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Old August 22, 2009, 05:31 AM   #26
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First rule of any fight: Be a fighter.
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Old August 22, 2009, 06:01 AM   #27
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Rules I learned from grampa

Rule #1 Keep your head out of you butt. Know what is going on around you at all times.(this may prevent you from ever having to fight in the first place)
Rule #2 If you are in a sutuation where you have to shoot. Avoid getting hit. (get to cover, do not make yourself a target if you can help it at all)
Rule #3 If you can not see thier entire body from head to foot they got in way too close.
Rule #4 Get away if you can. (There is no sense in fighting it out if you do not have to. It can save you a lot of problems, a lot of grief, and quite possibly a lot of money in legal fees.)
Rule #5 If you can not get away make your shots count. (Be familiar with your weapon, Be able to use it and hit what you need to when you need to)
Rule #6 Just because they are not shooting anymore does not mean they are not still a threat. ( They could be reloading, or waiting for you to expose your self.)
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Old August 22, 2009, 07:56 AM   #28
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Madcap_Magician wrote: First rule of gun fights is to be somewhere else when they start.
In other words, don't go to Wal-Mart! From reading these posts, bad things always happen at Wal-Mart!!

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Old August 22, 2009, 11:10 AM   #29
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No one has ever defined to my satisfaction what 'cheat' means. Just a smart-tush phrase.

What's cheating - using a child for a human shield?

Just a list for gun boys to chortle about in class and feel good. Nasty - today, am I!
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Old August 22, 2009, 10:26 PM   #30
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No one has ever defined to my satisfaction what 'cheat' means. Just a smart-tush phrase.
Play Fair: Kick in a door and let whoever is behind it have a chance to neutralize you, before you ventilate him.

Cheat: Blow the door with a Copenhagen charge, throw in a flashbang and perforate his ass when you head into the room.

As you can see, one way is a bit more fair in the game of 2 way tag that is called battle. Always glad to help! :
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Old August 23, 2009, 08:13 AM   #31
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Play Fair: Kick in a door and let whoever is behind it have a chance to neutralize you, before you ventilate him.

Cheat: Blow the door with a Copenhagen charge, throw in a flashbang and perforate his ass when you head into the room.
Again, words applicable to an encounter involving military and police. No civilian involved in justifiable use of deadly force need concern himself with such concepts--or with "bringing a gun to a gunfight."
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Old August 23, 2009, 02:27 PM   #32
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As one who has also been involved in a shooting, I have found that this has assisted me!

The Firearm is simply a tool used to accomplish a task. Ultimately we fight with our Minds. Fighting is 10% physical and 90% mental!

In other words always be alert and have the physical abilities to do what must be done as a last resort.
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Old September 4, 2009, 03:13 AM   #33
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"Who dares wins" ... hopefully that's in the spirit of the OP.
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Old September 4, 2009, 07:45 AM   #34
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Rule #1 is be willing to shoot somebody. Everything else pretty much follows that rule.
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Old September 4, 2009, 09:13 AM   #35
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Rules of Gunfight:

Just stay out of them if at all possible, period. Better to retreat to live another day and possibly avoid prosecution down the road as a result.

However, if you have done all you can do to avoid a gunfight and it becomes inevitable, THEN YOU MUST BE DELIBERATE.
Do not hesitate and shoot to end the threat. Yes, no hesitation and above all be deliberate and follow through.
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Old September 6, 2009, 06:22 PM   #36
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Also Offered in a Light Hearted Spirit...

But with undertones of seriousness.

Three Rules of Gunfighting.

Cooper's Rule: Have a Gun.
Cirillo's Corollary: In a gunfight, have the biggest gun you can have.

Pittock's Rule: Be Alert.
Sleuth's Corollary: Preparedness is not Paranoia.

Tuco's Rule: When it's time to shoot, SHOOT, don't talk.
Old Man Montgomery's Corollary: Anyone worth shooting is worth shooting well.

I have a PowerPoint Presentation if anyone is interested. I put it together, so there aren't any copyright problems.
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Old September 6, 2009, 06:33 PM   #37
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I would love to have a copy of that. It'd be a pretty fun novelty PP to keep around.
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Old September 8, 2009, 05:47 PM   #38
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Does not telling your wife about your recent purchase(s) fall under the heading of avoiding a gun fight?

Just ammo suppies her with ammo...
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Old September 8, 2009, 07:50 PM   #39
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Point, shoot. Repeat as necessary.
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Old September 25, 2009, 02:58 PM   #40
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I dont think anyhting in that list is intended to be taken seriously.
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