"Riflecraft has been completely ignored since World War II," said Jeff Cooper, Americas foremost rifle instructor. To remedy this situation, he took it upon himself to set down the fine art of the rifle before it was lost forever. In his no-holds-barred style, Cooper instructs you in everything you need to know about shooting the rifle, while ...
"Riflecraft has been completely ignored since World War II," said Jeff Cooper, Americas foremost rifle instructor. To remedy this situation, he took it upon himself to set down the fine art of the rifle before it was lost forever. In his no-holds-barred style, Cooper instructs you in everything you need to know about shooting the rifle, while entertaining you with tales of marksmanship, combat and big-game hunting.
NEW. Pick up a rifle and change instantly from a subject to citizen', says Jeff Cooper. But before a rifle can be a tool of power, you must know how to use it well. Jeff Cooper is America's best known & most widely followed firearms instructor, author, lecturer and consultant. His shooting accomplishments in the field, as well as his efforts to advance the field of shooting, are legendary: founder of the American Pistol Institute, founding president of IPSC, editor at large at Guns & Ammo and member of the board of directors of the NRA. He tells all about shooting the rifle. 100 pgs, photos.
I was disappointed in this book. I have read all of Cooper's past works, and was expecting his usual wit and wisdom. Absent were his usual tales of combat and marksmanship, except for a few remarks about what good shots his daughter and granddaughter are.
There are no Cooper recommendations, or discussions of appropriate rifles/calibers or tactics for different situations. This book covers basic marksmanship. You can get that in any number of "Introduction To Shooting" type of books. Really. It covers shooting positions, hold, breathing and trigger control. I was disappointed in the total lack of information about estimating range, trajectory, etc., that I have found in the cheapo basic books.
I am not sure how Cooper justified selling this work as covering what is becoming a lost art, as there are tons of books out there that cover the same subject more thoroughly. If you are a Cooper fan, or just looking for a book on marksmanship, pass on this one. Cooper has let us down.
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