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From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/26/10 8:28 PM 
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As recommended in the 1 Dec 10 issue of The New Gun Week, Lansky has a variety of good and inexpensive knife sharpeners for the outdoor user.

[edited to add — I found a sharpener similar to this at a gun store and bought it but it also has a scissors sharpening feature and cost less]

The deluxe version of Lansky’s super fast tungsten carbide sharpener features a roomy, overmolded rubber non-slip grip for maximum comfort and control, safety thumb rest and a lanyard hole for easy attachment to a belt or backpack.
$8.99 plus shipping

This pocket-size Lansky Dual-Grit, Multi-Purpose Sharpener is ideal for sharpening lawn mower blades, machetes, hatchets, axe blades, shovels and spades plus a variety of other cutting and chopping tools. The Puck’s easy to grip contoured shape, provides for safe, simple tool sharpening. Dual-Grit design provides a coarse side for quick cutting and shaping, and a medium side for final sharpening and finishing of your edge.
$7.99 plus shipping

Also recommended as an accessory is Nathan's Natural Honing Oil, a specially formulated lubricant for use with all Lansky Sharpeners and Natural Arkansas Benchstones.
$3.49 plus shipping

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From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/30/10 1:14 PM 
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eBay search for self defense shows a variety of items for reasonable prices, especially in the Personal Security category.


Gift ideas other than firearms

Since some people already have the guns they like it might be better to get them an accessory or something other than yet another weapon.


Crimson Trace Laser Handgrips to fit their handgun — cost $200+

Registration and expenses (usually just ammo) to take a local concealed carry training — cost about $150

Registration and expenses to a specialized shooting academy — costs vary, especially if you attend out of state. Couples or friends can attend together to both save money and have more fun.

NRA Memeberships! Join, renew, or give a membership as a gift. What a great idea for your spouse or kids. Click the link and get $10 off now!

USCCA Memberships! The United States Concealed Carry Association is a must for anyone who carries. Tons of benefits plus the best CCW magazine in America — cost $47 per year

Gun books, videos, and magazines!

See this discussion for some good titles: Firearms & Self defense references

  • There are many gun books & videos to choose from and you can save on used books by shopping online.
  • Subscription to a shooting magazine  — be sure they don't already subscribe — cost between $10 and $30

Shirts, hats, and novelties are available in a wide variety online.
Gun Gifts, T-shirts, Stickers and more - CafePress

GOOGLE search for shooting gifts

Check retail sites such as:







  • Edited 12/12/2010 12:23 pm by EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host12/9/10 8:16 PM 
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Locked and Loaded:
Designed For Firearm Fans

 by Diana Cook
Oct 20, 2010

The right to bear arms is certainly a contentious issue that can ignite some serious passion from those both for and against gun control. However, there is no room for debate that fans of tongue-in-cheek aesthetics will be delighted with the the kitsch factor evidenced in the following designs. We've assembled images of thirty items designed to add Dirty Harry chic to the home.

Handgun Candle
Handgun Candle Holder
Handgun Telephone
Handgun Vase
Handgun Chandelier
Machine Gun Candle Holder
Machine Gun Hatrack
AR-15 Chandelier
Gun Chairs (2)
Gun Pillows (4)
Gun Bench
Shotgun Shell Bench
Shotgun Shell Mailbox
Bedside Gun Holder
Gun Wallpaper (2)
Gun Mirror
Gun Table
Gun Lamps
Gun Mailboxes (2)
Gun Sculture
Gun Rug
Gun Egg Frying Mold
Gun Liquor Dispenser
Gun Clock
Gun Shelf

[Try internet searches to find such items]


Also see this discussion:

2010 holiday specials

  • Edited 12/12/2010 1:48 pm by EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host12/18/10 7:28 PM 
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Recommendatnos from the American Rifleman magazine.

Best Stocking Stuffers for Shooters


Having a hard time figuring out what to get the shooter in your life for Christmas? Here are's choices for best stocking stuffers.
[10 photos]

1. TangoDown ACR Magazines

It’s been said that the magazine makes the rifle. If that’s true then the TangoDown ACR magazines for AR-15/M16 rifles really make the gun. These two-piece polymer magazines have a straight upper section for presenting cartridges and a curved lower section for accommodating remaining ammunition, and they’re just about indestructible for $18.50.

