Tactical Firearms Academy Reviews
Andy and crew were great and very knowledgeable the training was more then I had anticipated glad I had opportunity to take the carbine fundamentals class can’t wait to take next class. Awesome experience highly recommend
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.
Having trained with other instructors and in need of a refresher course I found TFA and Andy Blaschnik and his team. Andy is a serious, skilled instructor who is passionate about ensuring you leave his class trained and confident and he holds you accountable to do so. Patient, thorough with excellent communication skills, in the Tactical Pistol 1 class they taught both new and “experienced” shooters a foundation platform of skills that is second to none.
Whether you are brand new to firearms, are a gun range regular or of seasoned training class experience, all will benefit greatly from Andy’s instruction, I highly recommend TFA and am confident you will not be disappointed.
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 completed Andy Tactical Firearms Pistol 1 course on Dec 29,2018.
I've been a full-time freediving instructor since 2005. I am rarely impressed by instructors. When I encounter an instructor my assumption is they will be very good at what they do, but not very good at the actual instruction part.
Andy is an excellent instructor. It is obvious that safety is parament. He had nine people shooting firearms without metal dividers between everyone like you would see on a range. This requires an orderly and safely process.
He delivered a ton of information that could have easily been too much to absorb except for the way it was presented. Most instructors tell people what do and they don't do a good job explaining why they need to do it that way. Andy fully explained why he was having us do everything we did. As a novice, I asked a lot of questions and every one was answered.
We went through all the drills and information without even firing the pistol and then once we had a good understanding of what would be asked of us we then proceded to do it again but this time while firing.
I can say I fully understand why he had us do everything he asked of us. I can't say I can properly execute everything he taught us today, but I know I will be able to in the future as I know and understand what I need to work on.
I am a novice shooter. First-time pistol owner. I went to this course wanting to learn how to shoot more accurately so that my range time could be more productive. Before this course when I went to the range, I had hit a wall. I was shooting the same as I always would, and making the same mistakes. I was tired of trying to self diagnose via youtube videos. Andy quickly and easily explained why I was making the mistakes I was making.When I would do what he asked me I would shoot much better. Now I have to integrate what I learned so that it is automatic which it is not now.
Surprisingly my favorite part of the course was a better understanding of the pistol: the types of failures, failure to fire, failure to eject, failure to extract. Andy explained how to handle every kind of failure.
I was super excited to see that as a TFA graduate there are monthly members-only shooting events. I can't wait to attend my first steel challenge in coming weeks.
This is an intense and challenging course. I appreciate that if Andy ever told us something to do or more often something to not do, he would enforce that throughout the course.
I was terrible at operating the slide on my pistol; I often change hands to get the slide to work correctly. Every single time I did this Andy or one of the instructors would tell me, "Ted stop switching hands." They know what you need to do and are not going to say well I'll just let that one slide I don't want to him get upset because I keep correcting him on that issue.
If people are not following the instructions, someone could get injured during the course, and I was incredibly impressed how Andy and his two assistants managed nine people shooting firearms without barriers between everyone like at the range.
Andy is an excellent instructor. He has 143 5 star reviews. Read them and then book your class with Tactical Fire Arms Academy.
The Tactical Firearms Academy staff have more than 50 years of combined expertise in firearms training and has been in business since 1999 in South Florida. All of our instructors are licensed with the State of Florida and insured through the NRA instructor programs. All instructors maintain an active status in the public and private law enforcement world. Backed by the NRA, FDLE, and the State of Florida, our instructors are constantly updating their training curriculum in order to bring you the latest in firearm tactics and manipulation.
Over 50 years of combined firearms training expertise
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We are fully committed to presenting the most thorough and comprehensive courses available to you. We believe that when it comes to your life and the lives of your loved ones, you should make the commitment to train with the best. Tactical Firearms Academy’s training regimen is firmly rooted in the cutting edge, real-world capabilities of our instructors. What we teach is not based upon theoretical assumption, but on our own extensive street experience and worldwide survival skills. we are in a constant state of learning, and consider ourselves perpetual students. We can officer unique, useful, and time proven tactical concepts for those attending our training courses.
Another benefit of being a TFA student is our Student Refresher Program. Under this program we allow students to repeat any course they completed within one year of the completion date for half-price. That’s right half-price! This is a tremendous value for students who want to prepare for the next level of training, for those wanting to reinforce the training they received and, let’s be honest, for those who haven’t been practicing the fundamentals and need a refresher.
We provide outstanding training at public and private ranges in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as at our private training facility in Clewiston, FL. By leveraging our relationships with existing business affiliates we are able to offer you additional services to meet all your firearm and training needs. Through our relationship with KGB Armament we are able to offer our students the ability to purchase ammunition and firearms, including Class III and NFA items, at prices that are highly competitive.