A true hero doesn’t need recognition for their actions.
Gwendolyn A. is a perfect example of this.
When local news outlets tried to talk to her about the heroic actions she refused.
The 79-year old woman was at her Georgia home around noon one day when a burglar tried to get inside.
She said she heard a noise that didn’t sound normal as she was working in her home.
Not taking a chance, Gwendolyn grabbed her .38 revolver.
She heard the noise again, then she heard a loud bang.
A man was hitting the back door of her home. She could see that he had a rubber mallet and shattered the glass on the door.
Gwendolyn yelled at the man that she was armed – she even fired a warning shot.
But the man entered her home and went upstairs.
He started ransacking the home and didn’t seem to care that Gwendolyn held a .38 revolver.
She called 911 and gave them play-by-play of what the intruder was doing.
When the man came back downstairs, he confronted Gwendolyn.
By this time, she had armed herself with the .38 and a .45.
She shot the 20-year-old suspect twice as he came towards her.
The intruder asked, “Are you trying to kill me?” Gwendolyn replied, “You finally got the message.”
After being shot, the man tried to hide in a closet, where police found him and arrested him.
Gwendolyn did what she had to do.
As a grandmother, she knew that it was her job to protect her family from a dangerous intruder.
One thing we can learn from this encounter is that you should use a weapon that you are comfortable with.
What I mean is that Gwendolyn had two revolvers.
Maybe she had these because they are easier for her to shoot.
A revolver is a good option if you have weaker hands and it’s hard to use a semi-auto pistol.
If a revolver is your main home defense weapon, then it could be worth adding an accessory to make it an even better gun.
And these days, the use of scopes on revolvers is becoming more common.
Sure, the factory sights on a revolver are good.
But, iron sights can be difficult to see if your eyesight isn’t the best.
And adding a scope can make shooting a revolver easier for those with failing eyesight.
Plus, a scope can help in hunting situations where you might be trying to shoot small game from a distance.
So, here are the top scopes for revolvers that you may wish to look into…
Weaver Classic Silver Scope:
The Weaver Classic is best for hunting and target shooting.
The Weaver is known for durability and is designed to withstand the hard recoil of revolvers.
It has a nitrogen tube that eliminates fogging, and the one-piece construction of the scope is waterproof, fog-proof, and shockproof.
The scope has a multi-coated lens to avoid glare and provides bright images.
UTG Handgun Scope:
The UTG scope is completely sealed making it shockproof, waterproof, and fog-proof – so it can be used in all weather conditions.
The scope provides eye relief of 25 inches making it easy to use on different size revolvers.
It features a drop compensation reticle that assists you when shooting at different distances.
The scope has emerald-coated lenses that provide you with light transmission for clear images of targets.
It also has Picatinny and weaver rings with saddle height as mounting accessories.
Nikon Force XR Scope:
The Nikon is best for target shooting.
It features extended eye relief and an eyepiece that allows you to bring the reticle into focus quickly.
It is one of the more versatile scopes and can be used in competition shooting or hunting situations.
It’s waterproof, shockproof, and fog-proof.
The Nikon Force has a durable casing and recoil-proof construction so it can withstand the power of revolvers.
The scope weighs 17 ounces.
There are a lot of options when it comes to scopes.
You can spend from as little as $20 to hundreds.
And this is one of the situations where you get what you pay for, so I wouldn’t go cheap.
If you own a revolver and have noticed your eyesight is failing check out one of these scopes.
You can talk to your local gun shop and ask if they have scopes you can look at.
This way you can see if it improves your abilities enough to confidently and safely shoot a revolver with a scope.