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

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.

$25 and Under

Shooting Targets

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

Grey Ghost Precision 19 Accuracy Test
Grey Ghost Precision 19 Accuracy Test

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

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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Ammo Cans

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

Canik Mete 9mm Ammo Box
9mm in a .50 Cal Ammo Can

I like the size of the .50 Caliber ammo can but you can also opt for the smaller .30 Caliber cans 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.

Tactical Stocking

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.

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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Tactical Stocking

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

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at Amazon

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Bullet Cufflinks

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

Pew Pew Tactical Shirt

We gotta give ourselves a little shoutout…check out our logo tees right here.

Shall Not Comply PPT Shirt
Shall Not Comply PPT Shirt

Blowout Kit

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.

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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

QuikClot Trauma Pak

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

Tactical Ugly Sweaters

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

25
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Cleaning Mat

Does your special someone like to clean their guns?

clean patch
Clean patch! Ready to move on…

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

15
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

TekMat Cleaning Mat

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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

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

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

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Camo Tie

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MagLula Magazine Loader

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

Maglula Pistol Magazine Loader
Maglula Pistol Magazine Loader

Loading pistol mags by hands suck.

Editor's Pick
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at Gunmag Warehouse

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Editor's Pick

This makes it so much faster and less painful.

Fisher Space Pens

Oh man…I loved these when I was a kid. The claim to fame? You can write upside down with their nitrogen pressured ink reservoir which made it ideal to write in space, upside down, or even in water.

And they are back with some nice gun-centric ones like the .338 Lapua that we had engraved with Pew Pew Tactical.

Fisher Space Pen Assortment
Fisher Space Pen Assortment

And of course more standard varieties…all around $25.

More Fisher Space Pens
More Fisher Space Pens

$25 – $50 Gifts

Electronic Earmuffs

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?

Howard Leight Impact Sport
Howard Leight Impact Sport

These Howard Leight electronic earmuffs amplify normal sounds while still cutting off gunshots.  There’s a reason its 35k+ reviews with 4.5 stars.

Best Budget Electronic Ear Protection
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at Bereli

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Budget Electronic Ear Protection

Tactical & EDC (Every Day Carry) Flashlight

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

Tested Flashlights
Tested Flashlights

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
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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Overall EDC Light
Fenix PD25

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Rifle Sling

If your buddy has a rifle…go with what we use…a Pew Pew Tactical Edition Flatline Fiber Sling that does everything we think is needed.

Pew Pew Tactical Sling Logo
Pew Pew Tactical Sling Logo

Just the right amount of padding so it’s comfortable but not so thick it gets in the way. And a nice and slick length adjustment system.

Pew Pew Tactical Sling Pull Tab
Pew Pew Tactical Sling Pull Tab

Available in Multicam and Black Multicam.

Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Slings
Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Slings
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at Shall Not Comply

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Cleaning Kit

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

All Gun Cleaning Kits
All Gun Cleaning Kits
75
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

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

Accurizing Torque Wrench

If you know your buddy is more hands-on with his guns, this Wheeler torque wrench will enable them to mount scopes and other accessories at the correct poundage to maximize accuracy.  

Wheeler FAT Wrench
Wheeler FAT Wrench

A must-have for any serious precision shooter or builder.

50
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Shooting Gloves

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

SKD FDT Alpha Gloves
SKD FDT Alpha Gloves

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.

Editor's Choice Shooting Glove
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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Editor's Choice Shooting Glove

Check out more options in Best Shooting Gloves.

TRS-25 Red Dot

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
Most Affordable
65
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check it out in action:

Everyday Carry Knife

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

Kershaw leek
Kershaw Leek

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

Best For Light-Duty
45
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best For Light-Duty
Kershaw Leek

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

GOAT Guns Miniature Replicas

GOAT Guns might be the easiest way to get a .50 Cal sniper rifle!

A Couple GOAT Guns
A Couple GOAT Guns

Most of them are full metal and work pretty close to real steel versions.  Check out our full review of their other models.

$50 – $100 Gifts

Everyday Carry Knife

Another knife!

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

spyderco delica 4
Mine’s Been Through the Ringer

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

74
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Spyderco Delica 4

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Take my word for it…5 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

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Gun Bag and Shooting Mat

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

NcStar VISM Gun Case and Shooting Mat
NcStar VISM Gun Case and Shooting Mat

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

Best Combo Mat+Bag
50
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Combo Mat+Bag

Range Bag

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

Orca Tactical, Open
Orca Tactical, Open
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at Orca Tactical

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

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

Multitool

Leatherman’s best selling Wave Multitool is what I have in my range bag.  Enough said.

