Reviews for "Artist's guide to the Gun"

Just what I needed!

Eventually going to have guns show up in my Flash animation, I kept thinking to myself "I'd better learn the basics about guns and how they work!" I never got around to doing it, but I just came across this today and knew that this would most likely be a big help. After watching, it was just the thing I needed, as it provided all of the information on common guns as well as things like jams and muzzle flashes that I was also needing to know about if I was ever to confidently begin using guns in my projects.

The visuals were kept fresh with shiny guns in the background and filled in the gaps nicely. It also appealed to me how there was no obnoxious, unnecessary dance music inserted or anything.

This was a very helpful tutorial and has covered pretty much everything I wanted to know about guns in general. The only other thing I would have liked was a bit more on shotguns and assault rifles, but I have the general idea now anyway and could probably quickly find what I need to know using Google.

StealthBeast responds:

I was contemplating putting music in the background, but figured people would probably want to listen to their own music as they watched. Besides, it keeps the file smaller.

I wish you told me what it is you wanted to know about shotguns and assault rifles so I can address it specifically, but what may be important to you:

The most popular shotguns seem to be 12 gauge, pump action shotguns, and of 12 gauge, pump action shotguns, the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 seem to be the most popular. They're good references to a generic shotgun, so if you're looking for shotgun specifics, Google those.

The amount of ammo a shotgun can hold is determined by the length of the tube that extends underneath the barrel; The longer the tube, the higher the magazine capacity. Note that this Remington 870's magazine tube extends all the way to the end.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread .php?t=369163
Similar sizes often hold 8 rounds in the magazine
Whereas, this 870's tube probably holds 4, 5, or 6 rounds.
http://astorarms.ca/images/non-restri cted/remington%20870%20%2012ga%20aaaa a.jpg

Assault rifles are covered by similar rules of the semi-automatic pistol section: They always eject brass, they're prone to jam, and they usually have safeties. Clearing a jam in an assault rifle works the same way as a pistol, just replace the word "slide" with "bolt".


I live in a place where few people own guns so I can't really study them myself. This is very definitely amazingly helpful.

StealthBeast responds:

Glad to hear it. Hope you got something out of it.


Now i hope all the animators see this. As a gun owner it always frustrates me when people do dumb stuff like those u mentioned especially with shotguns they make a combat shotgun act like a damn sawed off! Oh and the forward assist on an AR15 (m16) does not charge the damn gun. The charging handle is right behind the carry handle people!

StealthBeast responds:

Even sawn-offs, hell even snakeshot out of a pistol doesn't spread as much as some movies act like they do... It's preposterous.

True that about the AR. I cringe when I play Counter-Strike 1.6 and see them pull back on the forward assist to charge the gun... More disturbing still is they didn't fix it in the newer, Counter-Strike: Source. And then politicians who also know nothing about guns sees these AR-based weapon and try to outlaw "assault weapons" (Aka, Barrel Shroud and Front grip ban).

Phew. At any rate, glad you enjoyed the flash.


very cool and helpful you earned this grade and I might just try this out myself so thanks.

StealthBeast responds:

I hope you do, thanks.


Educational and ****.

StealthBeast responds:

Yup. Educational and shit/fuck/crap/piss/Bob Saget.

Glad you liked it.