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"Rules of gunfighting"

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For all branches of the armed forces...Guys, you'll appreciate this one I'm sure - Pearls of wisdom in many ways.....Some may not find it humorous, but of course in a combat zone, you do what you have to do....


... Rules of Gun Fighting

(Marines; Army; Navy; Air Force)

5 May 2005

USMC Rules For Gun Fighting

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring their friends who have guns.
2. If you can, make friends with those on the crew servicing weapons - Bring them as well. Borrow money from them, it gives them an added incentive to protect you.
3. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
4. Only hits count. Close doesn't count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
5. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
6. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)
7. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
8. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived and who didn't.
9. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating (calling for arty or air support), reloading, and running.
10. Accuracy is relative: Most combat shooting is more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
11. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel pisses in the flintlock of your musket."
12. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
13. In combat, there are no rules, always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
14. Have a plan.
15. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
16. Have a back-up, back-up plan in case Centralcomand or Secretary of Defense finds the first two plans "unacceptable".
17. Use cover or concealment as much as possible. The only visible target should be in your gun sights.
18. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect your flank.
19. Don't drop your guard.
20. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
21. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
22. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
23. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
24. Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
25. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
26. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
27. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4."

Army Rules for Gun Fighting

1. See USMC Rules to gun Fighting.
2. Add 60 to 90 days.
3. Hope the Marines already destroyed all meaningful resistance.

Navy Rules for Gun Fighting

1. Adopt an aggressive offshore posture.
2. Send in the Marines.
3. Drink Coffee and eat donuts.

Air Force Rules for Gun Fighting

1. Kiss the wife goodbye.
2. Drive to the base in your sports car.
3. Fly to target area, drop bombs, (try not to hit the Canuks) fly back to your home base.
4. BBQ some burgers and drink beer in your back yard, and talk s*** about the Navy, Army and Marines.
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Well, it is funny and all is true in some cases. Hope everyone is fine and doing well. ^_^
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C oming up with this on my own? You MUST be kidding! I think I recall previously posting that all of these are from joke e-mails that have been sent to me over time....

I come up with a few on my own, but NOT THIS MANY!!...LOL!...Plenty more where this came from...Get 'em from people from all walks of life: Military, civilian, engineers, etc.(yes, engineers are in a 'class of their own'!)...Enjoy the fun!

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Well you know we all thought you were just sitting around comming up with all this stuff on your own ;) ya right! And you know people on the interent are super worried about copy right infringement laws...
still you totally have way more good ones than I have. It inspires me to go out hunting for more interesting and funny things to post on here... well I could do that, or I could do what I'm actually suppose to be doing right now instead of playing around on the computer ;)
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So glad you all are appreciating this one.....It's definitely a keeper! Feel free to use it elseware (I don't have a 'copyright' on it...LOL!)

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LOL!!!^o^ That was too funny ianw3. I'm new here and wanted to start getting in on some conversations, but by far this took the cake. I especially like number 12. ^-^
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I'm so copying this and sending it to my gun toting guy friends.
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