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THE FINEST IN THE FIREARMS FIELD SINCE 1955 CROSSFIRE GUNS MAGAZINE JUNE 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thomas von Rosen, CEO; Thomas Hollander, Randy Moldé, Marjorie Young Editor Jeff John Managing Editorial Assistant Stephanie Jarrell Editorial Assistant Amberly Dressler 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 I always enjoy Mike Venturino’s articles. The article “Guns of the Indian Wars” is very informative, unfortunately the educated archaeologist gets an “A” for doing their work in the field but an “F” on their homework. I have also seen their program on the History Channel, same problem. The battlefield can’t be checked for cartridge cases and reveal what Indians had and where the 7th Cavalry was because on June 25, 1886 (10th anniversary) the US Army formed a skirmish line and did a firing reenactment on the battle site. Also, in 1909 William Selig made a film on the battlefield site. So unless a date is stamped on all those cases there is no way of telling where the cases came from. This info is from the book The Peacemakers by R. L. Wilson, page 352. This is a very good book if you can find it and the pictures are outstanding. Doug Martin Tonto Basin, Arizona The US Army used inside primed cases made of copper until 1881. After that they were outside primed of brass. The archaeologists know exactly what they are doing. They have even been able to match cases to specific weapons by their primer marks with help from the Nebraska State Police forensics lab and even place exactly on the battlefield where that weapon was fired.—Duke Venturino I had decided to let my subscription to GUNS expire. No problem with the magazine. It’s just that I am getting a bit older, money is tighter, and as my primary shooting interest is handguns, I thought my subscription to American Handgunner would suffice. I received my last issue (May) and as I read Connors column “Since This is For May” I realized this article alone—as are many of Connors articles—worth the price of the subscription. I would 6 Duke Wrong? CONTRIBUTING EDITORS have hated to miss that one. So as they say “keep up the great work.” Thank you John Connor. Thank you GUNS Magazine to have the courage to allow John the freedom of voice to write articles such as this. Charlie Smith via e-mail I read GUNS Magazine for the interesting articles on guns. So I wonder how you ever approved the John Connor “Odd Angry Shot” article in the May 2010 issue? What does this have to do with shooting? Poorly composed rants like this have no place in your magazine. Gary Maxwell via e-mail I read in the March edition John Taffin’s article on AR-style rifles. John made some great points regarding the utility of a semi-auto for hunting and it made me think of California and their ban on evil black guns. As a hunter who does it as a means to get meat in the fridge and not as a sport, you may rest assured I use every advantage allowed by law. An AR rifle with good optics such as an ACOG would be an outstanding choice for hunting deer or varmint in the forested areas where most game is engaged inside 300 hundred yards. However this opinion seems to be at odds with some of the old guard of hunting who are of the opinion if it isn’t a bolt action in .308 or .30-06 you aren’t using the correct equipment and those new fangled ARs are for posers. This saddens me, as this only serves the purpose of the radical gun control crowd. If we can’t get our fellow armed citizens on board, how can we hope to reverse the unconstitutional laws in effect today? Joseph D’Andrea Ohio 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 Dislikes Connor FMG PUBLICATIONS shootingindustry.com Publisher & Editor: Russ Thurman Advertising: Delano Amaguin, 888.732.6461 email: delano@shootingindustry.com americancopmagazine.com Editor: Suzi Huntington Advertising: Denny Fallon, 800.426.4470 email: denny@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 Hunting AR ONLINE ADVERTISING MANAGER: Tracy Moore, CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: Lori Robbins, TEL: 203.662.9740, sigbuch@optonline.net TEL: 800.633.8001, FAX 858.605.0247, classads@fmgpublications.com FMG EAST COAST SALES: Sig Buchmayr, Buchmayr & Associates, 28 Great Hill Rd., Darien CT 06820, Likes Connor CUSTOMER SERVICE www.gunsmagazine.com SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . 858.605.0252 EDITORIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858.605.0243 PRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858.605.0216 BOOKS/MERCHANDISE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888.732.2299 General Counsel/Legal Affairs: Steele N. 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