Doing My Part To Stimulate The (Gun) Economy – 2013 Edition (Updated)

Herewith my annual listing of Black Friday or pre-Black Friday deals that are gun, knife, outdoor, tactical, or prep related. In the past I’ve posted this list later in the week but it seems that a number of retailers aren’t waiting to Friday or even Thursday. I will be doing updates through the week as more of the deals are released.

I have included any coupon codes if needed. If you find others, please share them in the comments section.

If you know of other Black Friday sales, please share them in the comments section.

The Old Grouch Military Surplus

I’m giving my friend Tim the place of honor in this list. The Old Grouch’s Military Surplus Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Starts
NOW! Deep Discounts On Select Items & 10% off everything else!


Begins Monday, Nov. 25th at Midnight CST and last for eight days.


Begins on Thanksgiving at 12am CST and end at 11:59pm CST 12/2

Stag Arms

Sale is effective 12:01AM EST November 29, 2013 to 11:59PM EST Dec 1st, 2013. Most items are limited quantity. They will be selling a number of Stag Arms uppers including the 1H, 2H, and 3H. The doorbuster price on the 1H is $395.

Fight and Flight Tactical

Fight and Flight Tactical will be having a 20% off sale from 0001 on Saturday, Nov 30th thru 2359 Monday, Dec 2nd, for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Discount code is “stayhomeblackfriday”

Crosman Airguns

Benjamin Marauder .25cal – $499.99;
Benjamin Marauder .22cal – $479.99;
Crosman M4177 (black or tan model) & MK-177 – $59.99

Benjamin Marauder .177cal – $479.99;
MAR177 upper for standard AR lower – $500;
Crosman M4177 (black or tan model) & MK-177 – $59.99;

…plus 20% off all weekend.

 Bass Pro Shops

The in-store event starts at Bass Pro on Friday at 5am. Their 6-hour sale includes a brick of Winchester .22 LR for $25 and a Ruger 10/22 with LaserMax for $299. They also have a 5-day sale starting on Wednesday which includes a Remington VersaMax for $1,199 and a Ruger 10/22 for $229. 


Black Friday starts at 5am on Nov. 29th. Doorbusters include a Ruger 10/22 with LaserMax for $249, a Sig Sauer 1911-22 for $349, and a Remington 700 ADL with scope for $499. See the preview ad here.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Given their wimpy response post-Newtown, I would not shop there if they were given away bricks of .22 LR and Colt ARs for free. You are on your own for them.

10% off and free shipping. Use promo code “SAVE”. Starts on 11/24 and ends on 12/1.

Tactical Distributors

20% off sitewide with promo code “BF20”. Starts Wednesday, 11/27 and ends on Monday, 12/2.

OP Tactical

OP Tactical will be running a Black Friday Sale from 12pm EST on 27 NOV until Midnight on 29 NOV. Use promo code “TDAY2013”.


Receive 25% off ALL products from SORD. Use promo code “BLKSVZ2012”.

 10% off and free shipping. Use promo code “BLACKFRIDAY”. Starts on 11/24 and ends on 12/1.

Tractor Supply Co.

On Friday only, they will be selling the Cannon wide body safe for $699. Also of interest to hunters would be their Masterbuilt Electric Digital Smoker, trail cams, and a tent blind.

Daniel Defense

Daniel Defense is featuring rifle-mounted Contour cameras as well as other accessories at 40% off starting today through Monday, December 1st.

TNVC – Tactical Night Vision Company

The TNVC Christmas Sale is going on now through the end of the year. Use promo code “XMAS13” at checkout for substantial discounts on both night vision and lasers.

Gander Mountain

Friday-only specials include the Ruger LCP for $299, the Liberty Revolution 12 gun safe for $349, and the Bushmaster Carbon 15 for $799. Saturday-only deals include the Ruger LC9 with Crimson Trace LaserGuard for $549 and the S&W MP22 .22LR pistol for $379.

Academy Sports and Outdoor

Academy Sports has started early and is a running a pre-Black Friday sale that runs through Wednesday. Some of the items include the Remington VersaMax Sportsmans 12 gauge shotgun for $829, the Walther PPX 9mm for $399, and the Para-USA Expert .45 ACP 1911 for $579.

