Gift Ideas for Father’s Day for Dads Who Shoot

We asked our writers for suggestions for Father’s Day presents for men who like to shoot. Check out these ideas for something that might make a great present for your father! For more ideas, two online stores to try are http://ShopRuger.com or http://store.springfield-armory.com.

UNDER $50

Leatherman rail toolLeatherman Rail Tool
http://www.leatherman.com/831804.html
Leatherman has rolled out a new and innovative tool that will help solve the issues of not having the right tool for the job when it comes to sighting in your AR-15 or sporting rifle. Featuring six useful tools for adjusting iron sights, punching pins, and making sure mounts stay on the rifle. Its pocket size means that it can be easily stowed in a range bag, vest, or even clipped to a key ring. Leatherman also makes versions of this awesome pocket tool for shotgun shooters and bow hunters too. $45.

Blast matchUltimate Survival Tech BlastMatch™ Fire Starter
http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_739203_-1__?N=401310242&affcode=42&kwid=ps_cse&cid=PLA_024084105&gclid=CInDncH4tb4CFeUF7AodCRUAbQ
The Blast match is one of those simple tools that no outdoorsman should be without. Simple to use and with plenty of spark, this little survival tool is handy. You can see this hot little device being used on most of the new survival shows being used successfully in very comprising situations. Get one and your dad can be the one that children look at in awe when the s’mores come out perfect on your fire! $17.99

AG_Beer_Bivy_Armageddon Gear Beer Bivy
http://www.armageddongear.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=150
Every “tacticool” dad needs this little party favor! Developed from the same technology that they use for their impressive suppressor cover, this beer bivy keeps the cold in the bottle and the cool points on your side. $14.99

Target bottlesTarget bottlesNRANRA Target Bottles
http://www.nrastore.com/nrastore/ProductDetail.aspx?p=SA+24142&ct=e
Why didn’t I think of this? The colored bottles are ultra-lightweight and made from a pass-through material that absorbs hundreds of rounds from .22LR to .50 caliber. They’re light enough to use at an indoor range using the optional hanging target adapter. $39.95

brass catcherBrass Collector
http://www.lowes.com/pd_462359-44892-95314_0__?productId=4756809
http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/content/p/9/pid/25715/catid/41/Brass_Wand
If dad likes to spend time at the range, then there is a good chance that he collects his brass. And I’ll bet all that bending, stooping, and kneeling is something that he’d be happy to do without! Here’s a gift that he will love every time he’s at the range. This nifty gadget picks up pistol and rifle brass easily. Designed as a nut gatherer, it can be found at your local home improvement store. $29.98
Or if you really want to impress dad with your devotion to his sport, you can buy one with the Dillon Precision brand on it. $44.95

HearosHearos Ear Plugs Xtreme Protection, 14-Pair Foam
http://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Plugs-Xtreme-Protection-14-Pair/dp/B001EPQ86A/ref=zg_bs_3779871_1
These are good ear plugs to keep in the range bag for a backup even if Dad has over-ear protection. $15.99

MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag

MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/939221689/midwayusa-competition-range-bag-pvc-coated-polyester?cm_vc=ProductFinding
Is Dad a pistol shooter? Whether dear old dad participates in shooting sports or just likes to toss a couple favorite handguns in the car and go plinking, there is no substitute for a good range bag. And there may be no better bag than the MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag. Huge and roomy, with pockets for everything, two pistol rugs, and a removable stage bag and spent brass carrier – it has it all at a great price! $44.99

$50 to $100

cabelas bagCabelas-Competition-Series-Range-Bag-with-Cleaning Kit
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Competition-Series-Range-Bag-with-Cleaning-Kit/1317830.uts?No=0&destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Frange-bags%2F_%2FN-1112190%2FNo-0%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_508750380%3FrecordsPerPage%3D18
This is a nice and simple range bag with a cleaning kit. $59.99

SurefireSurefire G2X Tactical Flashlight
http://www.surefire.com/g2x-tactical.html
Surefire lights are an industry standard when it comes to handheld and weapon mounted lights that are used by civilians, the military, and law enforcement. Their G2X light features a tough polymer body, bright 320-lumen LED lamp, and four standard colors. This light can serve equally well in a range bag or mounted to a shotgun or rifle when what is in the dark needs to be brought into the light. $70.

