Category Archives : Firearms

Dear News Media: Please stop trying to frighten us, especially mothers with small children.  Shame on you. Please stop trying to be the first off the line to inappropriately lay blame at the feet of those who have no part in the tragedies you are supposed to be investigating.  You […]

Dear News Media

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At the end of October, I wrote a not-so-glowing review of my then-new Taurus PT1911.  It is now two months later, and Taurus has finally gotten me the replacement extractor*.  I had a gunsmith install it and inspect the pistol, and everything appears to be in working order. I took […]

Review: Taurus PT1911 (Update)

According to information released by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa will officially become a “Shall Issue” state as of January 1, 2011. What this means is that County Sheriffs will no longer be allowed to arbitrarily deny any Iowa resident the individual right to legally carry a concealed […]

Iowa Shall Issue

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Dear Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc.:  I sincerely hope you’re reading this and take measures to address what I’m about to tell you. I’ve wanted a 1911 for longer than I can recall. I’ve owned a Glock 36 for many years, but don’t really like Glocks.  I have small hands and […]

Review: Taurus PT1911