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Gun Encyclopedia – Useful site for Authors

Author’s Note: This is a repost from my personal blog, but I thought a gun encyclopedia would be useful so I’ve posted it here as well.

So I’m currently writing a short story with a character who is an assassin and I wanted her to use handguns. Since I know nothing about handguns at all I turned to Google and this really useful site popped up. It has everything you could possibly need to know about guns and ammo. of the 20th Century.

World Guns - An Encyclopedia of Weapons of the 20th Century

I thought I’d pass it on because these are the kind of resources I know we writers are always after. I suspect many of you have found it already, but I hadn’t so for those that also haven’t here is the link.

I had no idea there were so many different types of gun out there; it’s all a little scary really.  The site gives run downs on what a type of gun is as well, so if you want to know the difference between a submachine gun and a machine gun, this is the site for you.

The site is in English and Russian.

This is a list of the categories the site has:

  • Handguns
  • Submachine guns
  • Military Rifles
  • Assault Rifles
  • Sniper Rifles
  • Civilian Rifles
  • Shotguns
  • Machine guns
  • Anti-tank rifles
  • Grenade launchers
  • Ammunition
  • Traumatic Weapons