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More On Colonel Cooper
A reader was kind enough to suggest a couple of rants ago that I was carrying on the tradition of bloggery established by the late Jeff Cooper. That would be nice, because of all the gun columns in cyberspace, his was by far the most interesting and it is still up there.
It’s interesting to note that Col. Cooper, although he wrote a ton, hardly every wrote about ballistics. Very little on fps, and grains of bullet weight and pounds of muzzle energy. That is because he knew that a study of all those numbers helps you become a marksman to the same degree that studying baseball stats enables you to play major-league baseball. Skill with the gun is all that matters.
And if you are a handgun fancier, know this: Ed Brown, who makes superlative 1911 .45s, is producing a one-year run of Jeff Cooper commemoratives. This automatic has all the bells and whistles, and is a very handsome .45. And it is not cheap. But then it is an Ed Brown 1911, and if you have never handled one you have a revelation in store. Go to www.edbrown.com