2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Over $300

posted on November 16, 2016

1. Otis Technology Universal Range Box

Containing pretty much any tool you could think of for rifles, handguns and shotguns, it also features a vise for working on firearms. Included are all the patches, rods, brushes, jags and cords you might need. MSRP: $623.16 otistec.com 

2. August Smart Home Security System
Use your phone to unlock your door or see who is ringing your doorbell with the Smart Lock and Smart Doorbell Cam. Alternatively, make use of multiple key-pad codes with the Smart Keypad to control access to your home. Each component can be purchased separately. MSRP: $507 (for all components) august.com

3. Reactor Titan
Waterproof to 200 meters, the Titan watch features a Nitromid polymer case with a forged stainless steel core for extreme durability. Tritium illumination ensures you’ll always be able to read the time, and a lithium battery provides a decade’s worth of power. MSRP: $500 reactorwatch.com

4. Tactical Walls Pistol Length Shelf
This 35.25-inch-long shelf hides two handguns and magazines inside. With six finishes, two trims and two locking mechanisms available, the right combination will blend into your home’s decor to hide your defensive gear in plain sight. MSRP: $309 tacticalwalls.com 

5. CAA Roni Stabilizer STAB
Thanks to the stabilizing brace, installing your handgun (models are available for multiple pistols) in the RONI STAB and getting many of the benefits of the famed system does not require NFA paperwork or a tax stamp. MSRP: $546 usa.caagearup.com 

6. Crimson Trace Green Lasergrips for 1911 Full-Size
Combining Crimson Trace’s celebrated Lasergrips platform with the advantages of green-laser technology, the LG-401G unit emits a powerful green beam, yet still provides more than 2 hours of runtime on four No. 2016 batteries. MSRP: $399 crimsontrace.com



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