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Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner

Stumped on what to get the handgunning, target-shooting or everyday-carrying dad for Father's Day? Here are 13 great gift ideas to consider.

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner


SCCY DVG-1: Striker-fired subcompact 9mm, 10+1 capacity

The DVG-1 is a slim, lightweight, striker-fired pistol chambered in 9MM Luger. Boasting a 5.5lb trigger pull, 10+1 round magazine capacity and a factory-equipped red dot optic, the DVG-1RD is a perfect companion at the range or for everyday carry. MSRP is $369.99. For more information, please click here.

Shadow Systems MR920 Elite

Shadow Systems MR920 Elite

Shadow Systems’ bestselling pistol, the MR920 Elite with Bronze Threaded Spiral-Fluted Barrel is the flattest-shooting polymer-framed compact on the market. The MR920 is packed with premium features like customizable ergonomics built to fit dad’s natural point of aim, directional serrations on front, rear, and top of the slide, a weight-optimizing window cut, and a drop-safe flat-faced trigger. Shadow Systems’ patented multi-footprint optic cut will allow dad to mount his favorite red dot directly to the slide.


Streamlight TLR-7 sub Hellcat

Streamlight TLR-7 sub Hellcat

Designed to enhance visibility and targeting capability in home defense and tactical situations, the slim and lightweight TLR-7 sub gun light now configured for Springfield Armory Hellcat.


Hornady Treklite Lock Box XXL

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of Hornady)

Dual four-digit TSA lock offers 10,000 possible program codes, and it fits up to two full-size 1911s. It’s built from impact-resistant polycarbonate, and it has a non-slip rubber overmold for more impact resistance and stability. Handy for travel or home and auto security thanks to a 1,500-pound-rated security cable with a patented cable connector that doesn’t crowd internal storage. Exterior dimensions are 12.2x10.1x3.3 inches; internal dimensions are 11.8x7.3x2.9.


DeSantis Mini Scabbard

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of DeSantis Holster)

Holsters don't have to be fancy. They just have to work, and if they look good while doing so, all the better. The Mini Scabbard—shown here with the new Springfield SA-35, a re-creation of the famous Browning Hi Power—is a handsome, stripped-down holster that provides a secure fit thanks to excellent molding as well as a simple tension adjustment screw (not available on all models). Drawing is silky smooth, and the Mini Scabbard accommodates belts up to 1.75 inches. Shown is the unlined leather version; it's also available in black. Fitments include models from two dozen handgun companies.


Ed Brown 1911 Magazines

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of Ed Brown)

The .45 ACP 8-rounder (right) has a removable base and engineered as a true 8-rounder, with a lengthened steel tube to handle the extra round. Other features include a steel follower and heavy-duty spring, and the tough integral base pad comes off easily for magazine cleaning. A special finish makes the tube and follower slick for easy insertion into the gun and eliminates friction during loading. Blank-number templates on the bottom of the pad allow for easy labeling. The 7-round .45 ACP (left) gives 1911 shooters the option of interchangeable bases that screw into the magazine. Leave the pad off for a flush fit, install the slim one for a low profile that provides a little extra length for sure seating, or go with the thick pad if you have an extended mag well. This style is also available in 9mm, .38 Super and 10mm.

$28 (8-round removable base), $25 (7-round fixed base .45 ACP);

XS Hellcat OSP Sights

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of XS Sights)

XS Sights is now offering its DXT2 Big Dot and R3D night sights for the optics-ready Springfield Hellcat OSP. The DXT2 features a V-notch rear with a vertical tritium strip, matched with a large Glow Dot front. It’s available in yellow or orange. The R3D is a more traditional three-dot tritium setup and is available in green or orange. Both are standard height and will co-witness with the pistol’s Shield RMSc red dot.



Crimson Trace Rad Micro Pro

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of Crimson Trace)

Designed for compacts and subcompacts, the Rad Micro Pro red version (there’s also a green one) has a three m.o.a. dot run by an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness. The dot will power down after two minutes of no movement, and a motion sensor instantly turns the dot back on when the gun exhibits any movement. The aluminum-body sight fits the Shield RMS/JPoint footprints, and top of the sight is specially designed to deflect force if dropped. Powered by a bottom-mounted CR2016 battery; battery life is two years.


Versacarry Rebel

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of Versacarry)

This outside-the-waistband holster employs a custom-molded polymer front with a high-quality leather backing for body-conforming comfort. The latter has a sweat guard, and the design is optics compatible. It has adjustable tension and a forward cant that I found about right for carrying just behind the hip. It’s available for the Springfield Armory Hellcat, SIG P365 and Taurus GX4. (The Rebel can also be had in an inside-the-waistband model.)


ALPS OutdoorZ Ghost 30 EDC

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of ALPS OutdoorZ)

Off-body carry, while not ideal in everyone’s eyes, is increasingly common, and the new pack from ALPS is a low-key model made of tough, light Cordura. It has padded shoulder straps with an integrated chest strap, but the selling point here is zippered, ambidextrous carry pocket position behind the back panel. These are designed to fit hook-and-loop style holsters (not included), and there are interior pockets for spare mags. If you’re using it as a hiking pack, it is hydration compatible, and a rain cover is included.


Safariland Taurus GX4 Holsters

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of Safariland)

Safariland has jumped in the GX4 bandwagon in a big way, providing a ton of new fitments. The company has introduced nine inside-the-waistband, one pocket model, an ankle holster and four outside-the-waistband options between its Bianchi and Safariland brands. Shown is the Model 27, an IWB model with a J-hook designed for 1.5-inch belts. It’s made of semi-rigid SafariLaminate and has a polymer insert to keep the holster open for easy re-holstering.

$57 (Model 27),

Blackpoint Tactical F03

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of Blackpoint Tactical)

Designed to be worn forward of three o’clock on the body, the F03 has a front clip hard-mounted to the Kydex body and a modified wing that extends from the rear of the holster for flexibility. The overall layout reduces the footprint while the leather piece on the rear wing allows the holster to move with you. Adjustable for ride height and cant, and retention is adjustable as well via screws. It’s built to accommodate red-dot sights.


Bone-Dri Guns and Ammo Bag

Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide for the Handgunner
(Photo courtesy of Bone-Dri)

Moisture-wicking material keeps handguns and ammo dry and, in the case of the former, rust-free. The company says the moisture-wicking material will even pull moisture from interior parts. Dimensions are 14x9x1 inches, which will accommodate a wide variety of guns, and the outer skin is made of nylon and guaranteed for life. Weight is 13 ounces.


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