Rules for Gunfighting

1. Bring a gun, Preferably two.

2. Only hits count. Misses add to your opponent’s opportunity to win.

3. If your shooting stance is perfect, you are worried about the wrong factors in a gunfight, not moving fast enough, using cover correctly or putting your front site on your opponent is a priority.

4. Move away from your attacker and go to cover. Distance is your friend.

5. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, trick gear or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

6. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, covering your brother or sister and planning the next position of advantage.

7. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on individual focus and commitment than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

8. Have a plan and a back-up plan. “No battle plan ever survives 10 seconds past first contact with an enemy.”

9. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours and all times.

10. Never forget no one can protect you better than yourself. Always be prepared. It is a personal responsibility.

11. 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.)

12. Decide TODAY and from this point forward to take the initiative and never lose momentum in a gun fight.

13. Always be professional, polite and respectful. But, realize at anytime people you encounter may plan to kill you.

14. Train, train, train. But, realize it will be your personal commitment that will prevail in the fight. Destiny favors the prepared.

15. The important things are simple, but no one said they are easy.

16. Professionals are predictable, amateurs are dangerous.