If you’re shopping for a loved one who carries concealed, then you know it’s both a serious job and an expensive hobby.

Lucky for you Guns.com has assembled a gift guide that will give you options for both affordable gifts and gifts that will last a lifetime. While the holiday season can be stressful, rest easy knowing that you’ll deliver a gift that will be appreciated and help keep you safe. 

BUG or New EDC Gun
 

What's better than a new gun under the tree? (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)


Chances are you’ve heard the person you’re shopping for talking about that new gun they’ve had their eye on. Maybe they’ve been talking about carrying a second backup gun but just haven’t had the dough to pony up. Whatever the case, if you’re legally allowed to give a gun as a gift in your state, then a gun, whether it’s a BUG or a new EDC, is the best gift to give. 

Whether you’re looking for a loved one or yourself you’ll find plenty of great options for concealed carry guns in our hand-picked selection below! 

SHOP EDC GUNS


Magazines
 

Whether you're old school rocking an M1911 or new school with a G19x, extra mags are always welcome. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)


Training and classes can often require additional magazines above and beyond the standard one or two that come with the gun. Additional magazines can also aid in dry-fire training. Having dedicated dry-fire mags not only will help with safety but also gives time back through not having to unload and reload mags. The same goes with practicing at the range, the more mags, the less time spent reloading. That equals more time shooting, training, and having fun.

Magazines are a great and inexpensive way to say, “I love you, now please go train more.” Check out our huge selection of magazines below.

SHOP MAGS


Holsters
 

Holsters are a great way to tell that loved one "I want you to carry more." (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


Carrying can be a pain with the wrong holster and finding the right holster can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for. We’ve reviewed plenty of holsters here at Guns.com and have found some universal factors that make a quality holster. If you’ve heard your loved one grumbling about how it’s been uncomfortable to carry, then it may be time for a holster upgrade. 

Names like Crossbreed, Galco, and PHLster are just a few of the many names that have been routinely discussed as being great holster options for concealed carry. Giving the gift of a holster is another relatively inexpensive way to tell that special sheepdog in your life to get out there and train more. 

Training
 

Training is the gift that lasts a lifetime. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)


Speaking of training, it always qualifies as a great gift. There are thousands of qualified instructors out there and finding a good instructor isn’t difficult if you know what to look for. Whether you’re buying an intro to concealed carry course, or you’re going all out on a cross country experience, training is a gift that can last a lifetime.

Training organizations like the Sig Sauer Academy or Gunsight have specialty courses designed for concealed carriers of all experience levels. Plus, think of their reaction when you tell them they're not only getting a trip but one where they get to go shooting! 

Whether your special someone has just started carrying their gun or they’ve been at it for years there is always something to learn. A great trainer, like a great teacher, is something that will leave an impression for a lifetime.  

5.11 Gifts
 

5.11 is always a smart gift choice for the concealed carry holder in your life. (Photo: 5.11)


5.11 has made a name for itself by making high-quality clothing and gear that holds up to the harshest conditions. They also have gear that is relatively inexpensive compared to many other things on this list. For example, you could get yourself a tactical pen that can double as a Kubaton if you ever caught yourself at the library without a gun or knife. The pen is built to last and reasonably priced at only $29.99.

Besides having a tool to strike with a flashlight, is also high on many people's list of essential needs. The Response XR1 flashlight has been a big hit in the EDC kit. It’s bright enough to shock possible would-be attackers with its 1,031 lumens on high mode. Its sure to make someone look away and find anything you need under the couch. The beveled edge of the flashlight also gives you another nice impact weapon should you lose the pen. This light falls in the mid-range price for EDC lights coming at $74.99.

A nice multitool is always helpful at the range or on the way to the range. The LE EMT Multi-tool from 5.11 has a spring-loaded glass breaker, a seatbelt cutter, a wire cutter, plus many other handy features. This incredibly useful multi-tool comes in with a price of $49.99. 

If nothing else, you can always get them a fruitcake. (We're kidding. Don't get them a fruitcake)
 

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