It’s the most wonderful time of the year once more. It’s June, and this month we celebrate Dad, and as a Dad—I expect to be spoiled. I also want my fellow pro creators and Kings to be spoiled, so I thought I’d put together a little Father’s Day gift guide to make sure my fellow kings are cared for.
I broke down this gift guide into various tiers based on price, so that should include everyone who has either saved their allowance, dipped into their college fund, or gotten that great job with Dad’s eternal advice. Everyone has a budget, and I tried to tackle them all.
Under 25 Dollars
At under 25 bucks, you can get a number of nice things for dad, including one of the best gifts you can give in the form of a range bag.
The Bulldog Cases Economy Range Bag
The Bulldog Cases Economy Range Bag gives you a massive range bag for less than 25 dollars. Range Bags are super handy and make life a lot easier when it comes time to hit the range. This big bag suit most shooters well for the casual range trip.
GPS Outdoor AR Mag Tote
Since we are talking about storage and range bags, one of the coolest under 25-dollar gifts is the GPS Outdoor AR Mag Tote. It’s essentially eight magazine pouches sewn together to allow you to carry 8 AR 15 magazines with ease. It’s simple but allows you to conveniently carry eight extra magazines in an easy to tote package. The AR Mag Tote is great for ranges days and even storage.
Blackhawk ARC holsters
If Dad packs a piece on the daily, then a holster can make an awesome Father’s Day gift. Good holsters under 25 dollars are tough to come by, but Blackhawk’s ARC takes the cake for high-quality, affordable holster design. These polymer AIWB rigs are perfect for right and left-handed shooters, feature adjustable retention and work with red dots. Plus, they are made in the USA and made for a ton of different guns.
50 and Under
So now we are out of beer and into wine with our fifty-dollar budget. In this realm, the gifts get a little bigger and a bit more advanced, and we are starting with something I think every shooter needs.
Allen Shockwave Electronic Hearing Protection
Electronic hearing protection is fantastic and allows you to protect your hearing without losing your situational awareness. The Shotwave presents an affordable set of ear muffs backed by electronic microphones that amplify quiet noises while muting loud noises. You can hear your instructor talk, follow range commands, and even talk with other shooters easily. This is a great Father’s Day gift and is one of the handiest pieces of gear.
Omnivore Light Bearing Holster
The Blackhawk Omnivore was a real surprise by not being a crappy universal holster. The standard Omnivore is fine, but the light-bearing is fairly awesome. This holster allows you to use any compact or full-size pistol equipped with either a Streamlight TLR 1 or Surefire X300U. I’ve used one of these holsters for years, and it’s surprisingly robust and quite durable. Plus, due to its universal nature, it’ll work for all manner of Dad’s firearms.
75 and Under
At 75 dollars, we are moving into that tried and true tactical gear. This is where things get a little pricey but won’t necessarily break the bank.
Blue Force Gear Vickers Sling
The Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Applications Sling is a premium piece of gear used by professional soldiers around the world. It’s a tactical two-point with a quick-adjust pull tab to go either hands-free when tight or maximize mobility when loosened up. I’ve used one for over a decade now, and it works just as well as it did on day one. It’s perfect for all manner of long guns.
Bulldog Cases Deluxe Rifle Case
If dad likes to shoot his long guns, specifically modern rifles, then the Bulldog Cases Deluxe Rifle Case makes a great Father’s Day gift. It’s a huge rifle case made from 1000D water-resistant material that’s tearproof and tough. The bag will carry a rifle as well as a good amount of gear, including magazines, slings, suppressors, and whatever else you want to bring to the range.
100 and under
Dad’s getting a Benjamin or close to it for Father’s Day, huh? Nice! Well, at that price point, we can jump into some fancy-dancy electronics.
The Walker’s Razor Quad Electronic Hearing Protection
These might have a long name, but they are packed full of potential. They are electronic hearing protection muffs that block the loud noises and amplify the quiet noises. On top of that, they are Bluetooth compatible and connect to your modern electronic devices. Dad can bump 90s hip-hop as he lights off rounds, take phone calls, or do whatever else they might need to do. They are exceptionally comfortable, transmit crisp and clear sound, and you can adjust volume independently.
An EDC light like the Streamlight Wedge provides dad with an awesome, multi-use Father’s Day tool that’s perfect for the prepared shooter. The Wedge shines bright and packs two modes, including a thousand-lumen turbo mode called THRO, which throws a ton of light for such a little light. The light is even rechargeable with a USB-C cable.
200 and under
Dad helped you go far—far enough to get him a rock-solid Father’s Day gift. At 200 dollars, it’s tough to go wrong, and it’s also tough for me to pin down just one or two gifts. As such, I had to gather a few of my very favorites.
The Phlster Floodlight is the premier quasi-universal holster. Phlster designed the rig to work with light-equipped firearms, those lights being the Streamlight TLR-1, the Surefire X300U, and the Modlite PL350. The holster is all polymer and offers tons of adjustments and adaptability with modern clips, loops, and platforms. The Floodlight comes in both OWB and IWB configurations. It’s not just a good universal holster but a rock-solid holster all around.
Magpul made drums work. They used their polymer magic and knowledge to produce a AR 15 drum that works, and that doesn’t break the bank. The Magpul D60 is crazy reliable, easy to load, and can be left loaded. You get 60 rounds of 5.56 on tap, and it’s a great option for Father’s Day if your dad owns an AR or gun that takes AR 15 magazines.
Crimson Trace Laser Saddle
Recently some of the most fun I’ve ever had came from a shotgun-style firearm equipped with a Crimson Trace Laser Saddle. The Laser Sadde sits on the side of the gun and mounts firmly, so you always have a solid point of aim. It makes directing that pistol grip only Shockwave or TAC 14 on target a breeze. Heck, you can even accurately fire from the hip.
When it comes to optics, the game can be tough. Good optics are tough to find for under 200 dollars, but Holosun produces some of the best budget optics ever. The HS403R is a simple red dot optic that’s compact in design and well suited for a wide variety of different guns.
You’re all grown up with your own insurance and something called a salary. Dad’s investment in you is about to pay off with a God-tier Father’s Day gift. Budget isn’t a concern here, boys and girls, just greatness.
EOTech brought us nothing but awesome with their lineup of holographic reflex sights. The EOTech EXPS2 is a compact variant of their famed optics and sticks with the circle and dot reticle they made popular. EOTech EXPS2 provides you with an easy-to-use reflex sight for home defense and more. This specific model has the QD mount for quick and easy use of whatever wears a Picatinny rail.
REIN Weapon Mounted Light
Does dad need to top off his rifle or shotgun with a light? Well, if so, there is no better light than the Rein from Cloud Defensive. From its controls to its raw power, there is no better weapon light than the Cloud Defensive Rein. Cloud Defensive prioritizes candela and lumens to provide the brightest light small enough to be mounted to a weapon.
Exothermic Pulsefire Flamethrower
Nothing says Happy Father’s Day like another trucking flamethrower! Give Dad a gift card, and he’ll be happy for a day, give Dad a flamethrower, and he’ll be happy for a lifetime. The Exothermic Pulsefire is the Cadillac of flamethrowers. Not only does it blast flame 25 feet, but it’s reliable, lightweight, and holy crap is it fun!
Father’s Day Is Here
Yep, we are not too far out from Father’s Day, and hopefully, you can approach Dad’s day with an awesome gift regardless of your budget. Make Dad feel special, and do it soon. Remember, Dad’s day isn’t about the gifts. If your budget is tight, give dad the gift of your time. Do something fun, or just grill some burgers and drink some beers.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.