Question of the Day: What Gun Stuff Did You Get for Christmas?

Smith & Wesson R8 (courtesy

I got a Performance Center M&P R8 revolver for Christmas! It’s a T&E gun sent from the company that self-identifies as American Outdoor Brands (the artist formerly known as Smith & Wesson). So I don’t own it. But the joy of shooting is the thing, and I’ve been wanting to send lead downrange with this gun for at least a year. What’djuget, gunwise for Xmas?


  1. avatar How_Terrible says:

    I ordered a SKS from Classic Firearms. Hopefully it will arrive at my FFL within the next week or so, but I think I will wait until it warms up a bit before going out to shoot it. For some reason going out to the range when it is less then 15° and the winds are blowing at 15 -20+ MPH just does’t appeal to me.

    1. avatar Chadwick says:

      The sks should be approved for said temperatures. In fact they should thrive in such reasonable temps. Reasonable compared to Siberia.

      1. avatar How_Terrible says:

        I am certain that the SKS will do just fine in the cold. Me, not so much. I like being warm.

      2. avatar anaxis says:

        Da, is normal. Heat for SKS make her loose and noisy, like Odessa whore, or imperialst woman.

    2. avatar ironicatbest says:

      I don’t like target shooting in the cold either. A bad day shooting is better then a great day at work . MERRY CHRISTMAS.

      1. avatar Tooele Utard says:

        I couldn’t resist a strike eagle 1-8x with mount for $250.00 so I bought it an 5k rounds of .22 for $250.

  2. avatar Woody from NY says:

    Man up. It will be 5 degrees here tomorrow. I’m duck hunting in the morning and shooting my new cz 527 7.62 x 39 in the afternoon. It’s not pleasant but it’s good to know how u and your equipment perform in all weather. I already know my benelli sbe2 can handle the cold and wet just fine

    1. avatar How_Terrible says:

      Oh hell no. I live in Iowa with a seemingly endless supply of wind and flat coverless land. Right now it is 3° outside which isn’t to bad. But with the wind it feels like:

    2. avatar adverse5 says:

      I don’t hate ducks enough to hunt them.

  3. avatar John says:

    Mossburg Shockwave in 12ga. Can’t believe how short this thing is.

    1. avatar adverse5 says:

      Always wanted a fire arm shorter than my pecker. Yeah, I know, but I always wanted to say that….

  4. avatar MamaLiberty says:

    Nothing gun related at all. But let’s see… I woke this morning to a new snowstorm. We need the moisture so I’ll count that as a gift. I don’t celebrate “christmas” myself, but usually buy something nice for my birthday in Sept. and count it all good. I’m double dipping this year, however, since after breakfast I found one of my important space heaters broken and ordered a better, new one from Amazon. Amazing, isn’t it. Ordered when I’m snowed in, on Christmas and will get it by the 5th of January. If there is not too much snow for the UPS folks to get up my hill, of course.

    Could have used an elf or two to help bring in firewood today. But such is life.

    1. avatar Art out West says:

      We’ve got a fresh blanket of snow here too, our first of the year.

      Nothing gun related for me, but did get some nice Simmons binoculars.

  5. avatar Joe in NC says:

    25 round box of Hornaday Self Defense ammo

  6. avatar JDH says:

    Being in Kalifornia I stocked up on:
    .556 Ammo
    .22 Ammo
    9MM Ammo
    .45 Auto Ammo

    Also got:
    1-4X Scope for my AR
    Trigger for my AR
    QD Scope Mount for AR

    Best present is this is my 5th cancer-free Christmas. Can’t beat that.

    1. avatar Dave Lewis says:

      Congratulations on keeping the monster under control. I’ll be five years out from prostate cancer in October 2018 and I think that I’m going to celebrate with a tasteful tat (is there such a thing?) that says “Never give up”. Things don’t work quite as well as they did back in the day but I’m still around to enjoy a cup of coffee every morning and a drop of good whiskey at night and do some good for other people. I’m glad that God’s not finished with me yet.

    2. avatar Accur81 says:

      Congrats on bring cancer free! I stocked up on the same also. And I got a

      -used 4006 TSW
      -Glock 43 with night sights
      -Henry pump .22
      -M&P .40 full size.

      My checking account is seriously depleted for the holidays, but I’ve got ammo for a long time.

    3. avatar adverse5 says:

      Wish you many more.

