STRATUS SUPPORT SYSTEMS has solved the age old problem of a sling’d rifle or shotgun weighing a hunter down in the field creating fatigue from the neck, shoulders and back down. STRATUS SUPPORT SYSTEMS, simple & effective US patent pending product, transfers an adjustable amount of weight off your shoulders & back & delivers it straight to your hips, where it can be more effectively and more safely carried.
Growing up in East Texas, hunting the piney woods & Trinity River bottoms, I was never one to wait in a blind for a feeder to go off. I wanted to be more involved in the hunt. I wanted to read sign, scout & find game and this means walking, a lot of walking. Like most hunters I found myself picking up the butt of the gun to ease some of the weight off the strap & my shoulders. I recognized this must be a universal problem for all hunters who sling a gun. Last year I was at a skeet shoot benefit for our Wounded Warriors and noticed several veterans having difficulty keeping the weapon on their shoulder. I went to work in my garage that weekend & STRATUS SUPPORT SYSTEMS was born.
After trying several proto types & models, I found a design that did everything I wanted it to do and I contacted a talented, award winning graphics engineer & perfected the design. The belt unit is designed to be comfortably worn on a hunting belt . From the natural curvature of the belt unit to fit the hips to the flexible belt loop ends that adjust to different waist sizes , this product is comfortable and weights less than a cell phone. The neoprene wrap grips around the stock of the gun, just above the comb and has industrial grade Velcro that allows the wrap to be tightly fitted into place on the stock for a custom grip. The inner liner is made of a nonslip, non-marring material that will not damage the finish to your gun. A low profile knuckle place is double hand sewn onto the outside of the wrap & when the user has both the belt unit & wrap in place, he simply slings the weapon normally & guides the knuckle plate into the belt unit. Once the knuckle glides to the bottom of the channel on the belt unit, the weight transfers off the shoulders & back and is delivered to the hips via the belt unit. It’s that simple. This now forms a secondary anchor point make the weapon more stable.
Place the belt unit near the small of the back just off the spine. This keeps the weapon protected from brush & limbs while you are walking & also provides a secondary anchor point making the weapon more stable. In this position the gun is in the sweet spot & will not “walk off” like normally sling’d weapons. Another feature of the STRATUS is that when the user unslings the weapon from the shoulder, but is still attached at the belt unit, the weight of the barrel automatically rotates the muzzle to the ground towards a safe position & now the user is hands free to glass for game or call for ducks while the weapon remains securely attached at the hip. If a quick shot is required, the user simply pulls the weapon straight up out of the belt unit & instant deployment occurs ready to be shouldered & fired It will not interfere with your shooting. Never lay your gun up against a tree & risk it falling again.
Three years of research has gone into development of this product. Tested by guides hunting for ducks, deer & turkey and professional hunters on the plains of Africa & in the Rockies. This is an amazing and simply effective product that will change the way you hunt. We also have other products that are about to be creative that are as innovative as this product so please like us on Facebook at Stratus Support Systems to keep current. Also view our videos online at our website or our YouTube channel. Remember STRATUS supports our Wounded Warriors with every purchase. STRATUS SUPPORT SYSTEMS has literally harnessed safety & comfort for the outdoorsman.