We hear Santa was awfully busy last night, putting plenty of ballistic goodies under trees for all the really good boys and girls. The little elves at the FBI have been working their busy little fingers to the nubs doing background checks ever since Black Friday. If you’ve got a particularly big grin on your face today, what did you get?

137 Responses to Question of the Day – What Did You Get for Christmas?

    • Nice! I’m a CZ junkie myself. I replaced springs in my 1995 manufactured CZ 75 (non B) last night. It’s like a new gun now. I can’t wait to shoot it this week.

  1. 5″ Smith & Wesson 1911 E-Series pistol, 500 rounds of .45ACP, and a gorgeous black leather DeSantis Speed Scabbard. All were gifts from me to me, because if you can’t be good to yourself, you’re no good to anyone.

    I put all of the above to work at the range the day I got ’em.

    • G40 mos from me to me. Dad got me a vortex venom for it. Now if santa would bring me a hog to test it out on or a box of buffalo bore id be all set.

  2. exactly what I asked for, Weaver K6 to replace the BS simmons that came with my 700. Maybe this thing really will shoot, I’ll find out tomorrow.

  3. I got a Smith and Wesson Victory 22 and a big pile of 22lr of different flavor for Chanukah! Won’t be able to go to the range for a while though, 🙁

  4. A real nice AR15 from bear creek

    thanks Governor moonbeam (if its) Brown ( flush it down!)

    you signed a bill, that sold more AR’s in the shortest time—-then Fing EVER!
    my local gun deal loves you!

  5. A Streamlight TLR-2 HL-G light laser for my home defense carbine. 800 lumens and a green laser, it”s awesome!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. An old school Seiko analog watch and a black basket weave ranger belt, black leather holster and black leather cuff case for my old school Charter Arms .44 special Bulldog. I’ve got an Indiana Jones fedora to complete the package. You’ve got to have fun.

  7. A can of LC Federal M193 in stripper clips, and a chronograph. I seem go have a bunch of nonstandard length barrels, ’bout time I had a way of discovering velocities. Of course, I may sell it in a year, once I’ve gotten my answers!

  8. I got a Leupold VX-R Patrol 1.25×4 scope with red dot recticle, the Mrs. got a Sig P938 and I got back a beautiful Series 70 custom Commander that Tim Thompson of Bills Custom Automatics built for me over 20 years ago. Darn good Christmas.

  9. Thanks to TTAG and some other Second Amendment friends who pointed out great Black Friday sales, I got a nice set of stuff to fill my friends’ tactical Christmas stockings from last year. Each got a brand-new SOG Scout knife with leather sheath, a chunk of their most-used ammo and a shot glass made from a genuine, once-fired, 30mm shell fired from an A-10 Warthog and engraved with a profile of the A-10.

    I got the same thing I’ve gotten for 20 years or more: ice-cold beer in a double-wall stainless steel mug, good company and home-cooked food. This year it was a roast, very nice.

    Now I’m off to watch my favorite Christmas movie: Die Hard. God bless and keep you all.

  10. My father came home yesterday alive and well after being in the hospital with a life-threatening infection.

    Thanks, Santa….I got everything I wanted.

    • Keep the receipt…you’ve got 30 days if you change your mind.

      I kid. Congratulations.

      (But seriously, buy a couple more guns before the big day.)

    • Remember, after upgrading from fiancé to wife it is not a simple do it yourself uninstall. Any uninstall will require a technician, an expensive one.

      Seriously, Congratulations!

    • I bought an engagement ring in December of 1975. We were married in June of 76 – who has a Bicentennial marriage license? – and celebrated our 40th anniversary last June. Marge is a saintly woman because she puts up with my shite. That was the best Christmas present I could ever hope for and I wish you the best. God bless

  11. Needed a new gun, talked to the wife about it, she said go get it and got a S&W SD9 VE. Feels great in the hand and shoots well. Does need an APEX trigger kit though. Talked myself out of the M&P 9 Shield ’cause of the single stack mags. 16 +1 and 16 more is way better. Also a DeSantis cloak tuck type IWB holster. 🙂

    • I tried a SD9VE when I was shopping for a full size 9 & thought that it had just about the worst trigger ever. Got a Ruger 9E, trigger was fabulous right out of the box & gun is crazy accurate. Feels so superb, like it is like an extension of your hand.

  12. Got a nice Ted Blocker Yaqui slide holster for my lightweight commander.
    And, a great cook book. “Buck, Buck, Moose” by Hank Shaw.

  13. A cold.
    We’re celebrating Xmas on New Years. It’s the only day we can get everyone together. It’s all about family and the actual day isn’t as important.

  14. The only things that were remotely gun related were a 5.11 pack and a dual fuel Streamlight. Oh, and 8 pounds of Ramshot Silhouette (but that was from Santa…how does he know?).

