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I went to the annual meeting and elections of the NY State Rifle and Pistol Assn. yesterday. The guest speaker was Ret. Colonel Jeff Cooper. What an amazing man he is.I am so glad I got to meet and talk with him. Got some of his views on the Iraq war. He may be getting old but is still sharp as a tack. A true hero.
 

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I for one am very honored to have met him. Actually got to have a good talk with him. He was very approachable. His wife is very nice also. My friend said to him "It's very nice to have such a knowledgable person as yourself here. " I couldn't resist, I said " Yes, and it was very nice of you to bring along your husband!" We had a good laugh about that. :lol:
 
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baloney about a bolt action being a combat rifle, or invest in any Bren 10 stock. :)
 

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Joe Forte said:
I for one am very honored to have met him. Actually got to have a good talk with him. He was very approachable. His wife is very nice also. My friend said to him "It's very nice to have such a knowledgable person as yourself here. " I couldn't resist, I said " Yes, and it was very nice of you to bring along your husband!" We had a good laugh about that. :lol:
Joe, that sounds about right. A few years ago, Schmit and I met Col. Cooper when he spoke at my gun club. His wife is a lovely person indeed, and we also met his daughter Lindy, another fine mind.

Somewhere on one of my computers, I've got pix of Schmit and myself escorting the Col. around during a FN demo at the club. It was way cool to hang out with him for that time.
 

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As long as you don't believe that baloney about a bolt action being a combat rifle, ...
Let me have my choice of bolts and pick the venue and I think you'll change your mind....
 

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I met Col. Cooper at an NRA Annual Meeting several years ago. He was at a table with the Scout Rifle. A fellow with hair over his ears walked up, inspected the rifle and said he'd like to have one, but it was too bad, as he was left handed. Cooper looked him up and down and said the man had two problems, he couldn't do anything about the left-handedness, but he could get a haircut.
 

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Jr, LTC Cooper had it right, that guy should have been able to adapt. Both CP and I are left handed and I doubt either of us ever saw it as a problem when shooting. For years I had more right handed M70 Wins in the safe than left handed. Still about half and half.

Had a major ask me," Sergeant Major, why do you have that shell deflector on your 16?" My reply was, "Sir, I'm left handed." He shook his head and grimaced, "but you've been shooting right handed all damned day." --- and I hadn't even realized it.
 

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

Wow!!! This stuff is over my head, but it's still cool, and some of it's gol danged funneh too.

Speaking of the NRA, just signed up for a second year's membership. They're really slick. :D Just roped me in with this videotape they send you about a famous gun that helped win The Western World, along with a really cool medallion, and a coin collector's type book to put all your medallions in. They tell you it's okay to send the video back if you don't want to be a member, but what a headache!!!

They charged me $9 for the first video, but $24.90 for the second :? with one due about every couple months or so according to the last mailing, and there's six more to go in the series. Heck, I'll give 'em the money, they could use it, and come to think of it, the law abiding citizenry of this soon to be invaded nation :shock: could use the right to own as many guns as we can. When the book is full and I have all the videos, I've decided to give the whole series and the medallions to a friend of mine who would probably appreciate it very much.

Very slick, that NRA, send the video and send it back if you don't wanna pay. Ahhhhh, that's okay by me. Just ship me a .50 cal. machine gun along with a crate of live grenades, 100 gallons of bottled water, 250 cans of Canadian sardines and I'll be just fine. :D :shock: :shock: :D

"A republic, . . . if you can KEEP it." - Benjamin Franklin, when asked what kind of government he and the rest of the Founding Fathers had created.
 

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Their fund raising practices are rather annoying. The NRA counts on the fact that it's easier to pay for it than it is to return it. However, unsolicited merchandise sent in the mail is, by law, considered a gift. You don't have to return it and you don't have to pay for it. The trick is that, if you do pay for it, the fine print says you agree to the series. Now you are obligated to return subsequent mailings, or pay for them. My advice... don't return or pay for anything that is sent unsolicited.

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TB: but then you have to put up with a powerwhine from them until they figure out that you really aren't going to pay. Hopefully they will remember that next time.

Top you must be weird... I can shoot competently right handed with a handgun- using my left eye- but anything off my right shoulder is a disaster. But I grew up with right handed bolt actions and got by nicely although most of mine now are properly oriented.

But with very few exceptions shooting right handed rifles such as an M-16 is no problem at all and if you're watching the sights the way you're supposed to you don't even see the brass fly by.
 

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Back on topic...

I don't always agree with Col. Cooper when it comes to politics and his conspiracy theories but the man has forgotten more about shooting then I will ever learn. I get tired of the repetition yet I always find myself returning to his monthly columns and just last week I picked up copies of PPD and To Ride, Shoot Straight and Tell the Truth!. Easy, interesting and enjoyable reading.

I also saw and heard him for the first time on a repeat of "American Shooter."* His manner was much different than I expected. Pleasantly so.

Ed

*Sorry Bane, my cable company doesn't carry your network.
 

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Col. Coopers Granddaughter ( Amy Heath) is the Women in shooting editor for the NYSRP Bullet. I think she may be on the BOD as well. I can't find a copy right now to check. None the less, another wonderful person. I was invited to come down to the big city and co-teach a class with her. She certainly is an asset for te sport as well as the Late Great State of NY.
 

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Re: As long as you don't believe that

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baloney about a bolt action being a combat rifle, or invest in any Bren 10 stock. :)
Ever hear of a Marine by the name of Carlos Hathcock? :twisted:
 

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Ah Yes, ole "White Feather"

While it may not be appropriate to equate a sniper and a specialized sniper rifle with a battle rifle... Have you ever heard of the KAR 98? Or the Springfield 03? Or the Lee-Enfield, etc.,?

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Wasn't he the USMC sniper that was so damn good the VC had a huge price on his head?
93 Confirmed kills. If you get a chance read the Book, Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson. Hathcock also won the 1965 1,000 yard National High Power Championship (the Wimbledon Cup) at Camp Perry.
 

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He certainly pulled off some amazing feats. I doubt however anybody in the mainstream media will give him his due. He was quite the hero in more ways than one.

Ed

P.S. Feranando, do you know any screenwriters? :wink:
 
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