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.

TANGODOWN MAGAZINE FLOORPLATE REMOVAL TOOL FOR GLOCK®

Having swapped out a few G26, G36, and G43 Glock magazine floorplates for Pierce extenders, I do have experience with Glock magazine floorplates. When I saw an advertisement for the TangoDown Magazine Floorplate Removal Tool for Glock®, I knew that … Continue reading

WHY I MAY MOVING AWAY FROM THE NRA

I am not a life-time member of the NRA, and never intended to be. I don’t trust anything built by man.  I have updated my membership every five years for the last forty of my life; and therefore, could call … Continue reading

Glock G48 – Nice, but Necessary?

Glock Innovation In the broad sense of the word, nobody can claim that Glock has not been innovative in the firearm’s world. From the G17 to the present, most pistols have gone through 4 revisions and we are heading not … Continue reading

HANDGUN SIGHTS – FIXED OR ADJUSTABLE?

So, you just got your brand-spankin’ new pistol in and you are at the range to try it out for the first time. The pistol has fixed sights, but you knew that when you bought it, and it really didn’t … Continue reading

Altamont 1911 Govt. Fingergroove Silverblack Checkered Engraved

I like, for a 1911-based pistol, wraparound fingergroove grips. I have used the Hogue exotic wood grips in the past for several 1911 pistols. More recently, I was visiting the Altamont Company website for a good grip for my Ruger … Continue reading

Cold Steel Walking Stick

Since my latest surgeries made it a challenge to walk without assistance for a short time, I have called on several friends of mine. No, they are not my shooting companions, but this friend could be used for shooting if … Continue reading

GLOCK G41 GEN4 COMPETITION, .45 AUTO VS. XD-M® 5.25″ COMPETITION SERIES .45 ACP

Although the GLOCK G41 GEN4 COMPETITION, .45 AUTO and XD-M® 5.25″ COMPETITION SERIES .45 ACP pistols are fine pistols fit for competition right out of the box, they pale against the august performance of a well-tuned competition 1911 pistol. That … Continue reading

RUGER REDHAWK SQUARE CLASSIC PANEL SUPER ROSEWOOD CHECKERED BY THE ALTAMONT COMPANY

In my review of the Ruger Redhawk, a range rental revolver that I had purchased, the original grips (Hogue Bantam) were changed out to the Hogue Monogrip. The Hogue Monogrip is a much larger grip that would help me hold … Continue reading

DAO, DA/SA, AND SA TRIGGERS – WHAT NOT TO DO WITH THEM!

This article is not about triggers, per se. That information can be found at Trigger (firearms). What this article is about is some of my drafty opinions on using DAO, DA/SA, and SA triggers without unintentionally destroying something you did … Continue reading

Ruger SP101, 2.25″, Model Number: 5718, Caliber: 357 Magnum

Two of my all-time favorite revolvers is the Ruger GP141 with a 3” barrel and the Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. Unfortunately, I own neither. My third favorite revolver would be the DAO Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. … Continue reading