Best Gifts for Gun Lovers [$25, $50, $100+]

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So you know your friend, family member, or significant other likes guns.

But that’s about it…

Don’t worry!

Perfect Gifts for Gun Lovers
Perfect Gifts for Gun Lovers

We’ll help you choose the perfect gift for them…and at whatever budget you want to spend.

We’ll focus on general gifts that any gun lover would want…not something that’s very subject to personal taste or type of gun.

But if you have an idea of what guns/gear they already have…check out our Editor’s Picks for specific recommendations.

Now in video format too!

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$25 and Under

Shooting Targets

Splatterburst Targets

Splatterburst Targets

If there’s one thing a gun lover can always use more of its ammo and shooting targets.

Since you might not know what caliber they are shooting (or if you do click here), you can’t go wrong with targets that easily show where you’ve shot them.

Tactical Stocking

Tactical Stocking

Tactical Stocking

Prices accurate at time of writing

A little lols for the holiday…although I do *hat-tip* the person who first thought of tactical stockings.  Multicam all the way for me.

Real Bullet Cufflinks

Bullet Cufflinks

Bullet Cufflinks

Prices accurate at time of writing

I gave bullet cufflinks to my groomsmen as part of their gift box.  Guaranteed to get lots of remarks at the next social event.

There’s a couple variation but unless your gun lover has really large wrists, I would stay away from shotgun shell (12 gauge) cufflinks.

Ammo Cans

Everyone can use more ammo cans to hold small accessories and…ammo.

I like the size of the .50 Caliber ammo can shown above.  But you can also opt for the smaller .30 Caliber ($19) can too.

There are some genuine used ones out there but I’ve found those are a crapshoot…you might end up with a smelly rusty one.

Blowout Kit

QuikClot Trauma Pak

QuikClot Trauma Pak

Prices accurate at time of writing

Hopefully, something that is never used…but it’s always good to have a blowout/trauma kit in your range bag.  Has “Quikclot” to aid in blood clotting and comes in a small sealable bag.

Combo it with a Compression Bandage and Tourniquet to take care of the most serious injuries.

Tactical Ugly Sweaters

Ugly Gun Christmas Sweater

Ugly Gun Christmas Sweater

Prices accurate at time of writing

I’m totally getting this AR-15 sweater ($20) if there’s an ugly sweater event.  Make sure to read the reviews since it seems some “sweaters” are more like t-shirt material.

Cleaning Mat

TekMat Cleaning Mat

TekMat Cleaning Mat

Prices accurate at time of writing

Does your special someone like to clean their guns?

TekMats lets them do it in style and protects surfaces from cleaning solutions and powder gunk.

There’s different diagrams for specific guns so they get disassembly correct…or more generic ones if you don’t know what they are packin’.

Camouflage Tie and Gun Tie Bar

Camo Tie

Camo Tie

Prices accurate at time of writing

Ties.com Tie and Tie Bar
Camo Tie and Gun Tie Bar

Have to suit up sometimes?  This camo tie ($25) and gun tie bar ($20) from Ties.com has got your guy covered.

MagLula Magazine Loader

MagLula Pistol Magazine Loader

MagLula Pistol Magazine Loader

Prices accurate at time of writing

Ok…it doesn’t look like much…but it’s one of the most precious things you can have in your range bag.

Loading pistol mags by hands suck.

This makes it so much faster and less painful.

Gunsticles Tactical Testicles

Gunsticles

Gunsticles

Prices accurate at time of writing

The perfect gag gift for the guy who has everything (on their AR-15).

$25 – $50 Gifts

Electronic Earmuffs

Best Budget Electronic Ear Protection
Howard Leight Impact Sport

Howard Leight Impact Sport

If you’ve ever been to the range with normal earmuffs or those pesky foam things…you know it’s hard to hear other people talking.

“HUH?!?” you loudly scream?

These electronic earmuffs amplify normal sounds while still cutting off gunshots.  There’s a reason its 10k+ reviews with 4.5 stars.

Tactical & EDC (Every Day Carry) Flashlight

Tested Flashlights
Tested Flashlights

We bought the most popular flashlights and subjected them to torture tests and daily use.

Our pick for a favorite “tactical” flashlight is the ThruNite TN12 for outstanding brightness and tail-cap activated so you can hold a pistol in one hand and flashlight in the other.  Check out the other Tactical Flashlights.

Best Tactical Flashlight
ThruNite TN12 2016 XP-L

ThruNite TN12 2016 XP-L

Prices accurate at time of writing

Our favorite pick for an everyday carry (EDC) is the Fenix PD25 for its compact size and multiple modes.  Check out the other EDC Flashlights.

