2018 Event Hosted By8th Annual SniperFest Training & Competition SniperFest brings together shooters from all over the state- and beyond, to train, interact, and compete while building a sense of comradery and open communication between agencies. The first two days are filled with debriefs, lessons learned, focused training blocks, and presentations from subject matter experts. Day three is a competition where participants can push their limits to win prizes from our amazing sponsors. Students and instructors come in from all over the country to engage with one another in a challenging but enjoyable environment. Sniperfest 2018 is ... Read More
January 19, 2019tacflow
WFTV Eyewitness News 9- Video: SWAT teams practice sniper response at Camping World Stadium Featuring Tacflow Instructors
Our team was filmed teaching during the ABC WFTV9 interview with Orlando Police- SWAT teams practice sniper response at Camping World Stadium "Orlando police snipers fired shots inside Camping World Stadium…"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8X1arxbpro&feature=youtu.be Originally published by ABC WFTV9 on Jun 14, 2018 Visit the ABC WFTV9 website Interested in learning more about this class? Visit the Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue page!
July 2, 2018tacflow
Lafayette, LA - Becoming SWAT- Public Venue Training Every operator with the Special Weapons And Tactics team, as well as each of the eight members who work SWAT full-time at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, has already proven himself as deserving of a spot on the squad--but a lot more goes into becoming SWAT than just making it through the tryouts.Team assessments for LPSO made it evident that high-stress situations are not only part of daily life on the job for SWAT operators, stress is a pretty big part of their training too."Train in the real world, under realistic conditions. Put ... Read More
May 17, 2018tacflow
January 11, 2018tacflow
Watch a video compilation on our featured course- Police Sniper Response to a public venue created and taught by Mark Lang and his team.The PSRPV™ Course is an advanced course and is NOT for the beginning Police Sniper. The course is conducted in a true advanced manner and students will need to show proficiency at every stage. PSRPV™ was designed to be the cornerstone for Public Venue Response and Deployment for SWAT teams. Optimally designed for a Police Sniper that is experienced and/or in an instructor role and has excellent skills of marksmanship and fieldcraft. The course is ... Read More
December 4, 2017tacflow
SNIPERFEST 2017The 7th Annual Sniperfest Training & Competition was hosted by the Arizona Tactical Officers Association together with Tacflow and Strategic Armory Corps. It was held in Phoenix, Arizona with Day 1 at the Tacville Training Center and Days 2-3 at CowTown Range. Teams came from all over the valley, California, Nevada, and the Army National Guard. Speakers included:Phil Hayes-/ MCSO, USMC Scout Sniper- Wind Mark Lang/ Dallas SWAT, Tacflow- 50Cal Overwatch Freddy Osuna/ USMC, Greenside Training- Man Tracking Rob Furlong/ Canadian Army, Rob Furlong’s Marksmanship Academy- Longest Shot (TAC50) L3 NVG & Thermal 2017 Sponsors COWTOWN RANGE ARIZONA PATRIOT ... Read More
October 21, 2017tacflow
Mark Lang of Tacflow Academy discusses the importance of suppressors with law enforcement snipers.Mark Lang is a Tacflow Lead Sniper Instructor as well as the lead instructor and developer of ‘Police Sniper Response To A Public Venue™’. He was a member of the Craft International training team until 2015. The PSRPV™ course was created to fill the gap that exists at sporting venues across the world that have minimum security and that could be the target for attack by domestic or international terrorists. Along with his co-instructors, they have established a standard to which Police Snipers and their SWAT teams ... Read More
August 11, 2017tacflow
An often overlooked asset is an agencies aerial asset (helicopter), which can serve as an aerial engagement platform with tremendous accuracy and effectiveness. Tacflow Academy’s Aerial Platform Course allows for high levels of accuracy from crawling and medium speeds in aerial assets by incorporating a proven mathematical formula and associated shot placement graph. The course also covers mission planning, rapid deployment, aircraft set-up, aircrew/shooter roles, and safety considerations when utilizing the aerial asset as a shooting platform. Students should utilize .223/.308 type rifles with red dot type optics for optimal performance and precision rifles (sniper rifle) as an additional option ... Read More
June 8, 2016tacflow
The Need for Force-on-force Training & Realities of Home Defense at TacVille Training Center interview with The Arms Room
The Arms Room held a live interview with VIDEO at TacVille Training Center with Rigo from Tacflow, talking about the need for force-on-force training and the realities of home defense.
May 10, 2016tacflow
Video Recap of our Annual SniperFest Training and Competition designed and spear headed by Lead Instructor Mike Puente. This event has grown to include participants from all over the country, and Tacflow is proud to work along side the Arizona Tactical Officers Association to continue to put it together. This event is made possible through the generosity of many like minded people coming together to support it with their time, finances, and gear. THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this year possible!
