April 20, 2021
By Firearms News Staff
Father’s Day is a great time to show your dad just how much he means to you, and say thanks for everything he has done over the years. Shopping for him though can be a bit daunting, we know that. Plus, we understand getting him something he will really like, rather than something lame, is important to you. Have no fear and put down that tie as the staff of Firearms News is here to save the day! If your father reads Firearms News, well he is obviously a man among men and no ordinary gift will suffice. So, we scratched our heads and came up with some fantastic gift ideas with a Firearms News flair sure to please him! You’re bound to find just the right gift for Father’s Day in the suggestions which follow.
Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protector
Smart technology automatically adjusts your audio to the environment and firearm for customized protection. Clear Voice Tracking Technology seeks voice amongst the noise to improve speech intelligibility and situational awareness. Bluetooth® Wireless Technology to seamlessly sync to mobile devices. Make and receive phone calls through the headset. Engineered for optimal fit and comfort. Foldable and adjustable. MSRP is $165. For more information, please click here.
Introducing the new challenger for sub-compact from the king of concealed carry. The DVG-1 pistol series is a striker fired, 9mm sub-compact with a factory installed CTS-1500 Red Dot sight. Includes (2) 10-round magazines and a Crimson Trace CTS 1500, featuring a flat trigger, enhanced grip texture, and front serrations. MSRP is $399. For more information, please click here.
Streamlight Wedge Flashlight
The Wedge is a compact, high-performance EDC Flashlight designed for clean pocket carry. It’s outfitted with an intuitive rotating thumb switch that provides tactile control over the constant-on and THRO (Temporarily Heightened Regulated Output) modes. Made of rugged anodized aluminum with a waterproof USB-C port, the Wedge balances durability with performance. For more information, please click here.
- 300 lumens; runs 3 hours / THRO Mode: 1000 lumens
- USB-C Rechargeable
- Designed for clean pocket carry
- MSRP: $149.95
Sarco, Inc. Panzerschreck
Nothing quite says “I love you dad!” like a German World War II Panzerschreck! If your dad loves military history, World War II in particular, then he will love this reproduction of the famous anti-tank rocket launcher. Introduced in 1944, the Panzerschreck (Tank Terror) was an upsized and more powerful 88mm copy of the American 60mm bazooka. An effective tank-killer, this 24-pound rocket launcher had an effective range of 150 meters. Sarco, Inc. has produced an accurate non-firing display replica with all the feel of the original! Impressive in both size and build quality, it is perfect for display in his office or man-cave! Your mom will love it too! MSRP is a reasonable $300, or $355 with inert rocket! To find out more, please click here.
LaRue Tactical MBT-2S Trigger
Chances are your father has an AR-15 or three kicking around, and one of the most rewarding upgrades you can make to an AR is installing an aftermarket trigger group. A high quality trigger will make shooting an AR accurately both easier and more enjoyable. LaRue Tactical has you covered with their impressive MBT-2S trigger group. Precision machined from solid S7 tool steel, the MBT-2S is beautifully made. Better still, this 2-stage design provides a crisp 4.5 (2.5 pound 1st stage, 2 pound 2nd stage) pound break with a positive reset. If he prefers, he can add the included “heavy” spring to bump the final weight up to 6 pounds. Made in the “Dead Center” of Texas, the LaRue Tactical MBT-2S trigger is a bargain with an MSRP of $87. To find out more, please click here.
Bravo Company Combat Training Shirt
Is your father the athletic type who likes to get out and train with his firearms? Well, if so he will love BCM’s Combat Training Shirt. Very practical, it is made with a stretchable and breathable material across the chest and back areas. It is designed to fit tighter in that area to keep the material from bunching up, and becoming uncomfortable while wearing a plate carrier or chest rig. The body is made from Ultra Soft 65% Cotton/ 35% Poly/ 5% Lycra blend which is a lightweight breathable fabric that wicks away moisture while keeping you dry. The sleeves though are made from a Rip Stop: 50% Nylon / 50% cotton blend and provide protection to your arms. Features include velcro loop patches on shoulder pockets, velcro tab cuff closure, and 1/4 zip front mandarin collar for maximum comfort while running drills. MSRP is $39.95. For more information, please click here.
ATI Schmeisser S60 60-round AR-15 magazine
One gift option which is very cool is ATI Schmeisser’s S60 quad-stack or “coffin” magazine for the .223 Rem/5.56mm AR-15 rifle. What makes it cool and why would your dad like one? Well, not only does it look cool, but it holds a whopping 60 rounds! Manufactured in Germany by Schmeisser GmbH and exclusively imported by American Tactical it features a glass reinforced polymer body and a unique follower design which doubles its capacity of a standard AR-15 magazine. Plus, it does this without being overly bulky like a typical drum magazine. The design features robust construction and a last-round bolt hold-open. The Schmeisser S60 will give you an instant capacity upgrade over the standard AR mag and look cool doing it! MSRP is $79.95. For more information, please click here.
