The tripod shooting craze you know today, started in 1996 when CMI launched the Sharpshooters® series of rifle rests and sniping kits. Developed by our founder, a police sniper, these systems sold into the hunting industry and the law enforcement and military sniping professions.
Today, everyone under the sun that's in either the tactical shooting sports or the sniping profession runs some sort of rifle rest that mounts to a tripod. If you’re looking for the modern-day origin of this craze, you just found it! Check out this 1999 article about tripod shooting in Tactical Shooter magazine.
At CMI we have always been committed to assisting you in achieving a first round hit every time you go to the field. The Sharpshooters® series of rifle rests are combat proven, field expedient shooting platforms designed for experienced shooters who desire a variety of rested observation and firing positions. They are an outstanding option to have for long duration surveillance operations and when the environment or circumstances dictate an unrested standing, kneeling or sitting position shot.