New Class Structure: Rifle Skills/Combat Rifle

MVT Rifleman Challenge: 27-29 March: Initial Report
March 30, 2015
Student Review: MVT Rifleman Challenge: Duane
March 30, 2015

Many questions have come in about the now discontinued Combat Rifle and Combat 2 Gun classes. Those two classes are off the schedule until further notice.

The new class structure will be as follows, and will allow completion of Rifle Skills/Combat Rifle as part of a three or four day weekend, rather than forcing students to come back another time after Combat Rifle for Combat Team Tactics:

1) Rifle Skills (RS): this is an optional one day foundation skills class that will take place the day prior to the Combat Team Tactics (CTT) three day class (therefore usually on a Thursday). This class will form the basis of a training progression.

2) Combat Rifle (CR): this class has been integrated as a one day progression class as the first day of the Combat Team Tactics (CTT) Class (therefore usually on a Friday). This class is mandatory as part of the three day CTT package.

3) Combat Team Tactics (CTT): this is the three day class that begins on day one with Combat Rifle and moves to the tactical ranges for days two and three. You have the option of taking the Rifle Skills (RS) class prior to CTT, and thus creating a four day class progression.

Combat Team Tactics (CTT) is a prerequisite for both Combat Patrol and the MVT Rifleman Challenge.

Students travel a long way to train with MVT, because of the tactical classes that we offer. We are going to continue to focus in that area for that reason. Expect a team/CUTT leader SUT class towards the latter part of the year.



  1. Diz says:

    Well, that makes a lot of sense, combining some basic rifle marksmanship with the tactical training, because first of all, you have no idea of what level everyone is at, so a day on the square range gets everyone on the same sheet of music. Then like you said, people travel a long ways for training, so a separate class for BRM doubles your travel time and expenses.

  2. While I did feel like the C2G was a nice option to attempt to drag folks to (kicking and screaming) as a base level class, I agree having two separate classes/drives/sets of expenses doesn’t exactly make multiple visits doable for a lot of folks.
    Turning the CTT into a slightly expanded “block” of instruction does work well.

    Two things as an aside- perhaps throw in a bit of pistol work on day 1 “range” portion of CTT? Doesn’t have to be anything huge- a couple mags worth of basic marksmanship/ holster draws/ transitions (yes I said it! haha) .
    Why? Not that I don’t trust anyone but a basic “get everyone on the same page” or at least safe shooting standard wouldn’t hurt to get a read on. As some people are under prepared for the class with their rifles, so are people with their sidearms…. sometimes more so….

    Second, what ever happened with the Medical/TC3 class? Still an “as interested” add-on, or discontinued?