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    • #76625
      Lloyd
      Participant

        MVT training is a rite of passage for some… My now 15 year old started training with Max annually at 13. I have every intention for my younger son to start training with Max at 13 or 14.

        It is the level of responsibility demanded from an MVT class, and the association with other MVT trainees that I think contributes to my boys becoming Good Men.

        Anyway, I think this is something that a lot of other folks don’t consider so I thought I should add my input.

      • #76626
        wheelsee
        Participant

          And it brings the next generation up……that they may learn from the elders….and that the elders may stay young, at least at heart….

        • #76627
          Max
          Keymaster

            Shooter: that’s some pretty high praise, I appreciate that, it makes it worthwhile.

            I have not forgotten about Texas 2020!

          • #76628
            Pewtin
            Participant

              Shooter:
              I second your statement.

              Team Rekkr

            • #76629
              trailman
              Participant

                MVT training is a rite of passage for some… My now 15 year old started training with Max annually at 13. I have every intention for my younger son to start training with Max at 13 or 14.

                It is the level of responsibility demanded from an MVT class, and the association with other MVT trainees that I think contributes to my boys becoming Good Men.

                Anyway, I think this is something that a lot of other folks don’t consider so I thought I should add my input.

                I brought my wife there years ago for the same reasons. And hope to be there for heat .5 with my son this fall.

              • #76630
                Lloyd
                Participant

                  The military CAN fill the same “boy-to-man” role, but then we get into the “good men being misused by politicians” etc… that is an entirely different discussion, though.

                  I think our society has lost a lot of this “rite of passage” kind of thing. Feminization of society in general, the idea that traditional ideas of “manliness” are to be scorned. Anybody reading this who’s 40-something or older will know exactly what I mean. Think about the John Wayne movie, “The Cowboys”, and then ask yourself what modern “mainstream America” would think about that movie.

                  I have not been hard on my boys, but I have given them challenges as they showed that they were ready for them. 5 mile Run-n-Gun competitions, starting at age 8 for one boy and 10 for the other… And I have EXPECTED them to do their best (whatever that might be), they have lived up to that, and they have more than earned my respect for it. EXPECTING great things is different than DEMANDING great things. (Obviously, where firearms are concerned, safety must be demanded, but you get my drift.)

                  In all of this stuff, they have had opportunities to associate with no-shit GOOD Men, which is all too rare in today’s world… better men than me. Some of you are reading this, and you have my thanks!

                  I think all of the above is something that 99% of the boys in this country never get to experience, and it is truly sad. My boys and I are blessed.

                • #76631
                  wheelsee
                  Participant

                    Scouting and 4-H USED to provide these rites……

                    Volunteer organizations also (specifically FD/EMS – nothing like working with a group of 16- and 17-year olds in fighting a house fire). Anything that forces one to look outside themselves, to strive for a better idea, to help/protect others.

                    It is a pleasure working with the younguns’ who attend MVT……and seeing how a group comes together….

                  • #76632
                    Brushpopper
                    Participant

                      @Shooter Well said sir, I agree! I’ve enjoyed training with you and with your son, he’s a good young man!

                    • #76633
                      Robert
                      Participant

                        Great work! The next generation is everything, we have to make sure they aren’t all like mainstream kids, the country will definitely be effed then!

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