21st Nov 2019

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Celebrate the gun lover in your life this holiday season with easy gifts that won’t break the bank. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

With the gift-giving season rapidly approaching you may be pondering what to get that gun owner in your life, specifically one that hits the range to train regularly with their concealed carry pistol. has you covered with three easy-peasy gun gifts for your gun lover.


Training and CCW specific ammo make great gifts for the gun owner. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Ammunition is one of the best items to gift your loved ones because it’s sure to be used. Whether you opt for training ammo fit for range days or carry ammo they can pack in their favorite CCW, ammo is the gift that keeps on giving. When it comes to training ammo, some of our favorite full metal jacket rounds are Federal’s Train and Protect and Speer’s Lawman. If you need something a little more cost-effective Federal’s American Eagle, CCI’s Blazer and Aguila deliver for viable rounds in a plethora of calibers.

Gifting a box of carry ammo usually comes with a slightly higher price as hollow points tend to run a little more in terms of cost. When selecting carry ammo, look to popular loads like Hornady’s Critical Defense, Federal HST, and Speer Gold Dot.

While you’re stocking up on ammo, throw in a pack of targets or two.


Spare mags allow for more training and more rounds. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

What good is ammo if you don’t have anywhere to put it? Pistol magazines make great additions to any stocking or gift pile. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, but we don’t know a single gun owner alive who doesn’t appreciate spare mags.

Magazines like Magpul’s PMAG offer concealed carriers the ability to carry more rounds on them for defensive situations while also bringing more rounds to the table when training. Even better, those extra mags come in handy at the range for those working to improve tactical reload skills.


A Maglula makes loading mags quick and painless. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Mag loaders are a lifesaver on the range, greatly reducing the amount of time it takes to load and reload mags, not to mention saving thumbs in the process. One of our favorite on the go loaders is the Uplula by Maglula. Fitting on nearly any 9mm to .45 ACP magazine design, the Uplula easily loads pistol calibers into mags reducing time spent loading. Moreover, the Uplula is small and compact, fitting into any sized range bag and at $40 it makes a great mid-range gift.

If high volume loading is on your loved one’s docket, look no further than the Magpump Pro Mag Loader. Catering to the 9mm crowd, the Magpump does all the heavy lifting — sorting and loading 50-rounds of loose ammo into 9mm magazines. While this one comes with a heftier price tag, retailing for around $150, it’s a gem for those who seriously hate loading mags.

We would be remiss if we left out revolver fans in this round-up, so for those wheelgun aficionados in your life grab a simple speedloader to make range time quick and painless. Safariland, HKS, Tuff Products, and Lyman all make viable options for revolvers that slip into pockets or into belt pouches for quick access.


Shopping for the gun lover in your life doesn’t have to be a headache nor expensive. Sticking with gear staples like ammo, targets, extra mags, and mag loaders will win your gun guy or girl over without breaking the bank.