Bringing Flexibility to Mobile Classes
MVT has become somewhat inflexible with mobile classes due to how it all developed with the equipment / targets and thus the need to transport it all in the truck. The backstory to that was that the first year in Texas (2015) was run with stick-in Ivan targets. But due to the need in 2016 to run a patrol class, I took the pop-up targets along with some steel protective boxes that I had made, to protect the mechanisms absent target pits. And it all escalated from there! The logistic tail was wagging the dog.
I took a look at this and I can run these classes with a flat range, some tactical range suitable private land, and stick in targets. I am going to throw some more flexibility back into the mix and be available for fly-in and fly-out classes. It does mean more will need to provided at the venue, but I will ship the specialist targets / equipment.
I updated the ‘book a mobile class page’ here.
From the ‘book a mobile class’ page:
The story on the CITTAC ground & pound targets is that they sit on the ground at a steep forward angle and I have taken to using them behind stick-in Ivans in order to give better hit feedback to the students while running tactical iterations. This is in place of the electronic pop-ups in target pits that we use at the VTC facility. For truck-mobile classes, I take 3 x pop-ups and the steel shields only for the ambush (Texas). For fly-in classes, I will ship Ivans. If students want to band together and perhaps each buy a CITTAC ground and pound, if we can get together about 8, that is perfect for placing behind the Ivans on fly-in classes. Students just keep them for their own use, they are great targets.