13 Rules for Packing Heat

Happy Valentine's Day

Just a quick post tonight because I'm spending Valentine's evening with my sweetie!

Herewith are thirteen things to remember when carrying your weapon.

1. Guns have only two enemies rust and politicians.
2. It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
3. Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.
4. Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.
5. Never say, “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.
6. The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.
7. The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win – cheat if necessary.
8. Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets . . . You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, because it’ll be empty.
9. If you’re in a gunfight:- If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.- If you’re not loading, you should be moving.- If you’re not moving, you’re dead.
10. In a life and death situation, do something . . . It may be wrong, but do something!
11. If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?
12. You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.
13. You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

I don't know the attribution for this, but it's funny and pretty much true.


  1. Disagree with #7. The most important rule in a gunfight is to have a gun. With you. All the time.

    Bragging about the big honkin' .45 ACP you "carry" but then having to run to your truck to show it to me because it's too bulky to always wear means you broke rule #7 and will lose.

  2. The "noisy cricket" in the pocket is worth much more than Desert Eagle in the safe.


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