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Gunfighter Moment – Pat McNamara

July 26th, 2014

Social media has informed me that lots of people do not like LEOs. I have been bombarded by film clips of cops tuning up some POS. Sometimes the clips have subtitles or are put to music or include a narrative. A recent one was narrated by that pinko douche nugget Bill Maher. In his lefty diatribe, he pissed and moaned about how abusive LEOs are and referred to them as Jack Booted Thugs, because they wear assault kit. His rant included video clips of ass whoopings. As I watch these clips, one thing comes to my mind… 95% of the time, that is: “That shit licker deserved it.”

If I ever put my cops in a position where they have to question whether or not I am hostile, or compliant, because there is a clear distinction, I deserve to get throttled. If I am resisting arrest, and if I am not beaten to within an inch of my life by my LEOs, I will think of them as pussies.

Patrick McNamara
SGM, US Army (Ret)

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, 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). He also served as the Principle of TMACS Inc.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn they offer some words of wisdom.

Leupold Introduces The Throw Lever for Mark 6 Riflescopes

July 26th, 2014


Leupold is now offering their own throw lever for Mark 6 riflescopes. The Mark 6 Throw Lever clamps over the magnification adjustment ring on the Leupold Mark 6 family of riflescopes, providing a point of traction, allowing for magnification adjustments even with gloves on.


Wilcox’s Mounting System For The FLIR Recon M24 For Truly Hands Free Use

July 25th, 2014

Newington, NH - Designed specifically for the FLIR Recon M24 Thermal to provide hands free capability, the Wilcox FLIR Quick Detach Helmet Mount Adaptor enhances the capabilities of this very compact thermal. The ability to use the FLIR M24 Recon hands free is ideal for surveillance situations and adds to its versatility.


The Wilcox Quick Detach Mount Adaptor utilizes either a horn or dovetail interface, that is easily swapped without the needs of tools. The dovetail is attached utilizing the ¼-20 threaded screw insert on the thermal body and is able to remain attached without impeding the use of the M24 during handheld operation. The thermal can be detached effortlessly from the adaptor with the simple press of the lever or quickly re-attached when needed. When used with a Wilcox Helmet Mount and Shroud solution, the system creates a solid mounting platform with minimal movement. Several adjustment points are integrated into the mount to allow for precise eye alignment. Wilcox’s NVG helmet mount allows the system to be flipped up out of the way providing a very low profile. The system can be configured for use with either eye.


The Quick Detach Helmet Mount Adaptor has been engineered to Wilcox’s strict standards and features a lifetime warranty. The adaptor is manufactured from aerospace grade metals and a very strong polymer and is hard anodized for durability. The system weighs a minimal 2.5 ounces.

For pricing and ordering information contact Wilcox Industries at or 603-431-1331.

Black Powder \\ Red Earth – Revised Volume 1 Edition Now Available

July 25th, 2014

A revised edition of Black Powder \\ Red Earth Volume 1 is now available. Changes include re-inked art, revised dialogue, and an appendix of terms for those who found the jargon hard to follow. You can get it on Amazon here.

Reaper 01 Is Giving Up His Beard For Special Operations Wounded Warrior

July 25th, 2014

The Beard Will Go!

Tomorrow, July 26th, at the Bear Track Tavern in Westfield, PA, Ron Bellan AKA Reaper 01 is giving up his beard for charity, specifically Special Operations Wounded Warrior. They are hoping to raise at least $10,000 dollars at the all-day event, which will also host a Reaper Outdoors vendor table. If you’re in the area, give ‘em a visit to support a great cause, and to see Reaper 01 shaved clean.

Blue Force Gear – Micro RACK

July 25th, 2014


The BFG Micro RACK is designed as a flexible, MOLLE compatible chest rig stripped of every unnecessary gram of weight and potential failure point, creating what BFG claims is the world’s lightest MOLLE compatible chest rig. Constructed of ULTRAcomp, a proprietary material that meets or exceeds 1000D Cordura and is flame resistant and stays dry, the Micro RACK utilizes the MOLLE Minus system of laser cut slots and voids in leu of a traditional webbing system.


Trimmed down to 6 columns to allow for maximum mobility, concealment, and minimalist setup, the Micro RACK is ideal for Low Vis, SAR, or a trimmed down range rig. It comes in two sizes: Small and Large, the difference largely being the waist strap and H-harness. The Large features front male side-release buckles place at 7.5″ on center allowing compatibility with certain Velocity Systems, Mayflower, and Crye Precision armor carriers. The H-harness is 1″ Cordura webbing sewn and arranged into an H-harness style setup.


The Micro RACK is available in Black, Coyote Brown, MultiCam, OD Green, and Wolf Grey. Made in the USA.

The Duke’s House – TDY Housing For SF, By SF

July 25th, 2014

The title says it all.

The Dukes House

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Shotgun SR 2 Shell Mag Pocket Attachment

July 25th, 2014

The new Shotgun SR 2 Shell Mag Pocket Attachment from FirstSpear is an add-on to their M4 Magazine Pockets that, just as the name implies, allows you to attach 2 shotgun shells to the front of the pouch.

FS Shotgun SR 2 shell Mag Pocket Attachment

It’s simple to use. Think of it as S’more stuff. First, you put the chocolate on the graham. Oh, just watch the video and you’ll understand.

Available in Black and Coyote.

ADStv – HDT Global Turnkey Solutions

July 25th, 2014

This video, shot during Warrior Expo East, showcases HDT Global’s Turnkey Expeditionary and Energy Efficiency Solution. They offer a variety of expeditionary shelters that can be paired with innovative power systems.

For additional info visit

Tennessee Arms Company – The Ghost Gun Clear Stripped Lower Receiver

July 25th, 2014

This post was originally featured on Tactical Fanboy. It’s a transparent AR-15 lower receiver made from stabilized Nylon. We can definitely see the teaching and demonstration uses a product like this can offer.


Tennessee Arms Company is offering what they call the “Ghost Gun”, a clear stripped AR-15 lower receiver. Made from UV stabilized Nylon that is highly resistant to oils and lubricants, the Ghost Gun is a fully functional lower, although tnarmsco notes it is intended more as a teaching tool and for product showcase than for hard use. If anything else, it’ll definitely make for a great conversation starter at the range. Pair it with a transparent magazine or two for double the fun.