ONe time when I was feeling my oats I ask Mr. Bryce, about killing people and shooting. Starnge enough to a thirteen year old, he said "Its a damn bad job", and suggest don't do it.. You may get to like it.
I knew more was coming so I waited , and then he started:
Single man or [woman], shoot for the gut up close, it hurts like hell and bleeds like a stuck pig,,and most believe their done with a bullet there,
If that doesn't stop them keep shooting up into the chest, and last the head.
He always stressed not to shoot for the head until last, again strange enough, he remarked,"Remember their some bodys kid".
I replied okay what about more than one, his reply "If you can use a shotgun,load it with blue peters whistlers" Found out later its 00 buck.
Again shoot for the gut area.. Okay but what about your 357,,"Well then its a pair to each, and then back to those who need it"
"The game is to send them to hades,not you"
When you approach a bad man what do you do?
Make sure your ready and have your pistol in your hand,,if not make sure nothing is in the way to stop your draw,, unbutton you coat, remember to hook it with your thumb, if need be grab the bottom of the coat with your other hand and PULL IT!!! to the side .
Never stand still if you can, always go foreward if you can,and never stop.
COver is and can be your friend, but don't worry about it,,if you do it right they will be the ones caught with their pants down.
I asked him how he knew if some one was going to draw on him
"THe eyes,give'm away every time"
Couple of years later when the ole man took me to Col.Askins, His comment was " DAMN SMART MAN"