Bristlecone Holiday Gift Guide 2019









Bristlecone Blog: December 2019


Bristlecone Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Written by: Joe Kriz


Christmas is just days away and we know we’re not the only ones looking for last minute gift ideas. But what do you get the shooter in your family or friend group?


At Bristlecone Shooting, Training & Retail Center, we understand the difficulty of finding the perfect gift, so we asked our staff for their recommendations for the new shooter, casual range goer and gun owner who seemingly has it all.


Bristlecone Membership

They say membership has its perks, and those perks go a long way at Bristlecone. As a member, range lane fees are waived, and shooters are able to reserve lanes in advance. Members also save on range ammo, merchandise and firearms training classes — plus other benefits. Membership pays for itself in just two visits per month, so why not give the gift that keeps on giving?


“Bristlecone memberships are the perfect gift for everyone from the new shooter to the most experienced, and when you’re a member of Bristlecone, you’re family!” —Jennifer, Director of Memberships


Now throughout December, we’re offering an annual individual membership, plus a certificate for a training class of the member’s choice, for just $400 — a $547 value!


New Shooter Range Kit

Learning how to shoot can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. For the new shooter, we’ve put together the basic necessities, including ear and eye protection, pistol cleaning kit and range bag — plus two range passes — into one simple kit. For the more advanced, we also offer pre-stocked cleaning kits to keep shooters running and gunning.


The basic kit provides all the essentials to get any level shooter started. Or, upgrade to the deluxe kits for premium cleaning products and a durable all-purpose tool-style bag.” —Bryan, Owner


Maglula UpLULA

Atop the list of things you didn’t know you needed, the Maglula UpLULA is a range bag must-have. With a simple design, the UpLULA forces the magazine follower down while you effortlessly load cartridges. Available for popular pistol calibers, including .22LR, 9mm and .45 ACP, the UpLULA will save you time loading so you can spend more time shooting on the range.


“No more sore thumbs, the UpLULA saves your fingers while loading mags, especially on that last round or after an afternoon of shooting.” —Tanner, Range Lead/Instructor


Breakthrough Clean

Some shooters clean their gun after every trip the range, others after an arbitrary number of rounds. Regardless of how often you clean, keeping a gun well-lubricated is a must. Breakthrough Clean Battle Born oils are 100% synthetic, non-toxic and odorless to provide corrosion protection and lubrication of your guns that lasts under the most extreme use.


“A clean gun is a reliable gun, and I trust Breakthrough Clean lubricants to keep my guns running. It also makes a great range bag stocking stuffer!” —Cindy, Instructor


Tactica Concealed Carry Leggings

Did you know women are the fastest growing segment among gun owners? Yet despite more women buying guns, it can be difficult for women to find a means of carrying — especially without a belt. Enter Tactica “defense fashion,” whose Concealed Carry Leggings feature two built-in holster pockets for comfortable and stylish carry whether at the gym or on-the-go.


“As someone who struggles with carry options, Tactica Concealed Carry Leggings have become my go-to. They hold up to lots of wear and washes without losing their elasticity or color.” —Jacquelyn, Owner


Streamlight ProTac 1L-1AA

From surveillance and personal protection to daily utility, handheld flashlights are undoubtedly handy. If you don’t already pocket a flashlight, the Streamlight ProTac 1L-1AA is the perfect combination of size (4.25”, 2.8 oz.), light output (350 lumens), and function for everyday carry. Check it and other options from Streamlight and Surefire out across from our knives in-store.


“Being able to see at night or in the dark is an invaluable and often overlooked tool when customers are preparing their EDC items.” —Trevor, Sales Lead/Instructor


Mantis X3/X10

Shooting is a perishable skill, meaning if you don’t do it regularly, you tend to lose it. But there’s more to it than just pulling the trigger. A new kind of training tool, the Mantis X series mounts to your gun, syncs with your mobile device, and spits out data as you shoot to make you a better shot. Ask a staff member to demonstrate how it works in-store or simply watch this video.


“The MantisX is revolutionary firearms training product that will absolutely make you a better shooter. And who doesn’t want to be better shooter?” —Steve M., Retail Staff/Instructor


Black Rifle Coffee

Tired of $5 cups of sugar from Starbucks? Black Rifle Coffee Company has been brewing coffee since 2014 and makes a mean cup of joe. And with blend names like “Gunship” and “AK-47,” it’s not hard to understand why the veteran owned and operated company has built a strong following amongst gun owners. After all, the best part of waking up is freedom in your cup!


