Firearms Services

We offer the full range of firearms and gunshot residue analysis and interpretation products. These include:

  • Examination and review of the full range of firearms/GSR cases, from the alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition to complex interpretation of fatal shooting incidents
  • Cold case reviews
  • The design, implementation and application of best practice
  • Scene preservation and evidence continuity review
  • In-depth interpretation of firearms legislation involving complex classification issues – an insider’s knowledge of firearms law policy
  • Civil, criminal, military or coronal case investigations
  • Court attendance
  • Potential for accidental discharge
  • Trajectory reconstruction analysis, including scene visits
  • Determination of the type of gun used- class and sub-class mark analysis
  • Determination of how many guns used- comparison microscopy analysis
  • Range of fire determination
  • Interpretation of autopsy findings, including autopsy examination attendance
  • Interpretation of GSR findings (incorporating SEM-EDX results)
  • Critical analysis of GSR contamination issues
  • Quality system development
  • The design of firearms/GSR standards and competency regimes
  • QMS assurance implementation
  • Auditing
  • The design of bespoke on-going competency testing systems
  • The design and interpretation of competency/proficiency trials and development of recovery plans
  • Advice on the packaging and transportation of exhibits
  • The development of firearms/GSR examination training modules
  • Lecturing
  • Training in Firearms examination and GSR analysis/interpretation
  • Research and development with partner universities and forensic institutes