Did You Get a Gun or Other Gear for Christmas?

christmas gun present

Dan Z for TTAG

We hear the jolly old elf 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 since before Black Friday. So we’re sure lots of you found guns, gear and other goodies under the Tannenbaum this morning.


If you’ve got a particularly big grin on your face today, tell us about it. What did you get for Christmas?



  1. avatar Chris T from KY says:

    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.

  2. avatar arc says:

    Don’t know yet, we haven’t even finished cooking!
    I know TSC had a sale or something on a brand of shotgun shells to make room for another brand. Family picked some up.

    1. avatar 41mag says:

      No comment.

  3. avatar Justin Case says:

    I got a lump of coal & a bottle of 18 yr old single malt.

    Mixed feelings about that but the whisky was terrible in my corn flakes this AM. (J/K)

    Merry Christmas all!

    1. avatar GomeznSA says:

      JC – IF it was good old fashioned corn whiskey it should have been acceptable on the corn flakes………..(or so I have been told 🙂

  4. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    Didn’t get anything new, but we *did* break out the ARs and have some fun conversations last night (comparing configs, calibers, accessories) with extended family during the big Christmas Eve dinner and get-together.

    Over coffee and pie, of course.

  5. avatar Freeport56 says:

    Yes, I finally went high end. I bought myself a Nighthawk Custom Predator II Bobtail. When the rain stops, the range starts…

    1. avatar Kleestyles says:

      You sure did go up scale

  6. avatar PROUD chicano says:

    I got a “tactical vest’. I have no idea what to do with it lol.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      For weddings, of course. You can be the reception dinner waiter everyone will remember for life, and the star of more than just a few photos.

    2. avatar Rad Man says:

      I got one too along with a 10 pack of Bulgarian AK mags.

  7. avatar Scooter says:

    Magpul MBUS Pro set for my Windham flat top, Glock knife and entrenching tool. My wife is the scotch fan here… got her some Dalmore 18!

  8. avatar SouthAl says:

    Howard Leight ear protection for me and an Elftmann lightweight stock for my son.

  9. avatar Wiregrass says:

    Chronograph and a nice pair of binoculars.

  10. avatar Dan says:

    I was a bad bad boy.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      With luck, maybe your favorite squeeze will give you a good spanking… 🙂

  11. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

    I got a $500 cash Christmas bonus from work.

    I can’t decide but I’m leaning towards some sort of night vision for coyote hunting.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

    1. avatar Marty says:

      Think ATN X-Sight with the optional step get infrared illuminator. Got one a d I love it. Can see out to about 300 yards. The price is right in your range.

      1. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

        Thanks for confirming the sense I am getting from reviews I am reading. A local ad has one for 4 bills and I’m checking to see if it’s still for sale.

  12. avatar Dude says:

    Pistol sight and AR grip. Merry Christmas.

  13. avatar Aaron says:

    Got some about to be illegal mags for my about to be illegal assalty rifle.
    Screw Gov. Coonman!

    1. avatar Mercury says:

      Shame you already lost them both in a Christmas day boating accident, right?

      1. avatar Mike says:

        Forget banning guns it seems boats are waaaaay more dangerous these days. Why I heard a rumor that every gun owner in va
        Is about to have a boating accident in Jan.

  14. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    I did not get anything fancy or special.

    I got some rifle and shotgun butt-stock ammunition sleeves, a bore-snake, and an all-brass black powder dispenser for the muzzleloader.

    Oh, and a few days ago I purchased a brand new Taurus GS2 semi-auto pistol chambered in 9mm Luger on sale for $180. It was less of a Christmas gift (to myself) and more of an impulse buy.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      “It was less of a Christmas gift (to myself) and more of an impulse buy.”

      No one better deserving than you, uncommon. I’m in the plotting stages of an AR-platform build now, for another deserving lad, *me*… 😉

      1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

        Geoff PR,

        An AR build — that sounds like fun.

        If you have the time and the where-with-all, you should document it and take photos so that you can share the story of your build here on The Truth about Guns.

  15. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Hogue handall w/beavertail for my Glock 48 from my wife.

    Huge improvement in grip feel.

  16. avatar Aaron says:

    Yes, I got myself another M1 carbine, paratrooper version. Oh yeah, and a sig p365. Oh, I almost forgot, a Sig M17 that came with two 21 round mags and 1 X 17 rounder.