2. Tapco INTRAFUSE Vertical Grip

Give your tactical shooter increased control over his or her rifle with the Tapco INTRAFUSE Vertical Grip. In addition to providing extra hold on the firearm, this grip mounts easily to a variety of rails and has a storage compartment that holds batteries and other essentials for $21.99.

3. Caldwell E85S Compact Electronic Hearing Blocks

Every time a gun is fired, the shooter’s hearing is damaged a little unless he or she is wearing hearing protection. Some shooters forgo hearing protection because they want to hear what is going on around them. With Caldwell’s E85S Compact Electronic Hearing Blocks, your shooter can have the best of both worlds for $29.97.

4. AR-15/M16 ASAP Sling Adapter

A sling is an important tool on a tactical rifle, but many slings attach so the rifle can only be carried in certain ways. The AR-15/M16 ASAP Sling Adapter from Brownells allows an unrestricted 180 degrees of motion, allowing easy tactical adjustments for shooting around corners or swapping sides for $29.99.

5. BLACKHAWK! CQC Pistol Belts

Every concealed-carry advocate needs a good belt to hold essential gear, such as a handgun, when out in public. In fact, multiple belts are useful to ensure proper matching with shoes and clothes. BLACKHAWK!’s CQC Pistol Belts come in a variety of styles and colors, and the reinforced spine keeps all needed equipment in place for just $29.99

6. Galco Ankle Lite

Whether used as a backup or a primary, a good ankle holster is an excellent investment, and the Galco Ankle Lite is light weight, comfortable and available for a variety of compact handguns for just $71.95.

7. CrossBreed Bedside Backup

There is no doubt that keeping a handgun close at hand can save a life, and the CrossBreed Bedside Backup keeps your gun within easy reach, and it breaks down easily for traveling for just $73.95.

8. Bushnell Backtrack Point-5

While GPS units are great tools for the outdoors, not everyone wants all the bells and whistles that come with the larger units. The Bushnell BackTrack Point-5 is compact, simple to use, provides a digital compass and stores five waypoints with longitude and latitude for getting back to the truck or back home for $89.99.

9. SureFire EL2 AA Outdoorsman

SureFire produces some of the best compact flashlights on the market, but they’ve always required specialized batteries, which are expensive and hard to find in many stores. SureFire’s EL2 AA Outdoorsman provides all of the features SureFire is known for — Total Internal Reflection lens, power-regulated LED emitter and multiple output levels — in a flashlight that runs on two AA batteries for $165.

10. ASAP Survival Bags

Whether natural or man-made, disasters require a certain amount of specialized gear for survival, such as food, water and shelter. The ASAP Survival Bags are great starter kits for building a personalized Go Bag, which can be easily carried in a car, boat or on your person, for $194.40.


From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host12/21/10 2:58 AM 
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19 Dec 2010

For those hard-to-buy-for gun people on your Christmas list (or when putting together your own “me want!” list), consider a bench rest device for testing accuracy in rifles and handguns.

The more wobble you can take out of things when you’re bench-resting your firearm to check its accuracy or sighting it in to zero with a given load, the better. The Caldwell Matrix rest just came out from Battenfeld Technologies, the same folks who brought you the redoubtable Lead Sled for taking the pain out of “benching” powerful rifles, and it looks as if they’ve hit another home run with this Matrix product.

This modular unit uses knobs to adjust precisely for elevation and is also adjustable for length. Well cushioned at both butt and frame contact points, the forward support part of the Matrix is called a “ram” in the factory literature, and is designed to be locked solidly in place with another knob. My one (small) complaint came from finding that even with that locking knob hand-tight, downward pressure could start lowering the “ram,” and therefore the gun’s position and point of aim.

I call it a small complaint because anyone serious about bench rest testing is going to adjust the gun between shots, anyway. The simple fact is, recoil moves guns. With the Matrix, I found I only needed one or two light adjustments per five-shot string of fire. Hell, most of us do more between-shot adjustment than that when bench resting off sandbags … sometimes we look like insomniacs fluffing and pounding our pillows as we beat the darn bags back into position. By comparison, the Matrix is a convenience and a time-saver.

