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G&A 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

G&A 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

As gun enthusiasts on Santa's 'good list' this year, we deserve all of the best guns, ammo and gear. Great gifts abound at shopping malls and outlet stores, but most aren't much better than a lump of coal in the bottom of our stockings. The only items that put jolly smiles on our faces are those that come from gun shops and help us get on target in style.

So scratch that new teddy bear sweater off your list and take a look at these great gift ideas that will make your holiday go out with a bang.

Liberty Home Safe

A home safe is arguably one of the best investments that a gun owner can make, which means it is an even better gift to give. Available in a variety of sizes to fit any firearm collection, Liberty's line of home safes will protect your loved ones' firearms from theft, fire and misuse. Even better is Liberty's Warranty policy. If anyone attempts to break into your safe, or it is involved in a fire, Liberty will repair or replace it for free.

Price: Varies

Aero Precision Enhanced Upper (KeyMod)

This lightweight upper from Aero Precision boasts all the usual features of a high-end AR-15 upper such as M4 feed ramps, free-float handguard and superb accuracy out of the box. What is unique about the Aero Precision Enhanced Upper is that the rail's mounting surface is actually integral to the upper itself, which allows for greater strength and saved weight.

Price: $149.00

Brownells/Otis Cleaning Kit

This cleaning kit from Brownells/Otis is perfect for any type of firearms enthusiast on your gift list. With over 200 components and cleaning tools for .177 caliber through 10 gauge, this kit will clean and maintain any air pistol or firearm.

Price: $118.99

Bushnell Elite Tactical CQTS Red Dot Sight

This Bushnell Elite Tactical CQTS Red Dot Sight offers a high quality optic at a relatively low price point. With .5 MOA adjustments and a 3 MOA reticle, this optic is perfect for both casual and competition shooting. Included are both flip up lens covers and a cantilever mount — both of which are costly accessories on many more expensive model red dots.

Price: $349.00

Galco Hornet Belt Holster

Galco describes this premium steerhide holster as an evolution of their popular 'Stinger ' model. Designed to allow the user to carry a compact pistol in both the cross-draw and appendix positions, this holster is a perfect blend of comfort and concealability. It's available for many of the most popular compact handguns on today's market.

Price: $64.95

Hornady American Gunner Ammo

One gift that will never go unappreciated or unused is ammunition. But not just any ammunition will do, and that's why we recommend gifting Hornady's American Gunner ammunition. This high quality offering from Hornady features Hornady's XTP bullets and comes in calibers and loads for applications from practice to hunting to self defense.

Price: Varies

JP Low Mass Bolt Carrier

This low mass bolt carrier from JP is one of the slickest BCGs you'll ever lay your hands on. With significantly lower mass than a standard mil-spec BCG, this carrier will lower both the weight of a rifle and the felt recoil. This BCG is manufactured from 416 steel and is uniquely designed to reduce wear.

Price: $214.99

LaserLyte TGL Glock 42

The LaserLyte TGL will transform your brand new Glock 42 into the perfect concealed carry handgun. This accessory is made of glass-filled nylon and aircraft grade aluminum and weighs in at only 3/4 ounce. This dual mode laser works in either pulse mode for 10 hours or 5 hours continuously, making it the ideal gift for the Glock owner on your list.

Price: $94.99

Pelican 1170PC Pistol Case

Pelican cases have long been known for their quality and durability, making them a perfect gift for any gun owner. This pistol-size case will fit many of the most popular handgun models on the market, and with Pelican's customizable foam insert, the case can be situated to hold your pistol and gear any way you would like. Additional foam inserts can be purchased for further customizability.

Price: $40.89

Boomstix Boomdock

The Boomdock from Boomstix offers fast, safe and versatile storage for your home defense long gun. The Boomdock mounts on a wall and holds any long gun, regardless of optics, magazines and other attachments. Access requires either an RFID card or entry of a simple PIN code.

Price: $279.00

Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 w/ Crimson Trace Laser

This subcompact pistol offers the best from two of Smith & Wesson's most popular products lines: the M&P and Bodyguard handguns. This polymer pistol is perfect for the concealed carrier on your list. With the added Crimson Trace Laser, this pistol should be on everyone's wish list this holiday season.

Price: $449.00

Umarex APX Air Rifle

The Umarex APX Air Rifle boasts all the features you could ask for from an air rifle. The multi-pump action and easy-load pellet ramp allow ambidextrous use. This air rifle comes with a fiber optic front sight and a fully adjustable rear sight but also boasts picatinny rails for easy scope mounting. Capable of firing BBs up to 800 feet per second (fps), this air rifle is perfect for both casual target shooting and ridding yourself of pesky rodents around your property.

Price: $79.99

Bravo Company KMR Rail

One thing all AR-15 owners can agree on is that lighter is better. Any way you can help someone cut weight while maintaining functionality will be greatly appreciated. The KMR Rail system from Bravo Company is unmatched when it comes to saving weight on rifles. Made from a unique Aluminum-Magnesium alloy, this handguard weighs in at just 6.3 ounces. That even includes the 2.2-ounce mounting hardware.

Price: $254.95

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