    Gave an AR and an Uplula.

  15. The tax stamp on my 7.62×39 krink finally cleared. Paid for a year ago and the stamp took eight months. I finally get to play with my Christmas present from last year.

    • Nice! I was hoping Santa would email me my stamp for the blackout SBR I’m building, but no dice. Looking 1-2 wewks, based on the info on NFA tracker…maybe Cpuid will send me something for Valentine’s day. Santa did, however, pay the Balance due on my GAP 10 g2 with Vortex gen ‘ll HD scope, so was a good year. Merry Christmas everyone!!

  16. A Henry AR-7 US survival rifle. My wife said I couldn’t open the box until Christmas morning!
    It sat under the tree for two weeks.

    • Momma bought me one last year. Bass Pro threw in a 325 round box of 22s which were probably worth more than the gun at the time. A great little rifle and I always wanted one since I saw James Bond shoot down a helo in From Russia With Love. Mine likes CCI Stingers which are available again since the Wicked Witch has died.

      • I’m taking it to the range tomorrow. I’ve got five different brands of 22 ammunition to try out.
        I love Christmas time!

      • I finally got to the range. It shoots great and is very accurate. It is a great investment. I got it because it’s light weight and easy to conceal.

  17. A Berry’s vibratory tumbler from my father-in-law. Pretty excited to be able to tumble more than 20 pieces of brass at a time in the old, quite small rock tumbler I’ve been using.

    • Love my supertuck. Got on for my Glock 19 and 1 for my Ruger LC9S Pro. Wear one or the other every day. Gave shotgun shell can sleeve and 100 rounds .22 LR for all who have .22’s.

  18. Gave: Tuppaware to my dog, he likes to carry his food to the garden (1/4th mile away) to eat and since hes raw fed, hes not eating on the floor! Also, cash, chocolate, cooking gear (for the ladies), bullets and fresh ground coffee to the men. Everyone was on a $20 budget so I had to maximize the value.

    Received: annual ornament, two sweaters, multiple deodorants (hint maybe?), bit of cash/PM from parents and grand parents, a pizza stone! a ceramic frying pan, and an anti-allergen pillow. I have government barracks to thank for allergies, looking at you Mackie Hall (Hawaii 3/3).

    Gave myself two neat little glazed colored stone ashtray/coinholder/plant pot/whatever, I found in Hallmark. Made in the USA and they were fairly inexpensive for Hallmark…

  19. Another black powder revolver in .44 cal plus a spare cylinder. Opened the cylinder first, not knowing what it was. Then I was on a mission to find the right sized present that held the revolver.

    Total surprise gift from the wife.

    Birthday was few days before Christmas and got ammo and 5 hours of range time.

  20. My sister became a gun owner – got a glock 19. I have plenty (though never enough) so nothing new for me, but helping convert non gun owners is a Christmas gift of its own!

  21. Burris AR-332 3x prizm scope with a rebate for a free fastfire 3. Hopefully it won’t take 6 months for it to get to my door step.

    • Nice. The AR-332 is a solid piece of kit. Mine is awesome, and you can’t beat the price for the function/quality.

  22. No gun, but got a sweet Zero Tolerance 0566BW knife. But who knows, might pick up some ammo if weather holds up to do my dad’s annual birthday winter shoot.

  23. 3K rounds 5.56 62 gr green tip
    2K rounds 9mm
    1K rounds 45 ACP
    I’ll have to admit….those were all bought 2 days before the election….just in case that c$@t won.

    $1500 of various bourbons….delicious!

    Merry Christmas!!!

  24. No ballistic goodies for me. But my daughter got 400 rounds of .45 fmj to feed her FNX and my son got an AR-10 stripped lower. All I got was the tee shirt! But I did buy myself a Pietta 1860 Colt Army clone and new imitation ivory grips for one of my 1873s (that I won’t see for three months). (I gave the grips a fresh coat of Tru-Oil to tide me over until then.)

  25. My birthday is 2 days before Christmas and I receive money from my now deceased grandma from an annuity she set up for all in the family. I put a bit more with it and bought myself a Taurus g2 Millennium. I wanted a smaller gun to carry than my Springfield XD. Plus my wife will have something to shoot when we want to go together.

  26. Niece got me some custom grips for my 1911. Grips are engraved with Psalm 82:4 on one panel and a Celtic Cross on the other.

  27. Matching pair of His and Hers Beretta PX4 Storm full size 9mm pistols, plus Santa brought me a Taurus Judge in .410/.45LC.

  28. Extended slide stop, tritium sights, and an Aliengear holster for my Glock 19. 100 rounds of 9mm. 500 FMJBT .308 projectiles. Graduate level textbook, “Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition”. Pretty good haul.

