The 1911 must fit your hand properly so you can operate the thumb safety, while depressing the grip safety and placing your finger in the proper position on the trigger. https://www.tactical-life.com/combat-handguns/jeff-coopers-1911-45acp Cooper was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. A portion of the proceeds from this project will go to the Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation to help them continue their work letting the next generation know who Jeff Cooper was, and what he meant to us all. And here is a gun I was not expecting to see. While he may have had a number of other 1911s, the gun in this article was his primary armament. I am the wrong guy to be estimating the gun’s value, but it has to be in the five-figure range. The Jeff Cooper Commemorative will be offered as a limited run, orders may be placed now. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their … Using that dumb logic, why wasn’t Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper dressing like a military officer commissioned in 1783 with some bright red pants and a big white feather in his hat? Subscribers get access to coupon codes and new product releases! Be harsh. Contrary to the snide asides of his detractors, this belief was not arbitrarily determined. Jeff Cooper “The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. #Gun #Guitar #Musician “If you find yourself under lethal attack don't be kind. Gunsite celebrated the anniversary of the 1911 earlier this year and they will repeat this again on September 26 -30. The right hand side of the slide is inlayed "DVC" in 24 carat solid gold, which stands for the Latin phrase, "Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas", meaning "Accuracy, Power, Speed". • 25 LPI checkering on the front strap. The final product speaks for itself. Senior Member : Join Date: Aug 2012. CA, IMHO, this is the crux of our difference of opinion in this thread. Posts: 12,791 Quote: Originally Posted by RetiredRod. The final design was based on input from our builders, the Coopers, and many of Jeff's closest friends and fans. Jeff Cooper settled on the 1911 .45 caliber pistol as the most desirable handgun for personal defense. He is also renowned as an expert of history and use of small arms. With the exception of the U.S. Border Patrol, which still carried revolvers, the 1911 was king. He pursued his graduation from Stanford University in political science. Over the course of several months a number of meetings took place between the Browns, the Coopers, and many of Jeff's closest friends. I have all of his books. Jeff used this technique because he was right handed, but left eye dominant. I don't care too much for the Yaqui slide, despite it's simple elegance. It was put together by someone who needed a working pistol to shoot. 5, May 1994 “The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Regardless of the reason for their meeting, Cooper came away with a nifty little holster for his 1911. The Milt Sparks #55 BN w/ straight drop is the perfect 1911 holster and is just as fast and far more durable than a Kydex. If it were placed on a gun show table, it would have to wear a modest price tag before anybody became seriously interested. Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun news, gun reviews and gun magazines for gun enthusiasts, military and law enforcement, You use of this website constitutes and manifests your acceptance of our. It really isn’t that much to look at. He never says much about leather, though. In 1941, he received an … Barrel Length: 5" • Integral lanyard loop mainspring housing with 25 lpi checkering. By championing the semi auto pistol (particularly the 1911) in a country of wheelgunners, he revolutionized how people shoot and train and developed competitive shooting sports to a new level. Jeff Cooper was an American Marine credited with creating the modern technique of handgun shooting. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. For 2019 Ed Brown is offering a very special 1911. Weight: approximately 38 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted. Mostly, this was the gun that was on his hip for all those Big Bear and Gunsite years. Colonel Jeff Cooper. Check it out. Drm50. Col. Jeff Cooper's pistols. Consider just one thing; before the competitions Cooper organized all competitive shooting, police and military training taught "combat shooting" one handed. ... Jeff Cooper's Modern Day Frontier Rifle - … The most compact belt slide holster available. All rights reserved by Ed Brown Products, Inc.®. This commemorative 1911 is officially endorsed by the family of Jeff Cooper, and was designed in collaboration with them to render, as authentically as possible, what Jeff Cooper himself desired in a 1911. The final design was based on input from our builders, the Coopers, and many of Jeff's closest friends and fans. Maybe the first thing one should demand of … It really isn’t that much to look at. That’s because this battered old 1911 pistol was the primary armament of the man who is deservedly known as the father of modern handgunning.