Max Velocity Tactical has a 100 acre training site in West Virginia. The site is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, close to Romney WV, across the State Line from Winchester VA. Those attending classes will get site maps and joining instructions.
The site has excellent terrain for tactical drills and movement and offers natural live firing areas, in particular ‘Ricochet Ridge’ field firing area. The live firing areas have been enhanced with the addition of electronic ‘pop-up’ targetry for greater tactical realism.
Training is tailored to your requirements. You will be listened to and your standard assessed, allowing training to be best tailored to suit your needs. ‘Crawl, Walk, Run’ progression will be applied as necessary. Training is not about humiliating the student, but building them up and progressing. You don’t need to be ‘high speed’ to show up for training; it is designed to take people with varying level of experience and bring them up to a higher tactical standard. Rest and revision will be built in as appropriate. On the other hand, you will be progressed as far as your performance and skill level allows.
Max Velocity Tactical is not about offering simple square range shooting, although the basics will be covered as required, moving onto combat shooting and use of fire positions. You will come and train with MVT to garner the benefits of tactical movement and field firing. You will be trained in real tactics that have been proven in combat.
Accommodation/Facilities: As part of the information packet sent to you once you make the deposit to secure your place, there is a list of local hotels/motels and campsites. The KoolWink motel in Romney is affordable and students like it.
Camping: Tent camping is available by prior arrangement. It is rudimentary backwoods camping; facilities include the latrine and picnic tables and some shelter. Please note that the location of the site means that your vehicles are parked some 800 meters away and access to the training site/campsite is via ATV trail over a ridge A Ranger Crew 6-seater is available and is used to shuttle personnel and equipment in and out of the training site/campsite. There is also the option to walk, carrying as much equipment as you like.
Families are welcome to join you for camping, even if they are not participating in the training. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area.
Combat Rifle / Contact Drills:
A twoday class designed to teach you tactical combat rifle and movement skills from individual up to pairs and team level. This includes team ‘break contact’ drills and offensive flanking battle drills. This is the default open enrollment class. The class is adapted to the specific needs of the trainees. Returning students are welcome and usually gain much from attending several of these classes.
Patrol: This is a three day basic patrolling class. It is a requirement to have attended CRCD prior to Patrol. This class will involve living in the field, tactical movement, actions on contact including break contact drills, ambush, raid and reconnaissance patrols. The first part of the class follows the format similar to the CRCD class, with training taking place in the schoolhouse with transitions between teaching and tactical phases to practice what is taught. The course is entirely live firing, with electronic pop-up targets playing enemy. The final night involves an overnight tactical patrol base. Equipment is required as per a three day patrol pack, to sleep tactically in the field. See HERE and HERE for more information on this class.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) will be inserted as background/concurrent activity when possible.
Testimonials/AARs: Check out the previous testimonials/AARs posted on this blog, and the training opportunities and testimonials pages on maxvelocitytactical.com.
Class Schedule: (CRCD = the entry level open enrollment Combat Rifle /Contact Drills Class ) 2013:
November 9/10: CRCD – Full
December 14/15: CRCD – available.
2014 (Jan – Jun): January 18/19/20: Three day PATROL* (MLK Weekend)
February 1/2: CRCD
March 15/16: CRCD
March 29/30: CRCD
April 26/27: CRCD
May 3/4: CRCD
May 24/25/26: Three Day PATROL* (Memorial Weekend)
June 21/22: CRCD
The CRCD classes are open enrollment, priced at $400 per person for the weekend. Maximum capacity is 12. Groups are are welcome to book onto these open enrollment courses. Returning students pay $300 for the weekend.
*Three Day PATROL classesare open to prior students only. Priced at $500 per person for the weekend. There will be a requirement for one night spent tactically in the field. Gear and patrol pack/ruck will be required on the basis of a three day patrol. This will be a practical patrolling and live firing course. Class size: 8 to max 12. See HERE and HERE for more information on this class
A $100 deposit secures you a place on any course. Hit the PayPal button below or PayPal it to me at my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please fill out the comments section on PayPal so I know which weekend you are paying for.
Payment: The $100 deposit secures your place on the class. I require the balance of payment by the Friday a week prior to the class (Seven Days prior). Otherwise, you will lose the slot and I will put it out to the wait list. Balance payments can be made via PayPal or sent to the new PO Box address in cash or check made out the Max Velocity Tactical (new PO Box address coming soon).
Requirements: Fitness: Tactical training requires a basic level of mobility. Instructors will tailor the level of physical intensity to the capabilities of the trainees and rest will be incorporated into the training day. A moderate level of physical activity will be involved with the training.
You will be required to walk over rough wooded terrain carrying your rifle and battle load; fire your rifle from the standing, kneeling and prone positions; make short rushes and get up and down from standing to kneeling and prone positions. You will be exposed to the prevailing weather conditions at the training site and there is no air conditioning and limited shelter.
Rifle/Shooting Proficiency: MVT tactical courses are not beginner/introductory courses to weapons handling and basic shooting. The basic assumption of the course is that you are bringing a rifle and equipment as per the equipment list; you have the ability to safely manipulate and fire the rifle that you bring; you have the ability to zero your rifle and have some basic shooting experience. Prior ‘square range’ and bench shooting experience is fine, the course is designed to move you beyond that, but you have to have the ability to safely and effectively manipulate and operate your rifle. Age minimums: Attendance by families is encouraged, as are females attending training. Past students have included multiple father and son teams, husband and wife (discountavailableHERE) and a father and daughter team. Teenagers are allowed to train, down to the age of 15. The requirement for anyone under 18 is parental supervision, that they have a mature teachable attitude, and that they are competent at weapons manipulation prior to showing up. West Virginia code on age and Firearms: “Persons under the age of 18 may not carry or possess firearms unless on family premises or on other property with permission of the owner or lessee.” Students attending my training will be on private land ad will have permission to train with firearms and live fire.
Equipment: This may vary due to the specific course that you have booked and will be confirmed in the email text. This list is a basic guide for the CRCD class, starred items are required. Basic equipment for all tactical courses:
Handgun (optional – you can use your handgun on the ranges as appropriate)
*Rifle magazines: minimum four, better six to eight
*Ammunition: 400 – 500 rounds: bring more and you can use it**
*Load/Ammo carrying gear: i.e. battle belt/plate carrier/tactical vest
*Water source: canteen/camelback/ water bottles
Magazine dump pouch
Tactical gloves/mechanic style work gloves
Boots with ankle support
Long pants, hiking or combat style
Long sleeved shirt/top
Spare socks & foot powder
Change of clothing
Rifle cleaning kit/lubricant
**Note: .22LR is suitable. Perhaps to use on day 1 before moving to day 2 with high velocity rounds. Ammo: there is no restriction on the type of ammunition that you can bring, with the exception of tracer, due to fire hazard. The absolute minimum is 500 rounds – 600 rounds is more appropriate.