Jeff Cooper

May 10, 1920 – September 25, 2006

  • Created the Safety Rules
  • Created the Shooting School
  • 1941 Marines
  • 1957 Shooting Compititons in California
  • Southwest Combat Pistol League (Southwest Pistol League)
    Bigbear, California
  • 1966 coined the term Hoplophobia
  • 1975 Became International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)
  • first IPSC President
  • 1977 American Handgunner Magazine
  • 1989 Principles of Personal Defense (Revised Edition, red cover)
  • 2006 Principles of Personal Defense (blue cover)
    – Foreword by Louis Awerbuck

Hoplophobia, the morbid fear of guns, is a real, extremely dangerous, widespread and clinically recognizable complex specific phobia – Jeff Cooper 1966

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