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    Instructor Development Course with Pat McNamara Columbus, Indiana

    Hello Everyone it's Corbon again!

    I have booked a two day course with Pat McNamara on April 25th and 26th in 2020. So plenty of time to plan for this event. This will be a two day Instructor Development course covering both the handgun and carbine rifle. If you don't know who Pat is here is a little about him:

    Patrick McNamara spent 22 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, online, 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.

    If you are interested in signing up for the course please see Mac's website at https://www.tmacsinc.com/. Hope to see you there.

    Corbon


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    I took this class a couple years ago, in SC, and would recommend it. I'd classify it more as a coaching class, than an instructor development class (it's more of a "here are some things I look for, and how to fix them," than "this is how you teach folks how to shoot.") Still worth it, imo.

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    Interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by devildog70 View Post
    I took this class a couple years ago, in SC, and would recommend it. I'd classify it more as a coaching class, than an instructor development class (it's more of a "here are some things I look for, and how to fix them," than "this is how you teach folks how to shoot.") Still worth it, imo.
    Ya, when I read a Instructor development for carbine and pistol in two days I was dubious. I like Mac and would train with him again but what you describe makes more sense.
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    This looks like another great local opportunity for anyone doing instruction.
    The course description doesn't mention anything about course size. Anyone know historically or is it more determined by the range it is held at or the host?
    Putting firearms' contribution back in our history makes a more complete telling. Teaching marksmanship in that context deepens the understanding. Revere's Riders, because history involved guns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildog70 View Post
    I took this class a couple years ago, in SC, and would recommend it. I'd classify it more as a coaching class, than an instructor development class (it's more of a "here are some things I look for, and how to fix them," than "this is how you teach folks how to shoot.") Still worth it, imo.
    Care to share more details on how he is teaching attendees to teach? I think I understand correctly that the target audience is instructors. Your "it's more of a "here are some things I look for, and how to fix them," than "this is how you teach folks how to shoot."" statement has me thinking I'm missing something though. Those don't seem like counterpoints to me? Are you saying he is teaching an instruction style of ID and fix problems vs teach correct techniques from the beginning?

    I think the fact that I don't fully understand your post is centered on my lack of understanding of the difference in coaching vs instructing. I'm interested to follow any replies.
    Putting firearms' contribution back in our history makes a more complete telling. Teaching marksmanship in that context deepens the understanding. Revere's Riders, because history involved guns!

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    Is there a difference between coaching, instructing, and teaching? A real difference?

    There are lots of coaches in classrooms across the nation that suck in the classroom, but it is not due to an inability to teach. But rather priorities and knowledge on subject matter.

    A successful coach has to be a good teacher.
    No one is stronger or more dangerous than the man who can harness his emotions.

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    If the class is about diagnosing shooters and fixing their problems. Instructors in this state should be lining up to get in.
    No one is stronger or more dangerous than the man who can harness his emotions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    Is there a difference between coaching, instructing, and teaching? A real difference?

    There are lots of coaches in classrooms across the nation that suck in the classroom, but it is not due to an inability to teach. But rather priorities and knowledge on subject matter.

    A successful coach has to be a good teacher.
    A decent instructor should be a good coach. As you mentioned, that doesn't even come close to being the case.

    I have met several people that were solid coaches, in terms of diagnosing issues, and offering potential fixes, that weren't good instructors in terms of overall shooting.

    I picked up a decent process for identifying what might be causing a shooter's issues from Mac. I also picked up some of what Mac thinks might be responsible for those issues. I did not pick up anything about course development, instructional techniques, outline development, adult learning theory, etc. There were no teach-backs.

    If your idea of an instructor is watching someone shoot and saying "don't do that," or "do this," then sure, same/same.

    From memory, the course was very similar to Mac's 2-day TAPS class, with the occasional deeper-dive into the "why." That isn't me crapping on the course. I would recommend it for experienced instructors - it may give you a couple tools to add to the repertoire. I would not recommend it for someone who is trying to get started as an instructor who thinks this class will teach them how to be a good one. One who has no experience standing in front of a group of complete novices and teaching them how to safely, efficiently, and correctly use a gun from scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildog70 View Post

    One who has no experience standing in front of a group of complete novices and teaching them how to safely, efficiently, and correctly use a gun from scratch.
    That is a whole different ball of wax than most people even come close to understanding. That might be the single most lacking part of the instructor spectrum. I think perhaps a book could be written on this subject.
    No one is stronger or more dangerous than the man who can harness his emotions.

    www.BrightFirearmsTraining.com

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