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Post by AndyC » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:47 pm

I figured this might amuse you lot - from the Gunsite wire:
***REAL MAN RULES***

As written by Richard Mann

Carry a knife. Always. The only time you should not have a knife is when you are naked, in a bed or when you’re swimming. (Real men swim, they don’t play in the water. And, there is only one kind of knife and that’s a sharp one. A dull knife is nothing but a flat piece of metal with a handle.)

Get a hat; a real hat, you gotta have a hat. Not a baseball cap. You don’t have to wear it all the time but when you are wearing it, take it off when you hear the National Anthem, when you are eating and when you go inside and sit down.

If you are going to carry a handgun, carry it concealed. There are only a few social settings where open carry is proper and they are cookouts and barbecues, campfires and hangings. (We don’t have many hangings these days.) Never open carry in nylon, plastic or Kydex; it’s like wearing tennis shoes to a funeral. And never, ever open carry a Glock unless you are a cop. Nobody wants to see that ugly thing.

Teach at least one kid to shoot and hunt – and to do it well, before you die.

Don’t show off your tattoos unless you are asked.

Stop using your smart phone to check the time. Get a watch for god’s sake.

Act like you have been there before no matter if it’s Paris or a hurricane. This always applies unless it’s your first time at Gunsite. If it is, keep your mouth shut; you’ll learn more that way.

If you have hair on your head or a beard or mustache, keep it trimmed or groomed. Avoid the Unabomber look.

Own at least one custom rifle.

Always buy the first round; nobody remembers who bought the second round or the last one.

If you are going to engage in a ballistics discussion, know something about ballistics.

When discussing guns, cartridges, bullets and ballistics, never say, “all things being equal” because they never are and never will be.

Never ask someone if they have ever killed someone, never ask anyone if they ever slept with someone and never, ever brag or talk about doing either.

Never sit or stand by a man when you can sit or stand by a woman. Do I really need to explain this one?

Keep a rope, a rifle and ammo in your truck. What, you don’t have a truck?

Never waste a sunset.

Learn how to start a fire and how to split wood but always let the youngest in the group do both.

If you are riding in the passenger seat, for heaven’s sake, get the gate!

Own at least one lever action rifle and don’t put a scope on it. (If you own two lever action rifles one of them can have a scope but only if it’s a scout scope.)

Know what Schnee’s boots are and where they are made.

Know who John Browning was and at least two firearms he invented.

Learn how to tell a hunting story that folks will listen to.

Know who COL Jeff Cooper was and be able to quote at least one thing he said.

Knowing how to ride a horse is not near as important as knowing how to saddle one.

Know who Frank Luke, Raoul Lufbery were and how they died.

Own a dog – an outside kind of dog – with a hunting heritage.

Read, The Life of the Hunt and know who wrote it.

Know that Jack O’Connor did not talk directly to God but that Elmer Keith might have.

Own at least one gun in .35 caliber.

Own, carry and shoot a single action revolver. If its not a Colt or Ruger it does not count.

When your hunting partner kills an animal, they touch it first. No exceptions. Well, unless they are sick, seriously injured or if you had to deliver the final shot before it stomped them into a blood puddle.

Its OK to let someone field dress and skin your animal but only if you hired them and are paying them to do it.

You don’t have to know how to cook a lot of things but you must know how to cook breakfast and venison.

Repeat after me, “There is no such thing as a ladies gun.”

And finally, for the love of all that has anything to do with firearms, know how to sight your rifle in without using a box of ammo.
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Post by Dan20703 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:23 pm

I like it! I am a strong believer in this one "Act like you have been there before no matter if it’s Paris or a hurricane."
It has gotten me into places and able to do things while others stood with their mouths open.
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Post by WildBill » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:25 pm

AndyC wrote:I figured this might amuse you lot - Always buy the first round; nobody remembers who bought the second round or the last one.
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Post by PBratton » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:30 pm

Amen. :tiphat:
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Post by Jago668 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:15 pm

I like it.
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Post by oljames3 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:23 pm

If you are going to carry a handgun, carry it concealed. There are only a few social settings where open carry is proper and they are cookouts and barbecues, campfires and hangings. (We don’t have many hangings these days.) Never open carry in nylon, plastic or Kydex; it’s like wearing tennis shoes to a funeral. And never, ever open carry a Glock unless you are a cop. Nobody wants to see that ugly thing.
This is funny, but there are way too many personal considerations and decision points in these statements to make a real, hard and fast rule.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:39 pm

oljames3 wrote:
If you are going to carry a handgun, carry it concealed. There are only a few social settings where open carry is proper and they are cookouts and barbecues, campfires and hangings. (We don’t have many hangings these days.) Never open carry in nylon, plastic or Kydex; it’s like wearing tennis shoes to a funeral. And never, ever open carry a Glock unless you are a cop. Nobody wants to see that ugly thing.
This is funny, but there are way too many personal considerations and decision points in these statements to make a real, hard and fast rule.
Very good guidelines with a few solid principles. Good stuff for the man cave wall.
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:49 pm

Rules to live by.
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Post by Skiprr » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:52 pm

;-)

Only two that I have a quibble with:
Own at least one gun in .35 caliber.

