Choosing gifts for shooters may sound simple enough if you are a shooter yourself, but honestly, after having spoken to the spouses and family members of various shooters, we learned that it actually is not that obvious to people that are not involved in the shooting community or shooting sports. There are specific shooters, so when looking for gifts for trap shooters, or gun gifts for dad, or gun gifts for her, the usual gifts for gun lovers lists simply do not cut it, as they are usually filled with junk, compiled by writers who are not even involved in the shooting or hunting sports. Here is the perfect gun gifts for dad list compiled for companions of gun lovers, by gun enthusiasts and shooter. Oh, we hunt often too.
Gifts for Shooters
1. Gun Tool Kit
Without a doubt the most handy gift you can buy for any shooter, is this all-in-one multi-torque wrench kit from Fix It Sticks. Including a gun torque wrench, and the most required bits for various guns and rifles, this little compact kit, should always be in a shooter’s range bag, hunting bag, rifle bag or truck. Even if a gun lover already has a gun torque wrench at home, this one will still be a great gift because they can chuck this one in the bag they take with them.
2. Combat Tactical Pants with Knee Pads
Most shooters, whether just an avid airsoft player, or a PRS shooter will need a good set of tactical pants or combat pants, and having the added option of being able to add the included knee pads, will not only ensure comfort, but also knee protection whilst shooting and kneeling quickly on rough or rocky terrain. These are the closest to the super expensive original Crye precision pants we have found and used to far.
3. Shooting Gloves
Because these framer gloves from Mechanix wear are finger-less on the thumb, index and middle fingers, they are ideal for shooters. Still keeping the hand somewhat warm, and protecting them from bumps, scratches and bruises, but still allow for precise gun and scope manipulation and trigger feel and control. They are not the best gloves to get for cold weather though.
4. Bullet Glass
With a real 308 bullet molded into the glass, this original bullet glass is always a favorite gift for shooters to receive, and always creates a great talking point or conversation starter between shooters when one drinks with it. Great for your shooting friend’s favorite bourbon.
5. Ammo Novel
Nothing more irritating for a hunter to walk around in the bush with his ammo in the box in his backpack sounding loud a loud box of candy and chasing all animals way, similarly for precision rifle shooters, that ammo box bashing around can affect the seating depth of the bullets. Every single shooter we know that has used an ammo novel or ammo file like this, has never gone back to ammo boxes.
6. Bullet Whiskey Stones
Made from premium 304 stainless steel, the great looking whiskey stones, shaped like cartridges, will chill your whiskey down without watering it down like ice when it melts. Not only will they keep your whiskey cool, but they will make you look cool too when your friend get they whiskey glasses with a cartridge in each. Perfect gun gift for dad.
7. Custom Molded Earplugs
Offering a much better fit than over-ear earmuffs if you wear a wide brim or boonie hat or sunglasses, and much better hearing protection and fit than generic foam earplugs, these earplugs get custom molded by you in the comfort of your own home, and they offer a noise reduction rating of 32db.
8. 2-Round Holder
Also often called a matchsaver in the PRS shooting circles, because if you accidentally need an extra round or have a feeding issue with your magazine, these quick-to-reach extra rounds have saved a few shooters from a stage zero or not being able to finish a stage with enough rounds. For any precision rifle shooter or hunter, this is a great small add-on that will work on any rifle thanks to the adhesive backing.
9. Shooting Bag
This heavy sand-filled shooting bag, is the most stable you will ever get resting your rifle on, when having to shoot over a barricade or hard and uncomfortable object or position. Precision rifle shooters absolutely love them and cannot live without one.
10. 50 Cal Shot Glasses
These original 50 cal shot glasses, are shaped like the bottom of a 50 caliber brass casing. They will not only be enjoyed by any shooter or shooting dad, but also all of their gun enthusiast buddies.
11. Wind Direction Indicator
The perfect gun gift for dad, or gift for gun enthusiasts or even gift for hunters that already have everything. Not only will most not have this, if they do, having a new one ready for when the old one if finished is great too. This little windicator or wind direction indicator bottle is perfect for PRS shooters and hunters to instantly see the wind and pick up changes in wind direction. Being odorless means that animals will not smell you when you are using it on a hunt, so this is also a perfect gift for a bow hunter.
12. Megnetospeed v3 Chronograph
The most expensive gun gift on the list, yes indeed. But there are also spouses looking to get a more special or worthwhile special gift for the gun enthusiast in their lives. There is no better chronograph then the Magnetospeed V3 when it comes to accuracy combined with consistent readings without struggling to set it up.
13. Hunter Ammo Wallet
A gun gift for hunters, more suited to hunters or occasional rifle shooters than PRS or competitive rifle shooters than the Ammo Novel is, this neat little ammo wallet holds 10 rounds so the hunter can easily stow it in his backpack, or pant pocket when on a hunt.
14. Tactical Hunting Backpack
A hunting or daily tactical backpack should not be too large or heavy, but should still have enough space for most of your hunting or tactical gear need for the hunt or the daily outing, and strong enough to handle daily abuse. This Rush 12 from 5.11 is undoubtedly the best tactical backpack gift for the hunter in your life, no other backpack has been proven to last as long and is as durable as the 5.11 Tactical backpacks.
15. Binocular Harness
When out hunting or rifle shooting, a binocular needs to be protected and easily carried, yet quick to access when needing to spot an animal or target. With this great binocular case harness from Hornady, you have an all in one solution for your binocular carrying needs. The perfect father’s day gift for the hunter that has it all. Also a great gift for hikers as they will use and love it too.
Yes there are hundreds of lists showing great gifts for gun lovers in general, but as you may discover, or possibly have discovered previously if you bought a suggested gift, it is not really always applicable to precision rifle shooters or PRS shooters, as they are only enthusiastic about a certain niche of guns and shooting gear. So, to help with that, we decided to create a list specifically showing gifts for PRS shooters, or gift ideas for precision rifle shooters.