    4. avatar Edward Allen says:

      Got steel to hit and cleaning solvent from. And kept the UPS guy busy dropping off cases of 223, 5.56, 308, 6.5, 30-06, 30/30, 762-39, 7.62*54r ….. About 10k rounds of joy. All in all a good holiday. California just gave me a good reason to make my purchases earlier than expected.

  7. avatar Winterborne says:

    Kimber K6s. A 7.62×39 upper for my PSA M4orgery. Couple hundred rounds of ammo.

    The wife got a Ruger Commander 1911 in 9mm, the Lightweight model. 4 Wilson mags for it. Alien Gear IWB rigs for the Ruger and her FN5.7.

    B.I.L. and nephew got shooting bags, new, electronic ears and eyes and a box of ammo each.

    It’s been a good Solstice.

    1. avatar Patrick says:

      I got some electronic ears too, for defensive purposes.

      Thanks, TTAG(Robert?), for the post(s?) on the benefits of having some at the ready.

  8. avatar Carrucan says:

    I bought a Gen 5 Glock 19 Ameriglo for Christmas. My first Glock. In fact, I’d never shot a Glock. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

    And the best gift of all, TTAG’s comment form actually saving my name and email for the first time in ages. It’s a Christmas miracle!

  9. avatar Chadwick says:

    Sparc ar red dot for my 9mm AR project, pew pew life tumbler, and a louder with crowder “I’m pro-gun, change my mind” shirt. My newborn son got some of that reasonably priced 22lr for his stash. I’m more excited than he is!

  10. avatar CDK says:

    CZ 75 SP01….about -30 degrees below zero today

  11. avatar EJQ says:

    Gave Son a Gen 3 Clock 21. He’s like a little kid with a new trike, and it’s storming outside. No place to shoot, today. Said he has to check his work schedule for the next few days to find out when he can shoot it.

    That was it. We are having a new fence installed, dam it.

  12. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Was hoping for a Blaser R8 in .300 win mag, but alas.
    Not here.
    I did get a healthy gift card for Fishermans Marine and Outdoor store.
    And a case of P-Mags.
    Gotta get busy on the Dillon 650 now.

    1. avatar OmnivorousBeorn says:

      I had the pleasure of shooting an R8 in .308 once. Quite the experience.

  13. avatar KSinIA says:

    A new paddle holster from Cooks for my Grand Power P11. It hasn’t arrived yet, but anticipation is the best part.

  14. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    I went cheap this year. Got myself a SAR B6C 9mm compact. I wanted a higher capacity in a gun that I wont care about. By getting scratched or a bit beaten up.

  15. avatar ozzallos says:

    -Remington r1 enhanced w/threaded barrel.
    -Sub2000 gen2 9mm glock 17 version, blue.

    Good times.

  16. avatar Wheel Gun Guy says:

    Santa being somewhat dismayed at the mass exodus from Illinois decided to drop in to see what condition my condition was in…..being the jolly old elf that he is and with his surplus of guns on hand due to the many empty houses he visited he saw to it that I would have the new Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 semi-auto in 40 caliber and a Savage Model 110BA “Law enforcement” 300 Win mag long range tactical rifle for Christmas…I thanked him and off he went….Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

  17. avatar Ralph says:

    Lots of .357Mag ammo and western-style holster and gun belt for my Vaquero.

    “[W]e’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fvcking Kaye.”

    — Clark Griswold

  18. avatar johnny go lightly says:

    When the hell will Smitty wake up and get rid of that damn internal lock ?

  19. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

    Of actual gun stuff, I got a Gen 2 Keltec Sub2000, in 9mm, Glock mags. In a gun-inspired stocking-stuffer, I got a desk pen holder that comes in the form of a six round revolver cylinder. It’s nicely understated. If you didn’t know what you were looking at, you might not recognize it as other than just a design of a pen holder.

    My wife had already selected a silver bracelet that she wanted, so I bought that, but I got to pick the three little charms to be attached. I selected a small rifle, a Star of David (inside joke, she’s been playing up the Jewish angle with gusto since she found out recently through 23 and Me results that she’s about a half a percent Jewish), plus a blank Texas-shaped charm which I had engraved with “Molon labe” on one side and “#Texit” on the other.

  20. avatar former water walker says:

    Nothing really but I scored major points with my wife for the Taurus SS Ultralite 85 I bought her…” now I can get my CCL”. Oh and my son got me a camo knife & mulltitool set with a pouch perfect for holding magazines on my belt.

