“Rules for a Gunfight” by SFC Joe B. Frick

Originally printed back in 2009 on USACarry and attributed to one Drill Sergeant Sergeant First Class Joe Frick, the “Rules for the Gunfight” have been distilled up and down and converted into a variety of memes across the internet (which have been previously borrowed for this post).

In short, the rules are 28 entries long (not including the rules for unarmed combat) and cover a variety of items, almost all focusing on the preparedness and mindset of the combatant. For preparedness, one should have a gun (obviously) and have trained for combat under a variety of circumstances. For mindset, one should be prepared for the violence with plans (see Rule 12 & 13) and the ability to make quick decisions including aggressiveness through victory.

Of note, none of the rules focus on tactics other than my favorite rule, Rule #7: “In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.”

All the rules hold value today, though conventional wisdom may be moving away from a few (namely Rule 24), but most trainers are focusing on refining the rules and adding context for their implementation.

What is your favorite rule and why?

The full rules in their original form (courtesy of USACarry.com):

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.





Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • BattleshipGrey

    Always good to reread those every once in a while.

    • Anonymoose

      always good for a lol

  • Topo Solitario

    Spanish translation to keep it at hand, para que la tengáis a mano ¡capullos! XD

    1. Olvídate de cuchillos, bates de baseball y puños. Trae una pistola. Preferiblemente, trae al menos dos pistolas. Trae a todos tus amigos que tengan armas. Trae cuatro veces la munición que crees que podrías necesitar.
    2. Todo lo que vale la pena disparar vale la pena dispararlo dos veces. La munición es barata – la vida es cara. Si disparas en interiores, las Postas son tu amigo. Una nueva pared es barata – los funerales son caros
    3. Sólo cuenta los aciertos. Lo único peor que fallar un disparo es fallar un disparo lentamente.
    4. Si tu postura de disparo es buena, es probable que no te estés moviendo lo suficientemente rápido o usando la cobertura correctamente.
    5. Aléjate de tu atacante y cúbrete. La distancia es tu amigo. (Siempre es preferible una cobertura a prueba de balas y el movimiento diagonal o lateral).
    6. Si puedes elegir qué traer a un tiroteo, trae un rifle automático o semiautomático, y un amigo con otro rifle.
    7. En diez años nadie recordará los detalles de calibre, postura o táctica. Sólo recordarán a quién salió vivo.
    8. Si no estás disparando, tienes que estar comunicándote, recargando o corriendo. Grita “Fuego!” ¿Por qué “Fuego”? Los policías vendrán con los Bomberos, las sirenas a menudo asustan a los malos, o al menos les hacen perder la concentración y voluntad… ¿Y quién va venir en tu ayuda si gritas “Intruso”, “Pistola” o “Rifle”?
    9. La precisión es relativa: la mayoría de las veces, en disparo de combate, serán más importante la “pegada” que la precisión inherente de la pistola.
    10. Algún día alguien puede matarte con tu propia arma, pero tendrían que golpearte a muerte con ella porque estaría vacía.
    11. Siempre engañar, siempre ganar. La única pelea injusta es la que se pierde.
    12. Ten un plan.
    13. Ten un plan de respaldo, porque el primero no funcionará. “Ningún plan de batalla sobrevive 10 segundos después del primer contacto con un enemigo”.
    14. Usa la cobertura y el ocultamiento tanto como sea posible, pero recuerda, los tabiques y similares no paran otra cosa mas que tu pulso cuando las balas los atraviesan y te dan.
    15. Flanquea a tu adversario cuando sea posible. Protege tus flancos.
    16. No bajes la guardia.
    17. Siempre haz recargas tácticas y explora buscando amenazas en 360 grados. Practica la recarga a una mano y el disparo con tu mano zurda. Así es como sobrevives si te dan en tu lado “bueno”.
    18. Mira sus manos. Las manos matan. Sonrisas, fruncidos el ceño y otras expresiones faciales no (En Dios confiamos, todos los demás que mantengan sus sus manos donde puedas verlas).
    19. Decide AHORA ser lo SUFICIENTEMENTE AGRESIVO, lo suficientemente RAPIDO.
    20. Cuanto más rápido termine la pelea, menos tiros recibirás.
    21. Se educado. Se profesional. Pero, ten un plan para matar a todo el mundo que te encuentres si es necesario, porque puede que quieran matarte.
    22. Se cortés con todos y excesivamente amable con nadie.
    23. Tu opción número uno para tu seguridad personal es un compromiso de por vida para “evitar”, “disuadir” y “desescalar”.
    24. No te presentes en un tiroteo con una pistola cuyo calibre no empieza con algo más pequeño que “4”.
    25. Usa una pistola que funcione CADA VEZ. “Toda habilidad es en vano cuando un Ángel sopla el polvo del pedernal de tu mosquete de avancarga” En una sesión de práctica, arroja tu arma al barro, luego asegúrate de que todavía funciona. Puedes limpiarla más tarde.
    26. Practica el disparo en la oscuridad, con alguien gritándote, sin aliento después de correr, etc
    27. Sin tener en cuenta si está justificado o no, te sentirás abatido por matar a otro ser humano. Es mejor estar triste que estar a temperatura ambiente.
    28. Lo único que debes decir después es: “Él dijo que iba a matarme. Le creí. Lo siento, oficial, pero ahora estoy muy abatido. No puedo decir nada más. Por favor, hable con mi abogado”.

