Best Gun Accessories and Where to Buy Them

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Best Gun Accessories

So you just started your journey as a gun enthusiast, and here you are, wondering if you’re ready to hit the range for some target practice sessions. Worry no more! Because this article will help you complete your list of the best gun accessories and where to buy them! 

Best Gun Accessories

Optics

Optics play a major role in extending your range, improving your accuracy, and acquiring your target. Here are the optics that you’d be needing.

Scopes

vortex strike eagle rifle scope
  • A rifle scope is like your rifle’s (or shotgun’s) other half. One won’t function optimally without the other. When mounted with a reliable riflescope and the best 30mm scope rings, your weapon can go beyond its limits.
SaleBestseller No. 1
Bestseller No. 2
Simmons Truplex .22 MAG 3-9x32mm Riflescope, Waterproof and Fogproof...
  • Upgrade your rimfire shooting with the Simmons 22 MAG 3-9x32 Riflescope, designed to deliver reliable and accurate performance every time
  • With a versatile 3-9x magnification range and a 32mm objective lens, this riflescope is perfect for close to mid-range shooting and provides a clear and bright image of your target
  • Spotting scopes have magnification high enough to really see your hits well from down range. However, they’re really expensive.
Bestseller No. 1
SVBONY SV28 Spotting Scopes with...
  • 25-75x zoom;SV28 spotting scope is easy to focus and change magnification;easily set up when looking at birds and scenery;A great spotting scope for beginner to novice
  • 70mm large object lens;More powerful light gathering ability;70mm tube allows plenty of light and decent view of the target once set;extendable sunshade built onto the main barrel to reduce glare
SaleBestseller No. 2
Gosky Updated 20-60x80 Spotting Scopes with Tripod, Carrying Bag and...
  • Variable 20x to 60x magnification and dynamic lens focusing system - makes it easy to zoom in. Perfect for archery, bird watching, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, scenery, outdoor sporting,...
  • Fully multi-coated 80mm green film objective lens provides a field of view at 82.9-48ft/1000yards. The quality BAK4 Porro prism optics increases light transmission and make your view brighter, clearer...

Sights

Sights are like scopes with 1x magnification.

closed and open red dot sights
Bestseller No. 1
SIG SAUER Romeo5 1X20mm Tactical Hunting Shooting Durable Waterproof...
  • ROMEO5 GUN SIGHT - The ROMEO5 1X20mm Red Dot Sight mounts on any platform, and even though it's small, it's tough; The solid, lightweight aluminum design gives peak performance & years of service, so...
  • 2 MOA RED-DOT - For those avid shooters who admire classic red dot reticles on their gun sights, the Romeo5 has 2-MOA Red-Dot, which is also adjustable; It provides 10 illumination settings (8...
Bestseller No. 2
Beileshi Red Dot Sight, 4 MOA Compact Red Dot Gun Sight Rifle Scope...
  • ACCURATE - This Beileshi 3-4 MOA red dot sight allows for accurate, both eyes open shooting. Multi-coated scratch resistant lens provides enhanced image clarity and increases light transmission during...
  • 2 HEIGHT MOUNT OPTIONS - Offers two height options (Low and Lower 1/3 Co-Witness), lending its functionality on any platform.

Binoculars

Binoculars aid in observing your target especially from afar without pointing your gun at them! Plus they’re much lighter for long-duration scouting and observing.

Bestseller No. 1
Occer 12x25 Compact Binoculars for Adults and Kids - Large Eyepiece...
  • 【HIGH-POWERED LARGE EYEPIECE BINOCULARS】 This binoculars for adults has 12x magnification, 25mm objective lens and wide field of view, 273ft/1000yds, letting you look farther and see wider....
  • 【ADJUSTABLE EYE CUPS FIT EYEGLASS WEARERS OR NOT】The binocs can be pull down the rubber eyepieces and more fit the glasses wearer, getting close to lens and see easily. The long eye relief...
Bestseller No. 2
20x50 High Powered Binoculars for Adults, Waterproof Compact...
  • 2023 UPGRADED BINOCULARS - Our premium binoculars feature a high magnification 20x zoom eyepiece and a 168 yard field of view at 1000 yards, allowing you to see and focus on the huge detail of your...
  • PERFECT EYEPIECE SIZE - 26MM eyepiece size is perfectly designed for the eye structure of America, which provides a broader and clearer vision for birdwatching and other nature explorations. Large...