Best Overall EDC Light
Fenix PD25

Fenix PD25

Prices accurate at time of writing

Cleaning Kit

M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaning Kit

M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaning Kit

My go-to cleaning kit with my favorite cleaner and oil combination.  Suitable for a wide range of guns.

The soft-sided pouch also makes it easy to pack it up for the range.

All Gun Cleaning Kits
All Gun Cleaning Kits

Even more choices in our Best Gun Cleaning Kits such as the bottom left side handgun cleaning kit.

Accurizing Torque Wrench

Wheeler Accurizing Torque Wrench

Wheeler Accurizing Torque Wrench

If you know your buddy is more hands-on with his guns, this torque wrench will enable them to mount scopes and other accessories at the correct poundage to maximize accuracy.  A must-have for any serious precision shooter or builder.

Shooting Gloves

Editor's Choice Shooting Glove
SKD PIG FDT Alpha Gloves

SKD PIG FDT Alpha Gloves

Prices accurate at time of writing

It’s like giving cashmere-lined leather gloves for the holidays…except not.

My favorite pair is the SKD Alpha since it is catered towards the trigger finger with different material and a dual joint.  Oh…and it’s touch-screen enabled.

SKD FDT Alpha Gloves
SKD FDT Alpha Gloves

Check out more options in Best Shooting Gloves.

TRS-25 Red Dot

Most Affordable
TRS-25 AR Optics

TRS-25 AR Optics

If your gun enthusiast has a rifle…but no electronic sight on top…

The TRS-25 is the go-to entry level one I recommend that can hold up to lots of rounds downrange.

Bush TRS-25 on AK
Bush TRS-25 on AK

Check it out in action:

Everyday Carry Knife

Best For Light-Duty
Kershaw Leek

Kershaw Leek

Prices accurate at time of writing

Everybody can use a handy knife…even if it’s to just slay some Amazon boxes.

And my go-to affordable option is the Kershaw Leek.

Kershaw leek
Kershaw Leek

Super sharp, enough heft to feel quality, fast flip-out, and not the worst feeling in the world if you misplace it.

$50 – $100 Gifts

Everyday Carry Knife

Spyderco Delica 4

Spyderco Delica 4

Prices accurate at time of writing

Another knife!

Even if your buddy isn’t into the EDC scene…he’ll love this Delica 4 knife.

Great blade and super easy to open with a flick of your fingers and wrist.

Take my word for it…4 years and still going strong.  More choices in our Best EDC Knives article.

edc pocket knives
Best EDC Knives

Can’t go wrong with a knife…what’s your take?

Readers' Ratings

5/5 (125)

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Gun Bag and Shooting Mat

VISM Shooting Mat

VISM Shooting Mat

Prices accurate at time of writing

This combo gun bag and shooting mat are what I use to carry my rifles to the range.  And then plop onto for those long range precision shots.

I like how it has shoulder straps plus places for putting notes on your shooting holds.

Range Bag

Orca Tactical Range Bag

Orca Tactical Range Bag

Prices accurate at time of writing

You’ve gotten the guns and shooting mat taken care of…how about all the other stuff?

My Goldilocks bag (not too big, not too small) is the Orca Tactical Range Bag.

Orca Tactical, Open
Orca Tactical, Open

Check out more of our options in Best Range Bags that have different sizing options.  Or…our new video:

Multitool

Leatherman Wave Multitool

Leatherman Wave Multitool

Prices accurate at time of writing

Leatherman’s best selling multitool and what I have in my range bag.  Enough said.

Or check out the Skeletool for something lighter (and cooler looking).

Leatherman Skeletool CX and Friends
Leatherman Skeletool CX and Friends

See more in our Best Multitools article.

Laser Training

Editor's Choice (Laser Cartridge)
Laserlyte Cartridge

Laserlyte Cartridge

Want them to shoot better?

Get them a laser training cartridge (you’ll need to know their handgun caliber) so they can practice and know where they would be hitting.

Then combo it with a Laser Target that reacts.

Laser Training Targets
Laser Training Targets

Tactical Battle Mug

Tactical Battle Mug

Tactical Battle Mug

Prices accurate at time of writing

Oh yes…another gag gift…that’s actually kind of cool.

Need a bipod and scope with your morning coffee?

Check.

$100+ Gifts

Tactical Watches

Sunto Core Watch

Sunto Core Watch

Prices accurate at time of writing

The Suunto Core (Black on Black) came highly recommended and it’s what I’ve worn for the past five years.

Best Tactical Watches
Best Tactical Watches

I love the look and the measurements it can take (altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature).  The downside is that the black on black can sometimes be hard to read and I’ve had to replace the battery every year.

