Question of the Day: What Did You Buy [Gun-Wise] On Black Friday?


Black Friday gun deals were out there, somewhere. Personally, I’d rather suffer slide bite than darken the doors of a store on Black Friday. But the gun owner’s wallet is a lonely hunter. (Or something like that.) For those who share my antipathy to mass retail events, the Internet was abuzz with great deals on gun gear and, yes, ammo (though not .22LR). So . . . whatjaget?


  1. avatar Sovereign says:

    I bought some .45ACP and some .380 on Black Friday from my computer at home. Couldn’t be better.

  2. avatar Ed says:

    Bought a very slightly used S & W 1911sc E series private sale for a great deal and let that guy go fight black friday crowds. I went shooting…

  3. avatar Paul says:

    a .22 rifle. I’m debating about a Taurus 66 for 250 at a local shop. I may go get one this evening.

    Also about 2k rounds of .22

    And a gun safe.

    I’m broke now

  4. avatar SpecialK says:

    Everything I needed for my home defense AR 15 build. PSA had some great deals.

    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      Second this. Finished my build as well. Got a Fail Zero BCG from Primary Arms. $99.

    2. avatar CA.Ben says:

      Awesome deals at PSA. I got a rifle kit and Bushnell red dot, then bought a stripped lower at a local gun store. Complete optic equipped AR-15 for <$500.

  5. avatar Shire-man says:

    Shit-ton of ammo and a TLR-1.

  6. avatar BillC says:

    AR Aero Precision upper receiver, Geissele SMR Mk4 9.5″ rail, gas block, and tube to finish a 10.5″ upper build.

  7. avatar gsnyder says:

    7.62×39 -1000 rds. Inventory increase.

  8. avatar matty 9 says:

    Not a damned thing, stayed home. Best black Friday ever!

  9. avatar Franksterm1 says:

    2 550 packs of .22 LR and a stack on portable safe from Richard’s Sporting Goods

  10. avatar BigBoy says:

    Glock 43 for well under $500.

  11. avatar Hank says:

    223 ammo for $4.59/box

  12. avatar jwm says:

    Nothing. I got it all. Until constitutional carry becomes the law of the land. Then I’ll need a mid upper turret for my 4runner.

    1. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      Nice. Exactly what’s needed to transform a typical sport utility vehicle, into an urban assault vehicle. I want to do the same with a .50 cal atop the Acura, but we have deed restrictions, HOA rules, the Texas motor vehicle code, etc. It’s a whole thing.

  13. avatar Don says:

    New gun safe early in the week, home defense 12 gauge at a price I couldn’t pass up on Black Friday.

  14. avatar tdiinva (Now in Wisconsin) says:

    My LGS doesn’t do Black Friday. Same low prices all year round.

  15. avatar Matt K says:

    Finally bought myself a Cryptic Coating BCG. So pretty excited about that

  16. avatar Scott says:

    M&P Shield 9mm for 319

    2 stripped PSA blem lowers for 50 each.

    All tax free.

  17. avatar JR_in_NC says:

    Not a thing. I don’t spend money on “Black Friday.”

  18. avatar daltona117 says:

    Snagged a $299 Aimpoint ACO from Palmetto. The $399 micros were sold out by the time I convinced myself to order one 🙁

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Vortex prism 1x $149, almost doubled the cost of the daughters turkey shotgun.

  19. avatar Ditto says:

    Nada. (I never shop, or buy anything, on Black Friday).

  20. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    Ammo, lots of it, for the first time since I bought my first pistol, major name brand brass cased 45acp was below .30/rd huzzah! Don’t even think it was that cheap in 2012.

  21. avatar John L. says:

    A Lucid M7 and riser.

  22. avatar J Frame says:

    Picked up a Sig238 and a LC9s.

  23. avatar PhilWilson says:

    One box of .38 spl, one box of 9 mm, and one box of .32 acp. And a bunch of targets. Went to the range Black Friday. Was almost deserted. Shot up all the ammo. Much enjoyment.

    Earlier that morning, got a TV for 1/3 off. Long wait in line to pay, but I needed a TV.

  24. avatar JamesB says:

    A Kidd 10/22 receiver and some CCI.22 ammo. I thought a straight up 10/22 build would be fun.

  25. avatar Jim says:

    Picked up an Anderson stripped lower for $50 at my LGS. Looks like I’m starting another build.

