American Rifleman - November 2010 - (Page 16)

CORRESPONDENCE READERS WRITE Danner Made In The USA? I read the “Opening Shot” on Danner boots being “AmericanMade Boots On The Ground” (July 2010, p. 24), and I have a question. Is this referring to just military boots or all Danner boots? I have bought two sets of Danners only to be disappointed after later realizing both were “Made in China.” I fully support anything that supports our troops, but Danner gets paid by the government to produce these boots. Are they made in USA? I’m just scratching my head wondering why Danner is holding their head so proudly about “Made in USA” but they’re not telling the whole story. JEFF CAMP, VIA E-MAIL The “Opening Shot” was on the Danner-brand products issued to U.S. military personnel—boots that are, in fact, made in Portland, Ore. Not all Danner boots are made in the United States, but all Danners issued to U.S. troops are indeed made here. Many models of Danner boots are made in China—including some that were referred to in the piece as inspiring some of the U.S-made, military issue designs—but none of those China-sourced models are of cially issued to U.S. troops. Danner is quite up-front about where its products are made, labeling each with its country of origin and listing all of them on its website at —BRIAN C. SHEETZ, SENIOR EXECUTIVE EDITOR Rifled RPGs? Not So Much A lthough I thoroughly enjoyed Cameron Hopkins’ article “Foreign Weapons 101” (September 2010, p. 56) about the foreign weapons course put on by Long Mountain Out tters, I must point out a common error on p. 94. Contrary to what the author describes, the RPG (Ruchoy Protivotankoviy Granatomyot or Handheld Anti-tank Grenade Launcher) is not a recoilless ri e. Upon inspection of the inside diameter of the tube, it should be immediately apparent to anyone that there is no ri ing. Hence, the RPG is a smoothbore. Although it is indeed a rocket launcher, its lack of a ri ed barrel obviously removes it from the category of recoilless ri es. For whatever reason, even military professionals who should know better often overlook this discrepancy. MARK VANDENDYKE, VIA E-MAIL 16 N OVEMBER 2010 WWW.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG “Readers Write” affords members an opportunity to comment on material published in American Rifleman. Single-topic letters are preferred and may be edited for brevity. Send letters to: Readers Write, NRA Publications, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-9400 or e-mail us at http://WWW.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - November 2010

American Rifleman - November 2010
Editor’s Letter
Armed Citizen
Standing Guard
President’s Column
Readers Write
News, Notes and Ephemera
Questions & Answers
Loading Bench
Expanding Bullets: Really Work
Laser On Board: The New Bodyguards
Election 2010: Had Enough? Vote Freedom First!
Political Report
Election 2010: Races To Watch
The Model 94 Rides Again
Spanish Broomhandles
Blaser: The Evolution Of German Hunting Rifles
Arms Of The “Chosin Few”
Walter R. Walsh: An Amazing Life
Dope Bag: Data & Comment
ILA Report
Regional Report/Member Info & Benefits
Programs & Services
I Have This Old Gun

American Rifleman - November 2010