What are things authors get wrong about guns, gun safety, and gun wounds?

What are things authors get wrong about guns, gun safety, and gun wounds?

What is the biggest red flag that the writer has no clue what they're talking about?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Drawing a gun and talking. It's a gun, it's drawn, it's going off in the next second or you're a fuckwit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I mean you can use the threat of a gun pointed at someone to extract needed information from them.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >pull trigger
    >gun fails to fire for no reason

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I never knew schindler's list was a comedy

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Open bolt garbage like stens

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That's just quality brazilian engineering

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Have you never had a FTF? Primers are just fucked sometimes. Or you might have a light strike due to damaged firing pin or weak spring.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the fact that almost no one is effected by hearing loss, espeically when firing indoors. Someone shoots a gun casually, then they just start talking in a normal volume.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sometimes they are having a conversation at normal volume during full auto fire

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sometimes they are having a conversation at normal volume during full auto fire

      How long would you be dazed from firing a gun indoors?

      >What is the biggest red flag that the writer has no clue what they're talking about?
      They're writing fiction. Fiction authors are chronic bullshitters.

      >non-fiction brainlet

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veztNJQyRJg&t=99s

      That's ridiculous.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Depends on the gun and rounds fired, from one pistol shot there's the ringing and disorientation that comes with getting your bell rung but it's over rather quickly, the ringing will last a bit.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        My favorite part is how three trained soldiers observe the fact that the gun never picks up a round, but then they go "ja ist das firing pin"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        "IT SOUNDS CRAZY BUT IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED! TRUST ME!"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >How long would you be dazed from firing a gun indoors?
        You probably wouldn't be "dazed" unless we're talking an unusually loud gun. It's more like your hearing is fucked temporarily. You can't hear the other guy because he's speaking at normal volume and that's not good enough when your ears are ringing.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >What is the biggest red flag that the writer has no clue what they're talking about?
    They're writing fiction. Fiction authors are chronic bullshitters.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Literally anything by Stephen King.
    >every concealed weapon is in a spring clip which is super illegal
    >every bullet is a DumDum Cop Killer (tm) which is even more super illegal

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Stephen King is a shit writer.

      Bet he was jacking it while writing the child gangbang scene in IT.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        he had the skill and creativity to write a few good books... but he then used it to write over a dozen and put in pedo shit for "extra shock value" in the one

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It wasn't just one, mate. He threw unnecessarily detailed pedo shit in a whole bunch of his books.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            The straight shota in Needful Things was kino tho.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I had never read any of his books but you almost can’t get away from hearing about him
      I figured I would check out Cell as it was his newest book at the time and I really tried to ignore the lack of basic googling, wrote everything off as the characters being city retards. Right up til they start flipping the safety on revolvers.
      After that I put it down in disgust. Now there maybe some obscure revolver with a safety lever but we both know that wasn’t the case here.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >book/show/movie takes place in a non-cucked state
    >character starts talking about needing some permit to own guns

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    When guns do random amounts of damage in a given scene. One second it just leaves a bullet hole and the next it's blowing chunks clean off with no real rhyme or reason

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >the hero loaded another clip into his rifle

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >The U.S. Army M16A1 is considered by many to be the worst assault rifle ever invented. Its overcomplicated mechanism is both difficult to clean and prone to jamming. Adjusting the sight, something that must be done every time a target shifts its range, requires the use of a nail, ballpoint pen, or similar device. What if you didn’t have one, or lost it as several dozen zombies shambled steadily toward you? The delicate plastic stock of the M16A1 obviates bayonet use, and by attempting to use it as such you would risk shattering the hollow, spring-loaded stock. This is a critical flaw. If you were confronted by multiple ghouls and your A1 jammed, you would be unable to use it as a last-ditch hand-to-hand weapon. In the 1960s, the M16 (originally the AR-15) was designed for Air Force base security. For political reasons typical of the military-industrial complex (you buy my weapon, you get my vote and my campaign contribution), it was adopted as the principal infantry weapon for the U.S. Army. So poor was its early battle record that during the Vietnam War, communist guerrillas refused to take them from dead Americans. The newer M16A2, although somewhat of an improvement, is still regarded as a second-class weapon. If given the choice, emulate the Vietcong and ignore the M16 entirely. Adjusting the sight, something that must be done every time a target shifts its range, requires the use of a nail, ballpoint pen, or similar device.” This is just plain false. While I can’t comment on how to adjust the zero on an original M16, the M16A1 had a knob that you could turn to adjust you elevation, and another you could turn to adjust windage. I don’t know where the authors getting this piece of information, as I couldn’t find any reference to the use of a pen or nail to adjust sights anywhere. Moving on. "The delicate plastic stock of the M16A1 obviates bayonet use, and by attempting to use it as such you would risk shattering the hollow, spring-loaded stock.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus fuck.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Max Brooks is such a retard

