Got a question for you Gunkid. How much real, live combat experience do you have? Not the "I jerk it while reading SOF" type, but the "Damn, a feller could get hisself kilt here" variety. You dispense all sorts of advice, what do you base it on? Your thoughts on ambush are absolutely assinine. Your choice of weapons (cobbled firearms, backed up with a big stick) seems a little stupid. Hearing protection while under fire - Get real, there's a lot more important things to occupy a person. You seem to think knives are useless. Wrong. Aside from (necessary) fieldcraft, a good combat knife is essential when engaging in hostilities. (They're quiet and never have to be reloaded). You name-drop a bunch, but the feats of others don't shine on you. Reflected glory isn't very impressive. You boast of deeds to be performed somewhere in the future with nothing in your past to indicate that you are capable of that performance. A quick draw might be useful, but not while it is hindered by the wetting of britches - NOBODY who has never engaged an enemy can state with any assurance how he / she will react to the first experience. BTW, I do have combat experience, just don't say a whole lot about it, so I have a fair idea of what's reality and what's fantasy. You fall square in the fantasy area.