As I mentioned in my last post, Ben Sobieck was kind enough to have me author two guest-posts on his blog at crimefictionbook.com. Today, you can read how your story's Detective would likely figure out which handgun is right for them.
Check in with Ben's blog next week for my next guest-post, where I talk about the other half: the handguns the antagonists (can I just call them badguys?) would likely carry.
If you really want to get into the nitty-gritty details of firearms, ballistics, the actual damage a bullet does, and proper firearms related nomenclature, check out Ben's blog and definitely pick up his book "The Writer's Guide to Weapons." There is no excuse for a writer to type the words "clicking the safety off his revolver" or "cocking the hammer on his Glock." If you don't understand why those faux-pas would cause many of your readers to close your book, then Ben's the man to call. He offers weapons-related technical advising services tailored specifically to fiction authors. I can't think of a better expert to call!
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