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Outdoorsmans Pistol Grip Head

Original price $ 241.99
Current price $ 217.79

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This is the only pistol grip tripod head available that was designed by hunters for hunters. With a quick squeeze of the handle, you can quickly change your field of view with no levers to loosen or tighten.

The quick-release Outdoorsmans adapter plates allow you to switch from your binoculars to a spotting scope, a rifle rest, or your camera in seconds. The head has a machined groove, so when it is horizontal, it can be used as a rifle rest.

Type Ball Head
Weight 9.8 oz
Height 5.25 in
Material Billet Aluminum
Load Capacity Less Than 3 lbs
Plate Type Outdoorsmans 1/4-20
Base Mount Male 3/8

  

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The lightest, fastest glassing rig you’ve ever seen.

The Pistol Grip is the perfect head for running and gunning while keeping things lightweight and streamlined. It combines the ease and flexibility of one-handed operation with a simple, more convenient mechanism than most ball-style tripod heads.

Believe it or not, the pistol grip was created with the idea of mimicking the motion of the control stick on an ultralight aircraft. Floyd Green, a pilot of both helicopters and small, personal craft, realized that the intuitive motion of the squeeze-to-operate function would translate well to a tripod head. The design holds up nearly 20 years later with some slight improvements and add-ons that enhance its capabilities for hunting.

Build Quality That Speaks For Itself

Like all Outdoorsmans Tripod Heads, the Pistol Grip is manufactured by Rim Country Manufacturing in Payson, Arizona. This partnership continues to provide hunters with the most dependable, serviceable glassing equipment in the world.

We could use this space to wax about the durability of this head, but we’d rather give you the proof of it.

Over nearly two decades, thousands of examples of this tripod head have been dropped, bashed, beaten, and run over countless times. This plucky little piece keeps on taking it. When we receive a Pistol Grip in the shop for service, it is often 10-15 years old. A quick cleaning and tune-up can get even the most weathered examples back in the field in a matter of days.

Use Cases

The Pistol Grip Tripod Head is typically favored by those who tend to glass for movement. In medium-high density areas, this allows a glasser to save time and take inventory of a hillside when there is less need for ultra-fine examination. However, the Pistol Grip has its advantages when it comes to locating hard-to-spot game as well

Combined with the Panner attachment, the Pistol Grip becomes a whole different animal. The separate panning mechanism allows this head to pan without keeping tension on the handle. It’s easily installed, and we highly recommend the combination of the two. With the Panner or Quick-Release Panner, glassing in a “grid” pattern becomes much smoother. The smoother that panning action, the more detail the eye can pick up on.

The Outdoorsmans Pistol Grip can trace its roots to the inception of western glassing techniques, and it’s been a staple for Outdoorsmans customers for over two decades for a reason. It’s simple and effective, but it also has some “sleeper features” such as the rifle rest groove in the body that allows for quick shots when the head is oriented horizontally. For binocular-exclusive glassing, the Pistol Grip is truly one-of-a-kind.

“Fast, change from small spotting scope to bino to shooting V. I absolutely love this light weight fast attachment. Wished I had bought one years ago.”

- John CO, Verified Buyer

Customer Reviews

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Thomas Kirl
Pistol Grip Head

It’s extremely nice

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Aaron Arthur
Excellent

My cousins have used these for years; I finally joined the club. Excellent quality and performance. A general comment: Outdoorsmans could provide a little technical details in their website descriptions of their products. However, their customer service more than compensates for this . . . top notch. Keep up the good work.

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Tony H
New to the Pistol Grip Head

I bought this to add to my tripod and glassing gear. I have paired it with the panner adapter, and a Slik CF-635 to glass from a seated position. I have had it out a few times and it's taken some time to get used to. I have been glassing off the Pan Head for a couple of years and love it. I have enjoyed this, and I think I'll love it shortly after getting more used to it. Very nicely made, and light weight.

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Ryan Roemmich
Outdoorsman Tripod

One of the best tripods on the market. Would be the optimal weight at 1/2-3/4 pound lighter.

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Anonymous
Pistol Grip Head

Pending hunt for full review but fit and finish are great.

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    • 10.5 oz
    • 3.75 in
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    • Ball Head
    • 9.8 oz
    • 5.25 in
    • Billet Aluminum
    • Less Than 3 lbs
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    • Male 3/8
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    • Fluid Head
    • 1lb 4oz
    • 3.25 in
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    • X
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