TacticalRx Beanie and Prescription Shooting Glasses
Let’s face it, dad’s not getting any younger and unfortunately with age comes a change in his eyesight due to Presbyopia. Unfortunately Presbyopia is a normal part of aging which happens slowly over a lifetime. When this happens you begin to have problems with your near vision and one day you suddenly notice your front sight is a fuzzy blur. If your father has complained about having a hard time seeing his sights there IS a solution. TacticalRx is owned by a Master Optician named Bret Hunter who has developed prescription eye-wear options, such as his “Almost Lens” which is an inverted bifocal specifically to address this issue. TacticalRx offers a host of frame, lens and coating options which are literally state of the art. My suggestion is grab one of TacticalRx’s cool beanies for Father’s Day, and when he opens it tell him about TacticalRx and their options. Their glasses can be life-changing for and older shooter. Their beanies are priced at $20. For more information, please click here.
Hornady Standard Lock Box
One handy item to consider is Hornady’s Standard Lock Box. Part of their Security Lock Box line allows you to secure a handgun and valuables in your vehicle, home or hotel room. They come in two sizes, standard and extra-large, and feature metal construction and a key lock. It comes with a heavy duty 1,500 pound rated steel cable which allows you to secure it inside your vehicle or to any stationary object to prevent theft. The patented cable design provides maximum internal storage space so you have more room for your valuables. MSRP is $31.53. For more information, please click here.
American Security BFX Gun Safe
One of the best gun safes on the Market. Period. With a long list of key features the New BFX line of Gun Safes offer unparalleled convenience, safety and protection for all of your valuables. Like all of our safes, the New BFX Gun Safes are available with digital and mechanical lock options and many color and hardware combinations. With this impressive list of features there is no reason to look at any other Gun Safe. The new line of BFX Gun Safes are designed to higher standards, tested and built in our Fontana California, USA plant. For more information, please click here.
- 2 Hour Fire Rating
- Superior fire protection of 2-hours at extreme temperatures up to 1200° F, keeping documents from burning and your valuables protected from intense fires.
- Intertek confirmed the BFX series gun safes outperform gun safes constructed with drywall.
- Body and door filled with the revolutionary DryLight fire material.
- Creates a seamless fire barrier making it an advanced protection over an inferior drywall fire barrier used in most gun safes.
Big Bang Cannons
Artillery brings out the little boy in most men, and Conestoga Co. Big Bang Cannons are just the right size to satisfy the itch with plenty of noisy fun. Big Bang Cannons use a scoop of Bangsite (pulverized calcium carbide) placed in fresh water (inside the cannon’s chamber) set off by a Spark Plug (flint) to make an impressive 105 to 120 dB of pure American noise. Big Bang Cannons come in 14 different models starting at $100. Bangsite is just $10.50 for 100 shots and flints 75¢. They look just as good on the desk when not busily employed as the “5 o’clock gun.” For more information, please click here.
DURAMAG 22 6.5 Grendel Magazines
With the 6.5 Grendel DURAMAG SS line of magazines, feeding your 6.5 has never been easier. The 6.5 Grendel cartridge demands a proprietary magazine and the DURAMAG SS™ delivers one that outperforms the competition while remaining affordable. These magazines offer fantastic internal room for long cartridge loads, so you can get the most from this caliber. DURAMAG SS™ 6.5 magazines boast extremely easy loading and feeding first-to-last round. Capacity options offer the right fit for any application from bench-rest to range-day fun including the simple brilliance of magazine capacity matching box size to. Available in 5rd, 10rd, 20rd, and 26rd. MSRP for 5rd and 10rd: $18.00. MSRP for 20rd and 26rd $29.99. For more information, please click here.
Kimber Micro 9 RAPIDE (Black Ice)
The Micro 9 RAPIDE (Black Ice), inspired by the full-size 1911 RAPIDE (Black Ice), offers a light, concealable defensive-carry option in 9mm. This Micro 9 variant sports stepped cocking serrations, and slide-lightening cuts improve lock time. A Stiplex-patterned front strap and black G-10 grips provide a positive grip. The pistol’s aluminum frame and stainless-steel slide is finished in a two-tone KimPro finish, while the stainless-steel barrel wears a black DLC coating for durability. Round out the package with a flush-fitting magwell and Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day/Night sights, and shooters have a defensive firearm that’s as functional as it is appealing. MSRP: $883.00. For more information, please click here.
Trijicon AccuPoint Scope
The Trijicon AccuPoint is a rifle scope that has crystal-clear glass, dual reticle illumination (tritium and fiber-optic) and the ability to excel in some of the worst climatic conditions on the planet. It is also a rifle optic that saved my life during a remote Alaska moose hunt when confronted by a predatory black bear at night in thick alder and spruce. The brilliant green glow of the reticle on my 2.5-10x56 TR 22-2G, attached to a Kimber Talkeetna .375H&H rifle gave me the accuracy to engage the bear and walk away with my life. The AccuPoint – the scope that is always there for you – whether at the range at high-noon or in the murky darkness of Alaska’s bush after nightfall. For more information, please click here.
- Magnification: 2.5-10x
- Tube Size: 30mm
- Objective: 56mm
- Reticle Color: Green
- Illumination Sources: Fiber Optics and Tritium
- Suggested Retail Price: $999.00
- *The AccuPoint line features additional models with a variety of magnification levels and reticle types*