Rangefinder

A rangefinder is a tool that allows you to get closer to your prey without mistakenly snapping a twig. It also helps you improve your estimation skills and prepare for a long shot.

Bestseller No. 1
B-3280-BL Laser Range Finder for Golf, Hunting and Archery - 3000FT...
  • Powerful 5-Mode Laser Rangefinder - Our laser rangefinder is built to help you see better and farther than ever before. Choose from 5 different modes: ranging, flagpole, speed, scan, and fog.
  • See Over 1000 Yards Away - This high-precision rangefinder lets you know the exact distance up to 1093 yds with an accuracy within +/- one yard, all while giving you a clear image.
SaleBestseller No. 2
TideWe Hunting Rangefinder with Rechargeable Battery, 700Y Camo Laser...
  • 【INTEGRATED FUNCTIONS】TideWe rangefinder offers 6x magnification, and displays a straight-line vertical distance, horizontal distance, and speed to your target. We also have scaning function...
  • 【FAST ACCURATE READING】Our rangefinder is a premium product with advanced technology that accurately ranges from 3 to 1000 yards. It provides fast measurements within +/- 1 yard. Measuring speed...

Magnifier

A magnifier is an optic “mounted behind a red dot, holographic, or other non-magnified sights.” The best red dot magnifier “provides increased magnification to a shooter’s view when they are engaged.” These are great for shooting close and then quickly adding magnification to shoot at distant targets in competition or combat scenarios.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Magnifying Glass with 12 LED Lights, 30X Double Glass Lens Handheld...
  • High Power Magnification: Nazano magnifying glass with double glass lenses,Perfect magnification effect to be helpful for elderly and low vision for easily and clearly reading.
  • Excellent Brightness of Lights: This Magnifier with 12 mini ultra-bright LED lights. It is well designed for low vison or macular degeneration people. Health led lighting can allow people reading in...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Dicfeos 30X 40X Magnifying Glass with Light and Stand, Folding Design...
  • Powered By Battery or USB - Indoors, plug the USB cable into any available USB port to provide uninterrupted light; outdoors, it could also be powered by 3*AAA battery (Not included)
  • Bright LED Lights - Build in 32 LED lights offers extra illuminance when reading in dark space. which is perfect for helping people with macular degeneration or far-sightedness

Control Enhancements

Barrels

Your gun’s accuracy will greatly depend on its barrel. That’s why a lot of gun enthusiasts upgrade their firearm’s barrel. The longer the barrel, the greater the muzzle velocity and the more accurate the rifle is. But note that firearms with longer barrels are heavier and harder to maneuver. It means you’d have difficulty maneuvering your rifle due to extra length and weight, especially if you have short arms or when shooting in tight conditions.

If you’re building a custom rifle, these resources should help:

Triggers

Upgrading your gun’s trigger will enhance your accuracy because a clean and fast-action trigger results in less flinching and better sight alignment. Here’s an informative article about triggers: CMC Triggers Review.

Grips

Magpul MOE AR-15 pistol grip

A pistol grip allows you to “manipulate the trigger and magazine release with only the index finger, while using the thumb to control the safety or selector switch, all without needing to remove the palm from the grip.” Most pistol grips are textured. They provide additional grip and control especially when your palms get sweaty. This can be an issue (or not) depending on your preference. Some shooters prefer a more textured grip, while others are fine with less aggressive texturing as long as it gives them a steady grip. 

Bestseller No. 1
Fidragon Tactical Rubber Grips Glove Sleeve Slip-On Ventilated Grip...
  • Fits Glock 17 19 20 21 22 23 25 31 32 34 35 37 38 and other pistol
  • easy installation,no replacement grips available,Fast Use
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Fidragon Tactical Rubber Grips Glove Sleeve Slip-On Ventilated Grip...
  • Fits Glock 17 19 20 21 22 23 25 31 32 34 35 37 38 and other pistol
  • easy installation,no replacement grips available,Fast Use

Ambidextrous Safeties

An ambidextrous safety is designed so that you can operate the gun using your non-dominant hand in case your dominant hand can’t.

Ambidextrous Mag Releases

An ambidextrous magazine release allows both left and right-handed shooters quick and easy magazine release (and reload) using their non-firing arm and without removing their aim from the target. They give you flexibility in how you manipulate the weapon for a variety of scenarios.

