USMC and Navy Rules for Gun Fighting

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    USMC and Navy Rules for Gun Fighting

    The USMC Rules for Gun Fighting

    1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring
    all of your friends who have guns.

    2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo
    is cheap. Life is 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 nor using cover correctly.

    5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend.
    (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

    6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a 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.

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

    10. Use a gun 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 gun, but they
    should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    12. 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.

    15. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

    16. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

    17. Don't drop your guard.

    18. Always tactical load 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 polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you
    meet.

    23. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

    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"

    The Navy Rules for Gun Fighting

    1. Go to Sea

    2. Send the Marines

    3. Drink Coffee...



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    "The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."

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    Hey the top rules were fine, but the bottom ones suck. If you know of a Marine Corps engagement where Navy personel were not in direct attendance you let me know

    with regards former HM2 (FMF) type.

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    Just a friendly tongue-n-cheek parody blue...

    My father-in-law, navy (EM2); 2 cousins, navy; brother-n-law, navy (HM1); best friend, navy (AT3); co-worker, navy (HM2 - FMF)

    Besides, without the corpsmen, we marines would be dead from shoot'n off our mouths too much. (you know that's true) LMAO
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    "The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."

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    Marine battle cry: "medic" and we all know who the medics were. Go Navy!
    And yes I did time in the Navy. :smi-rowboat:
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    'nother former HM2 here.

    Now, I never knew any marine corps teaching that said to "move away from your attacker".

    When I had ambush training it seemed like the thing to do whenever ambushed was to immediately charge your ambusher(s) like madmen and shoot anything in your path.

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    As active duty Navy, I'm having a hard time understanding the problem. I mean, which one is the smart one - Navy or Marine? lol (And yes, I'm a Yeoman so I get lots of coffee. )
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    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrioticRick View Post
    Marine battle cry: "medic" and we all know who the medics were. Go Navy!
    And yes I did time in the Navy. :smi-rowboat:
    Eh hem.. You mean Corpman?

    How many times have I heard it, "The Marines don't have medics!" LOL.. Almost as much as I've heard, "It's not a clip, it's a magazine."

    I've always liked those "rules."

    Semper Fi
    (to my Marine)

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    We always sent air cover for the Marines that we sent into the fray. And quite often the Seal teams had been there before anyone else.
    One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
    Illegitimus Non Carborundum.
    In God we trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manzanita View Post
    'nother former HM2 here.

    Now, I never knew any marine corps teaching that said to "move away from your attacker".

    When I had ambush training it seemed like the thing to do whenever ambushed was to immediately charge your ambusher(s) like madmen and shoot anything in your path.

    Ditto,

    Ahem, the misson of the Marine Corps RIFLE SQUAD:

    To locate, close with, and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver, and to repel the enemy assault through fire and close combat.

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    When I was in the Navy you were still able to have beards and a whole platoon of Marines came in to the galley with one Corpsman with a full red beard. He looked like the old G.I. Joe dolls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedevil View Post
    Hey the top rules were fine, but the bottom ones suck. If you know of a Marine Corps engagement where Navy personel were not in direct attendance you let me know

    with regards former HM2 (FMF) type.
    Semper Fi
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    Two problems with the last set of rules.

    1. SEALS

    2. SEABEES

    Who do you think makes those nice beachheads for the Marines? Contrary to popular belief, the Marines are NOT always the first on the scene.
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    http://www.atch.com/seabees/history/whofirst.html

    On a certain Pacific Island, it is said, natives were mopping up the remaining Japs. One day a group of natives wiped out a party of Japs, but the natives hesitated to kill a strange animal which the Japs had brought to the island. The animal was a goat, and after observing the goat curiously, the natives returned to their chief for instructions as to whether or not they should kill the strange beast.

    "What manner of beast is it?" the chief asked.

    "Oh, he's very strange, majesty," the natives replied. "He has fierce eyes, long horns, a shaggy beard, will eat anything, and stinks like hell."

    "Spare him," the chief ruled at once. "He's what the Americans call a Seabee."

    The description fit so well that a few of the WWII Seabee battalions adopted billy goats as mascots.
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    In July, 1943, during the Munda operation, a Marine detachment made the classic dawn assault on a New Georgia beach. As they came tearing up on the beach looking for Japs, a party of white men stepped out from behind trees and waved to them. Marine jaws dropped as the party approached and Seabee Lieutenant Bob Ryan, of Santa Paula, Cal., extended his hand to the Marine major.

    "Major, the Seabees are always happy to welcome the Marines!" Lieutenant Ryan said warmly, with a heavy tongue in his cheek. Then a Seabee boatswain's mate walked over, clapped a Marine private on the back and quipped: "What kept yuh, bud?" The quip was almost too much for a self-respecting Marine to take. Great oaths rent the air and there was much stamping of earth before the Montezuma boys got around to appreciating the Seabee jest.

    Lieutenant Ryan's party had been scouting for an airstrip location when they spied the Marines approaching. The Marines insisted that the whole affair was a frame-up, but the Seabees contend that it is typical of the manner in which they must "protect the Marines."

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    Yut. all in good fun I guess. I know of a Corpsman with 19 kills and 1 camel to his credit. You don't mess w/ greenside swabbies, dude. we not only carry the morphine but we also carry something Marines fear the most... The Silver Bullet. If you have seen a heat casualty in the humps in Lajerne, then you know what I am talking about.

    Semper Gumby.
    "embrace the suck" - our warriors in the sandbox... it implies that do the best you can in impossible conditions.
    "no plan survives intact upon contact with the enemy" - wisdom of the Grunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider39a View Post
    ... The Silver Bullet.
    Semper Gumby.
    That's not Coors Light he's talking about....



    Don't ask...

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