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Their Black Friday sale starts at 6am. Among the items listed are Ruger SR1911s in both Government and Commander models for $599, the Garmin GPSMAP 62s for $199, and 1,000 rounds of Federal American Eagle 55-grain .223 ammo for $399.

Dunham Sports

Their Black Friday sale starts at 8pm on Thanksgiving and goes to 3pm on Friday. Among the items listed are a Bushmaster Optics Ready Carbine for $799, the Remington 770 for $279, and the Cannon Safari 36 gun safe for $549.

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Their Black Friday sale starts at 5am and goes to 4pm on Friday. Among their doorbusters is the Howa Whitetail rifle in either .308 or .223 for $619.

LaRue Tactical

Now through Christmas, they are holding their PolymAR sale. This is to celebrate the finishing of their polymer production facility. They are offering 25% off all individual polymer items and 35% off combo items.



Black Friday sale starts on Tuesday and all Black Friday specials get an automatic 10% taken off when placed in the cart.

The Mako Group

Sale starts on Friday and continues through Cyber Monday. 30% off with promo code “BrightFriday”. Items included are the Meprolight reflex sight and the steel E-Lander AR magazines.

Wilson Combat

The sales starts on Tuesday. Items include their excellent 1911 magazines, AR triggers, and holsters.

Sig Sauer

Black Friday sale will feature their Sig516 7.5″ and 10″ uppers. Other AR accessories are 20% off.

7.62 Design

Black Friday/Cyber Monday starts today (Tuesday). 30% off all products with promo code “PILGRIM13”


Thanksgiving evening sale goes from 8pm until 11:59pm EST. Up to 50% off on select products with promo code “thanks50”.

Midwest Gun Works

The promotion starts on Thanksgiving and continues through Monday at midnight CST. Use promo code “BLKFRI” to get free mail shipping on orders under $100 and free UPS Ground on orders over $100.

CalGuns Foundation Store

To celebrate their grand reopening, they are offering free shipping on all orders over $20 and have many items on sale. Even better the proceeds go to support Second Amendment efforts in California.

Gun Digest Books

50% off all Gun Digest books now through Sunday, Dec. 1st.

LA Police Gear

Using promo code FRIDAY11 gets you an additional 11% off through 11/28/13.

UPDATE II: More and more sale notices are being sent out by stores and manufacturers. I’ll try to keep up with as many as possible.


Their proshop is offering free shipping on anything ordered through them over the weekend. More importantly, they are offering class discounts.

Gunsite’s ‘Training’ Black Raven Weekend sale is $200 off any 2014 class. Simply fax your application to 928-636-1236 or mail it in with a postmark of November 29– Dec 1, to 2900 W. Gunsite Rd. Paulden, AZ. 86334 or email it to We will not be in the office on Black Raven Weekend, however we will honor all applications received those days.


This Cyber Monday, take advantage of amazing deals on Nosler Rifles! Both new and factory refurbished rifles will be available at prices that won’t last. Contact Shawn Finley at or 800-285-3701 ext 1028 to reserve your rifle–but orders will not be accepted until Monday December 2nd, 2013 at 8:30am PST. Limited to on-hand rifles only.

Barrett Rifles

Cyber Monday sale includes their REC 7 5.56 upper and REC 7 mags in 6.8 SPC.

Wing Supply

Black Friday sale includes Mossy Oak Duck Blinds for $239, Drake Interceptor camo pants or shirts for $24.95, and a lot of other duck hunting gear. Sale goes until 12/4.

Bravo Company

Their Black Friday is Going Hot sale includes demo/scratched uppers for $74.95, Surefire 100 round mags for $139, and a lot of other stuff.


Their Pre-Black Friday sales include holsters from Blackhawk, fiber optic sights for the LC9/LC380, and magazines.

Red State Tactical

 Sale includes a number of Daniel Defense uppers, High Speed Gear mag pouches, and the Blue Force Gear Vickers VCAS Sling.

Core Rifle Systems

Free shipping on all orders Friday through Sunday. Includes a number of 300 Blackout uppers and rifles plus Magpul MOE sets for $99. All orders are entered in a raffle to win a Core Rifle in 300 Blackout.

