Great Gifts for Gun Guys
Guys' Christmas Stocking
Here's an different
take on an old tradition. Get a new ammo can or box and fill it
with it with an eclectic assortment of items that your shooter will
appreciate. Consider small auto accessories, retro-shaving gear,
handy tools, their favorite snack. Your imagination is only limited
by the size of the box. Top it off with a bright red bow and you've
got a thoughtful and unique gift that will please any gun enthusiast.
Who Are Just Starting
Help them get
started correctly. Practice, practice, practice is the key to developing
skill and confidence. That means time on the range. Make sure they
are outfitted with the proper gear and essential safety equipment.
Here are a few of the basics:
For those of
you who have the good fortune of shooting on private land, there
are many neat targets and devices available. Of course you'll want
to shoot some of the really messy ones such as filled plastic soda
bottles, assorted melons and other fruit and vegetable victims.
But real fun is had when your well-aimed shots hit steel spinners
for instant feedback and great sound. Don't forget a supply of CHL/
Silhouette targets for scoring or customizing as you desire.
Clothing and Gear
Thanks to the
explosion of gun sales and concealed carry permits, producers are
bringing more new products to the general marketplace. Great clothing
engineered for concealment, new and better designed holsters are
all available. Here's a small sample:
Cleaning and Maintenance Can Be Fun
For some guys,
it's a hobby or a labor of love. Having the correct tools and accessories
to do the job gives better results. This is a critical survival
skill too. Properly maintained firearms can be passed down for generations
or sold and/or traded when an upgrade is wanted.
the Women on Your List
everything in this article is intended for women too. However, some
prefer the functional handbag for concealed carry. Although there
are many different styles and colors to choose from, when in doubt,
you can't go wrong with a gift card.
– Can We Ever Have Enough?
Books and DVDs
on training are always welcome. Some of the best nationally known
authors/trainors such as Massad Ayoob and John Farnam teach classes
around the country. In addition, consider a gift certificate for
a CHL class or a private lesson with a local instructor.
LRCers – now and in the new year!
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