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.

  • Did the Tactical Pistol I course, and it was amazing. Can't wait for Tactical Pistol II. Thank you Terry and Andy!

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    Brandon Conde

    What an experience!!!! The team at TFA completely surpassed my expectations. I felt safe at all times, the learning was fun and I left the class confident knowing that I NOW know how to properly manage a firearm. Can't wait to take my next class with Andy and the TFA team.

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    Erick Navarro

    Going to the range every week is ok but you will undoubtedly pick up bad habits if you are not properly coached. Having expert instruction from Andy and Terry was the most helpful and informative learning experience I've had in my shooting career. Yeah, it was difficult but if you want to do it right TFA is the place to be and Andy Blaschik is the man to see. Learning to shoot accurately and safely should be a priority as it not only affects your life but also those close to you and around you.... read more

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    Richard Blaha

    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
  • TFA is the best hands down! From the very experienced firearm owner to the ones who have never used a firearm YOU NEED to take one of his classes. I’ve been training with Andy for a little over a year. His slogan is “your trainer for life” and once you meet him you quickly realize why.

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    Rosy Rodriguez

    Excellent. I've done training for the past couple years and really enjoyed and respected how they train here. The attention to safety, detail and effectiveness was impressive. I intend to do a lot more training with them!

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    Jeff Cohen

    This is by far the best firearms training available. From beginners who want learn to pros who want to hone their skills, there is a training course for everyone. Regular shooting events for students at low prices, fun atmosphere and friendly people. My trainer for life!

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    Carlos Casas

    The instructors of this Academy are thoroughly professional. The reality of training with firearms requires them to be serious and sometimes intense, so it’s not for the faint of heart, but I appreciate that intensity. Every course I’ve taken with them has been great and very educational. If I have any gripe it is that the training courses that are relevent to my life are not offered frequently and are only offered on Saturdays. I work weekends so I’ve had to take time off to attend. Aside from ... read more

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  • I most recently took the Carbine Fundamentals course with TFA. It was a comprehensive class, covering the AR15 platform itself, use of a sling, zero, manipulations, dealing with malfunctions, transitions, and shooting from 5 yards out to 100 yards from standing, kneeling and prone positions. The course stresses the fundamentals of marksmanship throughout and overall, I found it to be a great introduction to the Carbine. I highly recommend it.I also thoroughly enjoyed taking the Tactical Pistol I... read more

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    Sergio Akselrad

    Tactical Pistol 1... Awesome experience!! Looking forward for more trainings...

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    Joel Baez

    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

    This was a great learning experience. Shooting at a range will not teach you the skills you need to learn to actually protect yourself and your family. Andy did a great job of teaching me what to do to protect myself. I recommend this class to all who have a CCP and want to actually be able to protect themselves. I plan on taking the level 2 course to improve my skills. Thanks Andy!!!!!

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    Katya R
  • What I thought I knew was expanded upon incredibly! My shot placement and technique just in the one day class improved dramatically. The instructors were very professional and made each step of learning understood and the reason behind it. I can't wait for Combat Pistol 2!

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    Paul Legge

    I had a tactical pistol one private training with Andy this Sunday and I received a top of the line quality training. I have been to many other classes but nothing has compared to this quality of training. Andy is very knowledgable about firearms in general and in teaching firearms. The level of instruction I received in this class surpasses anything else I have received before. I left the training feeling a lot more comfortable handling firearms. He corrected wrong instructions I had received b... read more

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    Mac Rodriguez

    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

    This last weekend I had the pleasure of attending TFA's Fundamental Carbine class in Clewiston. I was a bit apprehensive at first since most schools I looked into we're very military oriented. I, at 62 yrs. old , was not looking to become an "Operator" but rather become proficient in the use of that particular weapons system.The class was very mission oriented and fast past. My instructor, Andy, was very aware of his class mentality and was never condescending to any student. He presented the c... read more

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    Frank Citro
  • Tactical 1 Pistol - AndyAs you would expect from TFA, a professionally taught course with real world applicability. Plenty to learn and digest, then practice.

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    Ian Rattray

    I participated in Tactical 1 in Miami recently on recommendation of one of my friends and my husband. I received a wealth of info and instruction on safely and efficiently using my firearm. Andy is a dynamic and blunt instructor - I enjoyed his direct style and humor! I must also add that one of the assistant-instructors Terry really helped me to feel calm and comfortable and I was truly grateful for his presence and advice. Be prepared to receive an abundance of important information. If y... read more

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    AC Kates

    Great Class. Andy is a unbelievable instructor. I took the Tactical 1 course. Very hands on course. They want you to leave shooting well. They talk a lot about pistol positioning and how to safely use a handgun. They helped me with sighting and how to properly press the trigger. Now it is up to me to apply what I learned so I can become a better shot. Next I will be taking the Tactical 2 course.