Galco Gunleather

Use promo code “BLACKFRI13” to get 20% off of everything, Thursday through Sunday.

London Bridge Trading

Running from 27 November and ending on 3 December.  70% off all universal camo items in stock. Also they are selling their coyote large wheeled loadout bags for $49. These normally sell for $520.

Vermont’s Barre Army Navy

Free shipping on orders above $99 and 20% off of everything if you take their customer survey.

Brous Blades

All in-stock fixed blades are 30% off.

Uncle Sam’s Retail Outlet

Save 40% on your whole order on Nov. 29 and 30. (Has great military surplus coming straight from DoD warehouses.)


Use promo code “BLACKCYBER” to get 15% off of soft goods. Excludes firearm accessories. Also buy 3 20-round SCAR 17s mags and get a free T-shirt 11/28 until 12/1.

LaRue Tactical Black Rifle Days

Free shipping on all orders over $200.

Many more tactically oriented Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals can be found at Soldier Systems compilation of deals found here.

Meddlesome Democrats Want Federal Action On “Stand Your Ground” Laws

In theory, the police powers have traditionally been reserved for the states in our federal system of government. Police powers are those concerned with the health, safety, and welfare of the people. Intrusion by the Federal government into these areas which have been traditionally reserved to the states has grown over the last century. And now, a group of meddlesome Democrats want to intrude even more.

Yesterday, a letter was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for the Justice Department to gather more data on justifiable homicides where the Stand Your Ground defense was invoked. This effort is led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) in the Senate and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in the House. Other signatories include Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).

From TheHill:

The group is also seeking data on other variables of such killings, including their location, information about who in the altercation was armed, the kind of weapons used and reasons they were justified.

“We believe this information would prove extremely useful in helping to evaluate the laws that govern the use of lethal force and in quantifying the impact of such laws on public safety and civil rights,” the lawmakers wrote to Holder…

The lawmakers are also asking the Justice Department to sponsor research through the National Institute of Justice related to trends in justifiable homicides and state-by-state analyses of the impacts of different variations of “stand your ground” laws.

Durbin, citing existing research, said the laws have led to increased violence.

The letter includes a request to order research by the National Institute of Justice into instances of “lethal force by individuals have been issued a concealed carry permit” and whether such use of lethal force resulted in any prosecutions. They also are demanding research into whether variations in concealed carry laws have a “statistically significant impact on the incidence and outcome of uses of lethal force.”

In my opinion, this letter should be seen as not only an attack on self-defense laws but also on our Second Amendment rights. Given who is spearheading this attack, Dick Durbin and Elijah Cummings, you have to wonder if it is really about public safety and civil rights and not about midterm elections and energizing black voters. That, and protecting gangs such as the Black Guerrilla Family in Baltimore and the Latin Kings, Conservative Vice Lords, and Gangsters in Chicago.

The Logic Of Violence

Billy Johnson is one of the newer NRA News commentators. He is also, in my opinion, one of the more erudite and cerebral of their commentators. His latest commentary discusses the logic of violence.

The public and policy makers clamor for an end to violence. Unfortunately, they usually focus on a tool used in the commission of a violent act. That tool is a firearm. By focusing so much on the tool, the root cause of the problem is never defined nor understood.

Johnson says that most violence has a logic to it. That logic could be the use of violence to achieve social standing as in a gang dominant culture or it could be the use of violence to achieve immediate celebrity and infamy as in rampage murder. By understanding the logic of violence, Johnson contends we could use that knowledge as a tool to reduce violence.

Watch the video and then watch it again. It is not a flip or breezy video about the stupidity of the gun prohibitionists. Rather it is an intellectual argument that forces you to think. Armed with this knowledge, we can make a better argument of the ways to reduce violence in our society and in our streets.

Colion Noir on “Gun Safety”

Colion Noir, in his latest commentary for NRA News, takes on one of my pet peeves. That is, the renaming of gun control and confiscation as gun safety (sic) by the gun prohibitionists, the mainstream media, and the White House. If they want to talk about gun safety, they need to be talking about Colonel Cooper’s Four Rules.

Proposals for universal background checks, a new assault weapon (sic) ban, and magazine bans have nothing to do with actual gun safety. When the gun prohibitionists use the term “gun safety” they have the same intent as when they used the term “gun control”.

