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 ...
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
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
Javier Soto from AZ 3TV interviews Instructor Mike Puente during the 2016 SniperFest Training & Competition.
April 6, 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
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
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