Holiday Gift Guide – 2020

Year of Hell Edition!

So, 2020 has been fun, right!? While I’m sure most of us have sat around at home engaging in firearms related retail therapy since mid-March (don’t worry, your secret is safe with us) – Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas is just barely visible on the Horizon. So here’s an early jump on some Christmas 2020 gift ideas.

Note that some of these are recycled from last year’s list because they’re still good ideas, some even better buys this year than last year.

Stocking Stuffers

Maglula UpLULA Magazine Reloader – $29.99

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If you don’t alreadyhave one of these, or know someone who shoots and doesn’t already have one of these – this is a no brainer. Trust me.

Bushnell Magnetic Boresighter – $27

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I recommended this last year, and I’m doing it again, but for a slightly different reason – with the increased focus on “things you can do at home”, this is a good tool for doing all you can at home and maximizing the time you’re out at the range, letting you get a pretty good boresight on a new scope without leaving the house.

Strelok Pro App – $11.99

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Worth. Every. Penny.

So this might be an odd choice for a Christmas list since it’s not a physical good – but getting someone a Google Play / iTunes gift card for this one and giving them the link would be a great gift for anyone who’s thinking of getting into long range shooting. This app is phenomenal.
Available via Google Play Store or the App Store, for Android or iOS, respectively.

Under $75

OSAGE RIVER Range Bag – $52.99

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Available in a few colors in different sizes.

Everyone can use a good range bag or 2. Or 3.


Plano 1612 Water Resistant Field Box – $16.99

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These make great ammunition boxes, among other things.

EDR Bleeding Control Trauma Kit, Basic Trauma Pack – $59.99

I wanted to include something like this in the list – and this particular one is an update to one I included last year. If anyone with more experience using this stuff has any better suggestions in this price range, let me know!


For People You Really Like

MagnetoSpeed Barrel Mounted Chronograph – $179

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If you’ve seen my review, you already know why I recommend one of these for anyone getting into long range / PRS, esp. if you’re going to work up your own loads. This thing has been indispensable.

and on that note…

Lee Precision Breechlock Challenger Kit – $199.99

We all know that getting our hands on ammunition lately has been a bit of an issue. This is the workaround.

or, the upgrade –

RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Kit – $602.99

The Lee kit is much cheaper, but is definitely the “get your feet wet” setup. This is what you want when you’re serious about it.

Caldwell Precision Shooting Rest – $98.99

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Caldwell makes more than just sandbags for shooting rests. This is a nice middle ground between nothing and a full lead sled rig.

LaserLyte Laser Trainer – $94.99

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So these are pretty neat – works like a snapcap, but flashes a laser point roughly where the point of impact would be – granted there are more expensive options with more features, but for the price, and following the 2020 theme of “stay indoors” – these are pretty neat. You can also get some accessories for it.

Sig BDX Combo Kit – $1399.99

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I’ll take one too, if you would.

Repeating from last year – here’s the crown jewel of the list. If you’ve got someone you really want to make smile, this is an awesome piece of kit for the money. I could probably spend a whole article on this one and what it can do, but go check it out. Also worth noting, while the price has actually went UP since last year (as has most things on this list) the list price here on this one is $1679.99, get it while it’s hot!

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