December 12, 2011
Gun guys appreciate the holidays as much as anyone. Of course, their wish lists seem to be a lot easier to (1) figure out and (2) fulfill. Anything related to shooting and hunting is fair game for the prospective gift-giver, but here are a few "hot off the shelf" items that should find favor with your designated shootist. Merry Christmas to all!
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Remington UMC 230-grain FMJ Ammo
In the 'get-them-while-you-can category, ' and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1911, Remington is offering 50-round boxes of commemorative Remington UMC 230-grain FMJ ammo in special packaging. Price: $39.99. Remington
Allen Molded Compact Pistol Case
There's a mountain of gun cases offered by dozens of manufacturers, some good and some not so good. But after checking out soft and hard cases and working zippers up and down checking them all out, don't overlook the new Allen Molded Compact Pistol Case, which features dual zippers and comes in a variety of sizes. Price: $19 to $20. Allen Company
Cold Steel Boar Spear
Just when you think you've seen everything and done everything. How about checking out Cold Steel's Boar Spear, which is ideal for those who insist on getting up close and personal with porkers. Total length is 82½-inches. The blade is SK-5 carbon steel. The shaft is premium ash. Price: $99.99. Cold Steel
Nikon 10x42 Monarch ATB Binoculars
Any hunter who has had his binoculars fog up when glassing the trophy of a lifetime understands the importance of quality optics. Nikon's roof-prism 10x42 Monarch ATB binoculars feature a fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate resin body with rubber armoring, and they won't disappoint. Price: $320. Nikon Sport Optics
Hornady ZombieMax Ammo
We can't seem to get away from zombies. Hornady's new line of zombie ammunition features ZombieMax bullets and can be had in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223, 7.62x39 and .308. There's even a 12-gauge load featuring Z-Shot! Is it possible zombies could be on the verge of extinction? Hornady
Browning Hunt Master VLT 'Mean Green ' flashlight
You always remember the importance of a flashlight when you leave it at home. Browning's Hunt Master VLT 'Mean Green ' LED flashlight delivers 225 lumens and is said to be 15 times brighter than most green LED lights. You can find your way around in the dark and to your treestand with this lightweight, compact unit. Price: $99.99. Browning
Revelation Lighted Hunting Knife
Most hunters have dropped a big game animal right at last shooting light and then struggled to field dress the animal after darkness sets in. Finally, a manufacturer has come out with a solution to holding a flashlight in your mouth while trying to field dress an animal in the dark. The Revelation Lighted Hunting Knife features two water-sealed LED bulbs that'll illuminate the full cutting area in low light conditions. It features a four-inch Nitride coated stainless blade. Price: $59.99. Real Avid
JP Enterprises AR-15 Cleaning Rod Guide
For those shooters who have acquired a modern sporting rifle (MSR), ie, an AR-platform firearm, the folks at Brownell's up in Montezuma, Iowa, are offering a JP Enterprises AR-15 Cleaning Rod Guide that will protect the crown, throat and chamber of your prized AR-15-type rifle. Price: $34.99. Brownell's
Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9x40 Scope
To go along with all those new shotgun slug loads and slug guns, Bushnell is offering a Trophy XLT 3-9x40 slug gun scope that features 91 percent light transmission, fully multi-coated lenses and Dead-On Accurate reticle technology. No excuses when you put the crosshairs on that big buck. Price: $204.94. Bushnell
Champion Traps and Targets Visicolor Zombie Targets
When you start seeing more than one target manufacturer offering zombie targets, you know something is going on out there. Champion Traps and Targets offers a spooky array of 18x12-inch VisiColor reactive zombie targets in a range of scenarios. Price: $9.69 per six pack. Champion Traps and Targets
Birchwood-Casey Darkotic Reactive Targets
Zombie Nation will appreciate Birchwood-Casey's new Darkotic 12x18-inch reactive targets, which leave an easy-to-see white halo around each bullet hole. All you zombie hunters will want to make sure your firearms of choice for eradicating zombies are dead-on. Choose from a spooky menu of scenarios and figures. Price: $14 per eight-pack. Darkotic Targets
MTM Case-Gard K-Zone
Anybody who has ever bought a product from MTM knows they offer quality shooting accessories at a reasonable price. The MTM Case-Gard K-Zone shooting rest adjusts for rifles, handguns and shotguns via a bench rest-style handwheel elevation system. And it weighs less than four pounds. Price point? How about $49.99. MTM Case-Gard
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