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We are proud sponsors of the 2015 Annual SniperFest !

APRIL 13-15, 2015 PEORIA, AZ
PRESENTED BY
Tacflow Academy
Attendance is open to active Law Enforcement, Military, and Corrections.
SNIPERFEST, now in its fifth year, started out as only an idea but has grown into one of the premier sniper training events in the country. Instructors and Students come in from all over the country to train and compete. Deputy Michael Puente from MCSO, (TACFLOW Lead Instructor and newly appointed Co-Chair to the ATOA Sniper SME Committee) has been the driving force behind the scenes.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and individuals who would like to join our mission to give back by providing high level training to our service men and women at a low cost, while also promoting you business.

HOSTED BY
Arizona Tactical Officers Association

SPONSORED BY
CowTown Range Arizona
Pain Pod – North America with Patriot Promotions, LLC.
Pro Mag Archangel
Tango Down
Point Blank Body Armor
Surgeon Rifles
Daimondback Police Supply Co. Inc
Targets Online
Five Toes Custom Rifles
America’s Mighty Warriors
Natiaonal Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association
Lakeside Bar & Grill
Keynote Speakers
MONDAY APRIL 13TH
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & VENDOR SHOW- COMMUNITY OF GRACE
NO PRIOR SNIPER EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!

Day 1 Presentations are open to all active Law Enforcement, Military, and Corrections officers.
The price for Day 1 only is $25 or $15 for ATOA Members.

0700-0730 ♦ CHECK IN AND VENDOR SHOW

The Shapes of Violence- Rigo Durazo, Tacflow & Craft International

Barrier Penetration and Physics – Dr. Lyman Hazelton, NASA

Battle of Shok Valley – John Wayne Walding, United States Army- 3rd Special Forces Group

MCSO Incident debrief- Michael Puente, MCSO

Special Guest Speaker- Sgt. Ed Eaton, United States Army- Vietnam

Book Signing of “Mekong Mud Dogs” – Sgt. Ed Eaton for his auto biography

DAY 1 LUNCH HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY ATTENDEES!
Training
TUESDAY APRIL 14TH
TRAINING DAY- COWTOWN RANGE
0700-0730 ♦ CHECK IN AND SAFETY BRIEF
0730-0830 ♦ ALL STUDENTS RIFLE ZERO

0830-1030 ♦ BLOCK #1
Extended Range Deployments
Randy DeHay
SACP Pistol
Rigo Durazo
Alternative Positions
Dan Coons, Chandler PD

1045-1245 ♦ BLOCK #2
Extended Range Deployments
Randy DeHay
SACP Pistol
Rigo Durazo
Alternative Positions
Dan Coons, Chandler PD

1245-1330 ♦ LUNCH – FOOD TRUCK AVAILABLE ON-SITE

1345-1545 ♦ BLOCK #3
Urban Hides
Jeff Chang, Phoenix PD
CQB Bolt Gun
Chris Ray, Phoenix PD
High Angle Shooting
Jeff Thurman, Surprise PD

1600-1800 ♦ BLOCK #4
Urban Hides
Jeff Chang, Phoenix PD
CQB Bolt Gun
Chris Ray, Phoenix PD
High Angle Shooting
Jeff Thurman, Surprise PD

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH

COMPETITION & VENDOR SHOW
Two man team competition
Distances will range from 50 yards to 800 yards
Will include pistol
No large caliber rifles- .308 preferred
Awards will be awarded for overall best team and overall top individual sniper
Amazing Prizes from our generous sponsors!
Competition scenarios will not be disclosed until the day of the event

LUNCH – FOOD TRUCK AVAILABLE ON-SITE

DATES & LOCATION
APRIL 13TH – 15TH/ PEORIA, AZ
Community of Grace
10561 w Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85383
CowTown Range
10402 West Old Carefree Highway
Peoria, AZ 85383
EVENT SCHEDULE
DAY 1 – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & VENDOR SHOW- COMMUNITY OF GRACE
DAY 2 – TRAINING DAY- COWTOWN RANGE
DAY 3 – SNIPER COMPETITION & VENDOR SHOW- COWTOWN RANGE

ATTENDEE PRICING
Day 1 Only- $25 ($15 for ATOA Members)
Limited to 200 Attendees
Open to all current LE/ MIL/ DOC personnel – No prior sniper experience necessary.
Day 1- 3 – $100 ($50 for ATOA Members)
Limited to 60 Attendees
Pre-requisite- participants at a minimum must have successfully passed a reputable basic sniper course.
GEAR LIST
All gear and equipment that you would deploy with on a sniper deployment
Assigned precision rifle- no large calibers (.308 preferred)
200 rounds rifle ammunition (+/-)
Pistol
200 rounds pistol ammunition (+/-)
Sniper pack
Elbow and knee pads
Eye and ear protection
Spotting scope
Range finders
Data book
Note pad
Pen and Marker
Poncho
Sunblock
Bug spray
Hat
Food and Snacks

