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CRO Lever Speed 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 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 I enjoyed John Barsness article on lever and pump rifles in the October issue. I purchased a BLR in .22 -250 in the early ’90s. The gun was manufactured in the early ’80s but showed very little use. It has been a joy to own and is certainly extremely accurate. It loves Remington 55-grain softpoints. The one statement in the article I would dispute is the speed of fire of this model. I can’t speak about the other lever actions mentioned, however, the BLR is not referred to as the “lightening” BLR for no reason. With the smooth action and short lever throw, I’m confident that I (or any other shooter familiar with this gun) can cycle through the 5-round capacity as quickly as a bolt rifle shooter can get off two. Ron Taylor via e-mail No Body Armor I would like to respond to the letter from Mr. Vasse in the September 2011 issue. I have not located the ad for body armor that has Mr. Vasse so upset to read it again, the only ad I recall seeing in GUNS was for a ballistic panel best described as a “bib” that would provide some protection to the chest area. As I recall, the cover for the panel was set up to hold a gun, spare magazine, flashlight and cell phone and had a strap that you put around your neck (like putting on a necklace), just a simple “grab and go” device. As for the “Goblins and house invaders buying them by the crateload,” they won’t buy this type of product, they will steal full coverage protective vests from anyplace they can, and I doubt if they read this magazine to see the ads. You put out a quality magazine with good articles and good product ads, don’t change any of it. Doug Andrews via e-mail Dave says, “The manual safety can also be applied when the hammer is forward, and does not lock the slide.” I own a full-sized CZ 75B and three CZ 75 Compacts, all with manual safeties. The safety can’t be activated on any of them if the hammer is forward. The result is that if you choose to manually lower the hammer and carry the pistol loaded in this manner, you will be unable to activate the manual safety. I personally do not find carrying the pistol in double action mode with the safety off to be safer than carrying it in single action mode with the safety on, so I question the point of even using a manual safety CZ 75 in double action mode. I carry mine in single action mode and enjoy using them that way. On the other hand, Tanfoglio’s EAA Witness and Canik’s CZ 75 clones can all be carried with the manual safety on in double-action mode, so they offer an advantage over the CZ in this respect. Brett Tanner via e-mail I always carry CZ 75 pistols (and clones) cocked and locked. The CZ 75B was packed for return to CZ before I thought to check safety operation. I checked one of my TZ-75 clones, drove to the local gun shop, but the 75B on display had been sold. So (rashly) I concluded the CZ 75B operated like the Tanfoglio. Foolish of me to be sure. Assumption is the brother (or is it the mother?) of all screwups.—Dave Anderson 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, ONLINE ADVERTISING MANAGER: Tracy Moore, Correction Editor’s Note: We inadvertently described the Old West Reproduction Holster in the Sept Gun of the Month contest as a 112R, when it should have been 112RHC to denote the hand carving. In addition, we gave an inaccurate website address. Contact information for Old West Reproductions is as follows: RICk BACHMAN OLD WEST REPRODUCTIONS 446 FLORENCE SOUTH LOOP FLORENCE, MT 59833 (406) 273-2615, WWW. OLDWESTREPRODUCTIONS.COM CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: Lori Robbins, TEL: 203.662.9740, TEL: 800.633.8001, FAX 858.605.0247, FMG EAST COAST SALES: Sig Buchmayr, Buchmayr & Associates, 28 Great Hill Rd., Darien CT 06820, CUSTOMER SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . 858.605.0252 EDITORIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858.605.0243 PRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858.605.0216 BOOKS/MERCHANDISE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888.732.2299 General Counsel/Legal Affairs: Steele N. Gillaspey Express Service . . . . and click “contacts” Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CZ’s Safety I’m a big fan of CZ 75s and its clones, so I really enjoyed the September, 2011 article on the CZ 75B 9mm in high polished stainless steel. Unfortunately, I must point out a mistake in the article. 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 • NOVEMBER 2011

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