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The Theatrical Firearms Handbook by Kevin Inouye

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CHAPTER 5

Looking the Part

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people.

—Mao Zedong

Let’s be honest, you’re not reading this book to learn how to kill people. If you are, I’m glad to be doing my part for society by failing you in that respect. Our aim in staging a dramatic gunfight is not necessarily 100 percent authenticity, just the appearance of plausibility within the theatrical rules of the given world. Movie physics, where one can hide a shotgun in their coat while sitting down, carry unlimited ...

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