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Lessons Learned From Col. Jeff Cooper

One American Rifleman contributor reminisces about his time with the Gunsite great, Col. Jeff Cooper. His lessons continue to live on today.

Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s

Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove that well-rendered versions of Old Slabsides still offer first-class options for today’s armed citizen.

Jeff Cooper: The Man Behind The 'Modern Technique'

Col. Jeff Cooper, a man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the father of the modern technique of the pistol.”

Gunsite Celebrates Cooper's 100th Birthday With 1911 Memorial Shoot

Col. Jeff Cooper and his wife, Janelle, would have been 100 in May 2020. To honor this anniversary, Gunsite Academy will sponsor a Jeff Cooper 1911 Memorial Shoot.

Range Review: Mossberg MC2c

Mossberg expanded its new handgun lineup in 2020 with the release of the MC2c, which offers a step up in size and capacity over its initial offering.

Video—ARTV Feature: Director's Cut Bonus Scenes

Join American Rifleman Television for a look at some bonus scenes from past episodes that never made it to air.

Rolling Thunder: An Interview with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch

Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach sits down with Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith to talk about his history with guns and his distinguished career in firearms training.

In Memoriam: Janelle Cooper—1920-2019

A memorial service for Janelle Cooper—co-founder of Gunsite Academy who died on July 28 at her home at Paulden, Ariz.—will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott, Ariz.

Editors’ Picks 2019: Les Baer Gunsite Pistol

Les Baer’s Gunsite Pistol is a modern rendition of Col. Jeff Cooper’s preferred defensive handgun—a Government Model M1911 chambered in .45 ACP, the classic “heavy pistol.”

Tested: Mossberg’s MC1sc Pistol

The Mossberg Carry 1 Subcompact ticks all the boxes for a modern, personal-protection, center-fire pistol.

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