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Pat McNamara TAPS Land Navigation
February 10 @ 08:00 - February 11 @ 17:00 MST$400
Pat McNamara (Mac) has 22 years of Special Operations experience, 13 of which were in 1st SFOD-D. 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.
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) and Sentinel.
Basic Land Navigation and Orienteering
A map is a graphic representation of a portion of the earth’s surface drawn to scale, as seen from above. It uses colors, symbols, and labels to represent features found on the ground.
TMACS INC will help you find your way! We will teach you to navigate with a map, compass. Learn how to orient a map, use a compass, and follow waypoints confidently. Class progresses from Introduction to a Map to the more advanced Backcountry Navigation.
Topics covered include;
Determine a Location on the Ground by Terrain Association
Determine a Magnetic Azimuth Using a Magnetic Compass
Determine the Grid Coordinates of a Point on a Topographic Map
Determine your Location on the Ground using a Map
Identify Topographic Symbols on a Topographic Map
Identify Terrain Features on a Map
Individual Movement Techniques
Land Nav: Pace Count
Measure Distance on a Map
Navigate from One Point on the Ground to Another Point While Dismounted
Orient a Map to the Ground by Map-Terrain Association
Orient a Map Using a Lensatic Compass
Understanding Basic Land Navigation