Rules For Gun Fighting

on 05.18.2004

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring two guns. Bring all your friends who have guns. Bring their friends who have guns. (Contractor's: procure as many as possible from all available sources).

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. Close does not count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss. Don't be slow.

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 preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun. His friends should also be close by and they should have guns.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance or tactics. They will remember who lived and who didn't.... So plan on living to tell the story.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading or running (bounding back).

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

10. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel pisses in the flintlock of your musket".

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

12. In combat, there are no rules, always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

13. Have a plan.

14. Have a back up plan, because the first one will not work.

15. Use cover and concealment as much as possible. The visible target should be in FRONT of YOUR gun.

16. Flank your adversary when possible, protect yours.

17. Don't drop your guard.

18. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

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

20. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH. Dominate the situation!

21. The faster you finish the fight, the less shots you will get.

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

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

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

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

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