2020 Father's Day Gift Guide

Looking for a Father's Day gift for Dad? Check out these offerings from 3m, Streamlight, Smith & Wesson and more.

2020 Father's Day Gift Guide
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3M Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protector

3M offers a comprehensive and diverse portfolio of personal-protective equipment solutions, including Peltor Sport branded hearing protection. 3M also offers tactical safety equipment, combat hearing and respiratory protection, body armor, ballistic helmets, and communications systems for the military.

The new Peltor Sport Tactical 500 electronic hearing protector uses Bluetooth Wireless technology to sync to mobile devices and 3M SMART technologies along with advanced electronics to enable communication in a shooting environment while protecting from harmful gunshot noise. It has a noise reduction rating of 26 dB and features intuitive buttons and voice guidance, auto shut-off, a vented adjustable headband, low-profile cups, and dual recessed microphones.

MSRP: $145; 3m.com


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1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom Holster

The new Ultra Custom Holster by 1791 Gunleather uses patent-pending Memory-Lok technology to allow users to mold the combined leather/polymer holster to form-fit their guns. The process is simple and requires three steps: heating, molding, and cooling. Complete instructions are provided.


One of the cool aspects is you can form the holster to your gun’s shape in as much or as little detail as you like—from simply outlining the gun’s shape to molding in every frame-contour detail. Another really cool aspect is you can repeat the process and remold the same holster to fit similar guns.


Made of soft cowhide, the Ultra Custom Holster is offered in six sizes to fit the most popular full-size and compact semiautomatic pistols and short-barreled revolvers. Holsters come with a reinforced synthetic tuckable clip for IWB carry, and they are comfortable, concealable, and durable.

MSRP: $109.99; 1791gunleather.com


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Aero Precision AR-15 Lower Parts Kit

If you’re building your own AR-15 from the ground up, or if you already own an AR-15 or two and simply want to have extra parts on hand, Aero Precision’s lower parts kit is an excellent choice. The kit includes the takedown/pivot spring, takedown/pivot detent, trigger/hammer pin, takedown pin, pivot pin, bolt catch, bolt catch spring, bolt catch buffer, bolt catch roll pin, safety selector, safety selector spring, safety selector detent, 4-40 setscrew (for threaded takedown pin detent hole), buffer retainer, buffer retainer spring, trigger guard, trigger guard roll pin, A2 pistol grip, pistol grip screw, pistol grip lock washer, trigger spring, hammer spring, disconnector spring, magazine catch body, magazine catch spring, magazine catch button, hammer, trigger, and disconnector. Mil-spec dimensions and coating ensure the highest quality and correct component interface. Made in the USA.

MSRP: $59.99; aeroprecisionusa.com



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Axeon NightVue Illuminator

The Axeon NightVue is a binocular-mounted laser illuminator that transforms a standard binocular from a daylight-only tool into an optic that can be used at night. It attaches to the front hinge of the binocular and uses green laser technology to provide night vision out to 250 meters. The unit is USB rechargeable, and the laser is focused via a wheel-type dial on top of the unit. It weighs 8 ounces and provides 60 minutes of constant runtime.

MSRP: $149.99; axeonoptics.com


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Hornady Security X-Large Lock Box

The Hornady Security X-Large Lock Box provides secure storage for handguns and other valuables at home, on a nightstand, in the car, or when traveling. It comes with a 4-foot-long, heavy-duty, 1,500-pound-rated steel cable that secures to any stationary object, including a vehicle seat or a heavy piece of furniture. Features include a reliable steel barrel lock that opens smoothly and comes with two keys, patented space-saving cable receiver that allows maximum storage inside the box, durable 16-gauge steel housing, and premium foam interior. The X-Large Lock Box fits 1911-size pistols and 4-inch-barreled revolvers. The exterior Dimensions are 10x7x2 inches, and the interior dimensions are 9.75x6.75x1.75 inches.


MSRP: $31.88; hornady.com


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MTM In-Safe Handgun Storage Cases

MTM’s new transparent In-Safe Handgun Storage Cases keep handguns organized, allowing users to quickly find their firearm in a crowded gun vault. Designed to optimize storage in the most popular size gun safes, these cases feature a protective base composed of soft, closed-cell foam pad; an attractive, slimline shape; and two snap latches. Users can maximize storage space by stacking the cases. These storage cases are also ideal for storing jewelry, coins, watches, birth certificates, passports, etc. Sold in three-pack units, the In-Safe Handgun Storage Cases are offered in two sizes: 9 inch for standard 1911 and smaller handguns (outside dimensions: 9x7x1.8 inches, inside dimension: 8.5x6x1.6 inches); 12 inch for larger handguns (outside dimensions: 12x7x1.8 inches, inside dimension: 11.5x6x1.6 inches). Made in USA.

