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Posted: 1/5/2002 6:06:59 PM EDT

The January 2002 issue of CRUFFLER.COM ( http://www.cruffler.com )is out and available for your reading pleasure! Please accept our
apologies for being a few days late. Must have been all that good holiday food slowing us down. . . .


1) As you can see from our new look, there has indeed been a winner in the CRUFFLER.COM Crest Contest. Our thanks and congratulations to Larry Conely. Photographs of the official CRUFFLER.COM staff shirts will be posted soon (and one will be on the way to Larry for his efforts!).

Thanks to all who participated and all who voted.

(As an aside, CRUFFLER.COM shirts will be made available to the cruffling public after the SHOT Show in February)

3) CRUFFLER.COM continues to accept submissions for the following monthly articles:

Short Fiction
Historical Firearm of the Month
Legal Issues
Book Review
Firearms Technical Trivia

We strongly urge you to consider submitting, or joining the CRUFFLER.COM team!

All submissions remain property the author, but may be edited for grammar, spelling or content. Full attribution will be given to the author.

And now for this month's issue:

*Yankees in the King's Court: Colt and Smith&Wesson .455 Revolvers in British Service

*Civilian Marksmanship Programs in Victorian England

*A Bullet Design Primer

*CRUFFLER.COM reviews the ArmaLite AR-180B Rifle

*A Review of "German 7,9mm Military Ammunition 1888-1945" by Daniel W. Kent

*CRUFFLER.COM reviews Slant Style AK Muzzle Brakes from Southwinds Tactical Engineering

*Short Fiction: "The Letter from a Lifetime Ago" by Leslie Roberts

We hope that you enjoy this issue. As usual, CRUFFLER.COM remains free of charge to you, the readership! We stand ready to help you with your firearms related questions and needs!

Also, if you haven't already, please take a moment to join our mailing list! Mailing list members get first crack at specials such as 20 round USGI M16 magazines. You can join the mailing list by going to the following URL:


Kindest regards,

Adam Firestone
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 8:11:44 PM EDT

Hi, Adam.
We'll have to continue that phone tag we were playing last year.
I asked about the "proximity to schools" re the CRUFFLER license.
I'll call you soon.
Happy New Year.
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 8:31:40 PM EDT
Very interesting review and test of the ArmaLite AR-180B.

I hope you'll come back to this rifle again and soon. Much interest out here but your's is the only firing tests results I've seen.

Would like to see the rifle tested at longer ranges for accuracy.

Thanks !
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