By Loraine Burger
Be fully equipped and ready for anything in 2015! As black Friday aficionados start heading out for their favorite season, let them know what you need to be ready for yours. This dynamic wish list has everything you could want this holiday at all different price points. This year, make it impossible for your friends and family to say “You’re so hard to shop for.” (Because really, how is that even possible?)
1. Thumbdrive Holster for Glock from 5.11 Tactical
The Level II Thumbdrive Holster features a unique single-thumb retention and release system for a smooth, natural, and safe release, plus a removable Chop-Block™ switch protector increases weapon retention capability. Available for the Glock 19/23, 17/22 and 34/35.
2. Crosstac precision long-range shooting mat
Crosstac’s sturdy shooting mat folds, unfolds, and deploys flat for easy storage and no curled edges. It’s made of thick, comfortable high-quality foam rated to -75F so it won’t crack. It features a heavy-duty bipod rail system for accurate shooting, and is available in multicam and coyote brown.
3. Elite Zombie Hunter targets from OPSGear
Price: $0.79 each
What better way to prepare for the zombie apocalypse than firing off rounds into your favorite brain-eating walkers? These 34” x 22” targets aren’t just entertaining – the dynamic poses allow students to think beyond the standard conveniently-shaped silhouette and adapt to new threats. To top it off, they make hauntingly great stocking stuffers.
4. RealTree Rapid Response Quarter Zip from 5.11 Tactical
The Rapid Response Quarter-zip in REALTREE X-TRA® is built from a high performance, quick-dry, two-way stretch polyester/spandex fabric that provides a snug fit with no bunching.
5.The Reflective Paracord Dog Collar from RE Factor Tactical
If your favorite hiking and hunting partner is man’s best friend, the Reflective Paracord collar is a no-brainer. It’s made of a durable nylon base with and adjustable martingale chain. A highly reflective strip ensures your K-9’s visibility on or off the leash, plus it’s wrapped in 550 Paracord that can be unwoven in a survival situation.
6. QuickMod AR Magazine Pouch from BlackHawk!
Never be without extra rounds with BlackHawk’s Single AR mag pouch. It holds both metal and polymer AR magazines, is angle adjustable by 360 degrees, it’s ambidextrous, and has a quick-attach belt loop to easily adhere to a duty belt or pant belt 1.5-2.25-inches wide in seconds.
7. Concealed carry holster shirt by TRU-SPEC
As part of TRU-SPEC’s 24-7 series, the short-sleeve concealed holster shirt is designed to carry small to medium frame handguns, and magazines. A dense outer mesh obscures the profile of a handgun, and pockets on either side accommodate the left and right-handed. It’s 100% polyester and available in black and white.
8. Benchmade Presidio folding knife
Price: $195 – $265
This 154CM stainless steel folding knife is tough and offers edge retention and ease of sharpening. It’s AXIS locking mechanism can handle over 800 pounds of pressure and it’s ambidextrous. The .64-inch handle is made of black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum. The blade is 3.47-inches long and .125-inches thick.
9. Red Cross FRX3 Eton Emergency Radio
What’s an emergency prep kit with a radio? A hand turbine and a solar panel charge the radio and it’s 3-LED flashlight. Plus it automatically broadcasts emergency weather alerts for your area, has AM, FM, and WB digital radio with display, and is equipped with a USB phone charger, AUX-input, and headphone output.
10. Gun cylinder pen holder
Sitting at the office all day dreaming about the range? Bring a piece of the range to work with this cast aluminum ‘revolver.’ It holds six writing utensils and is sure to be the talk of the office.
11. Bushmaster Tactical Field Cleaning System
Ideal for ARs, rifles, and handguns, the Bushmaster Bore Squeeg-E Tactical Field Cleaning kit contains 17 tools and chemicals in a compact, water-resistant canvas bag. The kit features quiet zipper pulls and M.O.L.L.E. mountable rear-Velcro straps. Includes a 32-inch coated cleaning cable, 6-inch aluminum rod, lube, rinse, and polish.
12. Circadian backpack by TRU-SPEC
This versatile pack is ideal for whatever you’re into – from weekend travel to a day at the range. It features front, rear, and side storage pouches, heavily-padded shoulder and sternum straps, a hydration compartment, plus a hidden compartment for concealing a small firearm. It’s available in black, coyote, and Multicam black.
13. ITS Hypalon Concealment Wallet
Hypalon wallets from ITS Tactical are resistant to chemicals, ultraviolet light and extreme temperatures, plus their unique design prevents fraying, and their ‘tacky’ material will keep the wallet from sliding out of pockets and keeps credit cards in place. Discreetly hidden compartments are ideal for physical security tools. Available in black, coyote, and foliage.
14.KODIAK 6000’s power bank
Outdoor Tech's Kodiak 6000 is a waterproof, shockproof portable rugged power bank that can charge anything with a USB connection, thanks to its rechargeable 6000 mAh lithium-ion battery. It’s outfitted with impact silicone and weighs only 9.4 ounces. It’s 3 x 1.25 x 4 inches and comes in black, camo, red, electric blue, and glow.
15. RAD watch by MTM Special Ops
For those who’ve been really good this year, there’s the RAD – a combination of a gamma detector and a Swiss-made quartz watch that continuously monitors environmental radiation levels and alerts users in case of danger with an audible alarm. It can also detect ionizing radiation, single-dose gamma ray levels, and cumulative exposure. It’s water-resistant and powered by a lithium battery. Available in black and silver.