T a p s

Author: Patrick McNamara
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440109591
Release Date: 2008-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

Recognize the void in your tactical training Train like you fight Maintain safety at all times Choose targets that force accountability Develop a series of standards 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, U.S. Secret Service agents 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. TAPS: Tactical Application of Practical Shooting: Recognize the void in your tactical training will increase the confidence and efficiency in your shooting by providing training tips and courses of fire to help you significantly improve your marksmanship. Utilize his tips and techniques and reap the benefits as you shoot.


Author: Patrick McNamara
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475960506
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Anything can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Wouldn’t you rather know that you had done everything in your power to have prepared yourself for that moment when something goes wrong? None of us plan to fail, but we may fail to plan. In Sentinel, author Patrick McNamara provides an instructional guide filled with survival techniques for the family. Drawing from his background as a special-operations agent for twenty-two years, McNamara discusses the importance of being the protector of the family and provides a host of techniques, strategies, and procedures to ensure safety. He offers simple steps for being better prepared for power blackouts, home invasions, and attacks on the street and more. From your home to your vehicle and beyond, McNamara discusses how to plan for contingencies. Sentinel provides the information necessary to help you take charge of your own domain and be able to count on yourself to protect your own life and the lives of those close to you.

Stay in the Fight

Author: Kyle E. Lamb
Publisher: Trample & Hurdle Publishers
ISBN: 0615166547
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Combat

"Drawing on Combat experiences from Mogadishu, Somalia to Mosul, Iraq, I want to pass lessons learned to fellow Warriors. Common sense and combat proven, these are the criteria for my techniques. This book is intended to enhance your shooting skills and refine the tactical employment of your Combat Pistol. Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilian alike will find a wealth of information, and numerous tools for their Tactical Toolbox. We also discuss the Training Mentality and Mindset that will help you not only survive your next gunfight, but thrive."--Cover

Crucial Elements of Police Firearms Training

Author: Brian R. Johnson
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 9781932777307
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Political Science

Includes practical photos, examples and diagrams for enhanced for enhanced understanding and comprehension. Includes expert infromation on: - Training Tips -Legalities of Deadly Force - Improving Reaction Time - Effective Use of Cover/Concealment - Stance - Psychological Prep. for Using Deadly Force - Firearms Nomenclature - Deadly Force Decison-Making - Grip -Sight Alignment - Ammo Selection...and more!

Leadership and Training for the Fight

Author: Paul R. Howe
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616083045
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Reference

Tested and effective leadership and teaching advice based on riveting combat stories from a Special Operations veteran.


Author: Robert K. Taubert
ISBN: 0977265943
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Firearms


Author: R.E. Parham
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398082512
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Electronic books

This manual has been written with the Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor in mind. It is an attempt to save the instructor time by furnishing already prepared outlines that cover most of the subject currently taught by and to law enforcement personnel. The purpose of the manual is twofold: First, it can be used by current firearms instructors as a handy reference guide and also as a way of keeping all of the firearms outlines in one simple format. By preparing the manual in this fashion, all of an instructor's outlines are easily accessible should an instructor's class be challenged by the legal system. Secondly, this manual can be used as the text for firearms instructor initial certification classes. Once the new instructor completes the basic certification course, he or she will have a complete set of outlines that can be used for teaching their classes. The first four outlines in this manual (The Role of the Firearms Instructor, Safety Responsibilities, Record Keeping, and Discipline) are generally used during instructor development classes. The rest of the outlines, while also used in instructor development classes, are also appropriate for basic recruit classes as well as classes that are designed for in-service personnel. The Appendix contains material that can be used as class handouts or made into overheads for class presentations. Some of the courses can be used for general firearms qualification, while others are used for training a specific skill, such as linear and lateral movement or multiple attackers. The manual has been written to take the pain out of the "office work" part of being a firearms instructor and to give the instructor more time to teach.