I like that it has a built-in storage spot, and mine came with an attachment that turns it into a rifle rest, which I haven’t tried yet, though I’ve found it most satisfactory for testing several pistols and revolvers so far. The sixty-smacker asking price sounds high to those of us accustomed to simple plastic gun rests, but once you’ve used a Matrix, you’ll understand why it’s worth the money, particularly if you do a lot of shooting off the bench.  Looks cool, too. More info is available through

If you’re worrying about ordering one and getting it delivered in time to get it under the Christmas tree, check the gun shops and sporting goods stores. I just saw one for sixty bucks at a Gander Mountain…saves the shipping, after all.


From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host6/4/11 7:15 PM 
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Here is a good training target silhouette which better shows the vital areas:

OPSGEAR Silhouette Target - Red — 25 @ $19


  • Edited April 21, 2018 12:11 am  by  EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host10/22/11 3:40 PM 
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Gun Egg Fryer Mold
shop around online

A cool gift for any card-carrying NRA member who loves breakfast. Go ahead, make their day and fry your eggs in the shape of a gun.

Seriously, you can use this Gun Egg Mold for much more than eggs – use it for pancakes, cookies or pizzas.

This western revolver food mold is made of stainless steel and has a handle to make removal easy.

8" long x 3.5" tall x .75" thick


Tommy Gun Egg Fryer
Item #: 54679
In Store Availability: In Stock
Usually ships In One Business Day

Retail: $9.95 Price: $7.95

Some people can create breakfast art with nothing but a spatula and a frying pan. This mold is not for those people.

Show your breakfast foods who's boss with the Tommy Gun Egg Fryer Mold.

Bonus: It can also be used as a cookie cutter!

  • .75" deep,  3" x 8.5"
  • Works for eggs, pancakes, cookies, jello, and much more


  • Edited 10/22/2011 4:09 pm by EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host10/22/11 3:47 PM 
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Condiment Gun
Item #:
In Store Availability: In Stock
Usually ships In One Business Day

Retail: $29.99 Price: $24.99

Chips without ketchup? Hotdogs without mustard?

It doesn’t bear thinking about. The horror...the horror.

The ultimate sauce lover’s gadget. Now man's favorite comfort foods have been given their own specialist kitchen tackle... the Condiment Gun!

Simply fill one of the two cartridges with your favorite sauce, fill up the barrel of the gun and snap the chamber shut. Greasy spoons, BBQs and Saturday night TV dinners beware – hunting camp is about to get a whole lot more fun!

Load up the cartridges with mustard, ketchup, steak sauce, or other non-chunky condiment, and then let 'er rip!

You can also use this Condiment gun for food fights, but you already knew that.

  • Sauce not included!
  • Sauce cartridge: holds approximately 3.4Oz of sauce
  • 20 squirts to empty the cartridges


  • Condiment Gun – approx. 8"(W) x 6"(H) x 2"(D)
  • Condiment Cartridge (nozzle attached) - approx 5"(H) x 2"(D)



Freeze - Gun Shaped Ice Cube Tray

Item #:
In Store Availability: In Stock
Usually ships In One Business Day
Retail: $9.95 Price: $8.95

pop a cap in your glass

Is your drink packin’ heat? Well, cool it down with Freeze! Pop a few rounds of these finely-tooled gun shaped ice cubes into your beverages and watch things cool down. They’re just the thing for fully-loaded drinks!

Makes 6 handgun shaped ice cubes.

  • Edited April 21, 2018 12:12 am  by  EdGlaze

From: The Chief (BowWave) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/23/11 8:58 AM 
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" Remember, you can never transfer a firearm directly to another person who is a resident of a different state. "

I'm not convinced this is true.


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Though not really a direct transfer:

A firearm inheritance from a will is one of the exceptions to the interstate transfer laws. Once there is a signed order naming the executor of the will, it is legal for you to bring inherited guns across state lines without going through an FFL dealer.

Related discussion:

Selling firearms 
Check your state's laws.

  • Edited December 31, 2018 9:27 pm  by  EdGlaze

From: The Chief (BowWave) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/23/11 9:06 AM 
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You said: " I just bought myself a Hi Point 9mm pistol and 9mm carbine. "

I bought the pair several years ago.  Not pretty, but functional and reliable.  You'll enjoy them.


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  • Edited 10/23/2011 12:04 pm by EdGlaze

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