We all need new stuff. Always. Otherwise, what’s the point of even having a hobby like shooting? The nice thing about our chosen sport is that the price range of things we need—or make that want, if you’re honest—moves from stocking-stuffer trinkets worth a few bucks to a bright, shiny new gun or scope. So without further ado, here’s a look at our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, with 10 things you must have on your wish list this year. You can tell your significant other we said so.
- <h2>Smith & Wesson M&P-10 </h2>Capitalizing on the success of its M&P15 rifle line, <a href="http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_817049_-1_785153_757785_757784_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y" target="_blank">Smith & Wesson</a> upped the ante with the M&P10, an AR-10 rifle chambering the .308/7.62x51 cartridge. The hunting version is a camo, flattop rifle with an 18-inch 4141 steel barrel (1:10 twist with 5R rifling). It features a Magpul MOE stock and comes with a five-round metal magazine. The lower is 7075 T6 aluminum and the gas key, bolt carrier and firing pin are chromed. It operates off a mid-length gas system, and the safety, mag release and bolt release controls are ambidextrous. Throw in Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy and American-made quality, and this rifle has the makings of the perfect gift this holiday season. <p> <strong>Price: $</strong>1,729 (pictured with camo finish)