Tactical Games University

The Tactical Games University (TGU) is a training initiative designed to blend the three most basic elements of a tactical athlete; marksmanship, fitness and tactics. TGU is comprised of three distinct branches which work in unison to develop athletes to their highest potential. The end result is an athlete that’s able to perform with efficiency and precision, at speed and under duress, whether it be at a match or on the job. TGU also provides custom training options to agencies and units who would like to enhance their capabilities while increasing the usable life span of their officers/operators.

The marksmanship emphasis will be on ensuring the shooter/athlete has a good 50 meter rifle zero, understands rifle point of aim verse point of impact. Pistol marksmanship will focus on making sure the shooter/athlete had a solid marksmanship fundamentals to make a 50 meter pistol shot. We will also cover weapons manipulation and positional shooting with both the rifle and pistol and shooting under physical duress. The fitness portion will address functional fitness, nutrition, recovery and a training plan.

Bring all your equipment you would for The Tactical Games:

  • Pistol with holster
  • Rifle with sling
  • Optional – Plate carrier if you bring one  15 lbs for men and 12 lbs for women or 8 lbs for light divisions. I will have a scale to double check weights so you are not carrying extra weight.
  • 5 magazines rifle and pistol with mag pouches (If you don’t have 5 mags, bring what you have)
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Water and lunch
  • Clothing must be able to perform during strenuous physical activity.
  • We will be training in all weather conditions so pack accordingly.
  • Bring any and all equipment or clothing you might want to use at the games. This is the place to shake it out.


  • 500 rounds 5.56/.223 No Green Tip Ammo
  • 500 rounds Pistol

See The Tactical Games FAQs for more details on equipment and clothing.

Expectations and Prerequisites:

This is not a class for beginners. There are a variety of training providers that assist new shooters with basic firearms training. We are not one of those companies. That being said, the standards for attending our classes are not out of the reach of most intermediate shooters. Before signing up for any TGU course the shooter should be able to perform the following:

  • Confidently hit C-Zone sized targets at 100 yards with your rifle from prone.
  • Confidently hit a full IPSC sized target at 100 yards with your rifle from standing.
  • Confidently hit a full IPSC sized target at 25 yards with your handgun. -Load, reload, and unload safely.
  • Clear any malfunctions that may arise while shooting.
  • Safely draw, shoot, and re-holster your pistol. -Safely sling and un-sling your rifle.
  • Have excellent muzzle awareness. -Have absolute confidence in your ability to follow all firearms safety rules.
  • Be safe and come ready to learn.


Jared Halbert is a 8-Time podium finisher at The Tactical Games, a Sponsored Shooter, and prolific 3-Gun Shooter.

Antone Haley is a police officer in San Francisco, California.  Antone has competed and podiumed at The Tactical Games each of the 5 times he has competed.

Tes Salb has worked in the firearms industry for over 20 years.  Tes is a former Olympic Development Program member, was a two-time First Team All-American in Air Pistol and placed 10th in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, shoots in the women’s division and a multiple time podium finisher at The Tactical Games.