I won't say that I'm forgetful but I have occasionally found myself at the range without a shooting rest. That leaves me with a few alternatives. I can head back home to pick one up, improvise by using whatever I can find there or in my vehicle or I can just pack up and try another day.
The folks at MTM must have been thinking about me when they came up with the new “Quick Rest”. This is one small rest that I can toss in my vehicle and leave it there. It takes up very little space and is very light. I also like the fact that it's red. It makes it very easy to find in and among all the other gear that seems to find a home in the back seat of my truck.
Here's what MTM has to say about the “Quick Rest”.
“New to the trusted line-up, MTM introduces a KISS design (Keep It Simple…) in a shooting rest. The Quick Rest is a sturdy, one-piece construction that is lightweight and inexpensive. The Quick Rest is when a simple rest is needed for a quick stop at the range or sighting in at hunting camp. Just toss the Quick Rest in the back of the truck and go.
The Quick Rest is designed to be stackable for compact home storage. This solid rest was created with a rubber shooting pad to properly grip the gun and provide stability for the shooter. The built-in handle was added for easy carrying in the field or on the range. The Quick Rest cuts set up time dramatically and still produces a stable shooting platform with the triangular shaped base and gripped rubber feet that will not move from position.”
Quick Rest Features:
Quick, no-fuss design
Non-marring, rubber shooting pad
Solid one-piece design with built in handle
Wide, wobble-free stance with gripping rubber feet
I recently had a number of guns to sight-in and some shotguns to pattern, so I took the Quick Rest to the range to see just how well it actually worked. I knew I liked the size and convenience of it, I even liked the color but when it comes right down to it, all that really matters is performance.
Frankly, I was a little concerned. One of the features that makes it handy could also work against it when actually used. It's very light!
The first shotgun that I needed to pattern was a Benelli SBEII with a 26” barrel. I would be shooting 3” Hevi-Shot Magnum Blend shells with 2 oz of shot. This is a pretty light gun and a pretty heavy load and I was a bit concerned about stability. I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the Quick Rest seemed to grip the bench and the rubber shooting pad did its job as well.
With my confidence much higher, I went on to pattern several other shotguns and sight-in a few more. The Quick Rest did not disappoint me and proved to be a solid rest for all of my guns.
As I was getting ready to leave, I had a laugh when I noticed the Bobcat on the front of the rest with his claws showing. He did a good job of “digging in” on my bench and keeping everything stable.
If you're looking for a very simple, stable and inexpensive shooting rest that you can leave in your truck or your trunk, I'd recommend that you take a look at the Quick Rest from MTM. To learn more about it and other MTM products, please visit http://mtmcase-gard.com/