January 3, 2019 at 1:25 pm #65157ctpelokParticipant
I have found MVT by purchasing your book “Contact”.
Only social media I am on is IG, and follow MVT on it.
I like seeing your updates about the facility, classes in progress, funny stuff, etc. on the MVT IG. Overall, it does helps and reminds me of the MVT.
Dimitri P.January 3, 2019 at 2:08 pm #65163DarkriversParticipant
I found MVT while google searching carbine courses in Texas. Ive never liked the social media thing, but IG is a great place to find training opportunities and meet people who have similar interests.
If you're gonna fight, fight like you're the 3rd monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark... And Brother, it's starting to rain! James from TexasJanuary 3, 2019 at 2:38 pm #65164HessianParticipant
I think YT pulled me over to your videos Max Talk 007 The MVT Lite Fight concept.January 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm #65165BrigandActualParticipant
I think YT pulled me over to your videos Max Talk 007 The MVT Lite Fight concept.
I think it was searching for load carriage stuff that led me to MVT’s blog.
I know you hate gear discussions, Max, but it does draw eyeballs. You’re one of the only ones actually talking about how to carry gear from a position of authority. The fact that you approached it from a philosophical perspective rather than, “go buy this” angle was what sold it.
That’s why I mentioned your old articles. I could see those doing a lot of good for drawing traffic, especially when paired with a corresponding video.
"Man is still the first weapon of war" - Field Marshal Montgomery
Matt B - VAJanuary 5, 2019 at 8:07 pm #65216DuaneHParticipant
Western Rifle Shooters. I read it at least once or twice a week.
In 2013 I went to Mountain Guerilla’s West Virginia class. (Got tired of the Tacti-Cool schools)
I sucked. Despite scoring 230 on the APFT for 40 year olds, I was ready to throw in the towel by noon on the second/3rd day.
My response: More PT and more training. MVT was the only school offering professional, relevant training.
OCT2009 FT Stewart
OCT2010 RBC Known Distance Rifleman
OCT2014&2015 Long Distance Rifleman
JUN2015 1000 Yds
I.C.E/JAN2011 Combat Focus Shooting
JUN2009 Fighting Pistol
JUL2009 Fighting Rifle
AUG2010 Immediate Action Medical
NOV2012 Way of the Rifle
Mountain Guerrilla/JUN2013-Irregular Warfare
TEAM COYOTE!January 9, 2019 at 10:50 am #65255HealthhokieParticipant
Searched for training within reasonable driving distance and MVT came up. I had already read Max’s fiction books (and liked them the a lot, Max must have a great editor ;-), Just kidding) but didn’t know about the training site. Did some research and attended by myself. Agree with comments about FB and IG from other users. The one post about MVT’s Internet search profile was spot on and increasing the search priority for MVT could be helpful along with micro targeting of ads toward individuals most likely to attend MVT (different discussion). In my business we are all about LinkedIN but a different market.
Left BobJanuary 14, 2019 at 10:41 am #65341MayorphillParticipant
I heard about Max a post from another reader on the Western Rifle Shooters Association blog. This was before MVT had a website up and running yet. I participated in the forums during the free days as MayorQuixote (yeah, I was the guy eating the free chicken). However, about the time the forums went paid some personal issues popped up in my life so I stopped participating. I’ve caught a second wind on preparedness and I want to re-engage.
Oh, I’m also the guy who gets butt-hurt when Max talks about Crossfit.January 19, 2019 at 11:06 pm #65459incipientParticipant
I found MVT through ARFCOM. I know there is a lot of bullshit to weed through on there, but I really think there is value in advertising MVT there. I think I saw MVT mentioned in the training forum, but posting in any of the technical forums with a signature that says something about training with MVT would pay dividends. It is a 50,000+ (if I recall correctly) member forum, with a higher percentage of people that are likely to become MVT customers vs. Joe Schmucatelly on social media.
In an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop...January 20, 2019 at 8:20 am #65462RobRoyParticipant
ARFCOM that was brutal, I only wish I had the foolproof answer to the troll job that one clown gave Max and all those who took the troll’s bait, but I don’t.
Max was way ahead of the curve on CQB so much so that he got a bit hung out to dry.
Of course now I’ll bet his methods are taught by all the cool guys as if they invented it and now will reveal the tactical secrets of the high speed gods to select civilians.January 20, 2019 at 8:45 am #65463Joe (G.W.N.S.)Moderator
…foolproof answer to the troll job that one clown gave Max…
We exposed him for the liar he was, though it may have been over the heads of the typical reader there.
Mr operator wannabe and his years of SOF experience in combat, what was it again? 2 1/2 – 3 years as a Ranger!
“coloccw” was our favorite trolls alias, don’t know if he still spins his lies there or not.
Know he freaked out for awhile after we identified him, though he tried to doubled down after a few day wait.
More than likely just changed alias there.January 21, 2019 at 4:04 pm #65489PinkyParticipant
Reading Contact! back in ~2012 and attended I think some of the earliest classes with the older acronyms. FWIW, I don’t do FB, IG, etc, etc for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, social media has become the norm, so I think any modern business has to have a presence. However, I would also add that IMHO, most likely the people you are looking to attract are not the typical people that are glued to social media. Just my two cents.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
-- Thomas JeffersonJanuary 29, 2019 at 11:43 am #65553BillyParticipant
I found MVT after reading your books and then recognizing the name when i saw a post on western rifle shooters, it was then that i typed in a search and pulled up the available classes. Since there’s no good “directory” of shooting schools, I have found most other schools I go to through instructor articles that have appeared on soldier system daily, recoil, and by visiting booths at LE conferencesJanuary 29, 2019 at 8:58 pm #65556arealcorkerParticipant
I found MVT through survival blog! I had been researching for a tactics class that You teach but to no avail… Yours was what I was looking for. I purchased surviving contact and started planning and saving to take your class. Ditch IG and FB. I like your YouTube channel. It helps me remember some pointers I forgot and also some new ones. Thanks.January 31, 2019 at 3:08 pm #65609TCParticipant
Came across Contact! on Amazon and read it, then picked up Patriot Dawn and Patriot Rising. Prior to that, would periodically come across an MVT blog article relevant to something I was looking up in a search engine pertaining to gear and tactics. So, books and blog mainly.
IG and FB, their utility could be relegated to merely broadcasting the same updates you send out through the email newsletter.
SE Florida ☆ CQBC 2017 ☆ CTT/DA 2017 ☆ CLC 2018March 19, 2019 at 1:07 pm #66492Sitting DuckParticipant
I found MVT by an online (used/new) bookstore suggestion of “Contact”. Tactical manual is ordered even though I haven’t finished “Contact”.
More interesting and informative might be the journey that lead me there and thus here. The MVT boat is in my pond and fishing. I’ve nibbled on the bait but not landed in the livewell.
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