Anyone who practices a self-defense art and/or wields a weapon (gun, knife, sword, club/cane/staff) knows “ludicrous” when they read it. I just speed read a book with so many absolutely naive “fight scenes,” that the genre should have been slap stick comedy, rather than a supposedly serious commercial read. I won’t give out the title or author, but it was good for some hearty chuckles.
I really do wish folks wouldn’t try to write in the pow, bash, clang and bang stuff without help from someone who knows fighting — gun fighting, street fighting, or ring fighting. Heck, even someone who choreographs movie fights would work.