The shopping days before Christmas are slipping away. Maybe you finished all your shopping before Halloween. Or maybe you are like me and still agonizing about what to get the gift-worthy gearheads in your life.
KitUp! has assembled a handful of gift ideas for the expensive-gift buyers and the bargain hunters out there. So whether its flashlights, knives or tools, the list gives you the steep (pricey) first and then the cheap (less-pricey) gift options.
Take a look:
Magpul’s AR15/M4 Armorer’s wrench can be used on barrel nuts and flash hiders. It has two hammer faces and works with ½ inch torque wrench. It’s made of steel and features a grip-enhancing phosphate finish. $79.95.
Patriot Products AZ, LLC Combat Optic Tool. It has a 3/8s inch and a 10mm box wrench that will work with LaRue Tactical and Aimpoint 3X Twist mounts, as well as a ½ inch open face wrench for Leupold, Badger Ordnance, Warne, and similar cross bolt mounts. It can adjust windage and elevation on Aimpoint CompM, M2, M3, M4 and Micro T-1 sights, EOTech sights, Trijicon ACOG RCO and RMR sights, as well as adjust the factory mounts for ACOGs and EOTechs. It’s stainless steel and costs $20.
Arc'teryx Leaf Gear Atom LT Hoody is a solid piece of snivel gear. Its Coreloft insulation has a very high warmth-to-weight ratio. The hood encloses around your face to provide cozy warmth when needed. When worn beneath body armor, comfortable side panels of breathable, stretch fabric are designed to prevent overheating and provide ease of movement. It comes in wolf gray, black and crocodile. $239.
Tactical Distributors Elite Hoody Gen II features quality zippers, welt side pockets, comfortable fit in the arms and an updated sleeve pocket. $54.95.
Emerson Knives American Patriot Knife was made to honor the legacy of George Washington. It features a 3.9 inch 154cm blade. The Patriot is available in two versions. The standard has G-10 handles with either a black or stonewashed blade finish for $259.95. The Special Edition Patriot features handle panels made from wood from a two hundred fifty year old oak tree from George Washington’s original farm at Mount Vernon. A custom, die-struck coin, finished in Gun Metal Copper is embedded into the wood. The knife comes with a copy of a survey map drawn by George Washington himself, showing the location of the tree on his original farm. $499.95.
Buck Knives 110 Folder 50th Anniversary Edition has been transformed this year in celebration of its 50th anniversary. It still features the standard 3.75 inch blade made from 420HC steel. An anniversary medallion is embedded into the Macassar Ebony Dymondwood handle. It comes with the standard black leather sheath for $73.
Dark Angel Medical Gen 3 Direct Action Response Kit. The compact, pouch encases kit you will need to handle a trauma situation such as latex-free gloves, trauma shears, Combat Application Tourniquet, 4-inch Israeli Bandage, compressed gauze, HALO Seals by PMI, nasal airway and a space blanket. The kit also includes a version of QuikClot Combat Gauze or Celox Rapid Hemostatic Gauze, depending on the version you choose. It costs 164.95 for the civilian/LE version or $179.95 for the Mil-Spec version.
Tactical Medical Solutions Downed Officer Kit has essential items to treat series injuries. A heavyweight re-sealable bag contains a SOF Tactical Tourniquet-W, Olaes modular bandage, face shield, Nitrile gloves, 2-inch tape and trauma shears. It costs $39.90 or $77.53 with combat gauze.
Surefire UDR Dominator is just under 12 inches long but its advanced LED technology — powered by either the included rechargeable Lithium-ion battery or twelve 123A disposable batteries — produces a maximum output of 2,400-lumens of dazzling white light at its high setting and eight decreasing output levels down to 15 lumens at its low setting. An 11-position selector ring lets you choose 9 output levels, strobe, or off/disable. $1,370.
Gerber Cortex Compact functions as a discreet, everyday-carry light that runs on a single Lithium CR123 battery or a single AA battery. Housed within machined aluminum for strength and durability, this 4-inch, 2.1 ounce light clips neatly inside pants pockets for quick access. The Cortex Compact light gives off 175 lumens at max output. $82.