Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters – 2014

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This is a first for us but with less than two weeks before Christmas it seems like a good idea to come up with a quick list of good Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters. If you are tired of boxer shorts and socks under your tree then start sending this list of Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters to your family and friends. Maybe we can swap out a bottle of cologne you aren’t going to wear for one of the cool items on our list of Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters. Let’s get started with our list of ten suggestions, prices, and where to find them. We’re going to start on the lower end of the price scale on our list of Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters.

 Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #10 – TAB Gear Rear Bag – $20.00

Tab Gear Rear Bag - Front

Tab Gear Rear Bag – Front View

This item on our Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters list is a gimme. Really. At $20 you can not beat the price and it is something that every shooter that is interested in accurate rifle work at distance needs. You simply must have a quality rear bag and while there are many to choose from, I’ve yet to hear anybody complain about a TAB product. It isn’t expensive and TAB backs their products with excellent customer service. You can order from TAB Gear online at their store. You can read our review of the bag here.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #9 – JC Steel Targets 66% IPSC Target 3/8th AR 500 – $82.95

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Targets

No shooter has lived till engaging steel targets at distance! Number 9 on our list of Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters is a JC Steel Targets 66% IPSC target. The 66% silhouette is versatile because it is a large, easy to hit, target at shorter ranges. It can be used as an MOA sized target at 1000 yards at 10 inches wide. Don’t let this limit your options though. If you have hunters in the family, JC Steel Targets produces coyote silhouettes and other targets of varied shapes and sizes. Be careful as shipping can add up but they do their best to pack stuff into USPS Flat Rate boxes. Nothing brings a smile like a “Ting” from a few hundred yards away! JC Steel Targets sells direct on their website!

 Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #8 – Victor Company USA Titan 10/22 Stock – $169.99

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Titan Stock

We’ve long been fans of Victor Company USA! They’ve been putting a fresh spin on older concepts for a long time now. If there’s a lady in your life and you want to get her shooting. A Ruger 10/22 should be near the top of the list. One of the best upgrades you can start her off with is a better stock for the Ruger. Victor Company sells these direct on their website. They come with flush cups for slings, rail options for bipods, and a nicer quality stock with a hook for a rear bag. Even if you don’t have a lady in your life, these make for a badass trainer rifle so don’t overlook this option.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #7 – Timney 510 Trigger for Remington 700 – $130.99

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Trigger

If anybody in your family owns a Remington 700 Rifle, this is perhaps one of the most affordable upgrades that have the biggest of payoffs. The Timney 510 Adjustable trigger is leaps and bounds better than the stock X-Mark trigger that ships with the rifle. Additionally, Remington has recalled many rifles for a voluntary servicing of the trigger modules due to an issue with the X-Mark. You can skip all the hassle by adding a Timney trigger to the rifle. You get a very durable, field worthy, trigger with a crisp break and smooth pull. Be fore warned though, some stocks need a little dremel work or assistance from a gunsmith in order to make them fit the rifle’s stock. That aside, it’s hard to go wrong with one of these! If you are interested, I’d give Brownells a look as far as purchasing!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #6 – TAB Gear Magazine Pouches $45.00

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Mag Pouch

You know what goes great with Accuracy International Magazines? A pouch to put those bad boys in. At number six on our list of Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters is the TAB Gear Short Action Magazine Pouch. You can purchase them directly from TAB Gear via their website. While these aren’t the cheapest magazine pouches on the market…they double down in value. There is an adjustable shelf on the inside of the pouch so it will work with short five round or longer 10 round magazines. They even work with 20RD Magpul PMAGs thanks to their adjustable features. They are easy to work with, durable, and allow a shooter to reholster a magazine with one hand.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #5 – Genuine Accuracy International Magazines 10RD – $77.28

