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We see, test, and abuse a ton of gun stuff here at Pew Pew Tactical.

Here’s some of our perennial favorites…as well as new things to the market in 2021 across all budgets.

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Ammo In Stock

It’s still all about finding ammo…

PSA AK74 Ammo Pile
AK74 Ammo Pile

Here’s some of what’s in stock at reasonable prices (right now):

9mm

5.56/.223

Other

And check out our Best Places to Buy Ammo Online if you need more suggestions.

Optics

Optics are still staying in stock…

Sig Sauer Romeo 5

We’ve tested a lot of red dots through the years and right now the Romeo 5 is still our favorite red dot under $200.

18. Henry Big Boy X Sig Sauer Romeo 5
Henry Big Boy X Sig Sauer with Romeo 5

See it in action here:

And check out our full review.

Brutally Tested Budget Red Dot
119
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Want to go cheaper? Check out our destructive tests in Best Red Dots Under $100.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zma9KwQsxEo

Primary Arms 1-6x

Our current favorite for a low power variable optic (LPVO) is the PA 1-6x that can get everything done from close-up engagements out to 400+ yards.

Mounted Primary Arms 1-6x
Mounted Primary Arms 1-6x

Clear glass, great reticle, and excellent bang-for-the-buck.

Check out a quick vid of it at the range.

See our full review here with more videos!

290
at Primary Arms

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Trijicon MRO

Right now the MRO is our go-to “premium” red dot that we’d feel comfortable on a home defense or battle rifle.

Trijicon MRO Midwest QD Mount
Trijicon MRO Midwest QD Mount

Check out our full review (along with torture test).

Trijicon MRO Being Dropped
Trijicon MRO Being Dropped
Best Green Dot
429
at Optics Planet

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Looking for other choices? See our definitive article on Best Red Dots.

Trijicon RMR

Several have tried to unseat the king of pistol red dots.

Tested Pistol Red Dots
Tested Pistol Red Dots

But our favorite still goes out to the Trijicon RMR.

However, there’s still ton of more affordable options in our Best Pistol Red Dot review.

Holosun 507C X2 ACSS

However, in 2021 our new favorite pistol red dot might be the Holosun 507C X2 ACSS done in collab with Primary Arms.

Holosun 507C X2 Primary Arms Vulcan
Holosun 507C X2 Primary Arms Vulcan

All the specs you’re looking for…and a kickass reticle.

507C ACSS Vulcan Reticle
507C ACSS Vulcan Reticle

Check out our full review here.

Holosun 507C X2 Primary Arms Vulcan Night Vision
Holosun 507C X2 Primary Arms Vulcan Night Vision

Now…let’s jump into some rifle stuff!

AR-15 Upgrades

Another year passes and it feels like we’re a little stuck with AR-15 innovation. But these are some of our favorites.

Endomag

The Endomag turns your 30-round 5.56 PMAG and standard AR-15 lower into a 9mm platform.

EndoMag Group Pic
EndoMag Group Pic

No need to buy a new 9mm lower because you need all the ammo money you can get!

33
at Optics Planet

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Full review here and also a YouTube video too.

Precision Armament M4-72 Severe Duty

Our overall favorite AR-15 muzzle brake is the M4-72 Severe Duty.

Precision Armament M4-72
Precision Armament M4-72

It’s loud and your buddies on the side will hate you…but wow your reticle doesn’t move!

And it’s not a terrible value at $89 compared to others.

Editor's Pick
90
at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out the rest of our tested brakes in 8 Best AR-15 Muzzle Brakes.

Or if you’re going big boy…6 Best .308 Muzzle Brakes.

Tested .308 Muzzle Brakes & Compensators, Fanned
Tested .308 Muzzle Brakes & Compensators, Fanned

Suppressors

How about going for the soft pew?

Your timing is perfect too as the ATF is set to launch eForms by the end of 2021...which means a wait period of ~60 days compared to the multi-month current process.

