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
Category: Courses Conferences & Special Events
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com. Thank you to Laura Fogarty for the awesome pictures! See more of her work at www.laurafogartyphotography.com
May 7, 2014tacflow
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
2013 Georgia Tactical Officers Association Conference Thank you to the GTOA for having us out to their 2013 Conference! Rigo Durazo taught a block on transitions and containment with Combat Mindset.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
March 8, 2013tacflow
By Andre' M. Dall'au (Public Venue Countersniping article was originally published by Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement- November 2012)As early as 2004, the government has issued advisories that public venues such as arenas and stadiums had been identifies as prime targets by terrorists. The potential for causing mass casualties in a venue full of unprotected citizens has an obvious appeal to evildoers bent on disrupting our way of life. A lone gunman or a violent, organized group could attack a professional sports event, rock concert, or even your son or daughter's high school football game unless prepared and well-equipped guardians ... Read More
November 30, 2012tacflow
Article- Rigo Durazo teaches at Sniperfest by Cameron Hopkins Instructor Rigo Durazo, Owner of TACFLOW and Lead Instructor for Craft International- instructed one of the 2011 Sniperfest training blocks put on by the MCSO Posse in AZ. The event was covered on local news stations, as well as written up in several publications. An excerpt from the article in Surefire's Combat Tactics Magazine is below, with a link to the full article .pdf. "In a similar vein, another training block offered weapon retentions and hand-to-hand-combat instruction from noted martial arts pioneer Rigo Durazo, who offered a training block focused on hand-to-hand transitions while ... Read More
August 30, 2012tacflow
Tacflow and Craft International partnered for this sizzling AZ summer course!Thank you to all the students who came out for the July Combative Transitions course in AZ. All survived the summer heat on the 3rd Range day. email@example.com to learn about hosting TACFLOW courses at your department!
July 20, 2012tacflow
We were invited to speak at a Diamondback Tactical operator's event at 2011 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NVSpeakers for Craft International included Chris Kyle, USN (SEAL), one of the top snipers in the history of American Armed Forces. This was the last SHOT Show before his New York Times number one bestselling book "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" came out.Rigo Durazo spoke for Tacflow, Craft's preferred combative provider.
January 23, 2011tacflow
Rigo Durazo and a team from Craft International taught at the 2010 Arizona Sniperfest hosted by Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.
December 27, 2010tacflow