Tactical Firearms Academy Reviews
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, you will certainly agree there is no better place to spend your time and money in S Florida if you want firearms training.
Fantastic! I am a married mom with kids and a very busy/stressful career. I also have a serious interest in tactical shooting. I go to my local range to practice, but I decided I needed to get away from the day to day grind in order to truly focus on improving my skills. I researched firearms academies across the US and selected Tactical Firearms Academy as my #1 choice. But as I don’t live in Florida I was nervous about traveling by myself to a new place to train with someone I didn’t know. I reached out to Andy and we started a dialogue. Andy quickly diffused any apprehension I had and so off to FL I went.
I wasn’t disappointed! As soon as I met Andy, I could tell I was about to get into some serious training!! He went through the basics making sure I had the right foundation for safe and effective shooting. He covered all the needed building blocks and we kept building from there. Andy uses the appropriate mix of classroom, training pistols and live fire in his instructions. As serious as he is with his training, he is also aware of the student’s position, and will work with the student’s ability to absorb and apply new skills. Andy makes the entire environment comfortable for the shooter.
His skills and situational awareness made it easy for me so that I could focus on just my shooting.
Great experience and I highly recommend Andy and Tactical Firearms Academy.
I just attended the Tactical Pistol I all-day class with Andy, and I could not be happier with the results. He's a fantastic and very experienced instructor who really stresses the importance of key concepts such as proper weapon education, weapon handling, situational awareness, training, and so much more. Him and his assistant instructors break down concepts for you and analyze what it is that you're doing wrong in the moment so that you can correct these errors and improve. At the end of the day, remember that owning a firearm is one of the most responsible things any person can do, and without the proper training (or with bad weapon handling habits and education), you could end up doing more harm than good to yourself and others around you. In short, I highly recommend this course (and there are others available) to anyone in the South Florida area. Andy and his team are known for being solid at what they do.
Carbine/Patrol Rifle fundamentals class. Clewiston location 3/24/18 - For anyone that wants to initially gain or improve their self defense skills using a carbine this is a great class. I took this class with my son and our expectations turned out to be low. Andy and Terry are real pros. They'll keep you safe while hammering in the basic operation methods and how to respond to malfunctions. The class size allows for the instructors to effectively address an individual student directly during the drills. If you are a complete newbie this class is for you. If you are someone who thinks they are good to go... this class will test your basics and you will have fun!
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.
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.”