I thought those of us here who like guns would want to know that Colonel Jeff Cooper died earlier today. He wrote for guns and ammo for many decades, founded Gunsite the nations biggest firearms training center, and is probably the single biggest reason the 1911 pistol is as popular today as it is. He will be missed. Here is a message from Gunsite:
"At the request of the family it is my sad duty to report the passing of our founder, Jeff Cooper. Jeff died peacefully at home this afternoon while being cared for by his wife Janelle and daughter Lindy.
There will be a private internment at Gunsite by invitation, with a public memorial service at the Whittington Center at a date to be announced.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Gunsite Academy, Inc.
2900 W. Gunsite Rd.
Paulden, AZ 86334"