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Cro Wrong round? LETTERS TO GUNS fire THE FINEST IN THE FIREARMS FIELD SINCE 1955 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thomas von Rosen, CEO; Thomas Hollander, Randy Moldé, Marjorie Young Editor Jeff John Managing Editorial Assistant Stephanie Jarrell Editorial Assistant Mckenzie Whitmer 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 Website Manager Lorinda Massey Promotions Coordinator Elizabeth O’Neill 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 PUBLISHER Roy Huntington As a longtime precision machinist I can generally eyeball a difference of several thousandths. Reading “Cast Bullets & WWII Handguns” by Mike Venturino in the December issue, what Mike is calling a 9mm in the top picture on page 58, ain’t. And in the middle picture, what he’s calling a .380, ain’t either. It is a rimmed case. Also in both pictures, the cartridge length is equal. Mike writes some bodacious articles, but I’ve got to chide him on this faux pax. Larry D. Petersime Moncks Corner, S.C. In the top picture, the caption is incorrect and calls the British .380 MkII revolver cartridge a 9mm. In the bottom picture, the British .380 MkII revolver cartridge is on the other side of the 9mm and the caption is correct. The .380 revolver cartridge is dimensionally the same as our .38 S&W (as used in many old top-break revolvers), but the MkII round uses a heavier bullet. The incorrect captioning is my mistake.—Jeff John They quickly left before the MPs showed up or they would have been busted for having a gun in town! I used the Lawrence No. 7 in lieu of the issued shoulder holster to carry my National Guard issued S&W M10 during “Summer Camps” for the next 20 plus years until we were issued the M9 Berettas. Then I got the X-15 out of hock for flying duties with the new piece. I’m glad Mas mentioned the Galco “Holsters for Heroes” program as I’ve got some NG Shooting Team buddies about to deploy again and the Galco Vertical Shoulder Holsters will make good “Care Packages” for them. 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As for the chamber, I went to my local dealer for help and was referred to a respected gunsmith. I was told by said gunsmith the problem in years past was with the ammo. That being cases of different sizes. Now everything manufactured is of the same size (.223/5.56) can be fired through any barrel, markings do not matter. I recall having read in the recent past, throat length, case size, matter a great degree. I don’t want to build a rifle only to have it blow up in somebody’s face meaning figuratively, literally and legally. What is the read deal? Romeo E. Caillouette Farmington Hills, Mich. Glen Zediker covered chamber issues thoroughly in his “Up on ARs” column in the September 2010 issue. If you don’t have the back issue, go to www.gunsmagazine.com and click on the Digital Editions link on the upper toolbar. It will take you to current and archived digital editions. There are two different chamber throat dimensions and 5.56 NATO ammo shouldn’t be fired in a .223-chambered barrel.—Editor shoulder holsters I carried my own 4" S&W Model 19 for two tours as an Army Helicopter Pilot in Viet Nam in ’67 and ’69. I had a black custom Lawrence Leather No. 7 shoulder holster that was the envy of gun savvy compatriots. For a brief period on the ’69 tour I used a Bianchi X15 to carry the issued 1911 until I was issued a S&W M-10 and could be seen wearing a revolver. I wore the guns over my fatigues and flight suits while on duty. When I went to Qui Nhon off duty we were supposed to check our weapons at the MP station so I took the handgun out of the Shoulder Holster and put it in an IWB holster under my Jungle Fatigue Blouse. Then the MPs were happy because I appeared unable to shoot up the bars and I was happy because I could shoot my way out of them if need be. 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