Father's Day Gifts for the Tactical Dad
May 21, 2013
Dads are famously responsible for home intruders and new boyfriends heading for the hills to the tune of that trusty old pump shotgun.
We know your tacticool dad prefers shooting gloves to golf gloves, and suppressors to car mufflers. If he had it his way, he would mow the lawn wearing his MOLLE chest rig, using the tactical hand signals he learned on the latest episode of TACTV.
If your dad converted the baby stroller into a range caddy, shows off his speed reload skills at family parties, or writes off an entire 3-gun load-out as "home defense expenses," you should get him something he will really enjoy. The editors at G&A make it easy to shop for your tactical dad with our convenient 2013 father's day gift guide.
Cabela's Tactical Reflex Sight
Your tactical dad can quickly engage targets with both eyes open using the bright 5 MOA center-dot reticle"http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Tactical-Reflex-Sight/1587142.uts" target="_blank">Cabela's Tactical Reflex Sight. Photo sensor operation easily powers up the device when the protective cap is removed, and automatically controls reticle brightness based on ambient light. Easily mounted on a Weaver or standard 1913 Picatinny rail, this waterproof and shockproof optic is sure to get your dad on target fast for just $149.99.
Cabela\'s Tactical Prism Sight
Dads can engage short and long-range targets with 3X magnification and a bullet-drop-compensating reticle on the Cabela\'s Tactical Prism Sight
. Integrated mounts on top of the sight enable the added versatility to mount a Tactical Reflex Sight. A single CR-2032 battery powers the adjustable brightness reticle for up to 300 hours. Cabela\'s Tactical Prism Sight is available for $299.99
Browning Black Label Tactical Strike Force Knife
The Browning Black Label Tactical Strike Force Knife
is exactly what your dad needs to show off his tactical knife skills. This karambit-style blade is built from 440 stainless steel, this hollow-ground blade will stay sharp through any self-defense situation. Dads can easily carry the Strike Force with the included Blade-Tech polymer shealth with Tek-Lok belt clip system, at a price of $86.
Otis 300 BLK Cleaning System
Tactical dads who understand the ballistic advantages of the versatile 300 Blackout cartridge will love the 300 BLK Cleaning System
. The system comes in a convenient storage pouch that fits easily in any range bag, and includes specialized brushes, non-toxic solvent, and all the tools needed to clean up your dad'™s rifle after a fun day at the range. Made in the USA, and available for $59.99
Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm Throw Down PCL
Bushnell recently introduced six new scopes and sights for modern sporting rifles. Tactical dads will rejoice with the ability to make quick power changes with the AR Optics 1-4x24mm Throw Down PCL
. Accurately engage targets out to 500 yards with convenient holdovers on the illuminated BTR-1 reticle. This optic offers excellent features for a reasonable price of $299.
Blackhawk Diversion Bags
Don'™t let your dad scare away the neighbors with his bulky rifle and shotgun cases. New Blackhawk Diversion Bags
are designed to disguise handguns and long guns in a few cleverly discrete ways. The bags come in several designs, resembling common luggage items which aren'™t usually associated with transporting firearms. Styles include courier, workout, skateboard and racquet bags — the nosy neighbors may start to wonder why your dad is going to the gym every day. Prices vary per bag style, from $54-$174.
Champion DuraSeal Bowling Pin Wobbling Target
Tactical dads love target shooting and they love bowling. There'™s no doubt they will have a whole lot of fun knocking this Champion DuraSeal Bowling Pin Wobbling Target
around the range. The weighted bottom keeps the bowling pin upright for quick follow-up shots. Self-healing DuraSeal material handles hundreds of rounds from 17 to 50 caliber while still keeping its shape. Similar DuraSeal targets are also available in bouncing and spinning designs. These pins will provide tons of fun at the range for $28.49.
SureFire EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra
Make sure your dad only needs to buy hearing aid batteries for his firearm optics and wristwatches. SureFire EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra
offer excellent noise reduction rating of 28dB, to prevent your dad from going deaf by way of muzzle blast. They also enable the ability to hear routine sounds or conversations, while still protecting your dad\'s hearing. Comfortable Canal Tips are available in various sizes to maintain a cozy fit. The price of $19.95 per pair is a small price to pay so you don'™t have to learn sign language to talk to your dad.
Hornady Critical Duty 45 Auto+P
Dads who sacrifice nothing in the way of firepower need ammo which delivers superior performance in FBI tactical handgun ammunition tests. Hornady'™s new Hornady Critical Duty 45 Auto+P
220gr ammo incorporates several revolutionary features to deliver superior barrier penetration and bullet expansion. The patented FlexLock bullet has an interlocking band which keeps the high antimony lead core from separating upon impact, delivering industry leading performance. Boxes of 20 rounds retail for $23.49.
High tech gadgets are a must-have for any tactical dad! The Viridian C5L
green laser and light mounts directly to the tactical rail on most full-size and subcompact pistols. Ambidextrous controls make it easy to instantly activate the laser and 100 lumen tactical light. The green laser beam is visible to 100 yards in daylight, and 2 miles at night! At $349, the C5L from Viridian is an excellent option for your tactical dad.
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Tell us why your dad is the ultimate sportsman for a chance to win a $2,500 Cabela's Gift Card and other prizes. You'll receive a promo code for $20 off your next $150 purchase just for entering.