  29. Lets see, newborn daughter, my three year old daughter got 400 rounds of 22lr, i also got 400 rounds of 22lr, and i got a box of 500 62gr hornady 223 projectiles to meet my press in the very near future

  30. My favorite son in law bought our daughter a Browning 1911 style 22 pistol. She loved it. Her mother loved it and wants one ? So its now on the buy list ? Did i mention he is our Favorite son in law!

  31. A clean bill of health and clean CT scan from my oncologist. Oh, and a DPMS G2 Recon with Viper HST 4-16, and a Girsan/Zenith MC28 9mm

  32. $200 gift card to Amazon I just spent on shotgun reloading gear and $50 to Cabela’s that’s going to become primers and powder.

  33. I got a lump of coal. But at least it wont shoot me in the ass if I drop it, like a Taurus. And if I throw it at a home invader theres alot better chance I will hit them with the coal.

  34. Finished the retrofit of upgrades on my 1945 Remington Rand 1911A1, (don’t gasp guys…the collector value was already shot, which was why this gun was chosen…), which is now a splendid combination of “Old School and Creature Comforts”, and will forever give me the pleasant reminders of the ” Rand” I carried on active duty, without the painful hammer bite…also has s classy “Battleworn” Cerakote finish…oooh, yeah…

  35. Absolutely nothing as usual! Kind of normal when the people around you are completely selfish and it’s a great indicator of a lack of worth to loved ones! At 50, I don’t see a change ever happening!

  36. SR-556 Take down model and the 300 BLK barrel to go with it. I tried it out with my 5.56 YHM suppressor at my home range. Very sweet. I suppose I will have to get an additional one for the 300BLK, next year’s list….

  37. Wife got a Sig 238 Blackwood for her first gun, mother-in-law gave me a $50 gift card for my local range/bar, and I gave myself a 80%Arms lower&jig and a PSA 16″ stainless kit for my first AR.

    Not the most ballistic of Christmases, but a fun one nonetheless.

  38. I got a set of Leupold 10×50 BX-3 Mojave binoculars. I guess I’ll be gifting my buddy my old 7×35 Bausch and Lombs…

  39. I got a KelTec SU-16B rifle… another one of George Kellgren’s genius designs that looks like a cheap Chinese toy. But it’s a packable, Cali-legal 5.56 rifle! Features include foldability, AR bolt and sight, AK long piston kindasorta, and the satisfaction of bringing an AR/AK mashup designed by the Tec-9 originator (which started all this “assault rifle” garbage…) into California. Loading it with M855 just because “ban it!” Fyall ha

    And, Santa brought me 2 plum mags and a black one… all triangle-arrow Izhmash surplus. So cool.

    Merry Christmas, God Jul

    New Years’s Wish… National Reciprocity. Just Nike it.

  40. I got the same thing I got last year; Jack.

    Shit, that is.

    Well, at least the company gave us all a little Christmas stipend. At the company Christmas luncheon.

    Wait, what? Oh. No they didn’t. Do either.

    Well, at least all the salary folks got to leave early on Friday and enjoy a beer and company together before heading home.

    Huh? Oh. That was some other company.

    Merry Christmas! I did watch Bad Santa again yesterday. Which was great.

    • If you can hide $50 a month someplace in your bank account or under your mattress or where ever. Next year at this time you’ll have $600 which will buy you a pretty nice pistol or long gun. I try to hide enough money to buy myself one good gun a year. The wife doesn’t notice it – she thinks that the guns in my safe reproduce on their own and produce offspring.

  41. Absolutely nothing gun related. A vest from Eddie Bauer that’s no where near as good as the Arc’Teryx one I already have, some hiking socks, sugar free gum… but the food made up for that nonsense.

    Knowing this would happen I got myself a Remington 700 in .243 Win, a tricked out McMillian A-5 stock (on order), bipod that I scavved off my other .243 rifle and a Vortex Viper HS-T 6-24×50 scope with the VMR-1 MRAD reticle. If Santa Trump provides us the HPA in decent time I’ll put a can on that this spring or summer too.

    Oh, and while I was out of state I got some stuff I can’t buy around here. Hopefully I don’t actually need that big-ass bottle of oxytetracycline…

  42. First, the photo in the blog is stupid as hell. There is clearly a fireplace not being used yet the TV has the Yule Log burning channel on showing a fireplace.


    I got a CZ 527M in 7.62x39mm

  43. Ruger Redhawk, 5.5″ barrel, .44 Magnum plus a couple of hundred rounds to play with. It was from me, to me and I unwrapped it a few days before Christmas…… Knowing it was tucked away snug in the safe made the crushing disappointment of opening socks/deodorant/chocolate much more bearable!!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

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