SniperFest Training & Competition | November 7- 9, 2018


We’ve Moved up North

To keep the training and locations fresh, we are excited to announce the 8th Annual SniperFest Training & Competition will be hosted at Gunsite Academy!

Day 1

Prescott Armory
824 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301

Day 2-3

Gunsite Academy
2900 W Gunsite Rd
Paulden, AZ 86334



SniperFest Training & Competition 2018 is presented by Tacflow Academy, in partnership with Strategic Armory Corps and the Arizona Tactical Officers Association. We are thankful to have the help and support of these two like minded organizations to continue to produce this fantastic event!

The purpose behind SniperFest is to bring 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.

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SniperFest was first developed by Deputy Michael Puente, who was the serving Sniper Team Leader for the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, as a small event for local teams to get to know one another while engaging in friendly competition. SniperFest continued to grow through the help and dedication of Puente, local snipers, the MCSO Posse, and subject matter experts, including the team at Tacflow Academy. In 2015, the decision was made to officially move the event over to Tacflow who, with their partnership with the Arizona Tactical Officers Association, was more equipped to meet the additional logistical demand from the students, vendors, and instructors as the event continued to grow. Today we work hard to stay true to the original mission of the event- creating an unforgettable educational experience, while keeping the entry fee as low as possible through enlisting the help of supporters to help sponsor the event with gear, meals, travel, and cash expenses.

Past Events News & Videos

Video Recap of our Annual SniperFest Training and Competition designed and spear headed by Lead Instructor Mike Puente. This event … Read More

Javier Soto from AZ 3TV interviews Instructor Mike Puente during the 2016 SniperFest Training & Competition.

By Kristy Siefkin, FOX 10 News
PEORIA, Ariz. -Some of the best police and military snipers in the world train year-round … Read More

The 5th Annual Sniperfest is back in Peoria, bringing law enforcement, corrections officers and military personnel together to learn, … Read More

We were asked to teach at this year’s SNIPERFEST for the 4th year in a row.  Rigo Durazo and Edward Morales … Read More

Article- Sniperfest 2012 including instruction from Rigo Durazo
Staff Report
Craft Instructor Rigo Durazo was a guest instructor for the third year … Read More

Article-  Rigo Durazo teaches at Sniperfest
by Cameron Hopkins
Instructor Rigo Durazo, Owner of TACFLOW and Lead Instructor for Craft International- instructed … Read More

Rigo Durazo and a team from Craft International taught at the 2010 Arizona Sniperfest hosted by Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.