Drill Sergeant Joe B. Fricks Rules For A Gunfight
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    Drill Sergeant Joe B. Fricks Rules For A Gunfight

    1. Forget about knives, bats and fists. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need.
    2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap - life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap - funerals are expensive
    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 or using cover correctly.
    5. Move away from your attacker and go to cover. Distance is your friend. (Bulletproof cover and diagonal or lateral movement are preferred.)
    6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a semi or full-automatic 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 running. Yell "Fire!" Why "Fire"? Cops will come with the Fire Department, sirens often scare off the bad guys, or at least cause then to lose concentration and will.... and who is going to summon help if you yell "Intruder," "Glock" or "Winchester?"
    9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
    10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is 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 won't work. "No battle plan ever survives 10 seconds past first contact with an enemy."
    14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible, but remember, sheetrock walls and the like stop nothing but your pulse when bullets tear through them.
    15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
    16. Don't drop your guard.
    17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees. Practice reloading one-handed and off-hand shooting. That's how you live if hit in your "good" side.
    18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. Smiles, frowns and other facial expressions don't (In God we trust. Everyone else keep your hands where I can see them.)
    19. Decide NOW to always be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
    20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
    21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet if necessary, because they may want to kill you.
    22. Be courteous to everyone, overly friendly to no one.
    23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
    24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than "4".
    25. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket." At a practice session, throw you gun into the mud, then make sure it still works. You can clean it later.
    26. Practice shooting in the dark, with someone shouting at you, when out of breath, etc.
    27. Redardless of whether justified of not, you will feel sad about killing another human being. It is better to be sad than to be room temperature.
    28. The only thing you EVER say afterwards is, "He said he was going to kill me. I believed him. I'm sorry, Officer, but I'm very upset now. I can't say anything more. Please speak with my attorney."

    Finally, Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.

    1: Never be unarmed.
    2: If you have your hands, your feet, your mind and your Spirit as an American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coastie, you are never unarmed.
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    LOL love it and O hope that when I get some training that I remember a lot of the things he says
    A good friend will sit next to you in jail and say damn we had fun

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    I like it:) good advice.. I'm saving a copy of that.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    I don't really buy into #24 but other than that it is very good.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Excellent advice. Well-spoken and well thought out.
    HK4U, I can unerstand your thinking, but I saw the van that the Tyson gang tried running our roadblock south of Casa Grande in. Only the Shotgun slugs got through the metal of the van body. It gives you a real thing to ponder when you feel like, "Halt, or I'll scratch your paint!" Our department .38 special rounds were just bouncing off, leaving a smal dimple. The only reason the van was stopped was Donald Tyson caught a shotgunslug with his left ear. It is hard to drive that way.
    A man without a gun is a subject; a man with a gun is a citizen.
    I'll keep my freedom, my guns and my money. You can keep THE CHANGE.
    An armed society is a polite society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I don't really buy into #24 but other than that it is very good.
    My trusty .357 Mag would be an excellent choice in a gun fight.



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    Pretty good except for the last 2. Don't say anything to the cops. The second you open your mouth they can hold it against you.
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"
    -- George Washington

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    Thumbs up You know what, Tex?

    If only people would listen to you......

    For all those out there with a defensive firearm, answer the following right now without looking it up online:

    It is two seconds after defending your life with a firearm. The police are on their way. You have no access to a telephone, much less an internet connection. What is the name of your 2A lawyer?
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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    There was a great video floating around here a while ago in which a law class professor and experienced police officer both instructed the law students that the best counsel they can give their clients is to say nothing to the police. The instructor gave great examples of how even innocent sounding comments can be twisted by the prosecution to make you look bad / guilty.
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"
    -- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by {TEX**Hawaii(( View Post
    There was a great video floating around here a while ago in which a law class professor and experienced police officer both instructed the law students that the best counsel they can give their clients is to say nothing to the police. The instructor gave great examples of how even innocent sounding comments can be twisted by the prosecution to make you look bad / guilty.

    That would be Professor James Duane of Regent University. Very good piece. They have the presentation available on their website, and you can even get it on iTunes. I got it loaded onto my iPhone and share it with folks who are interested.



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