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Kopfjäger products enable safe, productive firearms practices
Shooting firearms is not for the faint of heart. Firearms are heavy,
loud and potentially very dangerous – and thus, physically strong people
traditionally use them. There is nothing inherently wrong with this
tradition, because we are each imbued with specific strengths and
weaknesses: Fast people run races, funny people tell jokes, smart people
calculate the mass of theoretical elements, and strong people handle
firearms. However, the Second Amendment of the United States
Constitution decrees all citizens have the inalienable right to
use firearms – whether they are male or female, old or young, weak or
strong. With this sacred right in mind, Kopfjäger has worked to develop
products that enable all people, regardless of strength or experience,
to use firearms in a safe, controlled way.
Shooting a firearm, especially for beginners, is a physical
experience. Heart rate and blood pressure increase, the palms sweat,
pupils dilate, nausea and even lightheadedness can occur. The actual
shot might include a bright muzzle flash, a deafening bang and
the acrid smell of burnt gunpowder. This experience is akin to trauma,
and the simple act of discharging a firearm could deter an excited
novice from ever shooting again. In order to minimize this trauma and
encourage more firearms users to exercise their rights, Kopfjäger has
developed a few products to ease the experience.
Kopfjäger is known for its
rock-solid tripods. The K700 is an aluminum tripod which costs a mere $399.
This product is the epitome of safe, user-friendly firearms assistive products.
Weighing 5.5lbs and capable of supporting a 25lb firearm, the K700 will take
the weight off your arms and shoulders, ensuring when it’s time to fire, you
have the strength and energy to take a responsible, precision shot. The K700
adjusts from 10.75’’ to 72’’ – for users of any height or awkward physical
positioning. Finally, the K700 has rubber, slip-resistant feet, flip locks and
comes with a durable carrying case. These features enable users from all walks
of life to stabilize their firearm, take an ethical shot, and enhance their
also recognizes certain people will spend more money for a lighter tripod
option. This may be because they embark on long hunts in the wilderness, where
reducing carrying weight is essential, or simply because the K700 is too heavy
for their frame. With these shooters in mind, the K800 was developed. This
tripod carries an MSRP of $599, due to its durable, carbon fiber material. Weighing
a mere 3.85lbs, the K800 can bear 20lbs and be adjusted from 7.5’’ in height to
64’’. Like its counterpart, this tripod has rubber, slip-resistant feet, flip
locks and a carrying case.
But how do tripods enable
beginners, physically frail or otherwise handicapped people to use firearms?
The answer is surprisingly simple – positioning. There are three common shooter
positions when using tripods: standing, kneeling and sitting. Based on your
specific capabilities and preferences, either of Kopfjäger’s tripods
accommodate skeletal support and muscle relaxation, all while enabling
Standing is the most physically
demanding position. Most people do not enjoy standing for untold minutes and
hours until it’s time to discharge their firearm. They may experience back
pain, sciatica or exhaustion. Their firearm’s recoil may feel more pronounced,
and most likely, their precision will be negatively impacted. However, many
shooters work regular, 9-5 desk jobs, and so when it’s time to shoot, they
don’t want to be sitting. They want to stand. Also, some shooters are too short
to sit or kneel while they shoot, so they must stand. Fortunately, the
demands of prolonged standing can be mitigated by a tripod supporting your
firearm, and in that arena, the K700 or K800 are ideal.
Kneeling is an interesting shooting
position. It’s an easy position to assume and offers greater stability than
standing. However, kneeling can quickly become uncomfortable. Joints pop,
muscle aches flare and naturally settling on an aim-point can become quite
difficult. But young shooters may prefer kneeling if they are crouching in
brush or behind a rock, or if they merely want to expand their skillset. To
offset the challenges of kneeling while shooting, Kopfjäger K700 and K800
tripods are height-adjustable, rock-solid and permit a 360-degree pan, or field
of view, so even if you’re kneeling, your strength and skill will be fully
Sitting is the most common position
shooters utilize in conjunction with a tripod, and for wheelchair-bound
shooters, it is the only choice. For sitting, the tripods of Kopfjäger are the
gold standard. As mentioned, they are height-adjustable; whether you are 7-feet
tall or 4-feet tall, sitting on the ground, in a chair or in a tree stand, the
tripods of Kopfjäger can help. The numerous features of the K700 and K800 are
designed with your safety in mind, whatever your skill level, and
wherever you’re shooting from.
Kopfjäger’s commitment to safety and
inclusive shooting does not stop at its cutting-edge tripods. The Reaper Grip,
Reaper Rail System and Direct Mount can be purchased with either tripod and are
designed for safety above all else.
protective padding and adjustable grip can tighten onto any stock or chassis
without damaging the firearm. The upwards-curved ‘claws’ of the Reaper Grip
ensure your firearm won’t dislodge from the tripod – setting a nervous user’s
mind at ease when they are taking those first few shots.
Pictured above, the
Reaper Rail Picatinny and Arca Swiss possess many of the same envious features
as the Reaper Grip: Rock-solid stability, 360-degree panning and the ability to
lock onto the stock or chassis of most rifles (consult your local firearms
dealer or an expert if you’re not sure whether your purchase is compatible with
your firearm). Another important feature of Kopfjäger tripods is their
capability to mount a camera. Again, after confirming your camera has the
proper threading for a Kopfjäger Plate (most cameras are compatible), you can
record your shooting excursions. This allows you to show the video and show it
to an expert later, and to receive feedback on technique and safety – all to
enhance your experience.
Firearms should not be about stress,
pain or violence. They are tools for hunting, self-defense, law enforcement and
competition. They are to keep families safe, to protect borders and deter crime.
Responsible firearm owners know safety is paramount, and they know simply being
a novice, elderly or handicapped should not exclude anyone from using firearms.
Successful, ethical shooting is possible for people from all walks of life –
and Kopfjäger is here to help.