“This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.” This is the opening stanza to the Rifleman’s Creed. This simple sentence relays how intertwined the rifleman and the rifle are. The rifleman knows his rifle, inside and out. The rifleman owns the rifle, not as a piece of property, but as an extension of themselves. These simple words ring true for all riflemen and translate directly to all services and across all every sovereign nation. Those that know their weapon, know themselves.