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Guns Recognition Guide (Jane's) Paperback – 6 May 2008

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Collins-Janes; Fifth edition edition (6 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007266456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007266456
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 2.9 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard D Jones joined the Regular Army as a junior soldier in the 1960s. Enlisting initially in the Royal Artillery, he later became personally and professionally involved with small-calibre weapons and ammunition. After completing Regular Army service in 1994, he joined the UK Ministry of Defence Pattern Room - arguably the world's most comprehensive Working Reference collection of small arms. Formerly the Custodian and Head of Unit until the transfer of the collection to the Royal Armouries, Richard continues to provide a similar service at the National Firearms Centre in Leeds. Richard is married with two grown-up children. His hobbies include participation in all forms of shooting, travel, and reading, primarily non-fiction. Richard became Editor of Jane’s Infantry Weapons in 2004.


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Farmer on 4 Sept. 2010
Format: Paperback
Certainly one of the few publishers where you can pretty much count on them for a good book. This is a nice pocket sized but very thick book and covers most of the current small arms around today. Some heavier machine guns etc are missing but nothing major and probably as good a guide as any to current weaponary in publication. General history and brief spec along with a photo on each weapon.
Don't expect huge detail, as it is a recognition guide and it fulfills this role very well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 Aug. 2011
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I am one of these people who wants to know what gun is being used by the hero or the bad guy in films (or the police or the criminals on the news). I understand this is quite common, although I have no idea why. If you are one of these people, this is the book for you. It is good value, well produced, very professional in its approach (the authors clearly know their subject very well), and just great for sorting out your Steyr from your Heckler and Koch. There is not a lot of detail on each weapon, just enough to put the gun into context - so you may want additional books for further information. Not all weapons are included, but the great majority of current and recent handguns, rifles, machine guns and assault rifles are there, with clear pictures and succinct descriptions. There are also quite a few more unusual weapons just to stir your interest further (Russian underwater handguns anybody?). I highly recommend this for a quick-reference guide in a cost-effective and easy to handle format.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kawasaki kid on 8 April 2011
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I purchased this book to complement my copy of the Janes second edition. The new book offers a worth while update. Size is 192MM X 120MM 464 pages of information packed pages. I keep my book on the coffee table and in the unlikly event of seeing a gun I do not recognise on TV I can have instant information. Sections include Pistols, Revolvers, Sub macine guns, Bolt action rifles, Automatic rifles, Shotguns and Machine guns.
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By Amazon Customer on 26 Jun. 2012
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So far this book has garnered some very positive comments and I agree that for anyone wanting to id weapons used in films or games or just have a good overview of whats out there and some of the progress in weapons technology over the last century or so it is indeed an excellent little reference. Nevertheless this book aims high and if we are serious it should be judged against its opening sentence.

'The object of this book is to enable appropriate authorities, and others who might be called on to confront firearms, to examine and recognise them with a fair degree of accuracy.'

I am one of the 'others' who occasionally has to confront firearms, ensure they are in a safe condition and give a rough classification even if I cant identify them immediately. So how does the book stack up. It is broken down into seven main sections; pistols, revolvers, sub-machine guns, bolt action rifles, automatic rifles, shotguns, machine guns each of which could be covered by a book in it's own right and there would still be omissions. So the book should not be criticised because certain guns are not covered although it is let down occasionally by making reference to guns not included in the text.

Each gun is covered reasonably well, and for someone like myself the unloading instructions are helpful as even with experience there is always something out there which is counter intuitive, though perhaps this is not of so much interest to the average reader. The specs given are also good and I have found the markings line to be generally accurate. There are some mistakes and generalisations in the descriptions, but nothing major, the purpose of this book is to get the user on the right track after all.
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Ordered this as a Christmas present in December. It got here within two days, really fast service at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas. I bought this little book for my son in law who is a real gun buff. He love's it, my daughter hates this book as he continually picks it up and then reads a bit and then puts it down, its one of those little books to continually flick through. My son in law is the hardest man in the world to buy for, but with this little book I got it right !
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