Check out our favorites in each kind of caliber…

Best 5.56 and .30 Cal Suppressors

.30 Cal and 5.56 Suppressors
.30 Cal and 5.56 Suppressors

Best Rimfire Suppressors

Best .22 Suppressors
Best .22 Suppressors

Best 9mm & .45 ACP Suppressors

Best 9mm and Multi-Caliber Pistol Suppressors
Best 9mm and Multi-Caliber Pistol Suppressors

SBA3 Pistol Brace

AR-15 pistols are all the rage despite all the weird ATF stuff going on. And which pistol brace you choose matters…

We really like the SBA3 from SB Tactical.

SBA3 Pistol Brace
SBA3 Pistol Brace

And yes…we tested a whole bunch of them out in Best AR and AK Pistol Braces.

Faxon Gunner Barrel

Building a new upper? You’ll need a nice barrel.

One of my favorites for accuracy and affordability is the Faxon Gunner Barrel. It goes in and out of stock so be sure to sign up for alerts.

Faxon 16" Gunner 5.56 Barrel
Faxon 16″ Gunner 5.56 Barrel

Find out why I use it in most of my builds and why I always recommend it to my buddies in the full review.

Goldilocks Barrel
175
at Faxon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Superlative Arms Adjustable Gas Block

Want to further reduce your reticle movement?

You might want to check out an adjustable gas block and tune it for your specific loads.

Superlative Arms Gas Bleedoff
Superlative Arms Gas Bleedoff

The Superlative Arms bleeds off the excess gas so your BCG doesn’t smash into you unnecessarily. It really makes a world of difference.

Of course…full review here.

Best Adjustable Gas Block
89
at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

STNGR Handguards

My new recent best bang-for-the-buck handguards for new builds goes to the STNGR VYPR.

STNGR VYPR and HWK
STNGR VYPR (front) and HWK (rear)

What it doesn’t have in vowels they make up for in fit/finish/color…and price.

STNGR VYPR Handguard, Full Rifle
STNGR VYPR 15″ Handguard, Full Rifle

With the 13.5″ at $119 and the 15″ variant coming in at $125.

The cuts are aggressive which helps with the weight (11.5 oz) but I was afraid it was almost too aggressive so that my finger would touch the barrel.

But with plenty of mags and shooters…none of us had that problem.

Oh yea there’s other models too like the VLCN with minimal top rail which is the basis of our night vision upper.

STNGR VLCN Modded Upper with DBAL and Unity Tactical
STNGR VLCN Modded Upper with DBAL and Unity Tactical

See more in Best AR-15 Handguards. But this is my best value pick.

134
at STNGR

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Tyrant Designs AR-15

Want your AR-15 to look good and function better?

Tyrant Modded AR-15
Tyrant Modded AR-15

We’re fans of the Tyrant CNC aluminum grip and foregrip which offer great aesthetics as well as some comfy rubber material.

Tyrant MOD Grip
Tyrant MOD Grip

A little spendy but worth it.

120
at Tyrant Design

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

69
at Tyrant Design

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Patriot Pin & ARMag Lock

These next two go out to my CA folks who make due with the hand dealt to them.

AR Maglock and Patriot Pin Combo
AR Maglock and Patriot Pin Combo

This combo system helps you have a fixed magazine, open up your two receiver halves, and get reloaded…quickly.

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to stay compliant…full review here.

55
at Patriot Pin

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Resurgent Arms Featureless Grip

Ok…one more for CA folks!

This one is my favorite featureless grip that allows an almost normal wraparound grip.

Resurgent Arms, Hand Position, Left
Resurgent Arms, Hand Position, Left

Now with an extended safety latch!

Full review along with some others at Best Featureless Grip.

40
at Resurgent Arms

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Range Gear

Guns…check. Ammo…check. How about the other stuff you might need?

Pelican 1500

My go-to hardcase for pistols is the Pelican 1500. And coupled with some custom foam…it carries everything I need for a range day.

Pelican 1500 with Custom Foam
Pelican 1500 with Custom Foam

See more of our favorites in Best Gun Cases.

