Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Rest In Peace, Colonel Jeff Cooper

Colonel Jeff Cooper, May 10, 1920 - September 25, 2006

I never met the Colonel, I never knew him personally, I only know of him. His is the preeminent name in the world of firearms. I’ve read some of his writings, but now that he’s gone, I’ll probably read a lot more of them.

He was known as “The Father of the Modern Techniques of Shooting”.

Among his many writings, Colonel Cooper wrote a forty-four page book titled; Principles Of Personal Defense, in which he detailed his “seven principles”

  1. Alertness
  2. Decisiveness
  3. Aggressiveness
  4. Speed
  5. Coolness
  6. Ruthlessness
  7. Surprise

Colonel Cooper believed that the way to prevail against a violent attacker is to respond with an instant, violent counterattack. He said; "The perfect fight is one that is over before the loser really understands what is going on."

Colonel Jeff Cooper was a man’s man.

Colonel Cooper, May You Rest In Peace.


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