Throwing Lead: A Writer's Guide to Firearms (and the People Who Use Them)

Throwing Lead A Writer s Guide to Firearms and the People Who Use Them While they may be an indispensable tool of drama firearms aren t something you see everyday in real life If you write fiction you have to know about them but what if you don t have any formal traini

  • Title: Throwing Lead: A Writer's Guide to Firearms (and the People Who Use Them)
  • Author: J. Daniel Sawyer Mary Mason Kitty NicIaian
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  • Page: 470
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  • While they may be an indispensable tool of drama, firearms aren t something you see everyday in real life If you write fiction, you have to know about them but what if you don t have any formal training, or a job that brings you into regular contact with firearms Sure, you could watch a lot of CSI, but as you ll quickly discover upon cracking open this volume, you can tWhile they may be an indispensable tool of drama, firearms aren t something you see everyday in real life If you write fiction, you have to know about them but what if you don t have any formal training, or a job that brings you into regular contact with firearms Sure, you could watch a lot of CSI, but as you ll quickly discover upon cracking open this volume, you can t trust everything you see on TV.Entertaining and humorous in style, Throwing Lead shows you the gestalt of guns, showing you the history of small arms in one readable, accessible, graphics rich and easy to reference volume Packed full of revealing research shortcuts to help you find accurate information on your book s period and culture, and cut through the jargon to get you the information you need with a minimum of fuss, it ll leave you chuckling and get your creative juices flowing with tips on underexploited plot devices and hidden opportunities for comedy and drama that firearms present, but that authors often miss.This unique tour of the history, technology, and cultural development of firearms, examines how they ve shaped our language and idiom, influenced manufacturing technology, and created warrior cultures in different professions More than just a how to write about it manual or a technical glossary, this rigorously non political guide reveals the common myths about firearms foisted upon us by filmmakers while using those mistakes as springboards for deeper discussion.Topics covered include TerminologySafety practicesHandgunsLong gunsConcealed carryBallistics and ForensicsThe visceral experience of shooting a gunHome defensePolice tactics and psychologyCriminal culturesSnipers and spiesGunfighters and PTSDAmmunition construction and the handloading cultureSituational awareness and threat assessmentScience Fiction weaponrySpace combatHistorical weaponryUrban warfareWeapons maintenanceGun handling training drillsGunshot wounds and medical scienceStupid criminal tricksCrazy movie gun tricks that sometimes work in real lifeSelecting the gun that best fits your characterAnd much, much

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    1. J. Daniel Sawyer Mary Mason Kitty NicIaian

      WHILE STAR WARS and STAR TREK seeded J Daniel Sawyer s passion for the unknown, his childhood in academia gave him a deep love of history and an obsession with how the future emerges from the past.This obsession led him through adventures in the film industry, the music industry, venture capital firms in the startup culture of Silicon Valley, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring the worlds that assemble themselves in his head.His travels with bohemians, burners, historians, theologians, and inventors led him eventually to a rural exile where he uses the quiet to write, walk on the beach, and manage a production company that brings innovative stories to the ears of audiences across the world.For stories, contact info, podcasts, and , visit his home page at jdsawyer

    306 thoughts on “Throwing Lead: A Writer's Guide to Firearms (and the People Who Use Them)”

    1. Writers sit in their quiet offices and make up crazy scenes in their heads. Many of these scenes involve guns! But most of these writers don't have any experience with guns so they go to Google and try to find the right information. There is so much information online but also so little if you don't know what you're looking for. This book solves all the problems that writers didn't even know they had about weaponry. With the information here, gun-toting scenes will improve dramatically.I persona [...]


    2. I don't know a whole lot about guns when it comes to practical experience. I've fired a few rounds through various shotgun gauges at turkey shoots. I plinked at some cans with a .38. I've read a lot about them and felt like I knew my share. That was, until I read this book. It turns out that while I do know a fair amount of the basics there are all kinds of things I wasn't aware of. Such as:Why you shouldn't call the thing that holds bullets, a clip.What "bullet proof" means and why you're using [...]


    3. This book was more than worth the money I put into it. My only wish is that I picked it up sooner. If you are and author who is unfamiliar with firearms, this books is an essential. Trust me.


    4. As a writer of characters who often use firearms of some kind, I found this book to be very useful. I learned a lot about guns, both from a writing perspective and from a real-world application perspective. I'm only giving it 4 stars simply because I still don't know enough about guns to know for sure how accurate everything was. But the authors seem credible enough, and they do a good job writing in ways that the reader can understand. They're carrying on a conversation with you, not writing an [...]


    5. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to incorporate firearms in their fiction but doesn't have first-hand experience with using them in anger. J. Daniel Sawyer and Mary Mason provide a comprehensive look at all sorts of instruments of mayhem. Just as importantly, they provide crucial context on what it is like to actually USE firearms, and the differences in psychology between different types of users. This book is never far from me when I'm writing about cops, criminals, or soldiers.


    6. A well written, clear and accurate look at firearms and writing about them realistically. Any disagreements I had with the material presented was a quibble not worth mentioning. There were some typos/grammatical errors. Not pervasive but I noticed. All in all, well done.



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