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We at RECOIL are privileged to count Pat McNamara (Mac) as one of our esteemed contributors. He has written a series of articles in the magazine on physical fitness and training, and his Combat Strength Training program. After all, what good are your weapons and tactics if you get winded while walking to your car?

As a trainer, Mac is highly sought-after for his infectious enthusiasm, boundless energy, and top-notch leadership and teaching skills. He is known for shooting drills that combine significant physical exertion with marksmanship and weapons manipulation. His drills will test you physically and mentally. Here are a collection of some of his videos, for your viewing and training pleasure:

Turn and Burn

Holster and Hoist


Set It Off — Pistol

Set It Off — Rifle

Modified El Presidente

Mac has 22 years of special operations experience, 13 of which were in the U.S. Army’s 1st SFOD-D (Delta). He has extensive experience in hostile fire/combat zones in the Middle East and eastern Europe. He trains individuals at basic and advanced levels of marksmanship and combat tactics. Based on his wide ranging experience, Mac emphasizes a continuous thought process and accountability, utilizing a training methodology that is safe, effective, and combat relevant. 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) and Sentinel.

For more videos, check out Mac’s YouTube channel. His company is TMACS Inc, and you can seek out his training courses via Alias Training.

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