Student Review: Texas Alumni Live Fire Class February 2024: Jason

Max’s MVT Alumni live fire course in Texas, is a comprehensive and transformative training experience for civilians seeking to learn the art of light infantry fire and maneuver.

Unlike the grand spectacle of training that caters to “Meal Team 6” and wannabe Jason Bourne types, Max’s course offers a realistic and practical approach to infantry tactics. The course covers a range of topics, including intelligent curriculum progression, teamwork and camaraderie, unique training opportunities, an exacting attention to safety, and physically challenging scenarios in the daylight and under cover of darkness.

Starting with foundational concepts and gradually advancing to more complex techniques, participants develop a deep understanding of the tactics being taught. Working as a team students learn to trust, communicate and rely on each other, essential skills for effective tactical operations. The unique five-thousand acre location in Texas, provides opportunities for training scenarios not possible on a sterile flat range, adding a layer of realism to the training.

Safety is a top priority in Max’s course, with detailed protocols and control measures in place to ensure the well-being of all students. It is a far safer environment than your typical shooting range frequented by the casual gun owner.

The physical nature of the course is demanding but extremely rewarding, pushing participants to their limits and testing their physical fitness and tactical skills. This was refreshing to see as too often it’s neglected in civilian tactical training. Gunfighting is a martial art. Can you imagine boxing without physical conditioning?

In sum, this course is not for those looking to collect certificates from their favorite operator turned youtuber; it is an initiation into a tradition of martial excellence that demands of its adherents a full commitment to the art of war taught by a terrifyingly competent professional. There are only a handful of such instructors teaching this material in the country today.

For me, taking this course was a reminder that the warrior’s path is one of constant learning, of camaraderie forged in the crucible of shared hardship, and of a readiness to confront the realities of conflict with both skill and courage. To participate in this course is to engage with the very essence of what it means to be a light infantryman.

The opportunity to participate in such a course gets at the very heart and spirit of the second amendment.