MSRP: $16.95 (9-inch 3-pack), $18.95 (12-inch 3-pack); mtmcase-gard.com


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Rise Armament Blitz Trigger

Rise Armament has an all-new drop-in trigger for ARs called the Blitz that’s designed to provide simple, fast installation and unparalleled reliability.

According to the company, the precision-machined, handcrafted Blitz trigger has virtually no creep, a 3.0- to 3.5-pound pull, an incredibly crisp break, Quik-Klik audible and tactile reset, minimal overtravel, and a hybrid trigger blade that combines the best aspects of curved and flat triggers.

The housing is aluminum, and the internal parts are made from S7 tool steel with heavy-hit hardening and a black nitride finish. It comes with anti-walk trigger pins, and the Rise NoWay Take-Up prevents movement prior to engaging the sear. The Blitz fits AR-style platforms built to mil-spec dimensions and is backed by Rise’s “More-Bang-for-Your-Buck” Performance Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty.

MSRP: $199; risearmament.com


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Smith & Wesson Benji Folding Knife

Perfect for discreet everyday carry, this knife packs big features in a small package. The Benji Folding Knife is an all-in-one pocket knife, money clip, and bottle opener that fits cleanly into the coin pocket of your favorite jeans With its 1.75-inch-long 8Cr13MoV stainless-steel blade, the knife is 4.25 inches long when unfolded. It features G10 handles, a lanyard hole, and a tip-up pocket clip.

With the Benji Folding Knife in your pocket, you’re always prepared.

MSRP: $22.99; smith-wesson.com


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Streamlight TLR-1 HL Dual Remote Switch Kit

Streamlight’s TLR-1 HL Dual Remote Kit allows individual or simultaneous activation of the TLR-1 light and an external aiming laser. With direct mounting to all MIL-STD-1913 rails, the Dual Remote Pressure Switch permits momentary or constant activation. You get the kit with the light included or as an accessory.

The new TLR-1 HL Kit includes the TLR-1 HL weapon light with Safe Off Tail switch, lithium batteries, a Dual Remote Pressure Switch, and mounting clips. The TLR Dual Remote Switch Accessory includes a Dual Remote Pressure Switch for use with TLR-1 or TLR-2 series lights (sold separately) and mounting clips.

MSRP: $351.63 (TLR-1 HL Dual Remote Kit), $75 (TLR Dual Remote Switch Accessory); streamlight.com


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TRUGLO OMNIA 1-6X 24mm Riflescope

TRUGLO’s new 1-6X 24mm OMNIA tactical riflescope is built to provide fast acquisition of near-field targets. It features TRUGLO’s illuminated, glass-etched, All Purpose Tactical Reticle; a 30mm tube; multi-coated lenses; locking turrets; a detachable quick-zoom magnification lever; and a one-piece, machined APTUS-M1 Picatinny rail mount that’s perfect for AR-15 carbines.

The scope is water-resistant, shock-resistant, and fogproof, and it is covered by TRUGLO’s limited lifetime warranty. It’s available with a hard coat anodized matte black finish.

MSRP: $355.99; truglo.com


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UTG OP3 Micro Red Dot

The UTG OP3 Micro red-dot reflex sight from Leapers is precision-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and is finished in matte black. Powered by a single CR2032 battery, the OP3 Micro has eight power-intensity settings with 55,000+ hours of battery life at the middle brightness setting. The red dot is 4 MOA, and click adjustments are 1 MOA. The unit is IPX7 waterproof rated, and it includes a removable Picatinny mounting base. The sight interfaces with the common Docter footprint and co-witnesses with most suppressor-height iron sights.

MSRP: $124.97; leapers.com


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XS Sights RAM Night Sights

The new RAM Night Sights from XS Sights feature a traditional three-dot tritium notch-and-post sight picture. The rear is blacked out to increase contrast against the front sight. The front sight is available in orange or green and is equipped with Ember Glow Dot photoluminescent technology. Ember absorbs ambient light and glows in low light. The front tritium lamp charges the Ember dot making the front sight glow brighter than the rear, keeping focus downrange. RAM sights are the brightest options for fast and accurate shooting in bright and low light. The sights install by hand or with a sight pusher and are available for the most popular FN, Glock, SIG SAUER, Smith & Wesson, and Springfield Armory pistols.

MSRP: 109.99; xssights.com

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