Why I choose MVT time after time…..

I am currently sitting on a plane flying home from the Deep South where I just attended a firearms training class put on by a very well regarded training company that travels across the country training civilians, LE, and Fed/military in all types of tactical topics. I had a great time, and learned a lot, […]

Student Review: HEAT Reconnaissance Class Nov 2019: Rich

This is not the typical Max Velocity Tactical course, where you need to be quick on the trigger, express violence of action, and win the fire fight. HEAT Recon is a whole new world of operations where you need to switch your mind from winning the fight to winning the war. What that means is […]

Student Review: HEAT Night Operations November 2019: George

I recently had the privilege of attending the “inaugural” HEAT NIGHT class at MVT. For context, I’ve attended several classes at MVT over the past few years, including HEAT 1, HEAT 2, CQB, FoF, Long Range etc., so I was really looking forward to this one after getting into NV shooting somewhat recently (at a […]

Virginia Anti-Paramilitary Law: Perspective & Rationality

People have been going nuts about the proposed anti-Paramilitary law in Virginia. They have been making all sorts of stuff up, including that it will apply to martial arts instructors. It lacks rationality and does not reflect well on pro-2A folks. So let’s take a look at this with a little bit of rationality and […]

Student Review: HEAT Reconnaissance Nov 2019: D Close

   A new class and one of the best classes I’ve taken at MVT. Daytime only. Eight students taught by 1SG and Max. First day of class provided context and overview of the reconnaissance mission. It is a blend of intelligence, infantry tactics, field skills and communications. Modeled on Long Range Surveillance Units from the […]

The future of the Combat Leader Course: HEAT Squad Tactics

The Combat Leader Course was designed as an 8 Day class due to the optimum number of students being 13, and having time to run a mission with each student as Squad Leader (2 missions per day). It was also discussed that many people may want to attend the class but without the pressure of […]

Student Review: Combat Leader Course (CLC) October 2019: Dave

Update on CLC by Max: The CLC became an 8 Day class due to the optimum number of students being 13, and having time to run a mission with each student as Squad Leader. Following the AAR for the 2019 class, the difficulty of getting OPFOR for the week, and the problems with time off […]

Video: HEAT Night Operations Class Nov 2019

This video was taken on the second night of the HEAT Night Operations Class in November 2019, using a ‘student cam’ equipped with an ANVRS camera. More information on this class can be found HERE.  Class prerequisites are: HEAT 1 Combat TacticsHEAT 2 Combat Patrol ————— This series of instructional videos illustrate tactical concepts described […]

Student Review: HEAT Night Operations Nov 15-17: Dimitri

Night Operations Class Overall score 10 out of 10. Having been to several HEAT 1 and HEAT 2 classes, which are day time courses, I had a chance to experience some of the criteria of the HEAT classes at Night Operations course in almost total darkness.  What a huge difference the darkness makes, when fire teams are […]

Student Review: Pawnee OK HEAT 0.75 – William

Many thanks to DP for organizing and pulling this training off. As usual, Max excelled on all levels. This was a HEAT “0.75” class. The first day was spent crawling (in the British parlance). Learning how to face the contact in a safe manner – head, body, weapon – is paramount, and a basic building […]