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Christmas shopping IV: gunstuff!

Darned shame we can’t buy guns and ammo* on But that doesn’t mean we can’t buy plenty of gunstuff. (And fortunately, many of us do.)

It’s a little hard to come up with a highly targeted list of Amazon gunthings because … well, you know. No two gun owners have the same needs or styles. And many battles have spattered Internet forums with pixelated gore over whether steel is better than combat tupperware or .45 ACP better than 9mm parabellum.

So I’m aiming here to give you some hopefully non-controversial inspiration.

For the lady in your life (which, of course, may be you, Amazon carries concealed carry purses in styles, colors, and sizes to please anybody. Friend of mine swears by this one from Gun Tote’n Mamas (which unfortunately is among the pricier ones).

And for we who don’t carry purses how ’bout a concealed carry fanny pack? Amazon’s got a million of ’em. Well 99 or thereabouts.

While we’re on the subject of carrying gear, don’t forget range bags.

Alice packs

Or those nifty (and not too insanely pricey) Maxpedition Versipacks?

But all that carrying is making me tired. Time to sit down an … reload!

Lee Loaders are inexpensive and good for those who just want to try out the art of reloading. Or for people who intend to handcraft every individual cartridge.

And of course, Amazon wouldn’t be Amazon if it didn’t carry the fabulous Dillon Precision RL550B 4 Stage Progressive Reloading Machine (for you who don’t want to handcraft every cartridge).

Plus, of course reloading components and manuals

Holsters? Check!

Gun belts? Ditto! (This canvas shooter’s bag with belt seems like a pretty decent budget-priced item; haven’t tried is so can’t really say, but it looks good.)

And don’t forget books on building pistol skills, rifle skills, and defensive shotgun skills.

Amazon also sells videos on all those skills, as well. But the selection’s too overwhelming to link to (and an astonishing number of them are in VHS; VHS??? Are you kidding???). So here I’ll leave you to your own devices — whatever kind, caliber, or material those devices may be. ADDED: Not to mention, as firearms instructor LarryA noted in comments, ear protection, eye protection, and gun storage options.

Possibilities are limited only to your time, imagination, and budget and the tastes of the gunowners on your Santa list. Happy adventuring through the Amazon jungle.


* No ammo. But there’s always this Warning Due to Price Increase on Ammo Do Not Expect a Warning Shot sign and ammo cans. Just tryin’ to be helpful, you know. šŸ™‚


In case you missed them:

Here are the earlier Amazon shopping lists for this season:

I. Non-fiction books

II. Warmth and light

III. Maple bacon stuff! (Lots of good stocking stuffers.)


  1. jed
    jed November 24, 2013 6:28 pm

    I still have a VHS player. šŸ˜›

    Some years back, my DVD player bit the dust, and it turned out that the cheapest replacement I could find was a combo DVD/VHS player. I bet it’s 10 years old. I rarely use it, and haven’t put an actual tape in it for who knows how long. I do still have VHS tapes in a box someplace. It’s a bit amazing, yes, but VHS is still out there. Granted, only in libraries and 2nd hand stores, and, I now know, at Amazon too. Gotta be somebody’s old stock they’re hoping might still move. Probably some titles out there that will never be put on DVD though.

  2. cryptical
    cryptical November 24, 2013 8:40 pm


    I’ll vouch for the canvas shooters belt. Own one, use it for shooting league trap. Big enough to hold 2 boxes of shells.

  3. LarryA
    LarryA November 24, 2013 9:02 pm

    Also eye and ear protection, and gun storage options.

  4. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty November 25, 2013 7:16 am

    I got this CC fanny pack from Amazon several months ago. (use Claire’s link and look for it, rather than buying from this link)

    It is roomy enough to hold my .357 or my 9mm XD, with space for speed loaders or spare magazine, as well as a good pouch for essentials. I don’t carry a purse, but it holds enough stuff for me without being big or bulky. It is soft, yet has already taken a beating and seems to be holding up well. Best of all, even my “gunny” friends are surprised to discover it is a holster.

    Only $44. and free shipping.

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