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Jeff Cooper has passed.

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Quigley_Sharps, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Colonel Jeff Cooper has passed away.

    Our prayers are with Janelle, Lindy, and the rest of the family.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    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.



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

  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    John Dean "Jeff" Cooper (10 May 1920 - 25 September 2006 ) [1] is recognized as the father of what is commonly known as "The Modern Technique" of handgun shooting, and considered by many to be the world's foremost expert on the use and history of small arms.

    Born John Dean Cooper, but known to his friends as "Jeff", Cooper is a former Marine Lt. Colonel who served in World War II and in Southeast Asia during the Korean War. In addition to his expertise in firearms, he has been a history instructor, philosopher, adventurer, and author. He is also known as "the Guru."

    In 1976 Cooper founded the American Pistol Institute (API, also known as "Gunsite") in northern Arizona to train law enforcement and military personnel, as well as law-abiding civilians. He sold the firm in 1989 but continued living on the ranch. He was well-known for his cogent and thoroughly researched advocacy of large caliber handguns for personal defense, especially the 1911 Colt's Manufacturing Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Question_book-new.svg" class="image"><img alt="Question book-new.svg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png"@@AMEPARAM@@en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png.
  4. TexasDoc

    TexasDoc Monkey+++ Founding Member

    He will be missed by all and he is in a better place RIP Jeff

    Wife of Doc for Doc
  5. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    God Bless Col. Cooper. Rest well Col., you live on through the knowledge you provided to thousands. I for one, will miss your columns and quotes. R.I.P.
  7. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sail On, Col.....

    God be with you and your family...
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Another great American icon has passed into history. We will keep the legend alive.
  9. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    RIP. Prayers sent.
  10. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    RIP Jeff Cooper
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