  • SGT Fish

    random as can be. and number 24 discredits the rest of author

    • Big Daddy

      It was written a while ago if I am not mistaken before gold dots and HST.

      But yes it’s random and sounds more like a bunch of guys sitting around drinking and talking.

      • CommonSense23

        It doesn’t matter if gold dots or hst weren’t around. Only in America do you hear this crap about people complaining about 9mm.

        • Big Daddy

          Separate thought process, one is fact, if made awhile ago the 9mm was in fact deficient in ammo made here, they did not have the velocities of European 9mm ammo. They did not have consistent effective JHP like GDs and HST. The other is ignorant, 45 is better cause it makes bigger holes, although true with ball ammo and older Military types live by that. I have even heard them say it has knock down power referring to 45ACP. But lets go with the premise this fellow knows better and those days the 9mm made in the USA was junk compared to the 40 and 45 or full powered 10mm of that time period. .357 SIG was not a factor here, not popular and he was not talking about revolvers like a 357 mag, he’s talking about semi auto pistols with 7+ rounds in a mag like a 1911. Common sense says to put yourself in his time frame and mindset.

          • CommonSense23

            I have watched multiple people shot and killed by subsonic 9mm and 45acp standing side by side. Couldn’t tell the difference between who got hit with what. If 45 truly had a considerable stopping power increase, you would see real world results. But you don’t its why you get cases like Tim Gramins. It’s why you go ask anybody who deals with live tissue of trauma if they can tell what hole is what. They can’t. Pistol rounds suck. All of them.

          • Big Daddy

            Pistols suck – yep agree 100%

            That’s why:
            1- Use it to get to a rifle or shotgun.
            2- Shoot until the threat is over.

            I have read older ballistic reports now disproven of Marshall and Sanow. But not completely discarding their findings the fact is handgun ammo rarely kills with one shot, rifles do most every time even at distance although more rarely with military ball ammo. Now especially with modern medical procedures and emergency room expertise people are going to survive handgun wounds unless you are lucky or skilled. Better to be both. Failure drills were used for a reason, but that is not PC now. The old Mozambique ain’t cool and never say it or that you practice it or even know it.

            Pumping someone full of holes will lead to eventual massive blood loss over time. Even if gotten to an emergency room all those holes are going to cause a lot of damage and blood loss maybe they run out of time and transfusions. Hence the bigger hole concept. Yet so many idiots though JHP was killer ammo, idiots, no clue.

            There will be throughout the generation more of the handed down ignorance of things like “knockdown power”, bigger holes and the use of the word clip for magazine. I still see people use ball in their carry gun or cheap JHP. How much is your life worth man? Many people haven’t even shot their carry piece or with it using the ammo they carry. Too expensive….what?

            I periodically shoot my carry and HD guns with duty type ammo. yes it gets a little expensive but I’m worth it, at least to me.

        • Lyman Hall

          “9” is larger than “4”…

          • chrismalllory

            Yes, but using real measurements instead of that European crap, a 9 is only .355 caliber.

          • DLLambert

            A 9x19mm or 9mm Luger is a 0.38 caliber in “. A .40S&W or 10mm is slightly larger by caliber. FWIW, in 2017 I think the 9mm is 100% fine for most duty or defense uses. My city’s PD has used the SIG P226/P229 series in 9x19mm since 1990. They carry Ranger T/T series 127gr +P+.