Hard Gun Cases
Hard Gun Cases

5.11 Range Bag

How about our go-to range bag?

It’s big…it’s study. It’s the 5.11 Range Bag.

5.11 Tactical Bag, Open
5.11 Tactical Bag, Open

But for those that might not need a ton of space…check out our Best Range Bags.

BEST LARGE RANGE BAG
100
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Savior Equipment Rifle Bags

We’ve been through covert and range bags…what’s our favorite rifle bags?

For most things it’s going to be Savior Equipment.

Different Savior Equipment Models
Different Savior Equipment Models

High quality Cordura and stitching compared to el cheapo bags.

Now they have Black Multicam!

Savior MultiCam Urban Warfare
Savior MultiCam Urban Warfare

I’ve been hauling multiple rifles with optics each range trip with them for years and so far they’ve held up well.

Use code PEWPEW15 to save 15% off your order.

EDITOR'S PICK: SOFT RIFLE BAG
83
at Savior Equipment

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

See more analysis and other picks in Best Gun Cases.

Celestron 52250 Spotting Scope

Our go-to spotting scope for most people just getting into long range shooting.

Celestron Spotting Scope
Celestron Spotting Scope

The Celestron is affordable with decent glass. Here it is showing 600 yard targets.

Celestron Spotting Scope 60x
Celestron Spotting Scope 60x
Editor's Pick
149
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

If you need something a little more robust or clearer glass…check out our Best Spotting Scopes article.

Tested Spotting Scopes
Tested Spotting Scopes

Caldwell DFT 2 Lead Sled

We do a lot of benched shooting for groups…

PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Testing Setup
PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Testing Setup

And our go-to is the Caldwell DFT series of lead sleds.

Caldwell DeadShot Combo

If you need something a little more portable and gives you more feel than a true lead rest…

Check out the DeadShot Combo which has a nice height that accommodates a wide range of rifles.

26
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

ShootSteel AR500 Targets

Looking for a little more *ting* in your life?

ShootSteel (3)
ShootSteel

Our go-to AR500 steel targetmaker is ShootSteel that’s survived thousands of rounds in our videos.

Shootsteel, Up Armored
Shootsteel, Up Armored

Glock Upgrades

Tyrant CNC Glock Package

Since custom Glock frames have flooded the market…the race is on to make your Glock the most unique looking out there.

Tyrant CNC Extended Glock Mag Release
Tyrant CNC Extended Glock Mag Release

One of my current favorites is Tyrant CNC’s extended mag release, extended mag bases, and slide plate.

50
at Tyrant Designs

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out more of my favorite Glock Upgrades…from pure performance inside to cool looking stuff on the outside.

Fully Modded P80 PF9SS (Glock 43)
Fully Modded P80 PF9SS (Glock 43)

Soft Goods

SKD Shooting Gloves

If it’s too hot or too cold…or you don’t want your hands to get ripped up.

You’ll want some nice shooting gloves that give protection but don’t hinder your trigger finger.

SKD FDT Alpha Gloves
SKD FDT Alpha Gloves

My pick for overall shooting gloves is the SKD Alpha.

Editor's Choice Shooting Glove
42
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Learn more about them as well as my other picks (such as thinnest gloves and best for women) in our Shooting Gloves article.

All Tested Tactical Shooting Gloves
All Tested Tactical Shooting Gloves

Wiley X Saber Shooting Glasses

How about protecting your eyeballs?

Wiley X Saber
Wiley X Saber

My go-to for affordable and comfy shooting glasses is the Wiley X Saber.

Editor's Pick
33
at Optics Planet

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out more budget (and baller) picks in Best Shooting Glasses.

Tested Shooting Glasses
Tested Shooting Glasses

MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X

It’s full name is a mouthful but the MSA Sordins are my favorite electronic hearing protection.

MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X
MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X

It’s comfy for hours and has great sound quality.

Only downside is if you’re next to compensated rifles for an extended amount of time I’d suggest doubling up.

Best Overall Electronic Hearing Protection
269
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out passive protection, earbuds, and more budget friendly electronic ones in our Best Shooting Ear Protection article.

