Kent Roberts, owner of Sharp Shooter HQ, poses beside the company’s most popular shooting bench at the 2018 Great American Outdoor Show. (Photo: Christen Smith/Guns.com)
Utah-based Sharp Shooter HQ brought their popular rifle stands and shooting benches to the 2018 American Outdoor Show last week in central Pennsylvania.
Owner Kent Roberts told Guns.com Sunday he made the 2,000-mile trip in hopes of stoking interest in his shooting and archery accessories, targeted toward hunting enthusiasts.
“Our benches are very, very stable and very good for long range shooting,” he said. “Probably the sturdiest gun rest there is on the market.”
Roberts and his late brother Brent began manufacturing rifle rests 37 years ago near Utah’s Mt. Timpanogas. Their company, Inventive Technology, flourished until Brent Robert’s death in 2011.
Kent Roberts and his son Brad carried on Inventive Technology’s mission, establishing Sharp Shooter HQ in American Fork, Utah.
Roberts said Sharp Shooter HQ’s bench designs encompass convenience and flexibility, offering adjustable seats suitable for children and modifications to suit both left-handed and right-handed shooters. His most popular benches fold up for easy for traveling and weigh about 27 pounds.
“Because of the way it’s made, you sit on it and then you have the weight of the gun rest … because of the weight that’s on the rest, the gun absorbs all that weight before it hits you in the shoulder, so it reduces a lot of the recoil,” he said.
Sharp Shooter HQ’s rifle rests cost $74.95 and shooting benches start at $179.95.