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TruGlo Hip Shot Adaptive Shooting Rest Review

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By Nancy Jo Adams

Stalk-hunting game on any terrain can be challenging when the shot presents itself. Often the opportunity can present itself quickly, whereas other times a shooter may have to wait an extended time for the perfect presentation, a firearm at the ready. Then there are situations where a hunter may have just scaled a very intense hill or mountainside, winded and fatigued, when everything comes together quickly, and a solid rest is critical to making an ethical shot. Shooting rests are essential in many hunting scenarios.


Adaptive to Various Shooting Styles

There are numerous styles and brands of shooting rests available: monopods, bipods, tripods, some full-size, others telescoping. Then there is the TruGlo Hip Shot Adaptive Shooting Rest. The Hip Shot is versatile monopod-style rest for use when stalking, hunting from a ground blind, hunting from a tree stand, shooting from a table or bench, or any situation where stability and accuracy are needed. Adaptable to standing, sitting, kneeling, or prone positions, the Hip Shot’s unique three-point, monopod-style can be used with rifles, muzzleloaders, and shotguns.


Convenient features

The lightweight TruGlo Hip Shot telescopes easily from a folded compact size. The adjustable wrist sling has a quick release snap for attachment to a backpack or belt for quick access. The rest also stores easily in the back pouch of a turkey vest or backpack. The telescoping design is customizable to any sized shooter. The rubber ball on the end of the rest comfortable sits on the hip or solidly on the ground or stand platform. The telescoping arm has up to nine inches in adjustments that are clearly marked. Just grip the ball end, turn the arm until it starts to telescope, adjust to the increment desired, then turn the ball to tighten the arm solidly in place. The vertical grip is padded and allows for the exact angle of adjustment of the forearm when the ball-end is braced against the hip or on the ground, allowing for solid three-point support when standing, sitting, kneeling, or prone.


The lightweight aluminum TruGlo Hip Shot weighs 12.8 ounces and is concealable with a flat dark earth finish. When the hand grip is folded for mobility, the rest has an overall measurement of 15.5 inches and telescopes from 20 to 29 inches. The universal thread mount allows you to use a camera or various optics when extra support is needed. A freestanding base converts the Hip Shot for use on a table or shooting bench. With minimal adjustments, the rest can be adjusted quickly for customized accuracy.

Perfect Solution for Tree Stands

For out of state DIY hunts, I have several simple tree stands I use when traveling that pack down easily and do not take up much space; however, these stands do not have a front rail. I find myself needing a stable shooting rest the most in these type tree stands. Many shooting rests do not conform readily to this situation; they don’t adjust quickly, and often have limitations. The TruGlo Hip Shot not only allows for quick, stable hip adjustment but also offers a reliable, sturdy rest from a seated position in a tree stand to give the shooter a more extensive unobstructed shot range without readjusting the rest.


TruGlo offers the Hip Shot Adaptive Shooting Rest for rifles, muzzleloaders and shotguns. There is also a Hip Shot version for Crossbows, which accommodates the crossbow’s wider stock and safely keeps the hand away from the crossbow’s rail.

The packable, lightweight, adjustable rest offers a wide range of movement making it one of the most versatile and convenient rests available. Adding a TruGlo Hip Shot Adaptive Shooting Rest to your hunting gear is a guarantee that you will have the solid reliable support you need on your next hunting excursion.


Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed or mentioned within this writing is an endorsement and the writer may or may not have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product. Logos and photos are the sole property of the rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer or in efforts of product exposure for the manufacturers.

Nancy Adams

Nancy Jo Adams is an avid accomplished huntress, freelance and staff writer for several media sources. Nancy Jo enjoys being active in social media and penning her blog, Shenanigans From the Field at her website Life in Camo Media. Among various skills, she is known in the industry for product exposure through field testing products and promoting the product through published reviews and on social media. As co-owner of Life in Camo Media with her husband, Richard Holt, they enjoy hunting the nation and working together in photography/videography capturing product usage in the field. Having the opportunity to hunt multiple states annually for various game animals, there are ample opportunities to field test products. Nancy Jo is an active member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA), Georgia Outdoor Writer’s Association (GOWA), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Quality Deer Managment Association (QDMA), and Safari Club International-Alabama Chapter (SCI-AL).

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