TAC-1 Ranking

Personal Growth & Recognition

Our Philosophy

Martial Mindset

Martial Arts is a systemic practice of combat often used in military, law enforcement and self-defense.  In American culture one of the most widely used tools for armed combat is firearms.  Therefore, shooting for personal defense must be categorized as Martial Arts. TAC-1's philosophy is to train technique, develop knowledge and derive higher personal image to survive violent encounters.  TAC-1's training foundation can be found in its Combat Triad which includes all three areas as it's pillar of combat doctrine.   

Methods

Testing & Certification

TAC-1 Student Ranking is based upon the student's performance in Pistol-II(D) (Examination and Certification) shooting course.  Students are classified as Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert or Master depending on the final score of the test.  A student must score a satisfying score to receive TAC-1 Pistol Certification. 

Pistol-II(D)

New Scoring and Classification

TAC-1 Shooting Belt Keepers are awarded to students based upon their final score, class attendance, dedication to the art, weapon proficiency, leadership, personal character and fair understanding of various aspects of personal defense. Other weapon systems like Shotgun, Rifle, Edged Weapon and hand-to-hand combat may also be assessed for the highest level of belt achievement.  

Master: 95%
Expert: 90%
Sharpshooter: 85%
Marksman: 80%
Passing: 70%

The First Rank

White Belt

White Belts are awarded to ALL students interested in pursuing a long term goal at  TAC-1.  Anyone wanting to obtain this belt are fully encouraged to do so at cost.  However, when a student satisfactorily completes ALL modules in Pistol-I and Pistol-II,  he/she's awarded with this belt at no cost.  

No long gun classes needed.

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White Belt holders

Saman Afshari (10/17)
Giovanni Cuarez (10/17)
Richard Caprinolo (10/17)
Angel Granados (10/17)
Felix Jimenez (10/17)
Joe Miyano (10/17)
Jonathan Perez (10/17)
Hovsep Sorfazian (10/17)
Chris Torres (10/17)
Ken Peterson (12/17)
Shinsuke Todoroki (12/17)
Nate Michell (3/18)
Eddie Bravo (3/18)
Carry Sodetani (3/18)
Makoto Yoshimura (11/18)
Michael Albrecht (11/18)

Louis Brayer (11/18)

The First Color

Blue Belt

Blue Belts are awarded to those who participated in TAC-1 Examination and Certification Course Pistol-2(D) and scored a minimum of Sharpshooter.    

Must demonstrated their dedication to the art, regular class attendance, leadership, ethical personal character, sufficient weapon proficiency and...

Achieved all passing scores in P1 and P2 Module.

No long gun classes needed.

*First belt due to promotion is complimentary.  Further promotional belts must be purchased. 

Blue Belt holders

Matt Kanin (7/17)
Asim Rasheed (7/17)
Rick Ravenell (7/17)
Mike Steinwender (7/17)

Gio Cuarez (10/17) 
Jonathan Perez (10/17)

Doug Biggs (4/18)
Eduardo Bravo (4/18)
Nathan Mitchell (4/18)
Shinsuke Todoroki (4/18) 

Ed Hofina (8/18)

The First Distinguished Color

Purple Belt

Purple Belts are awarded to those who participated in TAC-1 Examination and Certification Course Pistol-2(D) and scored a minimum of Expert and... 

Demonstrate their dedication to the art, regular class attendance, leadership, ethical personal character, superior weapon proficiency 
and... 

Achieved all passing scores in P1 modules. 85 percentile in P2 & P3
and...  

Must achieve 90% or higher on the TAC-1 Manipulation Test
and...

Must have a 85% or higher scores in Carbine-II and Shotgun-II

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Purple Belt holders

Raymond Pineda (7/17)
Erich Reinhart (7/17)
Michael Snow (7/17)
Lance Wisdom (7/17)
Karyn Weir (7/17)  

Jason Stulbaum (10/17)

Senior Color

Brown Belt

Brown Belts are awarded to those who participated in TAC-1 Examination and Certification Course Pistol-2(D) and scored a minimum of 95% overall.    

Achieved all passing scores in P1 modules. 90 percentile in P2 & P3 

Demonstrated their dedication to the art, regular class attendance, leadership, ethical personal character, superior weapon proficiency and...

Must have achieved 92% or higher on the TAC-1 Pistol Manipulation Test

Shotgun-III and Carbine-III classes with minimum score of 90%.

Brown Belt holders

Oscar Acencio (7/17)
Paul Luna Jr. (7/17)
David Shaw (7/17)
Chris Weir (7/17) 

Sean Hensley (8/18)

Color of Honor

Black Belt

Black Belts are awarded to those who participated in TAC-1 Examination and Certification Course Pistol-2(D) and scored a minimum of 98% or higher overall.  

Achieved all passing scores in P1. 95 percentile in P2 & P3 

Must achieve 95% or higher on the TAC-1 Manipulation Test

Shotgun-III and Carbine-III classes with minimum score of 95%.

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