Jeff Cooper





Jeff Cooper

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born
in Los Angeles, California, The United States
May 10, 1920

died
September 25, 2006

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John Dean "Jeff" Cooper was recognized as the father of what is commonly known as the Modern Technique of handgun shooting, and one of the 20th century's foremost international experts on the use and history of small arms.

Cooper was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II he served in the Pacific on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), and then was recalled to active duty for the Korean War, resigning his commission as Lieutenant Colonel in 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University and, in the mid-1960s, a master's degree in history from the University of California, Riverside.

In 1976, Cooper founded the American Pistol Institute (API) in Pa...more


Average rating: 4.27 · 492 ratings · 37 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
To Ride, Shoot Straight, an...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Principles of Personal Defense
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1972 — 8 editions
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Art of the Rifle
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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The Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip.
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1989
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Jeff Cooper on handguns.
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1979
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Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip 2
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2001
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Another Country
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Hit and Run Trading: The Sh...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Building A Recording Studio
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1984
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More books by Jeff Cooper…
“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle

“A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.”
Jeff Cooper

“There ain't many troubles that a man caint fix
With seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six.

Jeff Cooper