Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if you lack ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. As a man who understands men, I’m here to help you pick out a few good gifts for dad. Dads are famously hard to shop for, so I’ve got six kick-ass gifts for you to make Dad’s day.
The Ka-Bar EK Model 4
The Ek Model 4 is a classic fighting knife that traces its legacy back to World War 2. It was used in the hands of soldiers, Marines, and commandos. Marie Raiders favored it for slicing the throats of America’s enemies across the Pacific. It’s a dagger design with a dual-edge 6.625-inch blade that can reach an internal organ from nearly any angle. Who wouldn’t want this for Father’s Day?
Ka-Bar purchased the Ek company and faithfully reproduced the classic blade at an excellent price point. The big blade delivers the same weight and chunk as the classic Ek Model 4. It can slash, stab and chop brutally and brilliantly. It’s a fantastic knife that’s surprisingly affordable, especially when compared to original Ek Model 4 knives. It’s a sweet knife that Dad can appreciate for its utility, its asskickery, and its historical significance.
Punching bags are a great way to exercise, sharpen your self-defense skills and get some stress out. What’s better than a punching bag is the Century Bob and Bob XL. The Bob punching bags are made from a soft polymer designed to take punches and blows over the long term.
It’s shaped and resembles a man, and that’s the key to the Bob’s success. It looks like a man meaning you can target body parts realistically and accurately. This ensures you are getting the most out of your training and having a more realistic training experience. If your dad’s looking to get into martial arts or wants to increase his fitness in general, then the Bob is an outstanding father’s day gift.
5.11 PT-R Sandbag Kit
Since we are talking all about fitness, let’s talk about 5.11 Tactical’s new PT-R gear, specifically the PT-R sandbags. These sandbags come in 50 and 100-pound varieties and give you an excellent at-home option for working out. The 5.11 PT-R sandbags give you big robust handles placed well to commit to a variety of exercises.
The 5.11 PT-R Sandbags will completely change how you work out. The constantly shifting sand challenges you in a way that traditional metal weights cannot. It forces you to work stabilizer muscles you might not have even known you had. Sandbags allow for both full-on cardio or strength workouts with dynamic movements you can’t accomplish with standard weights. If Dad has a home gym, the PT-R sandbags are the perfect addition and a great Father’s Day gift.
Mantis X3 Shooting System
Ammo is tight this year. It’s exploded in price and seems to be constantly sold out. As such dry fire has become a must to keep your skills sharp. If Dad likes to dry fire, then he can take it to the next level with the Mantis X3 dry fire system. This device attaches to your handgun’s rail and measures your dry fire training.
It measures your trigger pull, grip, and a half dozen other factors that inhibit accurate shooting. It can diagnose and help fix your problems while perfecting your trigger pull. The Mantis X3 also tracks your history and growth, runs you through training courses and drills, and will work with dry fire, live fire, and air guns. It’s a great Father’s Day gift if your dad is into guns and training.
Cloud Defensive Rein
Does Dad need a new weapon light? Or does your dad want the very best weapon light on the market? If so, then you can light up this father’s day with the Cloud Defensive Rein. The Rein packs a ton of power into a relatively small and light weapon light. It packs 1,400 lumens, on top of 60,000 candela.
That means it’s not just bright but throws light nice and far. This light gives you an effective range measured in the hundreds of yards. The Rein performs better than any Streamlight or Surefire and comes from a small but very capable American company. It is the best weapon light on the market and not only shines bright but takes a serious beating.
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case
If dad has expensive taste in firearms, he should have expensive taste in protecting those firearms. If not, help him out this father’s day with the Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case. This double case blends protection with modern stylings to provide you with a lightweight and durable gun case for protecting your goods.
You get a set of wheels for easy transport, pre-perforated pluck foam for easy customization, a pressure release valve, dual-stage lockable latches, and a Dri-Loc seal to keep water and dust out. It’s feature-filled and surprisingly affordable. The Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case provides you with a made in the USA option to keep dad’s second-most precious firearms safe.
Beyond Father’s Day
Dad deserves something great. If your dad is a regular reader of SOFREP, the Loadoutroom, or similar websites, I can guarantee you he’ll love the items on this list. We are a community, though, so let us know below what you think dad will love? The more we can share, the better.