Buffer System

Upgrading your buffer system will help you achieve a more consistent performance. Our article about Mil-Spec vs. Commercial Buffer Tube should be enough to get you started.

If you’re putting together a .300 Blackout build, you need the best 300 Blackout buffer spring.

Muzzle Devices

Suppressors

Oculus suppressor

A suppressor “is a device that attaches to the gun barrel to reduce the noise from the gunshot. When a gun is fired, the bullet leaves the chamber and travels through the barrel; it instantly uncorks thousands of pounds per square inch (PSI) of gas pressure behind it.”

One of our favorites is the Rugged Oculus 22 because it’s very quiet, especially with subsonic ammo. Click on the article link for a more detailed review plus steps on how to purchase and maintain a suppressor.

Muzzle Brake

miculek compensator

A muzzle brake is also called a recoil compensator. It’s part of the muzzle or the barrel that’s responsible for redirecting “a portion of propellant gasses to counter recoil and unwanted muzzle rise.” If you’re looking for a firearm-specific muzzle brake, these articles should help:

Shotgun Choke

A shotgun choke is a threaded cylindrical tube attached to the shotgun’s barrel to either spread out or constrict the pellet pattern. To know more about the different choke types, this article should help: “Which Shotgun Choke is the Most Open?

Flash Hider

A flash hider or flash suppressor is a device connected to the gun’s muzzle. It reduces the “visible signature while firing by cooling or dispersing the burning gasses that exit the muzzle, a phenomenon typical of carbine-length weapons.” 

Bestseller No. 2
SCHLAGE Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In...
4,494 Reviews
SCHLAGE Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In...
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately)
  • Touch Screen keypad and lock cylinder on exterior and thumb turn interior. Door thickness range is 1.37 to 1.75 standard

Striker Control Device

A Striker Control Device is a hinge-like “device that lets you know when the striker of your Glock is moving.” Langdon Tactical Technology, Inc. describes it as a “cover plate for your Glock pistol that blocks the rearward motion of the striker when thumb pressure is applied to the back of the slide – similar to a hammer on a DA/SA hammer fired pistol.”

In short, it’s a safety device to make sure you don’t shoot yourself in the leg when holstering and unholstering your pistol!

Shell Holders

Shell holders are used for storing several additional rounds of ammunition at a convenient place on your gun for quicker reloading and follow-up shots. They can be mounted on the rear of the stock or on guns with accessory rails. 

Bipods

Along with getting a powerful scope, mounting your rifle on a durable and stable bipod will exponentially increase your accuracy when shooting. These are really popular for long-range shooting and competitions.

Here are our best bipod reviews:

SaleBestseller No. 1
CVLIFE Bipod, 6-9 Inch Rifle Bipod Adjustable Super Duty Tactical...
  • Adjustable leg length (5 settings) with return Springs, you could adjust the length to meet different needs when hunting.
  • Press the button,the legs can eject fully and quickly.The length of legs can be adjusted from 6-9 inches.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Magpul Rifle Bipod Gun Rest for Hunting and Shooting, M-LOK, Black
  • Offers serious strength and versatility
  • Lightweight Mil-spec hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum and injection-molded polymer

Sling

A sling comes in the form of a harness or a strap and is attached to the rifle or shotgun. Its primary function is to assist in carrying the firearm conveniently. It also helps in improving accuracy as it stabilizes the firearm during aiming.

Bestseller No. 1
CVLIFE Rifle Sling Strap 550 Paracord Sling 2 Point Sling with...
  • 【Adjustable Length】Length of 2 points sling is 39" to 50" , adjustable rope is designed to meet most people’s different need.
  • 【550 Paracord Sling】The 550 paracord shotgun sling is made of high-strength polyester and polypropylene, to build a durable 550 paracord, which can hold up to 550 pounds. It doesn't slide off like...
SaleBestseller No. 2
BOOSTEADY Two Point Gun Sling with Swivels,Durable Shoulder Padded...
  • Shoulder padding to distribute the weight of your gun and relieve pressure on the shoulders
  • Premium Quality, Heavy duty chafe resistant nylon webbing and durable high impact polymer composite parts guarantees years of reliable performance

Target Acquisition

Laser Lights

Laser lights help in quickly locating your target, especially in low-light conditions. Laser lights come in green, white, and red. But some brands have multiple LED modules (red, green, and white) that are interchangeable depending on the shooting application. 

