The Tactical Games are unparalleled competition and the growth is exciting. The competition was described as “American Ninja Warriors with guns,” or where “Crossfit meets combat.” Either way, it is a challenge like no other.
The newly formed competition is based on a highly secretive event hosted and run by NATO Tier 1 units. The Tactical Games are designed to test tactical athletes throughout the continuum of combat-related tasks, while under time constraints, and under physical duress.
It is one thing to shoot a target with a pistol at 50 yards. It is quite different and exponentially more difficult, to shoot a target with a pistol at 50 yards after running a mile, dragging a 200 lb. mannequin, hopping over obstacles, and then shooting accurately with a heart rate over 150 beats per minute.
Although there are some crossover between Three Gun competitions and The Tactical Games, as both events require shooting weapons, the two challenges couldn’t be more different.
Three Gun matches are generally sprint-style events lasting a couple of minutes at most. The Tactical Games will challenge the best of shooters, but will do so during, and after, grueling physical challenges.
To compete and win at the competition will require the fitness level of a professional athlete, with the tactical and technical skills of the best tactical operatives in the world. You cannot merely shoot or power your way to victory, it needs to be a combination of both to win the ultimate prize.
I’ve included three YouTube videos below. They explain in greater detail things you’ll find interesting about the newly formed and unique competition.
Five months ago, I found a picture on Instagram of two buff dudes wearing full-combat gear while carrying 180-pound barbells toward a shooting box. It looked more intense than your average two-gun event. After a little digging, I learned the exercise was part of an event at the new Tactical Games. According to the event’s website, the games invite “tactical athletes” to compete for the title of “most dangerous man on earth” through a series of events where “crossfit-meets-combat.” While anyone can participate, slots are limited to 120 and the pre-screening process has a high bar as participants must demonstrate an ability to complete both fitness and shooting challenges. … As a competitive shooter with some athletic ability, it looked like a fun challenge, so I signed up.
Kit Badger – Tactical Games: Reveille Ranch – Part 2
Kit Badger – Tactical Games: Reveille Ranch 2019 – Part 3
Learn more about The Tactical Games here.
Jim worked in military and civilian law enforcement for thirty-one years. While in the USAF he flew as a crewmember aboard the National Emergency Airborne Command Post—a presidential support detail. Following his military service, he served for twenty-eight years with the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, California where he retired as a lieutenant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest University and graduated from the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the IACP course, Leadership in Police Organizations.
Jim authored The Spirit behind Badge 145, Justice Revealed, and Jurisdiction. He previously worked as the managing editor of Law Enforcement Today. Now, he exclusively shares police related news and the Christian worldview with readers at badge145.com.
He and his wife, Jamie, worshipped and ministered at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California for twenty years before relocating to Texas. They now reside in the greater Austin area and have worshiped at Hill Country Bible Church since 2015, where they also lead a small group ministry for young married couples.