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Pat McNamara T.A.P.S. - Oct 11-13, 2011 - IA

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    Pat McNamara (T.A.P.S.) Tactical Application of Practical Shooting Class - Oct 11-13, 2011 - Ottumwa, IA





    Patrick McNamara spent twenty-two years in the United States Army in a myriad of special operations units. When he worked in the premier special missions unit, he became an impeccable marksman, shooting with accurate, lethal results and tactical effectiveness. McNamara has trained tactical applications of shooting to people of all levels of marksmanship, from varsity level soldiers, and police officers who work the streets to civilians with little to no time behind the trigger.

    His military experience quickly taught him that there is more to tactical marksmanship than merely squeezing the trigger. Utilizing his years of experience, McNamara developed a training methodology that is safe, effective and combat relevant and encourages a continuous thought process. This methodology teaches how to maintain safety at all times and choose targets that force accountability, as well as provides courses covering several categories, including individual, collective, on line and standards.

    While serving as his Unit's Marksmanship NCO, he developed his own marksmanship club with NRA, CMP, and USPSA affiliations. Mac ran monthly IPSC matches and ran semi annual military marksmanship championships to encourage marksmanship fundamentals and competitiveness throughout the Army.

    He retired from the Army's premier hostage rescue unit as a Sergeant Major and is the author of T.A.P.S. (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting).


    Grey Group Training:

    Pat McNamara T.A.P.S. Tactical Application of Practical Shooting Class - Oct 11-13, 2011 - Ottumwa, IA

    ***Due to Range Restrictions This Class Is Only Open To Mil, LE, And Security Professionals w/CAC card.***

    3-Day Tactical Application of Practical Shooting (TAPS)

    Course Overview:
    TAPS delivers a comprehensive, systematic, progressive shooting program focused on fundamental mastery and built for Law Enforcement officers, military operators, and qualified civilians.The approach to instruction is through coaching and mentor-ship and both demonstrates and transfers a training method that is safe, effective, combat relevant, and encourages a continuous thought process that demands accountability.

    Training is conducted on the range and focuses on advanced refinement of the basic fundamentals of marksmanship as applied to the primary and secondary weapons systems. Utilizing a building block learning model, TAPS combines the pressures and dynamics of competitive shooting and tactical application. While course of instruction is on the firing range, the TAPS training approach also translates into training venues outside the range.

    Course Outline:
    • Lecture on proper weapons handling and safety
    • Refresh the fundamentals and grouping exercises
    • Conduct a diagnostic course of fire
    • Conduct a discussion on the importance of performing a focal shift during training and avoiding mundane drills that do not encourage a thought process
    • Other topics covered and practiced are; grouping exercises with both primary and secondary weapon systems, target discrimination, use of barricades, movement, close quarter battle techniques, immediate action drills, ballistics 101, transitions, magazine changes
    • Escalation of training and intensity will vary depending on number of students and their skill level though the core of the course will always remain the same
    • This course is marksmanship intensive.

    Course Objectives:
    - Know how to adapt an expeditionary mindset so that they are better prepared to handle conflict on short notice
    - Understand how to effectively maximize available use of shooting time and space.
    - Operate as a safer, more confident, more lethal operator who can decisively and precisely act under pressure.
    - Acquire an alternative training approach which translates to other training venues outside of the firing range and be able to transfer this approach to other operators using the equipment available to them.

    Instructor: Patrick McNamara (AKA - "Mac")

    Class dates: Oct 11-13, 2011

    Cost: $400

    Location: Ottumwa, IA

    Range facilities:
    Ottumwa Police Department’s Range
    Ottumwa, IA 52501

    Class size: Maximum twenty students

    Weapon & Gear Class Requirements:
    - Carbine/Rifle of minimum 5.45 / 5.56 caliber
    - Sling
    - Minimum of 3 carbine/rifle magazines
    - Serviceable duty grade handgun of at least 9mm Para caliber
    - Minimum of 3 pistol magazines
    - Serviceable holster
    - Minimum 2 pistol magazine pouches
    - Eye and ear protection
    - Suitable range wear depending on the season
    - Weapon cleaning & lubrication supplies
    - Good attitude

    * Mil/LE/Security Professionals are encouraged to wear duty gear.

    Ammo Requirements:
    - 600 rounds of handgun
    - 500 rounds of carbine

    If you are interested in attending this class please use this link to the Grey Group Training sign-up page:

    If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me;

    *** We will have plenty of open enrollment TA.P.S. classes scheduled for 2011 all over the country. This one is Mil/LE only because of the host ranges restrictions. If you would like to host a class please let me know ***
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010