Spend more time shooting and less time hauling equipment around. The AR-Rest means freedom from the heavy bench rest or bipod.
The AR-Rest was designed to give you a very portable and lightweight rest for sighting in your rifle. When you are finished shooting, it quickly breaks down to slip in your bag without taking much space. The AR-Rest also keeps the hand grip of your AR-15 or AK-47 approximately 9.5 inches from the top of the bench (or ground) to clear 25-30 round high capacity magazines. The parts are cut from a sheet of aluminum with a water jet to maintain their temper and strength. Then we apply an industrial grade powder coat finish for long life. This is heirloom quality equipment.
The idea for the AR-Rest came from an afternoon when our company president, Montie Roland, was teaching his daughters to shoot. He was carrying his equipment from the car to the firing line and thinking "there has to be a better solution that this 10 lb bench rest". A few weeks later we had the first prototypes for the X-Rest, and then later the AR-Rest.
For more detailed information about the Montie Gear AR-Rest, check out the Description tab below!
- 3/16" water jet aluminum frame
- Non-slip EPDM rubber guards and feet
- Stainless steel quick release pin
- Assembles/collapses in seconds
- Places rifle handgrip approximately 9.5" off the shooting surface
- Rugged powder coat finish
- Made in USA - Heirloom Quality - Troublesome Gap tough
Weight & Dimensions
- 18.5 ounces
- Footprint: 11" x 12"
- 9.5" from top of bench to AR-Rest mounting area
- Packed: 15" x 2.5" x 2.5" (L x W x D)
The AR-Rest is a lightweight and portable shooting rest, placing the rifle stock approximately 9.5 inches from the top of the bench. This allows the AR-Rest to be a superb bench rest for use with a variety of firearms from hunting rifles to shotguns to pistols. Three points of contact keeps the rest securely on the bench. Three EDPM rubber feet are included if extra grip and stability are required for the mounting surface.
The AR-Rest also works great with the telephoto lens on your camera, or any other scenario where a secure, quick and easy resting location is needed!
- Easily assembles or collapses in seconds thanks to the simple design and use of a quick-release pin
- Lightweight materials keep the AR-Rest at just over 18 ounces in weight
- Can be stored almost anywhere thanks to the small form factor when collapsed
- EDPM rubber pads are weather-proof and supply a non-slip mounting surface
- Product is locally made in North Carolina from North Carolina and US made components
An AR-Rest is Born
The journey to make the AR-Rest starts off at a place called ADR Hydrocut in Morrisville, NC. They cut out the frame from 3/16" thick aluminum using a water jet. A water jet uses a 50,000 psi stream of water and abrasive to cut the frame of the AR-Rest from the 3/16" thick 6061 aluminum. The water jet is a process that doesn't generate heat so the properties of the billet aluminum are maintained.
We then take the parts and bring them back to our shop where they are tumbled to remove any burrs. We then take the batch of AR-Rests to Triangle Coatings in Raleigh, NC for powder coat. Powder coating is a process where the parts are given an electrical charge then sprayed with a dry powder that has the opposite charge. The difference in electrical charges makes the powder stick to the metal. The parts go in an oven that melts the powder, resulting in a very robust and consistent finish. This means your Montie Gear AR-Rest is ready for a lifetime of use.
After the powder coating process, the stainless steel quick-release pin and it's nylon coated stainless steel lanyard are installed using a high strength Loctite to ensure the threading is secure. A high strength instant adhesive is then used to secure the EDPM rubber pads to the resting area of the AR-Rest.
Once all those steps are complete, your Montie Gear AR-Rest is ready for decades of use. We really mean it when we designed this product for you to pass along to your grand children.
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Meet the Staff
The Montie Gear staff works hard to provide you with a truly heirloom quality and high performance. Montie Gear is made locally so, if you wanted to meet everyone that worked hard to make your slingshot and see all the processes that went into the product, then we can arrange that! This is a benefit that few companies can offer. Contact us to set up a tour.
Jeff DonahueMar 23, 2015, 08:00Excellent product that makes it much easier to shoot any type of rifle from.
Terry CostakisDec 4, 2014, 16:14Excellent simple concept instead of carrying around a heavy stuffed bag. I like the small contact area which allows it to be positioned anywhere along the foregrip for max stability.
scottSep 16, 2013, 08:00Bought one after using one at local range , compact, sturdy and great for scoping in my AR...wish I bought the smaller version, smaller version best for bench rest sitting but still bought 1 for a friend...will problably by the smaller version for bench shooting...rubber feet kept it from a five