Tactical Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas: Tactical

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The next person on your shopping list — and perhaps the most fun person to shop for — is the tactical guy. Whether he’s adding a new pistol to his handgun collection every other week or frequently adding a new knife to his everyday carry, the tactical guy on your shopping list is always ready for the unexpected and prefers a blackwashed steel anything over leather goods and likely prefers a tomahawk instead of a steak knife.

To help you find this man (or woman) a gift this holiday season, we’ve curated this list of purpose-built tools — pens, knives, flashlights, etc. — and a little bit of everything else for the gear head who’s always planning his/her next move.

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

The Dango Tactical Wallet measures in at a mere 0.3 inches thick and has quite a bit more going for it than the wallet you’re more than likely carrying right now — namely a 6061 aerospace grade aluminum construction wrapped in genuine leather, RFID-blocking capabilities, enough room for 12 cards and some cash, and a removable carbon stainless steel multi-tool with over 14 different functions. – Shop Now

Garmin Tactix Charlie Watch

Garmin Tactix Charlie Watch

Paired with your smartphone, the Tactix Charlie will send you text, call, calendar, and email notifications, and is customizable with an array of apps. It comes complete with fitness features such as a heart monitoring system, but where Garmin makes their mark is in the preloaded digital topographic maps and additional 16GB for downloadable map data and marine charts. Add in a gyroscope, barometric altimeter, 3-axis compass, and a battery that can last from 20 hours to 12 days depending on the mode you’re using, and this is tech that begs you, without irony, to get off the grid. – Shop Now

Survival Axe Elite

Survival Axe Elite

The adventure-friendly design includes a Hammer with a reinforced claw, a full steel tang with hatchet blade made from hardened 1055 carbon steel, a glass breaker and window punch, a sharpened hook, a nail puller/wire twist, a set of built-in hex wrenches, a spanner wrench, a gas shut-off wrench, a Milwaukee brand replaceable Sawzall blade, a strap cutter, and a bottle opener.

Glass-filled handles render the multi-tool only a pound and a half for ease of use for a variety of traditional and non-traditional tasks. Perhaps the axe’s winning feature is it’s compact size of only eleven inches — small enough to fit in the glove box of your vehicle and functional enough to keep it there all year round. – Shop Now

2019 Grizzly EPS SE

2019 Grizzly EPS SE

Rebuilt for 2019, Yamaha’s new Grizzly ATV features a big bore 700cc engine designed for aggressive trail riding, a responsive Ultramatic transmission, a trail-ready chassis with superior ground clearance and adjustable suspension, and on-command four-wheel drive — just a few reasons why it makes the perfect Christmas gift for the tactical-minded guy on your list this year. – Shop Now

Under Armour Tactical Duty Gloves

Under Armour Tactical Duty Gloves

These touchscreen-compatible UA gloves offer a streamlined fit and are crafted from synthetic leather with a neoprene cuff. And while padding on the back of each pair provide adequate protection from the occasional impact from whatever you may encounter while wearing them, they don’t necessarily look overly tactical in appearance. That makes them a safe bet for wearing just about anywhere — both on duty and off. – Shop Now

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Gerber’s rugged Impromptu Tactical Pen features a simple push button mechanism that reveals an ink cartridge that can write in all positions and in wet or dry weather, a tempered steel tip window punch, and a machined steel construction that renders it heavy and sturdy enough to effectively double as a self defense weapon. – Shop Now

The James Brand Chapter Knife

The James Brand Chapter Knife

Despite a market full of feature-rich, indestructible pocket folding knives, the Chapter Knife maintains a sleek, minimalist design unique from the rest of the pack and perfect for everyday carry. It boasts a rust-free stainless steel blade with either a serrated combo blade or straight blade, along with a lightweight titanium frame-lock construction that will last a lifetime. – Shop Now

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife

Spyderco Para Military 2 Knife

With a 3.44 inch S30V steel blade, a G-10 scaled handle, and Spyderco’s round hole for deploying the blade with one hand, the Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 is compact, lightweight, sharp as hell, and a perfectly acceptable EDC knife that has consistently found it’s way into countless everyday carry kits since it’s release. – Shop Now

Duke Cannon Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant

Duke Cannon Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant

Chapped lips don’t have to be, and your lip balm needn’t be the same one your lady friend everyday carries in her purse. Give your lips the protection they need with Duke Cannon Cannonball Men’s Lip Protectant — a brand tested and approved by active duty military personnel. – Shop Now

Surefire R1 Lawman Flashlight

Surefire R1 Lawman

The R1 Lawman delivers up to an impressive 1,000 lumens of light output and boasts a tactical tail cap switch with three separate output modes along with three different light output levels via a head switch. It’s also as tough or tougher than your other tactical gear thanks to a Mil-spec hard anodized aluminum construction that has been gasket-sealed to keep out all of the elements — moisture, dirt, dust, and sand. – Shop Now

GoRuck GR1 Backpack

GoRuck GR1

From cities to warzones, the GoRuck offers professional Special Forces-grade durability in a minimalist 21-liter design. Exterior features include a covert easy-access front slant drop pocket and triple-row MOLLE webbing for gear attachment. Its covert bombproof laptop compartment sits against the rear of the pack and can accommodate laptops measuring up to 15 inches or hydration pouches. Padded straps and a reinforced back panel comfortably maintain the structure of the GR1, eliminating the need for a sternum strap. – Shop Now

