2018 Event Hosted By 8th 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 ...
TACFLOW NEWS & MEDIA
January 19, 2019tacflow
Orlando police snipers fired shots inside Camping World Stadium… 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
October 21, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
March 1, 2016tacflow
By Mark Lang Tactical Edge/ Spring 2015 In March 2008, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued an assessment asserting that stadiums and arenas are potential targets during events. Further, it was stated, “it’s just a matter of time before terrorists target a major sports event.” Open- air venues where fans ...
November 26, 2015Mark Lang
by Mark Lang With the recent (June) attack of the Dallas Police Headquarters and subsequent use of a 50 Caliber Rifle to stop the threat, many SWAT officers around the country are reexamining when is the last time they have had any substantive training specific to the employment of their 50 ...
November 20, 2015Mark Lang
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 ...
June 17, 2015Mark Lang
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 ...
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 ...
April 21, 2015tacflow
by Mark Lang The Scenario As the police sniper for your team on a callout you are 85 yards away from your target. The target is in a renovated condo building on the 15th floor. You are armed with your semi-auto .308 precision rifle. You have chambered a purpose built bonded round ...
March 21, 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 ...
January 17, 2015tacflow
Published on Feb 2, 2012 Navy 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 ...
December 9, 2014tacflow
BY by Mark Lang ON OCT 22, 2014 OFFICER.COM If you are not moving forward, then in essence you are moving backwards’ This saying is paramount to SWAT operators and the team supervision as they endeavor to be the best they can be. Often overlooked in much of the training and operations ...
October 23, 2014Mark Lang
by Mark Lang Officer.com How much training does your SWAT team do away from your range facility? If your answer is none, then perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your current training. Think about the amount of time and training you have spent at your range as you keep pushing yourself to be the ...
October 10, 2014Mark Lang
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 ...
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 ...
August 4, 2014tacflow
by Mark Lang Officer.com As the Police Sniper it is my responsibility to let my peers and supervisors know my capabilities and limitations. My excuses must be little to none and my standard must be higher than the rest. That is my mentality, my way and direction. If I am standing still, ...
July 22, 2014Mark Lang
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 ...
May 7, 2014tacflow
"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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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" ...
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" ...
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 ...
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 ...
August 5, 2013tacflow