The most common question we get “which is the best tripod for the Trifecta Handgun Rest?” You may ask why we don’t include a tripod with the rest or why don’t you sell tripods? The answer is simple. Choosing a tripod is a personal choice. There are literally thousands to chose from. I’m going to help you make a good decision if you follow the steps in this post. To get started, I want you to open a new browser window if you capable on your device. If not, you may have to take notes. Go to www.bhphotovideo.com and type Tripod Legs into the search bar.
You will now have over 300 choices on just this one site. By using the search phrase “tripod legs” we have eliminated all the tripods and come with extra attachments such as ball heads or fluid heads. You should see just plain based tops like the examples below.
Both the pictures above have a 3/8-16 screw coming out of the base. This is the common thread size for tripod legs and will work perfectly with the Trifecta Handgun Rest. I want you to notice the leg locking features on the samples above. The so called hunting tripods don’t have this feature and therefore lack stability to make a consistent shot at extended ranges. I always get asked if the Trifecta Handgun Rest will work with Bog Pods or Trigger Sticks. I never recommend either one, but they may work just fine for your use. I prefer to get into the mindset of a professional photographer. They go to the same types of places we go as hunters, and load similar sized gear onto their tripods. You own a professional rest for your handgun. Why not maximize it with the right tripod?
Ok, Let’s get back to B&H photo. You will notice a column of filters down the left side of the page
Go down to price range and type $1-$200. This may not be your range, but stay with me. I want you to get the feel for the right tripod. Choose your own filters later.
When I narrowed by price range, my over 300 choices went down to 81. Now we are getting somewhere! The next filter I want you to look at may be the most important. Go down to maximum height. You must decide if you are ever going to shoot your handgun while standing. If the answer is yes, then measure yourself from chest down. I am 6’8″ and therefore need a tripod with a maximum height of 59″. Hopefully your measurement will be less. Height never adds to stability. If you only plan on sitting, you can go with a shorter tripod.