Awesome Gun Gifts for Dad- Gun Lover Gift Ideas

Great Gun Gifts for Dad and Gifts for Gun Lovers

If you are looking for great gun-related Father’s Day gifts for Dad or other gun lovers in your life, then you have come to the right place!

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

This article is written for Father’s Day, but these gun-related gifts are great for moms, wives, brothers, friends, sisters, or any gun lover you know!

I have scoured the Internet and come up with some fantastic gifts for the gun-loving friend or family member that are sure to be a hit! How do I know? I am a father, and I’d love to get gun and gear-related gifts for my birthday, Father’s Day, and Christmas! I happen to own most of these items myself and highly recommend them. If you have questions, please leave a comment at the bottom, and I will reply!

My family always asks me for ideas for these occasions, and I am more than happy to oblige! Most of these gifts can be purchased online through Amazon, making it easy for you. None of these gun gifts for Dad ideas require any kind of license or permit.

Gun gift for Dad on Father's Day
Gun gift for Dad on Father’s Day

I will tell you right now that one of the best gifts you can give a shooting enthusiast or gun-loving Dad is ammunition so he can go to the range and use his beloved guns. However, buying ammo becomes an issue in many states where purchasing ammo is difficult or regulated. Also, if you are not familiar with Dad’s guns, you will not know what type of ammo to buy for him.

Gun Gifts Anyone Can Buy

This is why I have come up with some excellent gift ideas for gun lovers that do not require any special permission from our wonderful government. I tried to focus on gun stuff that most Fathers will not already have, or if they do have one already, they could always use another!

I have also tried to provide gifts in many price ranges so that you can find the perfect present for your husband, father, brother, son, or friend.

All of these items are high quality, not cheap stuff that makes terrible gifts. If you have questions, please leave a comment below, and I will usually answer them within 24 hours.

Useful Gun Gifts for Dad

Gun Oil

First on the list is one of the best gun cleaning oils I have ever encountered. Since every Dad who owns a gun will need to clean it sooner or later, this is a perfect gift. This Gun Oil is safe to use on ALL guns, even polymer “plastic” guns or rifles with expensive wood stocks.

If you fear that Dad has gun oil already, this is much better than what he has. It is non-toxic, non-scented, and non-staining, and every purchase supports Veterans!

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First Aid Trauma Kit

One very important item that a lot of Dad shooters and outdoorsmen forget about is a good first aid kit. (FAK) Let’s face it: shooting can be dangerous. A standard First Aid Kit is NOT going to help with a traumatic injury; you may need a tourniquet and other items designed to stop severe bleeding.

Not only is there the risk of a stray bullet, but simply being outdoors doing this kind of activity can easily result in bumps, bruises, and cuts. If your Dad does not have a good first aid kit, now is the time to get him one. These have excellent reviews!

Click Here to See all the First Aid Kits!


Here is a fantastic gift for the gun dad, who is a little nerdy and loves specifications and numbers. How fast are my bullets going? This is especially valuable for someone who loads their own ammunition. They love to know how fast their bullets are going so they can tinker around and try to make them faster. These chronometers will allow them to enjoy their shooting even more!

Click Here to See all the Chronographs!

Splatterburst Targets

Just like ammunition, your Dad can never have too many targets. These are things that he uses each and every time he shoots, so he will be thrilled to have a good supply of high-quality targets. These targets are especially nice because you can see exactly where you hit them, even from a good distance away. Each hole the bullets make is automatically highlighted by a color, which is easy to spot.

This gun gift will keep on giving for many trips to the range!

Click Here to see more Target Selections!

Electronic Hearing Protection

This next item is a fantastic upgrade to your Dad’s old hearing protection. If he uses those little foam inserts that you stick in your ears or those big ugly muffs that cover your ears, this will be a refreshing upgrade. Electronic hearing protection not only protects your ears from loud noises such as gunshots but also allows you to hear very well as they amplify sound from the outside but shut it off instantaneously when a sudden loud noise is heard.

The Howard Leight model is the one I have used for years and have given as gifts myself over the years. It is one of the most popular and has excellent reviews. Here are some to choose from.

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Gun Multi-Tool

When shooting out on the range, it is not uncommon to have to tighten a screw or make an adjustment, and these compact tools are just the thing your shooting Dad should have in his range bag. These are multi-tools that have a lot of the common tool sizes used in most gun applications.

I own one of these and have used it several times while out on the range to tighten the grip panel on my 1911 as well as tighten the screws that hold my scope in place on my rifle.

Click Here to See more Multi-Tools!

Hoppe’s Viper Boresnake

Here is an inexpensive clever device that makes gun cleaning a lot quicker. The boresnake is used to clean the inside of the barrel on any caliber of gun. you can see it used in my article How to clean a Kimber 1911. You will need to know what caliber the gun is that you are buying it for so if you order this one you might want to find out if your gift recipient shoots a .45 or .38 or a 9 mm etc.

Click Here to See All Bore Snakes!

Quick Access Gun Vault

This is an awesome gift for a Dad that owns a gun for home defense, or has small children present in the home. This gun vault will keep the gun secure until you need it.

Access is extremely quick, using a combination of finger presses to open the vault. I own 3 of these, one in my home office and one in each bedroom. For the ultimate in quick access, choose a Biometric gun vault, using just your fingerprint to pop it open!

Click Here to See more Gun Vaults & Safes!

