We are pleased to introduce a special, limited edition 1911 from Ed Brown Products, Inc. in memory of the late Colonel Jeff Cooper. This commemorative 1911 is officially endorsed by the family of Jeff Cooper, and was designed in collaboration with them to render, as authentically as possible, what Jeff Cooper himself desired in a 1911. The final design was based on input from our builders, the Coopers, and many of Jeff’s closest friends and fans. The goal was to create a 1911 for combat shooting and personal defense that he would have been proud to carry. The final product speaks for itself. If you were to own only one commemorative 1911, this would be the one. A portion of the proceeds from this project will go to the Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation to help them continue their work letting the next generation know who Jeff Cooper was, and what he meant to us all.
Welcome to our website. Whether you are a long-time devotee of Jeff Cooper’s work or new to his concepts we hope you find something educational and perhaps inspirational here.
Jeff Cooper was a life-long student in the warrior/scholar mode. He believed that the path to a worthwhile life lay in adherence to three ideals: understand the problem, pull your weight, appreciate. A large part of the first two ideals is self-reliance and a large part of self-reliance is the ability to defend oneself against evil. To that end, he devoted most of his life to developing the most efficient use of small arms against immediate threat. He developed a philosophy, a technique and a school—-Gunsite.
The Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation was formed shortly after his death in 2006 to assure that his teachings lived on. To this end, the Foundation raises money from donations and offers scholarships to those who wish to enhance their self-reliance with skill at confronting immediate threat. If this concept appeals to you, we welcome you to read on.