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Jeff Cooper's works and the 1911

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wamj2008, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. wamj2008

    wamj2008 Well-Known Member

    I am a big fan of the 1911. So was Jeff Cooper. I am still a neophyte and always looking to gain knowledge and insight. I just bought Cooper's Principles of Personal Defense and have begun to read it. Are there one or two books by him that focus mainly on the 1911? I'd love to read more about the platform and his thoughts on it. Thanks.
  2. There are older publications, like Cooper on Handguns, etc, that are more directly about guns than the Gunsite books (the regular books, like "Another Country", etc, which have a variety of topics). Try finding those on a search, or Amazon, etc.
  3. Gunfighter123

    Gunfighter123 Well-Known Member

  4. navyretired 1

    navyretired 1 Well-Known Member

    I've read Jeff Cooper most of my life until his fairly recent passing. My first class at Gunsite actually had Cooper teaching and advising students. BTW Cooper loved the 45 but He had fell for the CZ 75 and was real hot for the BREN 10.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2010
  5. Frank Ettin

    Frank Ettin Moderator

    Jeff Cooper was also my senior instructor when I took 250 at Gunsite in 2001. When he found out I enjoy auto racing, he invited me up to his home the Sunday after the class to watch the Grand Prix of Monico, so I spent that afternoon with him and his wife, Janell. One of the "never forget" events of my life.

    In any case, back to the OP's question, see also http://www.frfrogspad.com/ for a wealth of information on Jeff Cooper, the Gunsite culture and shooting. That website includes a Jeff Cooper bibliography.

    For more Jeff Cooper books, check out http://www.jeffcooperbooks.com/. And I was able to find many out-of-print Jeff Cooper books using http://www.bookfinder.com/.
  6. wamj2008

    wamj2008 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the tips guys. Sounds like he was one-of-a-kind, a real man's man.

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