Best Gifts for Gun Lovers [$25, $50, $100+]

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So you know your friend, family member, or significant other likes guns.

But that’s about it…

Don’t worry!

Perfect Gifts for Gun Lovers

We’ll help you choose the perfect gift for them…and at whatever budget you want to spend.

We’ll focus on general gifts that any gun lover would want…not something that’s very subject to personal taste or type of gun.

But if you have an idea of what guns/gear they already have…check out our Editor’s Picks for specific recommendations.

Summary of Our Top Picks

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$25 and Under

Shooting Targets

If there’s one thing a gun lover can always use more of its ammo and shooting targets.

Grey Ghost Precision 19 Accuracy Test
Grey Ghost Precision 19 Accuracy Test

Since you might not know what caliber they are shooting (or if you do click here for ammo suggestions), you can’t go wrong with targets that easily show where you’ve shot them.

Ammo Cans

Everyone can use more ammo cans to hold small accessories and…ammo.

Canik Mete 9mm Ammo Box
9mm in a .50 Cal Ammo Can

I like the size of the .50 Caliber ammo can but you can also opt for the smaller .30 Caliber cans too.

There are some genuine used ones out there but I’ve found those are a crapshoot…you might end up with a smelly rusty one.

Tactical Stocking

A little lols for the holiday…although I do *hat-tip* the person who first thought of tactical stockings.  Multicam all the way for me.

I gave bullet cufflinks to my groomsmen as part of their gift box.  Guaranteed to get lots of remarks at the next social event.

There’s a couple variation but unless your gun lover has really large wrists, I would stay away from shotgun shell (12 gauge) cufflinks.

Pew Pew Tactical Shirt

We gotta give ourselves a little shoutout…check out our logo tees right here.

Shall Not Comply PPT Shirt
Shall Not Comply PPT Shirt

Cleaning Mat

Does your special someone like to clean their guns?

clean patch
Clean patch! Ready to move on…

TekMats lets them do it in style and protects surfaces from cleaning solutions and powder gunk.

There’s different diagrams for specific guns so they get disassembly correct…or more generic ones if you don’t know what they are packin’.

MagLula Magazine Loader

Ok…it doesn’t look like much…but the MagLula is one of the most precious things you can have in your range bag.

Maglula Pistol Magazine Loader
Maglula Pistol Magazine Loader

Loading pistol mags by hands suck.

This makes it so much faster and less painful.

Fisher Space Pens

Oh man…I loved these when I was a kid. The claim to fame? You can write upside down with their nitrogen pressured ink reservoir which made it ideal to write in space, upside down, or even in water.

And they are back with some nice gun-centric ones like the .338 Lapua that we had engraved with Pew Pew Tactical.

Fisher Space Pen Assortment
Fisher Space Pen Assortment

And of course more standard varieties…all around $25.

More Fisher Space Pens
More Fisher Space Pens

Magpul DAKA Pouches

Magpul is the go-to company for gun magazines and accessories…

But they also have an awesome line of pouches called DAKA.

I have a bunch of them ranging from smaller see-through ones I use for small pieces in my range bag…

Magpul DAKA, Small Windowed
Magpul DAKA, Small Windowed

To larger ones I actually use to hold my Nintendo Switch.

And of course there’s even larger ones for holding a bunch of mags or ammo.

DAKA Takeout
DAKA Takeout

Whatever size you’re looking for…there’s likely a DAKA pouch that will meet your needs. They are sleek and made out of a rubbery material that’s waterproof and water-repellant zippers.

Magpul DAKA Pouches
Magpul DAKA Pouches

$25 – $50 Gifts

Electronic Earmuffs

If you’ve ever been to the range with normal earmuffs or those pesky foam things…you know it’s hard to hear other people talking.

“HUH?!?” you loudly scream?

Axil TRACKR
Axil TRACKR

These Axil TRACKR electronic earmuffs amplify normal sounds while still cutting off gunshots.  Plus they are comfy and come in a nice 2 for $99 combo.

Favorite Electronic Earmuffs

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

See more in our Best Shooting Hearing Protection article.