April 26, 2016tacflow
Javier Soto from AZ 3TV interviews Instructor Mike Puente during the 2016 SniperFest Training & Competition.
April 6, 2016tacflow
PHOENIX (KSAZ) – War based video games like Call of Duty take you on a virtual battlefield and give you a small taste of what it is like to be a soldier. Now a brand new facility in north Phoenix takes that concept to a whole new level. Letting you use realistic weapons and tactics to carry out missions. It goes beyond paint-ball, it’s like being inside of a video game. Welcome to Tacville Training Center, a brand new indoor facility in the north valley where civilians can get access to training and equipment used by the elite military and law enforcement ... Read More
March 1, 2016tacflow
By Kristy Siefkin, FOX 10 News PEORIA, Ariz. -Some of the best police and military snipers in the world train year-round right here in Arizona. Many of them are in the valley this week, to find out who is the best sharpshooter at Sniper-Fest in Peoria, Arizona. It’s one of the few places that law enforcement, military, and corrections all come together to focus specifically on their sniper shooting skills. On Monday and Tuesday, they trained with some of the best snipers in the United States. On Wednesday they will learn to use those skills in a competition, mimicking real-life sniper scenarios. From young officers, ... Read More
April 21, 2015tacflow
PEORIA, AZ (3TV) The 5th Annual Sniperfest is back in Peoria, bringing law enforcement, corrections officers and military personnel together to learn, train and compete in their field. The event started on Monday, April 13 and ends today with the competition portion. Sniperfest has grown to be one of the largest sniper training events in the country. The competition portion provides prizes donated by the event vendors worth thousands of dollars. Attendees participated in seminars, training sessions and presentations throughout the week. Speakers at the conference included Rigo Durazo from Tacflow and Craft International, Dr. Lyman Hazelton from NASA, Michael Puente from MCSO, Ed ... Read More
April 21, 2015tacflow
Members of our team were proud to be invited to the pre-screening benefiting America’s Mighty Warriors in Scottsdale, AZ in support of Debbie Lee. The opening of the movie has been bitter sweet for those who knew and loved Chris, as we know it is for the families and friends of Marc Lee and Ryan Job as well. As you go to watch movie, remember these guys were real life heroes. Chris wrote the book to be sure their story was told, not just his own. To support Debbie Lee and her ongoing work with veterans and Gold Star Families, please visit America’s Mighty ... Read More
January 17, 2015tacflow
Published on Feb 2, 2012Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle stops by to talk about his new book "American Sniper".
January 1, 2015tacflow
BY MARK LANG DEC 8, 2014 Officer.com Any SWAT commander will tell you they want as many options as possible on the table during an operation. It does not guarantee success, but it increases the likelihood of success. One such option is the use of an Aerial Platform (AP). I will refer to it this way but it is also referred to as Aerial Gunnery, Aerial Marksmanship and Aerial Platform Interdiction depending on who you might be speaking with. Aerial Platform is defined as the placing of accurate rifle fire from a hovering, crawling or moving helicopter in support of a ... Read More
December 9, 2014tacflow
AUG TACFLOW™ SACP Combat Pistol Course in Phoenix, AZ for Craft International We had a fantastic group of students out to Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. Everyone came ready to learn and had a fun, safe weekend of training. Students traveled from as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico City to brave the desert heat.Instructed by Rigo Durazo and Randy DeHayWant to join the next SACP Combat Pistol Course? Check out our schedule page to find out when and where this and other classes are coming up next!TACFLOW™ SACP Combat Pistol Course The TACFLOW Structural Alignment ... Read More
August 28, 2014tacflow
What could be better than a weekend of firearms training from top tier instructors while enjoying the largest machine gun shoot in the USA? We can't think of anything! Come join us OCT 24-25 for our Civilian SACP Combat Pistol Course
August 10, 2014tacflow
SACP Combative Carbine Course for the ATOA Serving Those Who Serve Us Who trains in Phoenix in 110F+ weather? We do! We may have been a bit crazy to put on a course during the hottest season of the year in Florence, AZ. The students all pulled together and gave it their all.