An Illustrated Guide to Tactical Diagramming

Author: Charles Sid Heal
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590560965
Release Date: 2005-11-01

This book provides a quick and simple method of confidently determining floor plans by using outside architectural features. It assumes no knowledge of construction or tactics and is designed to be useful whether it is read cover to cover or occasionally referred to as a reference. It provides tried and true principles that any tactician can use to determine avenues of approach, observation and fields of fire, obstacles, cover or concealment, and where a suspect might be most vulnerable.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism History Psychology and Neurobiology 2 volumes

Author: Patrick McNamara Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313384332
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Psychology

This two-volume text reviews spirit possession throughout history, analyzes case studies from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, and examines rites for exorcism. • Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials that gathers historical, anthropological, and archaeological sources, as well as comparative religionist and neurologic literature • Contains indexes that reference key religious events, rituals, and personalities, and cross-reference key characteristics of case studies

Hit Or Myth

Author: Louis Awerbuck
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 1581606052
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Crime prevention

When Hit or Myth was first published in 1990, it was hailed as a breakthrough in practical firearms training for real-world encounters. In this revised and updated edition, noted firearms instructor Louis Awerbuck takes aim again at the problem of training on flat, stationary targets on the range and then facing three-dimensional moving targets in the streets. Learn from him the very latest techniques, equipment, drills and concepts for using erratically moving targets to mirror unpredictable street conditions, defining vital zones on various types of targets, shooting more accurately on the move and one-handed, analyzing hostage situations to increase the odds of keeping both the hostage and any bystanders unharmed, equipping and training for low-light encounters and employing angles and movement to your advantage. Practicing on unrepresentative terrain and targets gives a false impression of how difficult street shooting really is. Inject some realism into your firearms training so that you can deliver hits on the street . . . when they really count.

Surgical Speed Shooting

Author: Andy Stanford
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 1581601433
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Learn the secrets of shooting a handgun quickly and accurately under the extreme stress of a gunfight. These cutting-edge techniques for managing recoil in rapid fire, high-speed trigger control and more are used by today's hostage rescue teams and competitive grandmasters.

Guns Bullets And Gunfights

Author: Jim Cirillo
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 0873648773
Release Date: 1996-03-01
Genre: Reference

Learn what it takes to survive a real gunfight from someone who's been in many - Jim Cirillo, top gun in the New York City Police Department stakeout unit. Read about the stress and intensity of an actual shoot-out and how to maximize your training, ammo and weapons to prevail.

Tactical Firearms Training Secrets

Author: David Morris
ISBN: 1470082829
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Firearms

In this book, "Top Shot" Season 3 Winner, Dustin Ellermann, will demonstrate training methods that have the power to have a bigger impact on your tactical shooting level than any book you have ever read. Why? Because they will help you get around the biggest obstacles to locking in and maintaining tactical firearms skills...time and money. These tactics, techniques, and procedures are the very same ones that elite special operations units from around the globe, many with unlimited ammo budgets, use to train beginning and advanced tactics as well as maintain their edge. Who else uses these tactics? Olympic athletes of all disciplines and competitive shooters, including the champion of Top Shot Season 3, Dustin Ellermann, who you see on the cover and who graciously agreed to demonstrate the skills throughout. Every tactic, technique, and procedure has been designed so that you can learn and refine your tactical firearms skills in the comfort of your own home without wasting precious money on ammo and range time, or wasting time driving to and from the range and cleaning your firearms. Perhaps most importantly, this book will show you how to practice advanced tactical and self-defense skills with a firearm, even if you live (or anticipate living) somewhere that is hostile towards gun owners. Finally, if you've got any new shooters who you want to introduce to shooting, you'll learn how to give them an advanced comfort at arms before they ever fire their first shot. You'll be able to imprint solid fundamentals and muscle memory BEFORE they have a chance to develop any undesirable habits.

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498759564
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Computers

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

American Badass

Author: Dale Comstock
Publisher: Zulu 7 Media, LLC
ISBN: 0989483517
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Soldiers

American Badass is the true story of a modern day Spartan. Dale Comstock is a Delta Force Operator - a member of America's secret army; the most enigmatic and combat tested elite counter-terrorism unit in the world. In his action packed story we journey with him from boyhood to manhood into a world of extreme violence where he learns the values of hard work, sacrifice, and love of family. As he succeeds and fails as a Delta Force Operator, Green Beret, husband and father, he elevates the meaning of being an American to being an American Badass.