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About the Author

Website: maxvelocitytactical.com Blog: maxvelocitytactical.blogspot.com The author is a lifelong soldier with extensive military experience. He has served in both the British and US Armies. He served with British Special Operations Forces; The Parachute Regiment, which is Britain’s elite quick reaction force and which also provides support to the UK Tier 1 Special Forces, the Special Air Service. The author served on six operational deployments, including to Afghanistan immediately post-9/11, and also a tour training and selecting recruits for the Regiment. In explaining what the Parachute Regiment is, it is easiest to compare it in role to the 75th Ranger Regiment, although it is of course its own unique and elite force with a stringent and notoriously arduous selection and training process. The author passed both Parachute Regiment selection and also UK Special Forces Aptitude Selection during his career. During this time, he also trained and operated with US Forces. He retired from the British Army in 2003. Following retirement, the author spent five years serving as a security contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This included working on contract for the US Government in Iraq, a year of which was based out of Fallujah, the rest variously based out of Baghdad and country-wide, and also two years working for the British Government in Helmand Province and Kabul, Afghanistan. These roles were operational security roles that included exposure to multiple different training methods and operational schools of thought, as well as both high profile and low profile mobile operations across Iraq and Afghanistan. This included exposure to, and operations with and for, US and Coalition forces. The author then joined the U.S. Army and trained as a Combat Medic and Civil Affairs Specialist, he is a U.S. Citizen and lives in the United States.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478280514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478280514
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.6 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Website: http://maxvelocitytactical.com

Max is a tactical self-defense trainer and author, a lifelong soldier with extensive military experience. He has served in both the British and US Armies. He served with British Special Operations Forces, with the Parachute Regiment which is Britain's elite quick reaction force and which also augments the UK Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). He served on multiple operational deployments, including to Afghanistan immediately post-9/11, and also a tour training and selecting recruits for the Regiment.

He then spent five years serving as a security contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, a year was based out of Fallujah, the rest variously based out of Baghdad and country-wide. Two years in Afghanistan were based in Helmand Province. These were operational security roles that included exposure to multiple different training methods and operational schools of thought, as well as both high profile and low profile mobile operations across Iraq and Afghanistan. He then joined the U.S. Army Reserves and has trained as both Combat Medic and Civil Affairs specialist.

Max can be contacted at maxvelocitytactical@gmail.com

Website: http://maxvelocitytactical.com/

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By culdee on February 14, 2013
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A few months back I bought "Contact" by Max velocity and it indeed a Gem. So I decided to buy "Rapid Fire" thinking it would be a more advanced book, and extention of "Contact." Lo and behold it is "Contact" with minimal additional content and about 90% exactly duplicate content. So I cannot say it is a bad book, because it isn't. But I think this needs to be pointed out so that others do not make the same mistake I did. I am going to give the new book to my son-in-law so it will not be a waste of money but it was a disappointment for sure.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Raderman1 on November 25, 2012
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Though it may be very basic in parts and designed for civilians, the author does a great job of translating military jargon for civvies right from the start-- so much so, that the rest of the book is an easy 'outside looking in' read. Even a vet will enjoy the whole Contractor/Military stories the author includes.

Most of the "Been there, Done that!" crew don't like to talk about it but the author yields, with more than sufficient detail, exactly what someone buying this book would want and need to know and does so without being boring or dry. Highly recommended as it is an easy read and never speaks down to anyone who hasn't had combat experience.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By X-Wonderbug on May 26, 2013
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While the book is an excellent instructional manual on small unit tactics, it is simply a rehash of the material contained in Contact!, his other book published the same year. Better off just buying Contact!.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R.J. Godlewski on October 26, 2012
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Occasionally, a "self-published" style book turns out to be a gem. This definitely qualifies in that regard and remains superior to many more academic (read that, unrealistic) texts. Whether read as a complete tactical guide or simply scanned through as a survival reference, this is a must for any professional's library.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jiaomen on October 23, 2012
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I am an old "11 bush-beater" and this book helped me to remember a lot of things I had forgotten. The author also explains everything in easy to follow steps. This book should be an essential part in everyone's preparation for hard times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John W.Hoover Jr. on April 11, 2013
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It took this guy several years to combile this infomation, this book is just about a tell all book. Read twice
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brooks Conner on October 26, 2012
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Max shares with his students what other "so-called" instructors wish they could.
Max explains the decision making process so you can determine a strategy to
neutralize the threat, effectively.
Max also walks you through the art of field craft, which is fundamental to
the success of ALL missions.
Defensive and Offensive tactics, both mounted and unmounted, are dealt in the
importance which they represent ...survival!
Max conveys all this, and much more, in an easy to follow, "Mentor", demeanor.
The valuable "Intell" which Max shares, is honed by years of proven
"Battlefield" experience....and Max brings it to you at "Terminal Velocity"!
Train to Win, Fight as you Train, and You Will Come Back!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Librarian on September 7, 2012
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This second book by Max Velocity is just as great as his first book called CONTACT Contact!: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival If you are looking for a comprehensive book with information on how to protect yourself and your family in a variety of situations these books by Max Velocity are MUST READS.
This second Survival Manual by Velocity offers the reader even more advanced tactics to protect themselves in high threat situations. It is a great book if you want to learn exactly how to approach a variety of dangerous situations with a level head and a solid plan. Make sure to look at the Table of Contents to see how many different topics this book covers. Learning how to successfully defend yourself at home and when you are in public can be the difference between life and death and these books by Max Velocity are very valuable. Max Velocity once again uses his strong knowledge of self defense in all situations to teach the reader the skills and training needed to survive any attack. The very simple to understand chapters coupled with personal stories of his experiences and the many figures and diagrams makes this book very informative but fun to read at the same time. Max Velocity is one of those authors who is intelligent, knowledgeable, interesting and also writes with style and clarity. I expect big things for him because his first two books are amazing.
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