August 4, 2014tacflow
2014 Indiana SWAT Officers Association Conference Thank you to the ISOA for having us out to their 2014 Conference! Rigo Durazo taught 2 blocks of Combative Principles.Our instructors are happy to put training blocks together for conferences and events. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Laura Fogarty for the awesome pictures! See more of her work at www.laurafogartyphotography.com
May 7, 2014tacflow
SOFREP- Chris Kyle’s Craft International Trains Snipers in a Canadian Football Stadium By J Wade
"Activities in the BC Place Stadium located in downtown Vancouver were set aside recently to let the Vancouver Police Department snipers train with the instructors of Craft International LLC, co-founded by Chris Kyle. The training helps ensure the criminals will lose the game on a third and final down.In recent years, SWAT teams and Emergency Response Teams across Canada have begun training with consulting and training providers, who are mostly owned by ex-military operators from across the globe, on tactics used by the military. This gives them the edge against a growing numbers of both criminals and potential terrorists. We ... Read More
February 20, 2014tacflow
Structural Alignment Combative Principles - SACP - Combat Carbine Course/ FEB 2014 Instructed by Randy DeHaye, Rigo Durazo, and Edward Morales Tacflow partnered with Craft InternationalThis course focused on the fundamental building blocks including: · Introduction to Basic/Advance Carbine · Marksmanship Training · Defensive Posturing for Threat · Threat Analysis · Perimeter Security · Engaging multiple threats in a TCCC extraction situation (Urban/Rural) . SACP/ Structural Alignment Combative Principles For more information on this or any of our courses, email email@example.com We want to send a huge THANK YOU to our friends at TangoDown for supplying gear and prizes for last week's course! We would also like to thank S.O.D. ... Read More
February 10, 2014tacflow
Structural Alignment Combative Principles – SACP – Advanced Carbine Course/ JAN 2014 Instructed by Dan Herman, Rigo Durazo, and Edward Morales Tacflow partnered with Craft InternationalWe want to send a huge THANK YOU to our friends at TangoDown for supplying gear and prizes for last week’s course! We would also like to thank S.O.D. Gear for the bad ass clothing. Your gear is outstanding! For more information on this or any of our courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org The first in a series of 2 custom course we put together for an SF group.
January 31, 2014tacflow
CRAFT International Civilian Memorial Shoot Out There were record lows in store for the students who braved the snow, ice, and stinging wind to make it out to the CRAFT International Civilian Memorial Shoot Out!Rigo Durazo, Randy DeHay and Jeff Kranz all taught blocks for those who made it through the storm[ux_slider arrows="true" bullets="true" auto_slide="true" nav_color="dark"][/ux_slider]
December 19, 2013tacflow
We were asked to teach at this year's SNIPERFEST for the 4th year in a row. Rigo Durazo and Edward Morales taught a block on rifle combatives while Mark Lang from Craft International spoke on public venue sniper call outs.Thank you to the MCSO Posse for another great year![ux_slider timer="4500" arrows="true" bullets="true" auto_slide="true" nav_color="dark"][/ux_slider]
November 22, 2013tacflow
We were happy to be able to come hang out with all our Arizona LE at the 4th Annual ATOA Conference.This year we were able to talk John Wayne Walding, (3rd Special Forces Group - Owner of Five Toes Customs- all around great American!) to come give a debrief on his experience during Operation Commando Wrath, better known as the battle of Shok Valley.If you don't know who JW is, watch this video to get an idea.... and then head over to www.5toescustom.com to check out his custom rifle work!
October 21, 2013tacflow
Article- Sniperfest 2012 including instruction from Rigo Durazo Staff Report Craft Instructor Rigo Durazo was a guest instructor for the third year in a row at Sniperfest, a yearly training and competition put on by the MCSO Tactical Vehicle Posse. Sniperfest blends training and competition for police snipers, all based on real-world scenarios. The event has been covered on local news stations, as well as written up in several publications. An excerpt from the article in Surefire's Combat Tactics Magazine Summer 2013 edition is below. Rigo Durazo, Director of Combatives for Craft International (www.thecraft.com), also made another appearance at Sniperfest. Rigo, with his ... Read More
August 5, 2013tacflow
Law Enforcement Technology May 2013 By Mark Lang "At the completion of this article another terrorist attack has taken the lives of fellow Americans at a major sporting event. These particular cowards who attacked us ran, but ultimately were dealt with by the fine efforts of the Boston-area law enforcement. Sporting events and venues are and will continue to be an attractive target until we get serious about securing them on a consistent basis. It's a huge undertaking, no doubt, but isn't one life worth it?Football games, ice hockey, NASCAR racing…every day our friends and family attend events like these with an ... Read More
June 3, 2013tacflow
MAY 2013 UC Combative Transitions to Your Firearm and Vehicle Fighting hosted by MCSO Instructed by Rigo Durazo and Edward MoralesMay is a tough month to train outside in the desert heat. These officers not only showed up, they gave their all!Course Overview: Learn how to create time/ distance/ opportunity to deploy your firearm from a concealed position. This Tacflow™ course focuses on foot work congruent to both the combative and shooting world, along with principals allowing the operator to understand and recognize "true" violence within their opponent. Students will work through multiple engagements and disarms. Training is not based on muscle science and mere aggression, ... Read More
May 21, 2013tacflow