Doing My Part To Stimulate The (Gun) Economy – 2012 Edition

For the last couple of years, I have posted all all the Black Friday (or earlier) sales that were gun, knife, tactical, or outdoor related that I could find. This year I’ve also added some sales that are prep related.

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

MidwayUSA Black Friday All Week

Every day through Monday, Nov. 26th, Midway will be offering select items such as SOG knives, Leatherwood scopes, Hornady reloading kits, and other stuff substantial discounts. There is a limit of 3 items per customer at these prices.

Deer and Deer Hunting

They will be offering stuff such as game cameras, hunting clothing, knives, and books at 15% off through Sunday night. Use code EXTRA15.

 Core 15 Rifle Systems Black Friday Sale

They will be running their Black Friday specials Nov. 23 through 26th.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Black Friday Super Sale

Their doorbuster specials run from 6am until 10am. They will also have a Cyber Monday sale beginning 12am on Nov. 25th. Doorbusters include SmartWool (and other brands) wool socks, buy 1, get the second for $1. They also have the Ruger SR22 for $289 and the 10/22 for $199.

Gadsden and Culpepper

All of their black shirts, caps, patches, jackets, flags, etc. will be 30-50% off. I’ve bought patches, caps, and shirts from them in the past and have been very satisfied.

Gunsite Black Raven Friday

Gunsite Academy’s ProShop will have everything on their Christmas Ideas page priced at 20% off on Friday. Free USPS shipping for orders over $200.

Surefire Cyber-Monday Holiday Blowout

On Monday, Nov. 26th only (all day), SureFire will be offering 25% off and free shipping on select products. Use code XMAS25

Wilson Combat Black Friday Sale

This sale begins on Wednesday evening at 7pm EST and ends Monday morning at 1am EST. Items on sale include certain 1911 magazines, holsters, shirts, gun lubes, gun parts, and ammunition.

CDNN Sports Black Friday Sale

Ends on Nov. 23 at midnight CST. Flat $6.99 shipping and free shipping for orders over $99 with code FS99.

CRKT Knives

Offering free shipping on all orders over $50. Began Tuesday and will run through Jan. 7, 2013.

Galco Gunleather

Order online beginning Thanksgiving Day and get 20% off complete order with code BF2012. Sale runs through Sunday, Nov. 25th. Does not include custom orders or exotic hides.

Cabela’s After Thanksgiving Doorbuster Sale

Special doorbuster sales are in-store only from 5am until 10 am on Friday. Includes the Ruger 10/22 Take Down for $279. They will have a number of other firearms at special prices through Nov. 28th.

OPSGEAR Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

OPSGEAR will have special pricing on their DVDs, targets, and other gear. On other gear, they are offering 20% off your entire order with code thanks20. This ends on Nov. 26th.

Harbor Freight

They will be having a special sale on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Items of interest include a 45 watt solar panel kit for $139 and a 60″ workbench with 4 drawers for $129. I bought the latter to use a solid reloading bench.


Of interest to gunnies are a couple of their in-store firearms specials. They will have the Sig M400 for $867 and the Ruger American Rifle in .270 for $337. I have read that each store should have at least 2 each of these rifles. The doors open at 8pm on Thanksgiving evening.

Dicks Sporting Goods

Dicks is having their doorbuster sales starting at 12am on Friday until 2pm. There are some good gun buys including a Remington 700 Varmint for $349, a Troy AR-15 for $799 (with full rail system), and the Ruger 10/22 for $179. Check your local store’s circular online.

eFoods Direct

If you are looking for some long-term storage foods, eFoods Direct is having some good specials for the holidays with free shipping through Nov. 30th on certain items.

DSG Arms

Their Black Friday sales are good through Nov. 30th or until they run out. Included are Magpul non-windowed PMags for $100 for a 10 packs or $125 for windowed. They also have mil-spec stock hardware kits for $35 for your AR builds. No codes are required.

Palmetto State Armory

They have released their list of items on Arfcom here and it includes a M4 assembled upper (no BCG) for $249. If you are looking to do a build, they have a lot of their parts on sale including Geissele triggers.

For other listings of Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals, Rob Reed, the Michigan Gun Rights Examiner, has his list up. If you are looking for more tactical oriented stuff, Soldier Systems has a large compilation of tactical gear sales on their webpage here. Here is another compiler of the Black Friday sales that is more general in nature.

I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving and if you do venture forth for Black Friday, stay safe.

UPDATE: Here are some more to add to the list.

