Drill Sergeant Joe B. Fricks Rules For A Gunfight

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by AsmelEduardo, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. AsmelEduardo

    AsmelEduardo New Member

    I just recived this email and want to share with all the forum member, maybe is alredy posted but here is:

    My memories of BCT at Ft. Benning | Drill Sgt (E-7) Joe B. Frick

    Know variations of this have been posted before, but I figure this is important for two reasons:

    1. Many criminals may be emboldened for recent election results.

    2. We all need a "lighten up" a tad.


    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 temperatire.

    28. The only thing you EVER say afterwards is, "He said he was going to kill me. I beleived 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.
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    A very wise man! [​IMG]

    My favorite #s: 2, 4, 10, 17, 18, 24, AND 28!

    BUT practice them all!

    Thanks El.

  3. Gestapo Hunter

    Gestapo Hunter New Member

    In china fire arm is hard to get (unless you in the military or up high with the local mafia). So most citizen here use a Machete.:D
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    I loved it before and still do!!
  5. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

    Gestapo Hunter-
    I prefer to imagine the Chinese using throwing stars and other exotic stuff. Now you've gone and erased my fantasies ! ( LOL)

    You may be interested to know that the Machete is a favorite in rural Mexico too. When two drunks get into a machete fight, the alcohol masks the pain and ears and noses fly loose .

    You may be able to make home-made guns . In the Phillipines, they make a crude single-barrel shotgun . Americans made zip guns until we became a rich (?) country and could afford good guns . If you cut an old car radio antenna, one section will fit a
    .22 cal. round . There's your barrel . You can cut up one rifle barrel to make several pistol barrels . ( for info purposes only-consult local laws-not responsible for injuries-for entertainment only-don't try this at home ) .
  6. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

    The whole thing is great, but here are my favorites...especially #19.
  7. Kill-Zone

    Kill-Zone Guest

    We dont live in china - but it's getting that way here too...... and when it does I''ll become a terrorist with a cause...not like them p***** in Iraq - Afganistan...... :)
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    And would humbly offer a #29-

    "If you find you are in a fair fight, your planning sucked."