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.

Shooting Black Powder – Pietta 1851 Navy Colt, .36 Caliber “Griswold” The Day the Bear Ate Me!

This was my introduction to Pietta firearms. It was also my introduction black powder percussion revolvers. For all of my early West (cartridge) firearms, Uberti has been my top choice. However, I felt that it was time to take a … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Part 3, Whada’ U Mean My Nipples Are Too Small! An Education in Percussion Caps and Nipples (Cones)

As I venture further into the domain of shooting black powder percussion firearms, I am receiving quite an education about them. The CCI #10 percussion cap seems to fit fine on the Traditions “Kentucky” pistol (read my review @: http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/10/07/pulling-me-in-part-2/), … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Part 2, Traditions Percussion “Kentucky” Pistol, 50-Caliber

It was a typical Sunday morning, just another Sunday morning that is reserved for BS, which stands for “Breakfast and Shooting” among me and my two shooting companions. After breakfast, we head off to the gun club and range to … Continue reading

Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 Part 1 – History and Back Story

Authors Note: This review is a combination of historical facts regarding the AR-10 in general and the Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 specifically. Because this is my first time within the MSR of .308 caliber, I thought that it would be interesting … Continue reading

Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 Part 2 – Review

Authors Note: This review is a combination of historical facts regarding the AR-10 in general and the Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 specifically. Because this is my first time within the MSR of .308 caliber, I thought that it would be interesting … Continue reading

Elftmann Drop-In Single Stage Match Trigger for .308 / AR10 Rifles (Also 7.62x39mm MSRs)

The day arrived when I received the Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 for evaluation.  This was not any Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308, mind you. I had requested that the Elftmann Drop-In Single Stage Match Trigger be installed.  I wanted to evaluate both the … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder Part 1, My Introduction to Black Powder and Percussion Caps

As much as I enjoy shooting modern firearm, I thoroughly enjoy shooting firearms of the past or at least replicas of past firearms – which I can afford. I had shot a flintlock muzzle loader many years ago, and also … Continue reading

The Old West Lives On! Uberti 1873 Colt SA Army (Cavalry) Reproduction

Matt Dillon (James Arness) of the T.V. series “Gunsmoke” had a long one. History has stated that Wyatt Earp supposedly had an even longer one.  Wild Bill Hickok had a normal-sized one, while Bat Masterson and Doc Holiday had shorter … Continue reading

OPSol® Mini-Clip™ Short Shell Shooting Solution!

Minishells are becoming quite popular for those who like the 12-gauge shotgun, but do not like the recoil of heavy loads nor the muzzle blast and noise that accompanies shooting them. Normally, I use the 20-gauge for home defense simply … Continue reading

Mossberg 500 Tactical – 7+1 12-Gauge Model: 50567

The Mossberg 500 series of shotguns (including: 500, 505, 510, 535, and 590) have been running strong since around 1960, and they seem not to be letting up in any form or fashion. “Boo-Boo,” my prized Mossberg 500, has been … Continue reading