Max Talk Monday – The Tactical Reload & The Scan

In this second edition of Max Talk Monday, we review “029: The Tactical Reload & The Scan”

This is the 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.

In ‘Max Talk 029: The Tactical Reload & The Scan’ Max instructs best practices for the tactical reload and scanning, including tactical context, nuance and reality. This includes live fire demo of the various techniques.

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


10 Responses to “Max Talk Monday – The Tactical Reload & The Scan”

  1. cy says:

    Any thoughts on the knee being exposed from cover?

    • lcpl1066 says:

      More is exposed, but it makes it easier to move from a covered position to an advantageous shooting position.

  2. jose gordon says:

    No thoughts on the knee being exposed…but whole lot of thoughts on his laser pointer placement…I don’t want to sound like a dick. I just feel that is very poor placement of the laser pointer

    • Joe says:

      Care to elaborate since “feel” is a bit vague?

    • HK says:

      Nothing wrong with that laser placement. It looks like a Steiner OTAL-C which is IR-laser-only, meaning no illuminator. The laser beam is offset high and right and easily clears the support hand. Meanwhile it frees up precious rail space near the muzzle, lets you use a longer iron sight radius, greatly improves the balance of the rifle versus a front-heavy position, and reduces chance of damage from barricades and smashing windows. I have one in the same spot for that reason.

  3. JK says:

    The reason he is using his left leg as the kneeling leg instead of the right leg is that it provides a much much more stable firing platform and gives the ability to move more effectively in and out of cover. Yes, it puts a little bit more of you out of cover but the sacrifice is worth it.

    • HK says:

      Agreed, plus I was taught that if you get hit, you’re less likely to roll out from cover if your knee is there to brace you.

  4. Juan says:

    Dude needs to get that position out of his brain housing group and check out the ‘gliding rail’ by the master nd Haley.


    Serious tho, max talks and mvt are gtg. Not too many can offer what he does with his facility. Him and tactical rifleman are putting out great content.

    How about some max demonstrations with buddy pairs and 4 man expounding sut?

  5. Joe says:

    Back to the purpose of the actual video.

    How refreshing it is to see someone scanning that actually appears to be really looking around, vice that insane robot wannabe pretend crap that is so prevalent!

    And the minor variations in how he engaged targets, like he’s actually demonstrating the purpose of the drill instead of some route gamesmanship of some rigid script that places the “drills mechanics” in front of the “why” we’re training.

    To see this in public is a much needed change.

  6. WesMc says:

    Hey, Juan, regarding your comment – “Dude needs to get that position out of his brain…”, it may be that MVT has something to offer you in the way of sound, practical gun fighting skills/knowledge? Seek and ye shall find…:)