    • TankGuy

      That’s because it’s written by many people, over the course of many years. Accumulated knowledge, not always good for every person or scenario, but a good place to start. And!!!- a great conversation starter! As weird as it may seem to those of us who have lived a life of getting ready for, and in thankfully rare occasions- participating in actual gunfights, most people (even the ones who own weapons) don’t like to talk about what happens when the SHTF. I had a 1st Sergeant who had a similar list posted on his office wall- he was teased about it by commissioned officers all the time. After our company’s first combat deployment the teasing stopped, and many of them asked for copies for themselves. Thank God we didn’t lose anyone that deployment (three wounded in 14 months, miraculous), but I know that many of the loudest, and the ones with the highest opinion of themselves, suddenly changed into quiet men who looked to others for help in training, and definitely help in actual combat.

    • steve

      the original list was actually written in 1996 by James Yeager, who did not write rule number 24, as he carries a glock 19(the picture at the top of the article is even of him.)
      people have added to this list over the years, including that silly rule, so if we take the author at his word, that this particular list was written by the guy he claims in 2009, there certainly were plenty of good hollow point designs by then.
      even if we pretend yeager wrote that particular rule back in 96, there were good modern 9mm loads, including gold dots.

  • Ark

    24 – Okay, Elmer, you enjoy your stopping powah and I’ll enjoy having twice the opportunities to shoot you.

    • Matt Taylor

      What caliber are you saying you carry here?

      • Ark

        .17 HMR

  • FWIW

    “24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than “4”.”

    I had to read this about 10 times to parse all the negatives correctly. Am I wrong in thinking it doesn’t mean what the author thinks it means?

    • hmmm…

      Ya, I kinda agree with 24.
      9 is bigger than 4. So I don’t think he says don’t use a 9.
      Just stay away from .22, .380, or the infamous .9mm in semi autos.
      Pretty sure 357 will kill pretty good though.

      • Jeff

        9mm is not a caliber. Caliber is decimal inches.

        • hmmm…

          Point taken.

          • BB53

            No matter how he meant it, he’s obviously wrong.

        • Henrik Bergdahl

          Caliber = the internal diameter or bore of a gun barrel.
          9mm would be a caliber.

          • Jeff

            From Webster:

            “Caliber: the diameter of a bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal fraction” (of an inch).

          • Henrik Bergdahl

            As you might be aware, not many people use inches in the world. Most of us use the metric system. Millimeters is a measurement that can be used to measure the bore. As your quote says: “usually” inches. But certainly not always. Or do you call the caliber 9×19(9mm) .355 instead? Be reasonable.

      • Tom Currie

        As others have noted, WHEN THOSE WERE WRITTEN, 9mm (and the ballistically similar .38) really were inadequate. Today that is not AS true.

        BUT, regardless of some writers’ love for 9mm, the bottom line even today is that a larger bullet of equivalent design and velocity WILL ALWAYS do as well or better than a smaller bullet.

        The “advantage” of 9mm is that you get more of them in the same size magazine. Which is important since you will need to use them two at a time.

    • phuzz

      So do use 4mm? Or don’t, so 3mm is ok?

      • TexianPatriot

        Technically the rule states caliber, which is used to measure bullet diameter in inches. Metrics never say caliber, just mm.

    • John Treankler

      No, you are not wrong in thinking it doesn’t mean what the author thinks it means.

    • nicholsda

      I guess the writer thinks getting shot by a .32-20WCF won’t make you dead.

    • rayward

      Yes. Caliber is normally a measurement in hundredths or thousandths of an inch, expressed as a decimal. That also implies that there are two or three digits to the right of the decimal. So, caliber should be .40+.

  • 22winmag

    Reads more like “Rules for a Premeditated Gunfight”

    • Big Daddy

      That’s why he said not to say anything to the police. You don’t, never admit anything other than you felt your life was in danger and he was going to kill you so you stopped the threat and nothing else. Let your lawyer earn his money. And as for two to the chest one to the head never ever say that even if you did it.

    • retfed

      These are “Rules for a Gunfight,” not “Rules for a Self-Defense Encounter.” He’s a military guy and most of these rules are more applicable to a military operation or a LE response than to a citizen’s armed self-defense. Military and LE fights can be drawn-out affairs (think of the North Hollywood bank robbery, for example), and the “rules” like “bring a long gun” or “bring all your friends” are far more applicable.
      Most of these “rules” have been circulating for at least 15 years; I’ve seen them posted in police departments and academies for that long, anyway. They’re really not met (in the main) to be useful rules for when you get surprised in the Kroger parking lot. Although, of course, some of them are.

  • Major Tom

    Obviously whoever wrote #1 either isn’t aware of or doesn’t believe the 27 foot rule exists.

