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About Nick Young

Nick has been shooting since 2009.  What started as a hobby has turned into a passion. That passion has not only lead him to constantly progress his own training education, but has lead him to help others become better shooters.  


Nick specializes in pistol and rifle training and offers several variations of classes for each of these modalities that will appeal to beginners and advanced shooters alike.  He takes a practical approach to shooting, starting with a strong foundation of basic fundamentals, then progressing to increasing speed and accuracy, and ultimately incorporating shooting with movement.


In addition to teaching and taking other instructor's classes to further his education, Nick participates in competitive shooting. Since 2014, he has participated in 3-gun, PRS, Steel Challenge, Team DMR, and USPSA. Nick is currently a USPSA Master class carry optics shooter.  Shooting sports have helped mold his style of shooting and have driven him to "push the envelope" of fast accuracy.

Professional Endorsements:

Nick represents the Walther Arms Defense Division team and was also selected to represent Hodge Defense Systems.  He is the only sponsored shooter for Parker Mountain Machine.

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About Maxwell Gates

Max Gates has had a gun in his hand since he could walk.  To be fair, for a few years it was a cap gun.  Growing up in the Midwest, Max was raised as an upland game hunter.  


In 2011 Max was introduced to the joys of modern weapons and never looked back.  Like most folks, Max cut his teeth in the woods practicing techniques he learned from DVDs, but since 2014 has been voraciously consuming any professional training he can get.  In 2021 Max began shooting USPSA and is currently classified as an A class carry optics shooter. 


Max began shooting with Nick in 2015 and has been a partner with Velox as an assistant instructor since 2020.  Max frequently travels with Velox and delivers expert instructional assistance, in addition to maintaining the safety of the line and providing live shooting demonstrations. 

About Scott Blough

Scott Blough enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in February of 2000.  In 2002 he attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection followed by the Qualification Course to become a Special Forces Medial Sergeant.  He was then assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group from 2004-2010 where he went on 5 deployments to Afghanistan conducting a wide variety of missions. 


Following his time in 3rd SFG, he was assigned to the Joint Special Operations Medical Center as the NCOIC of the Special Operations Medical Skills Sustainment Course which serves as the medical refresher course for all SOF medics.  In 2016 he commissioned as a Physician Assistant and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.

Scott joined Velox in 2021 as an assistant instructor.  If you are fortunate enough to be able to take a local Velox class in New Hill, NC, Scott teaches a medical course during the lunch hour on hemorrhage control that provides the student with knowledge of tactical applications of the tourniquet, as well as how to progress through the "Casualty Care" algorithm, with regards to wound control, in an effort to help the student become a more responsibly prepared citizen.

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