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CRO No BodyArmor 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 Micole Aronowitz 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;; e-mail: PUBLISHER Roy Huntington How can you call yourselves responsible when you allow advertising of body armor that can stop a .44 Magnum? Even the few homeowner good guys who buy them won’t have time to put the thing on and then reach for their firearm when they need protection. The only persons who will benefit from owning such armor are the Goblins and house invaders. They will buy them by the crate-load. Yours is far from the only magazine to advertise these products. There ought be a law preventing this body armor from being sold to non-police—you and others are ultimately gonna cause great harm and no good at all. For once I stand with the “banners”—here’s something that needs banning. What can you possibly be thinking except an advertising buck. Sheesh! John Vasse via e-mail Citizens—as well as professionals— have a right to be properly equipped to protect their families. If the purchase of soft body armor is a part of a homeowner's plan for self-protection, we believe they have a right to make that personal decision.—Editor column). I have been saying the same thing for years about long-range hunting. I own a gun shop in western New Mexico I have used the same argument for the distance an animal can move between the decision to pull the trigger and the bullet arriving at the target. Some get it and some are just too enamored of what they’ve seen on the “hunting” shows on TV. It can get very frustrating. I do encourage practice at the longest range they are capable of for follow up shots but an initial shot is encouraged at no more than 300 yards or less, mostly less. I often get questions about how far can this or that rifle kill an elk, deer, etc., and have come up with my own answer: Go down to the dollar store and buy some paper plates of the diameter to match the kill zone of the animal in question, 6" for deer, 8" for elk. At whatever range you can put five rounds into a plate, offhand, that is your range. It is an individual limit as the cartridge/ rifle can be effective far beyond any sensible range. David W. Loeffler via e-mail 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 Publisher & Editor: Russ Thurman Advertising: Delano Amaguin, 888.732.6461 email: Editor: Suzi Huntington Advertising: Delano Amaguin, 800.426.4470 email: Publisher & Editor: Roy Huntington Advertising: Steve Evatt, 800.533.7988 email: Editor: Jeff John Advertising: Andrew Oram, 866.903.1199 email: Editor: Sammy Reese Advertising: Scott McGregor, 800.553.7780 email: TEL: 888.651.7566, FAX 858.605.0205 NATIONAL ADVERTISING: 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128, TEL: 866.972.4545, FAX 858.605.0211, vA donations I read with interest the letter from Dale Cheuvront regarding donations of magazines and books to VA hospitals, so I thought I’d donate my old magazines. I took five large boxes of magazines to the local VA, and was promptly told they would throw away all the gun magazines. VA regulations forbid that type of literature in VA facilities. I guess after the military has trained personnel, they have gone to battle and come back, they can no longer be trusted to read about firearms. So if you are going to donate magazines, make sure they are Good Housekeeping, New Yorker, or National Geographic (with the naughty pictures removed). Don’t want to upset the management. Thor Ronlake via e-mail kudos Thanks for GUNS and American Handgunner. They are the only two gun publications to which I subscribe. In the June issue, page 58 contained a comment I almost missed. As a reloader for many years I learned something interesting when Mr. Barsness told how “2400” powder got it’s name. How other popular powders were named sounds like a future column to me. Also, you can keep the knife articles, but get rid of the BB gun and air-soft waste of paper. 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Long-Range hunting Thank you Dave Anderson (July Check out for our digital edition, news, our exclusive Product Index, Web Blasts, online features, to enter the Giveaway Package and more! And if you have any news about hot new products you’ve found, or anything you think we need to know about, drop me a line at! 6 PRODUCED IN THE U.S.A. WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • SEPTEMBER 2011

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