Cartridges And Firearm Identification

Author: Robert E. Walker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466588810
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At a time when crime scene television shows are all the rage amongst the civilian population, knowledge of firearm forensics is of paramount importance to crime scene analysts, police detectives, and attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense. Cartridges and Firearm Identification brings together a unique, multidisciplined approach to questions that arise regarding ammunition and firearms within the context of investigation. Supplying essential practical information about firearms and ammunition in a clear, easy-to-follow format, this volume: Defines and depicts photographically all varieties of firearms Presents investigative concerns of firearms evidence from the perspectives of evidence preservation and safe handling procedures Introduces readers to the standards of measurement used to classify ammunition, including the significance of names, adjectives, and other descriptors used in conjunction with ammunition cartridges Categorizes and identifies ammunition head stamps from cartridges produced around the world Provides ammunition manufacturing practices for dozens of nations The text offers a methodology for the identification of unknown firearms as well as ammunition of questioned identity. The author explains the terminology and describes each group of firearms and the aspects that identify the weaponry—including property marks, proof marks, and patent dates. Lavishly illustrated, this comprehensive reference includes case studies to support the text, making it a premier reference for all those responsible for the complicated task of investigating firearms and cartridges.

Misfire

Author: William H. Hallahan
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
ISBN:
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Exposing the American military's appalling failures in the arming of its infantry, an examination of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps traces its historical obsession with accurate, slow firepower and conservative use of ammunition--often at the cost of soldiers' lives.

Gun Digest Handbook Of Tactical Small Arms

Author: Charlie Cutshaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780896895126
Size: 35.90 MB
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*Popularity of tactical weapons is represented in leading industry magazines including Police, Combat Handguns, Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement and S.W.A.T Gun Digest Handbook of Tactical Small Arms offers an interesting and full-color review of today's weapons of modern warfare. Tactical weapons including assault rifles, submachine guns, tactical shotguns, machine guns, handguns, sniper rifles and anti-materiel rifles are described with brief technical details including caliber, barrel length, cyclic rate, history and 250 color photos. This guide provides the rare glimpse into military weaponry that you can only hope to get with other references.

Future Weapons

Author: Kevin Dockery
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425217504
Size: 35.58 MB
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A speculative study of the military armaments of the future offers a close-up look at the weapons of war that may be used by soldiers of the near and distant future, as well as the future role of the warrior on the ground, at sea, and in the air, examining such possibilities as robotic soldiers, vehicles, protective armor, and war in space and in cyberspace. Reprint.

Armed Groups

Author: Peter G. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442226544
Size: 13.69 MB
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This text is the first to categorize armed groups and analyze their characteristics in a systematic way to provide a thorough overview of all types of armed groups and the role they play in today’s security environment. Drawing on international case studies and histories, it analyzes the objectives, strategies, and internal composition of armed groups and the environments that foster them.

Gun Digest Buyer S Guide To Assault Weapons

Author: Phillip Peterson
Publisher: Gun Digest Books
ISBN: 9780896896802
Size: 77.57 MB
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This collector?s guide to highly collectible group known as the assault weapons gives an overview of different types of assault firearms, explains relative scarcity, outlines profit potential and manufacturer differences, lists gun values, and includes expert buyer tips.

The Arms Trade Treaty

Author: Stuart Casey-Maslen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198723520
Size: 19.58 MB
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The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty became binding international law in late 2014, and although the text of the treaty is a relatively concise framework for assessing whether to authorize or deny proposed conventional weapons transfers by States Parties, there exists controversy as to the meaning of certain key provisions. Furthermore, the treaty requires a national regulatory body to authorize proposed transfers of conventional weapons covered by the treaty, but does not detail how such a body should be established and how it should effectively function. The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary explains in detail each of the treaty provisions, the parameters for prohibitions or the denial of transfers, international cooperation and assistance, and implementation obligations and mechanisms. As states ratify and implement the Treaty over the next few years, the commentary provides invaluable guidance to government officials, commentators, and scholars on the meaning of its contentious provisions. This volume describes in detail which weapons are covered by the treaty and explains the different forms of transfer that the Arms Trade Treaty regulates. It covers international human rights, trade, disarmament, humanitarian law, criminal law, and state-to-state use of force, as well as the application of the treaty to non-state actors.

The Webley Service Revolver

Author: Robert Maze
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780968868
Size: 20.93 MB
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The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years; later versions in .38in calibre went on to see further service in World War II and beyond, as well as in a host of law-enforcement roles around the world into the 1970s. Developed to give British service personnel the ability to incapacitate their opponents in 'small wars' around the globe, the Webley used the formidable ? and controversial ? .455in cartridge, a variant of which was known as the 'manstopper'. Users found it offered good penetration and excellent stopping power with only mild recoil ? indeed, it was rated superior to the US .45 Colt in stopping power. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the compelling story of the Webley revolver, the powerful pistol that saw service across the British Empire and throughout two world wars.

I Took It Personally

Author: Josmamie Thomas
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615799478
Size: 77.80 MB
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That's right! Take it personally because it is personal! The enemy of your soul would have you roll over and play dead while he destroys your sons, daughters, families, and ministries. But Isaiah 59:19(b) says, "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]" (Amplified Bible). God's waves are bigger than your enemies' waves. Amen? Offensively and defensively, get your strategic and tactical weaponry in place. Read this book, and experience God's supernatural redeeming love for a twenty-first-century prodigal son. Read this book, and experience the victorious account of how the Anchor Academy for Boys saved a life to be used by God. Read this book, and win the war! Josmamie Thomas, affectionate pen name, is an assistant to her beloved husband who is the Pastor of a Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-filled, Bible-believing and-teaching church located in Southeastern, Pennsylvania. Josmamie is an engineer for the U.S. government in the industrial capabilities sector for Chemical and Biological Defense. Chemical and biological warfare are the poor man's choice of weapons of mass destruction. Married for thirty years to her high school sweetheart, with two adult independent sons, she resides in Southeastern, Pennsylvania.