November 06, 2017
By Shooting Times Online Editors
Here are some great guns and gear for the favorite shooter on your shopping list.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite shooter? Here are 10 must-have items, everything from inexpensive bottle caps that turn plastic bottles into super-fun reactive targets through quality shooting gear and accessories that have proven themselves in the field and on the range to a high-capacity .380 ACP pistol, a lightweight bolt-action rifle, and a 28-gauge shotgun you just have to check out.
Give the gift of hearing protection this season to all the shooters in your family. PELTOR's Sport Tactical 300 and Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protectors feature proprietary 3M SMART technology that automatically adjusts to your environment and firearm for customized protection. The technology measures the energy in gunshot noise and automatically sets suppression time for reduced echoes and increased comfort. MSRP: Tactical 300 is $149.99; Tactical 500 is $199.99 | www.3m.com/peltorsport
Magic Chef Coffee Maker
Whether you're headed out to your duck blind or deer stand from the house, cabin or camper, nothing beats having fresh-brewed coffee close at hand. Now you can have great coffee wherever you are with this sturdy new coffeemaker from Magic Chef. Made with the same quality Magic Chef builds into all of their cooking products, the Magic Chef 12-Cup Coffee Maker brews a perfect pot when you want it. Decorated with the Realtree Xtra pattern and fully programmable, the Pause 'N Serve feature allows you to pour a cup during the brewing cycle. The 12-cup capacity ensures you have enough to fill your mug for coffee on the go and the automatic shut-off provides ease of mind, when you're scrambling to get to the door on those early-morning wake-ups. MSRP: $49.99 | mcappliance.com
Benelli 28-Gauge Ethos
The Benelli Ethos semiautomatic shotgun is now offered in 28 gauge, and it's the first gun to be chambered for Fiocchi's 3-inch 28-gauge shell. The 28-gauge Ethos has AA Grade wood and an engraved nickel-plated receiver. It is as light as a feather and points like an extension of your arm. Barrel length is 26 inches, and weight is 5.3 pounds. MSRP: $2,199 | benelliusa.com
Burris RT-6 1-6X 24mm Riflescope
Burris's RT-6 1-6X 24mm riflescope is a perfect choice for any AR-style rifle or carbine. It has a 30mm main tube and an objective lens diameter of 24mm. Ocular lens diameter is 46mm. The scope comes with Burris's Ballistic AR illuminated reticle, which has 11 brightness settings, is powered by one CR2032 battery, and has trajectory compensation out to 600 yards. Click value is 0.5 MOA, and the range of windage and elevation adjustment is 80 MOA each. The scope is 10.3 inches long and weighs 17.4 ounces. Field of view ranges from 18.5 to 106 inches depending on the magnification setting. Eye relief is 3.3 to 4.0 inches. The RT-6 1-6X 24mm scope is nitrogen-filled, and it's shockproof, waterproof, and fogproof. Finish is matte black. The scope features an integrated magnification throw lever. MSRP: $419 | burrisoptics.com
Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-497
Crimson Trace Corp. (CTC) now offers the Laserguard LG-497 for the recently released Ruger LCP II pistols.
CTC Laserguards incorporate either a red or a green laser diode within a sturdy and compact housing that wraps around the pistol's trigger guard. They are easy to install and come with all the necessary screws, wrenches, and batteries. Some are offered complete with TUFF Products Pocket Holsters.
Adjustable for windage and elevation, Laserguards feature the company's award-winning and patented Instinctive Activation technology, which allows the laser to be activated when the firearm is held with a normal firing grip. And they are covered under CTC's Free Batteries for Life Program. MSRP: $229 to $329 | crimsontrace.com
DoubleStar Oops! Replacement Kit
The Oops! Replacement Kit from DoubleStar Corp. has the most commonly lost or worn springs and detents for AR-15 rifles and includes four takedown detent springs, four takedown detents, two buffer detent springs, two buffer detents, two firing pin retaining pins, two extractor springs with bumper pads, two selector springs/ejector springs, and two selector detents. It's a great addition to every AR-15 owner's toolkit. MSRP: $15.99 | star15.com
Designed by Sentini Inc., IDENTILOCK is the world's fastest, most technologically advanced trigger lock. Activated by fingerprint technology (with 360-degree recognition) and powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, it opens in just 300 milliseconds (the same time it takes for a blink of an eye). This innovative safety device is not smart-gun technology. It is not a gun safe or a gun storage device. And it is not an on-the-body concealed carry accessory. It is a portable trigger lock that allows up to three authorized persons to use the handgun. Once programmed, the trigger lock can be opened by simply touching the touch pad.
IDENTILOCK weighs 8 ounces; measures 4x5x1.5 inches; and is available for Glock, Smith & Wesson, SIG SAUER, and Model 1911 pistols. It's sold directly by the company and through Cabela's. MSRP: $319 | getidentilock.com
Kimber Subalpine Bolt Action
Available in three action lengths, the Subalpine bolt-action rifle from Kimber has a reinforced carbon-fiber stock wearing a soft-touch Gore Optifade Subalpine pattern treatment. The rifle features a threaded, stainless-steel, fluted barrel; a three-position wing safety; a Mauser-style extractor for controlled-round feeding; and a match-grade chamber. It's offered in .308 Winchester, .280 Ackley Improved, .30-06, .300 WSM, and .300 Winchester Magnum. Barrel length is 22, 24, or 26 inches, and weight ranges from 4.8 to 6.5 pounds. MSRP: $1,701 | kimberamerica.com
SCCY .380 CPX-3
The new .380 ACP CPX-3 is a double-action-only, hammer-fired semiautomatic pistol with a magazine capacity of 10 rounds. The pistol features SCCY's Quad-Lock action, a high-strength polymer frame, a stainless-steel slide, a 2.96-inch barrel, and three-dot sights. Available frame colors include SCCY Blue, Sniper Gray, Flat Dark Earth, black, purple, pink, crimson, orange, and white. It comes with two magazines with extended baseplates, and interchangeable flush-fitting baseplates are also included. Measuring 5.7 inches long, 1.2 inches thick, and 4.9 inches tall and weighing 15 ounces empty, the SCCY CPX-3 is a pocket pistol with a lot of style. MSRP: $229| sccyfirearms.com
Pachmayr Tactical G10 Grips
Pachmayr's Tactical G10 pistol grips are impervious to moisture, weather, and chemicals; provide a secure grip even with wet hands; are extremely durable; and come in two textures: coarse Grappler pattern or fine Checkered. Available color schemes include green/black and gray/black. Current offerings of Pachmayr G10 grips fit the following handgun models: Model 1911, SIG SAUER P238, SIG SAUER P938, Ruger .22 pistols, Beretta 92, Browning Hi Power, and CZ75. MSRP: $44.98 | pachmayr.com
Umarex Big Blast Cap Target Inflator
MSRP: $5.47 per 2-pack; $17.49 per bundle of 10 | umarexusa.com