    I’m not the Aaron from VA. I’m the original Aaron!

  17. avatar Darkman says:

    Just got back from the range. 60 degrees here in the Midwest. Got Ammo for Christmas. Much fun had by all. Now I get to spend the rest of the day cleaning firearms. Then again what could be better. Damn I love the smell of gunpowder. It smells like FREEDOM….. Keep Your Powder Dry.

  18. avatar Bill Florida says:

    Santa “only” brought a Ruger AR-556 and 1000 rounds of ammo. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers. It will have to do.

  19. avatar Buff cousin Elroy says:

    Built my dad an ar15. He was extremely happy, made me feel really good. He showed it off to the whole family last night during our Christmas dinner and made my little brother’s anti-gun girlfriend hold it lol. She said “oh my god” then immediately handed the rifle off haha. The fam got a good chuckle from that.

    Merry Christmas to all you guys

    1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

      LMAO Merry Christmas

  20. avatar jwm says:

    Not yet. But I’m hoping there will be some sales after the 25th.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Same. The only thing on my 2020 Christmas list is a Henry .410 axe, or a Henry Mares leg .357

    2. avatar Hannibal and the Elephants says:

      I was waiting for the after Christmas sales (check), and gift cards from friends and family (check that one off too) now as soon as the doors open I’ll see that Santa is bringing a new SIG P365XL.
      BTW, my mother gave me the S & W Model 19-3 357 magnum that my father used to carry every day.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Sweet. I want a new shotgun. I keep going back and forth between a semi auto or a stack barrel.

        It’s tough having first world problems.

    3. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

      For anyone that reloads, RMR bullets has 10% off everything till Jan 2 2020

      The code is Christmas10

  21. avatar Gunfan says:

    Not much for me but did buy an upper for my kid’s birthday in a few months!

  22. avatar Dave Lewis says:

    A hundred dollar gift card at Academy Sports that I can turn into something I can’t live without. I’ve been looking at air rifles so tha card might get me started toward a nice one. Also a new range bag as the old one was disintegrating.

  23. avatar harry323 says:

    The only presents I get are the ones I buy for myself. This year I got a shiny new … food processor! I didn’t have any new firearms on my mind. I passed on all the great ammo deals. I am thinking about a Glock G44 for my birthday though. My first Glock. We’ll see what the future holds!

  24. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Toolcraft NIB BCG,looks good will see how it works.

  25. avatar John says:

    I didn’t necessarily “get” anything as much as I bought what I wanted. From Black Friday on I’ve bought most of the hardware for a .300 Blackout pistol build. This weekend I’m probably going to buy a Taurus TX22 from the LGS. Merry Christmas to me.

  26. avatar sound awake says:

    streamlight protac 2 lx for my 10.5 5.56 pistol with a pair of 18650 rechargeables

  27. avatar Hoyden says:

    Santa delivered a Mossberg SA-28 for one of my children; what are the odds he bought-uh, um BROUGHT it for me?

  28. avatar J gilman says:

    Went to wally world picked up cheap ammo

    1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

      You score one of those crazy deals?

  29. avatar former water walker says:

    Gotta Sheffield multi tool set. And a gift certificate from Cabelas. Honestly got the good stuff myself on Black Friday & cheap WallyWorld ammo😃Wonderful meal cooked by my wife-the best woman on earth!

  30. avatar RGP says:

    No. I got toy airplanes for the 54th year in a row. WHY ME???? And do these people even know that if they’re getting me this stuff they could at least go to one of those places that would build a model of something I flew for a measly few hundred dollars? NO. Adding this year’s stuff to the pile that even includes toy airplane shaped baby spoons…

    1. avatar jwm says:

      You wus a stewardess? 🙂

      1. avatar RGP says:

        Not any more, but I used to be! I’d always change out of the spiffy pilot’s uniform and into the stewardess outfit after leaving home so my family never knew about my secret life.

        1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

          I believe the scientific term is sky whorruh.

        2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

          “please return the stewardess to her original upright position.”

  31. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Got about 5,000 primers, 16 pounds of powder and a bunch of bullets to reload.
    Looks like I’ll in front of the Dillon 650 for a few hours. 😎

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      16 pounds of powder?

      I’m jealous…

      1. avatar RCC says:

        Depends what you are loading. 16 pounds is not much in big calibers.