**Note** Water and Gatorade will be provided

RAFFLE
We will have raffle drawings all 3 days of the Training and Competition.
COMPETITION
Competitors are encouraged to bring their own teammate. If you do not have a teammate, we will try to pair you up with another attendee, however you run the risk of not having a partner if we have an odd number of attendees.
HOSTED BY
ARIZONA TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
ATOA

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL SNIPERFEST@TACFLOW.COM
SPONSORED BY
Nammo Tactical Ammunition
Patriot Promotions
http://Tru-Spec
5.11 Tactical
Mr Target Online
Chambered
Asymmetric Product Development
Fisher Suppressors
Contact & Registration
Click the link below to visit the TACFLOW Store for registration and payment options.
For questions, please email sniperfest@tacflow.com.

PAST PRESENTERS & INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE:
Steve Reichert
USMC Retired, Mile long kill shot with .50 caliber
Staff Sgt. David Lyons
USMC 1st EOD, Multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan Purple Heart recipient
Sgt. Collin Raaz
USMC Scout Sniper, 2 tours in Afghanistan, Purple Heart recipient
Dr. Lyman Hazelton
NASA scientist and ballistics expert
Rigo Durazo
Founder of TACFLOW, Director of Combative Training for CRAFT International
Phil Hayes
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, holds several national records for long distance shooting
Mark Lang
Dallas SWAT, Developed Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue™, CRAFT International & TACFLOW Lead Instructor

Media
SNIPERFEST has been featured in local and national media, including:
American Rifleman Sniperfest Article
AMERICAN RIFLEMAN
Combat Tactics Magazine Summer 2013
COMBAT TACTICS SUMMER 2013
Fox 10 News
FOX 10 NEWS
Combat Tactics Magazine Summer 2012
COMBAT TACTICS SUMMER 2012
Blackwater Tactical Article
BLACKWATER TACTICAL

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In the News: Friends and Patriots – ‘Normal people with a crazy story’

brian-kolfage

‘Normal people with a crazy story’

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:17 PM

SANDESTIN — When Brian Kolfage and his family venture out to eat in a local restaurant, one of two things usually happens.
Scenario one: Moved by the sight of the handsome young man with the prosthetic legs and arm, an anonymous diner will pick up his bill out of gratitude for his service.

Scenario two: Awed and perhaps a little uncomfortable, people will hesitate to speak to the family.

VIDEO: See an interview with Brian Kolfage

“I guess people are worried about intruding, and they don’t quite know how to act around us,” Kolfage said. “But the truth is, we’re just a normal family with a crazy story.”

That crazy story began a decade ago at Balad Air Base in Iraq, where the then-22 year old Kolfage was a senior airman on his second tour of duty.

On Sept. 11, 2004, he was severely injured when a 107mm rocket exploded just a few feet from where he stood.

“My friends came running out of the tent and surrounded me,” he recalled. “I was conscious, but I wasn’t really feeling any pain. I could smell smoke, and I could see that my right arm had been blown off. I couldn’t sit up enough to see my legs, and when I tried, one of my friends covered my eyes. He didn’t want me to see that my legs were gone.”

Fortunately, Balad’s hospital was located just a minute from where Kolfage lay bleeding. Medics arrived and rushed him into the emergency room, where doctors frantically attempted to stop his bleeding.

“I would have been dead if the hospital hadn’t been so close,” Kolfage said.

During his recovery, Kolfage came to realize that despite the severity of his injuries, he could still count his blessings.

“When I was younger, if you had told me that I might lose my arm and legs, I’d say I’d rather be dead,” he said. “But then I would see guys with terrible brain injuries – so bad that they didn’t even know their own family. I realized that I was lucky just to lose my limbs. I can still do things. I just have to learn to do them in a different way.”

After leaving the hospital just 11 months after he was wounded, Kolfage began the next chapter in his life. He married his wife, Ashley, four years ago. The couple have an 18-month-old daughter, Paris, and are expecting a baby in September.

With his growing family in mind, Kolfage recently decided to reconsider an offer made to him by actor Gary Sinise, whose foundation builds state-of-the-art homes for wounded warriors.

“Back then, I didn’t think I needed a house,” he said. “But with kids now, I realize that I need more space. Gary told me to decide where I wanted to live, and then we would work together to build the house.”

After visiting several parts of Florida, the couple decided on the Sandestin community. They are currently renting a small home there, but have found a lot where they would love to build their dream home.

“It’s just perfect for us,” Ashley Kolfage said. “Everything is so convenient. Brian can just get in a golf cart and go to the beach or take Paris to one of the parks.”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

While the Gary Sinise Foundation will pay for the cost of building a home as well as part of the cost of a lot, the foundation will not allow the Brian and Ashley Kolfage to go into debt to pay for the balance due on the land.

They are hoping to raise about $100,000 to make their dream of a permanent, handicapped-accessible home come true.

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