It’s that time of year again, people are already looking at their New Year’s resolutions. Lose 10 pounds, buy more ammo, finish that 80% lower… that’s all great. I’ve been thinking or a few annoyances I’ve like to see go the way of the dodo. These are the 2017 New Year’s resolutions for the gun industry.

New year’s Resolutions No 1 – Iron Sights on All Rifles

Courtesy of Magpul

This is one of the biggest annoyances I’ve come across. I buy a new rifle and there isn’t a set of iron sights to be seen. In the case of ARs maybe there is a fixed front sight. This isn’t limited to budget rifles either. Plenty of high end 1,000 dollar and up rifles aren’t coming with iron sights. Luckily throughout 2016 I’ve been seeing this less and less from gun companies, but it needs to be completely dead by 2017.

New Year’s Resolution 2 – More Light Bearing Holsters

Courtesy of Blackhawk

Picatinny rails have been on handguns long enough for holster companies to start producing more light bearing holsters. Sure if you own a Glock you can find quite a few, but even then you’ll be paying out your butt for them. Own a CZ? A Walther? a compact firearm? Good luck finding a light bearing holster for it. C’mon guys there is money to be made here.

New Year’s Resolution 3 – Standard optic mounts for handguns.

Courtesy of Glock