|01-02-2002, 06:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: People's Republic of California
For those who use their pistol to fight to their long gun, what then do you do w/ the pistol? Do you store a paddle holster w/ the shotty?
|01-02-2002, 07:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2001
I think the phrase about using one's pistol to "fight one's way to one's long gun" originated with Clint Smith. I think that it is more a rhetorical statement on the relative wimpiness of pistols versus rifles/shotguns than tactical advice. Although we can contrive some situations where one would do otherwise, if one can withdraw while fighting and/or protecting oneself with the pistol, to another area when one's long gun is stored, wouldn't it be better to just keep on withdrawing rather than taking up one's rifle and deliberately rejoining the fight? If one has withdrawn to one's last redoubt, retrieved one's rifle, and are now set to make a final stand, just set the pistol down if one is in the buff or wearing insubstantial PJ's. Stick the pistol in one's waistband if one has pants on.
Hollyweird notwithstanding, most fights will be won or lost with the weapon with which one starts.
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