Dads come in all varieties, dad, father, papa, pop, the old man—and a host of names that would never be repeated to his face, but Father’s Day is his day, so why not make it special? Long gone are the days of another tie or a few implements for a grill. After all, would you give mom a new frying pan or a girdle for Mother’s Day? Of course not, but Father’s Day is probably the hardest gift giving day of the year, so The Shooter’s Log has made it easy by breaking gifts down into categories. Simply pick the category or categories that describe dad best and roll in strong with a gift you know dad will love and use.
MagPump 9mm Double Stack Magazine Loader
Do you really want dad spending all of his time reloading magazines and risking a blister on his thumb? The MagPump ensures dad has plenty of time for the important things like sending you college money, taking out the trash, bringing home flowers, pulling those pesky weeds, running you to a friends house, washing your car or other assorted honey do’s, with a few minutes left over to put plenty bullets down range! How does he have all that energy?
The MagPump is a hopper feed, 9mm Luger, double-stack magazine loader designed to save you time and save your fingers from the tedious process of loading your double-stacked magazines. Now, all of your loading can be performed with this simple kit. The MagPump can easily be mounted to a bench in order to add extra stability during the magazine loading process. Perfect for taking to the range or your next pistol class.
Specifications and Features:
MagPump 9mm Luger Double Stack Magazine Loader MP9MM
50-Round Hopper Capacity
Compatible with Double Stacked 9mm Luger Magazines (See List Below)
Built in safeties prevent damaging rounds while loading and stops loading when magazine is full
Eliminates hand fatigue caused from loading
Reduces magazine loading time by more than 50%
Mounts to any Weaver or Picatinny rail
Hopper-fed Loose Ammunition
Designed/Optimized for FMJ Ball and Round Nose Projectiles
Self Sorting Hopper orients ammunition in either direction
Requires much less physical effort and strength to fully load magazines
MagPump 9mm Luger Magazine Loader
6 Different Magazine Retainers
SIG Sauer 320, P224, P226, P228, P229, P250, SP2022, SP2340, and SP2009
GLOCK G17, G19, G26, and G34
Springfield Armory XD and XD Mod 2
Smith & Wesson M&P
CZ USA P10
Ruger SR9, Sr9C, and 9E
Howard Leight Impact Folding Electronic Earmuffs
Doesn’t dad already get enough trouble for having the TV too loud or “not hearing” mom when she told him about the thing she scheduled last week that conflicted with the golf outing he scheduled six months ago? Give him a break and save what hearing he has left. After all, dad already has a set of muffs for the gun range, this way, he can have a set for that Lazy Boy in the living room and another for his man cave too, offering plenty of protection from mom’s yelling!
Howard Leight’s unique folding electronic earmuffs use advanced technology to amplify lower level sounds such as range commands and normal conversation to a safe 82 decibels while shutting out ear damaging, loud noises such as gunshots (or mom). These earmuffs employ a built-in directional microphone to allow natural listening, and they are easy to control with a single power and volume control knob.
The Impact Sport Earmuffs are designed for long-term comfort and ultimate hearing protection. With the combination of a lightweight design, soft leatherette headband and a low-profile earcup that won’t interfere with cheek weld, so users will never need to remove ear protection at the range.
Dad’s eyes are just as important as his ears, so check out the Cheaper Than Dirt! selection of eye protection products. We also have range bags and boxes to help you carry everything safely and securely. In fact, we have all of the range gear to make a day at the range fun and easy.
Of course, all dad’s are survivalists. We successfully refrained from chocking out those little bundles of joy during their terrible twos and threes. And, by the time they made it to their teenage years, well we either survived or volunteered for missions in the Congo, to be inspectors at a failed nuclear plants (while still hot), or one of those guys they drop from a helicopter on to a high voltage line. As a true survivalist, you know dad is looking out for the whole family (You just don’t understand why he only stocked up enough provisions for himself and the true meaning of all of the “Freedom” plaques in the mancave, ahem “survival bunker.”)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Be Ready Kit
For over 78 years and four generations, UST Brands has manufactured and sourced survival equipment. By maintaining standards in quality and service, its innovative products have been helping save lives since 1936. UST Brands offers a range of products for survival situations and emergency preparedness from backcountry rescue to home power outages. UST is continually adding new items to its UST line of patented one-handed fire starters, signaling devices, and survival tools.
