How NOT to Handle Guns in a Scene

Watch the revolver in this clip from Ed Wood’s cheese fest, Plan Nine from Outer Space. Can you count the number of times the detective aims it at himself and the other officers? Your characters would do best to only aim a firearm at people and objects they’re willing to shoot. And they’d never look down the barrel of a gun to see if it’s loaded.


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The Writers Guide to WeaponsThe Writer’s Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction (Writer’s Digest Books) comes with everything but the ammo. Pick up a print or digital copy from these fine retailers:

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