Sunday, July 17, 2011

Self Defense

Self Defense

Never let someone or thing that threatens you get inside  arms' length and never say I got a gun.  If you feel you need to use  deadly force, for heaven’s sake let the first sound they hear be the  safety clicking off and  they shouldn't have time to hear anything after that if you are doing  a good job.
  And my favorite: 
'The average response time of a 911 call is over  3 minutes....the  response time of a .44 magnum is 1400 feet per  second.'    

Shooting advice:  Clint Smith,  Director of Thunder Ranch, is a drill instructor  (Thunder Ranch is a  firearms training facility in    Arizona   ).  Here are a few of his observation  on tactics, firearms, self defense and  life as we  know it in the  civilized world.
 "The most  important rule in a gunfight is: Always win, and cheat  if necessary." 
"Don't forget,  incoming bullets have the right of  way." 
"Make your  attacker advance through a wall of bullets. You may get killed with your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with  it, 'cause it's going  to be empty."  

"If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not  loadin', you should be movin'; if you're not movin', someone's gonna  cut your head off and put  it on a stick." 
"Do something. It  may be wrong, but do something." 
"Shoot what's  available, as long as it's available, until something else becomes available." 
"If you carry a  gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If  you have a gun, what in the hell do you have to be  paranoid for?" 
"Don't shoot  fast, unless you also shoot  good." 
"You can say  'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think  will work, but  I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at  someone's head is pretty much the universal  language." 
"You have the rest of your life to solve your problems.. How long you live, depends on how well you do it." 
"You cannot save  the planet but you may be able to save yourself and some other people." 
"Thunder Ranch will be here as long as you'll have us or until  someone makes us go away, and either way, it will be exciting." 
More Excellent  Gun Wisdom........ 
The purpose of  fighting is to win. There is no possible victory  in defense.   The sword is more important than the shield, and  skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental. 
1. Don't pick a  fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,  he'll just  kill you.  

2. If you find  yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck. 
3. I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy. 
4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes  away. 
5. A reporter did  a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers.  The reporter  recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying  and asked him 'Why do  you carry a .45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because  they don't make a  .46.' 
6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.  

7. The old  sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady  commented on his wearing  his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol.  Are you expecting  trouble?' 'No ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I  would have brought my  rifle.' 
8. Beware of the  man who only has one gun, because he probably  knows how to use it very well. 
'The true soldier  fights not because he hates what is in front of  him, but  because he loves what is behind him.'
G. K.  Chesterton 

A people that  values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both. 
"Those who hammer  their guns into plows will plow for those who do not...."  -  Thomas Jefferson  

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