Shooter Gift Ideas (2017)


It is that time of year. Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, it is now time for the gift grind or marathon. We want to give you these shooter gift ideas to help you out. We know that you non-shooters do not “get” us shooters, so here you go.  Here are some gifts to buy that will tell your special shooter that you “get” him.

Under $50

For those of you who are seeking stocking stuffers or are looking for some economical shooter gift ideas, then here you go…

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Pro For Sho Hearing Protection

  • Lens Pen ($5 – $15) – For any shooter with a scope or any person who uses optics, a good lens pen is an invaluable tool. I cannot tell you how many times I have rued the day when I forgot mine while I was out shooting or in the field.  Look at your shooter’s optics and it is recommended that you buy one from their scope maker. There are dozens of makers – click the link to Leupold’s site.
  • Harris Bipod Lock ($20) – If your shooter has a Harris Bipod but they do not have a swivel lock handle, then this is a hot, inexpensive gift that you can give them! Trust me, this item pays for itself after a hunt when you need to quickly stabilize a long shot.
  • Pro For Sho Shooting Ear Protection (currently $17.45 at Amazon – click the link).  This hearing protection is “no frills”, yet very comfortable.  They have ONE OF THE highest decibel reduction rating that is available (34db). These are very comfortable for long days of shooting and you cannot beat the protection, nor the price.
  • Quake Claw Contour Sling ($34) – Any hunter needs a good sling for their rifle and this is one of the best. Quake slings are common among many of the top hunters.  The Contour version is lighter and designed to be a better fit to the contour of your shoulder.

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    Crossbreed Supertuck IWB Holster

Under $150

For those of you who are seeking a bit more of a gift for your shooter, here is our list of our shooter gift ideas that are under $150…

  • MidwayUSA Range Bag ($55) – I bought this range bag last year and I am in love with it! It may be one of the better built and thought-out range bag that is out there – so much so, I sold my other high-end range bags.
  • Crossbreed Holster ($50 – $80) – Whether you carry IWB or OWB, Crossbreed holsters are a choice where you cannot go wrong. Personally, I love Crossbreed’s IWB holsters and have made them my “go-to” for IWB. Check around – there are some great deals that are currently being offered on these.
  • Walker Ultimate Electronic Ear Muffs ($79) – If your shooter is looking for electronic ear muffs (the type where you can hear normal conversation), then these are “da bomb”.  I have several pairs of Walker electronic ear muffs – they are durable, high quality and offer solid reduction of shooting noises.

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    MantisX Training Aid In Action

  • Competition Electronics Pocket Pro Timer ($124) – If your shooter is currently or even just beginning to compete, then they will need a timer. Timers are a must for anyone that is serious in becoming competitive. This Competition Electronic model is simple, durable and it works!
  • MantisX ($149 – do a Google search – they are offering great discounts over the holiday season) – This training tool focuses on developing precise and consistent trigger control. Personally, I have used this tool and it is phe-freaking-nominal. A must-have addition to every serious shooter’s tool chest of training aids.
  • Harris Bipod ($109) – If your shooter has a long gun (bolt gun, AR, etc.) then they may need a bipod for stable shooting. Harris Bipods are lightweight and reliable.

Under $500

Now, we are talking about some serious shooter gift ideas! This is a list of some shooting gifts for those who want to spread the love with their shooter…

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Kestrel 5500 Weather Unit

  • Boyt Gun Case ($169) – This is the case that I use when transporting my guns. There are many who like Pelican Cases, and while they are not bad, my Boyt has never failed me. These cases take a licking and keep your guns safe.
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter ($300) – For long-range shooters and hunters, this is the tool of choice for identifying winds, barometric pressures, etc. It is über lightweight and is the standard that other weather meters strive for.
  • Trijicon RMR Sight ($350) – Red Dot sights are a great addition to pistols. If your shooter has a pistol designed to mount a Red Dot sight, then this is the sight to give them. These sights are becoming the gold standard for Red Dots.
  • Leupold VX-R 1.25-4 Scope ($429) – This is a great scope for MSR/AR style rifles. It is a short scope that mounts well and has very good low-light characteristics. The FireDot makes target acquisition fast and easy.
  • Hornady Lock and Load AP Press ($449) – If your shooter is into reloading, then this is a great gift. Move your shooter from using a single-stage press to a progressive press. This is a great press that has the ability to accommodate add-ons to turn it into a true ammo factory.

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    An Example of a Freedom Arms Revolver

Over $500

What can I say?  These shooter gift ideas are going to say a big, huge “You are very important to me”!

  • Aimpoint Micro T-2 with Larue QD Mounts ($800) – Any black rifle (AR/MSR) that wants a Red Dot probably wants this Red Dot. Personally, I was never a fan of Red Dot sights on ARs until I bought this one…then I bought another!
  • Leupold VX-6 2-12x Scope ($1200) – This scope is great for the hunter or the long-range shooter. The magnification range easily covers the spectrum from brush hunting to distances of 1000 yards. This VX-6 line from Leupold is an amazing scope. It is bomb-proof, with crystal clear resolution and it is great under low-light conditions.
  • Freedom Arms 454 Casull  Model 83 ($2000+) – Freedom Arms guns are phenomenal revolvers. These revolvers are not for the daily carry (unless you are going back to the “Wild, Wild West”) for they are way overbuilt. For those not wanting the beast of a 454, the 454 Casull is a monster caliber that can, also, shoot 45 Long Colt ammo.

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    Works of Art – Cooper Rifles

  • Cooper Mountain Rifle ($2000+) – If you give your beloved shooter one of these for Christmas, then you are saying a big whopping “I love you”!  These rifles are works of art, both in how they look and how they shoot. Buy one with an upgraded wood stock and they may never shoot it – it looks too good to shoot!

 

Check out these related articles:

10 Last Minute Christmas Ideas for your Gun and Gear Guy (or Gal)

Product Review: Training Aids MantisX

 

 

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