  26. avatar David R says:

    All Friday’s Matter…. Come on guys

    1. avatar HP says:

      Pfft, don’t be a weekend-ist.

    2. avatar ChiDog says:

      Well played Sir!

  27. avatar Steve In MA (now RI) says:

    Picked up 2 blem stripped BCM uppers, a Bulgarian bakelite AK bayonet, and a hexmag.

  28. avatar OH YEAH! says:

    I bought an FDE Tavor. $1300

  29. avatar Mr. Antisocial Guy says:

    Taurus TCP pocket pistol to use as a BUG. And of course 380acp and 9mm ammo!

  30. avatar Wv cycling says:

    Nada, but watched enough TWD to want a S&W 3813 Grey Ladysmith, despite this being a completely irrational desire.

    Still looking for a cheap ($350 regardless of condition. Glocks are like legos) G34

    Still looking for unicorn horns under $0.10/rd.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      LGS had cci $0.102 / round after tax, 100 round limit. 1 box added today, going back later with the wife 😉

  31. avatar Ralph says:

    I got nuttin’, because I’m waiting until the Black Friday insanity passes away like a fart in the wind. Then I’ll go shopping.

  32. avatar Ducky says:

    80% polymer hybrid lower with jig a bits set. First foray into the 80% world. I think I’ll grab a 6061 forged next, and finally a 7075 billet. After all of that, I’ll probably need to find another use for my laminate router.

  33. avatar DrewR55 says:

    Thanks to Palmetto there will be a Vortex 1x Spitfire under the tree with my name on it.

  34. avatar ninjaTED says:

    Mossberg slug/field combo for the girlfriend. Pietta 1858 New Army repro for my Dad, who writes civil war novels.

  35. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    .22LR ammo at Rural King.

    1. avatar WV Cycling says:

      Went tot the one in ?Ashland? KY on the way to a business trip. Their handgun prices were legit, and they had the most janky Chinese made shotguns I had ever seen. Cool place!

  36. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Chocolate chip cookies at Meijers. Shoot the .22 rifle and eat cookies.

  37. avatar MiniMe says:

    Found a few places online that offered free shipping so stocked up on rifle & revolver ammo.

  38. avatar Mark N. says:

    I did not “Black Friday” shop, but I have been on the interwebs (GunBroker). I bought myself a Colt SAA clone in .45 with a 4.75″ barrel, and my daughter will be getting a FN FNX .45 for Christmas.

  39. avatar Jeremiah S. says:

    I bought 250 rounds of 9mm at Gander Mountain and some hoppes gun cleaner…was running low.

  40. avatar Adrik says:

    I got a couple of lowers that were not even on sale, a couple of Gen 4 Glocks for a pretty damn good price, some magazines, sights and most of all two new Stealth Gear holsters.

  41. avatar Buck says:

    Indoor range time.

  42. avatar Nate in WY says:

    Got me a new flash hider, drop-in trigger, and a few Lancer mags (sadly not on sale but $15 is still a good price for those)

  43. avatar Jordan S. says:

    I bought a Ruger 10/22. It came with a coupon for 650 rounds of Federal Target Grade 22lr. All together a grand total of $220 including the NICS check. I guess Oregon isn’t so dry on 22lr as the rest of the country.

  44. avatar wgherlo says:

    Got an aimpoint micro for 399 at psa. Now for something to put it on….

  45. avatar Anonymous says:

    I bought a dozen ammo cans (GASP). As I’m going to be stockpiling (GASP) ammunition that I make in my garage (GASP).

  46. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Sadly nothing. And I was less than impressed with the “deals” at my local gun shops…and Paul I’d get that Taurus for $250 in a heartbeat if it’s in good shape-nothing like 7 rounds of 357 goodness…

  47. avatar Friedrich says:

    Was eyeing that 10/22 they had at turners for 180. Didn’t buy it though.

  48. avatar NateGA says:

    Got a Nikon prostaff for $100. Pretty happy about that

  49. avatar Bill Cook says:

    Springfield XDs 9mm 3.3 barrell. Shoots great except that out of 180 rounds so far, between 5 and 10 per cent of rounds have been light or off center primer strikes. Not to mention half a dozen times it didn’t go into battery. Save your money on this one.

