Author Archives: Taurian

About Taurian

Taurian is an Oath Keeper, veteran, former LEO and Defensive Tactics Instructor. Until retirement, Taurian had over forty-seven years of experience as a Technical Writer and Training Program Developer. After leaving home at the age of ten without any shoes, Taurian continues on with many years devoted to the keeping and bearing of arms.

Ruger American Ranch 7.62x39mm vs. CZ 527 Carbine Rustic, 7.62x39mm

The 7.62x39mm cartridge is one of my all time favorites. The 7.62x39mm cartridge has been around since 1947 and has proven itself to be a light-recoiling cartridge for offensive work, defensive work, and hunting medium-sized game. The bullet design includes … Continue reading

1911 FLGR – Yes or No? An observation from Experimentation

There has been a long-standing debate regarding the advantages and disadvantage of full-length guide rods (herein, referred to simply as FLGR or FLGRs) in 1911 pistols. Usually, I am of the standing that if a 1911 is equipped with a … Continue reading

Henry AR7 Upgrade Roll Out the Barrel!

Since my initial review of the Henry AR& “Survival” rifle (http://guntoters.com/blog/2017/03/12/henry-ar-7-u-s-survival-rifle-model-h002b-product-review/), a couple of upgrades have been made to the firearm that I would like to share. The first of these upgrades was a Red Dot sight, which is a … Continue reading

Fox Outdoor Combat Case 42in

I was in need of a good case to transport a firearm, or firearms and other items.  Although I prefer hard cases for maximum firearms protection, I was more in need for something more versatile for my long guns.  Normally, … Continue reading

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded (PX9151L) – Product Review

There is something about a stainless-steel firearm that says rugged reliability is inherent.  Those of us who live in the Southern United States also realize the advantages of owning and carrying stainless-steel firearms, as they are less prone to the … Continue reading

CZ-USA Model 527M M, 7.62x39mm Carbine – Product Review Short by Nature - Not short on Performance!

CZ-USA was founded in 1997 and is the US-based subsidiary of Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, a Czech firearms manufacturer. CZ-USA, based in Kansas City, Kansas, is responsible for the importation and distribution of CZ products in the United States. The … Continue reading

Sightmark Core HX 2-7×32 HHR Hog Hunter Riflescope (SM13067HHR) Finally, Some Eye Relief!

One of the issues when mounting a magnified optic to a long gun is eye relief.  Normally, the scope is adjusted to your eyes at the highest magnification setting, which provides the least amount of eye relief.  A balance; however, … Continue reading

SIGHTMARKsx 1×24 Shotgun Scope – Part II Shotgun Application

If you have read my other article regarding the SIGHTMARKsx 1×24 Shotgun Scope (The Sightmark COREsx 1×24 Shotgun Scope – Part I, A Simple 1X Sight for Sore Eyes: http://guntoters.com/blog/2017/04/05/the-sightmark-coresx1x24-shotgun-scope/), you might ask why I am writing a second article … Continue reading

The Sightmark COREsx 1×24 Shotgun Scope – Part I A Simple 1X Sight for Sore Eyes

For those of use who wear corrective lenses, and especially those of us who wear bi-focal lenses (graduated or not), the challenge of viewing the open sights on a firearm is quite a challenge at times. While I usually do … Continue reading

Leupold VX-1 Shotgun Scope 1-4x 20mm with Turkey Plex Reticle Scoping a Defensive Shotgun!

Baa-Baa, my favorite HD/PD shotgun, a Mossberg 500 20-Gauge, has been adorned with a UTG Red/Green Circle Dot sight or a reflex sight, which has guided my POA with the shotgun quite well for some time. Recently; however, I discovered … Continue reading