerns. There wasn't this intimidating macho air that one might experience when weapons or combatives trai... read more

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    A Google User

    Overall a great carbine fundamentals class with Andy Blaschik and Dale.Pros: Good safety standards. Plenty of trigger time. Good techniques and excellent drills that expose where you are strong and where you are not.Cons: Farm animals roam the range and they were a distraction on two occasions.

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    Giovanni Ortiz

    I recently completed the tactical one training course with Andy Blachik of TFA. As a long time shooter but one that really needed to be reminded of, and practice all the basic skillsets needed for safe and accurate shooting I could not have asked for a better experience. For someone just starting out or someone like myself working to build better skillsets I cannot recommend this outfit enough and am looking forward to the Tactical 2 course and more!

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    John Hood

    I took the Concealed Weapons Licence course and an Intro to Firearms with Andy Blaschik. The CWL course covered everything you need to know to obtain your concealed weapons permit. Andy was thorough and referenced real life scenarios which made for not only a better understanding of the laws, but made the class interactive and not boring (could you imagine sitting through 3 hours of reading Florida Statutes straight from a book...snore).I also participated in a private session with Andy to go ov... read more

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    Nikki Paul
  • Having trained with other instructors and in need of a refresher course I found TFA and Andy Blaschnik and his team. Andy is a serious, skilled instructor who is passionate about ensuring you leave his class trained and confident and he holds you accountable to do so. Patient, thorough with excellent communication skills, in the Tactical Pistol 1 class they taught both new and “experienced” shooters a foundation platform of skills that is second to none.Whether you are brand new to firearms, are... read more

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    John McFadden

    Tactical Pistol 1 is a very important and absolutely necessary class for current and future gun owners. Very intellectual and knowledgeable instructor, very warming approach to students with excellent teaching methods. My experience with Andy was very well worthy. I would highly recommend to take this class with andy, as he teaches the essential values of marksmanship. He is very patient, helpful, plays no games, and knows exactly what he is talking about. Without a doubt is worth your time and ... read more

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    Miguel Hernandez

    I recently took the " Bleeder" class with TFA. In one word the class was EXCELLENT !!There was an enormous amount of information,yet explained in a simple comprehensive format.The class was structured around a "need to know" basic approach to teach only the essentials to save lives in a critical situation.

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    Diego Medina

    In searching for a firearms course and instructor, no group came more highly recommended than Tactical Fire Arms Academy. They are extremely professional and knowledgeable with firearms training and defense. I have taken classes with other instructors and companies in the past, and they were nothing compared to TFA. TFA showed me things that were so fundamental to shooting that I was surprised that other companies missed it. I am a better shooter today thanks to TFA. I look forward to taking man... read more

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    Gideon Schnog
  • This was my first pistol course I have ever taken and I really enjoyed it! I thought Andy, Terry & Chris provided a very safe environment and clearly went over the fundamentals. If you are looking to take a course, this is the one to consider.. I learned a lot, it was fun and I would I highly recommend! Looking forward to Tactical Pistol 2 ! Thanks guys !

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    Brian Golarz

    I had the pleasure of taking the MP5 operator course with Andy and his assistant instructor, Kevin, on October 31, 2015. This was my first course with TFA. I was raised around guns and have been shooting my entire life and started taking courses and receiving formal instruction three years ago. I have trained with some of the celebrity instructors that command a hefty tuition cost, as well as other local instructors, and informally with friends who are instructors for LE agencies. These combined... read more

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    Matthew Troccoli

    I took the Carbine Fundamentals class with TFA lead by Andy at the Trail Glades range in Miami. This is a great opportunity to gain great knowledge and insight on the operation of the carbine (semi-automatic patrol rifle). You will learn the complete breakdown, functionality and proper manipulation of this platform, learn how to properly identify and address failures and malfunctions, and learn how to operate the carbine at different distances. This is a great class for shooters new to the carb... read more

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    Chris Gaston

    Once again I had an incredible experience with Andy Blaschik at the MP5 operators course.Every course I have done with Tactical Firearms Academy including the Pistol and carbine courses have been so informative and practical. I learn so much fundamentals and technique with each course building on the next and reinforcing all the concepts. Andy is an amazing instructor and is super professional. You will love it!! Recommend highly and bring lots of ammo!Phillip Craft Miami

