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Posted: 11/9/2002 6:47:22 AM EDT
Greetings. I recently received this piece (what I would call, and have found to be, a solid "Guide for Living") from a fellow FRA member; I thought it might prove to be an interesting/inspiring guide to readers here: [center]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" Navy Rules to Gunfighting 1. Go to Sea 2. Send the Marines 3. Drink Coffee[/center] [red]Happy 227th Birthday this 10 November 2002, Marines![/red] Semper Fi, O'DubhGhaill Force Recon Association member #2259
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 7:16:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 7:30:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Maynard:
Originally Posted By O_DubhGhaill: Navy Rules to Gunfighting 1. Go to Sea 2. Send the Marines 3. Drink Coffee Semper Fi, O'DubhGhaill Force Recon Association member #2259
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You forgot a couple 4. Play poker 5. Watch endless hours of porn. 6. Think of new ways of sneaking liquor on board. 7. Try to remember time and place to pick up Marines.
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My re-post was not intended to bash my former boat-ride, but I can all too sorely attest to #7! In the credit-where-credit-is-due department, however, note: Navy CH46 pilots were some of the most talented, all-out balsy jockeys I've been lifted by!
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 7:57:52 AM EDT
O_Dubh we appreciate that. Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 8:05:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 9:20:19 AM EDT
My favorite [b]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.[/b]
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 9:30:59 AM EDT
My thanks to you, Maynard and H46Driver, sincerely!
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 11:24:36 PM EDT
THE FIRST RULE OF KNIFE FIGHTING: 1. Bring a gun.
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 11:43:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2002 11:44:36 PM EDT by Zardoz]
Rule No.1 for the AF: Ensure volleyball net is in good repair, and functioning properly. [;)]
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