The UST Be Ready Kit is a premium emergency kit that provides three people with the essential gear needed to survive for three days. In the event of a natural disaster or other emergency, you may be forced to leave your home, because being prepared to evacuate at a moments notice is extremely important for you and your loved ones.
Features and Specifications:
Manufacturer Number: 20-02710
First Aid Kit
Food Ration Bars
Size: H x W x D: 15″ x 10″ x 7.5″ (38cm x 25.4cm x 19cm)
Weight: 13 lbs. (5.9kg)
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Every time dad ever told you “no,” you probably ran out and told anyone who would listen how much he sucked, so why give him the gift of clean water with a LifeStraw and have a laugh about of those old memories?
Simply dip the LifeStraw into the water and suck to provide hydration, as over 99% of bacteria and protozoa are removed by LifeStraw’s groundbreaking filtration technology. The LifeStraw is practically weightless, doesn’t use batteries, chemicals, or moving parts. It is also BPA-free. It’s perfect to take along during outdoor excursions or store with other emergency preparation supplies.
LifeStraw Features and Specifications:
Meets U.S. EPA Drinking Water Standards
Meets U.S. FDA Regulations and Standards
No Aftertaste, No Iodine or Iodinated Resin Chemicals
Does Not Require Electricity, Batteries, or Replacement Parts
Filtration Capability: Removes 99.9999% of Waterborne Bacteria
Removes 99.9% of Waterborne Protozoa
Filter Life: At Least 264 gal (1,000 L)
Weight: 2 oz
New Gun Owner
Remington Squeeg-E Universal Gun Cleaning Kit
A clean gun is a happy gun, and if there is one thing every gun owner needs, it is a cleaning kit. In fact, having a few is never a bad idea. Just like dad’s tools, the sockets you borrowed and mysteriously misplaced or the lawn equipment that somehow did not make it back to the garage until it has sat and rusted and was probably run over by the mower a few weeks later, small brushes, patches, lubricants, and cleaners run out, disappear, or get damaged. Help dad keep from losing his temper and reciting all of those colorful words with a well-supplied cleaning kit and a spare.
The Remington Squeeg-E Universal Gun Cleaning System can cleanse most any pistol, revolver, rifle, or shotgun. This pack includes all 10 sizes of the revolutionary Remington Squeeg-E pull-through barrel cleaners, with the capability to clear away all barrel debris in a single pass. This range bag kit includes additional essential accessories and cleaning solutions in order to keep guns in pristine condition. The cleaning system conveniently packs into a green water-resistant canvas range bag with reinforced shoulder strap to support plenty of ammo, tools, and additional items that can be stored in the large main compartment.
In addition to the Squeeg-E set, this set includes three differently-sized Rem Flex Rods, to provide a sturdy, strong option that won’t mar or scratch your barrel. A patented Fast Snap T-Handle allows for quick adaptability. Remington All-In Bore Cleaner, Oil, and other solutions will keep dad’s firearms clean and lubricated while protecting against future corrosion and build-up.
Remington Squeeg-E Universal Gun Cleaning Kit Includes:
10 Squeeg-E Barrel Cleaners (.223/5.56mm, .243, .270/7mm, .308/7.62mm, .357/.38/9mm, .40/10mm, .44/.45 cal; .50 cal/.410 Bore; 20/28 ga, 12/16 ga)
Three Flex Rod Cables (Pistol/Revolver, Rifle, Shotgun)
Patented Fast Snap T-Handle
Ten Matching Bronze Bore Brushes
Threaded Revolver Adapter
Large Thread Adapter
Yellow Gun Cloth
Medium Rem-Pad Mat, 12″ x 28″
Remington All In Bore Cleaner, 0.5 fl oz
Remington Oil, 1.0 fl oz
Green Range Bag With Shoulder Strap
SnapSafe Rechargeable Gun Safe Dehumidifier 110 Volt
If dad has a gun safe, he probably has something worth protecting inside of it. And should that something rust or become degraded, your future inheritance or vacation fund is going to rust and blow away too when dad spends it to replace or repair his boomsticks. So, here is how you can kill two birds with one stone. For less than $15, you can buy dad a dehumidifier that will keep his “somethings” safe, while preventing dad from having to lie about that little bonus check he’ll claim he didn’t receive, but he’ll use to replace them! That means he will have more money to spend on you! All for the low, low price of $15!
