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Tactical Skills Institute (TSI) offers firearms and unarmed self defense training to police officers, security personnel, and the armed citizen. For more than 18 years, TSI has conducted professional training courses throughout Colorado, with an emphasis on meeting the specific needs of each group. Some of the agencies that have been trained by TSI include the Colorado State Park Rangers, ICE Special Investigators (formerly the Immigration/Naturalization Service), Colorado Department of Parole Officers, and numerous police departments (Cortez, Rangely, La Salle, Platteville, Southern Ute Tribal Police, Ault, Windsor, and Fort Lupton, just to name a few).

Jim Torrez, owner and chief instructor, is a 28-year veteran of law enforcement in Colorado and teaches regularly at the Red Rocks Police Academy. In addition to being a certified NRA Instructor, he also certifies others to teach NRA courses.

TSI offers basic handgun courses which meet the requirements for obtaining concealed weapon permits in Colorado.

The following courses are available to police officers, law enforcement personnel, security guards, detention personnel, and legally armed citizens:

  • Basic Handgun
  • Intermediate Handgun
  • Tactical Handgun
  • Urban Shotgun/Rifle
  • Shoot/Don't Shoot
  • Defensive Tactics/Baton/Chemical Agents
  • Tactical Simulations

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