Writers and Guns

I read another book this week written by someone that knows little about guns. I was amazed at this one because it was Stephen King.

It was a really good story but made the classic mistake of Clicking the Safety On when the gun was a Glock. If they would not have mentioned Glock I would have presumed it was a 1911 or something else with a manual safety.

In my writers group a scene we were reviewing and three shotgun blasts, in a small kitchen, and the sound was described as "Pop".

Books and movies rarely detail how loud guns are. Especially in closed spaces. I remember a scene in The Walking Dead where Rick fires his .357 inside an enclosed tank. BANG, hearing gone with a high pitched whine.

--Happy Anniversary TBolt for 9 Years of Blogging!

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