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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

There’s still time to get that something special for Dad, but there are also a couple sweepstakes going on that just might make his day a little merrier, and an ultimate gift that trumps all others.

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The winner of the Brownells Father’s Day Sweepstakes will take home $1,200 worth of shooting and survival gear. The package includes a Brownells range bag, pistol case, eyewear, hearing protection, first-aid kit, Echo-Sigma Trauma kit, Otis Cleaning Kit, Brownells Versatile Flashlight, Brownells 75th Anniversary Swag and even free shipping for a year. There is no cost to enter and you don’t even need a stamp because you can sign up right here.

CAA USA is looking for the dad most in need of new firearm accessories, and is holding a photo contest to determine the shooter who will take home a $500 gift certificate. The contest ends June 19. Here’s complete information (PDF) and rules for the contest.

Neither one cost a dime, but if you’re like me and rarely win a thing, you’d better hedge your bet by doing some shopping. 5.11 tactical has a couple winners guaranteed to be pressed into service, including its COVRT Boxpack. Yes, it’s the company’s first roll-top backpack, but its main compartment is designed to allow fast access to a primary or backup handgun. If Dad’s constantly fumbling with a flashlight or headlamp to illuminate his gun’s nooks and crannies, the company’s Flexio Penlight is the solution. It runs on a pair of AAA batteries, produces 90 lumens for up to 4 hours and that bendable neck allows him to direct light where needed—leaving both his hands free to fumble yet another disassembly.

If he’s constantly on the road, where an increasing number of digital pickpockets are stealing RFID information from credit cards and passports, look no further than BlackHawk’s Under the Radar line. Whether he needs to protect his cell phone, laptop or tablet, there’s a model for that application.

Regardless of your financial situation or luck, I hope you can give him the best gift of all—spend time with him and savor every fleeting moment. Someday you won’t be able to. I spent a lot of wonderful Father’s Days with my dad, but, as is always the case, they were too few, too short and ended too soon.

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