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Gun Stories Online: One on One with Colonel Cooper – part 1

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When we talk about the modern 1911, we see the tremendous influence of Colonel Jeff Cooper. Here is the first part of a full and unedited interview with Colonel Cooper from early 2006. In part 1, he talks about the Leather Slap matches in California.

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Gun Stories Online: One on One with Colonel Cooper – part 2

Gun Stories Online: One on One with Colonel Cooper – part 3

Gun Stories Online: One on One with Colonel Cooper – part 4

Gun Stories Online: One on One with Colonel Cooper – part 5

Jeff Cooper – Wikipedia

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5 Responses to Gun Stories Online: One on One with Colonel Cooper – part 1

  1. bruce watson

    September 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Here is an idea, put out the entire 2 hours on dvd for sale. I have the interview you aired but would love to have the entire thing!

  2. Blair Bussard

    September 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I agree! Anyone who carries a pistol for self defense uses the techniques,(whether they are aware of it, or not), that Col Cooper helped bring to light.

    The full interview would be an amazing asset to not only new shooters, but also older guys like me, that were taught on the revolver as rookie cops, and went on to learn as much as we could absorb about the craft.

  3. Trent

    September 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Great interview I’ve been looking for this interview since I heard you talk of it on the podcast. It’s to bad more people don’t hear the Col wisdom there is very little out on youtube featuring Cooper and his is a voice that needs to be heard.

  4. Greg Mactye

    September 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I agree with Mr. Watson, and would definitely purchase this interview on a CD were it offered for sale. I was a student and a great admirer of Col. Cooper’s work, both in the field of Defensive weapon craft, as well as his numerous writings, and I would love to see this set of interviews made available to those who did not have the opportunity to know the man.

    Might I suggest that a portion of the proceeds be set aside for the Jeff Cooper Memorial fund, which in part helps to send young, deserving and promising individuals to the Gunsite Academy, for proper training in arms craft?

    Col. Cooper was one of the last of a very special breed – men who were born in ‘Another Country’ – who not only lived through the Great Depression, but also served their country with honor and pride in the US Military, during the Great wars. He was a scholar, a patriot, a warrior, a teacher, a poet, a statesman, and the principle architect of “The Modern Technique of the Pistol”. He was also a consummate curmudgeon, and could be rather irascible at times, especially towards those whom be felt weren’t paying attention! But he was also one of the most interesting, intelligent and fascinating men of our time, and the world is most definitely diminished for his absence from it.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Greg Mactye,
    student and devotee of Col. Jeff Cooper USMC ret. (RIP).

  5. Charles Bennett

    October 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Ditto to the requests for the full interview on DVD. Col. Cooper was such a pioneer in the sport, and so respected that I’ve got to beleive that such a DVD would sell.

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