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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 4/29/2001 2:04:33 PM EDT
Who is (in your opinion) the most influential gun guru? I think maybe Jeff Copper, although I don't agree with everything he says. Let me know how you feel.
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Rambo???? The guy who played the character is just another draft dodging coward, like Klinton.
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Of the people you would know of Jeff Cooper, The most infuential in my career is Jeff Hall. He waxed a badguy out of a Jet Ranger (with an M-16)that was crabbing towards a badguys hide after the badguy shot and killed his partner sitting next to him. He is a warrior and has the ability to pass on lessons learned. BTW he teaches at Frontsight and Gunsite now that he is retired. Hunter out...
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Yeah, I'd have to go with Jeff Cooper, with Elmer Keith a close second, at least in the handgun department. Ed McGivern seems to have fallen out of favor with the decline of the revolver and rise of the polymer, laser sighted, tac lighted 9's and .40's, but that old guy could shoot better and faster than almost anyone I can think of!
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 3:46:44 PM EDT
maybe not a gun GURU but I would have to say BOSTON T.PARTY ( Boston,s Gun BIBIE )or JOHN ROSS
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 4:07:28 PM EDT
Duncan Long He has a bunch of great books on all sorts of firearms. Including a few really good AR15/M16 books.
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My vote goes to - Col. Jeff Cooper USMCRet [+]:D] [sniper] The Sniper
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Jeff Cooper, Elmer Keith, Skeeter Skelton, Jim Carmichal, take your pick.
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gunkid
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My dad, no doubt about it. He's the one who got me interested, relayed to me the importance of the second amendment, and most importantly, how to handle firearms in a safe manner. No other big names have had nearly as much influence on me when it comes to guns as him.
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My dad, no doubt about it. He's the one who got me interested, relayed to me the importance of the second amendment, and most importantly, how to handle firearms in a safe manner. No other big names have had nearly as much influence on me when it comes to guns as him.
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 6:21:44 PM EDT
I just noticed I misspelled Cooper on my first post, sorry. I see no takers for Massad Ayoob.
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John M Browning.........John C Garand...................[shotgun]
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 6:26:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4: Duncan Long He has a bunch of great books on all sorts of firearms. Including a few really good AR15/M16 books.
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Duncan LONG? You gotta be kidding me! [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=6667[/url]
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 6:29:05 PM EDT
BTW, my answer has to the Colonel. Cooper is very opinionated, and I don't always agree with him, but his New Pistolcraft alone was a boon. He is wrong about the "poodleshooter", though.
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 6:40:49 PM EDT
Trick shot artist Bob Munden who is featured regularly on American Shooter, really funny and a pretty good shot!!
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I'm with B&G, John Browning.
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Originally Posted By no ma''am: I just noticed I misspelled Cooper on my first post, sorry. I see no takers for Massad Ayoob.
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No offense to massad, but there are people on this board who could keep up with him i believe.....anyone heard of a guy named bill jordan?.........[pistol]
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 7:11:08 PM EDT
I like Cooper because he pisses me off. I still would rather take my M1A Scout on a scouting mission than his overpriced plastic POS. (He is probably right, because he has much more experience than me.) I also like Ayoob, he seems to be very analytical and use real life scenarios to teach.
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Another "guru" IMHO is Bill Jordan if your talking Old School. His articles about working Border Patrol are classic.
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Damn, Striker, you're right (slap to forehead!) Must be Alzheimers setting in early. [;)] Bill Jordan was/is "dabomb" (yeah, I know that's outta date too, but WTF)....Man knew his shit.
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in my opinion: Jeff Cooper Bill Ruger Clint Smith Gadston Glock Gabe Suarez and Jeff Gonzales (HALO group) Bill Laughridge Bill Wilson .....just to name a few. There are so many new young guys out there doing really impressive things with handguns, rifles, and handling technique. One very fine example of new rising talent can be seen at www.blackholeguns.com. These guys are machining some really beautiful guns in their shop.
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I vote for Elmer... [img]http://www.looneycartoons.com/looneydonotleech/elmer/ElmerFudd005.jpg[/img]
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LMAOROTL
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Elmer Keith, Skeeter Skelton, John Taffin, Bob Munden, Bill Jordan.
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John M Browning gets my first vote. Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan, Jeff Cooper are way up on the list too. Finnbear out
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Ayoob would be who I called (in a New York minute) to be on my defense team if I was involved in a shooting that landed me in court. I have sat beside him in many classes and as far as a gun guru (training type) I think I am a better instructor. Hunter out...
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Mikhail Kalashnikov Jim Clark Sr Mr UZI
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Originally Posted By Striker: Another "guru" IMHO is Bill Jordan if your talking Old School. His articles about working Border Patrol are classic.
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Bill Jordan's patrol methods would get him severly flamed by the "patriots" on this board. In fact he devotes alot of print in one of his books to the "throw down" gun. So I'm surprised to see him mentioned.
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Elmer Keith, Massad Ayoob.
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In the recent period of modern arms development, it would be tough to beat Bill Ruger. One lemon to his credit, but I wish I had a few of them.
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FrankTheSpank
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Bill Jordan's patrol methods would get him severly flamed by the "patriots" on this board. In fact he devotes alot of print in one of his books to the "throw down" gun.
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Now, Bill Jordan was an Old Old School cop. "Don't leave home without your throwdown" Lawdawg!(to paraphrase some credit card commercial)....If those NYC cops that had popped Diullo or whatever his name was, had read Jordan's book, would have saved themselves a lot of problems and money on legal fees.
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 7:32:31 PM EDT
Browning Garand Stoner Mauser Luger Ruger Great gun designers, engineers, machinists, but don't recall any books, articles they ever wrote about using the fruit of their genius...
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