This is a guest post by my author friend, William R. Bartlett. It continues his discussion of all things firearms. Assault rifles have featured prominently in the horrific events in Florida, Las Vegas and elsewhere, so I wish to repeat that this series is only meant to help writers improve their writing and not to glorify weapons in any way. You can check out the rest of the series on firearms here. Today, Bill explains how rifles work and describes some common writing blunders. Enjoy and bookmark!
A Writer’s Guide to Firearms by William R. Bartlett
Part 5: Shotguns
A shotgun is a long gun with a smooth bore, designed to hit either a moving target or a stationary target while using a less precise aim.
To understand a shotgun, one must first understand the shotgun shell. Shotgun shells…
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