Monthly archives: 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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