14 Father's Day Gifts for Gun-Loving Dads
May 20, 2015
No matter what kind of shooter you are today, chances are you owe your interest in firearms to your father. Whether your passion for shooting began plinking with a .22 on the range or scouting game out in the field, we suspect your dad had something to do with it.
With Father's Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to thank your dad for all that he has done. There's no better way to do so than by giving a gift that helps him participate in your shared passion.
To help you out, we've come up with a list of some of the best shooting gear and accessories to give your dad this Father's Day. Whether your dad's a diehard competitor, an avid hunter or a casual plinker, this guide is sure to have something he'll love.
BCM | Gunfighter Vertical Grip SHORT KeyMod
Vertical grips such as this one from BCM
are inexpensive ways to add both style and functionality to a rifle. The Vertical Grip SHORT KeyMod
is a low-profile grip that uses a tool-less attachment system for easy mounting to a KeyMod handguard. All one has to do when attaching this grip is press a serrated latch upward, rotate the lower grip body twice counterclockwise, place the grip in the desired position and twist clockwise until the latch relocks and fastens it to the handguard. This unique grip is made from quality polymers and is available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Foliage Green and Wolf Gray color schemes.
Blackhawk | Black Ops V2 Boot
Whether your dad is a tactical aficionado, an ardent competitor or just needs a new pair of boots for hiking, the Black Ops V2 Boots
are light and fast, but rugged enough to handle tough terrain. A Dri-Lex moisture-wicking inner lining keeps feet dry, while a Vibram outsole provides comfort and protection. The boots also feature a washable, antimicrobial, Ortholite, custom-molded footbed and a Speed Lace Toggle. They are available in either Black or Desert Tan.
Brownells | Complete M16 Bolt Carrier Group
For dads building a new AR or those replacing a worn bolt carrier group, this offering from Brownells
is just what the doctor ordered. The Complete M16 Bolt Carrier Group
comes fully assembled with bolt, bolt carrier, gas key, firing pin, cam pin and firing pin retaining pin. Each bolt is High Pressure Tested (HPT) with a proof load and Magnetic Particle Inspected (MPI) after that. The bolt is machined from Carpenter 158 steel that is heat-treated and shot peened, and the bolt carrier is machined from hardened 8620 steel. The Brownells Complete M16 Bolt Carrier Group will function in semiauto or full auto AR-15/M16 rifles.
Bushnell | Elite Tactical CQTS
There are a number of excellent red dot sights out there, but many of them can be fairly expensive. The Elite Tactical CQTS
offers much of the same utility without the same sticker shock. The sight features a 3 MOA red dot and has eight different brightness settings. It is also waterproof and utilizes Bushnell's RainGuard lens coatings for better performance in wet weather.
DeSantis | Invader M65 Holster
Holsters are a great gift idea for any shooter, and the DeSantis Invader M65
Inside-the-Waistband (IWB) holster is one your dad's sure to love. It features a comfortable synthetic construction, with the body pad being built from edge bound neoprene, ballistic nylon and other materials. For a stable overall platform, the formed holster component is precision thermo-molded from sturdy Kydex sheet, and glass-reinforced nylon C-Clips provide lasting durability. The holster is user adjustable with an included hex wrench, so your dad should have no problem fitting it to his frame.
Federal Premium | HST .380 Auto
Ever since Federal Premium
introduced its HST
line to the commercial market, it has been very popular among shooters. New for 2015, this .380 Auto load expands the HST line to a new category of handguns. The HST .380 Auto is built to perform best with the micro-size concealed carry .380 pistols popular among many gun owners. The specially designed hollow points expand reliably, producing the desired level of penetration. The loads utilize nickel-plated cases and feature a bullet nose profile conducive to reliable feeding. If your dad's life is ever on the line, the HST .380 Auto will be ready to perform in the moment of truth.
