April 20, 2021
Looking for a Father’s Day gift for Dad? Here are a bunch of must-haves, ranging in price from $29.99 to $299.99 and including everything from shooting rests and bipods through gun cases and handloading scales to optics and optics cleaning kits.
Streamlight Wedge Flashlight
The Wedge is a compact, high-performance EDC Flashlight designed for clean pocket carry. It’s outfitted with an intuitive rotating thumb switch that provides tactile control over the constant-on and THRO (Temporarily Heightened Regulated Output) modes. Made of rugged anodized aluminum with a waterproof USB-C port, the Wedge balances durability with performance. For more information, please click here.
- 300 lumens; runs 3 hours / THRO Mode: 1000 lumens
- USB-C Rechargeable
- Designed for clean pocket carry
- MSRP: $149.95
Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protector
Smart technology automatically adjusts your audio to the environment and firearm for customized protection. Clear Voice Tracking Technology seeks voice amongst the noise to improve speech intelligibility and situational awareness. Bluetooth® Wireless Technology to seamlessly sync to mobile devices. Make and receive phone calls through the headset. Engineered for optimal fit and comfort. Foldable and adjustable. MSRP is $165. For more information, please click here.
Introducing the new challenger for sub-compact from the king of concealed carry. The DVG-1 pistol series is a striker fired, 9mm sub-compact with a factory installed CTS-1500 Red Dot sight. Includes (2) 10-round magazines and a Crimson Trace CTS 1500, featuring a flat trigger, enhanced grip texture, and front serrations. MSRP is $399. For more information, please click here.
Axeon Dog Soldier Predator 4-16X 50mm
Axeon’s new Dog Soldier Predator 4-16X 50mm riflescope has a second-focal-plane illuminated reticle with 0.25 mil dots at 1-mil intervals and vertical hashmarks between each dot. Power is provided by a CR2032 battery, and there are five brightness settings. The scope has a 30mm tube, low-profile turrets (0.25-MOA adjustments), and side parallax adjustment to 500 yards. The lenses are multi-coated, and the scope is waterproof, shockproof, and fogproof.
MSRP: $299.99; axeonoptics.com
Birchwood Casey Tango Shooting Rest
Birchwood Casey’s new Tango Shooting Rest (BC-FMSR) includes a padded front support that houses both handguns and rifles while protecting the firearm’s finish. Molded of high-density polymer, it is ergonomically designed to support the shooter’s hand while firing. Oversized footings help maintain a stable shooting platform, so it will accommodate most handguns and rifles.
MSRP: $29.99; birchwoodcasey.com
Bushnell RXS-100 Reflex Sight
Bushnell’s new RXS-100 reflex sight is compatible with optics-ready pistols as well as rifles and shotguns. The 1X sight comes with a crisp 4-MOA red dot with eight brightness settings. The CR2032 battery provides over 5,000 hours of runtime on the mid setting, and the sight has a 12-hour auto-off timer. The housing is aircraft-grade aluminum, and the battery loads through the side. It is 1.9 inches long and 1.09 inches tall, weighs 1.3 ounces, and fits the DeltaPoint Pro footprint. The included riser fits Weaver-style mounting options.
MSRP: $99.99; bushnell.com
Hornady G3-1500 Digital Scale
One of Hornady’s new-for-2021 reloading products is the G3-1500 digital scale. The model 1500 scale has been around for quite a while, and through the years it’s been improved and updated. The latest developments have resulted in the G3 version.
The compact, portable G3-1500 digital scale can measure up to 1,500 grains. It features a precision load cell with 0.1-grain accuracy and constant readout up to 500 grains, which gives it the flexibility of being used when powder is trickled into the pan. Of course, it also weighs powder charges, bullets, and cases directly. It is powered by two AAA batteries (not included).
MSRP: $69.52; hornady.com
MTM Tactical Rifle Case
MTM’s new made-in-America Tactical Rifle Case is designed to protect rifles and shotguns during transport and to be stacked for storage. The case features plastic molded construction and fits most rifles or shotguns up to 42 inches long. It includes rugged snap latches for a secure lock, quality foam padding for maximum protection, and multiple internal tiedown points and padlock points for increased security.
MSRP: $72.95; mtmcase-gard.com
Safariland Impulse Range Kit
The new Impulse Range Kit from Safariland combines Foam Impulse hearing protection, Ultra Compact Earmuffs, and HD Flex Protective Eyewear into one convenient package.
The Foam Impulse earbuds reduce sound levels by up to 38dB and provide 13dB of continuous sound reduction. The Impulse filter technology in each foam earbud cuts dangerous noise levels while still allowing speech and audio to be heard clearly. The Ultra Compact Earmuffs provide 20dB of constant protection and can be comfortably worn over the Impulse Foam earbuds. And the wraparound lens design of the HD Flex Protective Eyewear provides multi-directional eye protection. Lenses are made of fog-proof, scratch-resistant polycarbonate, and the rubber nose bridge and adjustable earpieces allow for a secure and comfortable fit.
MSRP: $39.99; safariland.com
Streamlight TLR-10 Tactical Light/Laser
The new TRL-10 is a 1,000-lumen, full-frame, weapon-mounted tactical light with an integrated red aiming laser. It is offered with interchangeable high-position and low-position on/off switches to match the user’s shooting preference, and it features a fast rail clamp for easy and repeatability mounting on a wide range of firearms.
The TLR-10 has three modes: laser only, LED only, and LED/laser. Power is provided by two 3-volt CR123A lithium batteries. The runtime is 1.5 hours for LED only and LED/laser, and it’s 60 hours for laser only. The strobe provides three continuous hours of runtime. Crafted of 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum, the unit weighs 4.62 ounces and measures 3.87 inches long.
MSRP: $385; streamlight.com
The CSO (cleaning set optics) from Swarovski allows a gentle but thorough cleaning of all optical lenses. Consisting of a lens cleaner, a cleaning brush, a dust blower, and two microfiber cloths, the CSO has everything you need to keep your optics lenses clean. And it comes packed in a high-quality bag.
Designed to provide long-term service, the CSO microfiber cloths and the bag can be laundered in a washing machine, and the glass bottle can be refilled with the lens cleaner fluid available at selected retailers. Swarovski believes that cleaning the lenses regularly will keep your device’s optical brilliance for a lifetime.
MSRP: $66; swarovskioptik.us
Trijicon DI Night Sights
Trijicon’s new DI Night Sights feature the industry’s first user-replaceable fiber for easy in-the-field installation. The fiber is chemical- and heat-resistant and finished with the same proprietary technique as Trijicon’s famous ACOG.
DI stands for dual illumination, and that means the front fiber optic is coupled with a tritium lamp. And the rear sight also two tritium dots.
Users can customize their DI Night Sights with up to 16 different fiber and retainer color combinations, including green, red, amber, and orange fibers with white, orange, and yellow Cerakote steel retainers.
Currently, DI Night Sights are offered for select Glock, SIG SAUER, Smith & Wesson, and Springfield Armory pistols.
MSRP: $150; trijicon.com
TRUGLO TAC•POD Carbon Pro Bipods
TRUGLO’s new TAC•POD Carbon Pro Bipods are compact and lightweight. They feature carbon fiber and aluminum construction, adjustable folding legs, padded rubberized feet, and a rotating and pivoting ball joint that is adjustable for pan, tilt, and roll. They attach to Picatinny-style rails and come in two lengths: short (6 to 9 inches) and long (9 to 13 inches).
MSRP: $76.99 (short)); $87.99 (long); truglo.com