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Cooper on handguns?

Discussion in 'The Book Rack' started by AUG, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. AUG

    AUG Millennium Member

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    Anyone got a clue where to find this? Anyone got a copy they want to sell or loan?

    I have looked everywhere on the net and can't find it at all.
     
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  3. AUG

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    This is starting to suck. That was the cheapest copy as well milkdud. The other copies were 125 plus!

    Wasn't this a "magazine" type book sold as news stands? Seems real pricey if that is the case.

    I just can't find this book anywhere and I can't afford $100 either.:soap:
     
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    I can understand your frustration. IIRC, it was a great book/magazine that I spent many many hours reading back in the mid-seventies. It was the first "gun" book that I ever bought, and I can remember some of the content to this day.

    Unfortunately I was forced to throw away my copy during one of my ex-wifes rants about being a pack-rat.

    Good luck in your quest. A quick search on Amazon showed the same results as already mentioned.

    ^2
     
  5. AUG

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    BTT

    Anyone have a copy they would loan for a fee?
     
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    I don't know if you want to go this route, but the Library of Congress has a copy. It is call number: TS537 .C624. I think that you might be able to request it through your local library.


    USMC76
     
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    Be aware that there were TWO issues of this excellent tome; the first one had a red cover, circa early 70s. I still have mine, and still re-read it a couple of times per year. The information is timeless.

    The second issue was late 70s-early 80s and had a black cover. It was an abridged version, missing several chapters, with one or two additions.

    The first edition is definitely the better of the two.

    $75-$100+ is the going rate? Good grief; perhaps I should put mine on FleaBay???;Q
     
  8. AUG

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    The first edition is called "Cooper on hanguns" and the second is called "JEFF Cooper on handguns".
     
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    If you have to have a first edition, you're going to pay through the nose. I've never laid my eyes on one a number of Coopers books are available through Dillon...

    http://dillonprecision.com/template/toc.cfm?dyn=1&tocp=Books&

    Brian Enos also has a lot of interesting things to say about "practical" shooting - and I practical without meaning realistic. Practical as in IPSC and USPSA. But I digress...

    Hopefully someone will reprint the full version one day. Or put it on CD in a .pdf format.

    The list -

    http://home.sprynet.com/~frfrog/coopbook.htm

    Paul
     
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    there is one on ebay current bid of 8 dollars right now item number 6929088152
     
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    Hey, Paul... wanna hold mine???;f
     
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    Yes, please...

    I just hope one day, when I'm your age, I'm saying the same things about my (yet to be published) Clint Smith dogma ;)

    May have my own copy soon though...
     
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    Yo, Paul; here's a deal...

    I'll trade you this copy of Cooper on Handguns for your L2...;f
     
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    Missed by $2.00 and 15 seconds. :(
     
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