• Zoological Emergency Response Quarterly Training
    •  May 22, 2024 - May 24, 2024
       8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    The TFA Zoological Facility Emergency Response Training was developed as part of an effort to prepare zoological facilities for potential real-life scenarios at their organizations.…

  • Tactical Pistol I
    •  May 25, 2024
       8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tactical Pistol I is the entry level of Tactical Firearms Academy’s pistol courses.  This course combines the fundamental skills necessary for combat marksmanship with the tactical…

  • Zoological Emergency Onboard Training
    •  May 27, 2024 - June 2, 2024
       10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    The TFA Zoological Facility Emergency Response Training was developed as part of an effort to prepare zoological facilities for potential real-life scenarios at their organizations.…

  • Zoological Emergency Response Quarterly Training
    •  June 11, 2024 - June 12, 2024
       8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The TFA Zoological Facility Emergency Response Training was developed as part of an effort to prepare zoological facilities for potential real-life scenarios at their organizations.…

  • Zoological Emergency Response Quarterly Training
    •  June 13, 2024 - June 14, 2024
       8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The TFA Zoological Facility Emergency Response Training was developed as part of an effort to prepare zoological facilities for potential real-life scenarios at their organizations.…

  • Cattan Private Group
    •  June 16, 2024
       8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tactical Pistol I is the entry level of Tactical Firearms Academy’s pistol courses.  This course combines the fundamental skills necessary for combat marksmanship with the tactical…

  • Tactical Firearms Steel Challenge
    • TFA Steel Challenge (June)
       June 16, 2024
       12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TFA Steel Challenge (July)
       July 21, 2024
       12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    The TFA Steel Challenge takes place on the third Sunday of every month. This event is open to all TFA students and provides the ability…

  • Zoological Emergency Response Quarterly Training
    •  September 2, 2024 - September 6, 2024
       8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    The TFA Zoological Facility Emergency Response Training was developed as part of an effort to prepare zoological facilities for potential real-life scenarios at their organizations.…

  • Zero to Hero Radio Operator Course
    •  December 7, 2024 - December 8, 2024
       9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Curious about radios, but don’t know where to start? Tried learning on your own, but too overwhelmed with the complication? Struggling to find help in…

  • Private Test Event
    •  December 31, 2024
       8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    PRIVATE EVENT

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 May 2016 Andy became the exclusive Developer and Trainer for the Zoological Emergency Response Team nationwide and internationally.   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 info@tacticalacademy.us

Class registration and calendars of events may be found at www.tacticalacademy.us/calendar

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

  • 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
  • Law Enforcement Armorer:
  • Beretta
  • Glock
  • Smith & Wesson