Guns: How to Feature Them in a Realistic Way

Tons of stories feature guns, but they’re usually portrayed in a wildly unrealistic way. Nate Bethea of What a Hell of a Way to Die was kind enough to stop by to talk to us about what writers get wrong about firearms. What’s the difference between a clip and a magazine? Why do you have to pump a shotgun (besides it sounds really cool)?

Some things to remember: guns are very loud and very dangerous, and the human body has a lot of blood in it. So much blood. Way more than what they show you in movies. It’s messy.

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