Father’s Day Gift Guide for Dads Who Shoot
It’s that time of year again/ You’ve (hopefully) made it safely through Mother’s Day. Not it’s time to think about dear old dad and what he might appreciate. We’ve put together a list of gift inspirations ranging from extravagant to practical with price points to match.
If you really care for dear old dad, and I’m talking to my kids here, you won’t be stingy and will gleefully open those wallets to get him the new Ruger PC Carbine. The latest model features an M-LOK handguard, free-floated barrel, and it breaks in half – on purpose. Yes, you can separate this bad boy for easy carry in car, backpack, or Vespa.
It’s a 9mm that accepts Ruger SR-9 magazines (one is included), or with the included adapter, it will take 9mm double-stack Glock magazines too. It’s not a new idea, but its still cool to match up the ammo supply for both pistol and carbine. Oh, it’s also available with a threaded barrel. MSRP: $729
If your kids love you enough to get you a Ruger PC Carbine, then of course they wouldn’t skimp on optics, right? I paired one with the new Crimson Trace CTS-1000 Red Dot Sight. Complete with a locking quick-detach mount, this one is built solid yet remains light. The 2 MOA dot will give you a precise aiming point as far as the PC Carbine 9mm round will go.
Of course, it’s equally handy for rifle calibers too. At 500 yards, that dot only covers 10 inches of target area. If you can see it, you can hit it. It’s got 10 intensity levels with the lowest being night vision compatible. If you leave it running at power level 8 or higher, it will drop back to 7 to save on battery life.
Plus, the mount is co-witness height for AR-type rifles. The mount also is open under the sight, so you can look right through to see the handguard mounted sights on the Ruger PC Carbine. MSRP: $299
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