“Light, medium, dark, extra dark — I’ve yet to try a blend of Black Rifle Coffee myself and others didn’t like. Silencer Smooth is my personal favorite.” —Joe, Retail/Range Staff


Need more gift ideas? We’ve printed and displayed handy lists of products that make great stocking stuffers for any shooter, including our wide selection of knives, ammo, optics, holsters, gun cases and more. And you can never go wrong with a Bristlecone gift card, good for everything from range time to guns.


Whether you’ve finished your holiday shopping or are looking for that last special gift, we hope you can find it at Bristlecone and have a very merry Christmas!


12 Days of Christmas Deals at Bristlecone











We’ve got your Holiday shopping needs covered this year with our 12 Days of Christmas Deals event at Bristlecone Shooting, Training & Retail Center in Lakewood.  Starting December 12th, we’ll have a new deal every day through December 23rd!  Firearms, ammunition, optics, accessories, Memberships, classes, Gunsmith services and more!  Each deal is good for only 2 days, so don’t miss out.  


Click here to sign up for daily email reminders on each deal:

SIgn Up

Here is a full list of the deals and days:

12/12 Day 1 – Gunsmith deal (valid 12/12 and 12/13 only)

$50 for a Post Hunting Big Game Rifle Tune Up

Includes full disassembly, cleaning, oil, and assembly (DCOA)

This service includes:

  • Assessment of all internal and external parts
  • All torque specs checked
  • Bedding check
  • Sight and scope check
  • Quote for refinishing
  • Barrel crown check
  • Safety check
  • Function check
  • Test fire

Parts not included

Member discount doesn’t apply towards $50, and only valid for drop off on the 12th and 13th.

12/13 Day 2 – Gift card deal (valid 12/13 and 12/14 only)
Get an extra $10 on us with any Bristlecone gift card purchase!  This deal is available in store and online.  Visit our website here to purchase and print with the discount code GIFT.  $50 minimum gift card purchase.

12/14 Day 3 – Long Gun Deals (valid 12/14 and 12/15 only)

All rifles and shotguns in store and online* are on sale 12/14 and 12/15only.  Up to $160 off on rifles and shotguns throughout the store.  AND… we’ll honor the sale price on your special orders – plenty of time for it to make it under the tree!

To shop online, visit our website here

12/15 Day 4 – Handgun Deal Day (valid 12/15 and 12/16 only)

All handguns on sale.  Online* and in the store. Up to $160 off on all handguns in the store!  AND…. We’ll honor the sale price on your special orders – STILL plenty of time for your gift to show up under the tree with an order!

To shop online, visit our website here

12/16 Day 5 – Accessories on sale (valid 12/16 and 12/17 only)

20% off all accessories and storage in store and online*. Huge selection of holsters, safes, bags, purses and more. Lots of stocking-stuffer ideas…
To shop online, visit our website here

12/17 Day 6 – Training day (valid 12/17 and 12/18 only)

Get 25% off all classes! Choose from introductory to advanced, Concealed Carry and non-firearms classes all taught by certified instructors. Help your loved ones feel safe and independent with the gift of personal defense training from Bristlecone Shooting. Not sure what class date works? Certificates are available!  In store only – call 303.985.0989 or come in to register or purchase a certificate for the perfect gift.

12/18 Day 7 – Optics deal day (valid 12/18 and 12/19 only)

All optics in the store up to 25% off!  Online* discounts too on our website here. PLUS…$12 off installation by our Onsite Gunsmiths with proof of purchase in store.

12/19 Day 8 – Stocking Stuffers (valid 12/19 and 12/20 only)

All stocking stuffers and accessories on sale!  20% or more off all accessories and last minute gift ideas.  In store only.

12/20 Day 9 – The “KNIFE” Day of Christmas (valid 12/20 and 12/21 only)

All knives 25% off.  Discounts online* too! (click here to shop). Great selection of Benchmade, Spyderco, Kershaw and more…

12/21 Day 10 – Membership Deal Day (valid 12/21 and 12/22 only)

Give an experience gift this holiday season with a Bristlecone Membership Package. 50% off initiation fees for all monthly Memberships! Bristlecone has the widest array of Membership options and the most Membership benefits in the State. Read more here.  Don’t want a monthly Membership?  Buy an annual during these deal days and get 6 extra guest passes!

You must call or come in for this deal.

12/22 Day 11 – Ammo Deal Day (valid 12/22 and 12/23)

We don’t need to say much about this day – everyone wants a deal on ammunition.  All ammo in the store only is 20% off. That’s bulk, practice and personal defense!

12/23 Day 12 – Range Time Deal (valid 12/23 and 12/24)

 Either 50% off your walk in range fee today and tomorrow, or purchase one of our 6 range session punch cards for only $80 (Typically $100 and a $120 value).  These cards make great stocking stuffers for all you last minute shoppers.  In store only.