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Tactical U Firearms Training and Self-Defense Academy teaches you how to keep your family safe and win a lethal encounter!

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Tactical U Firearms Training and Self-Defense Academy teaches you how to keep your family safe and win a lethal encounter!

Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:

Active and Retired Law Enforcement SWAT Trainers Offering Firearm Safety, Firearms Training, Maritime Security, Civilian Defensive, Close Protection, Hostile Environment Awareness Training and more...

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all major credit cards, check, paypal

Located inside the Hollywood Beach Resorts Hotel. On the beach!!

Hollywood Beach, Central Beach

Classroom, Simunitions Shoot House, 100 yard outdoor Range available




Training Consultants, Adult Education, Ammunition, Gun Safety & Marksmanship Instruction, Guns & Gunsmiths


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I completed the Concealed Weap...

I completed the Concealed Weapons course. Stephen is great and he's a no nonsense guy. He teaches how important safety is when it comes to using your handgun responsibly. He also shows other gun handling techniques that will help you to feel more confident and comfortable. I highly recommend Tactical U for beginners through the advanced.



The Intro to Assault Rifle AR1...

The Intro to Assault Rifle AR15 taught me the fundamentals of my rifle and MUCH more!. A Highly recommended class for Amateur or even advanced shooters. Stephen is a hands-on instructor, great speaker, and applies his tactical and law enforcement experience in and out of the classroom creating a dynamic and fun instructional class. The day of shooting I blew through 400 rounds of 5.56, over a 100 9mm, it was by far the best range day I have had in South Florida. Stephen also emphasizes Safety, Proper loading and re-loading drills, Transition drills, stance, and zeroing your rifle is just to name of few of the many topics he covers. He is very technical, but makes it simple and Fun for even first time AR15 shooters.



After finishing the course I w...

After finishing the course I went home and checked the Tactical-U calendar to see what course I can do next! That's to say how good this course is.For a beginner like me Stephen was very clear and emphasized safety a lot.

I took the Tactical Handgun co...

I took the Tactical Handgun course and it was amazing and extremely helpful. First, I was impressed with Stephen's attention to safety and professionalism that immediately put me at ease. Secondly, the time shared on the range was informative and prepared me for the next level of becoming a responsible handgun owner. I highly recommend Tactical U for anyone serious about their personal safety and the safety of their loved ones. Thanks Stephen and see you again soon!



I have taken the tactical hand...

I have taken the tactical handgun course multiple times and enjoy it every time. The lessons in this class have helped me become more responsible with my handgun and better equipped to defend my friends and family if the time ever came to.



I took the tactical defensive ...

I took the tactical defensive handgun training course and it was great. Steve if a very good instructor who takes the time to break down the fundamentals and techniques of weapon use. He stresses the importance of safety not only for you, but others as well. I am looking forward to taking this course again and others he offers in the near future. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning how to handle a weapon correctly in a hostile situation.



I took the concealed weapons c...

I took the concealed weapons class at Tactical U and I highly recommend it to all handgun owners or anyone thinking about becoming a handgun owner. Steve teaches a safety focused class which is exactly what I was looking for when I decided to take the class at Tactical U. I checked out all of the classes available out there and many other places offered the bare minimum needed to get your concealed weapons permit. I was looking for a lot more than that in a class. If you want to be taught by an expert who teaches the right way to handle firearms, this is the class for you. Steve is an engaging instructor whose style is interactive with the students. You don’t just sit in a room and listen to a lecture. His experience in law enforcement allows him to share many real world scenarios with students which I found very beneficial. The class covered handgun safety, the basic laws impacting handgun owners, understanding how handguns work, how to safely store them, and how to safely operate a handgun along with instruction with each student firing handguns at the range. I was there from 9a-3p including classroom and range time so plan on spending a good part of the day with Tactical U. I also recommend bringing a snack or sandwich to the class that you can eat between the classroom and range. It’s a Great Class with a First Class Instructor and Strongly recommended.



Outstanding. Professionalism, ...

Outstanding. Professionalism, vast firearms knowledge and reliability. I've taken bith individual and group beginner pistol and rifle courses with Stephen and TacticalU and can only say the quality of instruction is outstanding. I highly recommend TacticalU to anyone who is interested in starting as a beginner or putting their existing skills to the test. You will be challenged and driven to improve your skillset and knowledge. Safety handling of firearms is also a high priority aspect of the training. I spent a good amount of time doing reseach on firearms instruction schools in Florida before I started my training and TacticalU has exceeded my expectations. They have a wide variety of individual and group classes covering different skills and techniques and I will definitely be signing up for more training with TacticalU in the future. Highly recommend!