Holiday Gifts for the Gun Enthusiast: 12 Ideas from $36-59.99

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posted on October 31, 2018
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We've already highlighted some great stocking-stuffers under $25 and other small gifts ranging from $25 to $35.99 for the gun fan in your life. Now, we're heading into new territory with a few higher-priced items that'll be great to unwrap during the holidays! From targets to tactical-style gear, these products are sure to please the firearm fan in your life:

1 | Pelican – V200 Vault Medium Pistol Case

Crushproof, dustproof and weather resistant, the V200 features a heavy-duty handle, push-button latches and stainless steel hasps to keep your pistols safe, secure and (of course) portable. $57.95; pelican.com

2 | Mission First Tactical – Tekko Polymer Guard
Known for quality polymer furniture and magazines, Mission First Tactical added polymer handguards to its line in 2018. Handguards come in a variety of colors and feature M-Lok attachments and an integrated hand stop. $39.99; missionfirsttactical.com

3 | CTS Targets – Ground Stand
For those with an outdoor range, the CTS Targets Ground Stand is a great option. All you need is a couple pieces of standard wood strapping and some cardboard, and you’ve got a sturdy base for your targets. $59.99; ctstargets.com

4 | DoubleStar – Noogie Bottle Opener
Built from .5-inch-thick 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum, the Noogie Bottle Opener is handy, ergonomic and tough. Offered in black, gray or tumbled, the bar accessory can prove useful at cook-outs, picnics or when tailgating. $39.99; star15.com

5 | Kinetic Development Group – M-Lok 7-slot rail
If there’s someone on your list who struggles with M-Lok-attachment points, the KDG seven-slot rail takes all the guesswork out of adding rails to an M-Lok system. $59.99; kineticdg.com

6 | Crimson Trace – CWL-100
High, low and strobe settings, coupled with easy rail mounting and an eminently affordable price make the Crimson Trace CWL-100 weaponlight a definite winner for the home-defense-minded on your list. $59.99; crimsontrace.com

7 | Berry’s Manufacturing – Rotary Media Separator
Able to accommodate a whole tumbler full of media, Berry’s Manufacturing Rotary Media Separator makes fast work of a tedious job. Simply fill it and give the handle a few cranks, and your brass is quickly separated from your polishing media. $36.95; berrysmfg.com

8 | Bear & Son Cutlery – GATCO Scepter 2.0
A minimalist survival tool for backpackers, preppers, or anyone who enjoys exploring the great outdoors, the Scepter 2.0 features a series of sharpeners, as well as a fire starter. $39.99; bearandsoncutlery.com

9 | CMC Products – Railed Power Mag
Dual-walled feed rails are built twice as strong as traditional magazines to eliminate malfunctions attributed to bent, thin or warped feed lips and provide the smoothest-possible feeding surface. $36.95; cmcproducts.com

10 | Pachmayr – Guardian Grip
Available for small-frame revolvers, the Guardian Grip maintains the concealability of a two-finger grip until a button is pressed, releasing a hidden finger extension. The compact two-finger grip suddenly becomes a comfortable three-finger grip, enhancing purchase and control. $49.98; lymanproducts.com

11 | Huk – Elements Icon SS
For hot days on the range, this stylish, lightweight shirt is breathable, moisture wicking, anti-microbial and provides protection against the sun’s harmful rays. $39.99; hukgear.com

12 | National Rifle Association – Annual Membership
Membership comes with a slew of benefits, including a membership card, a choice of monthly magazine (Shooting Illustrated, of course) and the knowledge you’re fighting to protect your Second Amendment rights. $40; membership.nra.org


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