Editor’s Note: This is the second of three articles in this series. Each article has a maximum price ($125.00 or less, $75.00 or less and $25.00 or less). We have listed retailers that have these items in stock at time of publication. Have a Happy Father’s Day! *Images courtesy of manufacturers.
- Part 1: Five Father’s Day Gifts Under $125
- Part 2: Five Father’s Day Gifts Under $75
- Part 3: Five Father’s Day Gifts Under $25
Father’s Day can be difficult for a number of reasons. Believe it or not, you may have a loved one in your life who is not completely in tune with the latest piece of kit you’ve been craving. Or perhaps they feel like everything you really want you’ve already bought yourself. There’s also a common misconception that the only good Father’s Day gift is an extremely expensive gun or piece of high-tech gear. In an effort to help these loved ones, I’ve written this series of three articles that set out to provide an easy list of great gifts that you’ll love in their price range.
When I began compiling these gift ideas I had a few requirements in mind. First and foremost: no junk! I wanted everything to be quality. I also decided to only include products that I could, would, or have used myself. Finally, every item must be available for retail or online shopping; in other words, I’m not going to suggest something that is essentially unobtainable.
So guys, when you get asked that question: “Dad?” (or “Honey?”) “What would you like for Father’s Day?” just forward them this list of great gifts under $75.
The Rock Shooting Rest & Rear Bag Combo
I can tell you from experience that going to the range to test-fire a new rifle or optic can be really frustrating without something to ensure that you are not allowing human error to muddle your results. The Caldwell Rock Shooting Rest & Rear Bag Combo has an adjustable cradle on the front that allows for repeatable shots, and it comes with the rear bag that provides the perfect cheekweld and eye relief. Retail: $129.99 (Amazon: $73.10)
Hornady KeyLock Safe 2700KL
Safely storing your firearm is one of the key responsibilities of gun ownership. No matter how hard we try, we can’t avoid every single place that won’t allow us to carry our guns. When that happens, it’s absolutely imperative that our blasters remain secured and out of reach. The Hornady KeyLock safe 2700KL quality is perfect for vehicle storage. It also works great on road trips- store your gun securely in your hotel room when necessary, and when flying it can be locked and packed in your luggage. Retail: $59.99.
Combat Power Magazines
Chip McCormick is a legendary shooter, and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. If you own a 1911 you need some Chip McCormick magazines. I run both the .45 ACP 8-round magazine and the .45 ACP 10-round magazine. There is no question that Chip makes the best 10-round magazine for 1911, bar none. The base pad that he uses looks great and works even better. 7 rounds in your 1911 just doesn’t cut it anymore, and these 8-round magazines run flawlessly. Check out the new black finish that Chip is offering. The best course of action here is to grab one of each for dad! Retail: 8-round, $33.99; 10-round, $35.99.
The Surefire Sidekick is best described as a key fob that is a rechargeable LED flashlight, designed to stay in your pocket and remain ready for use. It has three settings, allowing you to get just the right amount of light, whether you’re simply looking for something in your bag, or searching diligently for whatever just went bump in the night. The best part of all, it’s rechargeable via its micro-USB port, which means that no special adapter cables or batteries are required for a lifetime of use. Because let’s face it, Dad lost the adapters for the last two. Retail: $79.99 (Amazon, $68 and up)
Output / Runtime — White Light
- High 300 lumens / 1.25 hours*
- Med 60 lumens / 4 hours
- Low 5 lumens / 45 hours
Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Hand Deprimer
In just 4 easy steps you can de-prime your spent brass by hand; no need to set up your press and reset your dies just to de-prime a few cases. The Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Hand Deprimer system is fully contained, and even captures the spent primers in a collection tube so you can dump them later. It can handle brass from .20 caliber all the way up to .338 Lapua, along with all sorts of pistol brass. This thing will even eat military-crimped primers! Retail: $37.