With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to give that special someone the one thing they really need this year…. your airgun and gear wish list! We’ll be sharing some of our top picks for holiday gifts this year. We will NOT be including pellets in the list, as most airguns themselves are temperamental when it comes to their diet, but instead will be listing different accessories as well as a few select airguns in a variety of price points and categories.
The Gift Guide is made up mostly of items I’ve used or reviewed at some point. There are a few exceptions, where I’ve added an item based on the suggestion of a respected fellow airgunner or two. – Tony@AirgunsARP
Gifts under $15
Crosman Airgun Ammo Belt Pouch
Simple and capable of holding up to 500 pellets, this belt pouch is a great budget gift to start our list. Pellet pouches are one of those items that seem to be overlooked by most. They are a niche item that, once used, you typically can’t live without.
|MTM Belt Pouch||Small, very affordable, and bright plastic so it is impossible to lose, this is another option for pellet holders|
|Leather Belt Pouch||This leather model is a viable alternate as well, however I have only seen it used.|
Pellet Pens / Loaders
Another one of my favorite accessories has to be the Pellet Pen / Loader. There are a few different models of these out there, but in general they are found for both .177 and for .22 caliber pellets. They work great for many break barrel and single shot airguns, and are an easy way to carry extra pellets in a convenient tool when in the field.
Make them as a gift, or buy them from our friends at Trenier Outdoors. A few 5lb sandbags are a great addition to any airgun enthusiast’s collection. If you are really in a rush, fill an old sock with some rice as as an alternative, but please make sure the sock is clean and hole-free first.
Trenier Outdoors: https://goo.gl/RqBQul
Fill Valve Dust Cap
This one is a little tricky, but if you have a PCP lover on your list, a couple of these may be a welcomed gift indeed. These caps protect the foster connector on many modern PCP Air guns, and can make all the difference when ‘accidents’ happen and rifles go flying off the bench.
Talon Tunes: https://goo.gl/17g4ML
T.O. Stainless Steel Spinner Targets
These are another personal favorite from Trenier Outdoors. These low cost, stainless steel spinner targets are a great option if you are looking for something to leave outside all the time. Rain, shine, sleet or snow, these spinners will last a lifetime. We’ll get to some other targets later, but for their price, these are hard to beat.
Trenier Outdoors: https://goo.gl/Fgtdjj
Airgun Hobbyist Magazine – Single Issue
A single issue of Airgun Hobbyist magazine is a quick and easy option when all else fails. Great articles, leading news from around the industry, and a convenient physical magazine format give that airgunner in your life something to read while he’s out hunting or sitting at home relaxing.
Airgun Hobbyist Website: http://www.airgunhobbyist.com/
What would you add to the list?
Ok folks, that brings our under $15 list to a close. Coming up, we’ll be focusing on those gifts in the $25 and under range. Expect to see a number of different targets out there, as well as a few surprises.