The picture shows a Kimber Solo handgun, holster, car keys, a brown wallet and a Cheaper Than Dirt gift card.

It’s Not Too Late, Get an Instant Last Minute Gift!

Waited until the last-minute did we? Perhaps Uncle Buck surprised you at the last-minute and showed up for Christmas dinner. Regardless of the reason, you need a gift and you need it now! Instead of stopping at the local convenient store to pick from the few chintzy items remaining, buy them a Cheaper Than Dirt gift card in any denomination up to and including $1,000.

Picture shows the compact Ruger LCP semi-automatic handgun.

Five Fantastic Things that Fit in Stockings

I believe you are never too old for stockings. To this day, Santa visits my family’s house on Christmas Eve and fills our stockings with surprises. Did I mention this is a household sans children? Nothing lights up Christmas morning more than a few surprises, even for adults. Stocking gifts don’t have to be limited to candy, an orange, an apple and a few plastic trinkets. This year, tell Santa to leave them a few extra special gifts in their stockings. Here are five fantastic stocking stuffers.

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Top 6 Mini Kits for your Shooter’s Christmas: The Gun Enthusiasts’ Christmas Gift Guide

Growing up at my house it was always about quantity over quality on Christmas Day. Sure, we would get one big gift such as a bike or gaming system, but mom and dad wanted to extend the surprise and fun for as long as possible. Short of wrapping each individual Lego, my brother and I loved opening present after present. Just looking at the abundance of presents under the tree gave us joy. This year, instead of splurging on one overly expensive gadget, why don’t you create mini kits for your loved ones?

Picture shows a blue training pistol with laser and laser reactive target.

On the Third Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me, a Laserlyte Training System

Save Money and Shoot Better with the LaserLyte Training Tyme Kit and Plinking Cans

Experts and professionals agree, shooters should regularly train to keep proficient. Cost and availability of ammunition can be prohibitive to lay people and many may not make it to the range as often as they would like. You can still train at home with dry fire, which reinforces drawing for a holster, speed and muscle memory, but never gives feedback about your accuracy. If you aren’t accurate, then what’s your piece worth? A few pounds of metal?

Vintage picture of a little boy sitting by the Christmas tree holding a lever-action rifle.

Six Tips for Giving Guns as Gifts

The holiday season is officially upon us and if you haven’t already started your Christmas shopping, you have probably—in the very least—started making a mental check of list of what you would like to buy. Giving the gift of firepower, especially to the gun enthusiast, is an excellent idea. 

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30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 24: Winter Prep Overkill

There are quite a lot of adventurers out there—many who brave extreme temperatures to have an adventure of a lifetime. Like the 2,000 plus people who have successfully climbed Mount Everest. Others live in far Northern places—I’m looking at you, Alaska—where no one blinks an eye at minus freezing temperatures. When weather is going to be really nasty for a while, wouldn’t you prefer to have the best winter-rated gear?

White multi-layered dehydrator with a teal rimmed lid and a on a white background.

A Prepper Gift List for the Non-Prepper

I know, I hate the holiday gift lists that come out too early too. However, preppers by their very nature get things done early. So, I decided to put together my own spin on a holiday shopping list for your favorite prepper. In doing so, I left off many of the obvious choices that preppers, hikers, hunters and general outdoors people already own or make such as batteries, compasses and fire starters.

So what do you get that prepper on your gift list that they might not already have?

Game Camera Attachment

Game Cameras — Money on a Tree

During your preseason scouting this year try something new. Grab five or even 10 $20 bills and hang them on a local tree with a nail or bungee cord. Then, come back in a few days, and see which type of bucks you find—brown or green. It sounds crazy right? Yet that is exactly what thousands of hunters do each year when they strap a trail camera to tree with a simple tie down or bungee cord and walk away. We are all guilty and have felt that sick feeling when we went to check our camera and hoped it would still be there.

Laser Lyte Reaction Tyme unit

Beat the High Cost of Ammo and Shoot More

Ammunition is in short supply, but high demand these days. As soon as it is delivered at the loading ramp, the line starts forming in anticipation of when it will hit the shelves. The high demand has also caused prices to follow, but that doesn’t mean we can afford to let our hard-earned skills suffer as a result.