Both red and green light are better than white light when it comes to hunting applications. But some hunters still prefer to use it. White light is also best for people in law enforcement and filming at night.

Bestseller No. 1
Gmconn Mini Tactical Laser Sights Ultra Low Profile Laser Gun Sight...
  • ✅【ONLY ONE Screw + 21MM Width Rail】There are Three alternative screw holes on the Red laser sight, choose one for your preference and use the ONLY ONE SCREW to install the sight in a perfect...
  • ✅【Class IIIA, <5mW】Bright and precision Red laser sight, Safe beam intensity/wavelength: <5mW peak, 532nm, Class IIIA. Highly visible red laser in any environments which can reach up to 50 to...
SaleBestseller No. 2
IVVTRYI Long Range High Power Tactical Green Beam Flashlight Laser...
  • ✔【latest laser pointer high power 】:latest high power laser pointer irradiation can reach 2000-2500 meters at night.
  • ✔【Feature upgrade】:This high power laser toys is different from other laser pointer toys, he can be a deterrent product for goose and can also be used as a demonstration,...

Flashlights

Tactical or survival flashlights are brighter than regular flashlights. They also have special features that can be used for self-defense and emergencies. Check out our Streamlight vs Surefire article to find out which weapon light brand is better.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Caldwell Stable Table Lite with Weatherproof Tabletop, Ambidextrous...
  • SPECS: Weatherproof tabletop is 34” W x 23” L and weighs 30 pounds and the allweather seat is 17” in height with a total weight limit of 250 pounds
  • EASE OF USE: Table unfolds to setup and the ambidextrous seat pivots around the rear table leg for maximum shooting comfort
Bestseller No. 2
MTM PST-11 Predator Shooting Table, Forest Green
  • MTM Predator Shooting Table has a wedge-shaped tabletop design to provide a comfortable shooting position for both left and right-handed shooters
  • Size: 35" (L) x 28" (W) x 30" (H); Shooting Surface: 28" x 35"

Range Bag

Range bags are made from high-quality materials and are designed to accommodate guns and shooting accessories and keep them organized, protected, and secure.

Bestseller No. 1
AIRTTUZ Range Bag | Gun Range Duffle Bag for Handguns and Ammo ,USA...
  • ★GUN RANGE BAG:External size is 17"*14"*8",The main compartment size is 12"*8"*8".has plenty of space to store 3+ handguns plus gun and your gear.
  • ★TACTICAL RANGE BAG:Constructed of Heavy Duty 600D Polyester Water-Resistant Fabric,This gun bag offers 3 colors of material to choose from, suitable for men and women.
SaleBestseller No. 2
OSAGE RIVER Tactical Range Bag for Handguns and Hunting, Travel...
  • Constructed with heavy duty zippers and durable 600D ballistic nylon to protect your gear from the elements and wear
  • Features 9 spacious compartments; the main compartment is 10 inches long by 7 inches deep and includes two adjustable padded dividers to organize your items

Ear Protection

Ear protection gear are like earphones or headphones. They’re designed specifically to tune out the noise made by your gun when firing and normally allow you to hear commands from the range safety officer more easily.

SaleBestseller No. 1
ProCase Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Hearing Protection Earmuffs,...
  • 🍀 ProCase Ear Protection with soft padded headband reduces the pressure on your head for superior comfort; generous space inside the ear cups ensure breathability meanwhile soft imitation leather...
  • 🍀 Constructed by solid ABS-shell and thickened noise-dampening foam, the ear muffs offer a NRR 28dB rating and block out noise by a great amount, ANSI S3.19 (US) certified
SaleBestseller No. 2
Walker's Razor Slim Passive Earmuff - Ultra Low-Profile Earcups -...
  • Ultra low-profile, light weight, slim design with rubberized ear cups
  • NRR 27 protection from noise

Maintenance

One of the most vital parts of owning a gun is maintaining it. A well-maintained gun will last a long time and isn’t prone to misfires or accidents.

Gun Cleaning Kit

Gun cleaning kits consist of the most essential cleaning supplies, such as a cleaning rod or brush, cleaning patches, and a solvent, some kits even have bore snakes included. Never settle for low-quality gun cleaning kits, particularly when it comes to cleaning solvents. Cheap solvents will degrade your gun’s parts and will affect its performance.

