Why Tactical Firearms Academy (TFA)?2021-02-25T22:59:00-05:00

To TFA, that answer is simple. However to the general public, knowing what to ask or what to look for in a training facility really isn’t simple at all. We understand that, so allow us to help and take a second to read on

I am a beginner, what class should I take?2021-12-16T09:55:28-05:00

Have you ever picked up a firearm before? Are you comfortable loading and unloading a firearm?
Tactical Pistol I is a beginners pistol course designed for students that have basic firearms knowledge.

“I have never touched a firearm before!”
First Steps into Firearms, the perfect class for the prospective students that has very little or no knowledge of firearms and firearm safety. We discuss nomenclature, safety, fundamentals and how to choose a firearm.

Do you rent firearms?2021-02-25T23:04:26-05:00

Yes! The Rentals page has all of the details.

What is the Cancellation Policy?2023-12-15T09:45:18-05:00


If a student needs to cancel their class within:

  • 72 hours – Move you to another class date with no additional charge (one time only!)
  • 48 hours – You are still charged half the tuition for the class
  • 24 hours – no refund

Note: All private classes, private training groups or one-on-one training classes require a non-refundable 50% deposit. The deposit is payable within 24 hours of class booking.

If a student cancels due to weather:

  • No Refund

If Tactical Firearms Academy cancels for any reason, including weather:

  • Student will received a FULL refund, including 50% deposit (if applicable).
My Florida concealed weapons permit has expired. What do I need to do?2021-04-29T16:25:56-05:00
Do I qualify for the LEOSA HR 218 ?2023-05-24T11:52:54-05:00

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), often referred to as HR 218, allows qualified Law Enforcement officers (LEOs) and qualified retired LEOs (RLEOs) to concealed carry in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with some exceptions. It was enacted in 2004 and amended in 2010 and 2013. 18 U.S. Code § 926B & 926C Therefore, an individual who qualifies under LEOSA does not need a state-issued concealed carry permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in any state.

For the qualification specifics for current and retired law enforcement officers, please visit this website for additional details: https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/resources/federal-ccw-law/leosa-hr-218/

Is the class private or in a group setting?2021-12-07T09:22:59-05:00

It can be a group setting with other students or a private session. If you prefer to do it privately let us know so we can set it up for you.

Can’t take the course the same day as your spouse/partner/etc? You don’t have to take the classes together if there is any kind of scheduling issue. We can accomodate different dates/times if necessary.

How long is the First Steps Into Firearms class in total?2021-12-16T09:40:30-05:00

Our First Steps Into Firearms course is about 4 hours long. Mostly classroom-based work with training weapons and no live ammunition. Depending on how quickly you learn the fundamentals we may head over to range down the street the same day and apply everything you learned with live ammunition.

Will we need to pay to rent guns for the day?2021-12-07T08:29:44-05:00

If you do not own any firearms you will need to rent especially when we head over to the range to do live fire. This is a great opportunity to also try out different guns like Glocks, Sigs, CZs, and more since we have all those and more. We also have various calibers of guns you can rent and choose from as some students prefer using different calibers aside from the most commonly used 9mm.

Anything you need from guns to ear and eye protection is available to rent. See our Rentals page for details

If you plan on renting we can also factor that into the price of the course for the gift card so everything is covered.

Also once we move on to live fire we also sell ammo at discounted prices for our students. You may not be aware as this is all new to you but due to the pandemic ammo has been scarce and unfortunately more expensive but we kept a large inventory just for our students so we are able to sell it at prices lower than what you would find online.

Can the class be scheduled for the weekend or is it just Monday-Friday?2021-12-07T08:30:57-05:00

We are very flexible with scheduling. We offer classes during the week or on weekends and they can be done during the day or the evening time. Once you have an idea of ideal times and dates we can go through available dates and times and schedule you! Questions? Contact Us!

My spouse is not a US citizen but holds a green card. Will this present any problems?2021-12-07T09:17:07-05:00

It shouldn’t present any problems especially if they are a resident of Florida with a green card.

How long are the classes?2021-12-16T09:52:12-05:00

Class times vary by class type:

What is the Student Refresher program?2022-06-02T09:15:57-05:00

Under our Student Refresher Program we allow students to re-take a course they completed for half-price, that’s right half-price! The only requirement is that you take the refresher course within one year of course completion. It’s that easy! For additional details, please view our Student Refresher page.

HR-218 and Yearly “G” Qualification2023-04-23T16:16:15-05:00

These are two separate qualifications. One does not cover the other. If you would like to do both of them at the same time you can. Sign up for one and you can do the second one on the same day. The cost for both is $150 but only one qualification ammunition is supplied. When you register for your one qualification just mention in the notes that you are there to do both qualifications. The extra payment of $50 can be collected on site.

Does a customer have to be a certain age to buy firearms or ammunition?2023-01-09T16:24:07-05:00

Yes. Under the Gun Control Act (GCA), shotguns and rifles, and ammunition for shotguns or rifles may be sold only to individuals 18 years of age or older. All firearms other than shotguns and rifles, and all ammunition other than ammunition for shotguns or rifles may be sold only to individuals 21 years of age or older. Licensees are bound by the minimum age requirements established by the GCA regardless of state or local law. However, if state law or local ordinances establish a higher minimum age for the purchase or disposition of firearms, the licensee must observe the higher age requirement.

[18 U.S.C. 922(b)(1) and (b)(2); 27 CFR 478.99(b)]

Source: https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/does-customer-have-be-certain-age-buy-firearms-or-ammunition-licensee


Your HR218 / LEOSA does not take the place of your 4 hour G yearly qualification/training. You still must do both qualifications. READ the STATUTE!

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