Protect the investments in your gun safe, closets, pantries, or other enclosed spaces from damaging humidity, rust, and mildew with a Rechargeable Gun Safe Dehumidifier from SnapSafe. This is a large-sized compact dehumidifier that removes moisture from surrounding air in an enclosed area of up to 500 cubic feet. The moisture-control crystals inside the unit change from orange to green when the unit needs to be recharged. To dry out and recharge the crystals, simply plug it into any 110V electrical outlet until crystals turn orange again. Perfect for anywhere that you’re concerned about the damaging effects of humidity and moisture in the air. Take care of your equipment, and it will take care of you. Make sure you have a SnapSafe Rechargeable Gun Safe Dehumidifier!
Features and Specifications:
Manufacturer Number: 75901
Color Change Moisture Crystals Orange to Green Indicates Recharge Required
Effective Range 500 Cubic Feet
110 Volt Recharge Capable
So dad’s a hunter… In his leisure time, he likes to sit alone in trees for hours on end, laying in wait for his quarry from before sunup to after it sets. Hey, if dad thinks it’s fun, who are you to question him? You are exactly the person to question him if he is not wearing a safety vest. Don’t let dad become a statistic, maimed, injured, or killed. Too many hunters suffer falls each year that are totally preventable by wearing a simple safety harness.
Gorilla Gear G-Tac Ghost Vest Safety Harness
Built to combine safety, comfort and mobility, the G-Tac Ghost Vest Harness delivers solid fall protection. The two-point harness system adjusts easily to fit most torsos, while the equipped matte style buckles make getting in and out of this safety vest quick.
The G-Tac Ghost Vest Harness features a 30-inch EAS safety tether, granting full 360-degree mobility, while constructed to reduce fall force. Built-in recoil pads, large pockets and Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Camo make it something you’ll want on the next hunt.
Specifications and Features:
Full body, 2-Point Ultra Fit safety harness.
Two points of adjustment allows the harness to be fit to most torsos.
Simple quick release matting style buckles for all strap connections making the harness simple and easy to take on and off.
30″ E.A.S. Safety Tether for 360 degree mobility – reduces force felt during fall. Integrated Suspension Relief Devise (SRD) ensures the availability of the strap in the event of a fall.
Two generous pockets to easily holds your gear like gloves, game calls and binoculars.
Padded recoil pads on shoulder makes this harness easy and comfortable for uses with a gun.
Waist-belt free design improves comfort especially when sitting or wearing heavy outer wear.
Light weight – Only 2 lbs.
Premium Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Camo.
Includes safety harness, compact tree strap and simple loop and buckle style lineman’s belt for connection to the harness.
ATN Shot Trak HD Gun Camera With Red Laser
Okay, so maybe dad won’t be bringing home a wall-hanger buck or Sunday dinner, but that does not mean he shouldn’t be able to keep the memory of the one that got away. Better yet, when dad makes the shot, he’ll be able to bring home more than horns and hooves, dad will forever have the video memory of the hunt, and thanks to you he can be the star of the show—not to mention all of the laughs you’ll have about dad sleeping while the big ones paraded past him or the hw bad he was shaking while missing that once-in-a-lifetime buck.
Any story that includes the phrase “the one that got away” usually ends in disappointment and dreams of what could have been. With the ATN Shot Trak HD Gun Camera, you can back the talk with video evidence of the trophy buck that got away to add credence to your tale. For times that you get your game, the ATN Shot Trak HD Gun Camera will document the entire hunt from sitting in your stand, taking aim, and squeezing the trigger all in vivid HD.
