The TSI Model 360 Tripod from Target
Shooting, Inc. of Watertown, South Dakota is a dandy little
shooting rest, and I have been anxiously awaiting its production
for many months now. It was about two years ago that Wally
Brownlee showed me his original prototype for this portable
shooting tripod. After a lot of development and engineering
work, the Model 360 Tripod is now in production.
There are plenty of quick-attach bipods and a
couple of tripods on the market, but nothing that approaches the
quality and stability of this unit. It is obvious that much
thought went into the development of this Model 360 tripod.
Weighing in at eighteen ounces, the 360 is built primarily of
aluminum construction. The feet and the collar are made from
Delrin, to prevent marring of surfaces, and to provide quiet
The TSI 360 will attach to any section of
Picatinny rail, easily and quickly by sliding it on and
tightening the collar. The legs are deployed by a single touch
of the trigger. The tripod can be used with the legs folded, but
for added stability, it is best used with the legs fully
deployed. The height is adjustable from five and one-half to
seven inches, in three positions. The footprint of the three
legs when deployed covers seven and one-quarter inches.
The head of the TSI 360 swivels fifteen
degrees in all directions to allow for uneven surfaces, and the
tension of the swivel head is adjustable for resistance. The
tripod will swivel horizontally 360 degrees, for ease of
swinging the rifle towards the target.
The TSI Model 360 provides a very sturdy
shooting position for use in the field or at a range which has
no machine rests available. Whether mounted on an AR or a more
traditional style rifle, the TSI 360 offers benchrest stability,
in a very portable and compact unit. For the support of the
buttstock, Target Shooting also has a handy little bag that is
very versatile and easy to carry, and its use can best be seen
by watching the video. For rifles which have no Picatinny rail,
TSI sells an adapter which attaches easily to any standard sling
swivel stud, and the rail section has a protective plastic layer
to protect the stock’s finish.
Like all products offered by Target Shooting,
Inc., every minor detail of the TSI Model 360 has been
perfected, and it is made entirely in the USA.
Check out this and other shooting rests and
accessories online at www.targetshooting.com.