Tested Shooting Ear Protection Muffs
Tested Shooting Ear Protection Muffs

Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Sling

We’ve used all the slings out there…and we’ve come up with our own. Check out our Pew Pew Tactical Sling made by Flatline Fiber down in Georgia.

Pew Pew Tactical Sling Logo
Pew Pew Tactical Sling Logo

Incorporating just the right amount of padding and a slick pull tab to adjust your length.

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

And of course…available in Multicam and Black Multicam. Black Multicam is currently sold out but will be back in stock soon!

Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Slings
Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Slings

Looking for something more than a standard AR-15 sling?

We go over all the other options like single-point, pure leather, and Ching slings in Best Rifle Slings.

5.11 AMP72 Low Profile Pack

Looking for a mid-capacity backpack (40L) that has all the bells and whistles but doesn’t scream TACTICAL?

Enter the 5.11 AMP72 Backpack that’s perfect for a 3-day op…or a carry-on.

Bearded Man Overlooking Vista in Desert
Bearded Man Overlooking Vista in Desert

We cover a few of 5.11’s packs in our Low Profile Packs Review and also video.

250
at 5.11

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Viktos Core 2

Looking for some decent shoes that aren’t super tacticool?

Check out the Viktos Core 2. These are lightweight, breathable and comfy!

Viktos Core 2 Tiger Stripe
Viktos Core 2 Tiger Stripe

We tried out the Tiger Stripe Gray Camo and really liked the aesthetic. Not to mention, both our reviewers said these feel like heaven on the feet!

120
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

We cover even more shoes in our Not So Tactical Shoes article.

Hard Goods

Mira Safety Level IV Ceramic Armor

We love Mira Safety for their heavy-duty CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) gas masks. See our Best Gas Masks article.

Pew Pew Tactical Shooting with MIRA Safety Gas Masks
Pew Pew Tactical Shooting with MIRA Safety Gas Masks

But now they have Level IV ceramic body armor that did the best in our ballistics testing.

Body Armor Test Mira Level 4
Body Armor Test Mira Level 4

They were able to fully stop two shots from 30.06 M2AP armor piercing rounds…while the other contenders only stopped one.

Body Armor Test Mira Level 4 Black Tip
Body Armor Test Mira Level 4 Black Tip

Check em out here:

250
at Mira Tactical

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Ballistic Helmet from Hard Head Veterans

Need some Level 3 and frag protection for your noggin?

ATN NVM14-3 with Hard Head Veterans Helmet
ATN NVM14-3 with Hard Head Veterans Helmet

We’ve been testing the previous version and also the current gen of Hard Head Veterans’ ballistic helmet.

HHV Gen 1 vs Gen 2, Rails
HHV Gen 1 vs Gen 2, Rails

They are really comfy and have all the mounting platforms you’ll need for your night vision and comm gizmos.

Johns Helmet Setup (9)
Hard Head Veterans Gen 2 NVG Setup

Use this link or coupon “PEWPEW” for $15 off your helmet!

And check out our other picks in Best Tactical Helmets for some non-ballistic recs too.

SecureIt Safe

Looking for a flat-packed safe that isn’t so heavy that you’ll need to hire people to move it?

SecureIt Agile 52, Open
SecureIt Agile 52, Open

We really like our SecureIt Agile 52 which comes in around 100 lbs packed up.

It doesn’t take the place of a full-blown safe for protection…but when deterrence ,modularity, and ease of install is the name of the game…

EASIEST TO INSTALL/MOVE SAFE
599
at SecureIt

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And now we’ve secured a 10% coupon code for Pew Pew Tactical readers…use PEW10 to get it!

Secureit Coupon, 300x250
Secureit PEW10 Coupon

Plus a full review here and video!

Fort Knox FTK-PB

What about our favorite pistol safe for when something goes bump in the night?

We love the Fort Knox FTK-PB.

Fort Knox handgun safe
Fort Knox Handgun Safe

Sturdy, decent amount of space for two handguns, and most of all…Simplex lock for super fast retrieval.

