Month: August 2015

AR15 on a diet.. Part 1. Rainier Evolution Handguard review/install.

The GnZ AR15 was looking and feeling a little bit dated and a wee bit plump. It was built by SGC (an English straight pull AR specialist) about 7 years ago. I picked it up second hand at a bargain price. The rifle had been specced to represent an SPR type rifle. Everything on it…

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Wilderness fixed blades.

We took a look at some rugged folding blades last week here at GnZ. In that group review I made it pretty clear that a fixed blade was the only way to go when it comes to building large shelters or breaking down decent sized firewood. Tasks such as batoning are really hard on the…

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Building a Precision rifle – Part 1: MDT HS3 Chassis and calibre choice.

We have a number of rifles available to use here at GnZ. The calibres are the tried and tested old favourites.. .308, .223, .303, 30-06.. I thought it about time we got into something a little different. I decided to run a series of articles featuring a Precision rifle build. Precision/Practical rifle is growing in…

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Flashlights for every day carry.

EDC Is a term many of you will be familiar with. It is used to denote “every day carry”. EDC items tend to be tools which are useful, light, relatively small (often fitting a pocket or small bag) and affordable. Typical EDC Items tend to be knives, multi tools, pens and flashlights. I personally carry…

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Rugged Folders.

Most people would agree if you need a rugged, tough blade then fixed is the way to go. A fixed blade generally has no joins or obvious weak points making it ideal for challenging environments. However a fixed blade is not always a viable option. You might work in a role which requires you carry…

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Upgrading your Remington 700 trigger to a Timney.

If you shoot bolt action rifles then you have no doubt heard of Timney triggers. Allen Timney began making aftermarket triggers in 1946. Although Allen is sadly no longer around the company remains family owned and adheres to his original ethos – to make superb triggers which will enhance the accuracy of the rifle. Why…

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The Parry blade – A do it all survival knife?

I have used big blades and small blades when out in the woods and I can tell you one thing I know for sure – A small blade cannot do what a big blade can. Can a big blade manage the fine work as well as dealing with heavy stuff.. The Parry blade attempts to…

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Uzi tactical pens – mightier than the sword?

I first noticed “tactical” pens around 5 years ago. With every item you can imagine becoming tactical somehow the pens stood out to me as an item that would actually benefit from the concept. Tougher pen = good! So what are they?. The tactical pens generally share two components in common which sets them apart…

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Vortex Diamondback 10×42 Binoculars.

Application.  There are so many binoculars out there, from cheap Chinese £30  pairs to £2000 Swarovski specials. People use binoculars for different purposes. Civilian Marksmen may use them for spotting, hunters to identify prey, ornithologists and Wildlife enthusiasts for observing fauna and of course there are the numerous tactical uses. The interesting thing, is that…

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