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.

Leapers UTG 2-7X44 30mm Long Eye Relief Scout Scope, AO, 36-color Ruger Gunsite Scout Optic Update

Since I first provided reviews on the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle (see my reviews @ @ and the rifle has been shot on several occasions. With the AIM 2-7x32mm LER optic mounted, I found myself wanting a little … Continue reading

My ‘Emotional Support’ 1911! The .45 ACP and Those Other Calibers!

I was recently reading an article about a former Marine that was attacked in his front yard by four armed men, in the driveway of his home, with his family in the house. The entire article can be read in … Continue reading

.308 Custom Loading Hornady 180-grain SST

Manufacturing your own ammunition (shot shell, rifle and/or handgun) is an interesting hobby (and sometimes passion) for an interesting breed of folks. Back when I was competing with my department with the S&W 686 revolver, I wasn’t satisfied with the … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDm® 9mm 4.5 (XDM920IHCE)

I realized that after going through my inventory of firearms, that I owned one Springfield Armory pistol in 9mm; the XDs® 4.0. The .45ACP cartridge has been my mainstay EDC cartridge for more years than I care to count. However, … Continue reading


If you like the .45 ACP cartridge, and you happen to like Glock pistols, then there is a long list of Glock pistols in that particular caliber: the G21, G21 GEN4, G21SF, G30, G30 GEN4, G30S, and the G36 with … Continue reading

Craft/Vega Shoulder Holster System with Mag Pouch Code: It.OK1

We probably have read all of the information that we need to read about shoulder holsters, both pros and cons. The fact remains that a quality shoulder holster may fill a need, at times, to carry a defensive firearm when … Continue reading

Craft/Falco Holster Code IT92

As I began a search for a quality IWB holster that would fit the CZ75B, I found that the selection was extremely limited, given the popularity of the pistol. In my internet research I came across Craft Holsters and was … Continue reading

Ruger American Rimfire® Target Model Number: 8349/Caliber: 22 WMR

.22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rifle) cartridges ( have been produced since 1960. The .22 WMR is, essentially, a 125-yard maximum PBR (that’s Point Blank Range and not Pabst  Blue Ribbon) with 30-grain, 40-grain, and 50-grain hollow point bullets being its … Continue reading

CZ75B – A Slightly Opinionated Opinion

Back on November 2, 2015 I published an article on the CZ75B Omega (see, and expounded on the virtues of the pistol. In short, the CZ 75B Omega model impressed me. As such, it remains in the stable and … Continue reading

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