I returned this week from the third year of Texas classes. Another excellent experience. We are planning on making it an annual event (or until the ranch gets sick of all the shooting). Once organized, dates for next year (probably around mid-February for the first class) will be published.
We got some excellent video of the 2017 Texas Classes, and you can view that on the Max Velocity Tactical YouTube Page. Please consider subscribing:
We have several mobile classes remaining in 2017. These are open enrollment classes and spaces are available.
Please click the link below to take you to the Mobile Class page, then click the link on the page for the specific class you are interested in:
The individual mobile class pages will tell you specifically what classes are available / in what format, plus price, and a link for how to book.
I see the general chatter out there on the web. The chat trends with current affairs and what people predict is the ‘most likely’ thing to need tactical training for. A couple of trends I have noticed:
So, the reality is this, and I will try and condense it into a few short points:
1) We do not know what will come to pass. It makes sense to be as tactically trained as possible. When something does happen, it will not be what you expected. Prediction is pointless.
2) Tactical readiness is a progression. This is why we teach a progression of classes, from Defensive Concealed Handgun up through Combat Team Tactics, Force on Force Team Tactics and CQB, to Direct Action and even the new Combat Leader Class. This will allow you to respond along the scale of threats presented.
3) More importantly than that, and not realized by many until they actually do the training and gain the experience, is the holistic benefit of a breadth of tactical training, following the progression. What do I mean by that? I will express it in some bullet points:
To conclude, there should be no attempt at training limitation, by adjusting people’s perceptions of the ‘only’ threats they may face, and the ‘only’ type of training they need to do. Tactical training is always a progression and is never over. If all you have is multicam and no physical readiness, training to fight those Spetznaz from the Salt Mine, then you are a fool. If all you do is train for ‘clandestine’ pistol action, you are also a fool.
A progression of tactical training classes will give you the awareness and decision making ability that will stand you in better stead when you finally do face that life threatening situation, whatever it looks like. Physical fitness is what is needed to both keep the mind working while under heavy stress, and also allow the body to make good on the checks the mind is writing.
Anything less, you are living in fantasy band-camp, a victim of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
You may find some interesting thoughts on this topic in this recent Guest Post:
We have some excellent classes coming up at the VTC in Romney, WV. This includes the updated to the Combat Leader Class, new dates for CQBC, and upcoming CTT and Force on Force classes.
Please check the calendar for when classes are available:
Standardized Mobile Classes
Following on from the Texas classes, here are some thoughts on how we may deal with both Texas, and other mobile classes, in the future:
We are likely to go for a standardized format for mobile classes such as Texas:
Combat Rifle Skills (CRS) – 2 days.
Combat Team Tactics (CTT) – 2 days.
Convoy Tactics (Mobility) (MOB) – 2 days.
This gives you the following options:
Non-Alumni: attend CRS only (2 days) or CRS with CTT (4 days) or all classes (6 days) *
*Note: CTT is a 3 day class. 1 day flat range, 2 days tactical ranges. The above arrangement includes the first flat range day into the 2 day CRS. Thus, CRS becomes a part and prerequisite for CTT, and is the equivalent of showing up for the RS/CTT package. It makes for an excellent progression class.
Alumni: attend all classes, or jump in for CTT or CTT / MOB or just MOB.**
1) Alumni may choose to start on the 2 day CTT class, missing the flat range initial day, which is part of CRS now for mobile classes.
2) Alumni must have trained within 12 months to jump straight back onto a class which usually has a prerequisite. This will be taken on a case by case basis, and is not a hard and fast rule.
Combat Patrol / Direct Action – 4 Days. For CTT alumni only.
Force on Force Team Tactics – 1 Day*
Force on Force CQB – 1 Day*
* The force on force classes have no prerequisite. They are excellent as a follow on from the 4 day Direct Action class, making a 6 day package. They can also be attended standalone.
Below is the link to the Class List page, to research more info about the specific classes: