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Mike was an associate editor for Zombie Training before co-founding ZEA with former managing editor TS Alan. Mike has been in the aviation industry for over 30 years first in the military and then with an airline and manufactures, an avid racer and is a licensed ASA, NHRA, IHRA driver, Mike has taught performance driving and drag racing and has raced all over the world. He is a NRA Range Safety Officer and is working on an NRA instructors certificate. While writing for Zombie training Mike formed relationships with several manufactures and training groups that will help the ZEA bring the latest products and training to you Mike currently resides in the desert southwest.

Glock 34 Gen 3 John Wick Combat Master Package Upgrade

Glock 34 Gen 3 John Wick Combat Master Package Upgrade | Zombie Education Alliance

John Wick Combat Master Package If your a fan of John Wick 2, you’ll want this upgrade to your Glock Glock 34 Gen 3 John Wick Combat Master Package Upgrade by Mike Garman I’m sure many off you saw John Wick: Chapter 2. The pistol used in the final shoot out by Keanu Reeves’ character is a custom G34 upgrade built by Taran Tactical Innovations, LLC. Taran Butler, owner of Taran Tactical is a world class competitive shooter. He has trained a lot of Hollywood actors and YouTube is full of videos have actors shooting with Taran. One of the ...

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9mm AR-15 Pistol Build – A Pistol With A Punch

9mm AR-15 Pistol Build | Zombie Education Alliance

Building an AR Style Handgun Chambered in 9mm with The Punch of a Carbine ATF Reverses its Decision, so You Can Now Shoulder an AR-15 Pistol 9mm AR-15 Pistol Build by Mike Garman If you read our articles on AR-15 Basics, you know that they come in all sizes, shapes and calibers. One of the more popular AR types being sold today is in a pistol caliber. The one I decided to build is in 9mm. Starting with a stripped lower from Palmetto State Armory, the PA-X9 9mm Billet Hybrid Glock lower looks like any other AR-15 lower receiver assembly ...

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US Survival AR-7 Rifle Review

US Survival AR-7 Rifle Review | Zombie Education Alliance

The US Survival AR-7 Rifle may have failed as a US Military weapon, But it’s found popularity with survivalists US Survival AR-7 Rifle review by Mike Garman In the 50’s the US Air Force adopted the AR-5 Survival Rifle (designated the M-1 rifle) for use by pilot and aircrews. This rifle never saw much use but Eugene Stoner, who designed the AR-5 for Armalite used the design to create the Survival AR-7 Rifle. Originally manufactured by AramaLite from 1959-1973, this unique rifle changed manufacturing hands several times until 1997, when Henry Repeating Arms Co. started producing it. Although it never ...

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Harley Quinn’s Chiappa Rhino 60 DS Revolver Review

Harley Quinn's Chiappa Rhino 60DS Revolver Review | Zombie Education Alliance

Harley Quinn wielded one bad ass revolver in 2016s hit film Suicide Squad But was it just a prop or the real deal? Harley Quinn’s Chiappa Rhino 60 DS revolver review by Mike Garman I’m sure many of you saw the movie Suicide Squad. Love it or hate it there were a lot of very cool firearms in the movie. One that peaked my interest was the revolver used by Margot Robbie’s character Harley Quinn. It looked like a movie prop gun, but it’s not! It is a Chiappa Firearms Rhino 60 DS, which is a 6 inch barreled .357 ...

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Schultz & Larsen M54J review

Schultz & Larsen M54J review | Zombie Education Alliance | Mike Garman

Putting a 60-year-old Schultz & Larsen M54J Rifle to the Test by Mike Garman In previous articles I’ve discussed the need for a good long-range rifle, one like the Savage Model 111 LRH can cost thousands but with money tight for most everyone. I’m always on the lookout for a good deal on a firearm, and during a recent visit to Joe Luhn of Crazzy Joe’s, he showed me a Schultz & Larsen M54J that was made in the late 50s, Buying an older firearm is not without its risks. Some are chambered in very odd or rare calibers and ...

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Ford’s Firearms

Zombie Education Alliance Ford's Firearms Mike Garman

Guns of Old and New and More Than Expected at Ford’s Firearms by Mike Garman Love it or hate it the reality show Sons of Guns was very popular and for me pretty entertaining, I first met some of the cast at the SEMA show several years ago and since then I have gotten to be friends with several of the cast of characters. Unless you’ve been living in a cave you know what happened to the television show and why it was taken off the air. I’m not going to dwell on that but I am going to talk ...

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Glock 26 Gen 3 review

Glock 26 Gen 3 review Zombie Education Alliance Mike Garman

The perils and rewards of buying a used handgun by Mike Garman In my article Handguns for Beginners, I talked about buying your first handgun. For many of us a new firearm is just too expensive and so we purchase a used one. I set out to find a used semi-automatic in 9mm and I came across a Glock 26 Gen 3 with 4 magazines, and all of the original paperwork for $350. A cursory examination revealed a little wear on the exterior of the barrel and on the slide release. There is no wear on the slide itself from ...

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Firearm Suppressor Basics

Firearm Suppressor Basics Zombie Education Alliance Mike Garman

Firearm Suppressor Basics: Who Can Own One and Why You Should by Mike Garman We all know that during the zombie apocalypse noise will attract walkers, this is the main reason that the characters in the popular television show The Walking Dead use suppressors either homemade or purpose built. But what is a suppressor? Suppressors or silencers have long been the stuff of movies and TV, and there are a lot of misconceptions about what a suppressor is, how it works and the legalities of owning one. Suppressors are covered by the National Firearms ACT (NFA) ATF E-Publication 5320.8 Revised: April ...

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Taurus PT140 G2 Pistol review

Taurus PT140 G2 pistol review Zombie Education Alliance Mike Garman

Why the Taurus PT140 Millenium G2 in .40 S&W should be your EDC handgun by Mike Garman Everyday carry (EDC) is a hot topic today. EDC is what you carry everyday and this includes things like a phone, wallet, knife and of course a hand gun. For quite a number of years my everyday carry weapon has been the Khar CW40 pistol in .40 S&W. It is small and compact and easy to conceal but limited to 7-rounds. But more is always better, so that is where the Taurus PT140 Millennium G2 comes in. With the help of Eric at ...

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Smith & Wesson Model 64 .38 Special review

Smith & Wesson Model 64 .38 Special review Zombie Education Alliance

The Smith & Wesson Model 64 .38 Special was the standard weapon of the NYPD until retired in late 1993, but it is still popular with many handgun enthusiasts. by Mike Garman When purchasing a firearm a used gun is a good option, but if you ask the question new or used in any gun related forum, you’ll be sure to start an argument. So when my friend Tara decided she wanted a revolver for her growing collection, it was off to the Small Arms Review show (SAR) to see what we could find. The goal was to find the ...

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