First Gear: Great Outdoors Jewelry, Pandora Cross-Body Purse, Hornady TrekLite Lock Box XXL

Must-Haves for Gun Owners

posted on April 30, 2024
Great Outdoors Jewelry, Pandora Cross-Body Purse, Hornady TrekLite Lock Box XXL

Mother’s Day approaches quickly! If you love someone who loves the outdoors—or perhaps if you love the outdoors and want  to treat yourself—Pursue the Wild’s elegant Hunter’s Horizon turquoise necklace and matching earrings will let you show that love beautifully. When I look at them, I see a hint of morning sky, a hint of antlers and a hint of a wooded landscape, bringing me right back to wonderful mountain mornings listening to an elk bugle in the distance. I also appreciate that the earrings are hypoallergenic. (; $120 each)

2. Style and Subtlety
If you ever carry in a purse, the purse must always stay on your body, so larger concealment purses might be too heavy and bulky. This Pandora Compact Cutie cross-body purse from Jessie James and Hiding Hilda, though, is very attractive, lightweight and small enough that no one will suspect its contents. The holster it comes with isn’t ideal, but it’s easily swappable with a more-rigid one that can attach via hook-and-loop fasteners, of which there are several on the market. The Pandora’s concealment compartment also locks, helping to limit access, and the bag is available in seven colors. (; $60)

3. Travel Safely
TSA requirements on cases to transport firearms in checked baggage are minimal—they must only be hard-sided and locking—so, it’s up to you to ensure the case you choose for traveling meets a much higher standard and is not easily defeatable. This Hornady TrekLite Lock Box XXL uses tough polycarbonate material and has dual four-digit-code dial locks, allowing 10,000 possible combinations. When you get to the hotel room, a security cable rated to 1,500 pounds of force lets you secure the safe to a solid secured object, and the case can fit two full-sized guns, all cozy in eggcrate foam padding. (; $54.99)


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