Books

I read a lot for fun. Mostly Sci-fi or Mysteries. I really enjoy sharing the books with the wife.

I hate it when the author make huge mistakes involving firearms.

Most recently a books hero had bought a revolver on the street and the hard boiled cop told him to make sure he "switch on the safety" before he put it in his belt.

By the way, you cannot buy a modern, fully automatic, sub machine gun, with a silencer, at a gun store and walk out with it. Silencers are not completely silent. A shotgun blast will not make a grown man fly backwards six feet. A .44 mag will not blow a  head clean off. An Uzi is empty in 1.5 seconds of continuous full auto fire. Recoil will not send a small shooter flying, even a small woman. You don't hear a hammer get manually back on a Glock 9mm. The slide locks open on a Glock when you are empty, no click, click on empty chambers.

--Writers, please do the research. 


9 comments:

jon spencer said...

My pet peeve is "the smell of cordite" , gah.

SGB said...

Gotta agree on the cordite.

Broken Andy said...

I always grimace at the cops who rack their Glocks when they unholster and use them. What? You weren't carrying a round in the chamber!

Anonymous said...

They always rack shotguns.

That Guy said...

I was just reading Stephen King's "Cell", and he had the safety on a .45 Colt revolver.

Sigh.

Jon said...

Thanks for mentioning those inaccuracies. I, too, do a lot of reading, and though I'm not a gun expert by any stretch of the imagination, I see a ton of these sorts of errors.

MikeW said...

Nobody relates how fucking loud guns really are.

45er said...

All of the above. I know you have probably read all of Correia's stuff. It's spot on gun accuracy.

Old NFO said...

All good points, and the same continuity problems exist in Hollyweird too...