Because of this, it should come as no surprise that my novel KILLER INSTINCTS is loaded with a bunch of gun-related goodness. I've never actually calculated out a complete body count, but "several dozen" is pretty close. And when you've got a lot of bodies being perforated by bullets, you've got a lot of guns helping those bullets get where they need to go. So, I thought it would be a nice exercise to provide some photos and commentary about the various guns that appear in the novel.
First up, I'm going to walk through the guns used by William, the main character. I'm going to try and avoid spoilers, so if I seem vague, it's so I don't ruin anything for future readers.
|Uzi 9mm Submachine Gun with Sionics Suppressor|
|Ruger MK II .22 Automatic with Integral Suppressor|
|Glock Model 19 9mm Automatic|
When I write about guns and the people who carry them, I try to make sure the personality of the weapon matches the personality of the user. When we meet William in the beginning of the novel, he's a veteran mercenary who has killed more men than he cares to think about. Because of this, I wanted him to have a somewhat exotic, specialized weapon like the Ruger. On the other hand, when we see William as a complete newbie to using guns, a simple, easy to operate pistol like the Glock fitted his personality much better.
|Beretta Model 84 .32 ACP Automatic|
|Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chief's Special" .38 Revolver|
I've never fired a snub .38 myself, although I've fired a similarly-framed Smith & Wesson .32 revolver. While the grip might be small, the gun sits easily in the hand, and you can see why they were (and still are) so popular as carry pistols.
|DeLisle Commando Carbine .45 ACP with Integral Suppressor|
|Cut-Down Remington Model 1100 12-Gauge Shotgun|
So, that's that for part one. As you can see, some very cool guns, and I hope to have more for you in parts two and three!