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Failure Drill: A Proven Strategy to Stop an Attacker

There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone fails to put him down.

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.”

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Gunsite Option Targets

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach heads to the range with Gunsite Option Targets.

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.

The Failure Drill

There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone fails to put him down.

American Rifleman TV: The Modern Technique

Col. Jeff Cooper developed the Modern Technique of the Pistol as the definitive training program for self-defense. It is still being taught at Gunsite Academy, which was started by Cooper.

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