Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation

If you grew up anything like I did, you were reading the works of COL Cooper. You wanted to go to Gunsite and learn how to effectively use a pistol and a rifle. I have been to Gunsite and learned from the experienced staff of instructors that work there. So has my wife. I will go back and she tells me she will too.

Some will never have the money to make the trip. Some that – due to the nature of their employment and lifestyle – desperately need to. The Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation and your donations can help.

This Sunday, during the halftime of your favorite football game, put down the remote and visit the Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation web site. There you can see previous scholarship recipients and a wealth of photos of the Colonel and his family that you have probably never seen before. You will also find a DVD about Cooper and various Cooper books available for purchase.

I’ll bet you a magazine full of .45 Auto hardball to nothing that you will be late getting back to the game. Before you do crawl back to the sofa and begin, again, to use your thumb for something other than sweeping the safety, forward a link to the foundation to one of your shooting friends.

“As our civilization urbanizes, and as more and more of our young people never set foot off the pavement, much less clean a fish, we can no longer take for granted that our youth naturally and automatically undertand the traditions which gave us this country, and which must be maintained if we wish to keep it.”

About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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