Andrew Blaschik is the Chief Firearms Instructor and owner of Tactical Firearms Academy.  Andy holds firearms instructor certifications in pistol, rifle, shotgun, low light, Simunition®, and sub-machinegun. He also holds active certifications with the State of Florida as firearms instruction for law enforcement and civilians, is certified to teach security officer D, G, a member of International Association of Law Enforcement Instructors (IALEFI) as well the National Rifle Association of America (NRA).

In addition to being a Chief Firearms Instructor, Andy is an instructor with Miami-Dade College School of Justice. In 2016 Andy became the exclusive Developer and Trainer for Palm Beach Zoological Society’s Lethal Force Response Team. In 2017, he was also awarded the contract for Lion Country Safari’s Lethal Force Response Team’s Development and Training.  The development of the zoological specific training has grown to be a collaborative platform amongst 5 facilities in Florida alone.  This program has expanded to include institutions from other states in the continental US and is continuing to add more.  Andy holds several armorer certifications including Beretta, Glock and Smith & Wesson weapons systems so he has a thorough understanding of firearms and their functionality. Andy has been teaching the safe use of firearms for over 20 years and is an active competitive shooter with numerous first place wins in national competitions. Andy offers a wide range of services:

  • Florida D or G license training
  • Florida carrying concealed weapon training
  • Tactical Pistol
  • Select Fire
  • Precision Rifle
  • Patrol Rifle/Carbine
  • Shotgun

Andy is available for private and group classes on different types of firearms training, and can be reached by email at

Class registration and calendars of events may be found at

Primary Certifications

  • Florida C.J.S.T.C Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor – FDLE Certified
  • N.R.A. Law Enforcement Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Florida Firearms Instructor (K license)#2400023

Additional Active Certifications

  • Lethal Force Response Team Development and Training, Palm Beach County Zoological Society
  • Lethal Force Response Team Development and Training, Lion Country Safari
  • Instructor at Miami-Dade College’s School of Justice
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Inc. (I.A.L.E.F.I.)
  • Security Officer (D license)#2301227
  • Florida Security Officer Instructor (DI license)#DI1100028
  • Statewide Firearms License (G license)#2300636
  • Private Investigator (CC license)#CC2500450
  • Certified Simunition Instructor
  • DSP-5 license with the Department of State for Firearms Training of Foreign Nationals
  • Law Enforcement Armorer:
  • Beretta
  • Glock
  • Smith & Wesson