Anyone took a Pat Mcnamara class?

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  1. Zbizzle911

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    Looking to take another class. I really like Pat's videos he post on his training. He has several classes coming up in Carthage. Anyone ever took his TAPS class? Looking at it or the Shooting around vehicles. Anyways thanks for any info you've got on them!
     
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    His fundamentals classes are very good. Sends you home with a lot of good material to keep evolving on your own. He always gave me some very good tips that help tweak my shooting and improve a lot.

    I’ve taken his vehicle class also as well as the Defensive Concepts North Carolina one. The DCNC is a much better vehicle class and would recommend it over Pat’s any day. Pat’s class is more a mixture of a fundamentals class with a vehicle class. DCNC’s is a much more complete vehicle class. The DCNC instructors are patrol cops that are in and out of vehicles every day. His tips and experience is very good. He goes over so many small little details about gear placement and many more useful things. It was a much more complete class.
     
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    Thanks I looked at DCNC's schedule the other day and didn't see a vehicle class. The TAPS vehicle class probably won't work for me since I'd have to get off work but the August TAPS class is on my 4 day break so it's gtg. I'll probably sign up for it in the next couple days seems like it would be a good class.
     
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    Probably because they just had one last month. You’ll still get a lot at Pat’s class. I strongly suggest you bring an N95 mask with you for when you shoot through the windshield. Glass dust in the lungs is not something you want.
     
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    I am honestly extremely picky about other instructors. To be honest I do not like quite a few nor their teaching styles/materials including many in NC that I have taken. I believe a good instructor is always a student, and you can always learn at least ONE thing from someone. Pat Mac is in one of my top 5 instructors as far as realism in what he teaches, actual applicability, etc. What he teaches is not fluff or BS, it is just good solid defensive fundamentals. He is a little.... intense as far as personality, but he is extremely knowledgeable and will give you tools to take home, just like we do, which I appreciate. Within my top 5 are him, clint smith, kyle lamb, travis haley, and aaron cowen. Nothing they teach is fluff or BS or just unproven nonsense they spew for a watch or a like... unlike many others.
     
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    Thanks. I think I’m going to sign up for one of his taps classes. I’ve taken a Cowan rds class and really enjoyed it. Still need to come hit one of yours too!


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