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So, there I was at abook fair at work....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Insectguy, Apr 25, 2006.

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  1. Insectguy

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    And I picked up an interesting looking book on crime scene investigations. I turned to the firearms pages, and learned a few cool things about forensics.

    But then, they began discussing the different types of firearms. They showed a handgun, a submachine gun, a shotgun and a hunting rifle. All would have been well, except for the hunting rifle they had a picture of an Anschutz Running Boar target rifle with iron sights. :banghead:

    Does anyone here hunt with their Anschutz Match rifle?

    I expected to see perhaps a Winchester 70 or Remington 700, but not an Anschutz Match.

    When I teach hunter safety classes, I usually have my Anschutz 1907 there to show them an example of what rifle to not use in the field. A 2-ounce trigger is not a safe hunting rifle.
     
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    I think it would be dirty fun to shoot rats at the dump with an Anschutz.
     
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    Not familiar with these rifles.
    Elaborate please? =o
     
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    No wonder.
    I did a not very successful Google search, and while I found images, didn't find much else.
    Didn't see a problem with it.
    Now I get it.
    Man...who edits these books?
     
  6. gezzer

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    More important what moron wrote the book?

    I hate books that the author has no idea on the subject and tries to portray being an expert.:banghead:
     
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    A lot of "subject" books like what you'll see at the sale tables at Barnes & Noble are put together by "professional" writers. They gather a LOT of data, fairly rapidly, throw it together with a bunch of photos, and call it good.
     
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    They are also distinctly "European" in character and perspective. This is particularly the case in these "book fair" editions. Check out the kids' books that show fire trucks, ambulances and cranes. They all look funny because they are all European instead of American in style.
     
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    The British make lots of books on the theme of "here's how things work." I picked up one that had a picture of an M1911 on the guns page and learned this gun is loaded with a "handle clip" and that the tip of the beavertail is the "firing pin.":D
     
  10. Firehand

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    There's a series of books for writers on a number of
    subjects: crime scene investigation, poisons, cause of death,
    etc. Looking through one on cause of death & weapons, it
    got to the chapter on firearms and spent a big chunk of the
    space on how firearms cause crime, etc., long political rant.
    And on top of that, a fair amount of the firearms information
    was inaccurate.

    It's a shame. The rest of the book and the series I'd seen was
    pretty good, but firearms brought out the jerk.
     
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    How do you know? Do you know as much about the other subject as you do firearms? An expert on blood spatter or DNA sample collection may think those chapters are stupid but, not knowing any better, think that the firearms chapter looked pretty good.
     
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