Tactical Firearms Academy Reviews
I recently took the Tactical Pistol I class with Andy - it was a great experience. I thought that I was fairly knowledgeable in regards to handling a firearm but I found out that I really didn't know what I didn't know. The entire class was a learning experience. Andy and all of the support instructors were fantastic. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to either learn new skills or improve existing skills
Have used them for a Introduction to shotgun (Andy and Terry) and Carbine/Patrol rifle fundamentals (Terry and Roy). Excellent instruction. Pace starts off very good with the basics, progressing to drills, shooting on the move, and a qualifier by the end of the day. They give you all the tools needed to pass. Instructors are great! Very professional, take time to answer questions. Often times they teach you more than 1 method so that you can choose which one works the best (ie using a single or double point sling, etc). Extremely satisfied!
The decision to take this defensive firearms training is one of the best decisions I've ever made. If you think because you purchased a firearm and have a concealed weapons permit you are prepared to use this weapon in a true defensive situation, you could be "dead" wrong. There is so much more to being prepared than just shooting at a paper target. Tactical Firearms Training teaches you how to prepare and feel confident in real life situations, where you have mere seconds to make the right decision. The training is very exciting and thought provoking. I can't recommend it strongly enough!
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 community of practice among his female shooters by connecting us and suggesting that we practice together, which has been extremely insightful. We are able to learn from each other and have the benefit of hearing take-aways from other people's sessions with Andy. Practicing together is extremely beneficial and an extension of training which helps you master and build your skills even faster. I look forward to taking more private lessons and classes to further build my skill level with multiple types of firearms.
Took Tactical Pistol 1 yesterday and I have to say I was impressed. I had never taken a class before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I can say is that I learned SO much in 1 day. There was a lot of information but Andy teaches in a way that it doesn't overwhelm you and everything just blends in perfectly. I feel more confident in my firearm skills and now I have the right tools to train the correct way to become a responsible gun owner. I highly recommend TFA and Andy for firearm training and I can't wait to go back and do other courses.
Why Tactical Firearms Academy (TFA)?
Why choose TFA over another firearms training company?
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…
First, we think our customer’s words have a lot more value then what we can say, so take a second and read our reviews.
Shooting for the beginner can be very intimidating and there is a lot to learn when picking up a firearm for the first time. Prior to that, you need to know all the rules of safety and then the fundamentals of marksmanship. In short, it’s overwhelming at times. The training plans we develop are designed specifically to the particular student taking the training. You will never feel out of place or you don’t belong. Our best guess, you will find yourself having fun while learning skills that may one day just save your life or the life of a loved one.
We listen to our students and customize the training to meet their needs and wants. If you are just starting out, there is already optimized curriculum to give you a head start and shooting safely your first class. If you want to custom tailor your class to include a specific firearm or if you want more advanced training, we have you covered. We make accommodations for everyone, as long as it can be done safely. TFA offers a structured training curriculum that builds upon itself at each level, starting at beginner class where no prior training is required beyond knowing the basic firearms safety. When you are ready to advance your skill set to the next level, there will be a course available that builds on the previous course and there are typically 3 or 4 levels for each course. Being a student of Tactical Firearms Academy comes with privileges. Our students are also given the opportunity to practice the skills learned at TFA classes through monthly events held in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties as well as and receive discounts on firearm purchases, accessories, and ammunition.
What about a firearms instructors licenses, certifications, and experience?
Great question! Florida does not require a license to teach firearms but a true instructor will have taken that extra step to become certified. TFA has experience that rivals most of the competition, competitively speaking and in actual practice. We have over 50 years combined experience teaching the safe use of firearms, hold extensive law enforcement and private certifications plus have applied our skills at shooting competitions throughout the U.S.
TFA has spent countless hours of extensive training with nationally recognized organizations earning certifications such as Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Firearms Instructor, and State of Florida Firearms Instructor, International Association of Law Enforcement Instructors (IALEFI) Master Instructor Certifications, as well as the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. TFA is licensed by the U.S. Department of State to train foreign national students (DSP-5) which is required if you are not a U.S. citizen and seeking firearms instruction. We provide the H.R. 218 Qualification for retired law enforcement as well as Florida Security Officer certifications, just to name a few.
Legally possessing a firearm is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Learning safe handling of firearms is the first step for responsible gun ownership. TFA has the capability to train you as an elite law enforcement agent while keeping your civilian status, with a lot less push-ups too. Many of our students are police officers or recruits seeking to improve their shooting skills for career advancement or safety on the streets.
TFA strives to be professional above and beyond everything else. If you have taken a firearms class before, you may have noticed the egos and various personalities that exist in this industry. If not, let this be your first lesson we teach. Trainers and members of the shooting industry are not required to show they have a lack of respect to new shooters just starting or have been shooting since they were in diapers. We treat you, as we want to be treated. We keep a focus on safety, but allow ourselves, and you, to have fun and even smile and laugh once in awhile. The connections Tactical Firearms Academy makes with our students are what give us the ability to be entrusted to be “Your Trainer For Life.”