Big Bear Leatherslap – The Peak Years

Big Bear Leatherslap – The Peak Years

Photo: LtCol (then Capt) William McMillan, Elden, Ray Chapman circa 1966 Jeff Cooper’s Big Bear Leatherslap is arguably modern combat pistol shooting’s most famous event. It certainly was the most sought after championship of its time. Unfortunately the historical details concerning the early years of the Leatherslap are sometimes hazy. Take, for example, the impression that once Jack Weaver won […]

What? Another Chain Master

What? Another Chain Master

Back in the last century I purchased my first KLR650 in the spring of 1990 with the intention of developing it for serious multisurface riding. Before major work began I installed a set of knobbies on the stock unit and headed into Baja with Bob Kornafel who was riding his XT600 Yamaha. Our two day […]