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Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries #2

Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries #2

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Jeff Cooper's Commentaries
Previously Gunsite Gossip
Volume Two,1994
Vol. 2, No. 1 Happy New Year............................................................................................................................1
Vol. 2, No. 2 Shot Show Issue............................................................................................................................6
Vol. 2, No. 3 Ides of March...........................................................................................................................11
Vol. 2, No. 4 April Fool, 1994...........................................................................................................................16
Vol. 2, No. 5 Maytime, 1994...........................................................................................................................21
Vol. 2, No. 6 Maytime Supplement...........................................................................................................................26
Vol. 2, No. 7 The Golden Joys, 1994...........................................................................................................................30
Casualty Report, 27 June 1994...........................................................................................................................35
Vol. 2, No. 8 July, 1994...........................................................................................................................36
Vol. 2, No. 9 High Summer, 1994...........................................................................................................................41
Vol. 2, No. 10 Dog Days, 1994...........................................................................................................................48
Vol. 2, No. 11 National Condition Orange, 1994...........................................................................................................................53
Vol. 2, No. 12 Summer's End, 1994...........................................................................................................................59
Vol. 2, No. 13 Hunting Season, 1994...........................................................................................................................65
Vol. 2, No. 14 Thanksgiving, 1994...........................................................................................................................70
Vol. 2, No. 15 December, 1994...........................................................................................................................75
Vol. 2, No. 16 Christmas, 1994...........................................................................................................................80
Please Note. These "Commentaries" are for personal use only. Not for publication.
 
Jeff Cooper's Commentaries
Previously Gunsite Gossip
 Vol. 2, No. 1 1 January 1994
Happy New Year
We were certainly happy to be able to put 1993 behind us, doubtless the worst year we can remember. FromBelfast to Bosnia, from Somaliland to Ceylon, from Korea to Kabul, from Gotham to Gunsite, and from Wacoto Washington, it was a year we do not wish to dwell better, since it could hardly be worse. Let us see to it.The bright spot of `93 was our great Gunsite Reunion honoring Theodore Roosevelt's birthday at theWhittington Center in New Mexico. We already have plans for the next event in `94 and we hope that this willbe the beginning of a great tradition.Nineteen ninety−four is the centennial of the great Winchester lever−action 30−30, one of the outstandingartifacts of modern times One correspondent has suggested that it should be replaced in its tactical niche bythe Russian SKS in caliber 7.62x39, but somehow we tend to resist this notion. Among other things the SKSis clumsy, and its appearance aggravates the hoplophobes. I do not wish to sound chicken in this matter, butone of the nice things about the Model 94 is its innocent "Old West" appearance. If John Wayne loved it, it'sgot to be good.The forthcoming SHOT show in Dallas may show us various new things. Steve Hornady has promised us a"quantum leap" in loaded rifle ammunition, and the IPSC booth will display a Belgian assembly of existingparts which is intended to serve as a prototype for practical rifle competition. Doubtless there will be manyother things of note, and we will report upon them in the next issue of this paper.Speaking of the Hornady operation, we regret to report that they are no longer manufacturing the excellent jacketed−truncated−cone (JTC) bullet for the 45 auto. This was the best projectile for this cartridge so farseen, and it has been our mainstay for duty operations for lo these many years.It seems to be a principle of our modern industrial society to cease producing anything good as soon as it isdiscovered to be good. This may be the result of a general philosophy in sales to cause the consumer to grabwhatever it is he likes at once before it is taken off the market. I can think of a dozen examples in the firearmsfield, and scores more throughout industry in general."If it is good, get it now. It won't be here tomorrow!"This Russian patriot Zhirinovsky now claims that Russia should reclaim Finland, Poland, the Baltic states, andAlaska. Much as our State Department enjoys giving in on all points suggested by European claimants, I donot think we should let Zhirinovsky have Alaska, which is our national game preserve. On the other hand, inthe true spirit of negotiation, maybe we should make him an offer. Chick Hastings suggests that we offer himthe District of Columbia, New York City, and San Francisco.Bambi's revenge continues. We read of a sportsman who got scooped up by a crocodile in Northern Australia,and of a gent who was done in by a nilgai down on a game farm in Texas. I do not think, however, that thebeasties stand to win in the long run. There are too many of us and too few of them.
Jeff Cooper's Commentaries Volume TwoVol. 2, No. 11/84
 
Family member 
and long−time Orange Gunsite staffer, Dr. Lloyd Pond of New Mexico, has sometimespointed out that the advantages of the Weaver Stance over the isosceles are attributable to basic anatomicalgeometry. Now we get further corroboration from Dr. Edward P. Jastram, III of Montana:"It turns out that the reflexive facilitation inhibition patterns of gait involve the muscles of theshoulder girdle and upper extremities as well as those of the lower, and that the precision withwhich one may use his muscles specific for stability, trigger and recoil control is positiondependent."I am not sure I fully understand that, but I have seen the Weaver Stance prevail and have taught it ever sinceits invention by Jack Weaver and its analysis by John Plahn so many years ago. Now it appears that the notioncan be said to be "medically approved."Let us not fail to celebrate Dan Dennehy's birthday on 15 January. This is a
National Gunsite Holiday
and all
 family members
are authorized to take the day off.From our enemies in the media we learn that the passage of the Brady Bill, while admittedly a totallyineffectual measure, was nonetheless a victory because it diminished the power of the National RifleAssociation. From our standpoint, it is hard to believe that it did. It made Congress, not the NRA, look silly.But mostly it made these hoplophobic news commentators look even sillier. These people remind us of thespoiled child who threatens to hold his breath until he turns blue if he does not get his way, whether or not hisway makes any sense − even to him.From
family member 
Bob Budz the following:"
 Big Brother 
is now here − and look, he is retarded!"Of course not all pundits are our enemies. Joe Sobran is a strong warrior on our side. Consider the following,extracted from his column appearing on 12 December in the
Washington Times.
"Because the state can no longer protect us from crime, it wants to take away from us themeans of protecting ourselves. This is the logic of gun control.""In short, we − or our rulers, at any rate − now make law lawlessly. Bill Clinton wants tolicense all handguns in the United States. He affects not to know that the Second Amendmentforbids the federal government to infringe our right to keep and bear arms. He doesn't ask,because he doesn't care, where the federal government gets the lawful power to require thelicensing of guns. He thinks it has the actual political power to do it, and for him that is allthat counts.""So law−abiding citizens are left at a disadvantage − caught between a criminal class thatdisdains the law and a ruling class that disdains the Constitution."That is beautifully put and, we hope, widely read.From South Africa we hear of a most curious example of gun theft. In South Africa, as you know, a lostfirearm is a serious matter before the law and the bereaved owner must be able to prove to the satisfaction of the authorities that he had manifested no contributory negligence. It turns out that a shooter from Durbanmany years ago had his P35 stolen. But just last month he was notified by the police that it had beenrecovered. When he went down to pick up his pistol he first maintained that it was not his, since it was quite a
Jeff Cooper's Commentaries Volume TwoVol. 2, No. 12/84

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