While we already know Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, did you know its earliest known mention came long before its name? The 1951 journal, “Factory Management and Maintenance” brings up the popular employee practice of calling off sick the day after Thanksgiving for a four-day weekend. Although this seems completely implausible by today’s standards, (who are we kidding? It’s completely plausible) we still manage to find time for this morning-bird holiday that’s gained some serious traction for shoppers and retailers alike, taking them out of the “red” and into the “black.” So, in the spirit of holiday power shopping, on and off the well-beaten beaten track, Guns & Ammo reached out for the exclusive pre-Black Friday sales scoop on everything we love to love, but for less.
For those of our readers who enjoy having their carry conceal pistol, Springfield Armory will be featuring their Hellcat Series as part of their Black Friday sale because who wouldn’t want the bragging rights of owning the world’s highest capacity micro-compact 9mm? Also be sure to check out their other day-after-Thanksgiving sales like the Saint AR-15 Pistol 5.56 and the rifle inspired by the shortened “tanker” Garand rifles of World War II, the M1a Tanker.
For those on your list who like the look of a slim holster design for the freedom of a comfortable and concealed carry, then a Crossbreed holster for that perfect pistol is a great choice. And Crossbreed doesn’t stop at Black Friday. They’re offering their great prices and shipping rate discounts for all of our national holiday sale days, so Pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is in order. Really, who doesn’t love a holster you can wear with Christmas Day pajamas?
Pre-Black Friday: Nov 25-28
30% off of standard belts (not quick ship)
40% off of ankle holsters
40% off ARK Bags
50% off reversible nylon belts
50% off pledge hoodie
15% off site-wide
Free standard shipping
$7.95 FedEx two-day shipping
Spend over $90 and receive a free tee
Cyber Monday: Dec 2
25% off sitewide
35% off QuickShip holsters & belts
Around since 1977, this Berryville, Arkansas is taking the guesswork out of gift giving with their “Welcome to Wilson Combat” gift box. This specially curated box is the perfect gift for the pickiest firearms enthusiast. An array of our best logo products, gun care items, and stylish swag have been selected and attractively priced under retail pricing and ready for the pickings. This box Includes:
- Nine Line logo shirt
- Logo hat
- Logo patch
- 47D magazine
- 500-9 magazine
- Ultima-Lube Lite Oil
- Silicone cleaning cloth
- Gun Guy Book
Bond Arms is discounting their best-selling pistol, Bullpup 9, for Black Friday and extending their rebate date through December 25, 2019, just enough time to take the $105 in savings and spend it on yourself. Also featured in the rebate category is their 5-star rated Papa Bear among many others. Check them out at Bond’s website or call 817-573-4445 for more rebate information. In the meantime, here’s a quick sneak peek of what’s to come.
$35 Rebate - Snake Slayer IV, Ranger II, Patriot, Texan, Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Cub, C2K, Mini
$70 Rebate - Texas Defender, Snake Slayer, Wicked Package
$105 Rebate - Bullpup 9
No Rebate - Backup, Texas Ranger, Old Glory, Roughneck, Rowdy, Grizzly, Black Jack, Z-Slayer, PT2A
FN America could not make it easier for our readers and anyone in their family to find the FN lover in their life something to put under the tree. And no need to wait. Today through November 30th all headwear and apparel are 25% off and 10% off everything else in their e-store, including their newest line of apparel goodies courtesy of FN’s bearded double-gun toting FN Gnome. Here there really is something for everyone.
Along with offering some of their top-selling 2019 new product magazines for stocking stuffer prices, Browning has spilled the Black Friday beans with Guns & Ammo editors, giving you, our valued reader, an exclusive look ahead at their holiday sales. Among those to look forward to are the also new to 2019 X-Bolt Max Long Range rifle and the X-Bolt Pro Tungsten. Don’t forget to also check out the X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed. The name says it all.
What do you get the man who has everything? Give Santa the gift of Mossberg’s MC1sc pistol this Christmas, and Black Friday will be the time to buy it for that free matching DeSantis holster. But why stop there? Purchase any subcompact Mossberg MC1sc 9mm pistol and receive the same DeSantis Slim-Tuk holster, yes, for free. You can also check out Black Friday Barrels in their e-store. Santa thanks you.
♪On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me♪…errrr...wait. Let’s try this again. ♪On the first day of Christmas shopping sales, and the week after, and the week after, my true love found for me 40% off all clearance items, 25% off all A.R.C holsters, 25% all outerwear, 25% off all gloves, 25% off all on-gun components, and a cartridge in a pear tree.♪ Isn’t that how the song goes? At Blackhawk it does. One day of Black Friday sales wasn’t enough, so they’ve given you two weeks of Christmas specials to look forward to and there’s something at every good price point, even freebies. Each new day will also bring a new “Daily Deal” that will run for 24 hours only. And that’s great news for those of us who’d rather sleep in on Friday than wrestle the day-after-turkey-day masses. A complete sales schedule can be found on Blackhawk’s website.
Have anyone on your list who’s going on a hunting trip? Anyone who’s expecting, and has already promised, to take down the infamous-but-elusive sasquatch of the deer world? Almost of mythical proportions? We all have at least one person in our lives who fits the bill of hunting legendary hunts, but came home empty handed, and Leupold wants to change that — and for less. Ready for its avid aimers, now through December 31st you’ll find their VX-6HD 3-18x50 CDS-ZL2 (30mm) SF FireDot Duplex for $200 less than the usual MSRP price, and their VX-3i 3.5-10x40 (1 inch) Matte Duplex, VX-3i 4.5-14x40 CDS (1 inch) Matte Duplex and the VX-3i 4.5-14x50 (1 inch) Matte Duplex for $100 less. That’s a whole lot of savings left for those fancy Christmas flavored coffees.