Wave vs Wave+
Wave vs Wave+

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

Want them to shoot better?

Laser Training Targets
Laser Training Targets

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.

Editor's Choice (Laser Cartridge)
90
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Editor's Choice (Laser Cartridge)

Then combo it with a Laser Target that reacts.

Tactical Battle Mug

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

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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Tactical Battle Mug

Prices accurate at time of writing

Need a bipod and scope with your morning coffee?

Check.

Handgun Case

Do they have a lot of handguns?

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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

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

$100+ Gifts

Tactical Watches

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.

129
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Sunto Core Watch

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

Weapons Flashlight

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

Best Pistol Lights
Best Pistol Lights

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

125
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Streamlight TLR-1 HL

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Electronic Ear Muffs

If you know they shoot a lot…get them the best and what I use…the MSA Sordin Supreme X.

Three Electronic Earmuffs
Three Electronic Earmuffs

 Super clarity and most importantly…the most comfortable earmuffs I’ve ever tried.

Best Overall Electronic Hearing Protection
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at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Overall Electronic Hearing Protection

More in our Best Shooting Ear Protection.

Gun Belt

You want a stiff gun belt that isn’t TOO stiff…and doesn’t give off “I Have a Gun” vibes. Having it quickly change sizes on the fly is just extra icing on the cake.

Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365
Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365

Enter my go-to concealed carry gun belt…the Kore Essentials.

Grab it at our merch store and use code PEWBELT10 for 10% off.

Or do a little more research on it in our Kore Essentials Review.

Kore Essentials Belts
Kore Essentials Belts

Rifle Case

How about my absolute favorite rifle case? I go with Savior Equipment in Multicam Black…because Multicam Black.

Use code PEWPEW15 for 15% off.

Savior MultiCam Urban Warfare
Savior MultiCam Urban Warfare

They are built rock-solid and look sick.

There’s also other options such as their tinier Coffin.

Savior Equipment Coffin
Savior Equipment Coffin

And also Rifle Rack.

Savior Rifle Rack
Savior Rifle Rack

Pelican Hard Rifle Case

It would probably help to know if your buddy has a rifle and a crappier case.  

Pelican 1700 Rolling
Pelican 1700 Rolling

But if they do…upgrade them!

EDITOR'S PICK: HARD RIFLE CASE
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at Pelican

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

EDITOR'S PICK: HARD RIFLE CASE

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

Gun Safe

My go-to safe for my home defense pistol is the Fort Knox FTK-PB.  

Fort Knox handgun safe
Fort Knox Handgun Safe

It’s what I suggest to all my friends.

Best Handgun Safe
257
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Handgun Safe

Check out my full review here.

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

Best Techy Safe
199
at Vaultek Store

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

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 how about something tiny and portable? It’s what I use to store away my CCW every day…as well as my go-to travel safe. Enter the Vaultek LifePod.

LifePod 2.0, Camo
LifePod 2.0, Camo

Again I’m a sucker for camo versions. But it’s also awesome and roomy inside.

LifePod 2.0 with VP9 and Suppressor
LifePod 2.0 with VP9 and Suppressor
159
at Vaultek

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Altama Urban Assault Low Shoes

Perfect for the tactical person in your life who wants some comfort in their everyday footwear!

The Altama shoes are some of the most comfy pairs of shoes on the market and they boast some neat color schemes.

129
at Original Footwear

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

We have more shoe options for you to consider over at our Not So Tactical Shoes.

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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  • Commenter Avatar
    John

    If you guys had a Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Sling in solid black, none of that multi-cam, I'd get a few for stocking stuffers.

    The Orca Tactical Range Bag, I have one of those. It would make a nice addition for that gun person you are buying for.

    The Wheeler FAT Wrench. I've got the digital display version. A kinda warning with this. The bits that come with it are good but eventually you will run into something that needs a bit that's not included. So if you get this for someone also think about extending their functionality with a Wheeler 55-Piece Hex/Torx Screwdriver Set so they will be ready for a little bit more of everything. Oh, a word about the Wheeler bits, especially the smaller torx - they are made in such a way as to snap off and break if you exceed their torque level - I recently found this out in a phone call with Wheeler over a TT-10 bit that snapped of at 23 ft/lbs.

    MagLula Magazine Loader - yep, you wanna get one of these for that mag fed handgun gun person.

    December 9, 2021 9:31 am
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    Ralph Tiebel

    Great list. I got the Uplula mag loader for my son for Christmas.

    November 19, 2020 4:50 pm
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    Thaddeus

    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.

    December 7, 2018 3:37 pm
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      Jeff Flowers

      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.

      December 14, 2018 5:14 am
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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!

    November 30, 2018 6:00 am
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    Richard

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

    November 30, 2018 2:45 am
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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

    November 29, 2018 6:32 pm
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    Jeff

    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). Midway USA and Brownell's offers a variety and so does my local gun shop. I ordered a bunch of different caliber sizes (come in 5, 6 or 24, 36 packs) along with their AR chamber/M4 ramp cleaning swab. That and the (new to me) "Otis" pull rope, which allows attachment of a bronze brush, bore mop or the caliber specific Swab-It to pull thru the bore from the breach end. That will come in handy when cleaning the barrel of my single shot Henry .223 I purchased earlier this fall. I'm always looking for a better, more efficient way, to clean my firearms. Always nice to see the new products that come out and which ones can make your shooting experience more fun, safe or efficient.

    November 29, 2018 4:32 pm
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    Joe L

    Optics Planet has become my go-to for Firearm accessories. You can always find a coupon code for X% off, or free shipping. What's more is you can use your Amazon account for payment, so Amazon gift cards can be used as well.

    December 11, 2017 6:14 am
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      Eric Hung

      Cool, didn't know about the Amazon account for payment!

      December 11, 2017 4:41 pm
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    Jeff

    Another interesting & informative article. I'd suggest "Sportsman's Guide" for "Shoot-N-See" targets and ammo cans. They have the best pricing anywhere and frequently offer free S/H. There's a (optional) yearly membership fee of $39.99. They give you back $20 in coupons after joining. Been a member since 2013. I've saved hundreds of dollars a year on their lower (membership) prices plus free S/H. Example: $13.49 (on sale from $17.49) for qty. 100 6" dia. "Shoot-n-See" targets or qty. 50 8" dia. or qty. 25 12" dia. targets. They're ammo prices are hard to beat too.

    December 11, 2017 5:12 am
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks Jeff! I used them for a while but had a very poor experience with a recent FFL buy so I've stopped.

      December 11, 2017 4:40 pm
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        Jay

        Did they handle something poorly? I l've used them almost exclusively for the last two years. I've never had any issues, but I'd like to know if there's anything I should be wary of.

        November 29, 2018 11:29 pm
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    James Chen

    I just also want to thank you and the other writers for the wonderful articles! This blog was the perfect intro to the world of guns and shooting, especially for someone who grew up in NYC. Keep up the great work!

    December 10, 2017 7:30 pm
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      Eric Hung

      You're so welcome, James!

      December 14, 2017 12:58 pm
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    33ww

    "EDC scene"? Lol

    December 10, 2017 5:37 pm
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      Eric Hung

      2 guns, 3 lights, 3 knives MINIMUM /s

      December 10, 2017 5:42 pm
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        33ww

        On person?

        December 10, 2017 8:35 pm
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          Joe L

          I don't carry 2 guns, 3 lights, and 3 knives simultaneously, but I do have more than that in my EDC kit. I can adapt my kit for my needs for the day. Firearms (and their accessories) are tools. Different tools are needed for different tasks.

          December 11, 2017 7:47 am
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            Eric Hung

            Lol, sorry guys I forgot to put my sarcasm /s indicator! Poking fun at all the pocket dumps of so much stuff. Joe's got it right, though!

            December 11, 2017 4:32 pm
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    David

    Eric, I love your blog and your posts. Great work. I read every one of them.

    For some reason, the product photos are not loading on this post when I view it on my iPhone. Just thought you might like to know. It renders just fine on my desktop using Safari. This has happened on others posts as well.

    You do a GREAT job!
    David

    December 15, 2016 9:21 am
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      ehung

      Hey David, thanks! You'll need to refresh or clear your cache. We're switching servers to get ready for a new site redesign that will come out in ~2 weeks and there's been some weird stuff going on with images disappearing.

      December 15, 2016 10:04 am
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    Ben Magee

    Great list buddy.

    December 14, 2016 6:23 pm
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      ehung

      Thanks Ben!

      December 14, 2016 9:59 pm
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    Alan

    Merry Christmas Eric.

    December 14, 2016 5:56 pm
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