About Us

Drawing from years of Military, Law Enforcement and Firearms Industry experience Victory First provides superior firearms training and Industry consulting.
Victory First provides real world training to Law Enforcement and responsible firearms owners. We are experienced in consulting with firearms industry partners to develop leading edge gear.
Our military service within the Marine Corps and years of experience in Law Enforcement allow us to contribute quality through experience to the Firearms Industry.
With over 20 years of Firearms Instruction and Law Enforcement duties to include Patrol, Detective, Academy Instructor, SWAT Team roles as entry and Sniper element and Undercover Operations we are more than qualified to provide you with world class instruction/training.

About Matt Jacques, Owner, Victory First



Matt is a retired Police Officer and former Marine Corps veteran. Matt spent most of his military enlistment within HMX-1, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron. He served within the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and continued in Law Enforcement after his enlistment ended.



Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problem Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member.

After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons.

Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement, this time for the Federal Government for the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit.

Matt started Victory First in 2012, and the interest and requests for his services allowed him to leave the Federal Government after 8 years, leaving as the Chief of Operations for the DSS FTU.



Matt has completed and continues to work on the popular “Make Ready” video from Panteao Productions, and has also been featured on the last few seasons of Trigger Time TV. Matt is also a contributing writer for RECOIL web.

With his deep and diverse LE background, He is a sought after resource for Concealed and Everyday carry product development and training within the Law Enforcement and firearms Industry. He continues to expand his course curriculum to Law Enforcement, Military and responsible civilians