10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters
10 gift ideas for the shooter on your list
What do you get the shooter who already has it all? Well, we’ve got ten Christmas gift ideas for you.
1. G-Man by Stephen Hunter
G-Man by Stephen Hunter
This is one of the best novels of the year for gun enthusiasts. While technically a Bob Lee Swagger novel, the bulk of this tale is set in the 1930s and features Charles Swagger, Bob Lee’s grandfather. As with all of Hunter’s works, this one has lots of gunplay and accurate descriptions of interesting firearms.
2. Angle Cosine Indicator (ACI) and Anti-Cant Mount by Sniper Tools Design
High-angle shooting, either up or downhill, requires an adjustment to your hold. How much to adjust your aim is the million-dollar question. This handy item takes the guesswork out of the process. The Hunter version shows the angle of the shot, but more importantly indicates the cosine, which is key to determining the horizontal distance your bullet will travel that, in turn, dictates bullet drop. Pair it with the mount that incorporates an anti-cant bubble level for ultimate long-range precision. ($141, ACI; $74, mount; snipertools.com)
3. Sniping in the Trenches: World War I and the Birth of Modern Sniping by Maj. John L. Plaster USAR (Ret.)
Sniping in the Trenches: World War I and the Birth of Modern Sniping by Maj. John L. Plaster USAR (Ret.)
The author, John Plaster, is the foremost authority on the history of snipers, having written many books exploring the different facets of long-range marksmen in combat. In this, his latest work, he takes a deep dive into how snipers helped shape World War I. The book contains a wealth of deeply researched detail. Topics include how snipers were deployed, what rifles they used, the different types of ammunition they shot, and the types of gear they employed while practicing their lethal craft.
4. MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X with LED Light – Electronic Shooting EarMuff, Full Camo-Edition
MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X with LED Light
One of the best pieces of hearing protection just got better. The MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X sets the standard for over-the-ear electronic hearing safety. They not only prevent loud noises from reaching the ear, but they also amplify regular sounds up to four times via user-adjustable controls. The units are comfortable, relatively light weight, and extremely durable. This new model incorporates an LED light into muffs for greater utility when shooting in low-light conditions.
5. Wheeler Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set (43-Piece)
Wheeler Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set (43-Piece)
I’ve used Wheeler tools for years. They are a staple on my workbench and in my truck. This kit is an excellent value that will handle the majority of gunsmithing chores. The selection of bits will fit action screws on gun stocks, allow you to mount scope bases and rings, and attach accessories to your rifles, shotguns, and handguns.
6. Tourniquets by PASTRAN | Gen 3 CAT Military Issued Tactical Equipment Featuring Aluminum Windlass Rod and High Grade Nylon. Includes EBook (BLACK)
Tourniquets by PASTRAN
Be prepared. It’s the motto every Boy Scout learns. For anyone who shoots or hunts, this means being ready to handle a seriously bleeding wound. This tourniquet by Pastran is cheap insurance. It can be deployed with one hand and is easy to learn to use. Hopefully, you’ll never need it, but this is one piece of gear that you can’t afford to be without.
7. Performance Tool M195 0-80 in/lb & 0-7 Newton-meter Beam Style Torque Wrench
Performance Tool & Torque Wrench
To properly tighten the fasteners on your rifles, shotguns, scopes, and other gear you need a torque wrench. This simple beam-style wrench displays values up to 80 inch-pounds, which is perfect for most light gunsmithing. The ¼-inch drive socket will accommodate standard bits.
8. Hornady Ballistic Band
Hornady Ballistic Band
These stretchy wristbands have spaces to fill in the drop for your ammunition at longer distances. You’ll then be able to access that data instantly in the field to make quick adjustments for long-range shots. They come two to a pack.
9. Ultimate Arms Gear 12GA Gauge Shotgun Safety Trainer Cartridge Dummy Shell Rounds with Brass Case, Orange, 10 Pack
12GA Gauge Shotgun Safety Trainer Cartridge Dummy Shell
Use these dummy rounds to practice your load-two and quad-loads for 3-gun competition without needing to worry about having a negligent discharge. At the range, throw one in the magazine tube to practice malfunction drills as well. They are completely inert and come 10 to a pack.
10. The Ultimate Shooting Skills Manual: 212 Essential Range and Field Skills (Outdoor Life)
The Ultimate Shooting Skills Manual: 212 Essential Range and Field Skills (Outdoor Life)
This guide is an excellent resource to brush up on your shooting skills and your overall knowledge of firearms. This book covers everything from the earliest development of firearms to the latest in long-range precision rifle shooting and modern tactical arms.