Joe Taflinger



Mr. Joe Taflinger has over 30 years experience in the art of three gun tactical shooting.  He has won many titles in his career and is still a successful competitor today.  In addition to his success in competition, Mr. Taflinger continues to keep up with and teach the latest trends and techniques in USPSA, IDPA, and General Three Gun Competition.

He continues to hold classes for law enforcement and civilians in the art of firearms self defense and is a master at the use of handgun, rifle, and pistol.  The following is a list of his credentials and titles.

Certifications and Courses

Courses and Certifications:

  1. NRA certified Rifle Instructor

Competitve Experience:

  1. Knob Creek Machinegun Shoot                     1978-Present
  2. Soldier of Fortune International 3-Gun          1980-1999
  3. Hidden Hills 3-Gun Champion                        1994
  4. Winner of the Henrey Carver Award               1999
  5. Continues to win top ten titles from Hidden Hills and Knob Creek

General Shooting Experience:

  1. IDPA Competitive Shooting                              1999-Present
  2. USPSA Competitive Shooting                           1978-Present
  3. 3-Gun International Competition                     1980-1999
  4. Military Bolt Action Competition                      1999-Present
  5. Big Game Hunter                                              1963-Present

Range Officer Experience:

  1. Range and Safety Officer for Hidden Hills      14 years.
  2. Board of Directors and Range Safety KAPS    10 years