Gun writers come and go. Sadly most of the guys who were at one time at the top of the list degenerated into becoming shills for some manufacturer(s) at some point. Kind of the nature of that business. There were a number of guys that were good for their time but never really seemed to get how much better semi-autos were over revolvers. Colonel Cooper just never seemed to get away from his goofy idea of the bolt action scout rifle as the ultimate firearm when the AR15 could do everything it could do and more. At least he got the idea that the semiauto was generally a better defensive handgun over revolvers, although his insistence on sticking with the 1911 platform seems a little quaint these days. A lot of the writers were big on safaris or guided hunting trips and so few people can afford such an extravaganza that I never really cared much for them. Many of the writers advocated training methods that were moderately innovative for the time but seem hopelessly outdated today. Many of them would have been perfectly happy with an AWB and restricting carry of defensive firearms to police as they were mostly interested in hunting.