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GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« on: November 24, 2008, 07:40:20 PM »
I received this set of rules from a friend in an email.

The wisdom imparted in these rules are great references to keep in mind for those Riflemen in need of a combat approach to meeting their objectives, training, and prevailing in a fight.

Enjoy...

LOO’S RULES- (BUDs/SEAL Trainer)

Mastering war-fighting knowledge and skills should be your primary concern. Your life and the lives of your teammates depend on it.

Being #1 in anything means paying a very high price. You have to be more focused, smarter, work harder, and have more desire than anyone else.

You must be physically and mentally prepared, trained to win the gun-fight, and accomplish the mission. Your responsibility to be ready for the fight never ceases.

Talk is cheap, action is everything. Master the basics. Always have your gear complete and in order. Check and recheck your equipment.

Never make the same mistake twice; take it seriously and be hard on yourself.

Strive for perfection. You’ll never get there, but we can always do better. Identify your weak points and tackle them aggressively; make them your strong points.

You cannot be #1 without putting in extra hours. For those who want to win, there is never enough time to train.

Be a subject matter expert in your field. Strive to be the “go-to” guy for the right answer.

Train as hard and realistically as possible.

If you accomplish everything successfully, training needs to be more challenging. “Train as you fight!!”

Don’t get cocky, stay humble.

Share your ideas about improvement and take the initiative to fix things and make it right.

Research and demonstrate and unquenchable desire to know everything about your job. Study tactical material and leadership every day.

All encounters during a mission are a threat. Never drop your security and always expect contact. Winners kill, losers get killed.

Rehearse actions and know the plan.

It takes a shooter to lead a shooter.

Be openly passionate in the pursuit of excellence.

Leave all who come in contact with you a positive sense of your combat and leadership skills as well as your loyalty and tactical savvy.

Never be a loner. Never leave a teammate, rely on them and don’t let them down.

Have fun, train hard, and when the time comes- KICK ASS!!!

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 08:43:35 PM »
I like the gist, right up my alley.

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 09:32:20 PM »
I like the gist, right up my alley.

Tycoon what's with the new Avatar?? I'm gonna need sunglasses...lol

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 09:34:22 PM »
I like the gist, right up my alley.

Tycoon what's with the new Avatar?? I'm gonna need sunglasses...lol


lol, yup, some 2 million sunblock also.


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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 09:48:06 PM »
Swanson, Are you in a underground bunker? Cause that's how I am picturing you...No disrespect intended

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 10:16:30 PM »
Bailey,

LOL!!!

to wit-

Man, I must come off on this forum as a real crack-job sometimes...

I am still filling sandbags and bunkering up my homestead for the zombie apocalypse. I just figure everything up until now is training for that...

Bunker? Hell, that'd be no fun.

I have too much fight left in me to hole up!!!

swanson

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 10:26:43 PM »
Bailey,

LOL!!!

to wit-

Man, I must come off on this forum as a real crack-job sometimes...

I am still filling sandbags and bunkering up my homestead for the zombie apocalypse. I just figure everything up until now is training for that...

Bunker? Hell, that'd be no fun.

I have too much fight left in me to hole up!!!

swanson

I'm nominating you as the TSP Director of Homeland security and Tycoon as TSP Secratary of Defense. Between the two of you I will be able to sleep at nights...

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 10:32:44 PM »
How far away from a firearm are you two at this very moment? I am 3'.....but there is a cat in the way.

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 10:34:56 PM »
How far away from a firearm are you two at this very moment? I am 3'.....but there is a cat in the way.

Well, I would have to move my hand from my mouse to the right about 6".

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 10:36:19 PM »
How far away from a firearm are you two at this very moment? I am 3'.....but there is a cat in the way.

Well, I would have to move my hand from my mouse to the right about 6".

No cat????

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 10:42:25 PM »
How far away from a firearm are you two at this very moment? I am 3'.....but there is a cat in the way.

Well, I would have to move my hand from my mouse to the right about 6".

No cat????

No cat here, this guy isn't too fond of em.

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 10:47:19 PM »
The worst you'll get from my animal is taken off at the knuckle!!!



Meet ranger

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 10:56:56 PM »
How far away from a firearm are you two at this very moment? I am 3'.....but there is a cat in the way.

Well, I would have to move my hand from my mouse to the right about 6".

No cat????

No cat here, this guy isn't too fond of em.


Nice Doggy.... What are those twin Glock .40's? lol
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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 11:17:11 PM »
Here is mine...My daughter likes to make little costumes for our animals. He normally doesn't wear a tie.


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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008, 05:11:33 PM »
swanson,

On a serious note here, I didn't see something that I have heard in several firearms training courses:

"Always stay in the fight, don't give up."

Now, this does not mean preclusion of a tactical withdrawal or getting away if the getting is good.  If you find yourself in a difficult situation, work your way through it and stay in the fight.  Example:  You have a FTF with a pistol, Tap-Rack-..., bottom of mag comes off, attempt to eject mag, hand strip mag, insert new mag, Rack-Bang.  I use this example because it happened to me during training once.  If I hadn't tried to work my way through and just gave up until the next course of fire, I would not have trained myself correctly.  If the stuff hit the fan, my mind would have fallen back to my training:  right or wrong!

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2008, 07:27:23 PM »
On a serious note here, I didn't see something that I have heard in several firearms training courses:

"Always stay in the fight, don't give up."-


If the stuff hit the fan, my mind would have fallen back to my training:  right or wrong!  - Firetoad

Firetoad,

Great post.

Your points are well-taken and accurate.

Always fight through any problem you encounter and finish your actions. Everyone fumbles, makes mistakes, or comes up short from time to time. The amateur just gives up- the operator pushes on, dominates his environment, and applies all the force necessary to maintain control of the situation.

I think we all have to fight through our own personal slices of confusion, inaction, hesitation and/or error(s) when confronted with violence in motion.

No fight is goes perfect- It's a fight!!!

It's your fighting tenacity, commitment to the slaughter, (when called for) and seasoned approach that makes up for mistakes quite often.

swanson

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2008, 08:57:47 PM »
    We used to stop the range, raise a hand and fix the problem. Now adays they realize you can't stop real life, so you fix the problems and continue the course. I like how we train much better now. So yes you will revert to training, if your use to picking up your magazines along the course you will probably end up with a bullet in the top of your noggin in the real thing.. Good point Firetoad

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2008, 09:11:41 PM »
Bailey,

Right on target as usual.

It cannot be stressed enough -

There are only 2 kinds of people...

THE TRAINED





THE UNTRAINED



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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008, 09:15:03 PM »
Bailey,

Right on target as usual.

It cannot be stressed enough -

There are only 2 kinds of people...

THE TRAINED





THE UNTRAINED




What??? I don't get it their not wearing ear plugs...lol

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008, 09:16:36 PM »
Ya gotta love Eotech!!!

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 09:31:17 PM »
Bailey-

+1

EOTECH ROCKS!!! - for getting rounds on target under stress, it's my choice for sure.

The addition of an Eotech to an rifle set-up is a sound option...


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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2008, 09:33:17 PM »
Nice farmers tan...lol

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 09:39:09 PM »
I know... just one of many "I love me pictures".

I placed an Eotech on top of that FAL 7.62x51 and scored plenty of solid hits. I love that weapon sight. It makes a good rifle great, and a so-so shooter even better.

Also, I am far too German to tan properly...

God- the heat and sun there sucked huge ass


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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2008, 09:45:04 PM »
Did you get to keep your weapons???

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Re: GUNFIGHTING- LOO’S RULES
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2008, 09:50:54 PM »
NOPE...  >:(