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The Combat Triad

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by simon99, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    “Out of a hundred men, ten shouldn’t be there and 80 are just targets. Nine are the real fighters, and we are thankful for them because they make the battle. But the one, the one is a warrior and he brings the others back.”
    -Heraclites


    A great guide to tactics by Jeff Cooper -

    The Combat Triad
     
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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You spelled tired wrong.
     
  3. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    I'll stick to Heraclites.
     
  4. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Col. Cooper
    If you don't own a couple of his books ... at the risk of sounding like a lib ... you should.

    Amazon link.
    Amazon.com: Principles Of Personal Defense eBook: Jeff Cooper, Louis Awerbuck, Paul Kirchner: Books

    "Our work here is conducted in order to keep the victims of aggression alive, and the knowledge that it succeeds is our reward.
    Principles of Personal Defense has been received with only moderate enthusiasm by the law enforcement establishment. Several departments have adopted it, but onlywith the deletion of the principles of aggressiveness andruthlessness. It obviously makes for bad press to have a department known as both aggressive and ruthless. This is quite understandable, but it does not invalidate the principles. In war there is no substitute for victory, and this is equally true of personal combat, which is, after all, a microcosm of war. When a coward is offered deadly violence, his reaction may be to surrender, or cower, or flee, or call for help; not one of these choices is likely to obviate his peril.But this booklet was not written for cowards.I think it stands as well now as when it was first written, and I have nothing further to add to it"


    Amazon's Cooper page:
    Amazon.com: Jeff Cooper: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

    Google's Cooper books:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Jeff+Cooper&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1


    On line PoPD:
    Principles of Personal Defense (Cooper)

    AotR:
    The Art of the Rifle PDF
     
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  5. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    One of his books says "I'm not talking to cowards", or words to that effect.

    Lets me and many of my students off the hook.
     
  6. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Is there a troll on my thread? Weird....hmm....that IGNORE button is working.
     
  7. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    You mean you don't know?
     
  8. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    That made my day.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    You'll stick to Grima Wormtongue :cool:
     
  10. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    Cooper is old school. Stand your ground and use your sights. We have progressed a long way since the days of Cooper. Now we have 'get off the X' and 'point shooting'. The old methods have been proven obsolete in all the schools doing FOF training.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been point blank and had to draw.. point shooting works great in the "fog of war".. you won't have time for anything fancy
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Where on earth would you get that idea.. surely not from a direct question.
     
  13. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    still a lot of value there, also a great American that I look at for inspiration and mentality.
    Sun Tzu is old school as well but there is still value in the lessons learned and can be applied for a unorganized militia effectively. The simplest ways are still sometimes the best , people get bogged down with too many complex methods sometimes IMO
     
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  14. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Jeff Cooper was a well versed man in many ways, and his views on firearms should be carefully considered by anyone interested in them. He was also a complicated individual, and at times controversial with his views on women in the military and as LEO's, politics and race. While I find I disagree with his thoughts on some subjects, I absolutely love his writing style and depth of knowledge. Google his name, and read his "chronicles". I'm pretty sure you will learn some valuable insights from him.

    He was born in 1920, fought as a Marine in WWII and Korea, had a degree from Stanford, and founded Gunsite, just to name a few of his accomplishments.

    He died in 2006, and in this household at least, he is missed. RIP, Jeff.