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USMC Rules for Gun fighting

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by swing2hard, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. swing2hard

    swing2hard Southern Oregon Member

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    USMC Rules for Gun fighting:
    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. Life is
    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
    9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more
    dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
    10. Use! a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when someone
    pisses in the flintlock of your musket."
    11. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.
    12. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
    13. Have a plan.
    14. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
    15. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
    16. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
    17. Don't drop your guard.
    18. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
    19. Watch their hands. Hands kill.
    (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
    20. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
    21. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
    22. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
    23. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
    24. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to
    avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
    Navy Rules for Gun fighting:
    1. Go to Sea.
    2. Send in the Marines.
    3. Drink Coffee.
  2. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Plus I would have to add to your list SEALS.

    4. Shoot 3 hostage takers in the head all at the same time and then go back to drinking coffee.

    I was both in the Navy and Marines and I have seen many Marines sit and drink coffee.
  3. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    We called for some off shore guns a few times. Amazing how good those swabbies were after a couple cups of coffee. :D
  4. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    I see no reason to mess with a sound tactical formula that has worked well for over 200 years.;)