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >shooting my AR at the local range
      >using my trusty ball point pen to adjust the sights every shot
      >accidentally drop it on the floor
      >delicate plastic stock shatters into a thousand pieces

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Everything in The Zombie Survival Guide is incredibly retarded early-2000s tacticool bullshit. I should post the section where he talks about bolt action vs semiauto just to cause a few aneurysms.
      I was really disappointed to find out that the mercury-filled bullet from Day of the Jackal wasn't real--the mercury would just "absorb" into the lead and form an amalgam. Otherwise excellent book, though the description of cordite might be inaccurate as well.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Everything in The Zombie Survival Guide is incredibly retarded early-2000s tacticool bullshit.
        Even the basic premise is pure cringe.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >every time a target shifts it's range you need to use a pen to adjust the sights

      Even if this was true when would this ever be a problem? Unless you are shooting at Usain Bolt doing a sprint

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The main thing authors get wrong is trying to write for a living.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    When an author starts naming guns or brands.
    >The hero had a Glock 19 gen 5, loaded with Winchester Silver tip 145 grain hollow points in his waistband

    Like bro just fucking say "he had a gun" and then later in conversation let us know what type of gun it is for the curious reader. It feels super tryhard to just start describing the type of gun it is, especially when the gun description starts talking about shit like Smith and wesson revolver models that are literally just gibberish numbers to a normal reader.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This. Describing weapons and introducing a weapon are different things. The reader doesn't need to know the model used by every baddie that appears. Better to describe them simply as a pistol/rifle/shotgun and focus on the type of fire they produce during a scene. If a specific weapon is important to the story/character, it can be introduced and it's capabilities explained at some point. It's annoying how some authors constantly use the full make and/or model anytime a firearm is used. Imagine if every time the protagonist's vehicle was mention as the 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 XLT instead of just "the truck".

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Only time this was ever cool was in snatch.

      “The fact that you’ve got replica written down the side of your gun, and the fact that I’ve got desert eagle point five oh written down the side of mine should precipitate your into shrinking along with your presence”

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I think it's a mistake to nerd out into too much detail about the gun when it's not important, but at the same time I think it's foolish to not describe the gun either. A good author ought to be able to describe the gun such that even a normie has a feel for what the gun looks like. That's important for characterization, a person carrying an old beat-up revolver with electrical tape on the grip generates a very different mental image than someone with the latest military sidearm.

      Now like

      https://i.imgur.com/rlYUP9u.jpg

      This. Describing weapons and introducing a weapon are different things. The reader doesn't need to know the model used by every baddie that appears. Better to describe them simply as a pistol/rifle/shotgun and focus on the type of fire they produce during a scene. If a specific weapon is important to the story/character, it can be introduced and it's capabilities explained at some point. It's annoying how some authors constantly use the full make and/or model anytime a firearm is used. Imagine if every time the protagonist's vehicle was mention as the 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 XLT instead of just "the truck".

      says it's stupid to fully state the make, model, and variant every time a gun is mentioned. Once the gun has been introduced then it's fine to say "the gun" or "his pistol" or whatever. And if we're talking about some unimportant background character? Yeah, no reason to go into detail about their guns at all. But if we're talking major characters in the book an author who fails to describe the guns when introducing them is missing out on a great opportunity to add detail to his world.

      This isn't limited to guns either, it applies to any important object, like a music instrument or a car. You picture something very different if you read:
      >she played grandpa's old country fiddle
      >she played the Alard Stratavarius

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >What are things authors get wrong about guns, gun safety, and gun wounds?
    >posts a picture of a starter pistol
    lmao

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the same thing movies get wrong about gunshot wounds: people often don't just quietly die immediately after a couple handgun rounds center mass. Maybe someone moaning on the ground as they bleed out isn't as romantic, but it really changes the dynamic of a gunfight when every hit isn't an instant victory for the protagonist. Hard to call it a red flag because it's so common and since the reality of having to finish off downed opponents seems coldblooded.

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