    I know inside my place there’s only one area where I have a sightline greater than 9 meters. Everything else is less than 5 meters (16 feet or shorter). Thus a melee weapon be it a bat, knife, sword or in my case bayonet is a valid self-defense tool.

    And also they forgot the other Rule of a Gunfight: Know what is behind your target when you shoot. Very few weapons will not risk overpenetrating a human body part.

    • ARCNA442

      The 7 yard / 21 foot rule does not state that a melee weapon is superior to a gun – it states that an attacker within 21 feet of you can reach you before you can draw your gun (assuming no obstacles between you and drawing from a duty holster).

      I am betting that you would not be responding to a home invasion with a holstered handgun so the Tueller drill is irrelevant to home defense.

    • Lyman Hall

      You hold your bat. I’ll stay 5 meters away, raping your daughter at gunpoint.

  • Ron

    Isn’t that a photo of James Yeager?

  • john huscio
    • Nicks87

      I think Randy is carrying concealed cheeseburgers.

      • AzureRaptor

        They’re not _that_ concealed! :]

  • Midwest Marco

    For ten years I was deeply into martial arts (American Kenpo). One of my instructors was amazing martial artist. He was big, fast, and hit hard. A second degree black belt in a system that rarely gave out that degree. He also daily carried a Glock and folding knife. He told me how people who were familier with his martial arts background were suprised he carried. His response to them echoed the advice above. He would say….”Always use your tank, machine gun, rifle, shotgun, pistol, knife, chair, bottle, pen, whatever weapon you can lay your hands on first. Fists, feet, knees, elbow, legs are the last resort.”

    • Badwolf

      i agree. takes years to be good at martial arts. you can good with a gun in much less time.

    • pyotr

      Friend was told at a training exercise “Rifle, pistol, knife, fist, teeth – go!”

  • Sianmink

    He misses the most important rule:
    You win every gunfight that you avoid.

    • Midwest Marco

      Totally agree. Sorry if I’m turning into Mr. Miyagi here but I think karate kid logic applies. We were taught if confronted… run away. The best defense is to flee. There is a difference fight and an attack. Usually a fight escalates. Words turn into harsh words, shoving, fists, knives. You can leave at words. But if you are literally back-against-the-wall, or attacked you have to fight.

      • Marc

        See #23

      • Wow!

        However, for the most of us who are not hot tempered or have a death wish, I think regardless that if we are going to use our weapons, we likely will be walking into danger deliberately.

        The most obvious example is if it is your job such as security for a company service to country such as Mil or LE. The other is that if someone you love may be in danger you will check up on them. The grey area is if multiple other people are in danger but you may not have a direct connection to them. Example, public or even co workers.

        Really it is up to you if you reach out to help a fellow citizen but it seems recently there are a lot of people making fun of serious gun owners as “mall ninjas” and I have even seem some condemn CCW carriers who died protecting others, going so far to even blame them for gun control and “setting a bad example”. This is ridiculous in my opinion, as no one would condemn someone who pauses in a flaming building to pull someone else out, why should a gun owner trying to save others be condemned too?

        The fact remains is that combat even with the best tactics and strategy is at best a 50% proposition. It doesn’t matter why you pick up the gun, but any time you do aside from the range, there is a 50% chance of you living and 50% chance of dying. You may die protecting strangers if you turn around and face the bad guy be it a terrorist or criminal, but if you do make the decision to do so, you should be prepared for all the consequences. However, those consequences should not stop you from doing what you think is right. Life has risks, and sometimes you have to risk to do good deeds. Some may call it naive, but no officer will condemn a citizen who decides to hold the line while police get there (if the citizen knows what he is doing) and people forget that “life, limb, and property” doesn’t just apply to us, but other law abiding citizens.

    • SeanC

      #22 & 23 cover how to avoid being in a gunfight, if possible.

    • DLLambert

      The most important rule of a gunfight is: have a gun!

    • ɐznןɐʞ ɐpuɐʇs

      Some are sheepdogs, and some are sheep. Even a sheep cannot run every time.

      • TankGuy

        People are quick to judge others, but most forget that some sheep have horns. They’re not there to look pretty, and they may not be the best tool for the job, but they ARE a tool!!

  • Moonman45

    “redardless”

  • Don Ward

    Oh. I guess my comment criticizing this asinine list was not kosher. Well then. I can go down the list an item at a time. Starting with number one where the tactitard guru seems to advocate bringing “at least” two guns to a gunfight. Which implies that having at least three guns on your person is the bare optimum. Also he advocates bringing friends to a gunfight. Because conspiracy to commit premeditated murder is totally the correct way to deal with a self defense situation.

