Michael Harries

1938

  • May 30, 1938 – November 25, 2000
  • 1957 to 1961 USMC
  • 1960s seek out and join the Southwest Combat Pistol League SWPL
    – based on articles in Guns & Ammo magazine
  • 1969 joined the Southwest Pistol League (SWPL)
    – coached five different shooters to SWPL class championships
    – taught private students
  • 1970 met Jeff Cooper
    – participated in Cooper’s “Mountain Man” program
  • staff with  Mel Tappan  “Seminars-On-Survival”
  • 1976 founding member of IPSC (the International Practical Shooting Confederation)
    – holster committee w/ Bruce Nelson
  • 1981 founded Southern California Tactical Combat Program
  • 1982 adjunct staff at American Pistol Institute (Gunsite)
  • 1970s invented Harries Flashlight Technique

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