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Don't Pinch Me: Green Guns & Gear for St. Patrick's Day

Give a leprechaun the day off this year. Let G&A help you make your own wishes.

Don't Pinch Me: Green Guns & Gear for St. Patrick's Day

According to the internet, 2020 is the year American children are creating “leprechaun traps” with the help of their parents. Made out of nothing but school project materials and cereal, traps are baited with Lucky Charms and fake gold coins. Once carefully assembled, this mysterious little top-hat-and-coat-wearing bearded man will read a hand-written sign that states, “Get your gold here!” Dazed by the invitation, disoriented by the marshmallow trail, he enters into a bedazzled paper towel role, trips the pipe-cleaner trap door and spends the evening waiting for the first child that wakes up. And if that’s not a nightmare enough, this miniature cobbler is then required to grant three wishes or be their hostage until he agrees to do so. I’m not sure how many Geneva Convention rules this DIY project breaks, but I’m sure glad all I have to do is remember to wear green. So, on behalf of all that nervous little leprechaun’s running scared on St. Patrick’s Day, Guns & Ammo is helping readers grant a few wishes of their own, and it sure sounds like the tiny cobbler could use the break.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Ruger American Rimfire, Model 8334, Caliber 22LR

This rifle features an interchangeable standard length of pull, high comb stock module, lightweight green synthetic stock and patented, detachable, flush-mounted BX-1, 10-round rotary magazine and accepts all 10/22 magazines, including the BX-25, BX-25x2 and BX-15. It also includes sling swivel studs and is Silent-SR sound suppressor compatible. With a 1:16 twist and weighing 5.3 pounds, this don’t-pinch-me-I’m-wearing-green beauty is available at The Shooting Store.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Federal V-Shock Speer TNT Green (Lead-Free) Ammunition

Hunting in a lead-free state? Check out Federal’s TNT green (Lead-Free) ammo. Offered in several different price points, V-Shok ammunition ranges from the V-Shok Speer TNT Green 22 Hornet ($74.99) to the V-Shok Speer TNT Green 222 Rem ($28.99) and a few in between. Perfect for varmint hunting, this green ammo bullet weight comes in 30 and 43 and are available today for the taking.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Kimber Mountain Ascent (Moss Green)

With a starting weight of 4 pounds, 13 ounces and a caliber of .308, the 84m Kimber Mountain Ascent is a stainless-steel action hero. It’s 22 inches long, has a match-grade chamber, adjustable trigger, reinforced carbon fiber stock in Moss Green, a 1-inch Pachmayr recoil pad and decelerator pad, length of pull of 13.7 inches, drop at heel is .54 inches and a drop at comb of .43 inches. It has a magazine capacity of 4, a Mauser claw extractor, and a front-locking repeater.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Taurus 1911 45 ACP Spec OD Green Cerakote

This Military Green Cerakote Slide and VZ Operator II grips will keep you from getting pinched and it’s their traditional Operator diagonal ball cuts that’ll keep people out of your pot of gold. The VZ Grip’s permanent thumb recess for quick mag changes will keep them all hopping. It has an 8-round capacity, a Novak drift adjustable front and rear sight, grip and manual safety, weighs a nice 42 ounces and has an MRSP of $714.00.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Crimson Trace Green Lasers

With pages and pages of some of the best lasers on the market, there something for everyone here. And you don’t need a ton of money to order one. But hurry up because the LNQ-100G LINQ WIRELESS GREEN LASER SIGHT & TACTICAL LIGHT FOR AR-TYPE RIFLES [REFURBISHED] with a regular price of $429.00 and special price of $172.00 has already sold out. But worry not; there’s other great sales to look for, including the CMR-206 RAIL MASTER UNIVERSAL GREEN LASER SIGHT [REFURBISHED] with a regular price of $239.99 and special price of $96.00. Filter your pages by lowest to highest price to find other great deals.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Hornady XTP Muzzeloading Bullets

Great for both traditional and modern muzzleloading rifles, Hornady’s green saboted projectiles use the XTP bullet, designed for “deep penetration and proper expansion at all practical muzzleloading velocities.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Product features also include 1-inch groups and sabots that do not need any extra lube.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Trijicon MRO Green Dot Reflex Sight

This legendary manufacturer of scopes has a list of green dot scopes worth checking out any day of the year. Each have a MOA of 2.0 and an adjustable green dot, but the differences are in the details — low mount, full co-witness mount, or a quick release mount, they have them all with their signature black matte finish.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Springfield Armory 911 9mm Nitride

This 9mm comes with a 3-inch barrel, a 416 stainless steel, black nitride, ball cut and loaded chamber indicator slide, a 7075 T6 anodized hard-coat aluminum frame with a beautiful Octogrip texturing, and thin-line G10 grips. Weighing in at 15 pounds, 3 ounces and length of 5.9 inches, this beast of a 9mm has an MSRP of $659.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Daniel Defense DDM4 Rail 12.0 — Deep Woods

For just $199, Daniel Defense offers up a whole lot of features that’ll make your friends green with envy. For starters, this rail kit gives its owner limited rotation QD swivel attachment points (located at the front and rear of both sides) for tangle-free attachment of slings, a continuous picatinny rail on top provides the rail real estate for sights and accessories. It’s designed to be used in conjunction with a low-profile gas block on either a carbine or mid-length gas system and features Daniel Defense’s patented Bolt-Up system. With mouthing hardware, this rail weighs just 14.1 ounces and best of all is made in the U.S.A.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Surefire X400 Ultra LED with Green Laser

It’s not often you come across nothing but 5-star reviews, but this laser does, and the customers say it best. “I have this fitted on my Glock 17 G4 with a Bravo Concealment holster and boy does this thing look GOOD! Good job, SF.” “Don't believe all the internet ninja's! Too expensive....Too blueish of a light.....Red is just as good....Etc. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is the best laser/light combo ever made! Period! Perfect beam! Perfect bright green laser! Perfect mounting! No issues whatsoever!” With a white output of a 1,000 lumen and a weight of just 4.9 ounces (with batteries), we’re also big fans of this super compact laser.

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Walther Arms PPQ M2 4 Inch OD Green

The two-toned grip on this concealed-carry, home-defense, duty-use, recreational- and competition-shooting 9mm is more than just a piece of art. It’s ergonomics and quick-defense trigger has earned it a spot on our list as a must-try in 2020. Its interchangeable backstraps allow for tuning grips for a straight-back trigger pull, access to the magazine and the slide releases without any hand shifting. Ambidextrous shooters will also love the PPQ M2’s slide stop and reversible button-style magazine release.


Green for St. Patrick's Day

Leupold Logo Hoodie Shadow Green

A Leupold green sweatshirt will look great any day of the year, so make it yours. It’s $59.99 and comes in sizes medium through extra-large with a “loose fit” made of performance polyester. Even better, this is something you can buy for anyone else who wants to skip the St. Patrick’s Day pinch.

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