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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
AZ Forensics News
Is the firearm and ammunition capable of working?
Has the weapon been altered to fire as a full auto?
Altered BBL and overall lengths
Make and model identification, suppressors, "assault weapon" features
Is the firearm operating as the manufacture intended? (Note: this is destructive testing)
Firearms Identification/Microscopic Comparisons (determining how many firearms fired the ammunition components or if a given firearm fired the bullets or cartridge cases)
Gun Shot Residue-muzzle to target distance determination shooting reconstruction (examination of residues and powder patterns to determine distance muzzle was from target)
Serial number restoration (chemical and magnetic methods to restore obliterated numbers)
Ballistics (projectiles in flight)
Wildlife/hunting and officer involved shootings