Hi am new to the forum, and am using it as a workshop to test ideas and exchange views. My particular interest is writing military fiction thrillers. I have an idea which is the core of three possibly four stories in series. To my question. why do we read so many pieces of military fiction where the story is handed over to the most detailed specifications of the latest weaponry that is obviously copied from magazines like guns and ammo, or even worse firearms manufacturers websites. I confess to being guilty of this on my first outing to try and pad the story. However in a lot of current work it becomes overtechnucal and detracts from the story. What have other readers and writers seen that is an obvious copy and paste, and do you find it anoying, when just a little more researching and imagination would have provided a better outcome.