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Sheriff's Tips: The Golden Rule

The Modern Technique of the Pistol gave us four simple rules of gun safety that make it so much easier for us to prevent injury to ourselves or others.

Sheriff's Tips: What's Your Stance?

I have come to the conclusion that arguing the Weaver vs. the Isosceles is about as productive as arguing .45 vs. 9 mm.

The Gunsite Legacy

Forty years after Col. Jeff and Janelle Cooper founded Gunsite, it is now America’s oldest defensive academy, teaching concepts such as the “Modern Technique of the Pistol” and the “Combat Color Code.” The curriculum and number of students may have expanded, but the colonel’s shadow is still cast every day in the Arizona desert.

Failure Drill Comments

My colleague and friend Jim Wilson recently commented on the Failure Drill. In doing so, he kicked over a hornet's nest.

Whatever Happened to the Double Tap?

During the time that he was developing the Modern Technique of the Pistol, Col. Jeff Cooper incorporated the “Double Tap” into his defensive program.

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