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1. Bring a gun. Preferably, two guns. Bring all of

your friends who have guns.

  1. 2.Anything worth shooting is worth shooting more

than once. Ammo is cheap – life is dear.

  1. 3.Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss

is a slow miss.

  1. 4.If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably

not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.

  1. 5.Move away from your attacker. Distance is your

friend. (Lateral and diagonal movements are preferred.)

  1. 6.If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring

a long gun and all your friends with belt fed, fully

automatic, crew served weapons.

  1. 7.In ten years nobody will remember the details of

caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember

who lived.

  1. 8.If you are not shooting, you should be moving,

communicating, and reloading.

  1. 9.Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting

standards will be more dependent on the

“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 flash pan of your musket.”

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it’s empty.

11. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won’t work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible, and know the difference between the two.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don’t drop your guard, and always threat scan 360 degrees.

17. It’s impossible to acquire new skills in the middle of a gunfight. Educate and train yourself before the encounter occurs, and trust your training.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.)

19. You can’t miss fast enough to win. Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

20. The sooner you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to awareness, avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

25. Call the Police when you're DONE if you don't want to get shot any more than you already have been.


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The Police carry

guns to protect themselves,


The average response time

for a 911 call is 8 minutes.

The average response time

for a 9mm hollow point

is 1150 feet per second.


  1. 1.Any gun is better than no gun, and every caliber will work.

  2. 2.A gun that is reliable is better than a gun that will impress your friends.

  3. 3.Any size hole in the right place is better than a huge hole in the wrong place.

  4. 4.Owning a gun, and knowing how to use it effectively are two different things.

  5. 5.Interrupt your “eye-target line” with your weapon every time, and look at, over, or through the sights to get the hits you want.

  6. 6.Target, seek, and hit the biggest part of the Threat as many times as possible, until a bigger or better part becomes available. 

  7. 7.Even though justified, you will likely feel sad about killing another person.  It is better to be sad than to be room temperature.

  8. 8.Break no rules of God or nature that govern the ‘Cosmic Common Sense Continuum’ (CCSC).