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 ...
December 4, 2017tacflow
By Mark Lang For law enforcement agencies in the United States that have helicopter support, there is one potential program that, if properly developed, has the potential to bring major incidents to a successful end. Many SWAT commanders will tell you they want as many options as possible on the table during a tactical operation, and while an aerial platform does not guarantee success, it increases the likelihood. An aerial platform (AP) is also referred to as aerial gunnery, aerial marksmanship or aerial platform interdiction. All of these terms are simply defined as the placing of accurate rifle fire from a hovering, ...
August 31, 2017Mark Lang
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 ...
August 11, 2017tacflow
By Mark Lang For too long, the .50-caliber rifle, or “Light Fifty,” has lived a meager and secretive existence in the equipment rooms of many SWAT teams around the country. Sitting in a hard case with only a box of ball rounds to its name, many operators have forgotten they even have the rifle. Whether the weapon was seized, donated or purchased, the SWAT .50-caliber has gone neglected and under-deployed for years. Immediately recognizable as the largest caliber weapon system by virtue of its bold stature and design, it is finally carving out a definitive place on the use-of-force spectrum for ...
By Mark Lang If you were to Google the term ‘Millennial’, you would come up with varying definitions of the time frame that exist for those Americans. A Millennial, according to the Pew Research Center, is anyone 18 to 34 years old in the year 2015. Therefore the oldest Millennial was born in 1981 and the youngest in 1997. Last year, the Millennial generation became the largest generation in the American workforce. As with any occupation in present day America, we are seeing the impact of the Millennial generation in law enforcement. When looking at present day SWAT, specifically, multi-generational teams ...
By Mark Lang In the aftermath of the suicidal bombing at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, many in the venue industry find themselves asking the hard questions that undoubtedly come after such an attack. What if this occurred at my venue? A terroristic attack has always been a possibility at any U.S. venue, albeit low by some accounts in the industry. What conclusions can be drawn to this attack overseas? Any illusions this is only contained in Europe would be foolish. What happens overseas most likely will occur here in the United States on some scale even with the ...
Instructor Mark Lang’s article- Taking the High Ground, the Police Aerial Platform was featured in Edition 6/2016 Safety & Security International Magazine READ PDF ARTICLE
January 23, 2017Mark Lang
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 ...
June 8, 2016tacflow
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
By Mark Lang The proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the United States has increased substantially in recent years. Originally developed for military use, the civilian and commercial users are seeing unprecedented growth. Unmanned Aerial Systems is an acronym the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses to describe all of the complex systems in addition to the actual air vehicle. You will also hear and read where they are referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). UAS can vary in sizes and are manufactured by companies such as DGI & Intel. Larger size UAS manufactured by Leptron and Raytheon are in ...
June 17, 2015Mark Lang
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 ...
January 17, 2015tacflow
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 DeHay Want 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 ...
August 28, 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 email@example.com. Thank you to Laura Fogarty for the awesome pictures! See more of her work at www.laurafogartyphotography.com
May 7, 2014tacflow
Structural Alignment Combative Principles - SACP - Combat Carbine Course/ FEB 2014 Instructed by Randy DeHaye, Rigo Durazo, and Edward Morales Tacflow partnered with Craft International This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ...
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 International 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. Gear for the bad ass clothing. Your gear is outstanding! For more information on this or any of our courses, email email@example.com 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
MAY 2013 UC Combative Transitions to Your Firearm and Vehicle Fighting hosted by MCSO Instructed by Rigo Durazo and Edward Morales May 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, ...
May 21, 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
SEP 2012 Surviving Edged Weapons-Intro to KALI Course Had a great group of students out for the class. Always great when everyone learns, has fun, and goes home with no serious injuries. Job well done guys! by Rigo Durazo and Edward Morales
October 10, 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
Combative Carbine Course for the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association While down in Dallas for a course, Rigo Durazo stayed after to work with students from the Dallas Police Department and local TTPOA. Students learned rifle manipulation, containment drills, and how to fight an assailant off your gun. Serving Those Who Serve Us
July 18, 2012tacflow
An Excerpt from the Full Combat Mind Presentation by Rigo Durazo "When I began my training many years ago, it was very much like a game of chess with strategy and tactics. I believed that with enough training I could counter any move. I would often see a move or tactic and immediately tell you what I could do to counter that move. I truly did not understand the elements of violence. I was basing all my training on people who had the same values and ethics or morality as myself. I was only fighting to win and dominate. I had ...
May 29, 2012tacflow
During the summer of 2011, Rigo Durazo and members of the original Craft International training team including Chris Kyle, Rich Emberlin, Nathan Merithew, Steven Young, and Bo French, spent part of their summer doing a photo shoot for the 5.11 Tactical article. Guns, dirt, heat, and laughs. Those were fun times.
July 1, 2011tacflow