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    I received this email and thought it was a good one to share.


    Clint Smith, Director of Thunder Ranch, is part drill Instructor and part standup comic. Here are a few of his observations on tactics, firearms, self defense and life as we know it in the civilized world.

    "The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight....I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead."

    "The two most important rules in a gunfight are: always cheat and always win."

    "Every time I teach a class, I discover I don't know something."

    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

    "Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me 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."

    "When you reload in low light encounters, don't put your flashlight in your back pocket.. If you light yourself up, you'll look like an angel or the tooth fairy...and you're gonna be one of 'em pretty soon."

    "Do something. It may be wrong, but do something."

    "Nothing adds a little class to a sniper course like a babe in a Ghilliesuit."

    "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 I have a gun, what would I be paranoid for?"

    "Don't shoot fast, shoot good."

    "You can say 'stop' or 'halto' 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. You may be able to save yourself and your family."

    "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 the man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it!

    If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, please forward. '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. DDE

    'Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.'

    ~ Thomas Jefferson
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    Sounds like he studied Jeff Copper words of wisdom very well

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    and the Marine shooting,instructor said as he taought my mom... ( at my early ages) shoot them in the head... or shoot them till they are dead...

    or they will Sue you...


    you know... some things REALLY stick with a kidllllll
    "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

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    many years ago i heard this one at gunsite..
    if you can see him he can see you too so shot him as many times as need intill he is on the ground and dead...
    or something like that..he was telling a group of women shooters..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Sounds like he studied Jeff Copper words of wisdom very well
    He did. Clint Smith was a Gunsite instructor before he struck out on his own.
    Now what ?

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    Also like Bill Jordan no second place in a gunfight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    and the Marine shooting,instructor said as he taought my mom... ( at my early ages) shoot them in the head... or shoot them till they are dead...

    or they will Sue you...


    you know... some things REALLY stick with a kidllllll
    When I got stationed at MacDill AFB in Tampa they had a mandatory briefing to go over the city for us new country folk. The briefing was given by a TPD officer and aside from covering all of the bad neighborhoods to avoid he also covered the firearm laws for us. The one thing that stuck out was when he told me to make sure if I shot someone that the court docket read "LuJon v. The State of Florida" or I didn't shoot them enough!

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