Tactical & EDC (Every Day Carry) Flashlight

We bought the most popular flashlights and subjected them to torture tests and daily use.

Tested Flashlights
Tested Flashlights

Our favorite pick for an everyday carry (EDC) is the Fenix PD25 for its compact size and multiple modes.  Check out the other EDC Flashlights.

Rifle Sling

If your buddy has a rifle…go with what we use…a Pew Pew Tactical Edition Flatline Fiber Sling that does everything we think is needed.

Pew Pew Tactical Sling Logo
Pew Pew Tactical Sling Logo

Just the right amount of padding so it’s comfortable but not so thick it gets in the way. And a nice and slick length adjustment system.

Pew Pew Tactical Sling Pull Tab
Pew Pew Tactical Sling Pull Tab

Available in Multicam and Black Multicam.

Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Slings
Pew Pew Tactical Flatline Slings

Cleaning Kit

My go-to cleaning kit with my favorite cleaner and oil combination.  Suitable for a wide range of guns.

All Gun Cleaning Kits
All Gun Cleaning Kits

Even more choices in our Best Gun Cleaning Kits such as the bottom left side handgun cleaning kit.

Accurizing Torque Wrench

If you know your buddy is more hands-on with his guns, this Wheeler torque wrench will enable them to mount scopes and other accessories at the correct poundage to maximize accuracy.  

Wheeler FAT Wrench
Wheeler FAT Wrench

A must-have for any serious precision shooter or builder.

Shooting Gloves

It’s like giving cashmere-lined leather gloves for the holidays…except not.

SKD FDT Alpha Gloves
SKD FDT Alpha Gloves

My favorite pair is the SKD Alpha since it is catered towards the trigger finger with different material and a dual joint.  Oh…and it’s touch-screen enabled.

Check out more options in Best Shooting Gloves.

TRS-25 Red Dot

If your gun enthusiast has a rifle…but no electronic sight on top…

The TRS-25 is the go-to entry level one I recommend that can hold up to lots of rounds downrange.

Bush TRS-25 on AK
Bush TRS-25 on AK

Check it out in action:

Everyday Carry Knife

Everybody can use a handy knife…even if it’s to just slay some Amazon boxes.

Kershaw leek
Kershaw Leek

And my go-to affordable option is the Kershaw Leek.

Super sharp, enough heft to feel quality, fast flip-out, and not the worst feeling in the world if you misplace it.

GOAT Guns Miniature Replicas

GOAT Guns might be the easiest way to get a .50 Cal sniper rifle!

A Couple GOAT Guns
A Couple GOAT Guns

Most of them are full metal and work pretty close to real steel versions.  Check out our full review of their other models.

$50 – $100 Gifts

Everyday Carry Knife

Another knife!

Even if your buddy isn’t into the EDC scene…he’ll love this Delica 4 knife.

spyderco delica 4
Mine’s Been Through the Ringer

Great blade and super easy to open with a flick of your fingers and wrist.

Take my word for it…5 years and still going strong.  More choices in our Best EDC Knives article.

edc pocket knives
Best EDC Knives

Can’t go wrong with a knife…what’s your take?

Gun Bag and Shooting Mat

The Savior Equipment bags are what I use to carry my long guns to the range.  

Savior MultiCam Urban Warfare
Savior MultiCam Urban Warfare

They come in a variety of colors and styles but my favorite is the Multicam Black Urban Warfare.

Be sure to use code “PEWPEW15” to get 15% off your order on their site.

Check out other options in my Best Gun Cases article.

There’s also other options such as their tinier Coffin.

Savior Equipment Coffin
Savior Equipment Coffin

And also Rifle Rack.

Savior Rifle Rack
Savior Rifle Rack

Range Bag

My Goldilocks bag (not too big, not too small) is the Osage bag.

Osage River, Light, Carried
Osage River, Light, Carried

Plenty of pockets for almost everything you need.

Osage River, Light
Osage River, Light

You’ve gotten the guns and shooting mat taken care of…how about all the other stuff?

