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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I know we have all seen these before, but what the hey. I have no idea who penned it to begin with, so I cannot give credit where credit is due.

I find them interesting, and somewhat comical. I especially like #4, considering how anal "gun school instructors" are about making you shoot their way. In one FOF class, I dropped to my butt, and the instructor crapped his pants. But I won.

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"

Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Another couple rules can be added.
-Don't bring a knife to a gunfight
-Always have your gun with you, because when you need it, the other fellows won't let you go home to get it.

Discussion Starter · #14 ·
those rules are great...i think that they are actually very good guidelines except #24(i have a 9mm)...and why would you want to throw out #17?

Discussion Starter · #15 ·
More Rules for Gunfights

1. If it is STUPID but it works, it isn't stupid, USE IT!
2. Never Stand next to a TARGET - it draws fire.
2b. Almost EVERYTHING can be considered a target.
3. When in doubt, press the TRIGGER!
4. NEVER forget that your life and the outcome of this mission depends upon a weapon supplied by he lowest bidder!
5. The BEST gunfight that ever was, was the one that never happened!
6. Neuw's Postulates
6a. The IMPORTANT things are always simple.
6b. The SIMPLE things are always hard.
6c. The shortest course leads directly into a enemy fire concentration.
7. The maximum rate of fire of any weapon at any time is ONE round!
8. If your enemy is at maximum effective range, So Are You.
9. Anything you do can get you KILLED - This Includes Doing Nothing!
10. Just because you have fired your rounds doesn't mean the fight is over, it just means you had your chance (thanks Clint).
11. Friendly Fire - ISN'T.

Country Dad
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I like the rules about gun fighting, But when it comes down to it there's only 1 rule when it comes to gun fighting, Hmmm, Its not to get shoot! Cause I think if you break that rule, well your just going to have a really bad day. -r-

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a good rule in a gun fight and it should be the primary rule...... #1 kill or be sounds barbaric but shots to the vitals are a must if you want to see another sunrise. if you ever have to use your weapon against a threat, shoot to end the badguy not to wound him. In a dog eat dog world we have to bite and not just bark.
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