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.

Smith & Wesson 686 Upgrade

With the lack of availability of firearms for me to review these days due to shortages, an increased demand from my real job, and an old Italian disease ( lackafundsa), it seems that I have been in the mood to … Continue reading

Kimber Camp Guard 10 – Product Review Part 2

 In my first review of the Kimber Camp Guard 10, I addressed the basics and technical observations of the pistol. It has been a journey getting the pistol to perform as expected, or at least what I expect from the … Continue reading

Glock G48 Grip Upgrade – The Hogue Handall Grip Sleeve

I find the Glock G48 to be an excellent 10-round, single-stack carry pistol. I have had the Glock G26 as a constant companion when I needed (or wanted ) to have a viable firearm for self-defense in off-body storage. The … Continue reading

Ruger Redhawk Grip Update 12/31/2020

I am ending the year of 2020 with a new topic, although it is an extension of an old topic. After I had purchased the Ruger Redhawk in .44 magnum from the gun club I belong to, the standard Hogue … Continue reading

REMINGTON R1 ENHANCED .45 ACP, STAINLESS STEEL

On March 7, 1888, ownership of E. Remington & Sons was sold by the Remington family to new owners, Marcellus Hartley and Partners. The 1890 New Army revolver (shown below) was the last revolver made by Remington under the new … Continue reading

Glock G34 vs. Springfield 5.25

Intended for competition, the Glock G34 and the Springfield Armory XDm 5.25 will be competing for top spot in my world. Both pistols are highly respected, but only one will win top spot, but not just for competition. As I … Continue reading

KIMBER STAINLESS TLE II, .45 ACP 5” BARREL – PART 1

Kimber has an extensive, and impressive, line of 1911 pistols. The TLE (Tactical Law Enforcement) family of pistols is ideal for duty carry, tactical applications, and personal protection. The Stainless TLE II and the Stainless TLE/RL (rail version) are the … Continue reading

Entry-Level Boker Automatic Knives

“The famous knives with the world-renowned tree-brand have been handmade in Solingen since 1869. Since the foundation, no knife has left our manufactory without this sign of quality. The long history of Boker has been affected by eventful times. But … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 FS Tactical – Used Pistol Review

In June of 2013, I purchased the Rock Island Armory (herein referred to as RIA) M1911A1 FS Tactical, and I have been carrying it as my EDC in a modified Black Arch holster ever since. Granted that there have been … Continue reading

Lyman vs. Wheeler Trigger Pull Gauge

You, like me, have probably pulled a few triggers in your time. Most of us go by the “feel” of the trigger rather than actually measuring it. We are looking at a new firearm and one of the first things … Continue reading