Posted On:9/26/2006 8:51am
From Ed, at Gunsite:
At the request of the family it is my sad duty to report the passing of
our founder, Jeff Cooper. Jeff died peacefully at home this afternoon
while being cared for by his wife Janelle and daughter Lindy.
There will be a private internment at Gunsite by invitation, with a
public memorial service at the Whittington Center at a date to be
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Gunsite Academy, Inc.
2900 W. Gunsite Rd.
Paulden, AZ 86334
Posted On:9/26/2006 1:41pm
He will be greatly missed. Atleast, I know I will miss him for his vast contribution to his Guncraft.
Not impressed with your performance!
Posted On:9/26/2006 2:24pm
Style: Krav Maga/MMA/Firearms
He was a great man.
If God carried a gun, it would be a 1911.
Assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit - Cicero
Fortitudine Vincimus - Ernest Shackelton :englishmo
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. - John Stuart Mill
BJJ wins again!
Posted On:9/30/2006 8:34am
I'll miss his writings.
I used to have plans to contact him about writing a novella based on the story of his German friend in To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Tell the Truth. I thought I could flesh out the story (German conscript escapes from an arctic Soviet POW death mill and makes his way by stealth and deception from the arctic USSR to more-or-less friendly territory--without speaking more than pidgin Russian) and make deeper fiction of it. But I wanted to wait until I had a draft of at least a chapter or two to send him, and now that's one more thing that won't get done.
I imagine Colonel Cooper in an old-fashioned hunting camp telling stories all night and chasing buffalo and elephant by day. Forever.
Posted On:9/30/2006 10:26am
Naw, he'd probably arguing with Applegate and Fairbain about how point shooting doesn't work. :)
Posted On:10/02/2006 2:49am
Style: not training
Sam's probably right.
I will miss not seeing Cooper's Corner anymore. (Well I already do, but that's a finances thing.)
Y SO SRIUS?
Posted On:10/02/2006 7:26am
Style: TKD, BJJ
Gunsite has lost a valuable instructor and friend.
Posted On:10/09/2006 2:22pm
Style: none yet
You can read all his "Coppers Corners/Gunsite Gosip" at
14 years of wisdom from the Master
Special interest is his 9/11 essay
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