Entries by I J Larivers

JOB LOT AMMUNITION

We have a quantity of Heinz 57 ammo in the following calibres: .25ACP, .32ACP, 7.62×25, .380ACP, .38 S&W, .38 SPL, 9mm Parabellum, 9mm Makarov, .45ACP, 7×57, 7.62×51, and .303. We also stock Eley .22 ammunition: Subsonic Hollowpoint, Sport, and High Velocity.

RIFA EDUCATION CAMP by I J Larivers

There is something very special about the Zambezi Valley, no matter the time of year or the reason for the visit. And one of the most special places in the Lower Zambezi is the Rifa Education Camp. Rifa as a concept dates from 1982, when the Zimbabwe Hunters’ Association, founded in 1949, built the inaugural […]

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IN THE BEGINNING…

African villages can be fairly small, straightforward collections of mud huts or they can resemble Dickensian tenements inclusive of dimly-lit labyrinths of warrens leading to just about any iniquity you can imagine – it mainly depends on how close they are to the urban sprawl that we have euphemistically come to call civilization. When they […]

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THE OLDER WAYS ARE NOT OBSOLETE by I J Larivers

I have always personally been a follower of calibres that started with the Holy Number Four, and that, in those days, usually meant .45ACP. I always carried a .45ACP. The calibre speaks with authority, is not difficult to master with a little dedication and practice, and is an absolute pleasure to reload. And with two […]

WHAT IS FIREARM PROFILING? by I J Larivers

A few months ago, Central Firearms Registry embarked upon what they term a profiling exercise. The purpose is to collect forensic ballistics data on all licensed firearms in Zimbabwe. This will give the police a better chance in the future of identifying firearms which may have been stolen and recovered, or have been used in […]

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ZAMBEZI VALLEY, THE LOST STRONGHOLD by Silvana Olivo (Reviewed by I J Larivers)

This is an important book. Operation Stronghold. Initiated in 1984 to protect the endangered black rhinoceroses of the Zambezi Valley against cross-border poaching incursions by Zambian gangs in the employ of powerful cartels in Lusaka, it was a desperate attempt to safeguard a vanishing piece of Zimbabwe’s natural history heritage, and one ultimately doomed to […]