Words to really live by...

Words to really live by...

Clint Smith,
Director of Thunder Ranch, Lake View , Oregon
He is part Drill Instructor, and part stand up 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 in the hell do I have to be paranoid for."

"Don't shoot fast, shoot good."

"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' 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.

Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to
fight, he'll just kill you.

An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

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

'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.

If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, please forward. I just did.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 1:00 PM

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Clint Smith

Clint is great. He has a monthly column in GUNS magazine that's usually worth the price of a subscription.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 6 weeks ago, 1:15 PM

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yep ecaman

He does a great job,I also like Elmer Keith,Bill Jordan,Wiley Clapp,and Rob Pincus.Guess i'm a fan of common sense.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 1:16 PM

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LBC I think I had that

wiley clapp in the service...lol

5 years 6 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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Bob Milek

Anybody remember Bob Milek? Very good writer, all around hunter. One of the first to popularize the use of the Remington XP-100 & Thompson Contender for hunting. He had lots of articles on handgun hunting.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 6 weeks ago, 1:55 PM

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yep Bob Milek too

how about the Remington 221 fireball or is that the same as the XP-100,might be.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 4:18 PM

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.221 Fireball

That was the proprietary cartridge in which the XP-100 was initially offered.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
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