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William Henry "Bill" Jordan (1911—1997) was an American lawman, United States Marine and author.

Born in 1911 in Louisiana, he served for over 30 years with the U.S. Border Patrol, while also serving as a US Marine during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a Colonel.

Jordan is credited with developing the 'Jordan' or 'Border Patrol' style of holster. The Jordan rig is rigid and unmoving, always holding the gunbutt in precisely the same relationship to the gun hand. The revolver’s trigger guard is completely exposed, and the gun is held away from the back portion of the holster by a plug of leather, allowing the trigger finger to enter the guard as the draw is commenced. He also collaborated with Walter Roper in the design of wooden grips intended for heavy-calibre double action revolvers, which are now made by Herrett's Stocks as the "Jordan Trooper". Jordan always favored a double action revolver for law enforcement duties. He was largely responsible for convincing Smith & Wesson to adapt its medium K-frame series revolver to accommodate the .357 Magnum cartridge, resulting in the (S&W Model 19 and S&W Model 66) "Combat Magnum".

After retiring from the Border Patrol, Jordan served as a Southwestern Field Representative for the National Rifle Association. He was a contemporary of Charles Askins, Elmer Keith, Skeeter Skelton and to a lesser degree, Jack O'Connor. He wrote numerous articles on all aspects of firearms, as well as books such as No Second Place Winner, Mostly Huntin' and Tales of the Rio Grande. Jordan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan.

Using a double action revolver, Bill Jordan was recorded drawing, firing and hitting his target in .27 of a second. He appeared on such television prorams as To Tell the Truth, I've Got a Secret, You Asked for It, and Wide Wide World.

Bill Jordan died in 1997.
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Total Books: 76
Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra
2012 - Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra [5th Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321747389
ISBN-10: 0321747380
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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Why the Third Way Failed Economics Morality and the Origins of the Big Society
What's Wrong with Social Policy and How to Fix It
2010 - What's Wrong with Social Policy and How to Fix It (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745647401
ISBN-10: 0745647405
Genre: Nonfiction
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Welfare and Well-Being Social Value in Public Policy
2008 - Welfare and Well-being Social Value in Public Policy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847420800
ISBN-10: 184742080X
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Social Policy for the Twenty-First Century New Perspectives Big Issues
2006 - Social Policy for the Twenty-first Century New Perspectives Big Issues (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745636078
ISBN-10: 0745636071
Genre: Nonfiction
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Elementary And Intermediate Algebra - Plus Mymathlab Student Starter Kit
Sex Money and Power The Transformation of Collective Life
2004 - Sex Money and Power the Transformation of Collective Life (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745633503
ISBN-10: 0745633501
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Migration The Boundaries of Equality and Justice
2003 - Migration the Boundaries of Equality and Justice [Themes for the 21st Century Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745630076
ISBN-10: 0745630073
Genre: Law
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Leopard
2001 - Leopard [Natural World] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780750234139
ISBN-10: 075023413X
Genre: Children's Books
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2000 - Lion [Natural World Hardcover Raintree] (Hardcover)Paperback
Tiger Habitats Life Cycles Food Chains Threats
1999 - Tiger Habitats Life Cycles Food Chains Threats [Natural World Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780739809464
ISBN-10: 0739809466
Genre: Children's Books
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Lion Habitats Life Cycles Food Chains Threats
1999 - Lion Habitats Life Cycles Food Chains Threats [Natural World Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780739809488
ISBN-10: 0739809482
Genre: Children's Books
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The New Politics of Welfare  Social Justice in a Global Context
1999 - The New Politics of Welfare Social Justice in a Global Context [SAGE Politics Texts series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780761960218
ISBN-10: 076196021X
Genre: Nonfiction
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A Theory of Poverty and Social Exclusion
1996 - A Theory of Poverty and Social Exclusion (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745616940
ISBN-10: 0745616941
Genre: Nonfiction
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Putting the Family First Identities Decisions Citizenship
1994 - Putting the Family First Identities Decisions Citizenship (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781857281668
ISBN-10: 1857281667
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
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Trapped in Poverty  Labour-Market Decisions in Low-Income Households
1991 - Trapped in Poverty Labour-market Decisions in Low-income Households (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780415068673
ISBN-10: 0415068673
Genre: Nonfiction
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Olmeg's Tiring Journey
1991 - Olmeg's Tiring Journey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781872381053
ISBN-10: 1872381057
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Social Work Unjust Society
1990 - Social Work Unjust Society (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745008967
ISBN-10: 0745008968
Genre: Nonfiction
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No Second Place Winner
1989 - No Second Place Winner (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780936279091
ISBN-10: 0936279095
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Law
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The Political Dimensions of Social Work
1983 - The Political Dimensions of Social Work [The Practice of social work] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780631134022
ISBN-10: 0631134026
Genre: Nonfiction
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Helping in Social Work
1979 - Helping in Social Work (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780710001269
ISBN-10: 0710001266
Genre: Nonfiction
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The last great wild beast show A discussion on the failure of British animal collections
Creative Social Work [The Practice of Social Work, 3] (Hardcover)Paperback
Political Dimensions of Social Work [The Practice of social work] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 Humting Road Atlas [United States Road Atlas] (Paperback)
Value for Caring [Project Paper] (Paperback)