April 28, 2020
Today in the United States, nearly 14 percent of the 64 million fathers are full-time stay-at-home dads in families where mother’s work outside home. One out of every 12 men in the U.S. Army are dads. And one-third of all father’s say they’d take a pay cut to spend more time with their kids. There’s no doubt that dads are pretty special. They have taught us all the things that seem to be unteachable, like how drive a stick shift, or build a volcano for science class. They’ve picked us up from parties suffered through hours of our math homework and slumber parties. They’ve quietly replanted grass after a summer of slip and slide, given sage advice about the many uses of duct tape, and taught us the value of saving money and working hard. So, how do we honor these omni-patient men in our lives, of whom so much of their grey hair we’re responsible for? (Yep, Dad. This one’s for you.) Guns & Ammo has made it easy by finding a few great gift ideas sure to get the gift juices going. No duct tape needed.
Peltor Sport RangeGuard Electronic Hearing Protector
Not only does 3M make a great sporting hearing protector for shooters and hunters, since January 2020, they have doubled their production of N95 respirators to 1.1 billion per year at its global manufacturing facilities, including in the U.S., Asia and Europe — all in the effort to support those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. This is definitely a company worth your support.
3M’s Peltor Sport RangeGuard Electronic Hearing Protector suppresses gunshot noise to protect hearing, while amplifying voices for clear communication. They have a low-profile cup design that works well with shotguns and rifles, and also feature a 3.5mm audio input jack for MP3 and 2-way radio compatibility. Also included is a 4-hour auto shut-off, easy-access battery door with tether (runs on 2 AAA batteries) and durable recessed microphones. With an MSRP of $49.00, you can’t go wrong. Peltor Sport products are available nationwide.
Blackpoint Tactical Holster
“Ordered a standard light holster for my Glock 19 and Inforce APL light. Fit and finish on the holster is superb. Gun and light click into place smoothly and securely. Easy to draw as well, no binding or hesitation.”
“Wear mine under a flannel open button-up shirt, no printing. Overall, one of the best holsters I’ve owned!”
“I can honestly say the Blackpoint belt loops are the best in the industry. The metal loops pull the gun in closer for more concealment.”
“The 1 3/4 loops are tight on the 5.11 belt and don’t allow any movement — you don’t have to keep readjusting your Roscoe and give your concealment away to others.”
With nothing but five-star reviews, the IWB and OWB Blackpoint Tactical Holster customers say it all, with customizable comfort and flexibility, making it a sure-fire gift win.
Lockdown the Puck, $109
Does the dad on your gift list have things worth protecting? A vault, cigars, or a wine cellar? Most likely he does. The Lockdown Logic App will put protection in the palm of the hand.
There are many areas that it is imperative to maintain a safe level of temperature and humidity. The Puck keeps constant monitor and by using The Logic App, Dad can set thresholds to be notified of dangerous conditions. A running log of readings will also allow him to detect trends and take preemptive future actions.
Connecting the Puck with the Logic App will also allow for full control of the puck, no matter where your dad, husband, son, grandfather, nephew, stepdad, brother or cousin is. (Whew!) The Puck notifies the user with an audible beep and app notification when a door or drawer has been opened or closed. Using adjustable vibration sensors, the user can also set The Puck to alert when there’s any movements or vibrations.
Federal Punch Ammo
Unlike Federal’s law enforcement bullets, which are designed to perform well when fired through a variety of barriers like steel and plywood, Punch ammo is a Federal Premium product designed specifically with the personal defender in mind. During the development of Punch ammunition, Federal’s engineering team set out to create a brand-new Federal Premium bullet that excelled in evaluations that were most relevant to typical self-defense scenarios, primarily bare gel and heavy clothing. They used what they’d learned about jacket skives, which metals to use, and other aspects of handgun bullet design and applied that to engineering the optimum self-defense bullet.
“Concealed-carry permit holders, especially new shooters, need an uncomplicated answer to the question ‘What ammo do I need for self-defense’,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “Things to consider such as function, reliable ignition, barrier performance, terminal performance, ballistics and other considerations are a lot to digest for most people. What consumers really need to know is it will function in their gun, every time, and that it will be effective stopping a threat as quickly as possible. Punch is our easy answer for them.”
Starting at $15.99, this ammo is selling fast. Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online by visiting federalpremium.com.
Kimber Wood Phone Case (iPhone X/Xs)
Here’s a gift that multiplies — literally. For every Kimber Wood Phone Case (iPhone X/Xs)
case sold Kimber will plant a tree. GPS coordinates are printed on the packaging of the individual case purchased. This Woodchuck phone case is cut and assembled in the USA using real wood and silicone edging. At just $35 a case, it’s a patriotic way of saying, “You’re the best,” to the dad your life. Plus, it’ll look great! Buy yours today. A tree will thank you.
Smith & Wesson M&P Folding Knives
Excellent for hunting and fishing, you can collect all the M&P folding knives or buy just one. They fold up neatly and are light enough for a pant pocket, making these Smith & Wesson beauties a sure pleaser for the dad in your life. And for under $40, they’re a good gift with a big name for buyers on a budget.
