Gun Expert Adam Firestone

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Adam Firestone: I’m Sorry Ma’am, That’s Classified: Security Clearances and Classified Information Basics for Writers

Instead of his usual instructional posts on weaponry, today ADAM FIRESTONE lifts up the curtain on the shadowy world of secrets and classified information. (This post was originally published in March 2014.) If you’ve read […]

The Things That Keep Me Up at Night, or How to Kill a Million People with a Keystroke by Adam Firestone

I’m excited to welcome back weapons expert Adam Firestone, but I have to admit, when I saw the title of Adam’s post I was nervous to read it. I figured if something keeps Adam up […]

The Myth of the Ladies’ Gun by Adam Firestone

Today’s post is a replay of a 2013 post by RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE. The internet has been full of accounts of parental displeasure over the proliferation of Pepto Bismol pink in girls’ […]

Don’t Let Your Characters Get PWN’D¹! Using Cyber-Attacks as a Plot Tool by Adam Firestone

We at RU refer to Adam Firestone as our weapons expert, a wide-ranging title that encompasses Adam’s knowledge of modern day weapons and weapons from centuries past. Adam’s expertise also includes the very hot topic […]

Pathways to Dystopia: Trademarks, Lawsuits and Smith & Wesson by Adam Firestone

When weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE joins us, you can count on finding useful information for writers as well as discovering lessons in chapters of history that may have slipped your notice.  A dystopian future offers […]

The Secret Lives of Polish Sten Guns: Resistance and Ingenuity in Occupied Europe by Adam Firestone

We are pleased to welcome back RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE. Today’s post gives us a fascinating look at the Polish Resistance and the weapons of WWII. Firearms history, especially in a wartime context, […]

Yankees in the King’s Court: Smith & Wesson and Colt Revolvers in British Service by Adam Firestone

One of the many reasons we enjoy Adam Firestone‘s posts for RU is the way he brings history to life in unexpected ways. His encyclopedic knowledge of weapons is a wonderful resource for authors, no […]

It’s Chemistry, Baby! A Short Primer on Chemical Weapons for Authors by Adam Firestone

  If you thought Halloween was scary, just read what Adam Firestone has to say about chemical weapons. Here’s a primer for writers you won’t find anywhere but at Romance University! It’s Chemistry, Baby!    […]

Silencers, don’t. By Adam Firestone

All I know about silencers I learned from action movies, primarily those featuring Agent 007. That’s all I knew before I met ADAM FIRESTONE, that is. Most of what I “knew” about silencers was wrong, […]

STUXNET: ANATOMY OF A CYBER WEAPON by Adam Firestone

RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE returns with a post that will make you wary of flash drives, computer worms and cyber attacks. Stuxnet is widely described as the first cyber weapon.  In fact, Stuxnet […]

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