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.

  • 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
    5/05/2018

    I've had tactical training in the past.But this is hands down one of the best.If you are going to carry a pistol for a living or just for protection I highly recommend this course you will be glad you did.

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    Cantrell Davis
    5/05/2016

    On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend I trained again with Tactical Firearms Academy, this time, Tactical Pistol 1. Again a very positive experience. Andy gives you what you pay for. If you want intensive, safety based, hands on training, you will benefit from this course, especially if you are a CWP holder and have never had any training. You will improve your gunhandling/safety skills, and be given the tools and techniques to clear malfunctions, safely load and unload your weapon, draw from a ho... read more

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    Mike Shockley
    5/05/2019

    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
    5/05/2019
  • 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
    5/05/2015

    As an alum of many classes, there is a clear reason I keep returning, even re-taking classes to refresh my skills.. I have trained with many instructors and TFA is on par or surpasses the best of them, even the high priced big name instructors and ranges. I recommend them highly, especially for those looking to acquire initial skills with firearms in a safe completely professional environment. Andy is thorough, a complete professional, and an excellent educator. After taking your first class, yo... read more

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    Jose Cunha
    5/05/2019

    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
    5/05/2015

    After attending four classes as well as several 'fun shoots', competitions held by Andy and the TFA crew, I am reaffirmed that Andy is the best instructor regarding tactics and firearm training in South Florida.His method of speaking along with his real world know how reinforce his absolute 'this is what you need to stay in the fight, end the fight'.If you are a new firearm owner, someone seeking training to protect yourself and your family, or even an accomplished recreational shooter looking t... read more

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    David Bonner
    5/05/2016
  • Carbine Tactics I, With Andy B. Excellent course!A lot of learning with a lot of fun.IT exceeded all my expectations. Can't wait to go back.Thanks!

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    Piratices PT
    5/05/2014

    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
    6/12/2020

    I recently took tactical pistol one with Andy and could not have been happier. I've been shooting pistol competitively since I was a teenager, and but haven't been shooting regularly. I assumed this level 1 would be a good refresher, but it truly exceeded my expectations. It provided a phenomenally comprehensive review of fundamental handgun skills, ensuring you're where you need to be to develop further as a tactical shooter. I particularly appreciated the methodical approach to learning how to... read more

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    Sean Casey
    5/05/2019

    As a competitive shooter for many years, and a firearms training junkie, I was surprise to learn there was a lot of important training advice the other schools didn't provide, mostly because their "training" was more for the competitive shooter on the range, not the civilian warrior on the street. This school's focus IS "street" oriented- How would you handle your firearm if you needed to use it in an offensive or defensive situation? The result is something an experienced competitive shooter ... read more

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    Patrick
    5/05/2017
  • 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
    5/05/2016

    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
    5/05/2019

    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
    5/05/2016

    I just completed Tactical Pistol II this past weekend. It's amazing how different shooting is when you're on the move. SO very different and more challenging than stationary shooting. Plus, it reaffirmed for me how important learning to shoot with the support hand is. And clearing malfunctions with one hand... oh boy! Not easy, but it can be done. And really important to be able to do it. Andy and Kevin were terrific, as always. TFA has the best trainers, and is the place to go if you're serious... read more

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    DrSteven Sheiner
    5/05/2017
  • 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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    sacredmusicguy
    5/05/2020

    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
    5/05/2020

    I completed the Tactical Pistol I course with Andy as the instructor. Andy’s method of training spotlighted the bad habits I had picked up at the range over the years and by the end of the course I had adjusted my grip and was shooting straight consistently. I thought the class was very good and very eye opening for someone who occasionally goes to the range to learn how to handle a firearm in a more hostile setting.