Uplanders Warehouse

They will be having their Blaze Orange Friday sale which will run through Monday at midnight. Use code shipfree for free shipping if your order is over $100 and ship3 to get $3 off shipping for orders under $100.


They will be having the Black Rifle Friday sale. Use code DU9 to get 10% off on order of $150 or higher.

U.S. Cavalry

Get 20% off storewide beginning today through Nov. 24th. Use code PN12N20.

Sportsman’s Guide

Now through midnight CST on Monday, Nov. 26 get free shipping with no minimums. Use code SH974.


This is another compilation site that has many of the gun offers for Black Friday.

Black Friday Gun Sales

As noted elsewhere, NICS checks on Black Friday hit an all-time one day high of 129, 166 which is up 32% from the previous high reached on Black Friday in 2008. Larry Keane of the NSSF attributed to a growing awareness among Americans that they have a right to own a firearm.

Of course, the naysayers at the Brady Campaign are doing their best to emulate Ebenezer Scrooge and say “bah humbug”.

Dennis Henigan, acting president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said he was “skeptical” of the Black Friday gun surge.

“I think there may be no real signifcance at all,” Henigan said. “It’s possible that gun companies are just catching on to creating a Black Friday frenzy for themselves.”

Sorry Dennis but the numbers don’t lie – people bought more guns on that one day than ever before regardless of whether there were sales or not. Moreover, given that in many states, CCW holders are exempted from NICS checks, the actual number could be higher.

I do like Sebastian’s suggestion to Henigan – repeal the Brady Act so numbers such as this won’t be reported.

Here in North Carolina, the amount of firearm sales on Black Friday attracted the attention of reporters at WCNC in Charlotte. They visited Hyatt Gun Shop which is one of the larger dealers in North Carolina as well as the nation.

It was nice to see a reporter not only recognize the growth in sales but know enough to index her trigger finger along the receiver.

H/T NRA News and Sebastian

Doing My Part To Stimulate The (Gun) Economy – 2011 Edition (Updated)

Last year about this time, I posted all the Black Friday (or earlier) sales that were gun, knife, tactical, or outdoor related that I could find. Here is the 2011 edition.

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


Brownells will again have their Black Rifle Friday featuring special pricing on a number of items. It begins at 12:01am on Friday.


Every day from Monday, Nov. 21st through Monday, Nov. 28th, MidwayUSA will be offering special deals daily. For non-sale items, they are offering $15 off with a $100 purchase if you use Promo Code 11281177.

Galco Holsters

Order online from Galco on Friday November 25th through Sunday November 27th and get 20% off your complete order! Just enter promotional code BF2011 in the coupon field to receive your discount! Excludes custom-made or exotic-hide items.

Comp-Tac Holsters

Is offering 20% off their entire line of holsters, gun belts, and mag pouches on Friday only. The coupon code is BLACK-2011. I bought one of their contoured and tapered gun belts last year on this sale and love it.

Gunsite Academy

Orders from the Pro Shop over $100 receive free USPS shipping. Also, if you sign up for any 2012 Gunsite training class on Black Friday, Nov. 25th, they will discount the class $200. You must send an email to Karen at

DSG Arms

Use Coupon Code: NOVMAGPUL when checking out to receive an additional 5% off
all MAGPUL Retail prices this week. Plus FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $25 and up with no code required. Code and Shipping discount valid until Cyber Monday at Midnight.


In-store door busters include a Ruger 10/22 for $169. They open at 5am. Cabelas is offering free shipping on orders about $99 through Tuesday, Nov. 29th with coupon code WGIFTS

Gander Mountain

They are having Camo Thursday where they will giving away one free order every hour plus will have specials on camouflage clothing. They also have free standard shipping. The coupon code is GME1124.

Old Grouch’s Military Surplus

10% off orders of $100 or more with coupon code NOV10 and 15% off of all orders of $150 or more with coupon code NOV15. Sale has started and is good through Nov. 28th.

U.S. Cavalry

20% off on all items and 25% on selected items. Good through Saturday, Nov. 26th. Use coupon code PN11BF20.  They will also have the 12 Deals Of Christmas starting on Nov. 29th. Sign up for them on their website.

Gadsden & Culpepper

Is having their Back in Black, Part II sale featuring 30% off on all their black shirts, jackets, patches, flags, and hats. Ends Sunday.

Express Police Supply

Their pre-Black Friday sale features 20% off of all apparel and 10% off of all knives.

