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Firearms accessories I hope go on sale during Amazon Prime Day

From holsters and mag carriers to red dot sights and tactical lights, get ready to shop smart and save big!


Like many of you, I know for a fact that one cannot own enough firearms or accessories. Also, like many of you, my bank balance doesn’t always agree with what I know I must buy.

So, what can we do? One way to get great deals is to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day. Like every year, it will be sometime in July — and while Amazon lets us in on some teasers and early specials — we have no clue what will be on offer. And you might not know that some Prime Day deals will be based on your own search activity while exploring or using the app.

So how can you best prepare for Amazon Prime Day? Stack your cart, Wish List and Save for Later list and then ask Alexa to send deal alerts for items on them. Also, sign up for the Prime Day newsletter. How to do each of these is detailed on the Prime Day page.

If you own a primary or side business, consider opening an Amazon Business Account and linking it to your personal Amazon account. Sometimes you can get better deals, but you will have to comparison shop.

With these helpful hints out of the way, what’s on my firearms accessories wish list? Oh, just a few things.


Lots of holsters. Here are some of my favorites. Make sure you get the right model for your firearm, draw side and light.

A tight-fitting holster, but friction fit only

This one fits the SIG 320RX with Surefire X300U

Mag carriers/pouches

Mag carriers and pouches can be divided into two main categories: EDC/undercover and tactical/training. Here are some of my favs from both categories. The G-CODE pouches have an adjustable elastic cord that allows them to hold just about any size mag.


Next evolutionary advance of the variable compression pouch concept
Superior materials include Super-Tough Nylon frame components and a TPV molded Softshell
Hybrid construction method eliminates unnecessary bulk and weight


The Gould & Goodrich B831-1, Gould & Goodrich B851-3 and Gould & Goodrich B881-3 come in many different sizes and look great on a dress belt. Ensure you get the right version for your magazines. They are available in brown and black leather. Other models are available in plain or basketweave plastic.

Compact magazine pouch has a tension screw to adjust to your preference
Tested for function in a real-world environment

I am a huge fan of Ulticlip products, and this device uses high-strength adhesive to attach to the base of most magazines, hiding it for deep cover and fast access.

Carry a spare magazine without carrying additional equipment

No conversation about holsters or mag carriers can omit the Blade-Tech Tek-Lok. This universal belt clip attachment lets you connect just about anything to any width belt, whether undercover, EDC, or tactical. I keep a handful of these around because they are so versatile.

Carry confident with this premier belt-mounting attachment

Quick attach/disconnect mounts

These male/female systems let you put a half of the mount on your belt or vest then swap out a holster or other carrier that is attached to its mate. While the connectors are proprietary, most manufacturers also offer universal adaptors to mount their competitor’s gear. You can mount the belt side of most of these adaptors onto a Blade-Tech Tek-Lok, which will give you the ultimate in flexibility.

Allows for swift attachment, removal and reattachment of MOLLE gear, sheaths, mag carriers and other items
For holsters, mag pouches and tactical duty gear

Select low-ride, mid-ride, or high-ride without the use of tools

Instantly adjust your gear as your mission requires

Red dot sights

The industry is moving toward closed emitters, which are more robust and less subject to clogging and fogging. Remember to check for compatibility between your slide, adaptor plate and sight.

Holosun EPS multi-reticle system: Like the EPS Carry, this closed-emitter RDS lets you switch between three reticles on the fly.

Full-sized, enclosed handgun sight featuring an aspheric lens for a perfectly clear sight picture

Holosun EPS Carry multi-reticle system: Like the EPS, it is available in red or green. Some people with astigmatism, like me, swear that green works better for them.

SIG SAUER ROMEO2: This is a hybrid sight. It becomes a closed emitter when you install the hood, but it is not purged so it still can fog under some circumstances.

This pistol sight has an aspheric lens for a perfectly clear sight picture

Viridian RFX closed emitter: All around performer that is available with Docter, RMR, G Adapter, or Picatinny mounts.

Clarity and color transmission through the proprietary green multi-coated lens

Aimpoint ACRO P-2: All-around performer with great glass.

Optimized for applications that require a low-profile red dot system

Steiner MPS Micro Pistol Sight: All-around performer with great glass.


There are multiple types and many opinions. Weapon-mounted and handheld lights both have their place. Most firearms instructors will tell you that your weapon light is not designed to move into an area, but only for illuminating your target when you know you have one.

When you or your agency are determining which weapons system to select, you need to consider the totality of the firearm, light and holster, as they all need to work together.

Weapon lights

TIR optic produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination
Mil-Spec hard anodized aluminum body make this 1000 Lumen LED light rugged and durable
Strongest and most visible laser legally allowed

Tactical lights

Same size and shape as many EDC knives
Ultra-compact USB-C rechargeable EDC

Produces up to 3000 lumens of output with a beam distance of up to 390 meters

The Thyrm Switchback DF Flashlight Ring helps you deploy your tactical flashlight faster and maintain control even when performing critical tasks including weapons deployment, self-defense, rescue, climbing, backpacking, trail running and maintenance. There are several models, each designed to fit a specific tactical flashlight, so be sure to select the correct one.

Deploy your Dual Fuel tactical flashlight faster and maintain control even when performing critical tasks

And for scattergun aficionados, the Streamlight 69601 forend light for Remington 870 shotguns makes those “bumps in the night” a lot less scary.

A version for the Mossberg 500/590 also is available.

I’m sure I’ve missed some of your favorite products, but you’ve got a few weeks to search them out, add them to your lists and let Alexa know you’re all set for Prime Day to come around.

Ron LaPedis is an NRA-certified Chief Range Safety Officer, NRA, USCCA and California DOJ-certified instructor, is a uniformed first responder, and frequently writes and speaks on law enforcement, business continuity, cybersecurity, physical security and public/private partnerships.