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Pistol Fundamentals Flashback: Jeff Copper and the Modern Technique

H/T Lenny Ladner

 

 

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 Pistol

Cooper 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 Stance

Cooper borrowed this technique from Deputy Sheriff Jack Weaver, who was consistently beating them all in the combat matches. It is a balanced combat stance that uses a two-hand, isometric hold on the handgun. The shooting hand pushes forward and the support hand pulls back. It is the key to fast, multiple shots using full-power ammunition.

Since the MT was developed over 40 years ago, there have been a myriad of other shooting stances developed that are worth checking out.

3. The Flash Sight Picture

Early on, Col. Jeff Cooper realized that when shooters focused on their front sights, their number of center hits went up dramatically. He also realized that, at close range, you really don’t have to carefully line up both the front and rear sight, nor do you have the time to do it in a gunfight. Just get the front sight on the target as quickly as possible, see the front sight clearly, and launch your shot. The effectiveness of this technique is amazing.

4. The Surprise Break

Cooper taught his students to press the trigger instead of giving it a healthy jerk that would throw the sights off target. In practice, one begins this technique very slowly, pressing gently until the shot is launched. Done properly, the shot should come as almost a surprise. With further practice, one learns to compress all the right moves and deliver his shot quickly and accurately. The combination of No. 3 and No. 4 is why you hear instructors admonish their students with “Front sight, Press.  Front sight, Press.”

 

News Piece from 1979 on Cooper and Gunsite Academy.

 

Jeff Cooper’s Handgun Fundamentals Instructional Video (1985)

 

More on the Houston Taqueria Shooting

Robin Hood Kills a Robber in the Hood

 

It’s a sad fact but in this day and age, but OPTICS, or how something looks, very often trump the bigger picture.

In the case of the shooting at the taqueria in southwest Houston, when you combine the FULL VIDEO (and not just a five second clip) along with the fact that the D.A. is a Soros funded far-lefty, it is highly likely our Armed Citizen is going to lose and spend some considerable  time in prison.

Why do I say this?

Putting aside the chicken shit facts the Prosecutor is more than likely going to point out like the perp did not have a real gun (OK, it looked real to the customers!) and that the perp “was trying to exit when he was shot” (Another BS fact), the really DAMNING evidence is that the Armed Citizen fired Nine rounds into the perp, five of which were fired when the perp was already down on the ground, including the ninth and final “coup de grace” close-range execution shot at 00:17.

Note: Delivering a close-range bullet to the head on video is NEVER going to help you in a Self-Defense shooting!

Always remember this when it comes to a Self-Defense Shooting: EVERY Bullet you fire will have a lawyer attached to it, so be prepared to answer for it!

Now tactically speaking just because somebody has been shot and is “on the ground” does not automatically remove the threat if they are still holding a weapon, especially if that weapon is a firearm.

Any lawyer worth his salt will be able to present that fact to a jury and defend it. However, all of that defense will be rendered null and void with the video of the close-range execution shot!

As if all of that was not enough to sink this Armed Citizen’s case, the Prosecutor being a Soros funded far-lefty is definitely not going to help!

As pointed out in this ARTICLE, the fact the case was sent to a Grand Jury proves the liberal bias already at work.

I am sincerely hoping this Armed Citizen is NO BILLED by the Grand Jury because he definitely did society a huge service taking this piece of ghetto repeat felon garbage off the street, but something tells me there is going to be problems with this one…all we can do is wait and see.

 

 

 

The Clown World Chronicles: Hero Customer Who Shot Armed Robber at Houston Taco Joint Ordered to Face Grand Jury by Soros-Funded D.A.

Hero Customer Who Shot Armed Robber at Houston Taco Joint Ordered to Face Grand Jury by Soros-Funded D.A.

 

It has reached the point in FUSA where it is not even shocking that we hear about a Soros subsidized Houston District Attorney (Kim Ogg) who released a hardened criminal back into society on a ridiculous bail amount and then that said criminal (who is 9 times out of 10 Black or Brown) goes on to commit some awful, heinous crime that typically results in the death of innocent people (Who are a majority of the time WHITE.)

What is really ATROCIOUS about this story is that this time an ARMED CITIZEN was in the right place at the right time to STOP this POS Dindu and now the CITIZEN is being treated like the CRIMINAL!

I was glad to read the Citizen has a lawyer and is proceeding with caution.

ALWAYS exercise your right to REMAIN SILENT until a lawyer is present.

Let’s all pray for a Grand Jury NO BILL so this fine Armed Citizen can get on with the rest of his life.

 

 

 

It Pay’s to Always Be Armed

 

HOUSTON – Police say a customer shot and killed a suspect who was robbing other patrons inside of a Houston restaurant.

According to the Houston Police Department, the customer who shot the suspect left the scene, and they want to question him. He has not been charged.

fox26houston.com/news/houston-robbery-suspect-shot-to-death-