Terminal Ballistics: A Text and Atlas of Gunshot Wounds is a comprehensive guide that explains the science of forensic ballistics - focusing on the hardware, injury patterns, and forensic techniques associated with gunshot wounds. The text begins by describing the anatomy and design of basic firearms and the fundamental components of ammunition rou

chapter 1|8 pages

Anatomy of Handguns, Rifles, and Shotguns

chapter 2|8 pages

Smooth Bore (Shotgun) Ammunition

chapter 3|6 pages

Handgun Ammunition

chapter 4|4 pages

Centerfire Rifle Ammunition

chapter 5|2 pages

The .22 Rimfire

chapter 6|4 pages


chapter 7|6 pages

"Pathological" Range of Fire

chapter 8|6 pages

The .22 Rimfire Projectile

chapter 9|8 pages

Handgun Injury Patterns

chapter 10|8 pages

Centerfire Rifle Injury Patterns

chapter 11|14 pages

Shotgun Injury Patterns

chapter 12|6 pages

Black Powder Firearms

chapter 13|4 pages

Injuries from Air Pistols and Air Rifles

chapter 14|4 pages

Nail Gun Injuries

chapter 18|6 pages

The Internal Organs

chapter 20|8 pages

Exit Wounds

chapter 23|10 pages


chapter 24|6 pages

The Gunshot Homicide - The Crime Scene

chapter 26|12 pages

Photographing Gunshot Injuries