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I wish that I could claim credit, but this was posted by

Thomas G. Meara
Division Chief, CCA
Center for Army Tactics
U.S. Army Command and Staff College

on the Ruger group on Yahoo! Groups. This was so good that I just had to share it with you! Enjoy.

Gunfight Rules

These little gun fight principles are good ones to remember:

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. Life is

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
or 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
They will only remember who lived.

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

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more
dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel
pees in the flintlock of your musket."

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

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

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Than cracked me up Don. I'm moving this post to the general forum as it fits better there.

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You fergot " Paint yourself up to look like a wall"

Other than that James Bond could learn from that list! What a riot!
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