In a deal that was just inked today, Mean Gene Leather will start using the Aegis belt buckle for leather belt applications, developed by Ares Gear. We owe this great linkup to Matt Jacques of Victory First (hence the logo on the buckle).
A lot is going on with Matt Jaques, what with his new series, Make Ready TV and other projects for Panteo Productions as well as his full time training gig, Victory First. He’s been working for some time with Vertx, but now it looks like they’ve formalized the arrangement. Congrats Matt, it looks like that hard work is paying off.
Cincinnati, OH – 04 DEC 13 – Vertx Apparel is proud to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with Matt Jacques and the cadre of Victory First Consulting. Victory First’s Founder and Instructor Matt Jacques will be assisting Vertx with the development of both covert and overt operational equipment. He will also be involved in the ongoing evolution of “low profile” apparel designed for unremarked wear in the urban sprawl or non-permissive environment.
“Matt brings a unique set of skills and specific mindset to the design table,” says Vertx Business Development Manager Darrell Morrow. “His particular background and experience will help us completely change the way you go to the range and do the job–armed and unnoticed.”
Jacques is an SME with over twenty years of military, law enforcement, tactical and undercover experience. He has spent over the last two decades working in or providing training to specialized units and personnel of certain assignments that operated by necessity in low profile here and abroad. These have involved counter-narcotics, investigations, high risk fugitive apprehension, and dignitary protection/PSD and force protection. He has also overseen the development of several weapons systems and their training programs. He has previously worked with both Vertx and Industrial Alchemy on specific programs and is looking forward to working with Vertx on a developmental level.
“I am very excited about the working with Vertx,” says Jacques. “They’re a company that is making great strides forward in practical application discreet apparel and gear–you’re going to see their catalog grow with some phenomenal clothing and kit. I’m humbled by the invitation they extended to Victory First and honored to be a part of this development. I’m looking forward to growing with them.
Jacques is the host of the new Panteao Productions Make Ready TV, is an instructor on several of the Panteao Productions’ “MAKE READY” series of training DVDs, has been involved in the last 3 seasons of Trigger Time TV, is a contributing writer on RECOILWEB.COM and provides SME consulting to other publications. He and his staff continue to work with firearms and equipment manufacturers here in the US while providing specialized instruction to responsible civilians, law enforcement personnel and members of the military.
First out of the gate, Panteao Productions has a TV show coming down the pike called Make Ready TV.
Panteao Productions is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Make Ready TV, a new television show that will be airing on the Pursuit Channel and Wild TV. The thirty minute show is based on the Make Ready with the Experts training series from Panteao Productions.
Hosted by Matt Jacques and Ceilidh Jeans, Make Ready TV will be presenting viewers each week with different instructors and different topics based on Panteao’s hundreds of hours of training content from over two dozen instructors.
Matt Jacques, founder of Victory First, is one of Panteao’s more recent additions to the instructor line-up.
“I am excited about the opportunity to expand my opportunities with Panteao Productions. I am humbled to be associated with the Instructors within the cadre of Panteao, and now honored to be asked to help highlight them on Make Ready TV,” said Matt Jacques.
Ceilidh Jeans is the daughter of Bill Jeans, another of Panteao’s instructors.
“What a great opportunity for viewers who might not have otherwise had a chance to take a class and learn from some of these top instructors. I’m excited to join this great team that will facilitate this helpful information to a whole new audience!” said Ceilidh Jeans.
“Growing up in a household with her mother and I, Ceilidh was exposed to the importance of training and the rights of self-defense and firearms ownership for most of her life. We are delighted to have her come aboard as part of the Panteao Team and hope for a long and successful run for Make Ready TV,” said Bill Jeans.
“The show’s primary focus is on the one-on-one training between our instructors and the viewers. If a viewer likes what he or she sees on the television show, we have hours of additional content from the instructors available right on our website or via mobile device. No other show on television has that depth of training content available,” said Fernando Coelho, president and CEO of Panteao Productions.
Fernando continued with, “There are other great firearms related shows out there that cover new products from manufacturers and other content. That’s not what we’re offering. Our plan is to stay in our lane and focus on what we do best: present the top instructors to viewers that want the training.”
As with the instructional videos from Panteao, Make Ready TV is being filmed in HD format using multiple cameras and a crew with an extensive background in motions pictures, television, action sports, and law enforcement.
The show will start airing in January 2014.
Next up, Panteao is presenting an in-depth look at the FN SCAR with Matt Jacques of Victory First who was involved with the development of the weapon.
And finally, you can now watch all of PP’s content on your iOS or Android device by downloading their app.
VertX has announced their upcoming line of wearables and organizational kit that we first hinted about at the 2013 SHOT Show. Made in collaboration with Industrial Alchemy, a leading outdoor and tactical designer, the line includes various bags and packs designed for low-profile operations and concurrent with their release a new line of rolling duffel bags. The line has been rigorously tested and tweaked since the reveal earlier this year, more recently by SME Matt Jacques of Victory First Consulting.
“Industrial Alchemy and Vertx have put some real thought and work into these bags,” Jacques advises. “There is some unexpected innovation here. New concealment elements, stowage, the incorporation of different modularity… The design of the…we can call them mounting solutions will make waves in the modular pool, It is well done. This is going to change the way people organize their gear and work on the range. There are some very different options.”
Along with the announcement came two photos exclusive to SSD, featured in this article. The brand-new line will make its debut at SHOT Show 2014.
Within a year after founding Victory First, trainer Matt Jacques has made it is full time job. If that wasn’t impressive enough, this former Marine and Retired LEO presents his methodology in this Panteao Press “Make Ready” title.
In this video, Matt reviews multiple targets, turning and shooting, shooting on the move, shooting from cover, strong hand presentation, disabled techniques, ground gun fighting, situational awareness, and much more.