    1. avatar Nate H. says:

      Ouch, sounds like you got a defective one. I’m sorry to hear/read that, my XD runs great, zero issues. I’d get in touch with Springfield, assuming you didn’t buy used, they should be more than happy to take care of that for you. Don’t write off the XD because one pistol had some hiccups, they’re fantastic little firearms! Mine shoots 5 groups that all touch, all day long and it’ll eat everything I stuff in the pipe. I’m really bummed out that you got a wonky one, I’d absolutely bet my life on mine, but I get the feeling you’d never fully trust yours, even if Springfield gets it taken care of, and that’s a damn shame because that’s what they were designed for.

  50. avatar B says:

    New G19 gen 3 in FDE from a local ffl. Almost bought a Sig P938 from Cabelas, but they had a huge waiting list. CHL’s were in the same queue. They called me 10 hours later saying it was ready. I told them they lost the sale 9 hours ago.

  51. avatar TM says:

    I bought a M&P Bodyguard to replace my craptastic CW380. I tried for a 3GL at Stag Arms but they were sold out in 15 seconds after the deal went live.

  52. avatar Bob says:

    1958 Browning A5 Light Twelve with two barrels. I have wanted one for a long time and could not pass on this one, even though it meant going shopping on Black Friday.

  53. avatar Scott in IA says:

    Glock G19 Gen4 Gray Frame (Lipsey’s) at the local gun show for $495 and a Ruger 10/22 Commerative/Collector edition (1913 rail on top) for the daughter for $220.

    It was a good day.

  54. avatar CRF says:

    Nothing in Friday. Today I was at an estate auction and got a Ruger Security Six .357 mag.

  55. avatar Pete says:

    Nothing, my local brick and mortar, those fudds, sent out a thing advertising low markup, but it was essentially BS for the thing I wanted, as allowed by fine print. I wasn’t too surprised, yanno, it happens, but it’s on their heads when they end up with few regular customers because they can’t or won’t sell anything but SCCYs at a decent price.

  56. avatar HandyDan says:

    I got home from a 12 hour shift at 5:15 am Friday morning and ordered a CZ PCR on my LGS’s website. It won’t be there for a week, but I felt I had to spend some of the money I just earned (double time for the holiday, plus 12 hours of holiday pay).

  57. avatar Jeff says:

    A couple of Geissele SD-C triggers at $154 and an RRA NM trigger at $62 – finally replacing the mil-spec triggers in my and my wife’s ARs.

  58. avatar DrVino says:

    Nuttin’, Honey….

  59. avatar anaxis says:

    I’ve been stocking up on various spare SKS, CETME, and Tokarev parts over the past couple months, and some of them showed up on friday. Does that count?

  60. avatar Parnell says:

    Bought a Lionheart LH9n and a Sig P938 SAS for $499 apiece. Gotta love Black Friday.

    1. avatar Texheim says:

      I also picked up a Lionheart LH9 for $399

  61. avatar Parnell says:

    Almost forgot ordered a P938 Scorpion from Kentucky Gun Co. on 11/13 for $537. On 11/27, they emailed me order canceled due to “inventory problems”. Their next inventory problem is they lost a customer and all my friends are going to know about it. Thirteen days to realize you don’t have the gun? Yeah sure.

  62. avatar John says:

    Aero precision upper and BCG for my AR build!!

  63. avatar Katy says:

    Just a little ammo. Didn’t get to the sporting goods store until this afternoon, so no sign of the Heritage or any deals on 22. Picked up a few hundred rounds of 9mm (8.99, steel case) and a few boxes of shot shells just because. Learned I could Tetris my safe a little to get more ammo in there, but I think I’m now maxed out. A stack on may be in my future.

  64. avatar Blackjack says:

    Sold a Browning A-bolt and a SIG P938. Also am selling this week a flintlock rifle I made, but since flintlocks aren’t considered firearms by the ATF, no need to mention that here. Bought a Ruger AR556

  65. avatar Chheo says:

    Gisselle SCAR17 Trigger. 25% off Black Friday sale. Great product great price.

  66. avatar Sheepdog6 says:

    Aero Precision 10.5 inch upper.

  67. avatar Chris Morton says:

    I bought $150 worth of Collector Grade Publications’ gun books:
    * Serious Smith & Wessons: N- and X-Frame Revolvers by Timothy J. Mullin
    * Colt’s New Service Revolver by Timothy J Mullin

  68. avatar Citizen Salty says:

    500 rounds of 5.56, a couple Magpul Glock Pmags, and a nice new 5.11 range bag. Plus I supported a local business, so that’s some good feels right there.

