The second volume in the series weighs in at 113 pages. The layout is exactly like the first volume, withy the first third of the work containing a cover, credits and table of contents pages (3), a brief intro (1), a description of the formatting used for the weapons (1), using the data in Cyberthriller (3), using the data in D20 Modern (2), using the data in Fudge (2), using the data in Action (2), a BIG and Highly Detailed section discussing cartridges (21) and a weapon misfire table which can be incorporated in your games (1). That's the first 36 pages.
The last 4 pages were legal notices for the OGL and a few ads for other products.
The rest of the 63 pages are used to describe 23 weapons (volume 1 contained 33). The weapons are organized somewhat differently this time: 8 concealable, 3 experimental, 9 rifle, 2 SMGs, and 3 WWII. Many of these weapons are quite odd (a keychain gun? a cigarette gun? both highly compact CIA weapons). There are a few more mainstream weapons in this volume, including the main assault rifles of the French and the Germans. But the rest vary from experimental to seldom seen or rarely used.
I'm okay with rare weapons being listed, these volumes are aimed at gamers. Still, I would think that the bulk of the weapons described would be weapons a groupd of adventurers/soldiers are likely to come up against in the real world. <br><br>
<b>LIKED</b>: The data blocks present the basics in a well-organized manner, and the supporting text was detailed. The photos were b&w and clear.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The weapons included are mostly oddball. They can make for interesting reading, but I was hoping common, mainstream, current issue military weapons would be covered, and so far (between the 56 weapons described in the first and second volumes) only a very few quality. I bought Vol 1 & 2 along with the Special Edition all at once. If there had been a detailed review like this one, letting me know the weapon choices were way out there, I would never have picked up these first two volumes. I will rate the quality as acceptable, but I'm disappointed. <br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Disappointed<br>