Question of the Day: What Will You Be Shooting on Father’s Day?


Maybe you’ll be lounging by the pool today, cold frosty one in hand. Or maybe your idea of a perfect Father’s Day is hunkering down in front of the tube to watch the final round of the US Open from behind your eyelids. But if you’re like most gun guys – and the range isn’t too crowded – you’ll be launching some lead today with your progeny. If that’s you, what guns will you be shooting?


  1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    A screw gun and a nail gun. Going to fix the fence over at dads house…

  2. avatar Henry Bowman says:

    The man who is trying to blow my little girl…Every dad in America.

  3. avatar TommyG says:

    New load I cooked up for my 1911. A little fast tap with my 380 too.

  4. avatar Coach says:

    I went to the range yesterday. Shot my Bushmaster and PPQ. Good stuff…

  5. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Went fishing today, didn’t catch any. Took the little one out and she shot her 300 blackout and her pink cricket yesterday. Might go put some 9mm and .44 mag downrange later.

  6. avatar Kris says:

    Blanks, I hope. Have all the fatherhood I can handle.

    1. avatar Colt Magnum says:

      Ah, yes. Another member of the Notched Crotch Club.

    2. avatar Richard in WA says:


  7. avatar OCD says:

    Won’t be shooting today, but I will tomorrow. Hopefully before it gets to 95 degrees with 60% humidity. I have some .223 and .308 loads I need to try out. I’m really liking TAC for 223 and H4895 for 308. My son will be taking his favorite rifle the SKS.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    What Will You Be Shooting on Father’s Day?

    I read the headline too fast and thought it said “Who Will You Be Shooting on Father’s Day?”

    Man is my face red.

  9. avatar David B says:

    Umarex Colt SAA 4.5mm BB gun.

  10. avatar Phil LA says:

    Water hose. I can nail these kids at 10 yards. Might even get the sprinkler goin “full-auto.”

    1. avatar Paul53 says:


  11. avatar Ing says:

    Nothing. I’m in Mormon country, where all my relatives believe the Sabbath is a holy day that shalt not be disturbed by gunfire.

    But last night I went out with my kids, my brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews, and we shot rocks off a cliff face (don’t worry, 500 yds away) with my nephew’s Mosin Nagant and my .30-30. It got dark before we finished — the Mosin’s muzzle flash was dwarfed by the epic fireball that the Marlin .30-30 blasted out.

    Tomorrow I’m going to take my kids out to the same spot. We’ll do some more shooting and clean up the brass we left behind yesterday.

    Good times.

    1. avatar Phil LA says:

      Sounds awesome!

  12. avatar Cool says:

    Nothing, I’m in Germany.

  13. avatar Mk10108 says:

    Living for the day when our twins memorize the Second Admendment and then recite four rules from memory. Dry drill handling my arms, and only when they’ve done it correctly a hundred times, AND drill responsibility into the very core of their brain, will I take them to the range. Afterwards I will teach them to safely clean and then carry them to the safe and have them close the door and spin the lock.

    Then I will tell them what they’ve accomplished this day is what the vast majority of law abiding citizen of the world cannot do, and then circle back to the Second Admendment and honor all who fought to gain their freedoms but those who over the years have maintained it.

  14. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    I hope to be “shooting” into my pretty wife. And thank God no more kids will result…ah one of the few good things about old age…

    1. avatar Phil LA says:


      1. avatar WRH says:

        What’s gross about geriatric sex? Wait, I think I answered my own question…

  15. avatar Accur81 says:

    Not sure if I’ll get a chance to shoot today, but tomorrow will be a little 3-gun move and shoot with a Smith 4006 TSW, Rem 870, and Sig M400. To that I may add a Sig 226 Tac Ops, 300 BLK AR, Mossy 930 SPX, modded Glock 9mm / .40 or a Savage 110 .338 Lapua.

  16. avatar LongBeach says:

    Gonna go zero the newly-perfected AR and maintain some semblance of proficiency with the 1911!

  17. avatar Travis says:

    My custom built Stiller TAC-30 in 6.5 x 47 Lapua. Only out to 200, competing against my dad’s benchrest gun in 6PPC.

  18. avatar Dustin says:

    My ex-wife… Er, uh, I mean, not that at all, uh, cans with my 1911….

  19. avatar Cloud says:

    It was going to be an 870 tactical I picked up pretty cheap used but it was having ejection problems so it’s at the smith. :/

  20. avatar Paul53 says:

    Got several 25 round clips for me Ruger 10/22 rifle. (9 cents a round, money’s tight) and going into the desert to go “full trunk monkey” on the first cactus that looks isis prone!

    1. avatar Z says:

      Please don’t shoot cacti, many of them are very slow growing. Plus shooting shook-up soda cans is more fun.