        Back when 12 ga ammo was about 3 times the price of reloads I bought 8 pounds tins of Red Dot whenever there was a special. Of course shooting 200 to 400 clays per week did cause the “problem”

        No new firearms since November but I did buy out two local shops of all of my favourite pig and goats hunting projectiles for 30-06. 110 grain Game King. Just need to load and use

        1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

          “16 pounds is not much in big calibers.”

          That’s true, and Thomas is an admitted ‘Recoil Junkie’… 😉

          (The one big lesson from my house fire, Tom, is keep the flammables *low* to the floor in the dwelling…)

  32. avatar Longhaired Redneck says:

    My 15yo granddaughter got a Ruger .22 pistol from her parents, and I gave my grandson a S&W M&P Shield in 9mm.

  33. avatar Pants says:

    I received an 8″x1/2″ AR500 steel gong. Just in time to ring in the new year.

  34. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    Another 1k rounds of 9mm + a bottle of Angel’s Envy Burbon.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      *Sweet* 🙂

  35. avatar Ginder12 says:

    Beretta 92X compact with smooth dust cover.

  36. avatar MysteryFro says:

    Pocket pro shot timer with an old dude on the packaging.

  37. avatar Mike says:

    No new guns for Christmas but I did get Howard leight hearing protection a Romeo 5 red dot a new range bag and some paper targets. Oh and an imvite to a friends outdoor range this weekend to try out all my new Christmas 🎁.

    1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

      I totally forgot to wrap my wife’s present of ear pro. 🥺

  38. avatar Wedge259 says:

    I haven’t received a gun for Christmas since I was around 10 when my dad got my brother and I a 10/22 and a single shot 20 gauge. I did get a leather holster though for my Beretta/Wilson Combat brigadier tactical though, felt like a shame to not be able to carry it!

  39. avatar Brent Hamby says:

    I got the MBUS, and a red dot for my AR (removing the scope), and bought myself an XDS Mod 2.

  40. avatar Mark N. says:

    I got a $1000 bonus from work. I spent it all on my wife. True!
    But I bought myself a Springfield EMP 9mm that I have wanted for years. Bought a package with range holster and dual mag holder, a range bag, and five mags. It was on sale as a special at Sportsman’s Warehouse. When I went back after the evil ten day waiting period, it was on an even bigger sale for $100 less than I had paid, and they refunded me the difference. Happy camper here.
    I also bought a Primary ARMS FFP 4-14×40 scope for my AR-10 that should be here in a few days. That will be nice; now I just have to wait until the new range opens in late summer to stretch it out.

  41. avatar WI Patriot says:

    “Did You Get a Gun or Other Gear for Christmas?”

    Nope, bought myself a new phone…

  42. avatar Bruce Pollard says:

    Yep,I got a Ruger super blackhawk 44 magnum with a 10 inch barrel.Amazingly accurate,but lots of kick

    1. avatar No One says:

      Got myself a Ruger Blackhawk 357/9mm convertible. Absolutely love this gun, fires 9mm as accurately (very) as the 38 & 357, butter like trigger. Also a friend called and wanted to come over shoot, along with one of his boys. Spent the afternoon in my backyard range. Was a great day.

    2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      my 7.5″ came magnaported. tames flip and creates nice v- flame.

  43. avatar Chicken Wing says:

    I got BCM gripmod3 vert and pistol grips, streamlight protac wml, a Thorntail light mount, a toolless trigger guard, my first Eotech, some rail ladders, aTroy aluminum vertical grip (i know… Baby killers), my first ever gshock watch (don’t judge me), a high powered laser to destroy the friggin rollpin trying to destroy my lower🤬(a trigger guard pin pushing device) and an iPhone 11 Pro Max with a Pelican Kevlar case I’d never heard of.
    Best gift – carton of cigs in my stocking lol
    Worst gift – horrible Chinese box of knock off survival tools my little ones picked for daddy. My kids have a psychic link to Chinese trash.

