[SHOT 2016] Steadify

    This year (as I mentioned in another article), I had been pre-contacted for an interview for a company that had a couple of products of interest to me, International Supplies. Also, after publishing a press release for a company selling shooting sticks (earlier this year), my interest was piqued regarding the use of a portable stabilizer.

    International Supplies has such a product, but in an interesting configuration—the stabilizer is attached to your body. Steadify is basically a single point collapsible stick with a quick locking system that attaches to a small platform that attaches to your body via belt.  It hangs down collapsed and out of the way when not deployed.. The end of the Steadify has a “Y” fork on which you rest your rifle. You can spin the “Y” around to provide a more flat platform for use with binoculars (or whatever).

    Operation is pretty fast a fluid and you can pretty easily bring the Steadify up to a ready position in a single smooth motion, locking it in place with a short twist.

    Side view of it deployed.

    Side view of it deployed.

    Attachment point to your body

    Attachment point to your body

    "Y" Fork to rest your weapon on.  Can be swiveled to provide for a flat shelf.

    “Y” Fork to rest your weapon on. Can be swiveled to provide for a flat shelf.

    Personally I’d like to see this offered with a way to attach to my own belt system, but the product definitely has some interest for me. I will likely be doing a review on it later this year so keep your eyes open if this is a concept that interests you.

    You can find more information about the Steadify at: http://www.internationalsupplies.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=102

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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