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 ...
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January 19, 2019tacflow
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 ...
October 21, 2017tacflow
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
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
April 21, 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 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 ...
August 28, 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
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. ...
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
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 ...
August 5, 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, ...
May 21, 2013tacflow
Course Review- Craft International's Combative Transitions to Your Firearm by Sergeant Pamela Starr, Dallas PD"According to the Tacflow™ website (www.tacflow.com), Tacflow™ is "tactically-flowing through a CQC environment utilizing all levels of force from carbine to hand-to-hand solutions." It combines skills learned in the Kali and Silat styles of hand-to-hand combatives with the weaponry of law enforcement and military officers and it is the basis for Craft International's close quarters combat courses (www.thecraft.com). The course is taught by Rigo Durazo who holds the title of Maha Guru in his style and has extensive experience in law enforcement and military operations. Quite an ...
March 17, 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 email@example.com.Thank you to Laura Fogarty for the awesome pictures! See more of her work at www.laurafogartyphotography.com
March 8, 2013tacflow
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 ...
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. firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about hosting TACFLOW courses at your department!
July 20, 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
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