For a lot of us, nothing makes for holiday cheer like something for the gun room. Here we present a selection of moderately-priced items that will be perfect for someone on your gift list. Or for yourself, for that matter. When you get right down to it, Shotgun News is pretty much a big wishbook, regardless the season, with something for every good boy or girl, regardless their ages.
CMC Tactical AR-15 and AR-10 Triggers
There's only so much you can do with a standard AR trigger, so why fight it? Select CMC's drop-in unit that replaces the standard parts with one modular assembly. Choose a standard curved trigger or the straight competition style. It'll fit any mil-spec receiver, and you can specify large or standard pins. It's factory tuned for a smooth, crisp pull that will improve any AR-15 or AR-10.
Command Arms Collapsible Buttstock
The CBS collapsible buttstock from Command Arms has lots of storage for batteries and other accessories. A siderail allows installation of an adjustable cheekpiece or a mag holder. The non-slip rubber buttpad with tapered angle allows for faster shouldering, increased comfort with body armor and a more secure positive shoulder purchase. It sports two ultrasonically welded metal quick release sling mount points in addition to standard sling mounts.
EGW HD Remington 700 F Scope Base
This base from EGW Guns is extended forward to allow mounting of exceptionally long scopes from sniper rifles or F-Class high-power rifle shooting. It fits all short-action 700s, as well as the 740 and 40X. It won't fit Howa or Weatherby Vanguard rifles. It's made with zero elevation for short ranges and with a 20 MOA slope for long-range shooting. The slots run the length of the mount and are to MIL-STD 1913 dimensions.
GaugeMate Platinum Shotgun to Shotgun
Take that bigger bore down a couple gauges with the GaugeMate Shotgun to Shotgun adapters. These easy-to-use adapters can take your 12-, 16- or 20-gauge down to smaller bore without custom fitting, and stay in the gun for faster reloading. These mid-length adapters also feature GaugeMate's exclusive Extractor-Grip, which allow for quick and easy shell removal.
'How to Rebarrel and Blueprint Mauser Military Rifles: American Gunsmithing Institute'
Here is the how-to information you need to rebarrel and tune (blueprint) Mauser military bolt-action rifles: how to remove the old barrel, fit firing pin tips and repair oversized firing pin holes for higher pressure calibers. You'll learn squaring and truing the action, lapping the lugs, bolt stop modifications for a smoother action, how to open up magazines for full length cartridges and many other tasks. The information is applicable to Mauser 91, 92, 93, 94, 96 and 98s, 1914/17 Enfields, '03 Springfields, Arisakas, etc.
Kennesaw Cannon WWII Light Artillery Cannon
Those Civil War replicas are fine, but SGN readers like something a bit more modern. Kennesaw Cannon's World War II replica has a steel .58 cal. barrel and features treaded wheels for an authentic rolling motion when fired! The barrel measures 4.25 inches long, and the cannon has an overall height of 3.5 inches and length of 7 inches. A loading tool included for you to make a joyful noise.
LaRue Tactical Beverage Entry Tool Dillo
So someone on your list is tacticool, all the time? Here's a gag gift he'll really use. The Tactical Beverage Entry Tool Dillo combines whimsy and practicality; it looks great and will screw off the tightest bottle cap or pry up the stubbornest can tab. And who can resist the touch of Texas in the Armadillo shape? It's practical and tactical!
Lauer DuraCoat Shake 'n Spray Finishing Kit
Applying Lauer DuraCoat was never tough, but the new Shake 'n Spray kit makes it even easier. There's no need for an airbrush, you just pour DuraCoat in the supplied jar and use the Preval aerosol sprayer to squirt it on your gun. Lauer even includes a 4-ounce can of TruStrip cleaner/degreaser. You can add a second color kit for just $24.95. There's no excuse not to give your gun the color and protection of DuraCoat!
POF-USA Roller Cam Upgrade Kit
POF-USA prides itself on its roller cam design, which it claims reduces wear and tear on the AR receiver and provides a smoother action. Now you can upgrade your own AR bolt with the POF roller cam and a modified carrier key. Everything you need to install it is included.
SFG-1 Short Vertical Grip
Both combat troops and 3-gun competitors have come to prefer shorter vertical grips, and GG&G caters for them with the SFG-1 Short Vertical Grip. Designed for use with mil-spec-1913 rails, it's ideal for M4 carbines and breeching shotguns. No tools required for installation or adjustment in the field, and it's manufactured from solid black Acetal cold polymer for durability and low heat absorption.
Slide Fire Systems Long Sleeve Shirt
Here's a great-looking long-sleeve T-shirt that will carry you from spring through fall. The R-15 L/S TEE is made from 100-percent cotton with a distinctive design that'll stand out on any range. Sizes: SM-3XL
Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 MOE
Smith & Wesson made big news years ago when it introduced a .22-caliber version its M&P15 rifle, the M&P15-22. Now, the rimfire AR is available with Magpul MOE furniture. Our sister magazine, Petersen's RifleShooter, labeled this rifle its favorite tactical .22, and for good reason: It's lightweight, reliable and functions exactly the same as a standard 5.56-chambered AR.
TUFF 1 Zombie Grip Covers
It's all zombies, all the time, these days, and there's no easier way to jump on the bus than zombie-themed grip covers from TUFF 1. They work on any gun that doesn't have a grip safety, and they provide you a more secure grip and your gun protection against sweat and damage from dropping. The elastic cover will stretch to accommodate everything from a pocket pistol to a Desert Eagle, so one size fits all.
Yankee Hill Annihilator Flash Hider
No one will want a poke from your AR muzzle with the Annihilator Flash Hider from Yankee Hill Machine. The six-sided Annihilator designed is based on the proven Phantom design, and Yankee Hill claims it equals or exceeds the Phantom's flash-hiding capabilities. The six-port design eliminates 99 percent of flash and does not requiring "timing" to the barrel. It's threaded 1/2"-28 and includes the crush washer. Available in 5.56mm only.