Jelly Bryce, one mighty fine pistoleer


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ZeroX
September 2, 2004, 07:02 PM
I know a few of you are familiar with this guy but I love the story so much that I'm going to post it anyways.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/957612/posts

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trooper
September 2, 2004, 08:06 PM
Great article, thanks for sharing...

Shanghai McCoy
September 2, 2004, 11:15 PM
Very interesting and informative.Thanks for putting this up for us to read.

Bartholomew Roberts
September 3, 2004, 03:01 PM
Great guy; but just goes to show that a good shooter isn't necessarily a good instructor. The method that worked well for Bryce has been a lot less inspiring for most others.

I think there are just some people with mutant genes who have a freakish perception and are able to shoot well because of it.

BigG
September 3, 2004, 03:28 PM
Jelly Bryce claimed to be able to see the bullets as they made their way to the target. I don't even think he used the sights.

Leadbutt
September 5, 2004, 02:39 AM
Mr.Bryce,was a fine man and well thought of, I had the good fortune to recieve some training from him in the late 60's, he always claimed he saw the sights,but I never figured it out, he was one of the last old timers who believed in fireing first,and settling the matter posthaste

James Bondrock
September 5, 2004, 12:46 PM
Stephen Hunter borrowed Bryce's initials for a character (D.A. Parker) in the novel Hot Springs. "D.A. Parker", however, taught Jeff Cooper-style shooting doctrine (use of Colt 1911s, two-handed stance, sighted fire) some 10-15 years before Cooper himself became famous. (The story takes place in 1946.)

I wonder how Bryce, if he were alive today, would fare in a modern law enforcement agency. Chances are that after just one shooting he would be placed on desk duty, and if he managed to get into any more shootings he would probably be retired early for having a death wish or something.

ZeroX
September 9, 2004, 08:29 PM
Heh, Hot Springs was the thing that allowed me to find the article. I read it and wondered "Did Parker really exist?". I did a search and found a book forum that named Jelly as the inspiration for Parker.

Great book, btw.

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