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.

ALTAMONT GRIPS FOR 1911 – PART II

This article is a follow-up to a previous article in which I detailed some excellent 1911 grip panels that were installed on a Ruger SR1911 “Lightweight Commander” pistol chambered in .45 ACP. Since that article, I have acquired a few … Continue reading

UBERTI 1890 REMINGTON REVOLVER REPRODUCTION

The Colt Single Action Army was the king of revolvers in the year of 1890. Remington; however, was not ready to concede to the popularity of the Colt SAA just yet. Thus, was born the Remington Model 1890 New Model … Continue reading

GLOCK G48 – HOLSTERS FOR IWB CARRY

The Glock G48 is an excellent pistol for hot weather concealed carry when I do not want to carry heavy. The Glock G48 has a low profile, is light weight (1 pound 10.2 ounces with 10+1 rounds) and has an … Continue reading

Ruger SR1911 Model Number: 6739, 10mm Auto – Product Review

While the 10 mm cartridge’s  place in life still escapes me, I still wish to pursue it. I had reviewed the Springfield XDM-10 5.25 in this caliber. While the XDM is a fine pistol, a contention of mine is to … Continue reading

ALIEN GEAR CLOAK TUCK IWB HOLSTER (INSIDE THE WAISTBAND) FOR GLOCK G48

Having purchased an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster (Inside the Waistband) holster for my Glock G34/41 and Springfield Armory XDM 5.25, I decided on another Alien Gear product, the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck IWB Holster (Inside the Waistband) … Continue reading

WHEELER ENGINEERING 89 PIECE DELUXE SCREWDRIVER SET (PRODUCT #562194)

For several years, I have been using the Weaver Multi-Bit Tool Kit, Product number 849718 (shown below) for my general needs when working on firearms. This tool kit has served me well, if the hardware that I am working with … Continue reading

HECKLER AND KOCH VP9 – RANGE PISTOL REVIEW

Specifications Caliber: 9 mm x 19 Length: 7.34 in. Height: 5.41 in. Width: 1.32 in. Barrel Length: 4.09 in. Sight Radius: 6.38 in. Weight (with empty magazine):  25.56 oz. Magazine Capacity: 10 / 15 Trigger Pull: 5.4 lbs. Trigger Travel: … Continue reading

ALIEN GEAR CLOAK TUCK 3.5 IWB HOLSTER (INSIDE THE WAISTBAND) FOR SPRINGFIELD XDM 5.25 (9MM, .45 ACP, 10MM)

Attempting to carry a Springfield XDM 5.25 concealed, regardless of caliber, is not without its challenges. A pistol with a barrel of 5.25 inches and capable of holding 19 (9mm), 13 (.45 ACP), or 15 (10mm) rounds of ammunition is … Continue reading

XD-M® 5.25″ COMPETITION SERIES 9MM (XDM95259BHCE)

In the war of selecting a good double-stack, long-slide 9mm for carry use, my finalists came down to the Glock G34 and the Springfield XDm 5.25 in 9mm. I am not going to disparage either and both are winners in … Continue reading

ALIEN GEAR CLOAK TUCK 3.5 IWB HOLSTER (INSIDE THE WAISTBAND) FOR 5” 1911

The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster (Inside the Waistband) is  available for nearly 600 handgun models, and one of those handguns just so happens to be a 5” 1911. The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster is … Continue reading