  69. avatar NoID says:

    Unfortunately I am not in the market right now, but my friend picked up a nice Taurus PT-740 as his first concealed carry gun from our LGS, after finding Gander Mountain sold out of their Black Friday S&W M&P40

  70. avatar SouthernPhantom says:

    Spare magazine for my Savage Mark II. I’m really waiting for a rifled 870 barrel to show up at a good price, for the IAC-based ‘Barricade’ slug gun of my dreams.

  71. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    Hungarian underfolder kit from Simsco tactical on gun broker. A Yugo M76 (Similar to a PSL but in 8mm Mauser) Kit with new U.S. barrel and surplus mag Black Friday deal from Apex gun parts . 2x Waffen Werks 5.45×39 receivers from Classic Firearms. They were $19.99 each and are still for sale at that price!

  72. avatar Stinkeye says:

    I looked at all the ads, and must’ve gotten a thousand e-mails from various places I’ve bought from in the past, but didn’t see any prices that were more than a couple bucks better than what they had been in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Where were all these great deals you speak of?

  73. avatar jeff says:

    Nothing. Didn’t see many good deals on stuff I wanted. Hoped PA would put their 1-4x and micro dot on sale… Nope.

  74. avatar Darkstar says:

    Didn’t buy anything, but my buddy completed my 260 Rem build for me. Pretty sweet, built off a Savage M12 action, Bartlein barrel…..Taking it out tomorrow to try it out.

  75. avatar Nate H. says:

    Midway is selling Bushmaster uppers for 279.99, but heck, I don’t need one, so passed it up. Didn’t get a gosh dern thing gun related for Black Friday, although I kind of wish I had just gone ahead and woke up early and headed to Cabela’s, they had 300 rds o’ 223 in a sealed box for 104.99! Seemed like a helluva deal, but I couldn’t bring myself to drag ass outta bed at 3 am to be there by 5. Nah, maybe next year (yeah right!)

  76. avatar Christopher says:

    I couldn’t wait until BF and I went ahead last week and bought a 4″ Ruger GP100, and a CZ 75d PCR, I’m glad I didn’t wait, I wouldn’t of saved much at all.

  77. avatar Scoutino says:

    Nothing. My wife thinks that I have spent enough $ on my “guns and ammo obsession” lately. Unless we count parts for building PID temperature regulator for my casting furnace…So instead of shopping I cast some boolits friday and powder coated and sized them today. Tomorrow I can load some. Or go shooting to get more brass to reload.

  78. avatar Bohucka says:

    Bought a Tristar C100 & a Bucket o’ Bullets (22LR) at Academy. Early Christmas present for me…

  79. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    While I didn’t get anything.
    I want to get but don’t really need an AR15.
    Been looking for a basic Ruger 556 or M&P under $600.
    Someone convince me to do it anyway please……………….

  80. avatar Tim U says:

    Some H335 and some ammo cans. Picked up a little .22LR since it was actually in stock for once even if it wasn’t a deal.

  81. Nothing on sale. Just 500 130gn Sierra Match King’s in .284″, 300 162gn Hornady Interlocks in .284″, some dies, some .30carbine brass and some good will from the wife now that I have brass on the way for her rifle.

  82. avatar D. from OR says:

    A S&W Model 66-1 for 499 at the local store. Looking forward to take it out to the range 🙂

  83. avatar justin says:

    I didn’t buy anything on black Friday, But I got my Tax Stamp and 922r Kit for my Scorpion Evo on Wednesday. I guess that it is close enough?

  84. avatar Canon says:

    My wife and I made approximately 60 calls to Sig Sauer Friday before 9am only to find out they’d run out of P229 Legions… so nothing. Unfortunately.

  85. Socks to keep my feet warm during winter range time. Not really gun related but yet it is….

  86. avatar foo dog says:

    Earplugs. Laser bore sight. 50% off at Amazon.

  87. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Determined to buy a DPMS GII Recon, what was I thinking? I’m on the list, but there are none available for a LONG time.

  88. avatar Rem870 says:

    New upgrades for my Remington 870. Plan to do the same this year too 🙂

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