Multitool

Leatherman’s best selling Wave Multitool is what I have in my range bag.  Enough said.

Wave vs Wave+
Wave vs Wave+

Or check out the Skeletool for something lighter (and cooler looking).

Leatherman Skeletool CX and Friends
Leatherman Skeletool CX and Friends

See more in our Best Multitools article.

Laser Training

Want them to shoot better?

Laser Training Targets
Laser Training Targets

Get them a laser training cartridge (you’ll need to know their handgun caliber) so they can practice and know where they would be hitting.

Then combo it with a Laser Target that reacts.

Handgun Case

Do they have a lot of handguns?

This hard case has cutouts for 4 pistols and tons of magazines.

$100+ Gifts

Tactical Watches

The Suunto Core (Black on Black) came highly recommended and it’s what I’ve worn for the past five years.

Best Tactical Watches
Best Tactical Watches

I love the look and the measurements it can take (altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature).  The downside is that the black on black can sometimes be hard to read and I’ve had to replace the battery every year.

Or for something less tactical…the Casio PRW-3000.  Check out the rest in our Best Tactical Watches.

Weapons Flashlight

The Streamlight TLR-1 HL is my go-to flashlight to put on my pistols.

Best Pistol Lights
Best Pistol Lights

Bright, robust, and with strobe capability.  More choices in Best Pistol Lights.

Electronic Ear Muffs

If you know they shoot a lot…get them the best and what I use…the MSA Sordin Supreme X.

Three Electronic Earmuffs
Three Electronic Earmuffs

 Super clarity and most importantly…the most comfortable earmuffs I’ve ever tried.

Best Overall Electronic Hearing Protection

More in our Best Shooting Ear Protection.

Gun Belt

You want a stiff gun belt that isn’t TOO stiff…and doesn’t give off “I Have a Gun” vibes. Having it quickly change sizes on the fly is just extra icing on the cake.

Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365
Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365

Enter my go-to concealed carry gun belt…the Kore Essentials.

Grab it at our merch store and use code PEWBELT10 for 10% off.

Or do a little more research on it in our Kore Essentials Review.

Kore Essentials Belts
Kore Essentials Belts

Pelican Hard Rifle Case

It would probably help to know if your buddy has a rifle and a crappier case.  

Pelican 1700 Rolling
Pelican 1700 Rolling

But if they do…upgrade them!

EDITOR’S PICK: HARD RIFLE CASE

The Pelican 1700 is the gold standard for hard cases with pressure venting, pickable-foam to fit anything, and rolling wheels.

Gun Safe

My go-to safe for my home defense pistol is the Fort Knox FTK-PB.  

Fort Knox handgun safe
Fort Knox Handgun Safe

It’s what I suggest to all my friends.

Check out my full review here.

Or is your buddy super techy and would appreciate a biometric AND Bluetooth enabled safe?

See it in action:

Vaultek Opening with Finger
Vaultek Opening with Finger
Vaultek Opening with App
Vaultek Opening with App

Full review of the different versions here.

Or how about something tiny and portable? It’s what I use to store away my CCW every day…as well as my go-to travel safe. Enter the Vaultek LifePod.

LifePod 2.0, Camo
LifePod 2.0, Camo

Again I’m a sucker for camo versions. But it’s also awesome and roomy inside.

LifePod 2.0 with VP9 and Suppressor
LifePod 2.0 with VP9 and Suppressor

Altama Urban Assault Low Shoes

Perfect for the tactical person in your life who wants some comfort in their everyday footwear!

The Altama shoes are some of the most comfy pairs of shoes on the market and they boast some neat color schemes.

We have more shoe options for you to consider over at our Not So Tactical Shoes.

I Have No Idea…I Need Gift Cards

Ok, no judgment.  Sometimes it is best to let them choose their own gift.  These are my go-to places for everything gun.

Conclusion

Did that help?  What perfect gift did you end up getting the gun enthusiast in your life?

And if you need more inspiration (or have some idea of what guns or gear they have)…check out our Editor’s Picks.

Tell us all about what you got in the comments!



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