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Seen it posted else where but not here how about it .. I want the book








 

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I'd like to have the book and the pistol.

I would REALLY like to have a cobra carry some day before I kick the bucket.
 

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A Kobra Carry would be nice for sure
 

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When that pistol was first presented, I thought long and hard about getting it.
But I have a rule I try to follow - all of my pistols are shooters - no safe queens.
And I'm not sure I could bring myself to shoot the JC Commemorative???

But man, is it beautiful!
 

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When that pistol was first presented, I thought long and hard about getting it.
But I have a rule I try to follow - all of my pistols are shooters - no safe queens.
And I'm not sure I could bring myself to shoot the JC Commemorative???

But man, is it beautiful!
I don't know if i could shoot it either
 

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If you want the book, go to http://www.jeffcooperbooks.com/index.htm . That book, and several more of his titles, are being published by his daughter, Lindy Cooper-Wisdom. She's a charming person and has done a nice job with the re-issue of some of the Colonel's best known books.
 

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I can't picture the Colonel carrying it, but I'd love to have one.

The Modern Technique of the Pistol by Greg Morrison and Col. Cooper, has a chapter describing the Gunsite-recommended pistol modifications.

NECESSARY
1. High visibility sights: ramped front, snag resistant rear.
2. Single-action trigger that breaks crisply at about four pounds and a smooth trigger-cocking action that breaks at about ten pounds (on DAs).
3. All sharp edges dehorned.

USEFUL
1. Solid barrel bushing
2. Lowered ejection port
3. Beveled magazine well
4. Extended thumb safety
5. Throated barrel and polished feed ramp
6. Rounded and polished extractor hook
7. Pressfitted firing pin stop
8. Lanyard loop

ACCEPTABLE
1. Flat mainspring housing
2. Lightened magazine release spring
3. Magazine floor-plate pads
4. Trigger stop

QUESTIONABLE
1. Duckbill grip safety
2. Ambidextrous thumb safety (except for left-handed shooters)
3. Custom stocks
4. Adding stainless steel parts
5. Recoil buffers

OBJECTIONABLE
1. Sight rib
2. Optical sight
3. Trigger shoe
4. Extended slide stop
5. Squared or hooked trigger guard
6. Loaded chamber indicator
7. Double action conversion for 1911
8. Muzzle brake
9. Extended magazine release
10. Long slide
11. Group gripper
12. Ejector modified to drop brass close to shooter
13. Bulls-eye match accuracy job.
 

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I agree OD*. IIRC the Colonel's personal sidearm was a very lightly modified Colt Commander.
 

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Thanks for the Link Frank.. I don't see JC carrying that either
 

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If I were to buy a tribute gun, this would probably be it. It grows on me more every time I see it. I will go buy the book though, thanks for the link, Frank.
 

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My Cooper Tribute Pistol;



Factory Hi-Viz front sight, rear sight, Yo-Bo's copy of the original Robbie Barrkman GSP sight.

Trigger pull, a crisp/clean 4.75lbs.

Pistol completely dehorned, and the front strap serrated by the Colt factory.
 

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Nice Od
 

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Functional sights, a good dehorning, and a reliable trigger. I believe that was Col. Cooper's needs right?
 

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Functional sights, a good dehorning, and a reliable trigger. I believe that was Col. Cooper's needs right?
That is correct, Brian. :wink:


"... We have long maintained that the only accessories that a 1911 needs are a trigger you can manage, sights that you can see, and a dehorning job. That still goes."

Jeff Cooper​
 

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Did you have the horsie stamped on? I think since the roll marks are so light on my lwacp I would like to sand them off and just have a horsie stamped on it.
 

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Did you have the horsie stamped on? I think since the roll marks are so light on my lwacp I would like to sand them off and just have a horsie stamped on it.
Yes Sir, Colt will rollmark the Rampant Colt on your slide for $35. I had them do it when the pistol was there, just to be different. :wink:
 

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Hey, not bad. I wonder if they would do it after I sand off the roll marks. They may not like that, maybe if I let them sand off the marks and just have the horse. I think a hard chromed one with a bare slide except for the pony would be slick.
 

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I'll tell you Jerry, call either Joe Canali - ex: 1373 (head of the custom shop) or Paul Zamsky ex: 1571 (head of repair) and ask. At the time I had mine done, they could only put the separate pony on the left side behind the cocking serrations (it's just the XSE rollmark), they may have other options by now.
 

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That's OK, only on the left side is fine and the rest bare I would like.

Thanks for the info, I will definitely call them.
 
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