Perfect Gifts for Gun Lovers (All Budgets)

Perfect Gifts for Gun Lovers
Perfect Gifts for Gun Lovers

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

But that’s about it…

Don’t worry!

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.

Almost everything is what I use myself (and would recommend).

$25 and Under

Shooting Targets

Splatterburst Targets
Splatterburst Targets

If there’s one thing a gun lover can always use more of it’s ammo and shooting targets ($10).

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

A little lols for the holiday…although I do *hat-tip* the person who first thought of tactical stockings ($18).  Multicam all the way for me.

Real Bullet Cufflinks

Bullet Cufflinks
Bullet Cufflinks

I gave bullet cufflinks ($15-25) to my groomsmen as part of their gift box.  Guaranteed to get lots of remarks at the next social event.

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

Ammo Cans

.50 Cal Ammo Can
.50 Cal Ammo Can

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

I like the size of the .50 Caliber ($21) ammo can shown above.  But you can also opt for the smaller .30 Caliber ($19) can too.

There’s 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

Trauma Kit
Trauma Kit

Hopefully something that is never used…but it’s always good to have a blowout/trauma kit ($19) in your range bag.  Has “Quikclot” to aid in blood clotting and comes in a small sealable bag.

Tactical Ugly Sweaters

Tactical Ugly Sweaters
Tactical Ugly Sweaters

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.

$25 – $50 Gifts

Electronic Earmuffs

Electronic Earmuff
Electronic Earmuff

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 ($39) amplify normal sounds while still cutting off gunshots.  There’s a reason it’s 10k+ reviews with 4.5 stars.

Tactical Flashlight

Fenix LD02
Fenix LD02

I’ve bought so many of these Fenix tactical flashlights ($30) for use on my rifles, by my nightstand, in my car bags, and for gifts.

They are bright enough, waterproof, able to take lots of abuse, tiny, and take 1 AAA battery.

Cleaning Kit

M-Pro 7 Cleaning Kit
M-Pro 7 Cleaning Kit

My go-to cleaning kit ($38) 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.

Accurizing Torque Wrench

Firearms Torque Wrench
Firearms Torque Wrench

If you know your buddy is more hands on with his guns, this torque wrench ($50) 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.

$50 – $100 Gifts

Everyday Carry Knife

Delica 4
Delica 4

Even if your buddy isn’t into the EDC scene…he’ll love this Delica 4 knife ($60)

I went with this after researching a ton and watching this video.  Great blade and super easy to open with a flick of your fingers and wrist.

Take my word for it.

BONUS: Shoot better. Download our exclusive shooting targets for FREE ($47 value)

Gun Bag and Shooting Mat

VISM Rifle Case and Shooting Mat
VISM Rifle Case and Shooting Mat

This combo range bag and shooting mat ($56) is 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.

Tactical Flashlight

Fenix PD35TAC
Fenix PD35TAC

The bigger bro ($72) of the previous Fenix flashlight.  This is what I have in my pack when I go camping or other stuff when I know I’ll need a flashlight.

Multitool

Leatherman Wave
Leatherman Wave

Leatherman’s best selling multitool ($99) and what I have in my range bag.  Enough said.

$100+ Gifts

Tactical Watches

Suunto Core
Suunto Core

The Suunto Core (Black on Black) ($199) came highly recommended and it’s what I’ve worn for the past three years.

I love the look and the measurements it can take (altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature).  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)

Weapons Flashlight

TLR-1
TLR-1

The Streamlight TLR-1 ($125) is my go-to flashlight to put on my pistols.

Bright, robust, and with strobe capability.

Electronic Ear Muffs

My Hearing Protection
My Hearing Protection

If you know they shoot a lot…get them the best and what I use…MSA Sordin Supreme X ($260).  Super clarity and most importantly…the most comfortable ear muffs I’ve ever tried.  Make sure to get the ones with “gel seals.”

Rifle Case

Pelican 1700
Pelican 1700

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 ($180) is the gold standard for hard cases with pressure venting, pickable-foam to fit anything, and rolling wheels.

Gun Safe

Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex Handgun Safe
Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex Handgun Safe

My go-to safe for my home defense pistol is the Fort Knox FTK-PB ($200).  It’s what I suggest to all my friends.

Check out my full review here.

I Have No Idea…I Need Gift Cards

Ok, no judgement.  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 for the gun lover in your life?

And if you need more inspiration…check out these following articles:

BONUS: Shoot better. Download our exclusive shooting targets for FREE ($47 value)

Learning Resources

 

5 Comments

  1. 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

    1. 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.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *