If you’d rather visit the dentist than attend the annual Black Friday stampede, Shooting Illustrated has a solution for all your holiday shopping needs. Stay home, sit back, save cash and find all the right items for gun enthusiasts by cruising our list of this year’s smoking deals. Yeah, firearms and gear were scarce last year, but now you can make up for that lost time by shopping some of your favorite manufacturers and online retailers. Best of all, there are no lines, no pumpkin-latte-swilling Karens and you can rate the riots safely later on your TV.
Big Horn Armory—Nothing says “I love you” more than giving that special someone an AR chambered in .500 Auto Max. At 4,000 foot pounds of energy, it’s the “Gift that keeps on giving Clark.” Visit the company’s web page to save 10 percent on all AR500 rifles and pistols.
Black Rain Ordnance—Ready to pull the trigger on that new AR-15 for that special someone on your list. OK, maybe you’re really itching to drop a hint at what Santa needs to stuff in your stocking, but either way the Black Rain Ordnance’s Bro ‘Spec A2’ AR-15 wearing FDE Magpul furniture is only $699, an elf-sized setback to any checkbook. The Bro “Gadsden” AR-15 is flashier looking, and at $900 priced $400 less than usual, but I’ve been told Saint Nick has trouble shinnying two carbines down the chimney.
Bushmaster—Use the code PROVEN to save 10 percent on any non-sale item, save $50 on the BFSIII lower and much more by visiting Bushmaster.com.
CCW Breakaways—Know someone who carries and dresses like Uncle Eddie in Christmas Vacation to avoid printing? CCW Breakaways will make him best dressed with a $16 savings on black khakis and free anti-print shields with the purchase of one pant.
Cobalt Kinetics—If there’s one thing you can never have enough of it’s magazines. Mission First Tactical, P-Mag and Duramag, 30-round versions are on from $8.50 to $15 each, depending on selection. Can you say stocking stuffer? Plus the company is offering 15 percent off any gun made on its Blaster builder and much more.
Crimson Trace—Tired of your gifts being slightly off the mark? Crimson Trace has a habit of shrinking those groups, even under holiday stress. In that tradition the company is offering up to 30 percent off across its entire website.
Galco—Strap one on—well, a new Galco holster that is—by claiming 25 percent off sitewide on orders of $50 or more. Use the code BLACK25 at checkout to save the cash.
LWRC International—Seriously, everyone has an AR-15 owner on their shopping list who seems to have everything. LWRC International’s Rail Skins, on sale for $25, are the ideal solution because no carbine should leave home naked. It’s a gift any modern sporting rifle enthusiast will appreciate. If that’s not quite what you had in mind, consider the company’s Enhanced Fire Control Group, rifle case, man case, and much more on sale.
MasterPiece Arms—They call it a “Grenade Sale,” but it’s more accurately termed explosive savings on rifles, DS9 pistols or any chassis that passed every inspection until a nitpicky quality-control team—rumored to have once worked for a diamond wholesaler—detected a cosmetic flaw.
Quarter Circle 10—Purchase a Ranger 9 mm AR rifle and you get a CMC Trigger upgrade ($168 value) free.
Nighthawk Custom—Twenty percent off the company’s entire store, while supplies last.
Ruger—There’s no way your list does not include a Ruger owner, fanboy, someone who talks about their 10/22 like it’s a grade-school chum or a No. 1 more reliable than sunrise. If that’s the case, they’ll appreciate something from the company’s drinkware line. There’s no need to tell them you saved 50 percent on the pint glasses, paid only $4.99 for the Cambridge Mug, or paid less than half price on the campfire mug. Save the cash and find something for everyone on your list this year.
SIG Sauer—SIG Sauer has put enough on sale that the gear couldn’t possibly fit in Santa’s bag—elfin magic or not. Everything from optics-ready slides, weaponlights, trigger upgrades, hearing protection, solvents, magazines, optics and more. If there’s a SIG owner on your list, this web page is your one-stop shop.
From the entire team at Shooting Illustrated, we hope your Thanksgiving is filled with the joy of friends, family and the warmth of the season.