Best Handgun Safe
257
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

See it in action in our video and also in our Best Gun Safes article.

Vaultek VT20i & Lifepod

Looking for something higher tech?

Vaultek VT20i and VT10i
Vaultek VT20i and VT10i

The Vaultek VT20i and VT10i bring fingerprint scanning, Bluetooth, and apps to the safe world.

269
at Vaultek Store

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out our full review of the duo here.

How about a nice travel container that’s discreet but still protective?

Vaultek Lifepod
Vaultek Lifepod

The Lifepod is my go-to for quick hotel and Airbnb trips where I only need one compact gun (with lights and an extra mag).

Lifepod Capacity
Lifepod Capacity

Check it out in action:

See more in our Best Quick Access Pistol Safes.

109
at Vaultek

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Lights

All of the lights! We’re in the middle of testing a whole new batch of pistol, rifle, EDC, and tactical lights.

But here’s our running favorites…

Streamlight ProTac 2

Our most recommended light for almost everyone out there is the ProTac 2.

Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2
Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2

It doesn’t break the bank and has a nice output of 625 lumens. Plus comes with a nice pressure pad and mount!

We’ve been using several of them for our defensive and competitive guns.

See more of our favorites in Best AR-15/Rifle Lights.

Tested AR-15 Flashlights
Tested AR-15 Flashlights

Streamlight TLR-1HL

We like our Streamlights…and the TLR-1HL is our favorite pick for pistol light.

Wilson Combat CQB with Rail and TLR-1 HL
Wilson Combat CQB with Rail and TLR-1 HL

The HL model runs an eye-searing 800 lumens and continues our good experience with Streamlights.

My original TLR-1 is at 5000 rounds and still going strong.

Olight PL-Pro Valkyrie & PL-Mini Valkyrie 2

Looking for something a little more affordable?

Olights Equipped
Olights Equipped

The Olight PL-Pro Valkyrie (larger one) and PL Mini Valkyrie 2 have great reputations and took everything we threw at it in our own torture tests.

Check out our full review here complete with drop tests, water submersion, tons of rounds downrange, and beam pictures.

See more of our tested torches in Best Pistol Lights.

Pew Pew Tactical Favorite Pistol Lights
Pew Pew Tactical Favorite Pistol Lights

Holsters

There’s a lot of holsters…and we cover them all in our Best Holsters article. But here are some selected ones in the biggest categories.

Hidden Hybrid Holsters

Our current favorite in the world of “hybrid” holsters…basically Kydex shell and either leather or synthetic….is Hidden Hybrid Holsters.

EMP in Hidden Hybrid Holster, Appendix ,Single Clip
EMP in Hidden Hybrid Holster, Appendix , Single Clip

I like HHH’s Amish leather since it gets that Goldilocks level of rigidity plus nice-feeling suede.

Hidden Hybrid Holster, Suede Back
Hidden Hybrid Holster, Suede Back

Boom!

See our full review of them here.

69
at Hidden Hybrid Holsters

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Concealment Express

My go-to for an affordable pure Kydex option is Concealment Express that excels in AIWB (appendix inside waistband) but now has tuckable and OWB (outside waistband) options.

All Concealment Express Holster Attachment Styles
All Concealment Express Holster Attachment Styles

And see it in action here:

Check out the full review here.

Gets It Done (IWB)
37
at Concealment Express

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Tenicor

A new cey arontender in the pure Kydex realm is Tenicor. They are pricey but really comfortable.

Tenicor Velo Holster with G19
Tenicor Velo Holster with G19

They are formed for actual bodies and have some super effective retention clips.

Tenicor T1 Metal Clips
Tenicor T1 Metal Clips

What I’d recommend if you’re serious about appendix carry, comfort, and absolute retention.

77
at Tenicor

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Kore Essentials Belt

With great holsters comes (the need for) great belts.

Our current go-to CCW belt is Kore Essentials.

