Tactical Firearms Academy Reviews
Took my first structured firearms coarse (Tactical Pistol 1) with TFA. I wasn't sure what to expect but was so pleased with the class I have already recommended it to anyone that will listen. Andy, Dave and Shawn were very thorough, informative and helpful as they are definitely masters of their craft. I like how they make you accountable for your technique and results by not issuing a passing grade just for showing up. I recommend this class to any one that wants to learn how to PROPERLY use and shoot a pistol.
I look forward to taking the Tactical Pistol 2 class in a few months.
What a great experience! The lessons were high level literal life and death skills being taught by an excellent instructor named Andy. My friend and I had two private sessions, at an outdoor range, which was top notch. I could not be happier with this experience and highly recommend it if you are serious about personal gun safety and defense.
I attended the Pistol I Class with Andy . Highly recommended, thorough instruction with an emphasis on details from stance to sight alinement. I will definitely be back.
TFA is the best hands down! From the very experienced firearm owner to the ones who have never used a firearm YOU NEED to take one of his classes. I’ve been training with Andy for a little over a year. His slogan is “your trainer for life” and once you meet him you quickly realize why.
I took the Learning the Shotgun course with my brothers and father and I am planning on retaking this course in a few months as a refresher. For the level of training you will receive, the price is reasonable and the ability to retake the same course at a discounted rate is a great option to have. Andy's knowledge of the tactical application of the shotgun was impressive. I have used a shotgun my whole life for hunting and knew it to be a highly effective tool for home defense. Andy took my knowledge of this weapon to the next level. The instruction is thorough and then it is applied to live fire drills. The structure of the course is spot-on. I found it enjoyable, informative, hands-on, challenging, and leaves me with a desire to take more classes and become more proficient. Looking forward to applying what I learned when I get out to my home range.
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.”