Rules for a Gunfight,
Friends this has been around a while. It is usually good for a chuckle, but also good common sense. I say that because we live in dangerous times now. Please do all you can to protect your self and your loved ones.
I’ve spent 20 yrs in security, I’ll get to my story someday. The most important thing I can teach you know is “Condition Yellow”
1) Condition Duh! clueless and will always be a victim.
2) Condition Yellow. Head up, eyes scanning and sweeping. . slightest thing that does not feel right, trust your instinct because it is usually right. Walking to car in parking lot, 2 mooks by car. Turn around. You will not be a victim today.
3) Condition Red . Fight or flight time. It’s on. Now what? Are you prepared? Were you in yellow right before for options.
Do you carry a gun. Do you have A CCW. Can you get one in your state? If so why don’t you have one. Oh you do have one, but you left it in your …..wait for it….
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. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.
Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement 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. “All skill is in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket.”
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 or concealment as much as possible.
Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
Don’t drop your guard.
Always tactical load 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 you will get.
Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
Do not attend a gun fight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than “4″.
You can’t miss fast enough to win.
( Note from Steve, While a large Cal does do more damage, I believe shot placement also has a place in the equation. Plus the added capacity of larger mags. Kinda like picking a tie for your suit. I Like a nice 9MM with 15 rounds, or hey just running in for milk a nice 38 will do. Don’t get me wrong Love my big boy toys too, just what ever you have get proficient with it and carry the damn thing at all times.)