Ken Hackathorn

8/31/1946

  • 1966-1971  US Army 19th SFG – Staff Sergeant Weapons Specialist
  • US Army Special Forces Small Arms Instructor
  • Deputy Sheriff – Washington County SO, Ohio
  • 1975 Met Jeff Cooper
  • Gunsite Instructor
  • One of the FIrst Traveling Firearms Instuctors
  • NRA Police Firearms Instructor.
  • FBI Certified Firearms Instructor
  • 1975 wrote a column for Soldier of Fortune magazine
  • Writer for: Guns & Ammo, Combat Handguns, Soldier Of Fortune, American Handgunner
  • 1976 – Founding member of IPSC
  • 1996 – Founding member of IDPA.
  • 2016 – AZTEC Training Services

Jeff Cooper

May 10, 1920 – September 25, 2006

  • Created the Safety Rules
  • Created the Shooting School
  • 1977 American Handgunner Magazine
  • 1941 Marines
  • 1957 Shooting Compititons in California
  • Southwest Combat Pistol League (Southwest Pistol League)
    Bigbear, California
  • 1975 Became International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)
  • first IPSC President