12 Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Guns

Father's Day Gift Guide 2014 - Presented by Steiner Optics

father's day gun giftPlinking and hunting with our dads are the most valuable pastimes in America. Fathers have the awesome responsibility of passing down firearm traditions to future generations, and Shooting Times is here to sustain those traditions.

The perfect Father's Day gifts allow dads to share their passion for guns with the ones they love. Treat the dads in your life right this year with a gift they will enjoy for many years to come.

We've already done the shopping for you this Father's Day, so you can continue making lasting memories together at the range or out on the trail.


Caldwell AR Transporter Case

Caldwell\'s 17.5x42-inch, padded AR Transporter Case holds a complete AR-15 and a separate upper assembly. It's made of heavy-duty ballistic nylon, and features include a padded shoulder strap; wide carrying handles; a 30x12-inch, fully zippered accessories pouch; and six magazine pouches. Open-cell foam can be custom trimmed by the user to fit a specific rifle.

Price: $114.99

Galco Holster Care Kit

Galco's Holster Care Kit has everything necessary to keep leather gear in great condition. The kit contains a bottle of Galco Leather Lotion, a bottle of Galco Draw-EZ, application dauber, a synthetic wool buffing pad, and a combination application synthetic wool and foam scrub pad.

Price: $19.95

Hornady 20-Gauge Heavy Magnum Turkey Load

Hornady has added a 3-inch 20-gauge gobbler stopper to its Heavy Magnum Turkey line. Packing 1-3/8 ounces of nickel-plated #5 lead shot, the new load features Hornady's Versatite wad that holds the shot until about 5 to 6 yards from the muzzle. Then the wad's 'œair breaks' deploy to slow the wad and help release the shot, which then flies on in a tight cluster. A standard Modified or Improved Cylinder choke works best — no special 'œturkey tube' is necessary. Velocity is rated at 1,150 fps.

Price: $17.81 per box of 10 rounds

MTM Ammo Can Combos

MTM's new Ammo Can Combos have a rugged polypropylene construction with a reinforced bottom and thick sidewalls to ensure durability. A heavy-duty latching system offers superior water resistance in inclement weather, and padlock tabs provide safe transportation and storage. The Ammo Can Combo is available in three caliber variations. Each includes the AC50 Ammo Can plus ammo organizers for .223/5.56 (400 rounds), .45 ACP (700), or 9mm (1,000). The Ammo Can Combo comes in MTM's new Dark Earth color. Ammo Can dimensions are 7.4(l)x13.5(w)x8.5(h) inches.

Price: $30.43 to $44.64 depending on caliber

Nikon ACULON Rangefinder

At 3.6x2.9x1.5 inches and 4.4 ounces, the ultracompact 6X ACULON rangefinder is small enough to fit in a pocket. It features Nikon's multilayer coated optics and is programmed in Distant Target Priority Mode, which displays the range of the farthest target among a group of targets measured. Operation is by a single button, and the unit can give continuous measurement for up to 20 seconds as the visible area is scanned. It comes in dark green or Realtree XTRA Green camouflage.

Price: $169.95 (dark green), $189.95 (XTRA Green)

Ruger 50th Anniversary 10/22

To commemorate 50 years of production of the 10/22, Sturm, Ruger & Co. conducted a contest among its customers. People were invited to design a 10/22 to their own specifications and then submit a photo and the description to Ruger. A panel of Ruger judges then narrowed down the entries to the top 10 designs. Those 10 designs were posted on the Ruger website, and visitors were allowed to vote on the one they liked best. The winner was Gary of Michigan, and his design is being produced by the company and offered as the 50th Anniversary model. The special model features an 18.5-inch stainless-steel barrel and natural silver-colored alloy receiver, a black synthetic stock, and military-style sights. The stock has replaceable comb-and-butt units (like Ruger's American Rimfire bolt-action rifle), and the barrel has a flash suppressor. The receiver features a Picatinny-style scope-mount rail.

Price: $379

Sneaky Pete Magazine Pocket Protector

Sneaky Pete offers a new ballistic nylon magazine pocket protector to carry spare magazines safely in your pocket.

The pocket protector is constructed of 1050 Denier Nylon and is designed to provide durable and comfortable concealed carry. It's available for a myriad of popular pistol models.

Price: $12.95

SureFire DSF WeaponLight

SureFire\'s Dedicated Shotgun Forend (DSF) WeaponLight now has an output of 600 lumens on high setting and 200 lumens on low setting.

The DSF replaces the factory fore-end on several popular shotguns. It has large, tactile momentary and constant-on switches on both sides, a precision reflector, mil-spec hard-anodized aluminum body, tempered window, O-ring seals, and high-impact polymer texturing. The light is powered by two 123A lithium batteries.

Price: $375 or $395 depending on model

Viridian ECR Instant-On Holster Upgrade Kit

Viridian's Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) Instant-On holster upgrade kit can modify your favorite holster to ignite a Viridian-equipped handgun the moment you draw. The kit comes with everything necessary for easy modification.

Drawing your handgun turns on the laser and taclight — no fumbling with buttons, sliders, or unfamiliar grips. Turn the unit on before holstering. Holstering turns the unit off, and drawing the unit allows it to come on instantly.

Price: $14.99

Winchester Win1911 .45 ACP Ammo

Winchester has released the Win1911 line of .45 ACP ammo for practice and personal defense. The rounds will be available with either flatnose full metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollowpoint (JHP) bullets in nickel-plated bullet jackets with 230-grain bullets. The FMJ rounds are built for high accuracy, and the JHP rounds are designed to shoot to the same point of impact as their FMJ counterparts. The ballistics are also matched in velocity and trajectory. They are available in boxes of 50 rounds.

Price: $30 (FMJ), $40 (JHP)

Steiner T42 Tactical 10x42 Binocular

With its 10x power and exceptional light transmission, the Steiner T42 Tactical 10x42 binocular is the perfect optic for sniper/spotters, border surveillance, patrol car optics, and tactical ops day and night.
Features include: '¢ High definition optics with special coatings for the highest light transmission, sharp edge-to-edge views and contrast, even in low light.
'¢ N2 Injection™ System injects 14-psi pressurized dry nitrogen into the optic for waterproof protection as deep as 6 feet.
'¢ Fast-Close-Focus™ central focusing wheel that requires minimal rotation for quick absolute sharpness from close-up to infinity.

Price: $574.99

Stealth Gear USA IWB Holster

This concealable, inside-the-waistband holster from Stealth Gear USA is constructed of a breathable mesh fabric to reduce moisture and increase comfort. Offered for several different firearms to fit your favorite carry guns.

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