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Jeff Cooper has died
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Posted on 09/25/2006 4:08:13 PM PDT by AzSteven

Friends,

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 announced.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

DVC,

Ed

Ed Head Operations Manager Gunsite Academy, Inc. 2900 W. Gunsite Rd. Paulden, AZ 86334


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KEYWORDS: 2a; 2ndamendment; 45acp; banglist; colonelcooper; cooper; gunsite; hoplophobia; jeffcooper; personaldefense; pistol; revolver; rkba; secondamendment; weaverstance
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Just got this in mail
1 posted on 09/25/2006 4:08:14 PM PDT by AzSteven
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To: W.

Fyi..


2 posted on 09/25/2006 4:08:56 PM PDT by Dog
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To: AzSteven

Rest in peace.


3 posted on 09/25/2006 4:11:20 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Dog

A true legend and a fine gentleman. His essays guided me even when I disagreed. His breadth and depth of firearms knowledge was breathtaking. I am truly saddened that this man has left us.


4 posted on 09/25/2006 4:12:24 PM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: AzSteven
For those of us that don't know who Jeff Cooper was:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cooper_(colonel)

Put it this way - I knew of his work, but never knew the man behind the work.

May he rest in peace.
5 posted on 09/25/2006 4:13:39 PM PDT by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: AzSteven

America lost one of the good guys today.

RIP Jeff Cooper. God bless.


6 posted on 09/25/2006 4:14:03 PM PDT by Badray (While defending the land called America, we must also be sure to preserve the Idea called America.)
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To: AzSteven

RIP, Colonel Cooper. Guard the streets of Heaven well.


7 posted on 09/25/2006 4:15:08 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: AzSteven

Such a shame, Colonel Cooper will be sorely missed.

Prayers for his family.

Dr. Z.


8 posted on 09/25/2006 4:19:00 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: AzSteven

Prayers for his family, and thanks to God for Jeff. He did a wonderful job, and has changed the world for the better.

Rest in Peace, Jeff...


9 posted on 09/25/2006 4:20:36 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: AzSteven

RIP to the Gunner's Guru.

10 posted on 09/25/2006 4:22:13 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Joe Brower

ping


11 posted on 09/25/2006 4:24:16 PM PDT by beaureguard
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To: AzSteven

Just Damn...

RIP Colonel Cooper.

Mark


12 posted on 09/25/2006 4:26:55 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: AzSteven
Our Prayers Are With You
Click the Pic

13 posted on 09/25/2006 4:28:37 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: AzSteven

What a class-act the Col. was.
Aside from his bountiful knowledge, he was articulate and jocular in a way that was fun like Buckley. I'll miss the "editorial we". RIP, soldier. Well done.


14 posted on 09/25/2006 4:29:35 PM PDT by RedQuill
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To: AzSteven

Rest In Peace, Colonel Cooper.


May you ride, shoot straight, and always speak the truth at the right hand of the ALMIGHTY!


15 posted on 09/25/2006 4:30:08 PM PDT by gc4nra ( this tag line protected by Kimber and the First Amendment (I voted for McClintock))
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To: beaureguard
COOPERS RULES:

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT LIES BEYOND

16 posted on 09/25/2006 4:31:32 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: RedCell
May he rest in peace.

From my (very limited) knowledge of the man, he will.

I gather not only was he a master at his craft, a great teacher and exponent of rigorous quality in the field he championed, he was also, apparently, a fine human being. 

Prayers for his family.  He has found his reward. 

17 posted on 09/25/2006 4:32:50 PM PDT by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: AzSteven

We all who live, also die, but some live more significantly than others and Col Jeff was one of those. RIP


18 posted on 09/25/2006 4:39:16 PM PDT by RAY
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To: AzSteven

Jeff Cooper=GREAT AMERICAN,RIP MY MAN!


19 posted on 09/25/2006 4:41:02 PM PDT by cmsgop ( President Mahmud Ahmadinejad Must Purify Himself in The Waters of Lake Minnetonka)
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To: AzSteven

RIP, Mr. Cooper.


20 posted on 09/25/2006 4:42:47 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Gun owners have illustrated rights are individual and can be protected by individuals.)
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To: AzSteven

wow. I feel sad that another of the John Wayne real men has done his duty and gone to his reward. What a great guy. I've read a lot about his work in the combat arms and the other contributions to the use of pistols in CCQ.


21 posted on 09/25/2006 4:44:57 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: AzSteven

CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS.


22 posted on 09/25/2006 4:45:04 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: AzSteven

Fair winds and following seas Marine.


23 posted on 09/25/2006 4:45:59 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: gc4nra
May you ride, shoot straight, and always speak the truth at the right hand of the ALMIGHTY!

Great book, by the way.

24 posted on 09/25/2006 4:46:50 PM PDT by Disambiguator (If the Democrats were a stock, I would short them.)
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To: AzSteven

He was a man of high caliber.


25 posted on 09/25/2006 4:48:08 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Some people are like Slinkies: totally useless, but fun to throw down a stair.)
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To: AzSteven

Thanks for everything Colonel...

Rest in peace...


