H.E.A.T. 1


Hostile Environment Advanced Tactics (HEAT 1) is a four day class designed to teach you tactical marksmanship and team tactical skills from individual up to pairs and team level. This includes reaction to hostile threats and maneuver under hostile fire. This class is the basic building block of MVT tactical hostile environment training.

The class consists of two 2 Day sections:

Days 1 & 2: Flat Range Portion: These two days are conducted on the flat range focusing on safety, zeroing, weapon manipulation, shooting skills fundamentals, hostile environment marksmanship (HEMS), individual react to contact drills and hostile environment marksmanship while both static and moving.  This class mirrors the HEMS curriculum. 

Days 3 & 4: Tactical Range Portion: The class then progresses to two days on the tactical ranges building pairs and team tactical drills, utilizing reactive electronic pop-up targets and other training aids to replicate a real threat environment. The class focuses on team communication and maneuver in a live fire hostile environment, working on tactical maneuver: forward movement to reduce the threat, as well as  and break contact maneuver away from the threat.

Cost of HEAT 1 (4 Day): $850

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CTT Outline Topics Covered:

Note: the first two days of the class is the same curriculum as the Hostile Environment Marksmanship (HEMS) standalone 2 Day class. 

  • Safety and active muzzle awareness
  • Rifle Manipulation
  • Stoppage Drills
  • Hostile Environment Marksmanship (HEMS)
  • Controlled Pairs, Hammer Pairs, Stream Fire
  • Combat mindset and stress effects
  • Barricade Shooting
  • Reaction to Contact Drills: RTR & Burst Movement
  • Shoot on  the move / assault through drills
  • Intro to Patrol Movement
  • Use of Cover
  • Taking & Breaking Cover
  • Observation & Target Identification
  • Buddy Team Fire & Movement
  • Pairs & Team Assault Drills
  • Pairs & Team Break Contact Drills

Notes / FAQs:

Hostile Environment Marksmanship (days 1 & 2) is a prerequisite for the Team Tactics portion (days 3 & 4). This is a 4 day class. Price $775.

Hostile Environment Marksmanship (HEMS) can be taken as a standalone 2 day class, flat range only, when available.  Check the training schedule / class pages for options. Price $450.

The Team Tactics portion (days 3 & 4) can be taken as a standalone 2 Day option, if Hostile Environment Marksmanship (HEMS) has been taken within 6 months. Price $450.

Previous HEAT 1 (previously CTT) graduates can jump in on days 2, 3 & 4 of this class. The requirement to do day 2 depends on how recent your training was, due to curriculum changes. Email to discuss options. maxvelocitytactical@gmail.com

Previous CRCD students must complete the full class. 

Night Firing

Night Firing (NF) is available one night of the class (usually Saturday), September thru April only. This is an introduction to the use of your night vision equipment, including live night fire on the square range and a short tactical exercise. See the Night Firing Page for details.