2019 Holiday Gifts: 10 Must-Have Gun Upgrades

by
posted on October 29, 2019
holgifgd19.jpg (1)
Many gun owners love building on and improving their firearms, and the firearm industry worked all year to develop unique, interesting improvements designed to enhance many of today's popular firearms. As the holiday season rolls around, finding the perfect gift for your resident firearm enthusiast doesn't have to be a challenge! Here are 10 great upgrades that are purpose-built to improve their guns, whether they have CCW handguns or the popular AR-15. Find the perfect gift here:


1 | Hawke Tilt Bipod

This 9- to 13-inch tilting bipod features spring-loaded, adjustable legs and easily mounts to a sling swivel. Built from high-grade aluminum and anodized, it is a solid, relatively inexpensive option for a stable-shooting platform. $83; us.hawkeoptics.com

2 | TruGlo TFX Pro Handgun Sights
Compatible with most popular handgun models, TFX Pro sights provide visibility in all shooting conditions as well as glow in the dark. A U-notch rear sight design also allows for quick acquisition. $178.99; truglo.com

3 | McMillian Mc3 Tactical Legend Stock
Give the gift of a rifle upgrade. Constructed of a glass-filled, proprietary polymer and tipping the scales at a svelte 61 ounces, McMillian’s new line of stocks is designed to fit all Remington 700 actions and sports aluminum pillars bedded in during the molding process. The end is topped off with a 1-inch Pach- mayr Decelerator recoil pad. $289; mc3stocks.com

4 | MagFix S&W Shield Magazine Extension
You love your Smith & Wesson Shield, but don’t like how the 8-round magazine pinches your finger? Add the Safety Solutions Academy MagFix to the magazine and eliminate that sore spot. Designed by shooters as a finger-friendly, well, fix, it’s a quick replacement that greatly improves the pistol’s ergonomics. $24.95 safetysolutionsacademy.com

5 | Carver Custom Uncaptured Tungsten Guide Rod Assembly for Glock Gen4 G19
Recoil Sensitive? No problem. Carver Custom’s extensive line of tungsten guide rods offers a simple and affordable means to tame your Glock. Both a Wolff recoil spring and Gen4 bushing are also included. $85.99; carvercustom.com

6 | GSG Ruger 10/22 110-Round Rotary Drum Magazine
Built in Germany and fabricated from polymer, the GSG magazine brings tremendous firepower to Ruger’s seemingly ubiquitous semi-automatic rimfire. The reliable magazine features a loading lever and high-tensile internal springs. It also fits the Ruger 77/22 and 96/22. Finally, you can shoot virtually to your heart’s content without having to stop to reload. $49.99; gunmagwarehouse.com

7 | SOB Tactical MFQD B-Sling
The latest version of the popular B-Sling sports a Motion-Free, Quick-Detach front swivel that eliminates excessive movement common to many QD-sling swivels. A push-pull lanyard enables instant adjustment, and it is available in five color options. $60; sobtacticalshop.com

8 | Wilson Combat TTU AR Trigger
Featuring components that are either CNC machined and/or EDM cut from solid bar stock for enhanced durability, the TTU offers drop-in modularity in an AR trigger that provides a crisp 4-pound pull without fine-tuning or adjustment. $189.95; wilsoncombat.com

9 | DuraMag Speed 5.56 NATO/300 BLK Magazine
Lightweight and durable, these AR-15-style aluminum magazines will match perfect with your next rifle build. They have a 30-round capacity and come anodized in red or bronze. $14.20; dura-mag.com

10 | Eagle Grips Kirinite Grips
The company originally known for premium natural materials now also boasts Kirinite, an attractive, non-slippery synthetic in a host of colors to enhance many popular handguns. Moreover, each set of durable Kirinite grips is well-figured and unique. $79.95; eaglegrips.com

Latest

Black Collar Arms APS
Black Collar Arms APS

First Look: Black Collar Arms APS

A new way to support your large-format pistol.

NRA School Shield Grant Program Now Accepting School Security Project Applications

The NRA School Shield Grant Program provides funds to increase school security, helping provide a secure future for our children. 

Review: Tisas PX-9 GEN3 Duty

It’s said that in life, one never gets a second chance to create a first impression. SDS Imports, the company that imports the Tisas firearms manufactured in Turkey, appears to have embraced that piece of wisdom, because I was extremely impressed from the moment I opened the box containing its new PX-9 GEN3 Duty 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. Except for some ammo, the box contained everything you need to defend yourself and your loved ones.

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus In 30 Super Carry

Before we dive headfirst into the morass that is the 30 Super Carry debate, let’s start with something (slightly) less controversial: Smith & Wesson’s Shield Plus is a supremely good pistol. Building on the success of the standard Shield and updated M2.0 versions, the Shield Plus kept critical dimensions similar to allow most gear designed for the Shield to work for the Shield Plus.

2022 New Optics Guide: Thermal and Night-Vision

New advances in electronics and updated manufacturing processes have made thermal and night vision optics more affordable than ever before.

First Look: Wilson Combat 45th Anniversary SE 1911

A special edition pistol to celebrate the legacy of a legendary gun manufacturer.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.