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Pat McNamara Burns It Down – Rope and Truck Drill

Just in case you ate a little too much during Easter, Pat McNamara has got just the drill for you.

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25 Responses to “Pat McNamara Burns It Down – Rope and Truck Drill”

  1. jellydonut says:

    I feel like I’m watching pro wrestling here.

    • Kaos-1 says:

      Thought the same thing , thought I was watching hulk hogan or the ultimate warrior there for a sec. But this guy is always amped like that.

    • straps says:

      Backyard wrestling meets stress shooting. Dude’s in amazing shape given the wear and tear his first career entailed.

      The operative point being that the true measure of your skill isn’t what you can do at the (mythical) zen archer’s pulse rate.

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  2. cimg says:

    INTENSITY! Burn it down, awesome!

  3. Andrew says:

    Righteous! Better to burn out, then fade away.

  4. Joe says:

    True American badass living the dream.

  5. Tackleberry says:

    He’s a contributor for a printed rag “R=coil’, have enjoyed his articles there. Gorilla strong.

  6. Jon, OPT says:

    I know guys who were in Group with him in the 80’s, they still refer to him as “that crazy bastard”; for anyone who thinks this is an act, it’s how he’s been forever. Great instructor, great motivator.

    Jon, OPT

  7. Airborne_fister says:

    Must either live or been in a hard core left wing state. Reason being. 5 rounds per mag. Or maybe just to long to fill all the mags. Who knows except Mr. McNamara

    • PNW_Tree_Octopus says:

      Or the drill just requires that many rounds be loaded… but you’re right, probably politics… /s

    • SSD says:

      Holy fuck. Pat lives in NC. Talk about over analyzing it. The point of the shooting component of the drill is to combine accuracy with mag changes.

    • The Pig says:

      P Mac only needs 5 round mags…plus ammo aint cheap.

    • straps says:

      Instructors run light mags for demos to show that you can train well without shooting a case per drill. 5 round strings are a good display of grip/recoil control/follow-through.

      Also to demonstrate the mechanics of the efficient magazine change. Good guys have learned his lesson the hard way, as have bad guys–like the Tucson shooter–whose lack of skill allowed him to be vanquished by a WWII vet during a mag change.

      The only non-hunting 5-round limits I’m aware of are municipalities in NY state. But I’m not sure he would be running around in those areas with an AR in that configuration.

      Pat’s smart enough not to put himself on film doing anything illegal anywhere.

  8. redbeard33 says:

    Absolutely love the TMACS posts. We’re all weak and weary.

  9. Rearmount says:

    Pat always does a good job putting forth that if you do need to use your firearm, it sometimes won’t be on a square range. It’s good seeing how you can still perform after being out of breath, sweating, and still get good hits.

    Even with iron sights. It’s all about the basics.

  10. Bman says:

    His intensity never gets old…. ha ha ha I would love to see all of these well known former delta, sf, and seal instructors get together and compete for the best shots in realistic drills.

    • Evets Steve says:

      …I would love to see all of these well known former delta, sf, and seal instructors get together and …

      finally capture bigfoot !!!

  11. RayForest says:

    Pat Mcnamara: Why I’m not fat. (There I said it, runs for cover)

  12. Agent K says:

    I wonder how many red bulls he has on board? Jk! Great video. Training is not just about shooting a gun.

  13. Paladin-jobs says:

    Straight up awesome!

  14. John Smith says:

    To say he is a shooter is an understatement. To say that I envy his energy, verve and boldness in being is just as much so.