Principles of Personal Defense - Jeff Cooper & Louis Awerbuck

Principles of Personal Defense

By Jeff Cooper & Louis Awerbuck

  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 5
From 72 Ratings


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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  • Awesome

    By Hog camp Hoowee
    Great tips !Great read
  • Too little info for the price

    By slowmojo
    In no way should my opinion of this book be taken as a critique of the writer. Jeff Cooper is a legend in the art and Science of the combat handgun. However, and especially at this price, it is a very superficial treatment of the subject and not worth the money. Each chapter reads like the introductory summary of the topic, only to end and then haltingly move on to the next topic. Far too little time and effort was spent developing the principles discussed and adequately exploring the concepts. Time and money is better spent on titles such as "On Killing"
  • Never wiser advice given ....

    By Panzer Kommander
    As prior Law Enforcement, Jeff Cooper, his writings and videos became part of my Academy classes on Officer Survival. His eloquent, easy tempo says volumes about a subject he has the most confidence in as he lived it. This essay is about as basic in principle as you can get about self defense both without and with a weapon. ALL Col. Cooper's principles are tried and true, practiced and actually used everyday across the United States. Having witnessed many many CCTV videos of lethal encounters in homes and businesses, I can honestly say, you can pick out the exact moments the victims did everything wrong according to Col. Cooper's principles. Sad, but understandable the way citizens have heavily relied on 'someone else' taking care of them. Police cannot be there to save you, that's is left up to you and you alone. One only need look at their young son or daughter and picture an un identified man in your home brandishing a weapon outside your daughter's room. Time for a cumbaya rap session with the bad guy is never more stupid. Defense of self and a third party is permissible in most courts of law - and with a weapon, but care to know exactly how to act and follow through is imperative. Col. Cooper's books will prepare you to react and survive a lethal encounter - if you could not have seen it coming and avoided it. I wholeheartedly endorse what decades of valuable experience had taught Col. Cooper of which, he selflessly shares with you. Best of luck, review his works often ... and survive!
  • Coopers book

    By Taspunky
    I thought the passages made sense I thought that they true. I like the book. I did not like the blank pages, but other than that it was a goof read.
  • Having the right attitude

    By alletecinc
    This book is very short and to the point. It focuses on your attitude on your personal and family's safety and well being. This should help you get into the right mind set for defending your self with or without a gun.
  • Read it to everyone you love

    By Irish87
    If you care, you will read this to your wife, children, parents, relatives, and friends... We must stand our ground against all of our attackers, criminally, socially, and politically.... God bless you all and the USA!!!