Shooting Times Father's Day 2019 Gift Guide
May 07, 2019
Aimpoint ACRO P-1
Aimpoint’s new compact 1X ACRO P-1 pistol sight was built to endure environmental and temperature extremes and has been tested to withstand the firing of more than 20,000 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition. Designed with an enclosed optical channel that completely protects the signal between the emitter and the lens along with sealed electronic components, the sight is submersible to 25 meters. Rain, dust, mud, and sand cannot disrupt the sight.
The 1.9x1.2x1.2-inch sight mounts directly to the optics-ready slide cut on modern pistols, utilizing a one-piece adapter plate. The ACRO P-1 features a 3.5-MOA red-dot reticle, digital intensity adjustment switches, and an aluminum housing. Power is provided by a single CR1225 3V lithium battery. Weight is 2.1 ounces. While the ACRO P-1 was developed for use on handguns, it also can be used on rifles, carbines, and shotguns.
5.11 Tactical LV10 13L Sling Pack
The 5.11 Tactical LV10 sling pack is loaded with features geared toward people who everyday carry. The over-the-shoulder design makes it easy to access your gear quickly. The LV10 weights a light 2.1 pounds, and has a front zippered pocket. The LV10 sling pack can be customized with purpose-built pouches. Other key features include a fleece-lined top zipper pocket and water resistant 840D Nylon, as well as a 13-liter capacity.
Crimson Trace Laserguards
Crimson Trace continues to expand the tactical, mounted, and remotely activated laser sight options available to the country’s firearms owners by offering more than 400 laser sights. Two of the latest offerings include the LG-422 (red) and LG-422G (green) Laserguards for SIG SAUER P365 pistols and the LG-459 (red) and LG-459G (green) Laserguards for S&W Shield EZ pistols.
These easy-to-install laser sights secure onto the pistols’ trigger guards and are activated with Crimson Trace’s Instinctive Activation engagement system. They are powered by a 1/3N lithium battery.
MSRP: $229 (red), $309 (green)
MTM Tactical Pistol Case 6
Perfect for storing and transporting your pistols, the MTM Tactical Pistol Case 6 is lined with mil-spec foam and uses a water-resistant O-ring seal to guard against dust and moisture. Measuring 19x15.75x8 inches, the dark gray plastic case holds six semiautomatic handguns and has a flexible storage area for extra magazines and accessories. It’s triple tabbed for padlock use.
Pachmayr, famous for its tough, durable, and comfortable handgun grips; rifle recoil pads; tactical knives; gunsmithing tools; and other accessories, now offers speedloaders for popular revolver makes and models. These new speedloaders are CNC machined from solid aluminum and feature a simple twist knob cartridge release. The speedloaders are uniquely shaped like polygons for the smallest outside dimensions, and they are equipped with a rattle-eliminating O-ring that contacts the cartridges’ bases and firmly holds the rounds in place. The new speedloaders are available for Colt Cobra and Smith & Wesson J-Frame, K-Frame, and L-Frame revolvers.
SIG SAUER Component Cases
SIG SAUER has added unprimed .270 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield cases to its line of reloading components. These cases are produced to exacting tolerances in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Each case undergoes rigorous in-line and postproduction quality-assurance testing. Primer pockets are geometrically consistent, flash holes are precise with no burrs, and the superior metallurgical properties of the cases enable repeated reloading. The cases are induction annealed for consistent bullet retention, and all cases are 100 percent inspected.
MSRP: $30.95 per 50 cases
Two new AccuPower scopes from Trijicon have red LED reticles and battery-free illumination with fiber optics and tritium aiming point illumination. The 4-16X 50mm has a 30mm tube and a Duplex reticle and is meant for the long-range hunter. The 1-8X 28mm has a 34mm tube, and the MOA segmented-circle reticle. The scope can actually perform the functions of three different sights. At 1X, it is as fast as a red dot. On 3X or 4X, it works like an ACOG. And at 8X, it acts like a precision scope and no critter is safe at long ranges.
MSRP: $1,399 to $1,699
UTG BugBuster 3-12X
Available through Leapers Inc. and built on UTG’s True Strength platform, the new 1-inch-tube BugBuster 3-12X 32mm riflescope is completely sealed and nitrogen-filled. It’s shockproof, fog-proof, and rainproof. The target turrets are resettable and lockable with 0.33-MOA click adjustments. Other features include a mil-dot, range-estimating reticle and a side parallax adjustment wheel (from 3 yards to infinity). It comes with a sunshade, a flip-open lens cap, a cleaning cloth, and medium-height dovetail rings.
Warne Maxima Horizontal Steel Rings
Warne has introduced its new Maxima Horizontal scope rings. Made using proprietary sinter steel technology, the Maxima Horizontal rings feature four-screw ring caps and permanently installed recoil keys. Available for 1-inch and 30mm scopes, the rings come in low, medium, and high heights, and they fit Picatinny and Weaver-type bases. They offer easy installation, unrivaled rigidity, and Warne’s return-to-zero guarantee.
MSRP: $59.99 (1 inch), $69.99 (30mm)
XS DXT2 Big Dot
XS Sights is famous for pairing a big dot front sight with a V-notch rear sight, and the setup is extremely fast to use. Just announced is a night-sight version of the company’s Big Dot sights that features a large orange or yellow photoluminescent “glow” front-sight dot with a tritium center. The large dot absorbs light and glows for hours in low-light conditions that are not dark enough for the tritium to shine, and in darker conditions, the tritium center glows. The rear sight has a vertical white stripe with a tritium vial at the center.
The new DXT2 Big Dot night sights are offered for Glock; Smith & Wesson M&P full size/compact and Shield; SIG P320, P226, and P229; Springfield XD; and FN 509 pistols. Company sources say these sights should be available for Model 1911 pistols sometime in 2019.