Natchez Shooters Supplies

Offering $10 off all $100 orders; $20 off all $200 orders; and $30 off all $300 or more orders. This offer is good from today through 11:59PM EST on Nov. 28th. The coupon code is S1000663.

Deadwood Knives

Offering 15% off of all U.S. made knives through Nov. 30th. These include knives by Case, Schatt and Morgan, Canal Street, Buck, and Yellowstone. The one-time use coupon code is USMADE. They are also offering free standard shipping within the United States.

Academy Sports

In-store on Friday only are such deals as $14.99 for a box of CCI Blazer Brass .45 ACP and $289 for the Taurus 640 in .40 S&W.

JSE Surplus

Sale starts at Noon (Central Time) on Thanksgiving and goes through Midnight on Monday, Nov. 28th. They have complete AR-15s for as low as $500 and complete AR uppers for $335.

Copes Distributing

They have already started their Black Friday sale. Among the items on sale are DPMS Oracle AR-15s for $599.

Tractor Supply Company

If you have one near you, they are selling the Cannon 36-gun safe for $699 on Friday only. Normally this is $999.

LA Police Gear

Starting on Black Friday – 20% OFF all 5.11 products, 20% off select Magnum products and $10 OFF a select few Under Armour products. I don’t know if a code is required. They are having a 20% off sale on all Maxpedition items through Thursday with coupon code MAX20

The Mako Group

They are calling their sale the Dark Earth Friday Sale because everyone has a Black Friday sale. They are offering 30% off on all accessories for your AR, AK, etc. from Wednesday, Nov. 23rd through Monday, Nov. 28th. Use coupon code DE.

Elite Tactical Components 

Elite Tactical Components will be featured again on Gearhog on Thanksgiving and Black Friday!! You’ll have a chance to get $30 Gift Cards for only $15!! The deal will start on Gearhog on Thanksgiving Day (Thurs 11/24) through Black Friday! This will be in addition to their Black Friday deals on Adams Arms Uppers (PDW’s, Tactical Elites, 5×45’s, 5.56 & MORE!!), Troy & Magpul Iron Sights, EOTech & Aimpoint Sights,.308 Uppers, etc. 


Will be offering 10-20% off on their tactical flashlights starting now.

UPDATE: Here are more to add to the Black Friday list.

Grey Group Training

It is the time of the year again, when everyone has a boring Black Friday Sale…and Grey Group gets a little crazy. Beginning the 23rd of November and running through the 4th of December Grey Group will be running the A Very Grey 12 Days of Christmas. Each day will feature different killer sales from Gear, Training, Outerwear, Footwear, Electronics, Weapon Accessories, and more… Keep an eye on the Grey Group Facebook, Grey Group Community, Grey Group Twitter, and the front of the Grey Group Online Pro Shop for the sale of the day.

Sinclair International

Starting on Thanksgiving Day, the exclusive savings run through midnight, on “Cyber-Monday”, November 28! Selected items have special, reduced prices, available all weekend; AND, by using the code customers can take and additional 10% off the sale price! They are giving 10% off on orders of more than $199. The code can be found on their website on Thanksgiving.

Another of the Brownells companies, they will be having Black Ops Friday. You save 10% on purchases of over $199. The code will be available on their website and can be used for Brownells and Sinclair International as well.

10-8 Performance

Through midnight EST on Saturday 11/26, enter coupon code TURKEY in the coupon code box in the checkout screen and get 10% off these following items: new 10-8 shirts, 10-8 1911 Grip Panels, all styles, 10-8 1911 Grip Screws & Grip Screw bushings, Grip Tape, 10-8 Armorer Tools, 10-8 Lube, Slip 2000 725 cleaner and Carbon Killer, Loctite, and Froglube

UPDATE II:  I have a bunch more to add to the list!

Sportsman’s Warehouse

They are having a Black Friday Super Sale with 6am to 10 am doorbusters which include Nikon binoculars for $49. The rest of the all day sale includes things like the Ruger SR9c for $389 and the Marlin 795 .22 semi-auto rifle for $99.99. Check back with them on Cyber Monday as they will have online specials with free shipping.

G-Code Holsters

They are offering free shipping for orders over $50 and then 10-15% off on orders of $100 and $150 respectively. The coupon codes are FREESHIP, 10FREESHIP, and 15FREESHIP.

Benelli USA

They will offer free shipping on Cyber Monday for all orders over $50. The coupon code is CYBERMON.

