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.

T A P S Tactical Application of Practical Shooting

Author: Patrick Mcnamara
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440109605
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Sentinel

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

The Neuroscience of Religious Experience

Author: Patrick McNamara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139483568
Release Date: 2009-11-06
Genre: Psychology

Technical advances in the life and medical sciences have revolutionised our understanding of the brain, while the emerging disciplines of social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience continue to reveal the connections of the higher cognitive functions and emotional states associated with religious experience to underlying brain states. At the same time, a host of developing theories in psychology and anthropology posit evolutionary explanations for the ubiquity and persistence of religious beliefs and the reports of religious experiences across human cultures, while gesturing toward physical bases for these behaviours. What is missing from this literature is a strong voice speaking to these behavioural and social scientists - as well as to the intellectually curious in the religious studies community - from the perspective of a brain scientist.

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR S MANUAL

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.

Tactical Pistol Shooting

Author: Erik Lawrence
Publisher: Gun Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440227080
Release Date: 2009-10-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Mastering the basics is the only way to shoot faster or more accurately, and this goal can be achieved only with proper instruction and critiques. This consolidated, easy-to-read handbook provides a base knowledge that offers laymen and/or professional operators the references to learn/maintain their skills with their pistol, thus raising their level of safety and competence. Whether you carry a pistol for living or for defense, this book will help you attain the level of training desired.

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

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.

Sports Vision Training for Shooting Performance

Author: Wes Kennedy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 153718881X
Release Date: 2016-08-19
Genre:

If you're the first to see, you're the first to shoot. Nobody knows this better than Wes Kennedy, a former Special Forces Operator who served in the Canadian Special Operations Regiment. As a qualified Sniper, Wes is intimately familiar with the scientifically-proven best practices for improving your vision to optimize shooting performance.Unlike most other vision training manuals out there, this guide applies decades of research specifically to combat athletes. Inside, you'll find information on:* Improving your binocular vision* Correcting eye dominance* Stabilizing your gaze* Expanding your peripheral vision* Speeding up target acquisition* Enhancing vision with nutritional supplements* . . . and much more, all applied to marksmanship.Wes has seen the tangible results this kind of training can bring, both in his clients and in his own experience. If you want to condition your nervous system to improve your vision to its fullest potential, you've come to the right place.

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.

The Tactical Advantage

Author: Gabriel Suarez
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 0873649753
Release Date: 1998-03-01
Genre: Political Science

Read this book and learn the combat-proven techniques big-city cops use to stay alive and effective when the bullets start flying. Maintain the tactical advantage in any situation by knowing how to search buildings for armed intruders, use cover and concealment, maintain proper distance intervals and much more.

The Law of Self Defense

Author: Andrew Branca
Publisher: Law of Self Defense
ISBN: 1943809143
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre:

The world is a dangerous place. That's why you're prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones. Now arm yourself for the legal battle that happens after an attack. The first fight is for your life - the second for your liberty. Andrew F. Branca, the renowned expert in self-defense law, teaches you how to make quick, effective, legally appropriate decisions in life-and-death situations. His easy-to-understand analysis thoroughly covers the laws of all fifty states. Key legal principles are illustrated with interesting, sometimes heart-wrenching, true life examples of people defending themselves, and how their decisions helped, hurt, or even destroyed their case. This thoroughly updated third edition includes an all new chapter on interacting with the police, including what to say (or not say ) to 911, first responders, and detectives. Don't be a victim. Stay safe from both the physical attack and the legal aftermath. This book, with a foreword by legendary use-of-force expert Massad Ayoob, will teach you the powerful legal truth that protects your life, wealth, and freedom.

Tactical Pistol Marksmanship

Author: Gabriel Suarez
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 1581602782
Release Date: 2001-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Best-selling author Gabe Suarez provides a graduate-level course in shooting with lightning speed and dead on target during the intensity of an actual gun battle. In Tactical Pistol Marksmanship, Suarez revisits some of the topics in the classic book The Tactical Pistol and presents even more gun-handling techniques, different twists on basic skills and unique tricks to help fine-tune how you aim and fire a gun under stress. Just some of the topics he covers are the primary requirements for the ideal service pistol according to combat vets; the rule of thumb for choosing a serious combat caliber; the 4 most important fundamentals of combat marksmanship; secrets to shooting in extremely low light situations when even tritium sights are of no use; the solutions to emergency failure-to-stop situations; and practical drills you can perform safely at home.