TACTIC exists to empower you. TACTIC training is about learning a new mindset that comes from being prepared, seeing options, and understanding human worth for the purpose of protecting yourself and others. At TACTIC, we invest in every student. Our passion is to empower people in places they feel stuck, whether that goal is to become a better marksman, overcome trauma, or develop new skills. As a teacher and coach, Chris instills confidence. TACTIC will bring the best out of you.


TACTIC is different because we train under stress, a process called forging. We provide training to both law enforcement and civilians. Chris Forrest founded TACTIC in 2009 based on his extensive background as a Navy SEAL and as an overseas contractor for the government. Specifically, Chris deployed three times to Persian Gulf from SEAL Team One, and five times to Afghanistan as a Protective Security Specialist. Chris empowers his clients to assess situations, work safely and efficiently under stress, and problem solve. He also provides self-defense instruction in avoiding violence courses, home and workplace security consulting, personal protection, and team building opportunities.


At TACTIC we believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, and no one deserves to live in fear. While TACTIC will train you better, and faster, than others because of our proven methods, our first goal is to empower you. These courses focus on building habits that will not degrade under stress. More importantly, students learn critical thinking skills to evaluate and implement safe courses of action in varying situations. “I learned more from you in one afternoon than I did from my Olympic Biathlon Coach,” said one client.