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By Jeff Cooper

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper studied the art of the draw as these series of photographs illustrate. Three sequence photos were taken in 1/250th of a second and published in Guns & Ammo's first issue.

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper studied the art of the draw as these series of photographs illustrate. Three sequence photos were taken in 1/250th of a second and published in Guns & Ammo’s first issue.

*Originally published in Guns & Ammo, Summer Edition, 1958, p. 14.

A tradition of the Old West is a fast growing sport today — but unless you can hit your target it’s no good.

G&A-60th-logoThe “Fastest Gun Alive!” Who is he, and who was he? Men have always tried to establish champions in personal combat, and today’s version of a fair fight between two men is a matter of pistols “from the leather.” We can’t very well arrange matches which would kill off all but the last contestant, but since interest in leatherslapping seems to be increasing very rapidly through the country, shooters are devising ways to put these matters to a convincing test without casualties.

Several open matches have already been held, and it appears that before long this form of shooting sport may become as popular as skeet. Thus it’s about time that the basic elements of the game were standardized and made nationwide, so that we’d all be using the same …Read the Rest

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