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

The right amount of stiffness and nothing too tactical looking to scream “I Have a Gun in my Pants.”

Plus the ability to easily change the size when you’re sitting down for extended periods of time.

Check out the full review of them and use code PEWBELT10 to save 10% over at Shall Not Comply (our merch store).

Tools/DIY

80% Arms Easy Jig 3

Looking to complete your own AR-15 80% project?

The 80% Arms Easy Jig 3 is my favorite for ease of use.

We’ve fully tested the Easy Jig 2 before…and the new generation has some significant upgrades.

80 Percent Arms Easy Jig Gen 3 Marks Bit
80 Percent Arms Easy Jig Gen 3 Marks Bit

All you need is the jig, an 80% lower, regular drill, and a router. No more CNC machine or even a drill press.

Milling with Router, 80% Easy Jig
Milling with Router, 80% Easy Jig

Check out more info in Best 80% Receivers & Jigs.

300
at 80% Arms

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And our video and full review of the Easy Jig Gen 3.

Wheeler Torque Wrench

I use the Wheeler Torque Wrench almost every time I do something at my bench.

Wheeler FAT Wrench
Wheeler FAT Wrench

If you’re even semi-serious about gunsmithing…get one!

50
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Real Avid AR-15 Armorer’s Master Kit

Looking for an all-in-one AR-15 kit?

Real Avid AR-15 Armorer’s Master Kit
Real Avid AR-15 Armorer’s Master Kit

Boom, the Real Avid kit is it.

Check out our full review.

Leatherman Wave+

Our current favorite multitool is the Leatherman Wave+.

Wave+ Opened
Wave+ Opened

It has almost everything you need in an EDC multitool, plus it’s silky smooth.

We tested a bunch more in our Best Multitools article (one with an axehead…), but the Wave+ is our overall Editor’s Pick.

Multitool Family Photo
Multitool Family Photo
99
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Reloading

Looking to get into reloading? Here’s a couple of our favorite case cleaners.

Frankford Armory Tumbler

Mine has been running for years and thousands of rounds. It lives in the garage since it’s kind of loud but it’s super effective.

Frankford Armory Brass Tumbler
Frankford Armory Brass Tumbler

Get the full kit for some sparkling clean brass to reload!

Check otu our Guide to Relaoding Ammo for more essential gear.

Lyman Turbo Sonic Case Cleaner

Ready to upgrade to a sonic cleaner for your brass or gun parts?

My go-to is the Lyman since it is cheaper than the competition, has a larger capacity…but only has a max 8 minutes timer.

Lyman and Hornady Ultrasonic Cleaners
Lyman and Hornady Ultrasonic Cleaners

Check our our in-depth review in Best Ultrasonic Gun Cleaners.

Swag

Ok…a little self promotion here!

We’ve got a new shipment of our custom pistol cases that fit full-size guns with lights.

PPT Handgun Case with SP-01
PPT Handgun Case with SP-01

And a bunch of new shirts and patches. Thanks so much in advance for your support!!

Shall Not Comply PPT Shirt
PPT Shirt

Lost some things in a boating accident? Check out the most popular shirt from Shall Not Comply.

Arsenal Charters
Arsenal Charters

Random Things

These are some random but well-liked stuff from our readers.

Parcil Distribution

Looking for some comfy and protective gas masks of the half-face and full-face variety?

T-60 and PD-100 Respirators
T-60 and PD-100 Respirators

The T-60 half-mask is definitely the comfier of the two and has a nice silicone seal.

Inside the T-60
Inside the T-60

Plus the filters are not too expensive and are super easy to install and take-off.

69
at Parcil Distribution

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out more details and also more picks in our Best Gas Masks article.

GOAT Guns

Great little gifts for the gun lover in your life.

A Couple GOAT Guns
A Couple GOAT Guns

These GOAT Guns are tiny replicas of the real thing that have moving parts and are (almost) all metal.

Check out our full review and our favorite models.

CRKT Minimalist Bowie

Neck knives…not just for mall ninjas anymore!

