Question of the Day: What Gun’s on Your Christmas List?

The Sunshine State’s reports that guns, always a top Christmas gift item, are even bigger this year. Like 25% bigger over last year, at least in one southwest Florida store. Whether it’s because of general economic worries, more people deciding they want to protect themselves or just a little unwanted empty space in the old safe, heaters are hot this season. The yuletide gun buying binge got off to a rollicking start on Black Friday with stores bombarding the little NICS elves with a 32% jump over their previous one-day record. So lots of sleepy wrapping rippers will have smiles on their faces Christmas morning when they see that the box says Ruger. Or CZ. Or Springfield. We have it on good authority that Santa is a regular TTAG reader. So now that you have his attention, what gun would you most like to find under your tree?


  1. avatar Mechman says:

    Zastava AK for conversion to a 30 round in the new year.

  2. avatar HSR47 says:

    An M16 with S-S-A internals, a geissele SSF trigger, and a shrike.

    Oh, and a short-barreled piston upper in .300 BLK, along with a 7.62 SDN6.

  3. avatar DrewR55 says:

    Palmetto State Armory 20″ AR upper.

  4. avatar Anthony Meruelo says:

    Arsenal AK in 7.62×39 and a BCM 16″ carbine upper.

  5. avatar Blake says:

    Weatherby Vanguard® Series 2 RC in .308.

    Weatherby Mark V® Accumark® in .308.

    Springfield National Match M1A

  6. avatar Craig says:

    Glock 34 Gen 4 with 3.5 lbs. trigger

  7. avatar dan says:

    I might treat myself to a Smith and Wesson M&P 15 sport as a first AR.

  8. avatar Rick Tyler says:

    Okay, I’ll admit it, two weeks ago I got my Christmas present.
    Just for IDPA fun: STI Spartan 1911 9mm with Dawson Precision Sights.

  9. avatar lc says:

    My wife is getting a Bushmaster AR, ACOG, Magpul stock, weapons light, and bipod. I try not to make her angry…

  10. avatar Tim McNabb says:

    Black Rain Ordinance AR. It is really tricked out for 1800 clams. I would not go with the skater-punk decor, however. Basic black would be fine.

  11. avatar JohnB says:

    Winchester 73 in 44/40 and a P58 Enfield.

  12. avatar Jesse N. says:

    Nagant. Either a revolver or a rifle. I haven’t decided.

  13. avatar Nico says:

    My revolver niche is yet unfilled. I’m thinking a Ruger would be a good filler.

  14. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    my wife said if she finds another gun under the tree….thats where i’ll be sleeping….she did not say anything about ammo…….

  15. avatar O.N. says:

    Himmler’s model 201E Merkel.×101&sale=308

    Failing that, any firearm made by Merkel.

  16. avatar Just Another Matt says:

    an AR in 300 BLK!!

    1. avatar ChrisM says:

      With a 9″ barrel and AAC suppressor…..without the 7-8 month wait for the tax stamp…….hey if you’re going to dream might as well dream big.

  17. avatar Chaz says:

    A Detonics MTX-H, unfortunately not yet on the market.

  18. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    a Sig 238 .380 with night sites and rosewood grips. . . . .

  19. avatar Jason says:

    A non-S&W, non-Interarms, W. German made PPK in .380.

  20. avatar tdiinva says:

    Winchester Model 70/243…Oh yeah I bought that last Saturday.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      When do we get the review?

  21. avatar LC Judas says:

    H&K P2000 V1 with the light LEM trigger in .357SIG and Trijicon Bright and Tough nightsights(Orange rear) if I’m going for everything.

  22. avatar Ryan Finn says:

    Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle with a Leupold scout scope

  23. avatar APBTFan says:

    A Wildey Survivor 10″ in .475 Wildey Mag.

  24. avatar Pete says:

    S&W top-break single-action revolver, Model of 1891. Comes only in .38S&W.

    And as long as I am in Fantasyland; factory-engraved, nickel plated, with factory ivory grips. With the original box.

  25. avatar Adam D says:

    Springfield Range Officer 1911, or gift certificates towards said 1911…

  26. avatar Texas Deputy says:

    I have been trying to get a Ruger SR1911 since April. NONE of the LGS have received ANY; I am #2 on the waiting list from my favorite LGS.

    I am also #8 on the waiting list at one of the largest Ruger Law Enforcement distributors in the state. They show “my” SR1911 on backorder, also since April.

    I did get one of the Academy Black Friday specials, a Taurus PT 640 Pro, compact 11rd .40 S&W. I will be reviewing it here on TTAG shortly.

  27. avatar Ralph says:

    A phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range, with a Timney trigger because the factory trigger is so heavy, you practically need to be bionic in order to shoot it.

    1. avatar frankgon4 says:

      Absolutely the best answer. LOL
      Forget that Flux Capacitor powered junk.

    2. avatar Pete says:

      An 8-inch self-propelled howitzer. With 5,000 rounds of mixed ammo.

  28. avatar Todd S says:

    I just got mine! M1903a3 with a 9-43 barrel in Excellent condition. My WWII collection is nearly complete!

  29. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

    I’d love to join the M1 Garand club this Christmas. And is that picture of the Fowler Firearms gun shop in Ft. Myers, Florida? If so I’ve used their rental range plenty of times when on vacation with the family. Wonderful store with very friendly and knowledgeable employees.

  30. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    I’d love to get any machine gun, but we can’t own them in my silly lil state.

  31. avatar Ole says:

    Springfield Scout Squad in walnut with Leopold scope.

    Regarding the photo, why do women so often lean away from the weapon?

    1. avatar Corey says:

      I’ve often wondered that too. Wonder why new shooters lean back so much too

  32. avatar Ydneas says:

    Well, since we’re in fantasy land, a mint SAR-8 with the proper Hellenic Arms receiver. And then a Kel-tec KSG just fer fun.

    But given the constraints of the economic and political reality of the state I live in, I’ll have to settle for a Hi Point 45.

  33. avatar Corey says:

    An MG42…that hasn’t been cut, drilled, or altered to only fire in semi-auto. And a bunch of 8mm ammo to go with it. Or an M2 with ammo : )

  34. avatar John says:

    A Henry US Survival Rifle
    Beretta U22 Neos
    Mosin Nagant

  35. avatar Andrew says:

    Sig P226 9mm and a Stag Arms Model 1.
    side note, i was just at that range (pictured) saturday cause they had free rentals!

  36. avatar Corey says:

    I’d also take a K31 with a good amount of GP11 ammo for it (even though I’d end up buying more anyways….can never have too much ammo). Accurate as hell and an over all great rifle. Plus, at about 50 cents a round, it’s cheaper to shoot than .300 BLK

  37. avatar NCG says:

    Well, who’s buying?

    CZ P0-1 (those NATO bastards say it’s okay)

    A nice AK-74 (not Century, sorry)

    I’ll send you the info for my FFL.

  38. avatar Matt Gregg says:

    Stainless Detonics combat master with fixed sights of the Seattle vintage.

    I’ve got it in layaway, it’s mt Christmas present to myself.

  39. avatar Wes S. says:

    Henry Big Boy levergun in .357 or .44 Mag, please.

  40. avatar copsoldier says:

    Is there a wrong answer here? I would want so many but lately I have had my eye on an STI Spartan. Just feels right ya, know? I have a Colt Series 80 so maybe something different like a .270 or .308

  41. avatar frankgon4 says:

    Smith and Wesson model 627 – 4 to 5 inch barrel.
    Performance Series. I would like to have an 8 shot .357 magnum in the collection just because.

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