As Colion Noir says, thinking that all they have to do is change the name shows they have the same amount of respect for us that they do for the Second Amendment. In other words, none.

Comment Of The Day

The comment of the day actually comes from this past Saturday. Sebastian had a post on the Melissa Bachman non-controversial lion hunt that has been made into a hate-filled cause ce’le’bre by the world-wide anti-hunting element. Sebastian pointed out the hunting variation of the “I’m a gun owner but…” rationale.

Clayton Cramer had this great comment in the comments section:

Whenever I run into a Fudd, I remind them of one really ugly fact: most of us “extremists” are trying to defend gun rights because of self-defense. If the right to protect yourself from a murderer, rapist, or robber isn’t sufficient reason to own a gun, what makes you think that having a gun for entertainment is going to be a good enough reason?

We all hang together, or we will most assuredly all hang separately.

While a counter-argument could be made that a firearm is necessary to feed one’s family, very few people in this country exist anymore on what they hunt or what they gather.

Clayton’s assertion that we need to hang together is spot-on. I rarely hunt anymore but I’ll defend both meat hunters and trophy hunters against the PETAfiles. I just ask that they try and return the favor.

Confirms Why We Shouldn’t “Glorify” Rampage Killings

Investigators in Connecticut released a report yesterday concerning the December 2011 murders in Newtown. It says the shooter was “obsessed” with mass murders.

From the Wall Street Journal:

During their search of the (redacted) home, law-enforcement officials found a spreadsheet that tracked mass murders over the years, including the names of the assailants and information about each incident. They also found a “large amount of materials relating to Columbine shootings” as well as a “computer game titled ‘School Shooting’ where the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students” and “commercial movies depicting mass shootings,” the report said.

Stephen Sedensky III, state’s attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, CT, who led the investigation said they may never conclusively know the killer’s motivation “despite the collection of extensive background information on the shooter through a multitude of interviews and other sources.”

However, the shooter’s obsession with mass murders in general and Columbine in particular serves to prove Ari Schulman’s contention that the media-driven publicity of these killings only serves to feed the next killer.

I Can Suggest A Better Placemat

Soon to be former Mayor Bloomberg and his band of Illegal Mayors have an odd suggestion for a placement for your Thanksgiving Dinner. See their tweet below:

You can see a better picture of their gun prohibitionist’s propaganda in the picture shown below:

I can make a better suggestion that is more appropriate and that will protect your table from spills of gravy, wine, or any other liquid that might get on the table. Not only will it protect your table but it will be educational. Get a few different ones and you make Thanksgiving a gunny education!

Go old school:

Or go new school:

An Ideal Christmas Present

I came across these “Guildsman’s Shears” on Pinterest. They belong to Aerosmith’s Joe Perry who I understand is quite the knife/blade collector.

Rural Tailor Boxed Brass Knuckle Scissors 2a

I think these would make a great gift for anyone who sews. I could see the Complementary Spouse repelling home invaders with a pair of these and then return to quilting.

Natalie Foster – “Profit”

Natalie Foster dissects the “greedy gun company” myth in her latest NRA News Commentary video. She discusses how uninformed people might be taken in by the gun prohibitionists’ claim that gun companies only care about the bottom line and don’t care about people or safety.

Of course, as Natalie notes, gun companies don’t put profit over safety. Moreover, most gun companies are family run companies and that these companies care about their customers.

As I’ve said many times, the move by NRA News to offer viewpoints from younger commentators such as Natalie and ColionNoir is a smart one. It shows that the gun culture is not a monolithic culture made up of old redneck white guys. That stereotype might work for some markets but it is a myth and these videos effectively challenge it.

Trigger Finger Discipline

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released another of their training tips videos. This one is with Adam Painchaud of the Sig Sauer Academy. In this video, Adam demonstrates a training technique for working on your trigger finger discipline so that you will press and not jerk the trigger.

He is using a single action pistol but it would work with any pistol that doesn’t have a magazine disconnect. Adam starts by loading a round in the chamber and then removing the magazine. He then takes an aimed shot and then lets the trigger reset. The shooter follows this up with a dry fire aimed shot. If your front sight wobbles on the dry fire shot, you have found your accuracy problem.