Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has now been approved as a Professional Training Organization (PTO) by Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM).
At this time, we are primarily interested in the Man Marker Round (MMR) product. It will have application both for outdoors (woods based) team tactics and also for CQB (C3: Citizen Close Combat) classes as we move forward.
The MMR is an excellent product that will run through your rifle with a replacement ‘blue bolt,’ supplied by UTM. We will be purchasing UTM bolts in 5.56 for the AR15 platform. Otherwise it uses the same magazines, however the rifle fitted with a UTM bolt will be unable to fire live ammunition, if for some reason it gets mixed in with the UTM rounds.
The technology of the UTM MMR is ingenious in that it fires a low velocity projectile, designed in a way to provide enough gas to cycle the rifle, which is low pain on impact. The MMR simply requires two layers of normal clothing, head and face protection to use. It is not as hard hitting as simunition, but you will still feel it. The MMR has an effective training range out to 50 meters, which is ideal for use in woodland condition and the best effective range I could find in a similar product.
We are now in the process of getting geared up to be able to offer classes. Keep an eye out, because once we are ready to go, I may put a class up at fairly short notice and see if I can gain enough interest.
The priority of application of UTM to classes will be as follows:
1) New 2 Day FoF Team Tactics (woodland) class. Prerequisite CTT.
2) Add to existing C3 as applicable.
3) New 3 day Team leader tactics class, probably late 2016.
The outline plan for the 2 day FoF Team Tactics class will be as follows:
Full details will go up once a class page is created and we offer the first class.
PT and navigation skills would be desirable: there will be simple navigation tasks in order to move to and from contact/enemy locations etc. PT: If only to be able to run away effectively!
That’s all for now.