John Farnam

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 02 Jan 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From farnamsquips:
"The winner of gunplay was the one who took his time. I would shun flashy trick-shooting, grandstand play, as I would poison. In all my life as a frontier peace officer, I did not know a single proficient gunfighter who had anything but contempt for the gun-fanner or the man who shot from the hip." -- Wyatt Earp
There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions. In a little while the servant returned, white and trembling, and said, "Master, just now, when I was in the marketplace, I was jostled by a woman in the crowd. When I turned, I saw that it was Death that jostled me. She made a threatening gesture. Now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away to Samara. I will avoid my fate, for Death will not find me there. The merchant lent his servant his horse as he had requested. The servant mounted and galloped away as fast as he could. The merchant then went himself down to the marketplace, and, when he saw me standing in the crowd, he came to me and said, "Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant this morning?" "That was not a threatening gesture, I said. It was only a start of surprise. You see, I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I have an appointment with him tonight... in Samara."

GeekWithA.45 - Saved by the Hammer... - the story of GeeketteWithA9mm's trip to the courthouse to get her PA CCW permit, ending with a lesson gladly learned before needed from John Farnam: if your carry gun has an exposed hammer, hold it open with your thumb while holstering. [geekwitha.45]

# Defense Training International - John Farnam's Quips - practical quips, quotes, and lessons learned from the "president of Defense Training International... considered the top handgun instructor in the nation." He posted once every three days on average in 2004, so it's worth checking often. Added to my links page under Jeff Cooper's link in the "Less Frequent" column. [google]

Their world is defined by "rules." OURS ISN'T. Victory is the only reality in the universe!

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