Knife Sharpener

This is a great all-around gift for any Dad who carries a knife and uses it on a regular basis. Nothing is worse than a dull knife and these inexpensive little gifts are great tools to keep that knife nice and sharp.

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A small, powerful pocket flashlight is a great gift for active, busy Dads! How many times will he be dropping off and picking up the kids at night in an unfamiliar location? Having a flashlight handy is priceless to look for dropped items, avoid puddles alert other drivers, etc. I never leave the house without one of my Streamlights!

Click Here for a Huge Tactical Flashlight Selection!

See my review on the Best Tactical Flashlight

Gun belt

Every gun Dad needs a quality gun belt. Most regular belts are not stiff enough to stand up to the weight of a gun and holster.

See Gun Belts of all types Here!

I recently found a simple quality gun belt by Wolf Tactical that is under $25!!

My belt from 5.11 Tactical is not only awesome looking, but strong and designed to carry holsters and other gear for years of daily use.

Still a great gun gift if Dad already has a gun belt, as I personally have about 5 and I use them all from time to time!

Range bag

If your Dad goes to the range to shoot, he needs a durable range bag with lots of pockets for all his gear! These bags from Maxpedition have all the features Dad will need and love! I received the Versipack bag for Christmas 2 years ago and it goes with me to the range all the time!

Click Here for more Range Bag Selections!

Ammo can

Make sure Dad has a secure, dry place to keep his extra ammo! I have 6 of these in my garage, each holding ammo for a different caliber of ammo. They are waterproof and is suitable for ammunition, gear, tools, or even guns.

Click Here for more Ammo Can Selections!

Gun Cleaning Mat

This next gift is a soft bench pad or cleaning mat so your Dad one can clean his valuable guns without scratching the finish.
The Real Avid Mat below is the Cadillac of gun cleaning pads! It has a built in area to store small parts such as screws and is chemical resistant.

Click Here for More Real Avid (high quality) Gun Cleaning Mats!

Fun and Novelty Gun Gifts

Here are some great Gun T-shirts, mugs and other novelties for Dad! I have received some of these as a gift from my wife in the past!

See the Selection of Gun-T-Shirts!

This is one of the most unique shot glasses I have ever seen. Great gag gift for your gun-loving Dad!

Click Here for more Mugs & Glasses!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the various Gun Gifts for Dad! If you have any additional recommended gifts for Fathers Day for the gun lover, please leave them in the comments below!

12 thoughts on “Awesome Gun Gifts for Dad- Gun Lover Gift Ideas”

  1. I’m not a gun enthusiast, but my Dad is. He’s retired Navy and is trained and licensed to carry. These are great gift ideas to give him for Father’s Day!

    I sure hope your kids are paying attention and you receive one of these fantastic finds for Father’s Day.

    • AlohaMelani,

      thanks for reading my Gun gifts for Dad article! I appreciate the comment. These are some nice gifts for Father’s day.


  2. My dad is not a gun enthusiast but I have an Uncle who is a cop. Well I can’t buy him a gun because he won’t want me to be handle it, but From your lists, I can see  the First Aid Kit would e a great  Fathers Day gift. This would be a perfect gift for my Uncle who cares for me  and always play a role of a wonderful father. I love him so much.

    Thanks for this review.

  3. I had no idea of the number of items that a person who loves hunting or shooting needs apart from the gun itself, I mean to begin with gun oil,a first aid kit and a chronograph, a chronograph is a little machine that figures out how fast you are shooting, how many bullets etc, handy for a statistics type of person, of course you will need a target to fire at, having worked in the past with hearing a hearing protector is a must for a gun enthusiast. A boresnake to clean your gun, a must gun vault for home storage, knife sharpener flashlight and gun belt all make sense. followed by a range bag, ammo pad and a range bag. You have covered all the angles, how many hours a week do you go shooting.? 

    • Fintan, thanks for reading my Gun Gifts for Dad article and leaving a comment! These are some great Father’s Day gifts for gun Lovers, and I own most of them so they are personally recommended.

      I do not shoot every week, but am currently taking some buddies with me to Trap Night so we can shoot some shotgun. I also attend a 4-day defensive handgun class each year to keep my skill sharp.


  4. Hi Dave,

    Very detailed article. You really have some very interesting gift ideas. I am a gun owners myself, but the boresnake is unknown to me. Glad to learn about it.

    Your description of each item also make it easy for the person who buys, and not necessarily familiar with guns, easier to make a choice. Very well researched. 

    • Andre, thanks for visiting my webpage on Gun Gifts for Fathers Day! I own most of those items and hope to get more this year!  

  5. Hello Dave, thank you so much for this post I am very happy it came at this time, I have always thought of the battery gift to give to my old soldier dad that is as active as 30 years old man, coming to your site has given me so many options via this Post, I think Gun oil will be just perfect for him as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • Jomata, thank you so much for visiting my site and leaving a comment. I am glad that you found an appropriate gun gift for your dad on my page! Good luck to you.


  6. Hi there, nice article you have there on “great gun gifts for dad and gifts for gun lovers”.

    My father-in-law is a retired soldier, he loves to tell stories of his days in the army! Stories are always interesting and from his stories I can see how he misses the force. I have been thinking of ways to make him have a feel of the force again and then I stumbled on your site! Thanks so much for these list, I know just what to do!

    • Lizzychris, Thank you for reading my article about Father’s Day grant gifts! I hope you have found a good gift for your uncle that he will appreciate!



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