10 gifts for shooters, hunters of every budget

December 11, 2017 9:09 am


  • Skeleton Optics

    Skeleton Optics

    We’ve been wearing the Scout model in Mossy Oak patterns for over a month now, and they’ve become our new go-to shooting and fishing shades.  Skeleton Optics utilizes polarized Zeiss lenses with what they call “Tri-pel” coating that resists everything from salt water to mud, sweat and oil.  Like the Scout, many of the models are unisex, and I enjoy the Mossy Oak Winter frame color with Bronze Titanic lenses.

    The glasses come packed in a silky drawstring pouch inside a semi-rigid zipper case with a one year manufacturer warranty.  So far, they’ve been banged around in hunting pack, tossed in a range bag, and just plain used with no lens scratches or wear.  If camo is not your thing, they offer several other styles and numerous other colors and patterns. In addition to Zeiss glass, Skeleton uses Italian-made frames.  If that’s not enough, one more big plus—they are an American veteran-owned small business. Our Scout Mossy Oak shades retail for $200 and make a nice buy for durable shooter’s eyewear.


Flitz Gun & Knife Care Kit

Flitz Gun & Knife Care Kit

All good hunters and shooters take care of their weapons, and Flitz makes that job a breeze.  The Gun & Knife Care Kit includes 1.7 ounce units of Tactical Matte Cleaner, Polish Paste, and Gun & Knife Wax Protectant along with a 16×16-inch microfiber polishing cloth.  We’ve shined up stainless, nickel, brass, and hot blued firearms with stellar results.  It works wonders on bayonets and old hunting knives as well.  The wax even performs well on stocks, while the cleaner can be used on the interior of gun bores.  Best of all, these products don’t just clean things up, but protect them for up to six months as well.  With an MSRP of $22.29, this Flitz Kit is a bargain for the shooter’s work bench, and fits well in a Christmas stocking.

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