So you know your friend, family member, or significant other likes guns.
But that’s about it…
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.
Almost everything is what I use myself (and would recommend).
*Updated 2018 with more tested goodies!
$25 and Under
If there’s one thing a gun lover can always use more of it’s 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.
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
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 variations but unless your gun lover has really large wrists, I would stay away from shotgun shell (12 gauge) cufflinks.
Everyone can use more ammo cans to hold small accessories and…ammo.
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.
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.
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.
Camouflage Tie and Gun Tie Bar
$25 – $50 Gifts
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 it’s 10k+ reviews with 4.5 stars.
Tactical & EDC (Everyday Carry) Flashlight
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.
Our favorite pick for an everyday carry (EDC) is the Fenix PD25 for it’s compact size and multiple modes. Check out the other EDC Flashlights.
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.
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.
$50 – $100 Gifts
Everyday Carry 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.
Gun Bag and Shooting Mat
This combo range bag and shooting mat 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.
Leatherman’s best selling multitool and what I have in my range bag. Enough said.
The Suunto Core (Black on Black) came highly recommended and it’s what I’ve worn for the past five 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)
The Streamlight TLR-1 is my go-to flashlight to put on my pistols.
Bright, robust, and with strobe capability.
Electronic Ear Muffs
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 ear muffs I’ve ever tried. Make sure to get the ones with “gel seals.”
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.
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?
Full review of the different versions 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.
Did that help? What perfect gift did you end up getting for the gun lover 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.