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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

by Handguns Online Staff   |  November 6th, 2017 0

Peltor-Tactical-500Peltor Tactical 500

Give the gift of hearing protection this season to all the shooters in your family. PELTOR’s Sport™ Tactical 300 and Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protectors feature proprietary 3M SMART technology that automatically adjusts to your environment and firearm for customized protection. The technology measures the energy in gunshot noise and automatically sets suppression time for reduced echoes and increased comfort. MSRP: Tactical 300 is $149.99; Tactical 500 is $199.99 | www.3m.com/peltorsport

Photo-2-Magic-Chef-Coffee-Maker-MCL12CMRT-Primary_Image-1Magic Chef Coffee Maker

Whether you’re headed out to your duck blind or deer stand from the house, cabin or camper, nothing beats having fresh-brewed coffee close at hand. Now you can have great coffee wherever you are with this sturdy new coffeemaker from Magic Chef. Made with the same quality Magic Chef builds into all of their cooking products, the Magic Chef 12-Cup Coffee Maker brews a perfect pot when you want it.  Decorated with the Realtree Xtra pattern and fully programmable, the Pause ‘N Serve feature allows you to pour a cup during the brewing cycle.  The 12-cup capacity ensures you have enough to fill your mug for coffee on the go and the automatic shut-off provides ease of mind, when you’re scrambling to get to the door on those early-morning wake-ups. MSRP: $49.99 | mcappliance.com

 

Blackhawk-Tuckable-PancakeBlackhawk Tuckable Pancake

Thanks to its three-slot design, this injection-molded plastic/premium leather rig works as a belt holster and as an inside-the-waistband or tuckable rig via injection-molded clips. Clips are adjustable for cant and ride. Fits belts up to 1.75 inches and has tension adjustable retention. Built-in shirt shield adds comfort and keeps sweat off your gun.

{$87, blackhawk.com}

UMC-Range-Bucket

Remington UMC Range Bucket

Bulk is the way to go if you shoot a lot of factory, and now Remington UMC’s line of Range Bucket full metal-jacket ammo—already available in 9mm—has expanded to include .380 Auto (95 grains), .40 S&W (180) and .45 ACP (230). All feature reloadable brass cases and Kleanbore primers. Plus you end up with a handy bucket when you’re done.

{$203 (.380, 500-round count), $113 (.40, 300), $93 (.45, 200); remington.com}

 

Hornady-Rapid-SafeHornady Rapid Safe

The new KP Rapid Safes bring back the keypad feature found on the original. It allows users to program in a four- to six-digit security code, and, of course, the Rapid Safe still features RFID operation via wristband, key fob or stickers. Fourteen-gauge steel exterior and AC power with battery backup (and a manual key lock). Has pre-drilled mounting holes and comes with a 1,500-pound-rated cable. 2600KP is large, 2700KP is extra large.

{$174–$203, hornady.com}

 

Kimber-Camp-Guard-10

Kimber Camp Guard 10

The 10mm is becoming a favorite for those who like a semiauto for their backcountry defensive needs, and Kimber’s new Camp Guard 10 definitely has an outdoorsy flavor. The rosewood grips feature engraving with a mountain vista and the logo of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which receives a portion of all sales. The Camp Guard 10 is treated to Kimber’s weather-resistant Kim- Pro II finish and Tactical Wedge three-dot tritium sights. The heel of the frame is rounded for easy carrying, and the frontstrap is checkered 30 lpi. Five-inch barrel, 38-ounce weight.

{$1,228, KimberAmericA.com}

 

New-IMR-PowdersNew IMR Powders

The legendary powder maker has several new options that will appeal to handgunners. IMR Target is  fast-burning, fine-grained powder that measures like a dream and provides precise loads even in cartridges as small as .25 ACP. IMR Red will prove popular with folks who shoot lead bullets for recreational shooting/training and those who compete a lot. IMR Unequal promises uniform metering and burn speed for a wide range of pistol applications. Look for them at your local gun shop or reloading outlet; you can find data at hodgdonreloading.com.

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Streamlight-Keymate-RechargeableStreamlight Keymate Rechargeable

You know what they say: One flashlight is none; two flashlights is one. In other words, when it comes to essential safety tools like a flashlight, always have a backup. The new KeyMate rechargeable is ultra-compact (2.9×1.08 inches, 0.5 ounce) for easy, no hassle attachment to a keyring or a zipper pull. It has 35- and 16-lumen modes as well as a 35-lumen strobe. Charges from USB sources in two to three hours.

{$28, streamlight.com}

 

Mec-Gar-10-round-Witness-Mags

Mec-Gar 10-round Witness Mags

Having lived in California for many years, I feel the pain of those who live in restrictive states. Mec-Gar does, too, and it’s now offering Large Frame Witness magazines for shooters limited to 10-rounders. These carbon steel mags feature full-size followers, springs and floorplates. Springs are made of Type D music wire, and the baseplates are polymer. And of course they have numbered witness holes. Available in 9mm, .38 Super and 10mm.

{$38, mec-gar.com}

 

Smith-&-Wesson-Shooting-GlassesSmith & Wesson Shooting Glasses

To me, these glasses are notable for two things. One, in addition to meeting ANSI highimpact standards, they also meet the higher MIL-PRF 32432 military ballistic protection standard. Two, they’re offered in full-size frames and smaller frames for women, youngsters and those of us with small faces. The glasses provide full peripheral eye coverage and have non-slip rubber ear stems. Smoke and amber lenses are rated UV400 for 100 percent protection, and clear lenses boast 99.9 percent UV protection up to 350 nm.

{$13, sWgear.com}

 

Hornady-Steel-Match

Hornady Steel Match

Want to be able to shoot a lot of Hornady’s excellent 125-grain HAP bullets through your 9mm but you don’t reload and don’t want to shell out a ton of money? This new Steel Match offering is for you. The load makes Minor power factor, and unlike some imported steel-case stuff, Steel Match uses non corrosive primers. Great for competing, practicing or plinking, and you’ll save about 40 percent over brass-case ammo.

{$28 per 50; HornAdy.com}

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