Pat McNamara’s Trifection

Though Mac doesn’t write for us, Hilton and I are big fans of his training philosophy of using timed performance metrics as well as competition to sharpen mechanical skills and stress management. If you haven’t had a chance to train with him, go check out the TMACS website and find a class. If he doesn’t offer one in your area, don’t be shy about traveling.

Mac’s latest drill involves moving to expose an occluded target, and of course, a timer to measure your performance. Rather than try and explain it, I’ll just say: check out the video here:


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About Tim Lau

Tim Lau has over a decade of experience as an end user, armorer and instructor. He has worked for several well known firearms training organizations, and holds multiple firearms instructor certifications. He owns and operates 10-8 Consulting, LLC, which provides industry consulting services as well as marksmanship and specialized firearms training to qualified civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.

5 thoughts on “Pat McNamara’s Trifection

  1. He’s … lively! He could also moonlight as a WWE “pro” wrestler. His training regimen must be quite strenuous, no joke.

    • I have got to train with this guy. I like his attitude. Looks like I’ll be taking a mini vacation.
      Thanks for the info.

  2. Oh my god!
    I checked out web site and some YouTube videos. This guy is CRAZY!
    I mean this in a GOOD WAY!
    I’m going to have to first get in better shape before I go to one of his schools.
    I really like his philosophy . It’s real word. That’s all I can say.
    You guys got to check out his you tube.
    I can’t wait.
    Again, guys thanks for all the great info you guys share on this blog.

  3. Great job Pat!!! And same goes out to you guys for not being afraid to post other trainer’s out there in the combative field of training.More people have to take a stand to who is doing it right and who are doing wrong.
    Stay low, reload, go home
    Western Training Division. So cal

  4. I read his book, TAPS, and have become a fan of his no-nonsense approach to training. His drills are simple yet well thought out to emphasize essential skills. I am a fan, and also think I need to improve my stamina to attend and complete one of his classes.

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