    • retfed

      He’s a military guy, and some of these are most applicable in a military and/or LE context. Like “bring all your friends,” etc. Military and/or LE encounters can be very drawn-out. Think of the North Hollywood bank robbery, for example.
      Some of his sayings are just common sense, some are tongue-in-cheek, and all have to be taken in context.
      In other words, Lighten up, Francis.

  • adverse4

    Just as any fight, there are no rules.

  • scaatylobo

    # 6 belongs AFTER the mention of AVOIDANCE at all cost.
    Just my NOT so humble opinion.
    Otherwise ,I LOVE this posting that I have a “few” times.

  • #21 – “Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet if necessary, because they may want to kill you.”

    I’ve told my officers this on multiple occasions. There are too many videos of officers or people being killed by those nobody wants to believe would be a murderer – from teenagers to 70+ year olds. Anyone can enter the road to murder. I also recommend conducting mental scenarios in their heads while on patrol. Create mental memories of decision-making processes for imagined threats so when the real thing suddenly springs on them they can quickly access a list of possible actions to take.

    Then I remind them the vast majority of the people they encounter will be law-abiding and respectful citizens (suburban city). They should be treated in like manner, with respect, dignity, and the utmost professionalism. However, about 1-3% of the population don’t give a damn about anyone, especially cops. These are the criminally minded, who refuse to change. We can treat them with respect, and dignity, but their actions and mindset require vigilant observation and often physical force to gain compliance, or take them into custody. The 1-3% can come in all shapes, sizes, ages, colors, etc.

    • nicholsda

      That was the training 40 years ago. You never knew when the buxom blonde in the convertible had just killed her husband and you were next on the list because you pulled her over. One of the older training movies covered just that. ” Shoot. Don’t Shoot” was its name.

    • DLLambert

      I agree with the remarks in this post but I’d add that if you do sworn LE, corrections or security work, be aware of your conduct & speech. A dangerous or unstable person may snap/lunge out at the smallest thing. Don’t use profanity, sarcasm, humor, insults, etc. Speak slowly & clearly. Many encounters turn violent because a EDP(emotional distrurbed person) gets upset or mad then will lash out. Avoid these confrontations if you can.

      • Absolutely agree with you. I was specifically responding to the list. Though I’ve used #21 many times to keep officers alert and to avoid letting their guard down in seemingly “normal” people situations, I have also very much encouraged the power of the spoken word over physical solutions. It is actually much more satisfying to talk the wanted felon into handcuffs, rather than fighting them there. Same with EDP’s, talking them to go to the hospital rather than fighting them there.

    • BB53

      Yeah, better to serve life in prison for killing someone unnecessarily than to be carried by six…. Right?

      • Don’t be ignorant. Being prepared to use deadly force is contingent upon the other person’s intent to kill you (clearly mentioned in #21). Nowhere did I advocate a mindset of careless use of deadly forcde. Everything I mentioned emphasizes an overall sense of awareness, and a reminder deadly threats can come in many forms, not just the obvious. This advice is just as viable for civilian CCW carriers as well as police officers.

        The point is, be alert and don’t throw caution to the wind just because the person in front of you “typically” is not a killer.

  • Lyman Hall

    24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than “4”.

    4mm Flobert?

  • BraveNewWhirled

    Always fun to read the various opinions and viewpoints of my fellow bitter clingers.

  • ErSwnn

    So I don’t shoot the bad guy, holster my gun and turn my back?

    Hey, if it’s good enough for Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes, it’s good enough for me.

    • Treiz

      Only if he’s going to explode. Oper8ters don’t look at explosions…

  • RUKdnMe

    I’m naming my G 26 Subaru…Watch their commercials…

  • American Patriot

    The only rule in a gun fight is
    1. There are no rules!

  • Stephen Paraski

    Tapco’d up

  • BB53

    Number 24 shows an amazing lack of knowledge. 9mm hollow points have won lots of gunfights.

  • steve

    Wasn’t James yeager the original author of these “rules” in like the mid 90’s (not by some other guy in 2009) and people have changed, or added to them over the years(such as the ridiculous rule 24 about not getting in a gun fight that that doesn’t start with a four (I guess .357 magnum sucks)?
    Even the photo/graphic you put at the top of the article is of Yeager (seemingly a pretty old picture.)