Tactical Classes

Classes specialized in the teaching of combat proven, adapted, legitimate light infantry tactics, techniques and procedures.

H.E.A.T. 1 Combat Tactics

Fundamental Combat Tactics

OPEN ENROLLMENT. NO TRAINING PREREQUISITE.

Hostile Environment Advanced Tactics (H.E.A.T. 1) is an introductory four-day class that will teach you tactical marksmanship and team tactical skills, including reaction to hostile threats and maneuver under hostile fire. H.E.A.T. 1 is the basic building block of our tactical training. Emphasis is the safe use of your weapon as an individual and as a member of a team.

H.E.A.T. 1 is offered in two versions: H.E.A.T. 1 Live Fire (Classic) and H.E.A.T. 1 Hybrid (Ammo Saver). Both versions are offered. Please check the Training Calendar here to see currently scheduled classes

H.E.A.T. 1 Live Fire (Classic) consists of two 2-Day sections:

Section 1 (Day 1 & 2) is conducted on the Flat Range. You will begin with fundamental weapon safety training and confirming the zero of your rifle. Next, you will learn weapon manipulation, fundamental shooting skills and how to clear weapon malfunctions. Then you will proceed to hostile environment marksmanship and individual react-to-contact drills.

Section 2 (Day 3 & 4) is conducted on Tactical Ranges 1 & 2. You will spend two days on the tactical ranges working in two-man pairs and four-man teams learning tactical drills that utilize reactive electronic pop-up targets and other training aids to replicate a real threat environment. Adding to your weapon safety and individual shooting skills, you now will learn team communication, situational awareness, and how to maneuver in a simulated hostile environment including ‘movement to contact’ as well as ‘break contact’ maneuver drills.

H.E.A.T. 1 Live Fire (Classic) 4-Day:

Cost: $850

Ammo Requirement: 800 rounds

H.E.A.T. 1 Hybrid (Ammo Saver) consists of two 2-Day sections:

Section 1 (Day 1 & 2) is conducted on the Flat Range. You will begin with fundamental weapon safety training and confirming the zero of your rifle. Next, you will learn weapon manipulation, fundamental shooting skills and how to clear weapon malfunctions. Then you will proceed to hostile environment marksmanship and individual react-to-contact drills using a professional training gas-blowback AR AirSim rifle that operates just like your AR-15.

Section 2 (Day 3 & 4) is conducted on the AirSim Tactical Ranges. You will spend Day 3 working in two-man pairs and four-man teams learning tactical drills that utilize reactive electronic pop-up targets and other training aids to replicate a real threat environment. Adding to your weapon safety and individual shooting skills, you now will learn team communication, situational awareness, and how to maneuver in a simulated hostile environment including ‘movement to contact’ as well as ‘break contact’ maneuver drills. Day 4 will utilize a highly-controlled, live enemy to practice the drills you learned on Day 3. This is where you will experience the practical application of the tactical skills you’ve learned against a live enemy.

H.E.A.T. 1 Hybrid (Ammo Saver) 4-Day:

Cost: $800

Ammo Requirement: 300 rounds

Optional AirSim Rental (bring your own gas blowback rifle if you have it): $150.

HEAT 1 Outline Topics Covered

  • Safety and active muzzle awareness
  • Rifle Manipulation
  • Stoppage Drills
  • Hostile Environment Marksmanship (HEMS)
  • Controlled Pairs, Hammer Pairs, Stream Fire
  • Combat mindset and stress effects
  • Barricade Shooting
  • Reaction to Contact Drills: RTR & Burst Movement
  • Shoot on the move / assault through drills
  • Intro to Patrol Movement
  • Use of Cover
  • Taking & Breaking Cover
  • Observation & Target Identification
  • Buddy Team Fire & Movement
  • Pairs & Team Assault Drills
  • Pairs & Team Break Contact Drills

Notes / FAQs:

Hostile Environment Advanced Tactics 0.5 (HEAT 0.5) (link to page) is offered as a standalone class which covers days one & two (flat range portion) of the four day HEAT 1 class. This is designed to allow you to complete the four day HEAT 1 package on weekends. Please check out the HEAT 0.5 page for more information (Link).

HEAT 0.5 has no fitness prerequisites and is valid for the second part of HEAT 1 (tactical ranges) if the classes are taken within 6 months of each other.

Previous MVT HEAT 1 (previously CTT) alumni have the option of jumping in on days 2 or 3 of the HEAT 1 class. The requirement to do day 2 depends on how recent your training was i.e. CTT or HEAT 1, due to curriculum changes. Email to discuss options. info@maxvelocitytactical.com.

Note: Due to pre-deployment training for Special Military Units being conducted at the VTC, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes at the VTC with 30 days notice.