Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thoughts to live by

The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense (waiting for attack).
Hit them first and hit them hard. No mercy, no quarter.
Front sight, press. Repeat as necessary.
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.

11 comments:

Daver said...

Those that live by the sword die by those smart enough to carry guns.

Deb said...

Geeze, who ticked you off today?

wirecutter said...

My boss, my ex, my dog, my cutie and the motherfucking cop that pulled me over for doing a mere 36 mph over the speed limit. You wanna get added to my list?

Deb said...

Yikes! No way, Jose do I want to be on your List. I'll just be hiding under a pile of lobster traps for a while until things cool down.

Tattoo Jim said...

Damn Wirecutter... sounds like you had the day from Hell. Squared! On days like that, I sit with the blinds closed and count my ammo stockpile. Something about lining up little brass soldiers makes me feel better. Plus I start a shopping list for what I might to stock up on.

Deb said...

Tattoo Jim: Ever try to line up BB's? It ain't easy.

Tattoo Jim said...

Deb: Thus the reason for brass. Start with .22 for plinking, then .38's, 9mm's, .40's and throw in a few .44 magnum's just for the fun of it. Damn, now I've really got to go shopping. I've probably only got about 2,000 rounds left now.

curtislowe said...

Believe it or not, that quote (except for the middle part) has been attributed to John Steinbeck!

wirecutter said...

CurtisLowe,
I did not know that!!!
The middle part is a quote from Col. Jeff Cooper, God rest his soul.

curtislowe said...

That sounds like the Colonel. Seems we have some reading in common...

wirecutter said...

Col. Cooper and Elmer Keith are my heroes.
I took a day off work to honor Col. Cooper when I heard that he had died.
I loved his pages in the back of Guns & Ammo - they were the very first thing I read in every new issue.