  21. avatar Chris Heuss says:

    I put a coyote brown enhances Bushmaster Acr on layaway.

    Oh and a jelly of the month club membership.
    It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Christmas Vacation FTW!

    2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      What is that? Like KY in January, Astroglide in February, etc etc?

  22. avatar Mr.Savage says:

    blackhawk sportster ar15 bag, and I couldn’t be happier about it!

  23. avatar Pete says:

    Not for me, so much, but:
    I got my 12 y.o. son a MEC 600 Jr. in .410; ’cause those little shells are pricey.

    He’s cranked out about 100 rounds so far…

  24. avatar Just Another Mike says:

    Through the graces of my wife, I got (well, ordered a while ago – stuff is just starting to trickle in) pieces and parts so I can build a bolt action pistol. I predict critical mass in late January 🙂

    Plus, I’ve been off work for several days, so I got some reloading done, did a little shooting, as well as some auto repair.

    Life is good.

  25. avatar Chris T from KY says:

    My first AR15 rifle. A Daniel Defense. It reminds me of my time in the army only much better.

  26. avatar C Brown says:

    “I got a rock…”

    1. avatar adverse5 says:

      But do it roll?

      1. avatar anaxis says:

        Islands don’t roll, a lot of them do sink though.

        1. avatar tmm says:

          Or they….capsize.

    2. avatar John P. says:

      I thought that only applied at Halloween?

  27. avatar Scooter says:

    Gift card to the local fun store, micro red dot and riser for my AR, and a gunsmith hammer set with nylon, rubber, brass, and steel heads.

  28. avatar GS650G says:

    Rise 140 trigger and pro comp muzzle brake for the AR10. Great stocking stuffers.

  29. avatar Dave Lewis says:

    I had a few bucks in the mad money account so I bought myself a Hornady Lock n Load progressive reloader. I did a hundred rounds of 9mm yesterday afternoon to get the machine set up and I like it.

    Momma bought me a Umarex Mauser C96 airgun reproduction. I’ve got a couple of serious air rifles and an old Crossman .22 CO2 pistol that she gave me on our first Christmas in 1976. I rebuilt the Crossman a couple of years back and it still shoots great. The C96 is just a cool toy. Unless the Powerball gods smile on me I’ll never be able to afford a real Broomhandle Mauser so the repro version is something to take out into the backyard and play Winston Churchill or Han Solo with.

  30. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

    I got permission to put a Marlin 1895G in 45-70Gov. on lay away with Bud’s (yeah yeah but hey their local outlet is just up the road since they bought out Uncle Lee’s) from the wife so long as she gets a night out on the town for our anniversary. I also got a pretty nifty coat with built in ski mask and a kerambit to replace my no name tanto folder which stopped holding an edge a lil while back.

  31. avatar DrewR says:

    As a gift I received a 20 round box of 45-70 black powder rounds. My gift to me was a Bond Arms Bullpup I wasn’t expecting until mid January that showed up Friday. That gun is fun, reliable so far and surprisingly accurate, so I am quite pleased.

  32. avatar Matt o says:

    Only some punches and cleaning supplies. If I have a bit of cash left over maybe something old and 32acp. Hopefully something from between the two big wars.

  33. avatar Bucephalus says:

    My present to myself was the send my CZ PCR to Cajun Gun Works for their pro- package upgrade

  34. avatar M1Lou says:

    Santa brought an FN49 to me in 8mm Mauser. I’m cleaning it up today and taking it out to the range later this week.

  35. avatar Sid says:

    Several holsters for different handguns. Needed a few options.

  36. avatar ironicatbest says:

    My POTG son gave me a Colt 1911A1 and a case of cartridges to go with it. My Oregon Hippie son gave me Grand Theft Auto 5, because he knows how much I like to drive around dialing 9-1-1. Support your Local Law Enforcement. NLM

  37. avatar Scoutino says:

    Just a $100 gift card to Cabela’s. Now what to get for it? Brass? Powder? Or maybe save it for the next gun purchase? But which one first? Decisions….

  38. avatar Paul in TN says:

    New shoulder now 2 days old (after 2 knees & reattached Patella in 2-1/2 years.) – lots of busted caps & spent brass over 72 years. More to shoot.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      I did the shoulder thing 1.5 years ago. Most painful thing 2 days later than I’ve ever felt. I don’t know how you can see straight enough to type!

