As the holiday season rolls around and you’re searching for that perfect gift for the gun lover in your life, Cheaper Than Dirt is here to help. Whether you need that main jaw-dropper or a few stocking stuffers, we’ve got all the best choices for your favorite rifle shooters.
Although you can more than get by with a good set of iron sights, having a nice optic makes things so much better. I guarantee any rifle shooter would be excited to get a new optic. The specific type of optic will depend on what type of rifle they like to shoot and the type of shooting they prefer. If they’re into tactical shooting with an AR-15, they’d probably like a red dot optic; if they enjoy long-range shooting, a magnified scope is the way to go. If you go with popular brands such as Aimpoint, Holosun, and Leupold, you won’t disappoint.
Everyone needs more magazines. As you train and shoot, your mags will wear out and need replacement. It’s also good to have a good stockpile on hand in case of future legislative restrictions. A safe bet is to go with staples, like the Magpul PMAG for their favorite rifle. It’s also fun to get them something different, such as a drum magazine or extended stick mag.
Long days at the range and accuracy testing are made easier with a good shooting rest. There are plenty of great options for all different price ranges and applications. A simple block rest is easy to transport and takes up minimal storage space, but does not provide as much support as a larger rest. A full deluxe rest and bag combo will provide the most stability for your shots, but can be heavy and bulky.
Like spare mags, every shooter could use more ammo. Find your loved one’s calibers of choice and get them loaded up with a new supply. If they’re a heavy range shooter, go for bulk FMJ, if they’re big on self-defense, grab some hollow points, if they’re a hunter, some soft points will do the trick. If you’d like, adding in some ammunition storage takes your gift the extra mile.
Whether for transport, storage, or both, a good rifle case should be on everyone’s list. A good lightweight soft case is good to have for a quick trip to the range to sight in a single rifle. Padding is minimal and so is storage, but it is not a cumbersome affair getting everything together. A heavy-duty hard case is better for long-term use and more expensive rifle setups. It can also be locked and used when traveling with your firearm.
The holidays are fast appraching, but you’ll be ready with this gift guide from Cheaper Than Dirt! Get this rifle shooter in your life the perfect gift this year. If you’re still unsure what on this list they’ll like the most, grab them a CTD gift card and they can decide for themself.
What do you think? What gift are you getting for the rifle shooter in your life? Let us know in the comment section.