Galati Gear | Classic Range Bag
Every shooter should have a good range bag to make shooting trips as enjoyable as possible, but if your dad doesn't have one, Galati Gear
's Classic Range Bag
is a great option. Featuring a large zippered main compartment as well as two large padded pockets, this bag offers plenty of space for whatever is needed at the range. It can hold two firearms securely and comes with an internal divider that can separate accessories. The range bag is constructed from PVC tactical nylon for durability and sports a padded shoulder strap for comfortable carry.
LaserLyte | Laser Training Products
Training is a vital element for any shooter, regardless of their abilities. With some of LaserLyte\'s
training products, the dads in your life can practice their quick draw and trigger pull in the comfort of their own home. When paired with the Trigger Tyme Laser Compact Pistol
, the all-new ScoreTyme target
shows hits and keeps track of score. Fun for the whole family, this training system saves money on ammo and allows shooters of all ages to build confidence and get on target faster.
$149.95 for the Trigger Tyme Laser pistol; $349.95 for the Score Tyme Target
Leapers | UTG PRO AK-47 13' Keymod Handguard
Keymod handguards are all the rage for AR-style rifles, but they are just as useful on AKs, too. This spring, Leapers
came out with their UTG PRO AK-47 13' Keymod
Handguards for exactly that reason. There are two versions of the handguard available: one for Romanian and Bulgarian type AKs and the other for Chinese type rifles
. The handguard's rail system offers 123 Keymod slots giving the shooter plenty of options for attachments. It also features a full-length Picatinny rail on top with 28 slots for optics and other accessories, as well as a cutout for using the standard AK iron sights.
Otis | Star Chamber Cleaning Tool
Cleaning the chamber area of an AR-style rifle can be a time-consuming pain. If you want your dad to spend more time shooting and less time cleaning, consider giving him the Otis Star Chamber Cleaning Tool
this Father's Day. With just a few twists, this tool makes short work of any build-up that's accrued in the rifle's chamber. It features a scraper for large fouling build-up and felt pads for picking up fouling loosened by the scraper. The Star Chamber Cleaning Tool comes with six cleaning pads and is available in either 5.56mm or 7.62mm.
Pelican | iM3300 Hard Case
Whether your dad spends his time in the woods or shooting groups at the range, a long gun case is always a useful accessory to have, and the iM3300 Storm Case
is one of the finest. Pelican is known for the durability of its cases, and the iM3300 is no exception. The hard case is watertight, features a lightweight strong HPX resin and is guaranteed for life. The case has six press and pull latches, four padlockable hasps and two double-layered, soft-grip handles. With an exterior length of nearly 54 inches, this case can handle just about any long gun. As an added bonus, the case comes equipped with a set of in-line wheels for travel.
SilencerCo | Omega .30-Caliber Suppressor
For those lucky enough to live in a state that allows civilian ownership of suppressors, the SilencerCo Omega
suppressor is an excellent choice for reducing muzzle blast and is sure to produce a smile from even the most reserved shooters. Capable of sustained full-auto fire, the Omega is one of the lightest, shortest and quietest centerfire rifle suppressors on the market. What makes the Omega truly unique is its versatility. It is compatible with ammunition ranging from 5.7mm to .300 Win. Mag.
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Springfield Armory | XD Mod. 2
Nothing will please your dad more this Father's Day than to receive a brand new firearm. The Springfield XD Mod. 2
is an excellent choice, especially for those with concealed carry permits, as it is purpose-built as a carry gun. With the Mod. 2, Springfield
set out to design a pistol with unrivaled ergonomics. The firearm features what Springfield is calling the 'œGrip Zone,' which incorporates three different grip patterns designed to afford the shooter both comfort and control. The XD Mod. 2 is available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.
$549.99 to $599.99
Steiner | Dad\'s and Grad\'s 10% Bino Savings
Now is a great time to set your dad up with a new pair of binoculars, as Steiner
is offering a 10-percent discount from now until June 30, 2015 on many of its popular binos for its Dad's & Grads Promotion
. The promotional offer applies to the following Steiner binocular lines: Predator, Nighthunter XP, XC, Safari Ultrasharp, Marine, Navigator Pro and T-Series. The promotion requires no coupons, rebates or forms. All you have to do is buy a pair from any participating online or local reseller, and enjoy.