Principles of Personal Defense

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This new edition of Cooper's classic Principles of Personal Defense - with a fitting tribute by firearms expert Louis Awerbuck and all-new drawings by renowned illustrator Paul Kirchner - presents his timeless theory of individual defensive behavior clearly, concisely and practically. All free people who aspire to stay that way should read, study and share the wisdom found within these pages. Considered by many to be one of the greatest books on combat mindset and proper defensive mental conditioning ever ...
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Overview


This new edition of Cooper's classic Principles of Personal Defense - with a fitting tribute by firearms expert Louis Awerbuck and all-new drawings by renowned illustrator Paul Kirchner - presents his timeless theory of individual defensive behavior clearly, concisely and practically. All free people who aspire to stay that way should read, study and share the wisdom found within these pages. Considered by many to be one of the greatest books on combat mindset and proper defensive mental conditioning ever writte, it deserves a place of honor in every library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581604955
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 134,407
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


The late Jeff Cooper was one of the true pioneers of weaponcraft in the US. His numerous accomplishments include founder of Gunsite Ranch, editor at large of Guns & Ammo magazine, winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner award in 1995, Rangemaster Emeritus of the US Practical Shooting Assn. and long-time member of the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.

Louis Awerbuck is the owner/director of the Yavapai Firearms Academy, a small-arms training operation based in Prescott, Arizona. He served as Chief Rangemaster at the American Pistol Institute and is an adjunct instructor for the U.S. Department of Energy's Central Training Academy.

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Table of Contents


Foreword by Louis Awerbuck . . . 7 Preface . . . 11 Introduction . . . 15 Principle One:Alertness . . . 19 Principle Two:Decisiveness . . . 29 Principle Three:Aggressiveness . . . 37 Principle Four:Speed . . . 47 Principle Five:Coolness . . . 53 Principle Six:Ruthlessness . . . 63 Principle Seven:Surprise . . . 71 A Final Word . . . 77
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Jeff Cooper: The father of defence theory.

    I have been a fan of Jeff Cooper's work for years. This short book or "pamphlet" as he refers to it, deals with the mental aspects of situational awareness and six other mindsets that are critical to the safety of ourselves and our loved ones. He speaks of the attitudes that must be internalized in order to be prepared for and sucessfully respond to potentially dangerous encounters. For those of us that have been aware of personal defence and overall preparedness it is a great refresher. For those new to the concept, it is a must read. Cooper's precepts have become the foundation of all modern defence instruction, books, magazine articles and firearm schools. In addition to his numerous books, Mr. Cooper was the founder of the Gunsite Academy in Arizona and is responsible for the concept of the Scout rifle which is finally being produced by Ruger Firearms and designed in part by Mr. Ed Head of the Gunsite Academy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Great read whether you are a concealed carry or not.

    If you hold a (CCDW) license or not you need to read this short book. The knowledge you gain here could mean the difference between life and death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    GREAT BOOK

    Written in 1976 still true today

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2005

    Waste of money !

    Poorly proof read with missing sentences, words, maybe paragraphs. Information dated. Only us old guys remember Manson. The principles cited by Mr. Cooper are valid, but could be put on a wallet card at less expense. Touted as a 'classic' - I was very disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2002

    NO NORMAL HUMAN BEING WANTS TO TAKE ANOTHER'S LIFE----BUT!

    When I first ordered this book, I didn't know it only had 44 pages and I paid over $11.00 for it. When I open the box it came in and saw how thin the book was, I immediately thought that I'd return it to the local B & N for a refund. However, upon reading the book, I discovered a wealth of info as discribed by the previous review. The book is worth, well it is priceless, and a must read for everyone who thinks about security for themselves or their families. I speak from expericence as a retired police officer from a large metro area police dept. in Colo. A great read with lots to think about. Worth every cent I paid for it!! YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S THICKNESS... THE BEST 44 EVER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2002

    Prepare Now

    Jeff Cooper's 'Principles of Personal Defense' will mentally prepare you to handle any violent situation that you may have to face. Today's world now forces ordinary people to seriously consider and prepare for their own safety, and this book will help you to develop the proper mindset needed to successfully survive any situation that you may encounter. This small work will also benefit those in law enforcement and the military by reaffirming those principles necessary to 'stay safe' in the performance of their duties. 'Principles of Personal Defense' is a must read for those who are serious about protecting themselves and those they love.

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    Posted August 2, 2013

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