Gerber Center-Drive

Gerber Center-Drive

The new for 2017 Gerber Center-Drive is equipped with a plethora of full-size tools including a 30% longer outboard blade and one-thumb opening sliding jaws, and a magnetic center-axis bit driver providing maximum torque and rotation. In addition, this set of Gerber multipliers comes with spring-loaded needle nose pliers, rotatable wire cutters and strippers, a pry bar with a nail puller, an awl, and magnetic screwdriver bits. – Shop Now

5.11 Rush Moab 10

5.11 Rush MOAB 10

This portable 1093-cubic inch daypack sets itself apart from the crowd with a single ergonomic cross-body shoulder strap. This shoulder strap can be switched for ambidextrous wear and contains a quick-access zippered shoulder coms pocket with headphone ports. Dual-compartment clamshell opening allows for easy packing and unloading while a rear TacTec pocket allows for covert storage. Additional features include the top-facing fleece-lined sunglass pouch and hydration pocket with external port. – Shop Now

Tactical Vest Beer Koozie

Tactical Vest Beer Koozie

Inspired by the full-sized tactical vests worn by our beloved military personnel, this tactical beverage holder is made from 600D PU canvas to take a beating out in the field, and features MOLLE webbing for attaching your lighter, a cigar, or any other poolside essentials, along with a velcro attachment for proudly displaying the patch of your choice. – Shop Now

EagleTac T25C2

EagleTac T25C2

This flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L2 LED that provides an impressive light output of 1180 lumens, should you need it, in a concentrated beam that can project to a distance of nearly three football fields. Other built-in features found on the T25C2 Flashlight include a tactical mode with multiple brightness levels and a strobe mode, a rubber cigar grip, a removable pocket clip, a drop-in module for utilizing different LED bulbs with varying output and wavelengths depending on your needs, and a unique energy saving feature that reduces lumen output by a quarter after you run the flashlight on turbo mode for over 3 minutes. – Shop Now

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

Made from food and water safe Grilamid, the Tactical Spork by Ka-Bar will provide a means to consume your meals at the campsite or while living off of the grid for a few weeks. It’s collapsible design saves space in your bag or pocket and also includes an integrated knife, which can be accessed by pulling on each end to lock it into place. – Shop Now

SureFire X300 Ultra WeaponLight

SureFire X300 Ultra WeaponLight

SureFire helps you — and your weapon of choice — perform at your best with the X300 Ultra WeaponLight. While primarily intended for use on a pistol, the X300 also mounts easily to your MIL-STD 1913 rail-equipped long gun of choice thanks to a new T-slot mounting system. Both it’s simplicity and versatility make it well worth the purchase.

Features include ambidextrous switches at the flashlight’s rear, momentary-on and constant-on modes, optional switches depending on what weapon you’re carrying, 600 lumens of intruder-blinding light, and a durable aerospace aluminum body — sealed to keep out dust and moisture. – Shop Now

Browning Shock N' Awe Tomahawk

Browning Shock N’ Awe Tomahawk

Sometimes a knife just isn’t the right tool for the job at hand. For those very rare moments, there exists the Shock N’ Awe Tomahawk by Browning. There is no doubt that its ready to perform any task you throw at it without fail — be it chopping, digging, splitting, throwing, or breaking glass. Its forged from a black powder-coated sword-grade 1055 stainless steel and features a 2 3/4-inch axe blade along with a paracord-wrapped handle and an accompanying spiked pommel. – Buy It

SOG Flint

SOG Flint

As versatile as it is compact, the SOG Flint has a built-in fire starter, steel Wool tinder compartment, carbide-tipped glass Breaker, and safety Whistle. It also weighs less than an ounce and measures only 4.3-Inches long — small enough to carry in your pocket, around your neck, or in your pack. – Shop Now

SOG Spec Arc Folding Knife

SOG Spec Arc Folding Knife

Expertly crafted for multi-purpose use, this new tactical folding knife from SOG is perfect for everyday pocket carry and is equipped to handle any task regardless of size and intensity. The knife features a 4-inch VG-10 blade, an Arc-Lock for strong and reliable lockup, and a GRN handles made from glass reinforced nylon with stainless steel liners that render it only 4.4 ounces. – Shop Now

Muzzleshot Tactical Shot Glass

Muzzleshot Tactical Shot Glass

Designed after the flash hider for M16A2 weapons, the Muzzleshot Tactical Shot Glass might just add a healthy dose of testosterone to any shot of liquor. It is machine-crafted from a single block of billet-heat treated and anodized aluminum right here in the USA and holds 1.5-ounces of your favorite shot of whiskey. – Shop Now

Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster

Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster

Interoffice warfare requires precision, tactical know-how, and the right equipment. Enter the Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster. Sleek and slim, this blaster offers motorized functionality for easy load and rapid fire when you need to pack a punch.  Twelve high-impact rival rounds are easy to load in the ambidextrous magazine, a tactical rail allows for the addition of Nerf accessories, and you’ll enjoy convenient extras like a trigger lock, a jam clearing door, and flip-up sights for zeroing in on an unsuspecting Brandon in accounting. – Shop Now

Duke Cannon Tactical Soap Pouch

Duke Cannon Tactical Soap On A Rope Pouch

This tactical scrubber is compatible with the entire line of Duke Cannon bricks of soap and is made with course mesh for heavy duty scrubbing and softer mesh for fine tuning other, less-rough areas of your body, along with a 550 mil-spec paracord for keeping your soap within reach. – Shop Now

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