May 11, 2023
By Joel J. Hutchcroft and Staff
You don't have to know anything about firearms to select the perfect Father's Day gift for the shooting enthusiast in your family. Dad will love anything from this baker's dozen of firearms-related gift ideas. If you really want to hit the target, find out the make and model of your father's firearm so that you can select something specifically for his gun. If not, that's ok, too. We've got you covered with some items that any gun owner will love. And if you yourself are the man of the home, why not print this out, circle what you want and leave it lying around where someone can easily see it. Think "A Christmas Story." You might not score an "official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time," but by this list, you'll get exactly what you want.
The Wedge is a compact, high-performance EDC light 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.
- 300 Lumens; runs 3 hours / THRO Mode: 1000 lumens
- USB-C Rechargeable
- Designed for clean pocket carry
The CR920P might be the only subcompact gun that is genuinely fun to shoot. The all-steel compensator makes the gun as controllable as many full-size pistols on the market. Add a light and an optic and you have a pistol that does double duty as a deep-concealment subcompact and a highly controllable home defense gun.
The new .22 LR Clean-22 Hyper Velocity ammo from CCI features a 31-grain, purple polymer-coated roundnose bullet. It comes 50 rounds per box, and the factory-rated muzzle velocity is 1,550 fps.
MSRP: $10.95 (50 rounds per box)
Holosun’s new SCRS (Solar Charging Rifle Sight) uses the SCS technology from the company’s previous SCS pistol sight. The SCRS has a 20mm tube and two modes of operation: Advanced Auto Mode, which uses multi-directional light sensors to automatically adjust the reticle intensity, and Manual Mode. The SCRS will fit on the Holosun 509T footprint for other applications and comes with a red or green reticle in either a 2-MOA dot or an MRS (Multi-Reticle System) configuration.
MSRP: $270.58 to $352.93, depending on reticle
The new Rapid Dry Dehumidifier Stone from Hornady measures 4.8x2.6x1.1 inches and is sized perfectly to fit in gun cases, gun safes, tool chests, and other enclosed areas. The moisture-absorbing capacity varies by environmental conditions, but its effective volume is rated at 10 cubic feet. Multiple stones can be used for larger areas. An indicator window shows when the stone is saturated, at which time it can be recharged in a conventional oven or in a microwave oven for unlimited use.
The new Long Range and Super Long Range .22 LR loadings from Lapua, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023, are designed specifically for target shooting at ranges of 100m/yards or more. Both loads feature 40-grain solid bullets and are rated at a muzzle velocity of 1,106 fps.
MSRP: $19.99 (Long Range, 50 rounds per box), $25.49 (Super Long Range, 50 rounds per box)
MTM Case-Gard’s new polymer The Bull Rifle Rest is sized to accommodate full-size rifles and shotguns, and its frame can be adjusted from 18.3 inches to 26 inches long. It features a wide stance; rubber feet; rubber shooting pads on the front and rear yokes; and a lockable, screw-type front yoke tower. It’s lightweight, sturdy, and made in America.
RCBS has added three new rifle cartridges to its line of full-length reloading die sets. The new cartridges are 7mm PRC, .360 Buckhammer, and .338 WBY RPM. The new two-die sets come with a full-length sizer die with an expander-decapping unit and a seater die with a bulletseating plug. The dies have standard 7/8-14 threads.
MSRP: $42.99 (7mm PRC), $58.99 (.360 Buckhammer), and $75.99 (.338 WBY RPM)
This advanced kit works to safely remove and install gun pins. The ergonomic and perfectly balanced hammer partners with Easy-Grip hex-handle punches for precise control. The kit features larger-diameter nonmarring brass punches and hardened steel micro punches for added rigidity. The kit includes rubber, brass, steel, and nylon interchangeable hammer heads; a rubberized ergonomic hammer handle; a stand-up case; 1/16-, 5/64-, 3/32-inch steel punches; 1/8-, 9/64-, 5/32-, 3/16-, 7/32-, 1/4-, 9/32-inch brass punches; a nonmarring finishing punch; and a pin-alignment tool.
Remington’s Viper, Yellow Jacket, and SubSonic .22 LR loads now come in new 225-round packages. The 36-grain Plated Truncated Cone Solid Viper has a factory-rated velocity of 1,410 fps. The 33-grain Plated Truncated Cone Hollowpoint Yellow Jacket’s velocity is rated at 1,500 fps. And the 40-grain Copper Plated Hollowpoint Subsonic‘s velocity is rated at 1,050 fps.
MSRP: $30.99 (Viper, 225 rounds per box), $31.99 (Yellow Jacket, 225 rounds per box), $34.99 (SubSonic, 225 rounds per box)
Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. has introduced the Ruger One-Shot sled for short-action Ruger American bolt-action rifles. Used in place of the Ruger American magazine, the One-Shot sled allows for quick and easy loading of a single cartridge. It provides smooth, single-round feeding and is a direct magazine replacement for Ruger American rifles in short-action calibers, including .350 Legend, .450 Bushmaster, .300 Blackout, .308 Winchester, and 6.5 Creedmoor. The sled comes with a magwell to adapt rifles configured from the factory to accept AR-, AI-, or Mini Thirty-pattern magazines. When inserted in the rifle, the One-Shot sled fits flush with the stock.
Safariland’s new injection-molded nylon Chest Rig is an add-on part for Safariland holsters. It replaces the standard belt attachments for 6TS and 7TS holsters and places the holster system on the chest for adaptive accessibility. The Chest Rig allows for three-hole-pattern holsters and accessories to be canted for optimal firearm accessibility. The system is supported by three 1.5-inch nylon straps and connects with a quick-attachment buckle for easy one-handed securement.
Viridian Weapon Technologies brings the “Wild West” and cutting-edge technology together with its new E-Series Red Lasers for Heritage Rough Rider .22 rimfire single-action revolvers. These powerful laser sights are uniquely designed to fit onto the revolver’s trigger guard, and they provide more than six hours of battery life, feature an ambidextrous on/off button with a five-minute auto shutoff, and are adjustable for windage and elevation.
Vortex’s new Defender-CCW Micro red-dot sight is 1.6 inches long and weighs 0.95 ounce. Features include a large aspherical lens, a Shockshield polymer insert, the Fast-Rack textured front face, auto-shutoff, 1X magnification, and unlimited eye relief. Powered by a CR1632 battery, the sight is motion activated, the illumination brightness is adjustable, and the dot is offered in two sizes: 3 MOA and 6 MOA. The Defender-CCW fits the Shield RMS footprint, and it comes with a 1-inch shim plate, a Picatinny mount, a rubber cover, a lens cloth, the battery, a custom tool, and the most common mounting screw sets. It is designed for full-size to micro-compact pistols.
XS Sights has new Lever Rail mounts for Henry Big Boy lever-action carbines chambered in .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum. The Lever Rails are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and hardcoat anodized. Designed for Henry Big Boy carbines with steel receivers and round barrels, these rails bolt onto the barrels with no gunsmithing required. They extend from the rear of the receiver to the rear sight dovetail cut on the barrel, allowing the mounting of red-dot optics, scout-style scopes, and low-powered variable scopes. They will not fit Henry carbines with brass receivers and octagonal barrels.