Hi all. I'm writing a book and I want the portrayal of guns in it to be as realistic as possible so I thought this would be a good place to ask my questions and get some pointers. If that's not cool with the community I'll bow out and never bother you again, just please let me know and apologies in advance! The use of guns in my story is very simple. There is an off-duty cop who carries a gun with him. He has a spare gun in his car that he hands over to someone else later on. A third gun is owned by a young female in her twenties. I'm not going to go into too much detail with the guns, but I there are the things that are on my mind: 1. What handguns are they likely to use? Some quick internet research took me in the direction of the P226. I know there are loads of different guns and ammunition types. 2. How much ammunition would someone who isn't expecting trouble will usually carry? Where will it be kept? Is it going to be in the form of magazines, boxes of bullets? 3. The story takes place in a fictional medium sized town in the state of New York - if that information matters. Any tips for a more realistic and respectful portrayal of guns will be helpful. I'm sure as experts you often find yourselves reading a book and getting annoyed with the writer getting it wrong. I hope to avoid that with your help and in general to learn more about guns as they are quite fascinating, really. Thanks!