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    Greg Huxman

    I took the Tactical Pistol 1 course on Saturday, February 28, 2015 with instructor Andy. TFA came highly recommended by family members in law enforcement and I can see why. The course was taught in a very professional and safe manner and the instructor was excellent. I recommend this course to anyone, regardless of experience, that wants to improve their self defense skills. The class size was small enough that it allowed for plenty of one-on-one attention. The material was easy to digest st... read more

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    George Navarrete
  • I am the head instructor at Hybrid Martial Arts and I have been teaching for the past 15 years. I was blown away with the tactics and methodology Tactical Firearms Academy used to allow me to be more efficient with my firearm. John And Andy's instruction was very detailed and consistant throut the coarse. I highly recommend TFA's gun concept and theory's to anyone; whatever their experience level maybe,

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    Courtney White

    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 took TFA's Carbine/ Fundamentals course and had a great time. I learned alot and I will be returning for another class. It's an awesome experience and anyone looking to learn about Carbines should definitely take this course.

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    Christian Portalatin

    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
  • On 08.27.2016, I had the opportunity to take the Tactical Pistol I training course. This was a wonderful experience. TFA demonstrated to be a very professional and well organized organization. The teaching team, led by Andy Blaschik (its owner) was outstanding. They were working along with us guiding and correcting any flaws and addressing our concerns on the spot.Each of the eight fundamentals of combat marksmanship were fullest explained and put in practice. I could not be more pleased for... read more

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    Thank you Andy and your team , you guys treated me and the other students like family , I took tactical pistol 1 Saturday February 1,2020. We had a blast but more importantly learned so much in the class and how it was structured made it easy to learn and all basic firearm fundamentals plus a lot more , I feel more comfortable with my firearm after taking this class and will be taking the refresher program very soon!

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    Biker Boom

    Tactical pistol 1 with Andy: My training experience with TFA was excellent! I’m definitely going to keep training with them and take all the classes they offer to better my skill. The instructors are patient and clear with all instructions. The live fire portion of the class is safe and is mainly about trigger control. My mindset after this class changed for the better. Every self defense shooter should take this class in order to be a safe and effective shooter.

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    JC Hidalgo-gato

    Just took the Force on Force (Simunitions®) - Home Protection Techniques with Andy and Dave. Cannot express how much was learned and how much was taken away in terms of food for thought. I’ve taken other pistol and carbine courses and nothing compares to this kind of training. Andy and Dave are certainly the most detail oriented instructor I have encountered and that makes a word of different. Anyone who has not taken a course with TFA is missing out.

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    Oscar Fiallos
  • By far the best class and I have ever taken! Andy is a great instructor who takes his time with students and breaks down everything. In the middle of the class he called a break and while everyone was getting water he took me aside to work on trigger control with me. Highly recommend TFA!

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    Giancarlo Chaveco

    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

    Just took Force on Force for the 3rd time. It was great training and a lot of fun. Every time I take the class I learn a ton of new information. I have recommended this class to several friends, infact a few of them took the class with me this weekend.

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    Alex Longsworth

    This Saturday, 8/29/15, I had the good fortune to take TFA's Tactical Pistol II Course,The instructor was Andy Blaschik.This Course and its instructor were first class and professional.Andy is the only pistol instructor in my experience who focused solely and unapologetically on serious defensive / combat shooting.The class size was small; only 5 students, which allowed Andy and his assistant, Terry, to concentrate on individuals' issues as required.The drills were well thought and the technical... read more

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    AJ Chisena
  • 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

    As a female shooter looking to improve my shooting and overall self-defense skills, I am extremely pleased with and highly recommend Tactical Firearms Academy. Andy is extremely patient and professional - his goal is for you to become the ultimate firearms instructor for yourself. I have taken private instruction over the past few weeks and he has helped me to diagnose and correct a variety issues that have helped me to increase my accuracy and confidence as a shooter. Andy has also fostered a c... read more

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    Kaye Rabel

    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

    A couple of years ago I took the Precision Rifle course and now I was ready for the Fundamental Carbine course with Andy at Trailglades Range.Great course of instruction, teaching recovery methods for failure modes, handling the carbine, both strong side and support side, transitions to sidearm and more. Andy teaches the most common methods so that the shooter can decide which works best for them, no rigid mantras on how things should be done.Great course and highly recommended for the new carb... read more

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    Daniel Passaro
  • I recently completed the Tactical Pistol Class 1 coarse with Andy and (5) of my friends on Dec. 5, 2014 at Clewiston. The knowledge and experience from the group ranged from very little experience to individuals who have grown up around guns and have hunted most of their lives. One of the individual served in the Marine Corp.The class was outstanding. Everyone regardless of their experience level learned a great deal. I was the most inexperienced and Highly recommend the class to everyone. Andy ... read more

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    Carlos Llado

    Dear Andy,This is a brief note to let you know how much I enjoyed the Tactical Pistol 1 training class.I was impressed with the professionalism, knowledge, and level of skills displayed by you and your staff, Greg. You are a natural-born-instructor. You possess the qualities of an excellent teacher, which are: patience, desire to explain thoroughly, and the ability to hold captive a student’s attention.I gained a wealth of knowledge from the class and I look forward to continuing my training wi... read more

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    Jose M.B.

    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

    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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