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CRO 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; www.gunsmagazine.com; e-mail: ed@gunsmagazine.com PUBLISHER Roy Huntington MP 44 I just finished reading Mike Venturino’s article on the MP44 in the August issue. My wife and I were invited to a machine gun shoot at Racine County Line Rifle Club, in Racine, Wisconsin. Among the MP5’s, select-fire AR’s, Uzi’s, and various other weapons, one older gentleman had brought a Sturmgewehr. I surprised myself by recognizing what it was, and was very honored when the owner offered to let me fire it. While I only put one magazine through it, it was very easy to control and was a pure joy to shoot. If I ever move to a State that allows it, I would certainly love to acquire one for my own collection. Out of all the firearms I’ve had a chance to shoot, the Sturmgewehr stands out in my mind as the most memorable. Thanks, Mike, for the great article. Tom Ropers 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 Warfighters from C-CO LRS 1-134th R&S deployed in Afghanistan who evaluated Pride-Fowler optics (August issue) took a break with GUNS. FMG PUBLICATIONS shootingindustry.com publisher & editor: Russ Thurman advertising: Delano Amaguin, 888.732.6461 email: delano@shootingindustry.com americancopmagazine.com editor: Suzi Huntington advertising: Delano Amaguin, 800.426.4470 email: delano@shootingindustry.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 Remington 1911 I have greatly admired John Taffin’s articles in your magazine. But, on page 57 of May’s article on the 1911 he writes, “My personal shooting life with the 1911 began with a Remington Rand surplus in the mid-1950s, and today Remington is back in the 1911 business with a modernized version known as the 1911R1.” While working as a patrolman and later watch supervisor in the Navy as a Master-at-Arms, I too was issued a .45 manufactured by Remington Rand. Remington Rand was a typewriter manufacturer retooled to make .45s along with Singer during WWII. Singer is still in business making sewing machines. I believe Remington Rand made more 1911’s than Colt as they are the most common. John has confused Remington Rand with Remington. Remington is and has always been a gunmaker. My Remington Rand .45 rattled like a baby rattle as the parts fit so loosely but, still, I qualified “Expert” with it. My Para and RIA fit tighter than a pair of tights. Don Roberts Sr. MACS, USN Ret. Don Thanks for writing and the kind words. I only meant to convey the name “Remington” was back on 1911s. It is all quite confusing with the names. Remington Arms also made typewriters and then the Remington Typewriter Co. was set up separately in 1886. With a merger in 1927 Remington Rand emerged. So they are all connected.— John Taffin 6 Press 1… Connor hits another home run. And who knew he was erudite? But I’ll bet that BBC Standard English is rapidly blurring many local British distinctions. By the way, Churchill might have had an advantage in speaking “American” by being the son of an American mother, Jenny. Jack Seward (cor blimey if I’m not a fan!) onLine adVertisinG manaGer: Tracy Moore, higgins Model 50 In the August Handloading article by John Barsness, he makes it seem like the J.C. Higgins M-50 made for Sears, Roebuck was made by FN. It used an FN action but was made by Marlin. The barrel and stock were supplied by Marlin. They were quite inexpensive back in the 1960’s. 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