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Max Talk Monday 17: Immediate Action Drill: Fight Through! Live Fire Drill

This is the seventeenth installment of ‘Max Talk Monday’ which shares select episodes from a series of instructional videos. Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team level.

This video is a drill from the Texas Class 2019. It may look a little different from what many would expect for an immediate action drill, but specific training objectives are being exercised. This drill simulates, using a five man team, an aggressive immediate action drill for surprise enemy contact, in this case flank (right), best for use in close country. In this drill, there are eight mannikin targets hidden in positions of cover / concealment – there are no typical targets, simply the manikins concealed in natural firing positions beside / behind trees and scrub. .

The specific training sequence / objectives of the drill are:
-React to contact (flank right).
-Conduct a ‘cover shoot’, designed to kill enemy in their concealed positions.
-‘Fight Through’ to the limit of advance (LOA).

Specifically, the fight through is being conducted as a skirmish line, with buddy pairs operating independently but in conjunction with each other, controlled by the centrally located team leader.
‘Move / Fire’ is being conducted, a different technique to standard fire and movement, where fire is generated continuously both when static and while advancing. In close country, Move / Fire is a technique that in this case is used to generate a large amount of continuous fire to aid a smaller team in winning the firefight.

Detailed explanations can be found in the MVT Tactical Manual: Small Unit Tactics.

Max is a tactical trainer and author, a lifelong professional soldier with extensive military experience. He served with British Special Operations Forces, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer; a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Max served on numerous operational deployments, and also served as a recruit instructor. Max spent five years serving as a paramilitary contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan; the latter two years working for the British Government in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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