FireArm Friday: Jeff Copper and the Modern Technique of the Pistol

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Pistol Fundamentals Flashback: Jeff Copper and the Modern Technique

No other man in firearms training history has had more influence and persuasion that Colonel Jeff Cooper, USMC (Ret.)

The Modern Technique of Pistol Craft that Colonel Cooper invented and taught revolutionized Handgun Training forever.The MT can be divided up into four major parts:

1. The Big-Bore Autoloading PistolCooper favored this pistol for its proven fight-stopping characteristics, its ease of handling, and the ability to reload it very quickly. While he personally preferred the Colt 1911 in .45 ACP, he also gave the nod to the CZ-75, the Browning Hi-Power and a few other guns. He was not a big fan of the 9 mm, however, and called double-action semi-auto pistols the answer to an unasked question.

2. The Weaver StanceCooper borrowed this technique from Deputy Sheriff Jack Weaver, who was consistently beating them all in the combat…

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