May 05, 2022 3 min read

We’re celebrating the family patriarch once again, with beer, barbeques, and awful ties. If the past sentence sounds too much like last year, read on as we give some gift ideas for dads who like shooting, the outdoors, or just plain old being a dad!

1. Wilson Combat Scorable Steel Target

Most of us are used to using steel silhouette targets to “guesstimate” where our hits would be on their official cardboard counterparts. However, this is an excellent gift for Dad if he’s a competitor or just likes to do what the pros do.

A scoring ring represents IDPA down-zero areas on this Wilson design, which helps encourage centered hits. Add the Wilson stand kit to make sure the bracket stays on rage, and let the fight begin.

2. Peltor Sport Tac 500 Electronic Hearing Protection

The Peltor Tac 500 earmuffs not only preserve hearing but allow regular speech to be transmitted to your ears and block out loud sounds like gunfire. Best of all, Dad can use them as noise-canceling headphones off-range without interrupting his work.

3. MTM Pistol Magazine Case

The worst thing to see is your prized pistol with a notch taken out of it. This is usually the result of allowing extra magazines to roll around in the case with it.

If Dad’s nut-and-bolt collection is more organized than a hardware store, give him one of these. He can easily find extra magazines for a particular pistol or keep sharp edges from harming his gear.

4. NRA Cigar Club Membership

The best smokes will be sent to Dad’s door month after month, with subscriptions ranging in duration from three months to a full year. Cigar experts select the best sticks based on Pop’s feedback, so only his favorites show up.

5. Alpine Aire Instant Meals

The best way to please your father when he is out camping, hiking, or even fishing is to provide him with a hot meal. Alpine Aire has all types of kits that include the best freeze-dried meals that are ready to go at a moment’s notice.

6. Black Rifle Coffee

Black Rifle Coffee delivers some of the most delicious coffees on the market. This is another excellent option if you choose to go the subscription route via grinds, k-cups, or instant crystals shipped right to your home.

7. Remington Cleaning Kits

During my childhood, Dad always taught me to never let the sunset on a dirty gun. Cleaning a gun is not a chore for most men. It can even be a zen-like experience. Gift Dad these tools to keep his favorite shooting iron in working condition.

Whether it’s one gun or an entire collection, Remington offers kits for any budget. Choose from extensive kits designed for Dad’s workshop or something compact he can take to the range. Add a bottle of Remington oil, and he’s all set.

8. ARC Eye Wear Retainer System

When eye protection isn’t necessary, nothing feels better than letting your eyes breathe during a cease-fire, or simply knocking cheaters off your face when you don’t need them. If you’re not careful, your glasses may slip over the temples of your eyewear, causing irritation or a hideous tan line. With the ARC system from Coakies, you can keep your specs safely in place when netting that prize-winning bass.