Thursday, November 24, 2011

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, 5x45'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.


  1. Calguns Foundation's new online store (, launching officially on Black Friday, will be offering a "Stock Up for Civil Rights" sale as part of its grand opening celebration. Not only will folks be able to grab some really cool CGF gear at a great price, but the proceeds of all sales go directly toward funding our strategic litigation, education efforts, and the defense of innocent gun owners from improper prosecution. A portion of the purchase amount is even tax-deductible (per IRS rules)!


  2. I don't know if this counts, but Springfield is giving three free mags and a mag carrier with any XD purchase before the end of the month. That combined with a $60 price drop at a local dealer got my wife a new gun for Christmas this year.

  3. I wrote three articles on Black Friday gun and gear sales. I incorporated some from your list in the third article. Each article has links to the other two.

    Rob Reed
    Michigan Firearms Examiner

  4. Thanks for sharing useful information. Gander Mountain coupon codes are really helpful in saving money

  5. I think all of you should stay at home on the black friday and going shopping online at Amazon, ebay or other e-sellers. Because black friday is a big battle someone will hurt you when they are in a fight of finding their deals. In this year I has found a good deal for my vacuun cleaner buy searching on the internet. I found a website which give me a lot reviews and deals for this vacuum cleaner and this is the one I bought Hoover Platinum Lightweight