      1. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

        That’s not encouraging. I’m looking at it in about 2 weeks.

        The really aggravating thing is I have no idea what I did to have this happen. It was fine for 56 years and got sore one day and within 2 weeks just hurts like hell and pops out of joint every time I reach for something.

        1. avatar Paul inTN says:

          look up www, and search for doctors that do the “simpliciti” joint replacement. Operation was 12/22, home next day, now 26th and still no pain meds (NO OPIOIDS) only 1000mg Tylenol for severely strained right knee. Minimal swelling. Going without sling at home, but used when out. Doing exercises @ home & start therapy Thursday. Joint type means less down time, less blood loss, less pain, less rehab. Can’t say enough about how great I feel = bast wishes.

  39. avatar Mark N. says:

    Santa brought me a Cimarron laser engraved 1851 Colt in .36 cal. Sure is pretty.

  40. avatar Cruzo1981 says:

    Maybe Santa will work his magic and my Form 1 will get back in 2018. It was received and money order cash in March…

  41. avatar Jeff says:

    Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot

    1. avatar doesky2 says:

      I’ve given up on the three I’ve acquired over time.
      I’m tired of having to give them whacks on their sides when they blank out mid magazine.
      They are relegated to most under-used of my firearms and soon to be tossed in the junk box.

      Now only Holosun’s and I’m keeping an eye out for blemished Primary Arms lifetime red dots.

  42. avatar Arc says:

    Ammo, and then more ammo.

    1. avatar TXGUNGAL says:

      Restock 380 caliber. Just realized gave all I had to my nephew when giving him daddy’s Colt Mustang Government model. He’s an Austin Texas LEO.
      I have a Bersa 380, used for range test part of Concealed handgun license.
      And restock 38 Special for Ruger GP100 357. Gave my sister in law my WC Ruger GP100, since have replaced it with same model except brought the black frame version.
      I was doing ammunition inventory recently and realized had plenty of 9mm and 22lr ammo.
      I never carry any handgun I cannot easily replace, in case of having to use in a self defense situation, knowing the handgun used is going to be seized by the police no telling how long.

      Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday!

  43. avatar Bummer dude says:

    Uberti Henry 1860.

    Yeh boiiiiii

  44. avatar Darkman says:

    Waiting on the paperwork. Couple of suppressors.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      I did the shoulder thing 1.5 years ago. Most painful thing 2 days later than I’ve ever felt. I don’t know how you can see straight enough to type!

  45. avatar Stereodude says:

    I got myself some 5.56×45 ammo.

  46. avatar JoeVK says:

    My boss got me a box of American Eagle 9mm for Christmas. Well, kind of. The rounds weren’t in their original box, and it wasn’t a full box of 50. No, each round was individually wrapped in a Tootsie Roll wrapper, and then stuffed in some small, random box. He said I only got as many bullets as he had Tootsie Rolls. I haven’t counted yet, but I’d guess the number to be about 30.

  47. avatar Mr.Savage says:

    oh, and I put a folder mini 14 on layaway, don’t know why, but I’ve wanted one for years!

  48. avatar Anderson says:

    Ordered an AAC element 2 suppressor for $230! Obviously you have to add the stupid ass tax stamp.

  49. avatar Charlie says:

    Nothing this Christmas. My collection is pretty tight, and I can’t imagine anything that I want or need (except maybe about 500 rounds of .338 Lapua). lol


  50. avatar S.Crock says:

    I got some .45 ammo… but I don’t have a .45, so it looks like that gift will cost me about $800 if you know what I mean;)

  51. avatar dlj95118 says:

    …nothing for me, but I gave: a belly band holster to my wife for her SP101, and a set of steel targets to our son that shoots.

  52. avatar Wedge259 says:

    Gift to myself was my tax stamp for my first suppressor on the 23rd! Almost a year on the wait, hoping the others will be here faster!

  53. avatar PeterZ in West Tennessee says:

    A Nightforce 8-32×56 Precision Benchrest scope for my recently acquired Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 CM. The local club has monthly 600 yard matches I want to try out.

