With Father’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure a lot of you are already gift shopping for your dad. Sometimes we gun guys can be hard to shop for and even when you know what we want we can be picky about what brand/type/color/style just as much as women are with their clothing. In this article, we’ll be going over TFB’s Top Seven Gun Gifts for your dad.
Fathers Day Approacheth! TFB’s Top Seven Gun Gifts for Your Dad
Real avid makes some high-quality tools for almost any firearms job and their Hammer & Punches set with added Smart Bench Block is a great starting point for any toolset. Even if you’re not a professional gunsmith, this kit can be used for things like general maintenance and even cleaning squib loads from barrels. The Hammer, Punch, and Smart Bench Block are all part of an affordable and high-quality kit that has some neat features.
The cool thing about this kit from Real Avid is that the Bench Block is magnetized so you won’t end up having one of your roll pins fall off the workbench and getting lost. The Real Avid Punch and Smart Bench Block kit is available for $44.99 and goes on sale often. If your dad doesn’t have any tools at all, start him off with this kit as punches and a light hammer are the core of any gunsmith’s toolkit.
Magazines are one of those items you can never have too many of. Not only do I consider magazines to be a consumable item, but I also consider them to be one of the most important items to buy in high quality. Right now GunMagWarehouse has a special going on 6 Pack Magpul PMAG Gen2 Magazines.
Each six-pack comes with 6 30-round 223/5.56 NATO black magazines and as an added bonus buying in bulk saves you a little money as opposed to buying individual magazines with the total cost being about $70. GunMag Warehouse has magazines for just about any firearm, so if you think your dad already has too many magazines for his AR just find the one he has the least for and go with that!
Most shooters can use targets as they come and go so quickly. These Splatterburst 12″x12″ self-adhesive targets are great for sighting in rifles. The bright fluorescent yellow underlayer makes it easy to spot your shots from a greater distance meaning you don’t have to walk back and forth to your target to see how you’re doing.
Pack sizes range from 10, 25, and 50 targets and will vary in price depending on pack size but they’ll generally come out to about $0.60 cents per target making them pretty economical for a high visibility target.
The Defender Flex series of jeans from 5.11 is my absolute favorite type of jeans – hands down. From everyday casual wear jeans to work jeans these can do it all. The Jeans come in two styles either straight fit or slim fit and also come in several color variations that mimic real denim.
5.11 Defender Flex Specs:
- 66% cotton / 31% polyester / 3% elastane stretch cavalry twill, 8.8-oz., soft fade finish with enzyme wash
- Rinse Wash Indigo or Dark Wash Indigo
- Button top fly with locking YKK® zipper
- Dual back patch pockets
- Five-pocket styling plus two rear hip pockets
- Double-needle construction with bar tacks in high-stress areas
- Fitted waistband
- GSA/TAA compliant
- Straight fit
- Price: $69.99 (sales happen often)
The dual back patch pockets are great because they don’t break up the traditional lines of jeans but they end up coming in handy for storing your wallet near your back pocket without you having to sit directly on it.
BattlBox is a subscription-based service that delivers outdoor and survival gear monthly. Some of the items include paracord bundles, flashlights, binoculars, multi-tools, water purification tablets, shooting targets, and even fishing gear.
Each month Battlbox releases a “Mission” letting you know a quick breakdown of what will be in each box and if you like what you get in a particular month’s box you can go back and buy the same box or the individual components. It’s a great gift that covers all your bases and is enjoyable months after it’s been given.
We all know at least one person who has their guns strewn about the floor. A messy gun collection is a sign of a messy mind so maybe it’s time you helped dear old dad clean up his armory. SecureIt safes do everything from small gun security boxes all the way up to full-on Gun Rooms and gun walls that will fit any storage solution you can imagine.
Handgun ammunition is expensive and I feel like all of us at some point have probably held onto a box or magazine of defensive carry ammunition for far longer than we should have. Brownells has a large selection of defensive handgun ammunition in every caliber and a lot of it is in stock despite the current situation surrounding COVID-19. Maybe it’s time dad changed out his carry ammo sometime this year and heck – maybe pick yourself up a box.
Whatever you choose to get your dad I’m sure it’ll be much appreciated.
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