An Army special forces guy once told me the key to winning a gunfight: speed, surprise and violence of action. My ex-military amigo walked the talk; he could do a combat reload on a Kel-Tec KSG shotgun. Running. And shooting. Fast. Mind you, he wasn’t manipulating the 15-round bullpup scattergun whilst schlepping 138 pounds of kit. I’m not saying he couldn’t. Nor do I believe that our soldiers should copy our Islamic adversaries and travel incognito with a gun and some ammo. Necessarily. But I am saying that our fighting forces have reached a tipping point. Literally. I reckon they should shed some stuff, sacrificing a little violence of action for speed and a more user-friendly countenance for the locals. In the same sense that OFWGs would be well advised to lose a little of that F. Am I wrong?