Father’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Competitive Shooters

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posted on June 10, 2020
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While you may be celebrating with dad from a distance this year, that doesn’t mean Father’s Day can’t be special. For your competitive shooting-loving dad, we’ve got plenty of recommendations for some top gifts to choose from. We’ve rounded up some of your best options for gifts on Father’s Day, which falls on June 21 this year. Gift choices on our list include the Mossberg 940 JM Pro shotgun, TETRA AlphaShield ear protection and the latest Berger Long-Range Hybrid Target projectiles.

Berger Long-Range Hybrid Target

Berger Long-Range Hybrid Target

Berger Bullets’ Long-Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) line has become popular with long-range aficionados. And with good reason, because with high-BC projectile offerings like the new 6.5mm 153.5-grain LRHT, shot-toshot consistency at long distances is vastly improved. This bullet is tailor-made for popular cartridges such as 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC. $54 for a 100-round box, bergerbullets.com

Real Avid Gun Tool AMP

Real Avid Gun Tool AMP

Real Avid’s new Gun Tool AMP is a compact kit available in three platform-specific versions: AR-15, Pistol and 1911. Each comes with the tools needed to maintain each gun, all in a convenient package. Dad will love having this handy tool around for when problems arise or adjustments are needed. $69.99, realavid.com

Mossberg 940 JM Pro Shotgun

Mossberg 940 JM Pro Shotgun

The 940 JM Pro builds on the success of the 930 and then some. Designed with the input of father-and-daughter pro shooters Jerry and Lena Miculek, this scattergun boasts features worthy of their legendary name. Add in the fact it’s a more affordable option than other competitive semi-automatic shotguns—picking this up for Dad becomes a no-brainer. $1,015, mossberg.com

TETRA Earplugs

TETRA AlphaShield earplugs

Keep Dad’s ears in tip-top condition with high-quality ear protection. TETRA is the result of two audiologists who combined their expertise in the world of hearing with their passion for the outdoors to create some truly revolutionary electronic earplugs. Using hi-tech circuitry from the hearingaid industry along with custom algorithms, these earplugs are a cut above the rest. The entry-level AlphaShield models are optimized to block the specific frequencies of gunshots. $699, tetrahearing.com

MTM Pistol Magazine Case

MTM Pistol Magazine Case

When headed to a pistol match, the last thing you want to deal with is a mess of unorganized magazines in your range bag. MTM Case-Gard’s new Pistol Magazine Case offers protection and organization for up to five standard double-stack magazines in a compact package. And, the clear-smoke finish makes identification simple with just a quick glance. $5.99, mtmcase-gard.com

Glock G44 Rimfire

Glock G44 Rimfire

The boxy Glock has influenced modern handgun design like none other, and shooters were positively salivating when the company finally released a rimfire .22 LR model. The Glock G44 operates exactly like its center-fire siblings, and boasts identical external dimensions as the venerable G19. A Glock rimfire pistol? Dad will surely approve. $430, glock.com

Filthy Pirate Coffee

Filthy Pirate Coffee | Cutlass

Let’s face it, coffee is the lifeblood that drives America. Enter Filthy Pirate, a Tucson-based self-described “blue collar” coffee roaster that offers up some tasty bean blends at affordable prices. Best of all, the company is Veteran-owned. Our pick is the Cutlass dark roast (pictured), with beans grown in the rich volcanic soils of the mountainous highlands in Chiapas, Mexico. $14.99 for a 12-ounce bag, filthypirate.coffee

Bergara B14 R Rimfire

Bergara B14 Rimfire

If you’re thinking about getting Dad a precision rimfire rifle, look no further than the B14 R from Bergara, which mates the company's B14 action with the HMR stock molded with a mini-chassis. It’s packed with a ton of features that will aid in both precision rimfire and training roles, such as the floating bolt head design with a non-rotating gas shield, and a single-stack magazine that’s built to the same dimensions as a standard short-action AICS mag. And since it’s a Bergara, the barrel is top-spec, in this case the 4140 Bergara 18-inch with 1:16-inch twist and a 1/2-28 threaded muzzle. $1,150; bergara.online

HIVIZ Litewave H3 Compsight

HIVIZ Litewave H3 Compsight

HIVIZ Litepipe sights are fast to find against any background, and the company’s Compsight line sets the standard for competitive shotgun shooters. The new Litewave H3 Compsight replacement front bead combines Tritium with Litepipe technology for illumination, day or night, using a single sight. Plus, rugged all-steel construction ensures fast sight acquisition and a bright sight picture for many years of shooting enjoyment. $35.95, hivizsights.com

Axil Ghost Stryke Extreme Earbuds

Axil Ghost Stryke Earbuds

Axil’s GS Extreme ear protection are Bluetooth earbuds, 29 dB NRR noise isolation headphones and electronic earmuffs all rolled into one product. You can easily switch between hearing protection or streaming music, or have both active simultaneously. Both modes have independent volume controls to match your environment. And, with the included rechargeable lithium ion battery they boast 12 hours of run time. Ditch your old bulky ear protection and increase your comfort level at the range with GS Extreme earbuds. $199, goaxil.com


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