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What Do You Use for a Handgun Rest?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Ops Officer, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. Ops Officer

    Ops Officer Member

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    I am seriously considering purchasing a quality handgun rest to sight in my pistols and revolvers. What do you recommend and where would I find it? Thanks.
     
  2. rantingredneck

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    I bought a set of Caldwell Deadshot front and rear sandbags for rifles a few weeks ago. I've found the front bag works great for a pistol rest too. I think I paid 30 bucks or so at Gander Mtn.
     
  3. Deanimator

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    I've got an Outers Pistol Perch I've had for years.
     
  4. LHB1

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    I didn't like any of the commercial pistol rests and made my own. It works great. Have used it at distances up to 100 yds with my S&W M629's. Works with both revolvers and semi-automatics.

    - Cut a 1"x6" board 10-12" long for base.
    - Cut a 2"x6" board about 8" long for upright.
    - Cut a deep wide V notch in the 2x6.
    - Fold a strong cloth and nail it to top of V notch so that it hangs down into the notch. It MUST NOT TOUCH the bottom of notch. I use folded section of shot bag from reloading shotgun shells.
    - Affix 2x6 as upright at one end of 1x6 using angle bracket or folding hinge. I use folding hinge for convenience and sliding bolt to keep it upright. Test and shorten the upright at bottom as needed to fit your guns/style.
    - Place small sandbag on top of 1x6 at base of 2x6 on which to rest your hand or butt of pistol.
    - Place barrel of pistol into hanging folded cloth. It will provide great stability without bouncing as when fired while resting on hard surface. Adjust elevation by squeezing or flattening the thickness of sandbag. Also can add a small folded cloth on top of bag for extra thickness.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  5. Quoheleth

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    REALLY cheap

    Take an old pair of blue jeans and cut off about 8 - 10 inches of the legs (make cut-offs out of the jeans). Hem or hot glue one end of the closed; hem the other 2/3 closed. Use a funnel, and fill the bags with sand (preferably dry). Either hem the remaining 1/3 closed, or hot glue it shut.

    Bingo. In <60 minutes, you'll have a nice set of sandbags suitable for the gunrange. If they get wet or get messed up, you have very little invested - just make another pair!

    Mine worked great until mice ate a hole into one...all my sand leaked out. Bummer.

    Q
     
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