Or for something less tactical…the Casio PRW-3000 ($180).  Check out the rest in our Best Tactical Watches.

Weapons Flashlight

Streamlight TLR-1 HL

Streamlight TLR-1 HL

Prices accurate at time of writing

The Streamlight TLR-1 is my go-to flashlight to put on my pistols.

Bright, robust, and with strobe capability.  More choices in Best Pistol Lights.

Best Pistol Lights
Best Pistol Lights

Electronic Ear Muffs

Three Electronic Earmuffs
Three Electronic Earmuffs

If you know they shoot a lot…get them the best and what I use…the MSA Sordin Supreme X.  Super clarity and most importantly…the most comfortable earmuffs I’ve ever tried.  Make sure to get the ones with “gel seals.”

Best Overall Electronic Hearing Protection
MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X

MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X

More in our Best Shooting Ear Protection.

Gun Belt

Blue Alpha Gear 1.5" Hybrid Cobra

Blue Alpha Gear 1.5" Hybrid Cobra

Prices accurate at time of writing

One of our favorite gun belts that uses the super simple and effective COBRA buckle.

Perfect for every day carry, downrange, or a night out on the town (maybe).

Handgun Case

Seahorse 4 Handgun Hard Case

Seahorse 4 Handgun Hard Case

Prices accurate at time of writing

Do they have a lot of handguns?

This hard case has cutouts for 4 pistols and tons of magazines.

Rifle Case

Pelican 1700

Pelican 1700

Prices accurate at time of writing

It would probably help to know if your buddy has a rifle and a crappier case.  But if they do…upgrade them!

The Pelican 1700 is the gold standard for hard cases with pressure venting, pickable-foam to fit anything, and rolling wheels.

Gun Safe

Best Handgun Safe
Fort Knox FTK-PB Handgun Safe

Fort Knox FTK-PB Handgun Safe

My go-to safe for my home defense pistol is the Fort Knox FTK-PB.  It’s what I suggest to all my friends.

Check out my full review here.

Or is your buddy super techy and would appreciate a biometric AND Bluetooth enabled safe?

Best Techy Safe
Vaultek Safes

Vaultek Safes

See it in action:

Vaultek Opening with Finger
Vaultek Opening with Finger
Vaultek Opening with App
Vaultek Opening with App

Full review of the different versions here.

Or…possibly the coolest looking safes out there from Rhino Safes.

Ironworks Safe

Ironworks Safe

Prices accurate at time of writing

And their nightstand…for the discerning dude who also needs close access to his gun and a couple stacks.

Longhorn Nightstand

Longhorn Nightstand

Prices accurate at time of writing

I Have No Idea…I Need Gift Cards

Ok, no judgment.  Sometimes it is best to let them choose their own gift.  These are my go-to places for everything gun.

Conclusion

Did that help?  What perfect gift did you end up getting the gun enthusiast in your life?

And if you need more inspiration (or have some idea of what guns or gear they have)…check out our Editor’s Picks.

Tell us all about what you got in the comments!

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Nice list! I may have to get that coffee cup! 🙂 But so you know, if you didn’t already, Maglula doesn’t ship or sell to Amazon. Many, if not most (all?), of the Maglula auto-loaders on Amazon (and other discount houses) are cheap Chinese counterfeit. Not only do they represent intellectual property theft from a really cool company they are also poorly machined. The Maglula website has a list of companies they do direct business with.

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Thanks for the heads up on the potential “scam” with Amazon selling bogus Maglula loaders. I don’t do any shopping on Amazon anymore. I’ve had my credit card info stolen twice now thru Amazon. They send an apology notice but that doesn’t help clean up the mess you are left with after you have been compromised. Plenty of other sellers out there that appreciate my business.

Duke Aquaro
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Duke Aquaro

Pretty great list, but I would have to pass on the AR BALLS! They would have a negative impact on your shot if they started swing! I hate it when that happens! Yes to the rest!

Richard
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Richard

You have supplied a great list. Possibly add some specialty ammo?

Richard Ploeser
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Richard Ploeser

Have you all ever done a review on a GLOCK 34? If so could you republish it, if not would you be so kind as to perform a review for us all? Thanks

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I just read (below) that I had responded 11 months ago suggesting “Sportsman’s Guide” for targets. Things sure have changed with their offers this past year. Not so many free S/H opportunities and now they don’t offer free S/H on optics or ammo. #1 reason I was a member, since 2013, was for the free S/H on ammo purchases over $25 or $49. One of the few places I could find Geco 55gr. 5,56 ammo in bulk besides SGAmmo. This year I discovered “Swab-It” foam cleaning swabs and bore cleaners (threaded plastic jag with foam covering all but the threads).… Read more »