From the Franc Tireur website:
"The mag owes its name thanks to Laurent Closier, who after spending several years alone editing the zine, had to give it up and abandon the publication as it was. After returning from two years in Tahiti, Xavier had plenty of ASL related material and was willing to do something for the hobby, just like the former Tactiques had already done in the past. Rather than start with something completely new, Laurent kindly offered his magazine name, Le Franc Tireur, which means in French the sharp shooter, but also a guy who lives and acts on his own, no matter what the rest of world might do or think. This was something that fit with our idea.... And thus we published our first LFT, issue # 5, since Laurent had stopped with issue # 4."