SaleBestseller No. 1
BOOSTEADY Universal Handgun Cleaning kit .22,.357,.38,9mm,.45 Caliber...
  • Zippered Compact Padded Case: Keeps everything neatly organized; Holds all the necessary cleaning tools; Case sized: 6.5" x 3.6 "; 16 Pieces handgun gun maintenance system in a high performance...
  • Gun Cleaning Supplies Includes: .22Cal., .357Cal./.38Cal./9MM, .40Cal., and .45Cal. phosphor bronze bore brushes and brass jags, large and small bronze slotted tips, and 100 pcs gun cleaning patches,...
SaleBestseller No. 2
GLORYFIRE Universal Gun Cleaning Kit Hunting Handgun Shot Gun Cleaning...
  • All-in-one: Universal cleaning accessory kit for used for all types of shotguns, rifles and pistol cleaning. All you need to clean common caliber guns in a compact case. Our case is designed to keep...
  • No Cheap Plastic: All our slotted tips and cleaning jags are made of high quality nylon plastic. Sets from other brands use cheap plastic tips that can easily break after two uses. With this set you...

Reloading Gear

Reloading your own ammo allows you to shoot more consistent rounds and is more cost-efficient than buying new ammo. 

Brass Catcher

A brass catcher keeps your brass from getting flung everywhere so it remains in mint condition. Plus, looking for used shells all over the range can be tiring and tedious.

Bestseller No. 1
Caldwell Pic Rail Brass Catcher with Picatinny Mount and Heat...
3,220 Reviews
Caldwell Pic Rail Brass Catcher with Picatinny Mount and Heat...
  • DIMENSIONS: Brass Catcher 4.5" L x 5.5" W x 3.5" H, Pic Mount 1.4" L x 0.8" W x 0.5" H
  • SPECS: Holds 100 pieces of .223 brass
Bestseller No. 2
CVLIFE Thickened Brass Catcher, Heat Resistant Premium Nylon Shell...
  • 【Heat-Resistant Mesh】 With its durable and heat-resistant mesh construction, the ar brass catcher can withstand even the hottest brass without melting, and the bottom zipper provides a quick and...
  • 【Easy to Attach and Detach】 The ar shell catcher mounting piece can be easily installed on the picatinny rail, and the quick detach feature allows for effortless installation and switching between...

Reloading Kit

The best reloading kits include the reloading press, die bushings, powder measure, cutter, and chamfer tool. Some kits have more accessories than others, but watch out for low quality add-ons! We suggest focusing on quality over quantity.

Bestseller No. 1
RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit, Reloading Equipment...
  • The Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit has long been the king of reloading kits. We took the benchmark of single stage presses (Rock Chucker Supreme) and surrounded it with the equipment you...
  • The backbone of this reloading kit is the legendary Rock Chucker Supreme single stage press. It combines easy operation, ambidextrous handle, outstanding strength, and versatility to earn that coveted...
SaleBestseller No. 2
RCBS Rebel Plus Reloading Kit, Complete Reloading Equipment Kit with...
  • Includes Heavy-Duty Rebel Single Stage Press
  • Most comprehensive kit offered by RCBS

Brass Tumblers

Brass tumblers clean used cartridge cases quickly and efficiently so they can be reloaded. Remember that dirty and moist brass can be a safety hazard.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Vibratory Case Tumbler with Clear Viewing...
  • RELIABLE: Unique bowl design to increase brass agitation for fast, aggressive cleaning that reduces wear on reloading dies and extends brass life
  • EASE OF USE: Clean lid for monitoring tumbling action with cord-mount ON/OFF switch for saftey and convenience
Bestseller No. 2
Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ 110V Case Tumbler Kit with Sifter for...
  • SPECS: This tumbler holds up to 600 9mm or 350 .223 cases
  • EASE OF USE: Cord operated with an ON/OFF switch located on the cord

Conclusion

As helpful as these accessories are, remember that buying them all at once is not mandatory. If you can, then that’s nice! But if not, prioritize the ones you need most, then buy the less important accessories next time – like what they say, baby steps. And before you know it, you’d already be fully equipped with all the necessary shooting and gun accessories.

Speaking of accessories, here are firearm-specific upgrades you’ll surely love:

Found a great gun but not sure if it’s worth it? Check out our gun reviews for a list of reliable guns, you might even find “the one” there!

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Last update on 2024-02-04 / Images from Amazon Product API