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    Phillip Craft
  • Greg B:Course: Home Protection TechniquesDate: 6/14/14Instructors: Andy and DaveReview: This course gives the student an opportunity to apply their skills in what looks and feels like real life situations such as a break-in or child abduction. Simunition bullets keep the users safe but allow you to feel the high stress that you will be under in a gunfight. Should you take the shot? Can you take the shot? Do you have the skills to successfully take the shot? You will find out these answers ... read more

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    Greg Babij

    This class lived up to the expectation. The instruction was concise and easy to follow. Andy and Frank are great instructors who make sure everyone gets attention. Mistakes were used as teachable moments. If they saw the same problem a few times with different students, they would always call in a huddle to discuss what to look out for and how to fix it.I left the class a much better shooter than when I went in. I now have the knowledge to self diagnose my weaknesses and continue to improve.I re... read more

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    Ariel Hernandez

    I had the pleasure of taking Tactical Pistol 1. The team, lead by Andy, met or exceeded my expectations of tactical training.Professional. The team is not focused on being YouTube stars, rather on parting their years of training and hands-on experience to the students. I was impressed that Andy, the owner of Tactical Firearms Academy, was the lead instructor and trainer. Other places I have trained offer surrogates.Logical approach to training. The approach was no nonsense. Again, unlike other p... read more

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    Michael Robbins

    Fantastic! I am a married mom with kids and a very busy/stressful career. I also have a serious interest in tactical shooting. I go to my local range to practice, but I decided I needed to get away from the day to day grind in order to truly focus on improving my skills. I researched firearms academies across the US and selected Tactical Firearms Academy as my #1 choice. But as I don’t live in Florida I was nervous about traveling by myself to a new place to train with someone I didn’t know... read more

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    Paula Joyce
  • I just took my 6th class with TFA and once again I loved it. These are not some wimping stand around and shoot at paper classes. These are authentic, shoot on the move tactical classes. This last class was the MP5 Operator's class which teaches basic skills and weapon manipulation of the H&K MP5 platform. If you have an MP5, or you are thinking about getting one, or if you just want to learn to use one for the fun of it, then take this class. MP5 rentals are part of the class if you don't have o... read more

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    Bill Penland

    I took the the Tac. 1 class with Andy - he was a fantastic teacher and really knows his stuff. I will go for Tac. 2 with him next - HIGHLY recommend the classes if you want to get some proper tuition and get some rounds down range!

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    Antony Diamond

    Andy Blaschik - Tactical Pistol 1 - April 26, 2014This course is a great entry into the tactical world. It covered all the fundamentals of shooting, starting with safety. It's a great course for anyone wanting to learn how to properly protect their family or to take their tactical skills to the next level.Highly Recommended

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    Nick Sallah

    I recently finished Carbine Fundamentals with Andy and Frank and it was a ton of fun and exceptionally informative. This was my first carbine class with Tactical Firearms Academy and I had high expectations which were met.The range was comfortable even though it was hot out, Andy had several big shop fans running off a generator which kept the area where we set up, loaded mags and ate lunch cool.The class started promptly at 8:30 and we progressed through the course at a steady pace. We learned ... read more

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    Brandee Velez
  • I took the Carbine/Patrol Rifle Fundamentals course in the Clewiston facility taught by Andrew Blaschik and another instructor, Terry.Price is what you pay, and value is what you get, and I have to say, the value relative to the price is immeasurable, especially taking into consideration I've learned to better operate a potentially life-saving tool. The instructors work very well with the students to make sure everyone is comfortable with each new skillset learned.I had a great time, and I'd li... read more

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    Sofia Bitela

    Andy was great on all levels. Having a CWP is not just a right, it carries a huge responsibility and Andy made sure we are prepared and knowledgeable on all fronts.Thank you.

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    Keith Lasota

    Pros: Safe, non-intimidating, high quality, professional, engaging, well-delivered, and effective private tactical pistol instruction.Cons: Not a huge deal but his office is located somewhat far from me so the first session was a bit of a drive but well worth it. Don't let distance dissuade you.I didn’t have any prior training or experience with pistols before taking his class so I don’t have anything else to compare to but this is a review of my first two training sessions with Andy in Nov 201... read more

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    A Google User

    I recently took the Tactical Pistol I class with Andy - it was a great experience. I thought that I was fairly knowledgeable in regards to handling a firearm but I found out that I really didn't know what I didn't know. The entire class was a learning experience. Andy and all of the support instructors were fantastic. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to either learn new skills or improve existing skillsmark w.

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    Mark Wilson