THE HAMILTON SLIPSTAND CORE FEATURES
QUAD LAYER PROTECTION
Our quad layer system protects from your gun from knocks and the elements. The four layers of protection are:
- A WEATHER RESISTANT LAYER The outer fabric is durable and easy to clean and in conjunction with the Polyethylene layer ensures your gun stays dry. However for extra repelling properties it can be treated with a waterproofing agent like “Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On”.
- TOUGH POLYETHYLENE LAYER This layer surrounds your gun and protects from falling clays and piercing objects. It adds rigidity to the bag and resists damage from crushing.
- SHOCK ABSORPTION LAYER Unlike some conventional slips that use only flocking, wool or fur to stop your gun from scratching, we have included a half inch layer of shock absorbing open-cell polyurethane foam that provides an effective shock absorption layer.
- SOFT ANTI-SCRATCH LAYER Finally we finish the quad layer system with a soft dark fur flocking which covers every surface of the slip internally. This ensures your barrels, action, and stock will not suffer from friction related wear.
INTEGRATED POPOUT STAND
Keep your kit off the floor, out of the dirt and mud, makes slipping your gun easier, safer and saves your back, no bending!
The Hamilton SlipStand is built to be carried on the shoulder like a conventional gun slip but it also features a lightweight integrated pop out stand that extends automatically when you place it on the floor. What does this mean for you?….
- You’ll keep your precious gun off the floor where it can be damaged by being trodden on or kicked.
- It is out of the dirt, mud and puddles and so keeps dry and saves time cleaning mud from your slip and vehicle seats/carpets/boot liners when you transport your gun.
- It acts as a portable rest to reduce the amount of time carrying the gun and is quicker and easier to slip your gun between turns so you have more time to relax and focus for your next shot.
- You don’t have to bend over and pick the slip off of the floor so it’s ideal for reducing fatigue and perfect for those of us with back problems.
- ACTS AS A PROTECTIVE GUN REST
The pivot point of the stand was carefully chosen to support the heaviest parts of the gun (stock and action) and ensure the shot gun can be slid into the bag and retain maximum stability whilst being broken in the bag. In effect when used like this the bag becomes a mobile shotgun rest but with increased protection from overhead clay strikes and a visual re-assurance to other shooters that your gun is broken and safe.
- DECREASE FATIGUE AND SAVE YOUR BACK
Did you know, on a 60 bird clay shoot, the average shooter bends over to pick up or put down their slip and gun over 30 times? Think about it, you arrive to your stand and place your gun on the floor (1). It’s now your turn so pick up your gun (2), we’ll assume you’ll throw your slip down at this point. After your turn you’ll pick up your slip and put your gun back in it (3), now you’ll put your slip and gun back down whilst the other shooters take their turn (4). Ready to move onto the next stand, grab that slip and gun (5)!
- SPEND MORE TIME SHOOTING AND LESS TIME CLEANING
Mud is something all shooters have to deal with but why take it home with you? Conventional slips often get dirty quickly as they have to be placed on the floor, inevitably this mud will then transfer itself up the back of your jacket or vest when you shoulder the slip, and then in your vehicle when you leave the shoot. The Hamilton Shotgun SlipStand keep your slip and gun off of the floor reducing the likelihood of getting it caked in mud. The fabric coating on the SlipStand is a fully synthetic fibre which can be wiped down easily with warm water and a soft cloth, we also recommend using a water repellent treatment to further protect the exterior of the SlipStand.
- KEEP YOUR GUN VISIBLE AND SAFE
A lot of slips are finished in dark colours, especially green like ours! However when you lay a slip on the grass especially long grass, it can be hard to see and easily kicked or trodden on which can damage a gun. It also becomes a trip hazard which at the best of times is not a good thing but is somewhat more important to consider when the majority of potential “tripees” are carrying shotguns. The Hamiton SlipStand will keep the gun and slip elevated from the ground and thus increase its visibility and reduce the risk of a trip.
- ACTS AS A PROTECTIVE GUN REST
UMBRELLA HOLDER & EXTRA STORAGE FOR 50 CARTRIDGES
Never get caught out in the rain with our universal umbrella fixings *(Shotgun version only). Store accessories like chokes, snap-caps, cleaning equipment etc in our large size storage pocket.
- UMBRELLA HOLDER
Hamilton also makes high quality umbrellas with automatic opening and air vents to ensure stronger winds don’t snatch the umbrella from your hands. The umbrellas can be attached to the side of the SlipStand quickly by use of a quick release toggle and loop for the umbrella spike (Shotgun version only).
- ACCESSORY STORAGE
A large size storage pocket on the front of our gun cases is capable of holding two boxes of cartridges or a perfect place to keep items you’ll need quick access to like Chokes, Glasses, Pen/Paper, Snap caps and other handy bits and bobs you may need on the shooting ground.
- UMBRELLA HOLDER
HEAVY DUTY HANDLES & DOUBLE STRAP SYSTEM
- The heavy duty grab handles make transporting your gun easy. Carefully balanced to ensure the gun remains level and doesn’t twist your wrist, the grab handles make it easy to remove your kit from your car or to quickly move your Slipstand. A double strap system has been introduced for 2016, you’ll still have the option of using the standard carry handle or sling it on one shoulder, alternatively you can use both straps for “back pack” style use which is incredibly comfortable. The new strap also sits the case horizontally across your back to stop it from bashing the backs of your legs when you walk (this means the case is perfect for shorter shooters and children).
CHOKE POCKET & TABLE
Every Shotgun case features a choke organiser pocket at the top of the case within easy reach. This has elasticated pockets to keep your chokes ordered by size so you can grab the correct one without having to check the markings. The top of this pocket (when unzipped) also becomes a table, so you have a handy space to temporarily place your swapped out chokes and key, freeing up your hands to make changing chokes less fiddly.
LOCKABLE SECURITY ZIPS
In many European countries, it’s a legal requirement to be able to lock your gun case whenever you’re not on the shooting ground. Therefore we’ve added the ability to use a padlock to secure the zippers together. We also increased the gauge of the zips for 2016 so they’re stronger and easier to open and close!