JEFF COOPER'S FIVE FACTS OF 1911 LIFE

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by RatBikeRod, Dec 15, 2018.

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  1. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
  2. wobblie

    wobblie Well-Known Member

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    Apr 15, 2014
    Never hurts to revisit Cooper’s ideas. I loved the comment on the “girlish” and “Gumby” isosceles stance.
     
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  3. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Thank you for posting this!
     
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  4. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    What else is there to say?? JMB & JC made the 1911 man's best fighting chance!

    Jeff Copper said.
    Carry your weapon cocked and locked and ready for anything. Ride the thumb safety high for instant response and complete control. Take a flexible, fighting stance. Focus on the sight plane that will deliver the most vital hits.
     
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  5. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    "Lesson: forget the first four facts. In an armed confrontation, what counts is mindset."

    I think this notion of "mindset" applies to many aspects of life, not just fighting.

    It seems to me that half the battle in life is knowing where to place your focus, the other half is keeping it there.
     
  6. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I always read Coopers corner first, as my magazine arrived. Guns and Ammo back in the day.
     
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  7. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
    Agreed, I spent the majority of my life studying martial arts and the philosophy’s behind it. Adopting a continual calm, peaceful alertness and not allowing emotion to rule our response to what life throws at us is paramount.

    That and the Viking in me would much rather beat the crap out of you than shoot you...there’s that....
     
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  8. Addicted2gunz

    Addicted2gunz Undecided on whether or not I'm indecisive... Supporting Addict

    Jul 14, 2018
    I agree completely. I trained & fought MMA for 9 years, you can be as physically prepared as humanly possible but lack of mental preparedness will get you hurt...
     
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  9. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
    Here is 5 minutes of real life preparedness. If the last one is real that guy has skills and he and the guy in #4 shows what devastation a simple umbrella can do.

    Enjoy -
     

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