Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FSCJedi, Jun 21, 2004.
This is my rifle.
There are many like it, but this one is MINE.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle without me is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless.
I must fire my rifle true.
I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me.
I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...
My rifle and myself know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire,
the noise of our bursts, nor the smoke we make.
We know it is the hits that count. We will hit...
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life.
Thus, I will learn it as a brother.
I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights, and its barrel.
I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage.
I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.
We will become part of each other. We will...
Before God I swear this creed.
My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country.
We are the masters of our enemy.
We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until there is no enemy, but PEACE.
The Snipers Prayer from "Saving Private Ryan"
Be not that far from me, for trouble is near; haste Thee to help me.
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. (I believe this is Psalm 144, verse 1)
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. (This is the verse following the one above)
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
I was not aware fo that. What's the difference? If I've offended anyone I am sorry. Is the Saving Private Ryan one better?
BTW: Clever handle.
"Guide our aim to strike at the center. Protect us from the enemies of love, justice and liberty."
-Short prayer to St. Gabriel Possenti, patron saint of handgunners and marksmen
"May God grant you all clear sights and crisp triggers."
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