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.
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:
- Submachine guns
- Military Rifles
- Assault Rifles
- Sniper Rifles
- Civilian Rifles
- Machine guns
- Anti-tank rifles
- Grenade launchers
- Traumatic Weapons