Over $100

LaserLyteLaserLyte Trainer Target Plinking Cans
http://www.laserlyte.com/products/trainer-plinking-cans
These cans provide a fun way to train in your own home, with instant feedback. When hit with a laser from any of the LaserLyte® training cartridges or other laser trainer tools, the cans react by jumping up and falling over just as a real can would. $115.95

 BushnellBushnell Legend 10X42 Monocular with Reticle
http://www.bushnell.com/all-products/spotting-scopes/legend-ultra-hd-monocular
Bushnell has been coming on strong for the past few years with good optics that offer a lot of bang for the buck. One such product is the little 10X monocular featuring a Mil-based reticle that makes it perfect for scouting, short to mid-range spotting, and general observation. The monocular has a short rail section on the bottom that is also tapped ¼-20 so that it can be mounted to most tripods or quick release plates. The monocular comes in a padded nylon case with a lanyard and plenty of room for a cleaning cloth and a few other accessories. $180.

BrownellsBrownells Signature Series Range Bag
http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/range-gear/range-bags/signature-series-deluxe-range-bag-prod19495.aspx
A trip to the range often involves taking a lot of stuff to make the trip worthwhile and enjoyable and there’s no better way to do that than with one of Brownells’ Signature Series Range Bags. Available in Brown and Hunter Green these range bags are good looking and functional with multiple pockets to hold ammunition, magazines, pistols, targets, and everything else but the kitchen sink. These bags are made in the USA and backed by Brownells’ 100% satisfaction guarantee. $129.99.

LasergripsCrimson Trace Cocobolo Diamond Lasergrips
http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/manufacturer/1911-pistols/lg-920
Made to class up your 1911 handgun, the new Crimson Trace Cocobolo diamond patters bring traditional looks to modern sighting technology. MSRP is $399.

AxeNorth River Custom Knives
http://www.north-river-custom-knives.com/tomahawks-tier3-7.html
Few things embody the outdoorsman like the tools he carries to his adventures. A custom hatchet is a working tool that can show your father that nothing is too good for him. Various prices.

Marathon Watch
watchhttp://www.marathonwatch.com/
If you want your father to know just what time with him means to you, a Marathon watch could be your choice of gift. These watches are serious time keepers and will last a life time even with the harshest of treatments. These watches are used by top tier military men in situations that demand the best. $135 and up

oakleyOakley Cerakote Gascans in Desert Sage W/ Tungston Iridium Lenses
http://www.lapolicegear.com/oakley-gas-can-cerakote-sunglasses.html
These are very special shades. Two lenses are cut from the curve of a single lens shield, then mounted in the frame to maintain the original, continuous contour for a unique look. Lightweight O Matter® frame material offers premium comfort. Peripheral vision is maximized by XYZ Optics®, an innovation that maintains visual clarity at all angles of view. Impact protection meets ANSI Z87.1 standards, and Three-Point Fit retains the lenses in precise optical alignment. $150

briteBladeBrite-Blade Tactical Lighted Survival Knife
http://brite-strike.com/brite-blade.html#blade
A 45 lumen mini-aluminum LED white light flashlight has a rare earth magnetic base that secures it inside the body. The light can be quickly removed from the body of the knife and operated independently. The rare earth magnetic base allows the light to be mounted on the blade for a 90 degree light. A second aluminum mini flashlight with red LED is included. Both LED mini flashlights are waterproof IXP-6. Great for hunters who want to see what they are cutting in the dark, these knives have different blades for multiple uses, including a seat belt cutter and window punch. $129.99

crimson traceCrimson Trace.CMR-204 Rail Master Pro™ Universal Green Laser Sight & Tactical Light
http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/green-lasers/cmr-204
This rail-mounted green laser sight works on any rail equipped pistols, rifles and shotguns. Green lasers are more versatile than red. $379.00

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