1. Be somewhere else since people tend to die at gun fights. If you can't be elsewhere; bring a gun.

2. Preferably, bring at least two guns.

3. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

4. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

5. Only hits count. A close miss is still a miss.

6. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

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

8. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

9. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

10. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

11. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. Practice shooting in advance, under adverse conditions MANY TIMES.

12. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

13. Always cheat - always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

14. Have a plan that includes every possibility of who, what, when, where, and how.

15. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

16. Use cover and concealment as much as possible.

17. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

18. Don't drop your guard.

19. Always tactically reload and threat scan 360 degrees.

20. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).

21. Decide to be AGGRESSIVE enough, QUICKLY enough.

22. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot up you will get.

23. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

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

25. Never just bring a knife to a gunfight- no matter how big the knife.

26, Always use handguns whose caliber begins with at least .40