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Max Talk 34: HEAT 1 Combat Tactics 8 – 11 Aug 2019: Compilation

Monday, August 19th, 2019

This is the thirty fourth 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.

A compilation of footage taken during the August 8 – 11 HEAT 1 Combat Tactics Class, originally for upload to Instagram. This is by no means all of the drills that are run at these classes, simply what I was able to capture on my phone during the training. HEAT 1 Combat Tactics is a 4 day class, 2 days on the flat range doing work-up training and drills to ready the students for the 2 days on the tactical ranges. The classes are held at the Velocity Training Center (VTC), Romney WV. The facility is purpose built to offer the best in Live Fire and Force on Fire Tactical Training.

Shown in the video are portions of tactical Ranges 1 & 2, the main movement ranges used for HEAT 1. Mobile classes are also available. Day 3 of the tactical range portion sees students working up from pairs to team assault and then break contact drills, repeated in more complexity on Day 4, starting with a pairs jungle walk, break contact drills, and a final team assault.

This is the fourth 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.

Max is a tactical trainer and author, a professional soldier with extensive experience in British elite forces and as a paramilitary contractor. Max was enlisted and later commissioned, via the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, into the Parachute Regiment. The Parachute Regiment is an elite airborne infantry unit, comparable to the U.S. 75th Ranger Regiment, accessible only via the renowned ‘Pegasus Company’ Selection course. Max served in 1 and 2 PARA. Of the three PARA battalions, 2 and 3 PARA serve in 16 Air Assault Brigade as the UK’s elite Rapid Response Force, with one battalion at permanent high readiness for worldwide intervention operations. Max served in Para Reg when it was utilized to provide elite airborne infantry support to UKSF, as the forefathers of the SFSG. With training and operations validating the concept, including Op Barras (Sierra Leone), 1 PARA was placed permanently in role as part of the SFSG.

Additionally, Max served on a number of deployments, to include multiple tours in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Afghanistan. Additional overseas assignments saw the opportunity to train, or train with, allied nations, including the U.S. Military. Roles which Max filled included rifle platoon commander, patrol leader, recruit instructor (platoon commander) at the PARA Training Depot, anti-armor platoon commander (fire support company), operations officer and command on deployments. Reaching a career point facing staff college and moving away from command of paratroopers, Max made the decision to resign from the service. After leaving the British Army, Max spent a further five years working operationally as a paramilitary contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan; the latter two years based in Helmand Province working alongside the UK Military.

Since 2013, Max has run Max Velocity Tactical (MVT), a training company conceived to offer professional combat training for responsible citizens. As the Velocity Training Center (VTC) has grown into a state of the art training venue, MVT also took on pre-deployment training for U.S. SOF. This runs the spectrum from facility rental to tailored training packages specializing in Small Unit Tactics.

Website: Max Velocity Tactical

YouTube: Max Velocity Tactical

The Defense Target II from RE Factor Tactical

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The Defense Target II is designed to give you an enhanced training experience by offering one target that can be customized with multiple stickers. The Defense Target II features an individual that can transform from an FBI agent to an office active shooter to a business no-shoot with the simple change of our customized stickers. This allows the target to be used in multiple different scenarios. Available sticker areas include:
Left Hand
Right Hand
Hip
Chest

The Defense Target II Explained

Each sticker is designed to perfectly match up with the target’s hands, chest area or hip to create a new target scenario that appears natural to the shooter. This allows instructors to take one target and change scenarios rapidly. By changing the target constantly, students are forced to look at different places on the body to make the right decision of whether or not the target is a threat.

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The Defense Target II matches up with the varied stickers (sold separately). These stickers overlay on the right hand, left hand, chest and hip seamlessly. These durable 3 Mil stickers allow for hundreds of target variations. Stickers are designed to be used while wearing gloves.

Target Scoring

The Defense Target’s scoring areas are designed to be as close to the average human’s anatomy as possible. The “5” head box measures the average width and height of a human head while the “5” heart box is purposefully offset slightly right (target’s left) and sized to the average human heart. Both “5” areas are designed to mimic a kill zone. The “4” zones match the average lung size and pelvic girdle area and are designed to mimic a shot in which death is probable but not guaranteed. The “3” represents the outline of the average human body and represents an area where death is possible but not likely.

