Friday, August 26, 2005

Gunfight Rules

Argghhh! Gunfight Rulez. Just a few of my favorites, but it is worth looking at them all. Most apply to any self-defense situation you may encounter.
USMC Rules For Gunfighting During War

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
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12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
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16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
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21. Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
Rule 24 is the old saw about handguns that are smaller than .45 caliber (or rather always use a gun that has a caliber starting with .4). For the military - limited to FMJ (that's Full Metal Jacket for you non-gunnies) by the Hague Accords of 1899 and 1907 - this rule probably makes sense. For those of us who can use semi-jacketed hollow-points, somewhat smaller calibers can be very effective. [h/t Alphecca]

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