Last Minute Gift Ideas: Team CTD Picks Their Favorites

If you are anything like us, you have either put off shopping or have some unexpected last-minute gifts to pick up.

Leatherman Style CS Multitool and K1 Light Combo

Leatherman is the biggest name in multitools and for good reason—it makes the best. The Leatherman Style CS is a basic model with six essential tools:

The carabiner at the end of the glass-filled nylon handle clips on to anything, including the K1, 13-lumen mini flashlight that comes in the package. Closed, the Style CS is 2.98 inches long and weighs 1.45 ounces. Both the K1 light and the Leatherman Style CS multitool will clip on a key chain and make an excellent gift for men and women alike.

38” Bulldog Cases Zombie Series Coffin Tactical Rifle Case

It wouldn’t be Christmas—for me at least—without something zombie-themed. Bulldog Cases recently joined the cause and made a line of coffin-shaped, zombie-themed handgun and rifle cases. This 38-inch black case fits your carbine perfectly and protects with a soft red interior. It includes three magazine pockets and a shoulder strap. Bulldog has highlighted the case with zombie green trim, zipper and even zombified its Bulldog logo.

African Blue Wildebeest Circular Star Mat

Looking for that special Christmas gift? The one you are sure your special someone will like, but does not already have? Here is something totally original, but best of all this is a gift that gives multiple times. Let me explain.

Cheaper Than Dirt has found a source for some of the most beautiful animals Africa has to offer. Raised in game preserves, the aging animals’ hides are sold to traders and the meat is donated to local orphanages. All items are unique, scarce and handcrafted, so it varies somewhat in size and pattern. All of these African Treasures have been selected for quality and workmanship. Your purchase will help feed the orphans and support the local South African tribes, traders and craftsmen whose skilled hands and diligent effort protect the animals and environment where these treasures originate. Patchwork patterned star mats contain different parts of the hide sewn together to create an exquisite piece of artwork. Each mat measures about 46 to 48″ and are precision stitched so all you see is the aesthetics of each hand-crafted mat.

Genesis Bow

If you have little wannabe archer give him or her a gift that will last for years. The Genesis bow eliminates let-off on light, draw weight bows eliminating draw length requirements or worries that your young archer will outgrow the bow. The result is a bow that fits virtually everyone, so multiple children can use the same bow—as easily as mom or dad (wink, wink). The Genesis bow arrives set at 20lbs and can be lowered to 10lbs., but stores and releases energy comparable to a 35lb. recurve bow. Plus, with zero let off, it has the holding weight necessary to pull the string from your finger, making it easy to shoot. The Genesis comes in a variety of colors—including camo—and is available for right- or left-handed archers.

Specifications and Features

  • Axle-to-Axle: 35-1/2″
  • Brace Height: 7-5/8″
  • Draw Weight: 10 to 20 lbs.
  • Bow Weight: 2.95 lbs.
  • Let off: Zero
  • Draw Length: up to 30″
  • String/Cable: String 94-1/4″; Cable 37-1/4″

Kit Includes:

  • Genesis bow
  • 5 Easton aluminum arrows
  • Color-coordinated belt quiver
  • Color-coordinated arm guard
  • Two target faces
  • Informative owners manual

Keep Those Guns Clean!

Gun cleaning is one of those chores I tend to enjoy. After a long day at the range, I like to sit on the back patio with a cup of decaf and give my guns a thorough scrubbing. To help with this chore, the Outers Universal 32-piece cleaning kit does a fine job. The wooden box looks nice on my office desk as well. Designed to clean different calibers and gauges, the Outers cleaning kit handles every pistol and rifle I own. Whether it’s a 12-gauge, a .22 LR, or a .270, this kit cleans it all.

Specifications and Features

  • Attractive aged oak finished wood construction
  • Latched wooden storage box
  • Custom parts organizer
  • 3 Solid brass rods for .17 through .270 caliber rifles and pistols
  • 3 Solid brass rods for .30 caliber and larger rifles, pistols and shotguns
  • 9 Bronze brushes to fit: .17, .22, .270, .30, .38, 9mm, .40 and .45, 10mm calibers, .410 bore, 20 and 28 gauge, 10 and 12 gauge
  • 5 Mops to fit: .22 through .25 cal, .38 and .357 calibers, .410 bore, 20 and 28 gauge, 10 and 12 gauge
  • 6 Spear pointed jags to fit: .17, .22, .270 and 7mm, .30 and .32, .35 and 9mm, .40 and .45 and 10mm calibers
  • 2 Slotted patch loops to fit: rifles, pistols and shotguns
  • 50 Cleaning patches
  • 2 accessory adaptors for rifle, pistol and shotgun
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Comments (4)

  1. I enjoyed reading your post Bigmag47, and I agree with your take on it. As convenient as it may be to order online, or as I usually do with a catalog and cell phone, going to the stores and dealing with all the issues you mentioned, plus wondering why the restrooms are always way across the building from where you are, also adds to the excitement. I don’t know where everyone is, maybe clearing the store shelves of any remaining high capacity magazines. It snowed like Hell here in Boomhower yesterday, maybe they’re all out building snow zombies to shoot at. Maybe a lot of ’em just disappeared on the 21st.

  2. I`ll go goodie hunting at the live stores. It`s more fun and there`s alot more stuff to choose from. That`s what Christmas is all about isn`t it? Getting out, doing things with the family, shopping, getting run down by people with shoppers rage scrambling to get that one last box of .223`s on the shelf. Argueing with the other buyers over which firearm is better…the Ak, no, the AR15, no, the SKS, you get my drift. Let`s not forget the “oh crap, I forgot the batteries” now the damn red dot won`t work. Merry Christmas to all! And to all a GOOD NIGHT!

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