26 posted on 09/25/2006 4:51:31 PM PDT by in the Arena
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To: AzSteven

May the Lord Jesus Christ Comfort and Strengthen his Family.


27 posted on 09/25/2006 4:52:28 PM PDT by bray (Voting for the Rats is a Deathwish)
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To: Disambiguator

It is one of my favorites.


28 posted on 09/25/2006 4:54:18 PM PDT by gc4nra ( this tag line protected by Kimber and the First Amendment (I voted for McClintock))
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To: AzSteven
They don't make them like that anymore.

RIP

29 posted on 09/25/2006 4:55:59 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: AzSteven

Sorry to hear. He was a great voice on safe gun-handling and responsible gun ownership and use. His sanity will be missed.


30 posted on 09/25/2006 4:59:47 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Civilization and democracy are under attack around the world, so Liberals attack Bush.)
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To: AzSteven
I owe a debt of gratitude to this man that can never be repaid. God rest his soul.
31 posted on 09/25/2006 5:03:58 PM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: AzSteven

Hope to see you later, Colonel, rest well.


32 posted on 09/25/2006 5:08:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: AzSteven; sit-rep; Squantos

I can't say I know him but I'm sure I've benefitted from his work. RIP.


33 posted on 09/25/2006 5:11:33 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lurker; Joe Brower
After his Heart Attack a few weeks ago, I did not think he would be around for long.

My Condolances to His Family, to the Gunsite family, and to shooters everywhere. We have truly lost one of the Great Ones today.

34 posted on 09/25/2006 5:12:39 PM PDT by Petruchio (* Censored *)
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To: AzSteven

Rest in peace, Col. Cooper.


35 posted on 09/25/2006 5:16:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Treaty Fetishism: "[The] belief that a piece of paper will alter the behavior of thugs." R. Lowry.)
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To: AzSteven
Many people I know and work with consider me some kind of "gun expert" because I shoot and hunt quite a bit. However, every time I take a "newbie" non-shooter to the range, before we leave I always quote to them one of Col. Cooper's axioms:

"You are no more armed because you own a gun than you are a musician because you own a piano. The instrument is not the answer; the skill to use the instrument is the answer."

The clarity, logic and simple truth of Col. Cooper's quote has NEVER failed to make a positive impression and thought-provoking look upon any of the (often liberal and previously terrified of guns) non-shooters I've taken to the range.

In his long life Col. Cooper probably forgot more about firearms than I will ever learn in my own.

Rest In Peace.
36 posted on 09/25/2006 5:17:19 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper
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To: AzSteven
Sad news. Jeff has made many excellent contributions to gun rights and self defense training.
37 posted on 09/25/2006 5:18:37 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: AzSteven

Rest in peace. Prayers for his family.


38 posted on 09/25/2006 5:18:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: AzSteven

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO how sad. A great man. A great gun enthusiasist, gun rights supporter, and expert of firearms and self defense. He will be missed and can not be replaced. Prayer for the family.


39 posted on 09/25/2006 5:23:05 PM PDT by therut
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To: Blue Jays
Such sad news. It is my sincere hope Colonel Cooper is in a better place and his family can find comfort in the great things he achieved in the course of his lifetime.
40 posted on 09/25/2006 5:26:27 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: AzSteven
A man's man.

God bless and rest in peace.

41 posted on 09/25/2006 5:27:07 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: AzSteven
A sad day. We will not see his like again.
42 posted on 09/25/2006 5:28:08 PM PDT by Peisistratus (Islam delende est)
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To: humblegunner; Squantos; Jeff Head

Rest in Peace Colonel Cooper.


43 posted on 09/25/2006 5:28:56 PM PDT by Eaker (Dix, TexasCowboy and Flyer all now live in the next best place to Texas . .. Heaven)
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To: Eaker

I'm starting to resent all these good guys going AWOL and leaving 'tards like us to carry on.


44 posted on 09/25/2006 5:32:33 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Petruchio
Our loss is the Lords gain.

RIP Colonel.

L

45 posted on 09/25/2006 7:02:36 PM PDT by Lurker (islam is not a religion. It's the new face of Fascism in our time. We ignore it at our peril.)
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To: AzSteven

An absolute Titan of the shooting world and a wonderful human being; he will be sorely missed. R.I.P.


46 posted on 09/25/2006 9:22:08 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AzSteven
Never met the man, but feel like I knew him well. I've hung on a lot of his words for a very long time.

Go with God, Colonel Cooper...and thanks for everything!

47 posted on 09/25/2006 9:29:06 PM PDT by BikerTrash
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To: AzSteven
Farewell Colonel. You, sir, were an inspiration and a beacon of common sense shining through the fog of these 'modern' times. You will be sorely missed.

God Bless and Godspeed. I humbly offer prayers for him and all closer to him.

48 posted on 09/25/2006 9:35:59 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: AzSteven

prayer bump


49 posted on 09/25/2006 9:40:16 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: AzSteven

Lt.Col. Jeff Cooper was a giant. I know of ZERO pistol courses today that teach anything but Cooper's Modern Pistol Technique.

With Lt. Col. Cooper's entrance, Heaven is now secure!


50 posted on 09/26/2006 12:14:35 AM PDT by MyDogAllah
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