HoTXSinC March 10, 2019: Charlie Dismore on Cops, Robbers, and the Weapons They Should Use

New PERMANENT Location!

Laura Bush Community Library
9411 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78733

Sunday, March 10, 2019
2:00 p.m.

All HoTXSinC meetings are free, and the public is invited.


Our mission is to promote
the ongoing advancement, recognition,
and professional development of women crime writers.
                                             ~ SINC Mission Statement

Cops, Robbers, and the Weapons They Should Use

Charlie DismoreCharlie Dismore, native Texas, Marine Veteran, Military designated Rifle and Piston Expert is certified as an NRA Instructor in pistol, rife and shotguns.  Charlie served in the Marines as a Combat Engineer, and his duty assignments took him around the world, some locations including Hawaii, Japan, Mediterranean Europe, as well as combat duty in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. Charlie and his wife have made their in Austin since 2004. Besides his civilian career, Charlie is the principle operator of Texas FFL LLC-a business serving all levels of firearms shooters. See more info at  If you want to learn something about the weapons you’re writing into your story, Charlie’s the guy to ask.

For example. Your protagonist is a cop. What firearms would he/she use in your plot situation?  If your cop needs to penetrate a certain substance at a certain distance, what weapon should you as the author put in your hero’s hand? What ammunition? Charlie is a military expert in rifles and pistols, and he is certified to teach people how to use them.

Bring your questions and notepads and prepare to make your fiction the most authentic it can be.


Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at the Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, Texas, 78746. Meetings start at 2:00 p.m.

Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries and readers enjoy what they read. Meetings are free and open to all. For more information, check out the Sisters in Crime website at

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Upcoming Programs

April: Colleen Ellis, Marketing Plans for Books
May: TBA
June: TBA
July: TBA
August: Ron Franscell, True Crime Writer


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