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    Ray Lopez
    5/05/2018

    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
    5/05/2017
  • I've been training privately with Andy for the past few months; I felt it was best to learn the fundamentals one-on-one with a true expert. If you're looking for a trainer, Andy is second to none. His knowledge, experience (and patience!) is exemplary. His teaching ability is equally impressive. As a teacher myself, it's easy for me to recognize how thoroughly and clearly he explains everything, which are attributes of a great teacher.Since you can't learn all the skills necessary for self-d... read more

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    Ellen Artuso
    5/05/2017

    Class: Tactical Pistol 2 (Aug 2015)Instructor: Andy BLocation: Trail Glades Range - Miami, FLPros: professional, safe, fun, informative, engagingCon: occasional stoppage due to lightningThis day long class continued where Pistol 1 left off. It reinforced concepts from Pistol 1 and included new manipulations, barricade work, and movement with the pistol. The activities and courses of fire were challenging and fun. It rained and I liked that we didn’t stop just because of the rain..Courses of fi... read more

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    A Google User
    5/05/2016

    The instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole course. It was great experience.

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    Dylan Crespo
    8/05/2020

    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.
    5/05/2016
  • 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
    5/05/2019

    Andy and his staff were extremely professional, for being a novices with a handgun I left that class with the safety skills and knowledge to be responsible gun owner. I would recommend his class to anyone who would like to improve their gun skills

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    William Fernandez
    5/05/2016

    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
    5/05/2015

    I have taken Tactical 1 and 2 - excellent.What I don't get is how they can offer such excellent instruction 12 students, 4 instructors for such a low cost.Great training from a competitive champion. Just the right combination of strict, no BS and patience.I wish all the 900K concealed carry holders in FL would take this training. It would make a huge difference in crime and negligent discharges.

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    Thomas Packert
    5/05/2014
  • 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
    5/05/2014

    Fantastic instructor super informative course. Method of teaching was clear and precise, delivery was always consistent. Unfortunately for me not always being the best listener when mistakes happened it was on my end. Well worth the time and money for anyone who wants to become more confident and a better shooter.

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    tom evans
    5/05/2018

    Just one word Excellent!For mens and womens who wants to know how to start shoot with good fundation with out bad habits this is the right course!Im ready for tactical 2.

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    Paolo Stucchi
    5/05/2013

    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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    TheBrassmonkey00
    5/05/2014
  • Tactical Pistol 1... Awesome experience!! Looking forward for more trainings...

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    Joel Baez
    5/05/2016

    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
    5/05/2017

    I attended the Pistol I Class with Andy . Highly recommended, thorough instruction with an emphasis on details from stance to sight alinement. I will definitely be back.Thank you

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    Jose Ferro
    11/05/2020

    I attended an extremely well organized presentation this month for Tactical Pistol I at Pop's Gun Range, put on by the Tactical Firearms Academy. Andy, and the rest of his staff, put us through our paces over a nine hour period, covering all the essentials in well thought out course. All questions were answered and I came away better prepared to handle a firearm. Highly recommended.

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    Hugh J McLaughlin
    5/05/2020
  • This is the best firearms instruction down in South Florida hands down! All of the instructors are experts in their field of law enforcement and Firearms Law & regulations. These are classes that are not range specific and teach a set of skills to allow one to survive in a real gunfight in the real world. I highly recommend this training to anyone that is thinking about carrying a firearm or having one for self defense.

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    Anthony Garcia-Prieto
    5/05/2017

    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
    5/05/2020

    Having a gun and knowing how to use it safely and effectively are two completely different things. You owe it to yourself, and your family, to learn proper gun handling skills. But a TFA class is about a lot more than just safety - at TFA you will learn how to use your weapon effectively. If this is your first class - no stress. Instructors are patient, and will reinforce the skills you need to learn until you are comfortable and confident. TFA gets top grades all around. Take a class, you... read more

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    Richard Duarte
    5/05/2012

    A++I took the tactical pistol 1 course and it was amazing. I highly recommend TFA to anyone and everyone. This course taught me so many things that I thought I knew but really didn't. Andy the instructor is 2nd to none, very thorough and very helpful. He is extremely experienced and is a great teacher who really helps you understand the steps and procedures he is teaching. This is a must for anyone who carries/conceals a firearm. You leave the course with a new way of thinking. I'm very pleased ... read more

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    Bman 4801
    5/05/2018