Own, carry and shoot a single action revolver. If its not a Colt or Ruger it does not count.
I don't, and will probably never will, own a firearm in .35 Remington. Don't plan on buying a 336 Marlin anytime soon. Or a Thompson single-shot in that caliber.

Own and learn to shoot a single-action revolver I get. But carry? I won't carry anything that's single-action other than a fixed-blade knife.

I'll add a few:
  • Trigger-finger discipline...even if you're just picking up a bottle of Windex. You immediately know a great deal about a man who keeps his index finger straight and disengaged near anything that even remotely looks like a trigger.
  • If you carry, always carry a spare mag or speed loader. Two is one; one is none.
  • If you have to look-up YouTube videos to help you field-strip and clean your AR15, turn in your man card. What? You don't have an AR15?
  • Own at least one firearm in each of the most prevalent NATO chamberings: 5.56mm, 9mm, and 7.62 NATO.
  • Own SnapCaps. Use them. If you carry, dry-fire practice every day, even for just a few minutes. You need hundreds of hours of perfect practice to develop unconscious competence. And it's a diminishable skill.
  • Regularly, repeatedly, and with intent, pick up something heavy. When the cashier at the grocery store asks, "Would like help to your car with that?" you know you're in trouble.
  • Ignore fashion. Either shave every day or grow a beard. Patchy peach fuzz or two-day growth is becoming on no one. (How did this ever become a thing?)
  • Make eye contact, and when you shake hands always exert two pounds more pressure than the other person. No more, no less.
  • Endeavor first to become a better listener, a better speaker second.
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Post by Bitter Clinger » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:40 pm

Awesome, THANKS!

I might consider adding:

o Know to to tie a real tie
o know how to change a flat tire and replace a dead battery
(I thought about know how to bleed your brakes, but didn't want to be over the top!)
o Know how to hook up, load, and haul a trailer, including backing up (what, you don't have a trailer?)
o Know how to dock a boat safely in a following sea
o Know how to field strip and clean / lube all of your firearms
o Know how to make correct decisions without all the data
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Post by OldCurlyWolf » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:28 pm

Bitter Clinger wrote:Awesome, THANKS!

I might consider adding:

o Know to to tie a real tie
o know how to change a flat tire and replace a dead battery
(I thought about know how to bleed your brakes, but didn't want to be over the top!)
o Know how to hook up, load, and haul a trailer, including backing up (what, you don't have a trailer?)
o Know how to dock a boat safely in a following sea
o Know how to field strip and clean / lube all of your firearms
o Know how to make correct decisions without all the data
The majority of us do not live on a coast. Seamanship is not necessary.
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Post by Bitter Clinger » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:33 pm

OldCurlyWolf wrote:
Bitter Clinger wrote:Awesome, THANKS!

I might consider adding:

o Know to to tie a real tie
o know how to change a flat tire and replace a dead battery
(I thought about know how to bleed your brakes, but didn't want to be over the top!)
o Know how to hook up, load, and haul a trailer, including backing up (what, you don't have a trailer?)
o Know how to dock a boat safely in a following sea
o Know how to field strip and clean / lube all of your firearms
o Know how to make correct decisions without all the data
The majority of us do not live on a coast. Seamanship is not necessary.
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A "following sea" refers to a wave direction that matches the heading of the boat. :tiphat:
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Post by rbwhatever1 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:43 pm

Nice. I might burn a few of these on a piece of old barn wood and nail it to my house.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:59 pm

Les Miles wrote:Dumb list. Real men aren't followers. They make their own rules
There are qualities that distinguish real men from the rest of the males in society. These qualities are taught to sons by real men. In today's society there is a huge segment of males who have no idea about what it means to be a real man and this is indicated by the vast number of single mothers and young males who prey on the innocent and helpless. A lot of the qualities that distinguish real men are exhibited by those who do what we do here which is respect one another and obey the law.

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Post by Rvrrat14 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:14 pm

Close enough!

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