Understanding Firearm Ballistics

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The new greatly improved 6th Edition - Copyright 2005 - with better charts, easier math, better drawings, and improved readability. Understanding Firearm Ballistics explains the subject in understandable terms. The original text has been line edited, improved & expanded with up-to-date explanations and examples. The only complete reference book of extensive information with 432 pages of little known facts. A complete guide that is full of valuable data with illustrations, drawings, charts, tables, tips, glossary, index, and detailed factual information. Understanding Firearm Ballistics, 6th Edition, is a must for beginner or expert. Shown during a 2011 episode of CSI, Crime Scene Investigation (Las Vegas)

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Mr. Rinker has a unique and diversified background that is perfectly suited to author a book on firearm ballistics. His love affair with firearms started at the age of six when his father, a military officer and newspaperman, taught him the manual of arms and gun safety. He started reading and studying about firearms and ballistics while still a youth. He has owned and fired most types of firearms, both antique and modern. He also acquired from his father a love for the printed word and has written and been published in national magazines, mostly on aviation, firearms, travel, history, and antiques. Mr. Rinker is a contributing editor to a national firearm magazine and he has written five books. His own photographs have accompanied many of his articles. Some intellectual readers want his writing to be more exact in grammatical technique, but he writes for the average reader in a style they can easily follow on even the most advanced subjects, and most readers appreciate that quality. While attending college, Mr. Rinker was employed as an armed police officer at a major airport. He also worked as a tool and die apprentice during the day while attending college at night. When his foreman found out about his knowledge of firearms, some of his early machine shop labor involved repair and restoration on antique guns from the supervisor's private collection. Educated as an industrial engineer, he owned and operated his own tool-die and machine shop where some of the work was on firearms, including big guns for the U. S. Navy. This work included design and research on modern shipboard weapons. He has also been trained and employed as an airline transport pilot, commercial-instrument-multi-engine aircraft pilot and gold seal flight instructor. He taught aeronautics in both the classroom and the air to Naval Aviators during the Vietnam War. He has degrees in both Industrial Engineering and Aviation Science. He is married and has adult children and grandchildren.

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Written in a clear and friendly style...this book guides the reader to a strong intermediate level of knowledge. --The American Rifleman, NRA,, Oct. 2000

...an extremely useful tool - not only to the professional gunner, but for the casual sport shooter as well. --Guns & Ammo, Oct. 1995

One of the most useful firearms-related books published this century --Al Miller, Handloader, Aug. 1996

...an extremely useful tool - not only to the professional gunner, but for the casual sport shooter as well. --Guns & Ammo, Oct. 1995

One of the most useful firearms-related books published this century --Al Miller, Handloader, Aug. 1996

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