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Can You
Survive 3 Seconds?

The national average time civilians have to respond to an attack is 3-5 seconds. Most people do nothing and become a victim. Our business exists to help you have a plan ahead of time to stay safe. During the heat of battle is not the time to make a plan.


All our courses are designed to assist you in learning

How to make a Life Saving Decision Quickly and have the Muscle Memory to implement it!


BRING 3 paying Friends and the 4th person is FREE at a regularly scheduled Class.

TAC Solutions​

We started TAC-Solutions on July 4th over 15 years ago.

CELEBRATE with us!

BRING 3 paying Friends and the 4th person is FREE at a regularly scheduled Class.


The Premier Firearms training organization in Richmond, VA.

Virginia Concealed Carry Permit Classes offered weekly and
Now offering a new class ” I have my Permit. Now What?”
Removing the Mystery of Concealed Carry & How to Properly Carry Concealed. *Does NOT QUALIFY for your CHP permit.

Offering :

RADS: Recognize, Avoid Dangerous Situations™

Personal Safety Strategies 
*Guns are not discussed in these classes
Criminal attacks are often over before Help can Arrive.
Experts agree the most important factor in surviving  a criminal attack is to have a Personal Safety Strategy before you need it.

Offering Custom Courses for :

About the owners

Dave & Dee

Dave Van Buren (a retired Richmond Police Officer and former SWAT Team member) started T.A.C.-Solutions with his wife, Dee Dee to keep people safe from harm. While offering their “Can You Survive 3 Seconds?” Concealed Carry Class they discovered a need for safety training without discussing firearms.  We are proud to offer RADS: Recognize & Avoid Dangerous Situations ™.  A program we designed to assist our clients in staying safe at home, in the workplace, while on vacation, at church, school, recreational activities, etc.

They are well received as speakers and their classes often qualify for continuing education credits.

In 2015 NRA.TV approached them to participate in seven educational videos’ that were released nationwide. The Link is on our video page. 
     Dave Van Buren the owner, was in his first shoot out over 27 years ago when he was working undercover. (He worked undercover for most of his career! Yes, he had the Fu Manchu, ponytail, etc.) It changed his life; he became obsessed with “How do you use a firearm to save your life & your fellow officers?”
He realized civilians have 3-5 seconds to make a lifesaving decision and Police have even less time!

He designed a Defensive Handgun Training course for the Richmond SWAT Team, a course they still use to this day. It is such a great course it is mandatory for all Richmond Officers to attend this course.

With over 250 missions on the Richmond SWAT Team, they only had to use lethal force 3 times.
Here are a few of the advanced courses Dave has taken and excelled in.

  • Carlos N. Hathcock Law Enforcement Counter Sniper School
  • Virginia Association S.W.A.T. Team Leader / Administrators School
  • FBI Counter Sniper School

Most people do nothing and so become a victim. Our business exists to help you have a plan ahead of time to stay safe.

Send Us a Message Here

Contact Dave VanBuren with questions or to set up one-to-one personal training.

10418 Hull Street Rd , Classes at Bob's Sport Shop

Richmond, VA 23112

(804) 874-2344

Mon to Fri 9am to 6 pm

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