Post Christmas Gifts List
So the holidays have come and gone, now you inevitably will end up with cash or gift cards for local sporting goods stores. While staring at your pile of loot has the thought come into your head of “What should I buy with all this free money ?” We know there is zero ammunition to be found in any store on earth it would seem so you can cross that right off the top of your list. I too have had these thoughts as I stare at my Sportsman’s Warehouse and Visa gift cards, so I thought it would be fun to make a quick list for our readers to think about and debate.
This almost goes on the “duh” list but with a pair of radical anti gunners heading to the White House in January now is the time to stock up. There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of 30 round AR-15 and AK-47 magazines on the market at very reasonable prices. I’m also noticing most 15 round pistol magazines are also plentiful and not jumping in price.
#2) Gun Tools
Because most gift cards seem to be under $50 this might seem to limit the effectiveness of shopping for gun accessories. However using someone else’s hard earned cash I feel zero pain on tossing down plastic for some tools that make like easier for me. Real Avid makes a massive line of affordable cleaning and maintenance tools that are very well built as well as affordable. In the links section of this article we provide links to tools for the AR-15 and AK-47.
#3) Grips and Parts
Post Christmas sales might be in full effect this week and till the end of the year so why not jump on them and spend that check from grandma and grandpa on a new grip that you may or may not like. It’s always easy to try new things like grips and slings without knowing you wasted your money. Grandma and Grandpa would want you to be happy so use this time to snag up some slings, grips, and accessories for your favorite rifle.
#4) New Ear Protection
This one I will say I am speaking 100% from experience, I used a check from my parents (yes they still send 46 year old men a check at Christmas) to upgrade to a new set of Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Earmuffs with Bluetooth. My old set were slowly doing the death march and needed badly to be replaced. If you shop around these can be found for as little at $102.00 rather than the usual price of $150-$160.
#5.) A New Blade
While not technically gun related a good knife should be in my opinion part of your everyday carry set up. It always seems like the moment you don’t have a knife is the moment you will need it. An effective knife does not have to be the size of a scimitar or machete, it needs to be fix enough to work, stay sharp and not cause a SWAT team to be called if you choose to use it. Many options exist out there from well known makers like Benchmade, Buck, Emerson, and Kershaw as well as more affordable options like CRKT, Boker & Spyderco
Loot From The Holidays ?
Now that we have shown you some options for what to spend those gift cards and checks on let’s hear what your best gun or outdoor gift was this holiday season. Anyone get the most precious commodity of all ? Ammo?