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Made and Printed in the USA

**IMPORTANT** Defense Target Stickers are sold separately.

AFOSI Presents Chief of Staff with General Officer M18 MHS

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Air Force Office of Special Investigations HQ at Joint Base Andrews recently hosted AF senior leaders including the CSAF and VCSAF for their training and proficiency on small arms. While there, they presented Gen David L. Goldfein his new M18 Modular Handgun System, manufactured by SIG SAUER. Above, SSgt David Taylor familiarizes Gen Goldfein with the weapon.

According to AFOSI, the serial number for Gen Goldfein’s M18 is GO5021.

Additionally, Special Agent Justin Anderson demonstrated the Heckler & Koch MP5-K to the CSAF.

Here’s the Combat Arms Training & Maintenance Team who assisted Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein during his training and proficiency on small arms.

Photos by OSI SA Robert Davis

Max Talk 33: The Tactical Reload

Monday, August 12th, 2019

This is the thirty third 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.

The Tactical Reload is an important weapon manipulation for combat. This video explains the method, context, tactical considerations, and options when it comes to the Tactical Reload. Solid weapon manipulation skills are important in a tactical context, allowing you to focus on situational awareness, rather than being sucked into trying to keep your rifle running.

Do not confuse tactical cool-guy shooting with real tactical context. Train to win the fight!

This is the fourth 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.

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.

Website: Max Velocity Tactical

YouTube: Max Velocity Tactical

Sneak Peek – Armor Training Plates From MD-Textil

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Germany-based MD-Textil plans to offer a new armor training plate that beats the same old rubber coated steel that seems to flood the market.

Made in the UK, these multi-shape plates are SAPI cut (250 x 300mm) and weigh 3,2 kg per plate / 6,4 kg the pair. They feature 12mm thick neoprene coating and priced per set at 90 €.

Sweet Sweet, Memories You Gave To Me

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

I grew up with this thing, but with the release of TC 3-20.40, Training and Qualification, Individual Weapons, it’s a dinosaur.

Introducing Crucible Consulting LLC

Monday, August 5th, 2019

We are pleased to announce the public introduction of Crucible Consulting LLC.

Crucible Consulting is a full service consulting and training firm focused on providing experience-based solutions.   Founded by Daniel Bales, James Davis and Timothy Braginton; Crucible Consulting is dedicated to developing quality-training solutions that meet the individualized needs of our clientele.  All three founders are full time law enforcement officers at a large metropolitan agency in Northern Nevada.   With over 25 years of combined Law Enforcement experience, our staff has worked, and is actively working, in many aspects of law enforcement.  Crucible Consulting will rely upon the vast and varied experience of its founders to provide clients with unified, dedicated, and proven training solutions.

Crucible Consulting’s experience with both the development and practical application of customized training solutions uniquely positions us to provide our clients with consultation services.  We are able to evaluate and offer solutions for existing training, equipment and policy.

Crucible Consulting is currently engaged in corporate contract work and private lessons.  

Look for more information regarding open enrollment courses offered by Crucible Consulting in the coming months.  In the meantime please visit us at: www.crucibleconsulting.us or reach out us via email:

daniel@crucibleconsulting.us

jim@crucibleconsulting.us

tim@crucibleconsulting.us

Max Talk 32: Highlights from the Texas Class 2019

Monday, August 5th, 2019

This is the thirty-second 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 week’s video is a compilation from the Texas Class 2019. This is an annual class open to all MVT alumni.

More of these instructional videos can be found by subscribing to the Max Velocity Tactical YouTube Channel.

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. Both enlisted and commissioned (via the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst) into the elite Parachute Regiment, Max served in the British Army equivalent of US Special Operations Forces: The Parachute Regiment maintains a battalion (1 PARA) under Director Special Forces as part of the SFSG, with 2 and 3 PARA additionally serving in the UK’s elite Rapid Response Force. Max served on numerous operational tours (known as combat deployments in the US), and also served as a recruit instructor at the PARA Training Depot. Max spent a further five years working operationally as a paramilitary contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan; the latter two years working for the British Government in Helmand Province.

Max has been running Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) since 2013. MVT has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training, specializing in teaching Small Unit Tactics. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team level. MVT operates the Velocity Training Center (VTC) tactical and leadership training facility near to Romney, West Virginia. MVT classes utilize professional combat marksmanship, tactical and leadership training, in order to develop situational awareness, teamwork, leadership, decision making and communication.

Website: Max Velocity Tactical

YouTube: Max Velocity Tactical

Excellence in Tactical Training.