AIM Surplus

Offering a Thanksgiving Weekend sale which includes things like a Moisin-Nagant package, both a M91/30 and a M44, for $219, 10% off on all accessories, and Tula .308 ammo for $125 for 500 rounds. The code is blkfriday. They also offer free shipping on many of the accessories.

Gun Digest Store

Thanksgiving Only. Free shipping with coupon code THANKS2011.

LaRue Tactical

Free shipping for all orders over $500 through midnight Nov. 27th. Use coupon code FREESHIP.

Uplanders Warehouse

Will have Blaze Orange Friday with a number of items on sales. Starts at 8am MST on Friday. Also will be offering 15% off all Filson items through Dec. 2nd. Free shipping for all orders over $100 with coupon code freeshipping and $3 shipping for order under $100 with coupon code 3ship.

CDNN Sports

Black Friday only sale expires at 7pm CST. $5 shipping on Internet orders. Many items below dealer cost.


Offering a S&W M&P 1522 at $50 off through Nov. 28th. Use coupon code BLACK2011.

Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine Store

Thanksgiving only. Free shipping with coupon code THANKS2011.

Sportsman’s Guide

Free shipping on orders over $99 through Dec. 5th with coupon code SH280.

Krause Publications

Thanksgiving Only. Free shipping with coupon code THANKS2011.

Blade Magazine Store

Thanksgiving Only. Includes both knives and books. Free shipping with coupon code THANKS2011.

Extreme Outfitters

On Cyber Monday, everything is 20% off and includes free shipping. 

 Rifle Gear

10% off with coupon coder BF10 through Nov. 27th.

Primary Arms

Sale includes Streamlight TRL1S light for $89 and Aimpoint T-1 with quick release mount for $529.

Other compilations of Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales can be found at Soldier Systems and the Michigan Gun Rights Examiner.

Doing My Part To Stimulate The (Gun) Economy

Here are all the Black Friday (or earlier) sales that I’ve been able to find. I have included any coupon codes if needed. If you find others, please share them in the comments section.

Brownells Black Rifle Friday Sale

Save 10% on order over $150 with code RFL


Every day, Wednesday, November 24 through Monday, November 29, MidwayUSA will be offering special deals for Customers to celebrate the traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days. On non-sale items, $15 off any $100 order.

Today Wolf .223 is $244 a case among other things.

Academy Sports

Academy has Taurus 9mm 609 Compact for $289.99 and Winchester White Box 9mm for $10.99.

10% off all orders over $150. The sale runs through Midnight of Cyber Monday (11-29)

Sinclair International

10% off all orders over $150. The sale runs through Midnight of Cyber Monday (11-29)
If you like them on Facebook, they will give you early notice of what the codes and sale items will be.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Among other things, Remington ammo is buy one, get one 50% off.

Bass Pro Shops

Has listings for both in-store and online specials.

Gander Mountain

Has listings for both in-store and online specials.


Sale goes through Tuesday. Free shipping on all orders over $99 with code GIFTS.

Dunham’s Sports

Thanksgiving Day and online only, save 20% with code DUNTHANKS2010.

Knives and More

Begins midnight Friday.

Michael’s Custom Holsters

Executive Holster on sale for $75 until Tuesday, Nov. 30th.

MD Arms

Saiga shotguns and accessories. 20-round drums are marked down to $80. Great for the Zombie Apocalypse!

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Assisted Opening knife for $29.95. Free shipping on many items and free shipping on all orders over $149 with code SHIPFREEPROMO.


Black Rifle Sale goes from Friday November 26 00:00 PST and ends Saturday November 27 23:59 PST, 2010. Use code BRF2010 at checkout. Discounts vary by product.


20% off on all holsters, belts, and accessories on Black Friday only. Use code BLACK-1110

Not Your Mama’s Knives

10% off knives from Gerber, ESEE (Rat Cutlery), Spyderco, Kershaw, Microtech, and Benchmade.


Get three accessory items – wide admin pouch, a M4 double shingle, and a surgical glove pouch – with any order of regular items that total $150. Use code 3THANKS.

U.S. Cavalry

15% off everything except 5.11 Tactical products. Use code PN10J152. Good through Monday, Nov. 29th.


Free shipping on all products. ProTool features the Woodsman’s Pal and hunting books by J. Wayne Fears. Cosmetic seconds on the Woodman’s Pal are $39.95 instead of $67.95.

LA Policegear

10% off with code GIVE10. Excludes non-5.11 closeouts.