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If you're looking for a higher caliber of Valentine's Day gifts this year, put down the flowers and candy, and give your sweetheart a gift that matches their other love: shooting sports. These gift suggestions will delight shooters of all skill levels, and they may even make Cupid swap a bow and arrow for an AK-47. 

1. Exploding Targets 

Exploding targets, like the ones from Ironclad Freedom Targets, add a lot more excitement to target practice. With a variety of colors to choose from, you can "let freedom boom" in a haze of glory.

2. SIG Sauer P320 AXG Scorpion 

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The SIG Sauer P320 AXG Scorpion is making waves as the first commercially available metal P320 and as the brand's first pistol release from SIG Custom Works. This handgun is chambered in 9mm Luger and marries the weight and balance of a metal-framed pistol with the performance and reliability the P320 is known for.  The edgy desert-inspired aesthetic doesn't hurt either.

3. Bullet Puzzle

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For those who relied heavily on puzzles for entertainment during the COVID-19 lockdowns, here's another one for your collection. This 252-piece puzzle is bound to be a hit with gun lovers who get the same satisfaction clicking a puzzle piece into place as they do hitting a bull's-eye. 

4. Brownells EDGE Subscription

For just an annual fee of $49.95, you can order as much as you want and receive free two-day shipping on most orders. Brownells EDGE also offers discounts on overnight shipping and members-only specials and discounts. The program also waives FFL processing fees for even more savings. 

5. Full-Sized Milk Chocolate 1911 .45 ACP Handgun

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Since it is Valentine's Day, we'd be remiss if we didn't include something sweet—especially if it's in the form of one of the most famous handguns ever made. Your sweetheart will enjoy almost a full pound of chocolatey goodness and be tickled to death at its own padded gun case.  

Have a Valentine's Day gift idea for a gun lover? Let us know in the comments.