Welcome to TFB Weekley Amazon Deals 5: National Coloring Book Day Edition. Coloring books can do a lot of things for both young and older minds alike. For one, coloring books teach children at an early age to develop fine motor skills with their hands as well as small objects. Research also suggests that coloring for adults can help reduce stress levels and encourage more restful sleep. The folks over at armourersbench.com have helped combine the powers of coloring books with fantastic illustrations of firearms from the Advanced Combat Rifle (ACR) program. The Armourer’s Bench coloring books are both highly researched and well put together by TFB Staff Writer Matthew Moss and by Lauren Mcinereny. While they aren’t on Amazon, they are only $10 shipped and they’d make a great gift for any gun lover in your life – just don’t forget the colored pencils. This week’s lineup for Amazon includes some pretty hefty discounts on everyday use range items as well as a budget suggestion from our very own James Reeves for kitting out an inexpensive tactical shotgun.
TFB Weekley Amazon Deals 5: National Coloring Book Day Edition
A few weeks ago James put together a neat video showcasing a budget build semi-auto tactical shotgun that made use of the Excellent Elite SPANKER Nylon shotgun cards. Each card can hold 5 shells and they end up being nearly half the price and nearly as good as other models of nylon shotgun cards. With a price point of $8, you can grab a handful of these and stuff them into your plate carrier, and be ready to go with your shotgun.
Released around May of 2020, the Gen II Vortex UH-1 Holographic sight took the already existing UH-1 and improved it by adding night vision device modes, a larger viewing window, and still retains its waterproof, shockproof, and fog proof capabilities. The AMG UH-1 comes with the EBR-CQB reticle and normally retails for right around $650 but is currently on sale through Amazon for $499.00
A lot of modern electronic hearing protection can accommodate a number of external FRS radios, or Bluetooth hookups to provide the user with either some nice tunes to listen to while shooting or provide them with a hands-free radio communication method. Walker’s Razor walkie-talkies integrate seamlessly with their Razor Slim earmuffs and can be worth it through either a push-to-talk or a voice-activated method to keep you and your shooting buddies communicating while out hunting or shooting. Although normally $50, they are currently on sale for $20.70 and feature a 2-3 mile range depending on conditions.
Featuring Bushnells Dielectric-Coated BaK-4 Prism for high contrast and resolution, the DX 20-60×80 spotting scope sports quite a few nifty features that enhance its capabilities as a spotting scope for long-range precision shooting. While it is a little on the heavy side, the glass quality from the spotting scope provides you with excellent light transmission through a wide variety of lighting conditions. The Engage DX spotting scope is currently on sale for $442.01 ($207 off the list price).
Shooting rests are invaluable tools for hunters and precision shooters. There is absolutely no better way to remove yourself from the equation than shooting from a Lead Sled. The DFT 2 is adjustable and works with both AR-15 pattern rifles as well as bolt actions and shotguns. The bottom tray can support up to 100lbs of lead shot to arrest even the heaviest of recoiling guns and the generously sized front dial allows for up to 2.5 inches of elevation for making precise adjustments. The DFT 2 Lead Sled is currently on sale for $111.70 off of its normal list price.
I’ve really warmed up to the idea of having earbuds as opposed to over-the-ear hearing protection in most situations. When I can afford to, I’ll wear the in-ear style out of comfort as most modern offerings feature foam earplugs as well as nice canceling features. The E-Max Shadows feature a 23 NRR, come with 6 different sizes of foam tips, can integrate with your phone via Bluetooth, and also feature a 4-hour auto shut-off timer to conserve battery life. The E-Max Shadow ear pro also features onboard rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are recharged like iPods in their carrying case making for a convenient and lightweight hearing protection package. MSRP on the Caldwell E-Max Shadows is $164.99 but they are currently on sale through Amazon for $74.99.
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