After I shared the link to my Mad Genius post on Saturday, Chris Byrne offered an assortment of articles he’s written on guns in fiction and real-life use over the years, and he gave me permission to put them all in one place to find again, and share with my readers.
There is a lot of really useful information here if you plan to have guns in your character’s hands.
Guns in fiction: for beginners
Guns in Fiction: Two-Gun Mojo
Guns in Fiction: One Shot, One Kill
What is Point Blank?
Magazines: to load fully, or not?
How much trigger pull?
And as I said in the earlier post, probably the best way to familiarize yourself is to take a trip to the range with qualified people to instruct you on safety and use. While not everyone can manage this, it will help you in many ways not only with your fiction, but choosing a weapon for self-defense and home protection.