June 13th, 2006 01:14 AM
1943 - 2009
Principles Of Personal Defense
This is one of Colonel Jeff Cooper's classic works, in a new third edition, with a new Foreword by Louis Awerbuck. It's an oldie but goodie, first published in 1972.
I'm sure most of the old (did I say "old"? I meant "experienced" or "seasoned") hands on the forum own or have read this book, but maybe some of our younger members, or those new to shooting, haven't read it. Heck, there might even be some who have never even heard of Jeff Cooper.
Anyway, I highly recommend it. It's sold by www.paladin-press.com.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
June 13th, 2006 09:17 AM
That's the book I bought for a friend when she bought her first handgun for CCW. Definitely worth reading, it's a classic.
June 13th, 2006 02:26 PM
Excellent book, it should be a "must have."
"The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper
"Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow. End the cycle of hatred, don’t give them a tomorrow."
September 4th, 2006 10:03 PM
I have had mine for more than 20 years
Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!
October 24th, 2006 07:02 PM
bought it and many others this weekend , read it and agree with it quite a bit.
November 25th, 2006 11:54 AM
It should be in every fighter's library.
It covers in just a few pages the bulk of why the mental side of the fight is so critical.
November 30th, 2006 01:44 PM
Yep, a must-read.
I got it back when I didn't think so much of Col Cooper, but liked it anyway. I like it even more now that I know better.
When I used to have people come to me at work for advice who were thinking of getting a gun, I suggested they read this book first, before going any farther. I loaned it out a lot.
This did a couple of things-
-If they wouldn't make the effort to read a book that wasn't even 50 pages long, they weren't serious enough about the situation, and I tried to discourage them from proceeding.
-If they read it, they could see how serious this matter was, and what it entailed. If they decided they wanted to continue, they got my full support.
December 2nd, 2006 04:49 PM
PofPD sit on my computer desk with In Gravest Extreme, and a few other books. These two books are basis for all self defense training.
Jeff will be missed.
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