Tag: firearms

An English mans guide to SHOT Show 2018..

I did attempt to get this article out a week ago. That didn’t happen.. why? Because SHOT Show plague.. If you have no clue what I am talking about I will explain all in this article. Although I will mention some companies and items I saw this is more about attending SHOT in general and…

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GnZ attends Enforcetac/IWA Germany

  During the first week of March I was lucky enough to attend Enforcetac and IWA. For those of you that havent heard of these shows I should probably explain them. Enforcetac is an invite only event which takes place just before IWA. Enforcetac is aimed specifically toward law enforcement and military. IWA is easier…

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Cerakote – more than just good looks?

Lets cut to the chase – no bullshit, is Cerakoting worth the money and if so why!   As you all will know by now I see every conceivable firearm on the range in my day-to-day job. Some good jobs – some frankly are bloody shocking (paint jobs that is) – but who am I…

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Lets talk about torque!

  Torque as some of you will know is rotational force. You apply torque with your arm when using a screwdriver for example. If you apply too much torque you may snap the head from the screw, too little and the screw will not hold materials firmly together. The application of measured torque is important…

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Bolle Swat Ballistic Sunglasses.

I reviewed some shooting glasses last year from Bolle and Swisseye. Both pairs proved to be excellent but were very much designed for shooting use only. You could have worn them as general sunglasses but they would have stood out and been fairly noticeable. Both pairs were quite large and looked.. Well.. Shooty.. Although shooting…

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Sights explained.

If you are new to shooting sports you might be left feeling slightly bewildered by the sheer number of sighting options available to you. In this article I will aim to cover them all briefly in order to give new shooters a better idea of what they might require and and explain some of the…

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“Gun nuts” – The stigma faced by sports shooters.

The term “gun nut” has been used since I can remember to describe someone who uses or has an interest in guns. It is a derogatory term which is meant to suggest danger. I want to explore the negative connotations about guns in sport and whether they have any real basis. What is a gun…

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Maritime Knights, protectors of British Industry.

In order to support the maritime security industry, firearms competence course sprung up. As a Civilian marksman and journalist,  I was invited to observe one such course. Perhaps I could demystify the activities of the MSO’s and their expert trainers….

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Two days in Wales…

Once again the Guns and Zen crew teamed up with Transcontinental shooting for two glorious days of shooting in Wales… Day 1. Clays. I will be the first to admit that my clay shooting sucks really badly. I have only been a handful of times and received no proper instruction on any occassion. I became…

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Shot Show 2015 – GunsNzens picks of the show.

Unfortunately I did not get to go to Shot show 2015. I live in the UK and finances just would not stretch far enough. For those that have not heard of Shot show, it is one of the largest trade events for firearms and related equipment in the world. Although I couldn’t attend I was…

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