For competitors, this is the ideal way to capture the action for prosperity purposes, while capturing all the action for a life time of enjoyment. Simply mount the ATN Shot Trak HD Gun Camera to your firearms Weaver mount and you are ready to go. Don’t let another season go by without the means to capture the action with the ATN Shot Trak HD Gun Camera.
Specifications and Features:
Full HD video Record
Military Grade Material
Simple Toggle Switch Operation
Built in Microphone
5X the magnification of a standard action camera
Tiniest Full HD Tactical Solution
Standard Weaver Mount — mounts on all four sides of your weapon
Sensor 5 Megapixel CMOS
Resolution 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps (Full HD)
Video File MPEG4 (H.264) .MOV File
FOV 20 degrees
Range of Focus 8 yards to infinity
Laser 5 mW Red Laser with Windage & Elevation Adjustments
Audio Built-in microphone
Storage Micro SD card slot, support Micro SD card (2 to 32 Gb)
Lens Brilliant Lens
Power 1 x CR123A battery
Operational Time 20 hrs – Laser Only
2 hrs – Video Record
Low Battery Indicator
Mount Standard Weaver Mount
Dimensions 2.6″ x 1.3″ x 1.8″
Weight 0.3 lb
AR-15s are often referred to as the LEGO of the gun world. Finally, we have made it past the days when dad could not figure out to how to program the VCR or use the TV remote, now we just have to deal with the all hands on deck calls every time he loses it. Next time dad is in a panic over losing the remote, encourage him to build another AR, because no man has enough of them… To get dad in the mood, here are a couple of suggested upgrades to start him in the right direction.
Magpul AR-15 B.A.D. Battery Assist Device Lever
Created with the high-speed tactical operator in mind (dad), the Magpul Dynamics team designed the Battery Assist Device or “B.A.D. Lever” to considerably improve the speed and efficiency of activating the AR-15/M16 bolt catch. With this device you can quickly address reloading and malfunction clearance utilizing the extended paddle on the right hand side of the weapon. This Magpul battery assist device lever allows the operator (dad) to manipulate the bolt stop from the fire control/ready position using the right hand trigger finger.
Precision crafted from MIL-SPEC anodized aluminum, the B.A.D. lever requires no permanent modification to the weapon, still allows traditional bolt catch use, and is fully functional for both left- and right-handed shooters.
Features and Specifications:
Manufacturer Number: MAG980
Magpul B.A.D Battery Assist Device Lever
Bolt Actions Can Be Performed With The Trigger Finger From The Fire Control/Ready Position
No Permanent Weapon Modification
Material: MIL-SPEC Aluminum
Finish: Anodized, Black
Made in the USA
CMMG AR-15 Complete Lower Parts Kit
CMMG is one of the top companies in the AR-15 game. With the CMMG AR-15 complete lower receiver parts kit, you will get everything you need to finish off your stripped lower receiver. Sets of parts are separated into color-coded bags and come along with directions to make assembly easy even for beginners. Don’t settle for a lesser quality parts kit that might fail at any time; the CMMG lower parts kit is ready for the toughest conditions.
Features and Specifications:
Manufacturer Number: 55CA6C5
AR-15 Complete Lower Parts Kit
Fire Controls And Pins
Perhaps we can thank dad for his service, maybe he is just a fan of history. Either way, if dad is a military enthusiast, we have the perfect gifts that he will love and use. First, no respectable dad eve asked for directions, so if he is not tech savvy enough for GPS or just want to get on his old school vibe, Cammenga has a solution. Otherwise, if dad has a habit of coming to mom complete with a hot tongue and cold shoulder for something he did or didn’t do, at least he can stay comfortable sleeping on the couch with a scratchy wool blanket.
Cammenga Compass Lensatic Tritium U.S. Military
This lensatic compass has been used by U.S. troops, foreign militaries, law enforcement, special forces, and outdoor enthusiasts for decades. Tritium light sources provide readability in total darkness.
Features and Specifications:
Manufacturer Number: 3H
Jewel bearing: Sapphire
Rotating Bezel: Bi-directional
Climate capacity: -50F to+150F.