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Magazines

If somebody in your family is a long range shooter, chances are they are running a drop magazine style stock, and chances are that stock runs on Genuine Accuracy International Magazines. They are the standard. That’s why they made our list of Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters. To purchase them we will again be directing you to the fine folks over at Mile High Shooting. They are the US Distributor for Accuracy International so chances are if you need anything with the AI Logo on it, they have what you need. My preference would be for 10RD magazines, and that is what we have on the list. However, five rounders are useful in many situations also, and come with a cheaper price of $64.40!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #4 – FTW Bungee Sling with Flush Cups – $130.00

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - FTW Sling

Next item on our Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters list is the FTW Bungee Sling available over at Rifles Only! We picked one of these up earlier this year and not only was the customer service outstanding as always, but they even worked with us on a modification to allow muzzle up carry since these are designed for muzzle down carry. This has quickly become our go to sling here at AccuracyTech and the review on this sling is coming soon but we didn’t want to leave it off the list. It’s priced a little higher than some slings but the features it packs into the same product are great. You won’t regret dropping one under the tree for the shooter in your family!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #3 – Shadow Tech PIG Saddle – $135.00

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Pig Saddle

Our next gift on the list of Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters is the PIG Saddle from Shadow Tech! We have a HOG saddle in the gear closet and it is excellent! Shadow Tech listened to the customers and trimmed down some of the production costs and materials to make a more affordable model of the HOG saddle which they are calling the PIG saddle. This is a great item for anybody into long range shooting, it’s also a great gift for the hunting crowd. It offers a way to clamp the front end of a rifle onto a tripod to help a shooter or hunter steady the rifle before taking a shot. These guys have outstanding customer service and are former Armed Services folks, so they rank just above Santa’s Elves on the Karma scale. Give them a call!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #2 – Bushnell Elite 1 Mile ARC Laser Range Finder – $400.00

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Bushnell 1 Mile

Another Bushnell item makes its way onto our Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters list. Once again we’re going to direct you towards Mile High Shooting to order one of these bad boys. They have an excellent price on this monocular at $400.00. We reviewed the 1600 ARC which provided outstanding performance for the price, the 1 Mile ARCs have an even better laser. The specifications real quick:

  • 7x magnification
  • VDT (Vivid Display Technology)
  • 2nd Generation E.S.P. (Extreme. Speed. Precision.) – Provides up to 1/2 yard accuracy and 1/10-yard display precision
  • VSI (Variable Sight-in)
  • Rifle Mode – provides bullet-drop/holdover in CM, IN, MOA & MIL.
  • BullsEye,™ Brush™ and Scan mode
  • Range: 5–1760 yards
  • Diopter adjustment
  • Compatible with magnetic attachment system
  • Fully waterproof
  • Built-in tripod mount
  • Posi-Thread™ battery door

 

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters Gift #1 – Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR Rifle Scope – $899.00

Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters - Bushnell DMR

Our number one suggestion on our Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters list is a bargain at the price. Head on over to Mile High Shooting to order one of these bad boys. In stock or not, Mile High has ridiculous prices on these scopes right now. I typically see these priced at around $1450 and that’s already at a dealer that takes good care of his customers. At the Mile High price this scope is a steal. This is an excellent scope for the shooter in your family getting into long range shooting or looking to upgrade his current equipment. This scope features:

  • First focal plane Mil based G2 Reticle
  • Fully Multi-coated optics
  • RainGuard HD
  • 34mm Forged aluminum alloy one piece tube
  • .1 Mil Click Value
  • Locking Turrets
  • Side parallax Adjustment
  • Includes 2″ sun shade

This is priced easily $500 below common prices, even if they are out of stock I’d call the folks at Mile High and see if you can back order one. At this price the shooter in your family will be just as happy to see a printed photo of the scope with assurances that one has his name on it when the scopes are restocked.

Owner and Proprietor of AccuracyTech, LLC. Rich is a Firearms Enthusiast, Precision Rifle Competitor, and Writer. He is committed to bringing readers quality reviews and articles related to the Precision Shooting Sports. If you have any questions for him, please use the contact form on the site.

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    If you guys have comments or recommendations for the list, feel free to add them and I’ll keep it all in mind for next year!

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