Wisdom From The Field

Wisdom From The Field is a collection of sayings and wisdom. 
"God can use a thunderstorm. Or Porter Rockwell."  Mormon Proverb

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"We believe that men should appeal to the civil law for redress of all wrongs and grievances, where personal abuse is inflicted or the right of property or character infringed, where such laws exist as will protect the same; but we believe that all men are justified in defending themselves, their friends, and property, and the government, from the unlawful assaults and encroachments of all persons in times of exigency, where immediate appeal cannot be made to the laws, and relief afforded." Doctrine and Covenants 134:11

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“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
Richard Grenier

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“If you do this wrong, you will only do this once!”
My Jumpmaster from Ft Benning. (Applies to a lot of things!)

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"Bolt actions speak louder than words"

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"Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to
avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation."
Orange Gunsite

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"If you are short of everything except enemy, you are in combat"
Instructor Hurlburt Field

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"Never shot at anybody, if I shoot they get shot!... He's still alive, ain't he?" Porter Rockwell

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"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."
Clint Eastwood

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"Recoilless rifles -aren't
Suppressive fire - won't
Friendly fire - isn't"
Told to me by a Green Beret, George Bonsall

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If the enemy is in range, SO ARE YOU!

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If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly.
David Hackworth, Father of Tiger Force

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“Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.”
Norman Schwarzkopf

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"The more we sweat in training, the less we bleed in combat."

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"Conflict is inevitable, combat is an option."
Orange Gunsite

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"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!"
Ft. Benning Jumpmaster

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"The quickest way to change a persons thoughts about a subject is a 130 grain boattale."
Brian Davis, 75th Ranger Sniper

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"When seconds count, the police are minutes away!"
homedefensegun.com

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"Why do I carry a gun? Because I don't carry a policeman..."

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"Guns have only two enemies: Rust and politicians."

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"If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?"
Jeff Cooper-Orange Gunsite

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"If you’re not shooting, moving or reloading, you’re probably dead."
Instructor Hurlburt Field

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“Peace is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading,”
Thomas Jefferson

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"Law Enforcement carry guns to protect themselves, not you."

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"Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets."
George S. Patton

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"Never interrupt the enemy while he is making a mistake."
Napoleon

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"Close air support and friendly fire should be easier to tell apart."

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“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”
Heraclitus

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"Mess with the best, die like the rest."
US Special Forces

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“You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.”
Clint Eastwood "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" 1967

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“Only a foolish woman would allow her man to earn his living as a moving target.”
David Hackworth (Father of Tiger Force)

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“In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.”
Rommel (German General)

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“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
Douglas MacArthur (US General)

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"Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is enemy action."

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"Any man who is a man may not, in honor, submit to threats or violence. But many men who are not cowards are simply unprepared for the fact of human savagery."
Jeff Cooper - Gunsite

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"Two is one, one is none."

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"The answer to your question is yes.....
If we have taught you how not to be seen and they saw you, you will most probably die...and yes if you die we will be mildly displeased, and yes we will re-mark your test scores as a fail...."
Australian E & E Instructor

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"For those who want to win there is never enough time to train."

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"Sniping is poetry in slow motion, up until you pull the trigger."
Jayson AKA SAVOIE 6

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"It's not paranoia if it keeps you alive!"

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"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."

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"Once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend."
CSM Johnson

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Rudyard Kipling said it best-
"A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition."

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“If you have to ask, BUY MORE.” Ammo that is...

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"A Hero is a coward that got cornered."
Unknown

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“When a firefight begins, training and experience come in to play. These two qualities are more important than the weapons used…”

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In Joseph Smith's letter to Emma Smith, his wife, dated June 27, 1844, the day of his death, he wrote, “There is one principle which is eternal; it is the duty of all men to protect their lives and the lives of the household, whenever necessity requires, and no power has a right to forbid it, should the last extreme arrive, but I anticipate no such extreme, but caution is the parent of safety”.
Joseph Smith Jr.

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The line between paranoia and preparedness is usually drawn by experience...

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Sticks and stones, break my bones, but hollow points expand on impact...

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Due to price increases on ammo, don't expect a warning shot. Thank you for your understanding!

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"You are only out gunned if you miss!"
Jeff Cooper, 1997

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“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
General James N. Mattis, USMC, Former Commander US CENTCOMM

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"If you're not measuring your training, what you're doing is called playing."


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"I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it."
Clint Eastwood

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"You do not rise to the occasion in combat, you sink to the level of your training."
Lt Col Dave Grossman

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“If there’s a question about if it’s necessary, remove it. Less is more and more is lazy.”
Jason McCarthy, GORUCK founder

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"If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha."

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"It’s not what you did once, but what you can do on demand that counts."

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"When the battle drum beats, it is too late to sharpen your sword.
Sir Winston Churchill

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“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”
Vince Lombardi

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"I characterize myself as a good American. I believe in John Wayne, the American flag and apple pie. And if that's corny, then I'm wasting your time, because that's the way I feel about it."
Charles Beckwith

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"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Benjamin Franklin

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“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
George Washington

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"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, He'll just kill you."
Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch

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"AR15s are like LEGOs for grownups."

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"Hoplophobia is a mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who may wield them."
Jeff Cooper of Gunsite

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"I like a man who grins when he fights" - Winston Churchill

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"There’s only one basic principle of self-defense- you must apply the most effective weapon, as soon as possible, to the most vulnerable target."
Bruce Lee

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"The religious fanatic who practices terrorism cannot be reasoned with, because there is nothing you can threaten him with, and no alternative you can offer him that is more palatable than his genuine belief that if he dies fighting you, he will be greatly rewarded in afterlife. Only swift and extreme force can stop him."
Massad Ayoob

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"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior judgment to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his superior skills."

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"A commander may be forgiven for being defeated, but never for being surprised."
U.S. Marine Corps Training Manual

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"You are no more armed because you are wearing a pistol than you are a musician because you own a guitar."

Principles of Personal Defense, By Jeff Cooper

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"There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim."
James "Mad Dog" Mattis, 26th Secretary of Defense

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"Political Correctness is Tyranny with Manners."
Charlton Heston (1924-2008)

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