USMC Military Rules to live by:


Sgt. SIG

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Some may already have seen this but I thought it was good!
Sgt. SIG
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USMC Military Rules to live by:


1. Bring a weapon. Preferably bring at least two.
Bring all of your friends who have weapons. Bring
their friends who have weapons.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.
Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. Close doesn't 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 is preferred.)

6. If you can chose what to bring to a gunfight, bring
a big weapon and a friend with a big weapon.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of
caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember
who lived and who didn't.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be
communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting is more
dependent on"pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy
of the weapon.

10. Use a weapon that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is
in vain when an Angel pisses in the flintlock of your
musket."

11. Someday someone may kill you with your own weapon,
but they should have to beat you to death with it
because it is empty.

12. In combat, there are no rules, 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. ("No plan survives first contact with the enemy")

15. Use cover or concealment as much as possible. The
visible target should be in FRONT of YOUR weapon.

16. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

17. Don't drop your guard.

18. Always tactical reload 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 courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

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

24. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a
lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and
de-escalation.

25. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the
caliber of which does not start with a ".4."
 

PascalFleischman

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QUOTE: "Someday someone may kill you with your own weapon, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."


That's a great one...
 

kwo51

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Big hard solid object are your friends. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a
lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and
de-escalation. Have lots of friends with really big guns.
 
Don't bring a handgun

I'm with everything but number 25. If your going to ATTEND a gunfight, bring a shotgun or a rifle or both. The handguns are for last ditch, I'm in a surprise gunfight, type situations. In gunfights your going to attend, handguns should be backup only.
 

HK4U

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number 25

I'm with everything but number 25. If your going to ATTEND a gunfight, bring a shotgun or a rifle or both. The handguns are for last ditch, I'm in a surprise gunfight, type situations. In gunfights your going to attend, handguns should be backup only.


Had not thought about it in that regard. But you are correct. A rifle or shot gun would be better if available. My problem was with the fact that the handgun had to be 40 cal. or bigger. I have never been convinced that 9mm is not an effective weapon.
 

revjen45

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Then you should have long guns avialable. It's hard to pack my Mossy Persuader when out and about, but it's close at hand in the house. If necessity presents I can fight my way to the shotty with the 9mm on my person.
"I have never been convinced that 9mm is not an effective weapon."
The 9X19 got a rep as an inadequate stopper because of military ball ammo.
With modern HP ammo and good shot placement (a univeral caveat for any shooting situation) the 9X19 seems to work OK. Sure, other loads are a couple of points ahead of it in the street shooting studies, but the defensive calibers from the 9X19 on up aren't more than a couple percentage points apart, and all are in the mid-90s using JHP ammo. The nice thing about the
9mmP is that it's cheaper than most other fighting calibers allowing more practice per $. A hit with a 9mm beats a miss with anything.
 
Well since its a USMC list, I figure Marines tend to attend a few gunfights. Its what they practice for and what they are designed to do.

As far as the 9mm. I agree on the cheap factor. I cant reload easily where I am currently, so I like cheap versus not as cheap. I think that if you do carry with a 9mm, its good to have a hicap magazine. That way if one does not stop the aggressor, the 10 other rounds following near in suit should. It may not be a one shot stopping caliber, but multiple hits should get anyones attention.

Semper Fi ~ To all my friends in the beloved corp, fightin the fight.
 

Sgt. SIG

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The truth be known, I have seen this list attributed to other branches of the service but what the heck, it a fun list! ;)
 
Yes, very true. After searching around I've seen this for the rangers, seals, marines, and everyone else for that matter that I did not include. None the less its a good list for all those preparing for conflict, getting caught in conflict, or heading into conflict. Not quite creed like, but all points make a point.
 

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