If it's gonna be a shootin' war...


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Gewehr98
February 10, 2003, 02:55 PM
Better have some rules. No disrespect meant to any branch of service, but it tickled my funny bone to read these. And I'm Air Force active-duty:

USMC Rules For Gun Fighting
· Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
· Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
· Only hits count. A close miss is still a miss.
· If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
· Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movements are preferred.)
· If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
· In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics.
· They will only remember who lived.
· If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.
· 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.
· Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
· Always cheat = always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
· Have a plan.
· Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
· Use cover and concealment as much as possible.
· Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
· Don't drop your guard.
· Always tactically reload and threat scan 360 degrees.
· Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
· Decide to be AGGRESSIVE enough, QUICKLY enough.
· The faster you finish the fight, the less shot up you will get.
· Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
· Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
· Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4".

Navy Rules for Gun Fighting
· Go to Sea
· Send the Marines
· Drink Coffee

Army Rules for Gun Fighting
· Show up after fight to provide security and help hand out food to all of the displaced civilians

Air Force Rules for Gun Fighting
· Watch this all on cable in a BOQ [Bachelor Officers’ Quarters] while drinking a beer

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Chris Rhines
February 10, 2003, 03:20 PM
Anyone ever think that this one has made the rounds, and maybe deserves to fall down the memory hole? :rolleyes:

- Chris

10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 03:29 PM
Hey, it's still kinda cute & has nothing to do w/ any kind of enhancement like some of the "fwd:'s" you get :rolleyes:

Gewehr98
February 10, 2003, 03:32 PM
Good thing I didn't modify it to include Mall Ninja rules, eh?

10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 03:49 PM
Good thing I didn't modify it to include Mall Ninja rules, eh?

Now, THAT would've been funny! :D

PATH
February 10, 2003, 04:10 PM
Mall Ninjas? Did somebody say Mall Ninjas?:D

Strings
February 10, 2003, 05:07 PM
... isn't a plan just a list of things that don't happen?:neener:

Carbon_15
February 11, 2003, 10:31 AM
You rang?

Country Boy
February 11, 2003, 11:40 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8070

Blackhawk
February 11, 2003, 11:42 AM
Anyone ever think that this one has made the rounds, and maybe deserves to fall down the memory hole? It's still making the rounds, so there must be a few left who haven't seen it.

HABU
February 11, 2003, 11:57 AM
Chris, let me guess, you aren't a Marine?

Even though its been around a few times, its (almost) accurate. The Army has been in a gun fight or two.

Semper Fi

Thumper
February 11, 2003, 02:43 PM
The Army has been in a gun fight or two.

Thanks, HABU.

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