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Jeff Cooper

The Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation
“This preoccupation with equality is another symptom of the degeneracy of The Age of the Common Man.  In the first place it is an illusion, since men are not created equal,  except in the political sense.  Everyone is better or worse than someone else in a particular example of his capacities, and pretending that this is not so is simply silly.  Excellence, not mediocrity, should be everyone’s goal, and it is hard to think of anything, from gardening to crossword puzzles, at which someone may not excel.
-from Shotluck

“We are still free in America to study an art which many believe is essential to the survival of political liberty.”
-from Shotluck

“’Disarmed’.  That’s the word.  Taken aback, defeated, helpless, gelded, stopped.  Not citizens then, but serfs.”
-from Fireworks

“As our civilization urbanizes, and as more and more of our young people never set foot off the pavement, much less clean a fish, we can no longer take for granted that our youth naturally and automatically undertand the traditions which gave us this country, and which must be maintained if we wish to keep it.”
-from To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth
“Heroism is never futile, for it is a thing of the soul,  demonstrating that man is more than just another animal.  This is a truth that needs emphasis in the dingy modern era,  when the race’s most basic values are under attack.  Honor is, at last, all we can take with us.”
-from Another Country

“In my experience, self-control is the answer to flaws of character.”
-from C Stories

If you find these words inspiring, we ask you to help us perpetuate the legacy of Jeff Cooper with a gift to our Foundation.  Your gift is entirely tax-deductible and will help us grow and expand our scholarship program and insure that Jeff’s writings and personal collections are kept intact, preserved and available to all. 

Our hope is to ensure that Jeff Cooper’s life’s work is commemorated properly for posterity.  The entire family joins me in appreciation for your support of our efforts.

Janelle Cooper, President

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    Back from South Africa

    General NewsWe are back from a marvelous trip to South Africa.

    Follow the "Read More" link below to see more photos.

    SHOT Show Pictures - January 2011

    General NewsMom and I at SHOT in January, sharing the Harris Publications Booth.

    Yukon Journal

    General News Yukon Journal Now Available!

    Yukon Journal

    Selections from the Introduction by Lindy Cooper Wisdom:

    One day we were looking for a letter when we happened upon a folder in the bottom of the back of a drawer.  With a torn cover and yellowed, brittle pages, it was a carefully organized and typed journal of my father's 1940 summer hunt in the Yukon Territory of Canada.  The text was enhanced by small black and white photographs glued to the appropriate pages, and included all the accompanying brochures and extra notes he had tucked into the pages.  It was a surprise to both my mother and me and we felt like we had discovered a bag of gold.  What a treasure!

    This journal chronicles my father's third big game hunt, undertaken in August of 1940, not long after his 20th birthday.  It is a clear picture of a specific place in time and evocative of the kind of young man my father was.  

    What struck me most was his mature ability to absorb the experience--to relish the grandeur of the scene, aside from the goal of the hunt.  His writing is boyish and wryly humorous.  He had not yet learned to use adjectives sparingly.  His enthusiasm for every aspect of this adventure is energizing.  His meticulous attention to the details of each shot and the ballistics involved is not new, but it makes me wonder just where and when it began.  He calls this hunt, "...one of the most magnificent adventures I ever expect to have."  This journal allows the reader to participate in that adventure.

    We have here reprinted the journal in its entirety for all to enjoy.  

    96 Pages 7 x 10 hardcover 4-color reproduction of over 40 black & white photos superb quality paper and binding materials with samples of menus, letters, period hunting brochures, and other miscellany that make this a true treasure for Cooper fans, historians, and hunters!

    $50 plus $10 shipping and handling

    Order your copy Here:


    Latest Scholarship Recipient - Agent Shane Jahn

    Agent Shane Jahn of the U.S. Border Patrol is the recipient of our most recent Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation Scholarship. He completed the 250 course at Gunsite on July 16, 2010. Shane epitomizes the kind of dedicated member of law enforcement whom we seek to assist with our program. Recommended by our good friend Sheriff Jim Wilson, Shane lives and works in Texas.

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    Our latest scholarship recipient, Sheriff Ron Bruce of Hinsdale County, Colorado.