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Jim Higginbotham

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Posted - May 10 2016 :  08:57:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
10 May 1920 is the birthday of John Dean "Jeff" Cooper. I still miss him.

Among the hand-full of folks whom I learned a lot from (one manages this list )

Jim H.

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Posted - May 10 2016 :  11:17:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1+ on good people, not that I knew the Col. but his writings pointed me to look for others who knew what they were talking about.

“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.
Jeffery Holland
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Chris Christian
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Posted - May 10 2016 :  11:36:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As a teenager I learned much about the art of the handgun from reading Col. Cooper's writings. It was a powerful influence and served me well during my 10 year Navy hitch.

When it came to the rapid and effective employment of the handgun, he was truly ahead of his time.

Chris Christian
There are those who make things happen. There are those who watch things happen. There are those who wonder What The Heck happened! Pick one.
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Posted - May 10 2016 :  7:44:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of the first articles I remember in a gun magazine was written by the Colonel. I figured out right away that he was someone I should pay attention too.

"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready."
Teddy Roosevelt - San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1903
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Posted - May 11 2016 :  07:29:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Add my name to the list of his grateful students.

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish, that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Edited by - LittleBill on May 11 2016 08:59:46 AM
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Posted - May 11 2016 :  10:08:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Expert? I ain't no expert, just a
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