The Writer's Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction

The Writer's Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction


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ISBN-13: 9781599638157
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 07/09/2015
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 241,902
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Sobieck is an online editor and product manager for a number of weapons and outdoors magazines, such as Gun Digest, BLADE, Living Ready, and Modern Shooter. A crime and thriller author, he has appeared in such anthologies and journals as Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology, Exiles: An Outsider Anthology, Black Heart Magazine presents Noir, and Out of the Gutter. He has also worked as a newspaper crime reporter. For more about Sobieck and his crime-fighting creation, detective Maynard Soloman, visit

Table of Contents

Foreword David Morrell 1

Introduction Why Getting It Right Matters 5

Part 1 Firearms 9

Firearm Safety 10

Shotguns 101 12

Shotgun Ammunition 23

Rifles 101 29

Handguns 101 41

Rifle and Handgun Ammunition 51

Holsters and Concealed Carry 57

Suppressors, Silencers, Scopes, and Sights 63

Ballistics 71

Other Common Firearm Accessories and Their Uncommon Uses 76

Improvised and Custom Firearms 82

Must-Know Firearm Laws 85

Matching a Firearm to a Character 93

How to Kill a Character with a Firearm 98

Part 2 Kniues 102

Knife Safety 103

Knives 101 104

Knife Sharpening and Sheaths 140

Improvised and Custom Knives 144

Must-Know Knife Laws 148

Matching a Knife to a Character 155

How to Kill a Character with a Knife 161

Part 3 Must-Know Weapons Info 171

Top Weapons Myths 172

The Hit List 186

True Crime Stories from Real Crime Writers 257

Tactics Used by Law Enforcement and the Military 262

Glossary 266

Bibliography 276

Have a Question? Ask the Author 279

Get More Maynaro 279

Index 280

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