Thursday, March 29, 2007

How to Win a Gunfight

Maybe, given the situation in "No-Crisis" Milwaukee, these should be posted around various gas stations:

USMC Rules for Gunfighting

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Your life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

9.5 Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a ".4"

Personally, I think Rule 24 is OK, but 6 rounds of 9mm are just as good as 6 rounds of .45...

HT: Grim's Hall


Sir Galen of Bristol said...

What a fine, manly post this is!

Anonymous said...

Thinking like this comes from a man’s dick.

Sorry, I should say penis.

Dad29 said...

Some people understand humor. Some don't.

The REALLY perceptive people understand the difference between humor and serious, JP.

Anonymous said...

Just kidding.
HA Ha Ha

The Asian Badger said...

As you always tell me, buy more ammo. Or in this case, bring more ammo. There is no such thing as too much ammo.

Great post, BTW.

Brother James said...

re 24: After 6 rounds of .45 ammo, the scene is a bit messier, and one requires both a body bag and a body bucket.

Why make it harder for the coroner? Your first shot hits poor Assailant (Ass) in the torso, and your first follow-up takes off his left arm above the elbow. You get recentered, nailing his right shoulder, and the follow-up takes off his right ear.

Now, with a .45, and strong grip, you should only have had to shoot Ass twice, maybe three times if the kick is making your aim off. With 6 rounds, 6 hits, Ass becomes a soupy jigsaw puzzle. More work for the coroner.