CRKT Minimalist Neck Knife, Bowie
CRKT Minimalist Neck Knife, Bowie

Our favorite is the CRKT Minimalist which is a steal at around $20.

Check out others in our Best Neck Knives article.

20
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Battlbox

Need a gift of cool stuff that also keeps on giving?

Check out BattlBox’s subscription tactical boxes.

Sabre 3-in-1 Pepper Spray

Sometimes you can’t carry a gun…or you don’t want to.

Sabre 3-in-1 and Inert Training Spray
Sabre 3-in-1 and Inert Training Spray

The Sabre 3-in-1 is our favorite pepper spray that’s used by tons of police departments.

The three mixtures include pepper spray, a UV dye for marking, and CS tear gas.

I like the combo pack with the inert formula for testing the range and trigger mechanism.

Best Pepper Spray
8
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Funny/Gag Gifts

Firefield Pistol Bayonet

This pistol bayonet makes me sad inside since we meant it as a joke…and tons of people bought it.

Firefield Pistol Bayonet
Firefield Pistol Bayonet

If you have a friend who needs a LOL build…

Firefield Pistol Bayonet (2)
Firefield Pistol Bayonet, In Wood

Check out more dumb stuff in our Weird Tactical Stuff from Amazon article.

Tacticool Meme Upgrade
22
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Tactical Baby Gear

I first give you this tweet which got about the exact amount of attention on our Facebook page as you might expect.

Tactical Baby Gear, Twitter
Tactical Baby Gear, Twitter

And here’s the offender diaper bag…

99
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

I do have one…AS A GIFT.

And though I’m rocking a pink messenger bag or Totoro backpack most of the time…I do use the changing mat since it’s super useful.

Changing Mat
Changing Mat

Extras

Omniblade

We’ll admit, we wanted to review this 95% because it looked wicked cool!

Shockingly, it’s actually really pretty handy also. The Omniblade is a saw, machete, and an axe all wrapped up in one tool.

While I wouldn’t say that it can replace dedicated tools, if you’re in a pinch or want to save weight and space — you can get a LOT of use out of this all-in-one design.

Omniblade (6)
Omniblade!

The full review is coming soon, but I can tell you now that it’s makes a great gift to the survivalest/camper/prepper in your life.

Give using it a chance and you’ll find how well made and handy it really is.

Plus, it looks awesome. Good luck wrapping it…

Surviveware Responder Backpack

As a long time tester of survival gear, the Surviveware Responder Backpack is by far one of the best ready-made options we’ve ever gotten to take a close look at.

Surviveware 72 hour Backpack
Surviveware Responder 72-Hour Backpack

Packed with food, water, first aid kits, and a ton of supplies — Surviveware clearly put a lot of time and thought into this kit and really delivered on not only its quality but its value also.

If you’re looking for a complete bug out bag, this should be at the top of your list to consider. While there are some extras I would add to it, you won’t go wrong with just storing it as is ready to go when you need it.

We have a complete review on the Surviveware first-aid kits also, take a look!

Forseti Steel

Need a gift knife for someone awesome in your life? Is that person you? Look no further than Forseti Steel!

Forseti Steel Knife
Forseti Steel Knife

Incredibly well made Damascus steel knives for the field or the kitchen, these are simply lovely in every way. They are also built to last and to be used hard.

These come in a huge range of styles and blade types, but all of them are hand made Damascus steel. The fittings are tight and smooth, the blade comes sharp and ready for use.

One of the nicest gifts this season for sure!

Conclusion

Ok that does it!

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    Jake

    The Surviveware backpack appears to be completely unavailable. The link goes to Surviveware's front page, and the item does not come up at all. It has an entry on Amazon, but it is listed as out-of-stock there.

    December 6, 2021 1:37 pm
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    David

    The code for secure it safe doesn’t work

    December 5, 2021 8:06 pm
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      Paul

      Just tried it. Only works for safes not currently on sale. Worked on the organizer for me.

      December 8, 2021 1:24 pm
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    DrPain

    Well said....

    November 22, 2020 10:21 am
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