New From Taurus: Wings, Convertible Hammers, Metal, and Curves.

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New for 2015 and in stark contrast to some other companies, Taurus gives you wings. Well, they’ve given the TCP wings. For those with diminished finger, grip, or arm strength…

Hands-On With The New Taurus View

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Today I got to wrap my hands around the new Taurus View on the SHOT Shot floor. Actually, I only got to wrap my thumb and middle finger around it…

Taurus’ New Snubnose “View” Is 100% Whoopi Free!

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Taurus‘ newest iteration of the almost-classic Model 85 isn’t what it looks like. Instead of a non-firing cutaway dealer sample, the View is a fully-functional Model 85 with a concealed…

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Gun Review: Taurus PT-92 AF

The Taurus PT-92 AF is the railed, fixed-sight version of the Brazilian gunmaker’s longest-running bestseller. This big service pistol is the spitting image of the Beretta Model 92FS (with a…

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Just Arrived At My FFL: Taurus PT92 AF 9mm

  Before anyone starts to salivate excessively (or fire up their flame-cannons, as the case may be) let me make it clear that this isn’t a review. Like H.G. Wells’…

Gun Review: Taurus 24/7 G2 .45 ACP

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Say what you will about Brazilian gunmaker Taurus, but don’t accuse them of laziness. Instead of flogging the same tired product line for decades or blindly copying other makers’ designs,…

While I’m finishing up my review of the Taurus 24/7 G2, here’s a little illustration of the leisurely muzzle velocity of the .45 ACP cartridge. We all love the .45 (okay, at least I do) but it’s no speed demon like the 7.62×25 Tokarev or the 5.7×28 . . .

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Not a 5.7x28mm: .45 ACP Bullet Flight Time Video

While I’m finishing up my review of the Taurus 24/7 G2, here’s a little illustration of the leisurely muzzle velocity of the .45 ACP cartridge. We all love the .45…

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Dear Diary: 30 Days to Conceal Carry, Day 1.

In my last post, I laid out what I plan to do for the next 30 days. Before we begin, I think it bears a few words about how I…

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LaserLyte Introduces Side Mount Laser for Taurus Revolvers

Press release: LaserLyte is thrilled to announce the Side Mount Laser (SML) that fits nearly all Taurus revolvers including the Judge, CIA, Protector and Raging Bull series. The new and inventive…

Taurus Introduces Judge Public Defender Ultra-Lite

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Let’s try it this way: I’ll re-publish the press release verbatim, with my comments below. For 2010 Taurus took the Judge Public Defender and made it even lighter with an…

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Coming Soon: Is a Shotgun Your Best Bedroom Defense Weapon?

RF and I got to talking the other day about defending your castle in the middle of the night. Assume that you’re sound asleep and you hear a noise. You’re…

When you make a (meager) living watching movies and then writing about them, you see a lot, a lot, a lot of movies. Many of them are crap. Many of those crappy films get crappy sequels. Whether it’s just part of the job or a facet of my masochism, I greedily eat up all the sequels, even to movies I didn’t like. Case in point, Smokin Aces 2, the sequel to the obviously named Smokin Aces, a film which I thought was a jumbled mess of action and, ultimately, a failure on the entertaining front. What I learned from the sequel, and many terrible sequels before it, is that entering the experience with low expectations is a godsend. So, as you may have gleaned, Smokin Aces 2 isn’t good. But how bad is it, really?

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BangBang Cinema: Smokin Aces 2 – Assassin’s Ball

When you make a (meager) living watching movies and then writing about them, you see a lot, a lot, a lot of movies. Many of them are crap. Many of…