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Scott Wagner holding a revolver for home defense.


The Revolver in the 21st Century

Contrary to what you may see in a lot of the popular firearms media these days, the revolver as a self-defense tool is not dead. In fact, there are quite a few options available for those seeking a revolver for home defense, concealed carry, or recreational shooting. But why would you choose a revolver when there are so many semi-automatic pistols available?

Scott Wagner with the Smith and Wesson Bodyguard with Crimson Trace laser engaged


Review: Smith and Wesson M&P Bodyguard Crimson Trace .38 Spl Revolver

“From pistols designed for concealed carry to modern sporting rifles, all M&P firearms are jam packed with power, performance, and protection. Delivering superior products with versatile, easy-to-customize features, M&P adds undeniable value to every shooting experience. The .38 Bodyguard ups the bar for concealed-carry revolver performance.” That’s some pretty fancy marketing speak from Smith and Wesson. However, the author is ready to back that up and more with his review.

Blackhawk CQC Concealment holster with Smith and Wesson Model 642 revolver

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Review: Blackhawk SERPA CQC Concealment Holster

I have been using Serpa holsters since at least 2006. Back then, I had put together a training consortium and created the “727 Counter Terror Training Unit.” BLACKHAWK!’s gear, especially the Serpa holster, proved its durability and reliability time and again making it one of the most popular pieces of gear. Today’s Serpa fills a range of duty and civilian uses. Find out if it is right for you.

Rivolver with Crimson Trace Laser Grips

Concealed Carry

The Crimson Trace Advantage

36 years in law enforcement, including uniformed patrol, undercover narcotics, SWAT as an assistant team leader, entry man, and sniper make for a pretty solid foundation to judge the merits and drawbacks of lasers. In this article, Scott Wagner breaks it down and explains why he is sold on Crimson Trace. Read the article and tell us whether you agree?