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THE FINEST IN THE FIREARMS FIELD SINCE 1955 CROSSFIRE GUNS MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2010 BOARd OF dIRECTORS Thomas von Rosen, CEO; Thomas Hollander, Randy Moldé, Marjorie Young Editor Jeff John Managing Editorial Assistant Stephanie Jarrell Editorial Assistant Kerin Van Hoosear Art Director/Staff Photographer Joseph R. Novelozo Art Assistant Jennifer Lewis Advertising Sales Director Anita Carson Advertising Sales Assistant Dana Hatfield Production Manager Linda Peterson Web Site Manager Lorinda Massey Promotions Coordinator Elizabeth O’Neill PUBlISHER Roy Huntington LETTERS TO GUNS GUNS magazine® welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit all published letters for clarity and length. Due to the volume of mail, we are unable to individually answer your letters or e-mail. In sending a letter to GUNS Magazine, you agree to provide Publisher’s Development Corp. such copyright as is required for publishing and redistributing the contents of your letter in any format. Send your letters to Crossfire, GUNS Magazine, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128; www.gunsmagazine.com; e-mail: ed@gunsmagazine.com Common Sense? I’ve read some of the letters in your March online issue. Quite frankly, they puzzle me. How is it a majority of these individuals think they are the only people perusing your publication? Not only that, they believe you should only run the articles, commentary and opinions they want to see. I had to scratch my head at the comments from the gentleman in SC. How he isn’t capable of seeing the correlation of Ms. Maddow’s stance that “no-one should be “allowed” to bring their guns home and the prohibition of bearing arms, indicates he hasn’t got a bit of common sense. Ms. Maddow’s stance is exactly the same as the “Grabbers,” only couched differently. His conclusion that David Codrea’s final comment borders on threatening is absurd. Where has Common Sense gone? Scott Wharem Nashua, New Hampshire Guns for Fun, Plinkers Delight, or The Warrior’s Tools. It is not limited to certain guns—there are magazines for that. You are not limited to certain uses of guns (hunting, self defense, etc). There are magazines for that. GUNS is about guns for every shooter in America, and the world, too. So, first, no more “no mores” from the readers. If it is about a gun (of any kind whatsoever), a part of a gun, or the use of any type of firearm, the story belongs in here. I really can’t understand how any former military types could misunderstand this but that’s a topic for another day. Greg Jacobs, ISCS USN (Ret) Nubbins Colt/SASS 7802 Dallas, Texas CONTRIBUTING EdITORS FIEld EdITORS John Taffin, Holt Bodinson, Dave Anderson, Clint Smith, Massad Ayoob, Mike “Duke” Venturino Sam Fadala, David Codrea, John Morrison, Glen Zediker, John Sheehan, Jacob Gottfredson, Mike Cumpston, John Barsness, Dave Douglas FmG PUBlICATIONS shootingindustry.com Publisher & Editor: Russ Thurman Advertising: Anita Carson, 866.972.4545 email: anita@shootingindustry.com americancopmagazine.com Editor: Suzi Huntington Advertising: Denny Fallon, 800.426.4470 email: denny@americancopmagazine.com Delano Amaguin, 888.732.6461 email: delano@americancopmagazine.com americanhandgunner.com Publisher & Editor: Roy Huntington Advertising: Steve Evatt, 800.533.7988 email: steve@americanhandgunner.com gunsmagazine.com Editor: Jeff John Advertising: Andrew Oram, 866.903.1199 email: andrew@gunsmagazine.com fmgpublications.com Editor: Sammy Reese Advertising: Scott McGregor, 800.553.7780 email: scott@gunsmagazine.com TEL: 888.651.7566, FAX 858.605.0205 tracy@fmgpublications.com NATIONAL ADVERTISING: 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128, TEL: 866.972.4545, FAX 858.605.0211, anita@shootingindustry.com Special Editions The Lebel Saga I never imagined I’d see, in a mainstream gun magazine, an article on the French Mle 1886/93 “Lebel” rifle. Yet there it was. Great story, great photos! Author John Sheehan and fellow readers might be interested to know the Lebel saga continues: While on TDY to Aberdeen Proving Ground early in 2004, I had a chance to examine a number of small arms recently recovered in Iraq. As you might have guessed, there were many AK variants. Also lots of SVD sniper rifles; the scopes on some were so messed up the users might have been better served using the backup iron sights. Just as well for our men and women though! Then there were the oddities: a WWII German Kriegsmodell Kar 98k; a Brnomade Model 98/29 Persian carbine, the kind with the really short barrel; two near-mint Rasheed carbines, stamped “Made in Iraq” in English letters; and finally (you guessed it) a pair of Lebels! The two young NCOs tasked with cataloging the arms had no idea what these half dozen oddities were; needless to say I did my part. Ed Rudnicki Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. Crossover The liberal media always gives slanted news or none at all. It’s refreshing to hear some of the positives of the wars. Gear wise there is a large crossover of what the military uses and competitive shooters use. Aimpoint-type optics were widely used at the ranges before widespread military use. The black gun articles are getting repetitive. The guns themselves I enjoy, but every little bolt on gadget seems to warrant a whole article like there is a new rifle in town. How about some more articles on the most successful military rifle of the last 60 years: the AK-47 and its clones? 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Gillaspey Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sng@g-glaw.com Express Service . . . . www.gunsmagazine.com and click “contacts” Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ed@gunsmagazine.com Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . production@gunsmagazine.com Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .rachelle@fmgpublications.com Stories In GUNS I think GUNS Magazine does a superb job covering our shooting sports and our right to own firearms. I am an active shooter, so I am somewhat distressed by letters to the editor that say things like “Stop Military News” or “No More Tactical Guns,” etc. My distress is quite simple: your magazine is called GUNS for heaven’s sake! It is not called 6 PRODUCED IN THE U.S.A. WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • APRIL 2010

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