Officer Folding Knife, $31.99. Custom designed for law enforcement, the Officer Folding Knife is sure to be the perfect collection for your professional use. With a 3.25-inch Tanto point blade and G10 scale handle, you’ll never want to be without it.
FDE Liner Lock knife, $28.99. The M&P M2.0 S.A. FDE Liner Lock Knife is made with a black aluminum stainless-steel blade featuring a textured and raised rubberized aluminum handle, a window punch, a strap cutter, and a pocket clip. The blade is an 8Cr13MoV oxide coated high carbon stainless steel with a 3.5-inch length and overall weighs 4.3 ounces. Included is a 360-degree sheath.
The M&P Two-Tone Clip Folder Knife, $19.99, is made with a silver rubberized over-mold handle and 8Cr13MoV stainless steel tanto blade. It has a blade length of 3.5" and weighs 3.6 ounces with a finger flipper and pocket clip.
The M&P M2.0 Drop Point Liner Lock Knife, $37.99, is made with a black stainless-steel clip point blade with dual thumb studs. Its black/FDE aluminum handle comes with a pocket clip and lanyard hole.
The Sideburn, $35.99. This rugged knife packs a punch with a built-in carabiner and bottle opener. Perfect as your EDC or clipping to your bag, the easy access ensures you’ll always be ready at a moment’s notice.
Ruger e-Gift Certificate
Got a tough one on your list and don’t know what to get him? A Ruger gift certificate could be the perfect solution for you. Plus, they never sell out and can be transferred as easily as the clicking of a button, which is great for that loved one who lives far away. And e-Gift cards from $25 to $100, there’s an option for just about any budget. As Ruger sums up their thousands of great products, there’s “Everything and anything Ruger.” No doubt a gift card will be a big hit.
SIG Sauer Academy Ultimate Concealed Carry Course
“Congratulations on your decision to join the ranks of the always prepared. Because if there’s one thing you know, it’s that you never know when you may need to protect yourself and your loved ones.” And what better gift could that be?
At the time of this writing, SIG Sauer is offering five extensive 2-day concealed carry courses over the summer which will cover practical considerations for concealed carry, as well as advanced shooting tactics, that when called upon, “gives you more than a fighting chance.” Once enrolled, the student will balance classroom and range time, while SIG cover essentials like gear and clothing selection, then will work the same drills taught to law enforcement that will allow him to effectively protect himself in everyday environments. Drills include firing from a concealed carry posture, close proximity techniques for violent encounters and identification and utilization of cover.
At $500 each, slots are going quickly. But are they worth it? SIG says they are. “Statistics are largely made up of those who are unprepared. You, on the other hand, will be very, very prepared after taking this course.”
Springfield Armory Hellcat and the Hellcat 13-Round Magazine
What dad wouldn’t want the bragging rights of having the world’s highest capacity micro 9mm, especially if it’s a Hellcat? Dubbed the “definitive concealed carry handgun,” the 17.9-ounce, 3-inch barreled micro compact pistol features a capacity of 11+1 with its patented magazine—13+1 with the included extended mag— and features a seamless cover plate that removes to allow direct mounting of a micro red dot to the slide for the lowest possible profile. The U-Dot sight system is made up of a high visibility tritium and luminescent front sight paired with a tactical rack U-notch rear for a quick-to-engage sighting system. The +P rated Hellcat (MSRP $599) features a hammer forged steel barrel and billet machined slide, both featuring Melonite coating. The easy to grip and hold frame features Adaptive Grip Texture, a pressure activated texture pattern of staggered pyramid shapes. A high-hand beavertail and undercut triggerguard situate the pistol low in the hand for maximum control. This make the Hellcat a recipe for a great conceal carry for any dad on your list.
Don’t forget the 13-round Hellcat magazine! $39.99.
Streamlight Protac 90 Everyday Carry LED Flashlight
Not everyone has a hands-free flashlight, but everyone should, especially if it’s a Streamlight Protac 90 flashlight. The Protac 90 is a right angle everyday carry tactical flashlight that accepts a single lithium or alkaline battery and gives 300 lumens (CR123A battery) on high. It attaches to MOLLE, belts, harnesses or other gear for hands-free use and is IPX7 waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes. Run time on high is 1.75 hours and run time on low is 14 hours. Beam distance is 147 meters and length is a compact 3.78 inches. The Protac 90 weighs just 2.8 ounces. This handy dandy flashlight comes in black.
Guns & Ammo’s “2019 Handgun of the Year Award” went to the Taurus TX22, and with an MSRP of $349, the special dad in your life could own one of his own award-winning pistols this Father’s Day. There’s seven 10-round and 16-round models to choose from and they all differ slightly, from the frame color to the type of safety. And these rimfire polymer sporting pistols are great for competition, home defense, target shooting, or recreational fun — they shoot and feel like a custom competition model without the costly upgrades or modifications. From Taurus’ Performance Trigger System (PTS) to the built-in comfort of its ergonomic grip, the TX22 makes a great gift choice for anyone.
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