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Scott Wagner

About Scott Wagner

Scott Wagner is a 32-year law enforcement veteran. Currently a police sergeant in Baltimore, Ohio, he spent 20 years with the Union County Ohio Sheriff's Office as a Reserve Deputy where he worked patrol, training and SWAT, and was the assistant SWAT team leader and a team sniper. Wagner has been a state-certified police firearms, fitness and defensive tactics instructor for 26 years, and has been a criminal justice professor and police academy commander for 20 years at a community college in the Midwest. He is the author of the Gun Digest books, "Tactical Shotguns,", "Own the Night—A Guide to Tactical Lights and Laser Sights," and Survival Guns.


Gun Review: Barrett MRAD .338 Lapua Mag

    Barrett’s MRAD-(Multi-Role Adaptive Design) Rifle Brings a .338 Punch to the Party By Scott Wagner We’ve all heard the saying “it’s time to bring in the big guns”.  Well the Barrett MRAD in .338 Lapua Magnum is one of those big guns, and the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge seems to be an...

The Stoeger Double Defense 20-Gauge.

Modern Double Barrels for Home Defense

The selection of double barrel shotguns for tactical use is somewhat limited. However, the simple and reliable break-action of a side-by-side shotgun is still a top contender for home defense.

The GSG-1911 is accurate! It points like a 1911 and hits where you look.

GSG-1911: 1911 Review On A Great .22 Pistol

As a low-cost training option, trail companion or plinker the GSG-1911 is a reliable little pistol faithful to its big brother the .45 ACP. Scott Wagner provides a 1911 review of this affordable pistol.


Handheld Flashlight Systems: The Defensive Triad

Illuminate, Identify, Incapacitate. This is the defensive triad of any good tactical lighting system. With today’s more powerful and flexible lights, we can use the light system to disorient and stun the opponent.

The Uzi Is Back!

Century Arms offers up a civilian-legal classic that still holds promise.

SIG M400

I just received a Flattop SIG M400 Direct Gas AR with MagPul adjustable stock, forend and grip. Look for an indepth article in the future but suffi