  54. avatar Shawn F. says:

    Springfield .45 Xdm tactical
    Bond Arms Bullpup9 on order (after the first I believe)
    1000 rds .45
    500 rds 9mm
    Night sights for the Springfield

    Merry Christmas to me 😉

  55. avatar R.Joseph DeValue says:

    I was given a holster for my Taurus SP10 and 100 rounds of 22 Magnum Ammo.
    I gave my brother a heavier AR10 buffer and a stronger buffer spring. That’s what he wanted.

  56. avatar Glen M says:

    My wife gave me a new gen3 Glock 32 for Christmas

  57. avatar Adam says:

    My wife got me a Mossberg shockwave and a Cobalt Kinetics matched billet Receiver Set.. In my stocking she got me a stripped Spikes Tactical “Snowflake” stripped lower.

  58. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    A Sub2000, a couple of 33 round Glock 17 mags, along with serial 1000 round purchases of 9mm which I’m counting as Christmas presents (since I paid for ’em, I get to do that). Still haven’t decided on a full-size 9mm which is probably just as well with all the new models that are suddenly available.

  59. avatar Buck Cassidy says:

    Finally paid off the ransom on a Vietnam Commemorative, Colt .45 ACP. It’s beautiful!! Took me two and a half years to do it, but worth the wait! Santa’s timing couldn’t have been better LOL!!

  60. avatar Buck Cassidy says:

    Recently paid the ransom on a Vietnam Commemorative, Colt .45 ACP. Took me two and a half years to do it. But well worth the wait!! It’s just beautiful!! Santa’s timing can’t be questioned!!

  61. avatar epickett says:

    My girlfriend gave me 150 rds of 9mm and 200 rds of 22LR, all Remington. Works for ME…

  62. avatar Gunr says:

    No guns this year, got a shirt and a piece of tail, and they were both too big!

  63. avatar Justin says:

    I didn’t get anything. But I bought myself a s&w 586 6in revolver after Christmas.

  64. avatar rwag66 says:

    Got a 90rd case of Walmart Special target clays. My great-nephews have apparently tired of shooting my pistols and rifles at steel. All clamor for the Browning Auto-5 12Ga. to shoot clays. Also a 1000rds of >1300fps in hopes of complete cycles in that antique.

  65. avatar David says:

    All I got was a Lee Classic Turret press kit and a $100 gift card to Cabela’s. Guess what I’m doing later this week. ☺️

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Selling the press.

  66. avatar JR says:

    Smith and Wesson 637, Safariland IWB Holster, 38 special ammo, and not gun related but still awesome, Benchmade Proper. Good Christmas. Been wanting to add a revolver to my carry rotation for a while.

    1. avatar epickett says:

      Why would you have a *rotation* of different guns to carry? And how many are in said rotation? Seems like sticking to one or two would mean you’re more familiar with your chosen weapon, and better able to use it effectively if you ever need to.

  67. avatar Gunr says:

    My idea of a proper carry rotation would be two identical guns. Take one to the range and put maybe around 300/500 rounds through it, enough to where you can depend on it,
    When you want to go to the range for practice, take the OTHER one, and go ahead and put thousands of rounds through it, if you so desire.
    That way if a spring breaks, or small part fails, it will probably be on the range gun, and not the carry piece.
    Of course you can always take your carry gun to the range at times, and run a couple of mags through, just so it doesn’t feel neglected.

  68. avatar George says:

    My lady delivered mine. A new S&W 686 performance center 4″. Man what a beautiful firearm. Very happy.

  69. avatar Frank in VA says:

    My dad gave me a 350 round Range Bucket of Remington UMC 9mm 115gr FMJ.

  70. avatar Palehorse says:

    I got a Texas Weapon Systems dog leg rail for my AK63d and a red dot.

  71. avatar 22lrcollectorextreme says:

    4 boxes of the 2017 CCI Christmas edition 22lr. Been collecting this stuff since the original black sleeve of 2014. This years are polymer coated green and red.

  72. avatar hal26 says:

    New Kimber 1911 .45 full size two tone
    Gun cleaning kit
    AR mat for cleaning

  73. avatar Racer88 says:

    Wifey surprised me with A Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Totally did not see it coming. Scope is ordered, and I can’t wait to take it to the range!

    I’m a lucky dog!

  74. avatar AdamTA1 says:

    Due to Christmas I’m a little behind on posts so just got to this one today but I got a Remington R51. Unfortunately we went out of town right after Christmas so I won’t get to take it to the range until next week. I did order 500 rds of fmj 9mm today for $75 after MIR though so that should keep it fed for a little bit.

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