The Editors’ Quote of the Day

“If you’re not shootin’, you should be loadin’. If you’re not loadin’, you should be movin’, if you’re not movin’, someone’s gonna cut your head off and put it on a stick.” – Clint Smith, Founder of the Thunder Ranch firearms training school


  1. I’ve had several classes from Clint. This quote is factual and he has many, many more. Great guy. One of the best instructors nationally, period.

  2. I would add that Clint forgets “communicating”, as in the fight, “shoot-move-communicate” is more the mantra, given the team-nature of the endeavor. While courses such as Clint’s, Frontsite, etc., are great for localized, 25 yd., single assailant (for the most part) scenarios, I would caution preppers to think in terms of greater tactical utility, such as team shoots, use of hand/arm/comms tactics, and other, more practical training as the capper on these individual-focused courses. Stay safe…

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