Waterproof Carrying Pouch: LC-1 pouch with belt clip
New Expected luminous life: 10 years
Accuracy: Per MIL-PRF-10436N
Dial readings: Degrees and mils.
Damping process: Induction (no liquid required)
Body: Olive drab
Pouch: Olive drab
One year warranty
Swiss Army wool blankets were the warmest blankets used during the harsh winters while military members were on patrol. Temperatures in the Swiss Alps can get down to -43 degrees and the original Swiss Army blankets kept the Swiss Armed Forces warm. The original Swiss Army blankets are no longer available; these blankets are made to the same strict specifications as the original Swiss Army blankets.
Swiss Army Reproduction Blanket
70% Wool and 30% warm natural fibers
Brand new reproduction blankets
Gray with Red Stripe
Hand sewn White Swiss Cross
Tightly wove with Stitched ends
Weighs 4.8 pounds
Dad fixed you up when when you crashed your bike and skinned your knee, but sometimes things get more serious—usually right after he rejects mom’s pleas to hire a professional tradesman or fails to read the manual on that new power tool. Also you can give dad the gift of bacon! Just think how happy dad will be, facing the apocalypse, the end of the world as we know it, and chowing down on some tactical bacon. Fortunately, CMMG’s bacon is rated with a 10-year shelf life, but we all know the truth. Dad will never let it sit for more than 10 minutes…
Ultimate Survival Technologies Trauma Clot Kit
The UST Trauma Clot Kit allows for immediate care of wounds due to trauma. Help stabilize the injured until professional help arrives with this multifaceted emergency first aid kit. Perhaps most important is the trauma gauze with Hymostyp, which controls bleeding by transforming into a viscous gel that adheres to the wound channel as it makes contact with blood or fluids. With sterile gauze, antiseptic towelettes, and gloves, users can help prevent infection while tending to injuries. This kit is easy to store virtually anywhere, including a bug-out bag, car, home, or safety shelter.
Ultimate Survival Technologies Trauma Clot Kit Includes:
Duct Tape, 2″ x 72″
Trauma Pad, 5″ x 9″
Conforming Stretch Gauze, 2″ x 5 yds
(2) Gauze Pads, Sterile, 2″ x 2″
(2) Gauze Pads, Sterile, 4″ x 4″
Pair of Exam Gloves
(2) Trauma Gauzes with Hemostyp, 2″ x 4″
(4) Antiseptic Towelettes (BZK Brand)
First Aid Kit Owners Guide
All Contained in a Resealable Zip-Bag
CMMG Tactical Bacon 9-Ounce Can, 10-Year Shelf Life
Its Tactical Bacon in a can! Open the can, and smell the aroma of fresh cooked bacon. This can contains at least 30 strips of fully cooked and fully prepared bacon packed in bacon grease and rolled in wax paper with a 10+ year shelf life. Perfect for camping, hunting, backpacking, or your bugout bag. Heck, this bacon is so tasty you may want to keep some in your pantry to use in salads, potatoes, pasta dishes, burgers, and breakfast. Use this 9-ounce can of bacon to compliment any food! Refrigerate after opening.
10-Year Shelf life
Can opener required
Rolled in wax paper consisting of two layers of bacon and bacon grease
At least 30 full strips of bacon per can
Pork, water, salt, sugar, smoke flavoring, sodium phosphates, sodium erythorbate and sodium nitrite
18 Servings per can
Fat; 5 grams
Saturated Fat; 2 gram
Cholesterol; 15 mg
Protein; 5 grams
It would be hard to imagine a list with this much diversity would not have the perfect gift for dad, but like the article started with, dad’s can be tough. As a fail safe or that extra touch, you can always include a Cheaper Than Dirt Gift Card. That way, you can rest assured dad will get the perfect gift that he really wanted.
What did you get your dad or hope to receive for Father’s day? Share your answers in the comment section.
Growing up in Pennsylvanias game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Daves writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersens Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersens Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business, OutdoorRoadmap.com, TheGearExpert.com and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!
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