The problem with the traditional stocking stuffers, such as candy and ammunition, is how quickly they will get used up. This year, give durable stocking stuffers like magazines, clips and mag loaders. Most people do not have enough magazines and would appreciate the additions to their collections. They would be able to use more of the range time shooting and less re-loading mags.
You can even please friends who have enough standard magazines. Giving them drums for rifles like Ruger 10/22 would enable them to spend more range time shooting and less loading. Drums and extended stick magazines are also much easier to insert or remove than flush-fitting 10-rounders, especially when wearing gloves. Extended spare mags for their carry guns would give them an extra round or three if the need ever comes up. Since the expiration of the Federal magazine capacity restriction, flush-fitting 12-rounders became available for pistols previously shipped only with 10-rounders. A 20% firepower upgrade for the New Year would certainly be appreciated. Most of these magazines are under $50 and many are under $25, making them affordable presents that would stay with the recipients for years to come.
And don’t forget the milsurp rifle shooters. En bloc clips for M1 Garand and stripper clips for other surplus rifles are always welcome. Sometimes you can even buy them pre-filled with ammo, but they might be too heavy for the Christmas stocking then. And for the modern classic, the AR-15, you can get anything from a 5-round hunting magazine to a bench-rest 10-rounder to a precision rifle 20-rounder to the standard 30 to 60, 100 and even 150 round truly high-capacity magazines to make your friends’ rifles hold as much ammunition as guns do in Hollywood. And these magazines will still be around after all the other stocking-stuffers are history.