It’s that time of the year again, y’all: people are bringing fir trees indoors, kids are doing their best to hide their shifty behavior, parents are already dreading Christmas break, and Sootch is back with his epic annual holiday gift guide!!
Whether you or your favorite gunny guy or gal are in the market for a handgun, long gun, or an assortment of accessories this holiday season, we’ve got ya covered with the best options for a gift that is sure to please.
First up this year: HANDGUNS
TAURUS TX22 COMPETITION SCR HANDGUN
The TX22 Competition SCR (Steel Challenge Ready) is the next iteration of Taurus’ standout .22LR semi-auto handguns. Taurus revisited the TX22 platform with a Target model variant of the TX22 competition designed specifically to compete in Steel Challenge.
A TandemKross Game Changer PRO squared compensator adds weight for better gun balance and accuracy. It also redirects a portion of propellant gases to counter recoil and unwanted muzzle rise. The compensator vents gases at dual 45° angles for better visibility and control, as well as keeping your red dot lens clear of any gases or debris.
THE HOLOSUN P.ID
The P.ID is a compact and powerful pistol-mounted white light designed for Positive IDentification of threats in low or no light conditions. Holosun’s P.ID attaches to any handgun with a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny accessory rail and includes adapters for universal compatibility. P.ID housings are milled from 7075 aluminum and anodized for durability.
The P.ID features 1000 lumens and 23,000 candelas on high mode with up to 60 minutes of battery life on low mode. P.ID is powered by a flat top, 18350 battery (included) and can be recharged without removal using the included USB magnetic charging cable.
- CNC 7075 Aluminum Housing
- Black Anodized Finish
- Universal Pistol/Rail Mount
- 1000 / 300 Lumen
- 28000 / 13000 Candela
- 3.2” x 1.2” x 1.4”
- 5.5 oz.
- Rechargeable 18350
- IPX8 water and dust resistance rating
- MSRP: $124.99
ARMSCOR ROCK ISLAND ARMORY STK100 HANDGUN
Striker-fired pistol fans, rejoice! The STK100 handgun boasts an aluminum grip that adds just enough weight to reduce felt recoil while still being comfortable to carry all day. This 9MM 17-round gem has a textured grip angled like a 1911 grip to give you greater control. With a patent-pending frame designed for durability, this pistol has all the advantages of metal for the price of a polymer!
LENGTH: 7.91 INCH / 201 MM
WIDTH: 1.25 INCH / 32 MM
HEIGHT: 5.16 INCH / 131 MM
WEIGHT: 1.80 LBS / 0.82 KG
FRONT SIGHT: TENON CUT W/ RETAINING SCREW
REAR SIGHT: FIXED INTEGRATED ON OPTIC COVER PLATE
GRIPS: ALUMINUM (INTEGRATED ON FRAME)
FINISH: BLACK ANODIZED
TRIGGER PULL: 3.0 – 7.0 LBS
PURPOSE: PERSONAL PROTECTION, RECREATIONAL SHOOTING
PALMETTO STATE ARMORY JAKL
The JAKL platform is built around a 6105 monolithic upper receiver designed to be compatible with any Mil-Spec AR-15 lower receiver. Its buffer system is fully captured in the upper receiver which conveniently shortens the overall length of the firearm. Completed with a rear Picatinny stock adapter, which allows for a side-folding brace to be securely attached to the firearm.
The PSA JAKL features a long-stroke piston design with a Carpenter 158 bolt and 4340 carrier that are an AK/AR hybrid. With an ambidextrous charging handle, shooters can easily change positions, making it the perfect gift for anyone on your list!
The toolless 4-position gas block feature offers the ability to quickly adjust your gas block by hand when needed. Field stripping and removal of the JAKL carrier, recoil assembly, and sled assembly can all be done without tools for easy cleaning.
STREAMLIGHT WEDGE® SLIM EVERYDAY CARRY FLASHLIGHT
Is there any better stocking stuffer or bonus gift than a high-quality torch? The Wedge is a compact, high-performance EDC light designed for clean pocket carry. It’s outfitted with an intuitive rotating thumb switch that provides tactile control over the constant-on and THRO® (Temporarily Heightened Regulated Output) modes.
Made of rugged anodized aluminum with a waterproof USB-C port, the Wedge balances durability with performance. Pair it with your everyday carry handgun, a trusted blade, and a quality holster to bring your EDC to the next level!
- Features two lighting modes: Constant ON and THRO® (Temporarily Heightened Regulated Output) mode for maximum brightness
- 300 lumens; 69m beam; runs 3 hours
- THRO®: 1,000 lumens; 110m beam; 35 second burst
- Thin, ergonomic design fits comfortably in your hand and provides a clean pocket carry
- Grooved for a sure grip
- Rotatable switch with battery level indicator
- Deep carry pocket clip attaches on either side of light
- USB-C rechargeable
- Lithium polymer battery charges in 3 hours
- Durable, anodized aluminum construction; polycarbonate lens
- IPX7 waterproof to 1m; 1m impact resistance tested
- 5.46” (138.7 mm); 3.3 oz. (93.5g)
- Limited lifetime warranty
There are no shortage of options when shopping for a handgun or accessories but with these solid suggestions, any shopper will be able to find a quality gift for every special person on their list!
*If you’re buying a handgun for someone special this holiday, please review these great reminders from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) before completing your transaction!
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