  21. avatar Denny says:

    Just got home from the range with my wife. Daughter called while we were shooting to wish me a happy Father’s Day. We shot- 45acp Colt Gold Cup, Springfield XD Mod2 45acp and the wife’s Springfield XDS 45acp. Took the Desert Eagle .50 and forgot to take a magazine for it. Other than that it was a perfect day.
    Oh yeah, went to Jack In The Box 50 miles away for Tacos… like I said, a perfect day. 🙂

  22. avatar Ben says:

    My father passed away in november, so today i’m taking his S&W model 686 that he carried as a county deputy to the range.

  23. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Working retail takes its toll on fun time events. Not being a father myself, called my old man to wish him the day, and told my friends that were as well. Currently into a build, so no money for ammo wasting…yet

  24. avatar Mark N. says:

    Nothing. I don’t recognize Hallmark holidays,and unfortunately, I have too many chores to do.

  25. avatar Buck says:

    Yesterday my daughter, her husband and I went to the range. We shot a Glock 20 and M&P 9.

  26. avatar Sean says:

    Was supposed to go shoot sporting clays with my father, step father,step brother, my brother and his son. But I threw my back out doing yard work at my mothers house. So we will try again next Sunday.

  27. avatar Anonymous says:

    I’ll be shooting mustard from a mustard bottle.

  28. avatar Ted says:

    Cricket .22 rifles with my young kids. Went to father in law’s range – a good time was had by all.

    It was particularly special in that this was the first time my kids have shot anything.

  29. avatar Greg says:

    I spent part of the day at the hospital with my ailing father a WWII/Korean War veteran who is on his way out.
    He may not remember any of us more often then not these days but he seemed happy today even if he
    could not recall it being “Fathers Day.”

    1. avatar Denny says:

      Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  30. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Shoot the bull.

  31. avatar gp says:

    Winchester 52B off the bench, and Ruger 77/22 offhand.

  32. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    My dad is clear across the country, but I did go to the range today as it it something my dad and I do with my cousin when I am able to visit.

  33. I shoot in my back yard right here in the neighborhood, but being Sunday morning, I respectfully keep the peace. My older son did ask to go out and shoot with me, which was a nice thing, but when I explained my stance on Sunday morning shock waves, he showed me why he was so enthused to shoot. His GLOCK 22, that’s the full size .40cal, that he had on layaway, was paid off. His best friend works at Gander Mountain and gave him a discount. I guess he was more excited to shoot it than to shoot with me but hey, I’ll take it.

  34. avatar Rokurota says:

    Kids decided Father’s Day should be held at the range. So I decided instead of “dad’s guns,” we would shoot the Witness .22 target pistol and the Heritage SAA clone, and also the Glock 19 since the missus hadn’t practiced on her gun for a while.

    1. avatar David B says:

      I have gone back and forth a thousand times on the Heritage. One part of me wants to hate the pot metal plinker, but the other side says “buy it” and forget saving for a Ruger. I have seen them in the store with their timing off so hate to waste $200. What’s your experience with them???

      1. avatar Rokurota says:

        It’s my kids’ favorite handgun. They love the slow loading and unloading process. It seems solidly built, and the trigger is decent. The gutter sights are nothing to get excited about, but I have had no timing issues at all.

        If you’re just plinking, you can’t go wrong — for less than half the price of a Single Ten, it’s a real deal. A target pistol it’s not, but for me, it’s great because my kids love it.

  35. avatar Some Dude says:

    A custom 6.5mm BR rifle at steel chickens, pigs turkeys and rams. I took third in my class in a crowded field.

  36. avatar Tim says:

    Yep, daughter was down from LA and son from Ventura, CA. After brunch as Casa Machado we went to American Shooting Range and shot my dad’s Marlin 30-30 (papa passed a couple of years ago) along with 22lr, 357 and 44 mag. Got my daughter to shoot both the Marlin and 44 mag which I now load using IMR 4227 which reduced the velocity and recoil. The 357 is her favorite.

    After the took off to go back north, I sat in the pool with a frosty one!

  37. avatar Jeff in Yellow City Texas says:

    I was shooting at my toilet from bad case of food poisoning! Happy Fathers day to me. My wife and daughter brought me my card and present between sessions.

  38. avatar BobS says:

    Ruger 10/22 at a one-day Appleseed.

    Both my sons are IITs and I’m still struggling with bad habits. But what I lack in talent, I overcompensate with irrational stubbornness.

  39. Just my self on Sunday but the Super Redhawk in 454 Casull, Springfield XD45 and XD9, Savage E110 .06 and the 1933 Model 94 in 30-30. Good times!

  40. avatar mark s. says:

    After shootin the crap on this web sight awhile , I think I’ll step out back and do some long range with my Noreen BN 36 at about 250 yards and then loosen up a bit with my PMR 30 and big brother CMR 30 at about 30 yards and finish off my session with my RWS .25 air gun . I like diversity . If my wife joins me I may pop a few caps on her Ruger 9mm compact with the 17 round mag , that’s a fun shooter . Happy fathers day .

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