    So I’ll install the BCM grips and eotech optic on a new build and aim at the fkn iPhone that doesn’t have an off switch 🤬🤬🤬😡😡🤬🤬🤬 wtf?
    Second best Christmas score ever. I give all the credit to Trump LMAO

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      “a high powered laser to destroy the friggin rollpin trying to destroy my lower🤬”

      As a fellow high-power lased geek, *please* wear appropriate eyewear when playing with those toys – instantaneous, PERMANENT blindness can result…


      1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

        Just kidding, at most I’d take a torch or heat gun to it. I like my peepers. Always wear eye pro. Don’t wanna go burning them out unless Rosie O’Donnell is featuring at the strip club. Very cool that you play or work with lasers.
        I’m sure some drunk boomer who welds in a tank top wearing bifocals will chime in that we’re punks.

        1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

          got uv flashed from 6013 rod when i was a kid, just helping to hold a steel door and looking away. worst night of my life. felt like mr. sandman was pouring gravel in my eyes.

  44. avatar Ferg in Tahoe says:

    Merry Christmas to me!
    Benelli M4 with 7+1, and a Mesa Tactical fixed. Nice mate to my M1 Practical!

    1. avatar RGP says:

      It looks like we have a winner….

  45. avatar The Rookie says:

    Picked up another PX4, and probably gonna be using part of my Christmas bonus to buy my first shotgun next week.

  46. avatar JOHN says:

    An Erma Deutsche Sportmodell 98k trainer rifle in .22LR.
    Best Christmas gift I’ve ever received from the woman in 30 years.

  47. avatar Adam says:

    A new dishwasher to replace the one that died on Thanksgiving day.

    1. avatar Ironhead says:

      Why did you kill her?

      1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

        “Why did you kill her?”

        Guns-n-Roses kinda summed it up well with :

  48. avatar Bill says:

    Got A S&W M&P 40 S&W SIG .357 convert-able. Just found out what the SIG ammo costs. No white box stuff in 357 SIG cal. Looks like another set of reloading dies.

  49. avatar Kevin McCalister says:

    Some action steel targets, a trijicon SRO, and a savage 224 Valkyrie AR with a manfroto bipod set up with a hog saddle…….. now I have to buy ammo, practice and then shoot some yours when deer season goes out! Merry Christmas ya filthy animals

  50. avatar Ironhead says:

    Athlon Helos BTR scope, 6×24-50. 30 mm vortex rings, a vortex bubble level, new mags, and some ammo.

  51. avatar Popeye the Sailor Man says:

    I got another deployment extension. It’s cool, I’ve seen shore a whole 4 times since late April.

    1. avatar GluteusMaximus says:

      The navy always gets a lot of crap from the ground pounders but i bet it’s a very tough job. You live where you work 24/7. Wish you the best

  52. avatar The Cold Backhand of God says:

    Santa brought a replacement guide rod for my SIG.
    Nice, pretty 304 stainless steel.

    1. avatar JJ, somewhere in AR (I think) says:

      If Santa was real he would have brought a replacement Sig for your rod, and mama Santa would have polished your rod while Santa would replace the Sig. That’s how they used to run business before they went all commie and cheap.

  53. avatar RC says:

    I got a “psychology” type book I’ll probably not read, and the joy to observe and listen happy couples for hours. My step sister looked even hotter than usual, and maybe the alcohol contributed but I surely wanted to ram her something good. Maybe I really need the psychology book. It was awesome, everybody pretending to care, the “joy” of this, the fake humility, the “oh look at me, I give a s*** once a year I am a great human being!” People disgust me sometimes, particularly during this time of the year. I’ll probably spend Christmas in the woods next year, with my step sister.

    1. avatar Josh says:

      You forgot to start with, “Dear Penthouse Forum…”

  54. avatar Tired of the bs says:

    Got me the newest fanciest bug salter.

  55. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Not here yet, but .45 gunbelt on the way for my shiny new SAA + holster, waited on the belt until I found one with .45 belt loops, strong is the cowboy with this one.

  56. avatar Josh says:

    My wife is the best. She got me a Marlin 1895 Cowboy in .45-70, the one with the 26″ octagonal barrel. As if that weren’t enough, our friends showed up to Christmas Eve dinner with a brand new bottle of Ron Zacapa 23 for us. Best Christmas ever.

  57. avatar GRAY LITNIN says:

    Wife got me a Keltec CP33. Woot!! Also scored a Larue MBT, KNS anti-walk pins, and a Talon ambi safety from the In-laws!

  58. avatar Dave G says:

    “Did You Get a Gun or Other Gear for Christmas?”

    Yeah, but I had to buy it myself.

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