I’ve never been sure why we open a set of small presents stuffed in a stocking along with another set of larger presents, but I do know this: stocking stuffers are the best.
For the gun owner in your life, here are six gifts he or she will love to pull out of that big red sock on Christmas morning.
1. Primary Arms SLx MD-25 Rotary Knob 25mm Microdot with 2 MOA Red Dot Reticle
Am I the only one who never seems to have enough red dots? Maybe. But chances are good your gun owner will find a use for this slick red dot from Primary Arms.
The SLx MD-25 is a simple but effective optic ideal for close-range applications. The 30mm tube is perfect for shooters who want speed and a wide field of view, and the compact size weighs only about 2 ounces more than a standard microdot. Plus, the 50,000-hour battery life means it’ll keep running and running and running… and running.
The aluminum housing is rugged, the red dot is night vision compatible, and it comes with Primary Arms’ legendary lifetime warranty.
Shop for the SLx MD-24 here.
2. MTM Case Guard 200 Ammo Box Series
All the powder and primers you’ve been stockpiling in your bomb shelter are coming in handy these days, eh? Reloaders are sitting pretty as ammo prices continue to rise, but your gun owner still needs a safe, sturdy place to store all those extra rounds.
Enter MTM Case Guard and their new 200 Ammo Box Series.
These stackable, 200-round cases have two flip-top lids which allow access to 100 rounds at a time. They’re made of tough, heavy-duty polypropylene so you can stack ‘em high and deep, and a strong, tactile latch will ensure all those rounds stay where they’re supposed to.
If your gun owner tosses their loose reloads in one .50-cal ammo can, these boxes aren’t for them. But if he or she likes to stay organized, you can’t go wrong with an MTM Case (or 10).
Boxes are available in all common (and some less common) handgun cartridges.
MSRP: $8-$10, depending on caliber.
Shop for MTM Case Guard 200-Series Ammo Boxes here.
3. Lockdown Logic Plug
Smart tech has arrived on the gun storage scene, and the Logic Plug from Lockdown is an essential part of your smart safe system.
The Logic Plug integrates with other Lockdown products to automatically or manually turn on and off whatever it’s powering. You can set your lights to turn on at a certain time or turn them on with a touch of a button using the Lockdown Logic App.
Plus, you can connect the Plug to the Lockdown Puck to automatically control your dehumidifier. If the Puck senses the humidity in your safe (or bunker) is too high, the Puck can talk to the Plug and flip on the dehumidifier.
If you live anywhere with high humidity, this is a great stocking stuffer for any gun owner in your life.
Shop for the Logic Plug here.
4. We Knife Banter
No stocking would be complete without a handy EDC knife, and the Banter from We Knife has you covered.
This tiny folder has a blade length of 2.9” and an overall length of 6.52”, meaning it’ll fit pretty much anywhere in your EDC kit. The blade is constructed from CPM S35VN, the handle material is G10, and the knife weighs only 2.86 ounces.
I’ve personally never handled the knife, but after reading C. Travis’ full review, I’ve put the Banter on my stocking stuffer list.
“Overall, I think the Banter is a good EDC blade that was well thought out by Ben [the designer] and meticulously executed by WE Knives,” Travis said. “I like the combination of G10 and higher end S35VN steel for EDC use.”
I’m sold, and your gun owner will be, too.
Shop for the We Knife Banter here.
5. Expo Arms/FCD Extended Single Chamber Muzzle Brake – Dead Air Keymo Mount – 1/2×28
I’ve soured to muzzle brakes as I’ve gotten older. Reducing muzzle rise and recoil is great, but that shot report is the worst—not just for me, but for anyone standing in a 100-foot radius.
That’s why I was intrigued to learn about this new extended single-chamber muzzle brake from Expo Arms/FCD that also doubles as a Keymo mount for Dead Air suppressors.
This muzzle device can be used on its own, and the extended length means it can be pinned and welded to a 13.9” barrel to reach the government-manded 16”. The product description also says the brake reduces noise and concussion and does not direct gas towards the shooter or bystanders behind the shooter. I don’t have personal experience with this product, but I gotta say—I’m intrigued.
The brake can also be used to attach Dead Air suppressors using the company’s Keymo mount. I’m a big fan of the Dead Air Nomad-L, so this brake is a win-win for me.
Shop for the Expo Arms/FCD muzzle device here.
6. Bianchi Leather Suppression IWB Holster
Kydex is great, but nothing cradles a handgun like good old fashion cow skin. If you’re looking for some leather, you can’t go wrong with a product from Bianchi. And if you were shopping for my stocking this year, I’d ask for their Suppression Inside the Waistband Holster.
Available in black and brown, the Suppression is constructed from premium high-grade full-grain leather, wrapped and laminated around a thermal-molded synthetic core. What does this mean? It offers all the comfort and aesthetics of leather while remaining rigid and open for re-holstering.
Bianchi says this holster is ideal for rear-hip carry, as the holster handily attaches to the belt with tuckable dual J-Hooks.
Holsters can be tricky to purchase for someone else. You need to know exactly what kind of firearm they carry, and sometimes holsters don’t fit certain body types or carry styles. Fortunately, Bianchi is great about returns, so even if you misfire on this one, your gun owner can get another great Bianchi product.
Shop for the Bianchi Suppression holster here.