The revolutionary GunBearer® is a simple, efficient way to securely
carry your long gun, transferring the weight comfortably to your
hips leaving both your hands free for climbing, bushwhacking,
whatever. No more slings slipping off your shoulder, no more banged
scopes. This is the safest, most comfortable way ever devised to
carry your rifle and a backpack. With a flick of your wrist, your
rifle or shotgun can be instantly shouldered for firing. Fully
adjustable for any length rifle or shotgun, use it right or left
handed, or remove it when you aren't packing a long gun.
GunBearer Originally invented
for rambling in bear country, this is the safest, most comfortable
way ever devised to carry your rifle and a backpack. Quicker than a
shoulder sling, it's fast enough for wing shooting. While
many gun slings function well for MOUT and CQB work, ours excel in
rough terrain such as mountains and desert, where you need your
hands free for bushwhacking or handling other equipment while still
having quick access to your rifle for instant firing. The weight of
the firearm rests on your waistbelt to keep your upper body
Nomad/EMR II Gun Cradle
Kifaru Nomad, Gun Cradle and
Camp Bag from Rokslide
From Dustin Kemp of Christchurch, New Zealand on 1/5/2017.
Awesome product . Easy to fit and makes carrying your rifle a breeze. I highly recommend this product .
Fast and easy to use.
From Anonymous of fairbanks, Alaska on 12/4/2016.
Liked the quick access. Scoped rifles will ride with scope down.
From RLD of Center Point, Texas on 11/28/2016.
I modified it a little to fit my daypack. I have used it to carry my .340 Weatherby Mag and also a shotgun. It is very simple to use and makes accessing my rifle very easy and quick. I first saw it used on a brown bear hunt on Kodiak. Very practical. It gets the gun barrel lower than putting the sling on your shoulder to clear branches and leaves your hands free to help climb or move brush out of the way.
From David Evans of Dallas, Texas on 11/27/2016.
The gunbearer made for my Kifaru pack badly rubbed near the receiver of my McMillan rifle when connected to the pack's chest strap. The rub had to be near the hip connection or the top of the butt "stirrup" webbing. I plan to line the inside of the butt "stirrup" up to the hip-belt connection with sheepskin to see if that prevents wear in the future. As for carrying the weight, it worked great. Even just placing the butt of the gun in the "stirrup" while holding the rifle with my hand in a leaning forward position was fantastic on close stalks for reducing arm fatigue so I was steadier shooting. That is the only way I plan to use it in the future. For longer carries, I plan to sling my rifle over my shoulder and/or head. I've never had destructive wear occur carrying that way.
Very highly recommend
From Bryan Jones of San Angelo, Texas on 11/12/2016.
My favorite part of the Kifaru system. We hiked about 6 to 10 miles a day elk hunting and my shoulders were not killing me by the end of the day like in years past. Your gun is right there when you need it. Very awesome.
From Anonymous of La Grande, Oregon on 11/7/2016.
It works as well as I'd hoped it would. Well designed product.
Gun bearer for the win
From David L. of Portland, Oregon on 10/27/2016.
The gun bearer works great for carrying my rifle when deer hunting. I can deploy my gun just as quickly as a conventional shoulder sling, and it carries 10x better than a sling. Purchase with confidence!
From Joseph Cafiso of Sicklerville, New Jersey on 10/6/2016.
Great product! Although I don't use it to carry a rifle which I'm sure it would do perfectly, I use it to carry my shooting tripod when on coyote hunts. This is a good multi purpose product.
From Anonymous of Petal, Mississippi on 10/3/2016.
Fits great and easy to configure. I can't wait to use this hiking around Colorado in a few weeks for Elk season.
From BigDaddyHoss of seabeck, Washington on 10/1/2016.
Built to take abuse and keeps my hands free to allow for use of trekking poles while maintaining fast access to my rifle. simple and effective.
From Mike Boutin of Fruitvale, British Columbia on 9/30/2016.
Cool product! Works well, except I had to modify my backpack to get it to fit (Not a high-end backpack!). I tried it out on my elk hunt this year and it worked excellent!
From Archer of Snohomish, Washington on 9/1/2016.
Two things that other bow hunters might find interesting:1) I stow my bow on my back in the Grab It II when doing any strenuous hiking, but in a pinch, the Gun Bearer does an adequate job of holding a bow when you want to be able to access it quickly. I put the lower cam in the bucket and the strap around the string. 2) I often like to go hunting with both a gun and bow on me when seasons overlap. When I have a rifle in the Gun Bearer, I've found that I can shoot my bow without any hindrance . When I draw back the rifle barrel is automatically pulled back into the crook of my arm, and I have no trouble finding my anchor. It doesn't seem like it should work but it does.
From Bill of Dallas, Pennsylvania on 5/9/2016.
I recently misplaced/lost my original gun bearer and immediately bought a new one. I've used it on my spike camp for deer and elk it's an irreplaceable piece of gear to keep your hands free to do other work while having your gun instantly ready.
Gun Bearer/EMR II
From Bob Summers/Deltana Outfitters of North Pole, Alaska on 1/21/2016.
Exceptional! Perfect addition to my EMR II. In 24 years of guiding carrying a pack for 100 plus days a year the EMR II is hands down the best pack I've ever used and with the gun bearer and other accessories it will only be better. Can't wait until the season begins. Thank you for your products and all you do. Bob Summers
Hands when you need's and rifle when you need it.
From Kevin Hanley of Portvlle, New York on 12/12/2015.
Any hunter who needs to use both hands when climbing or trying to keep his/her balance will truly appreciate the handy gun carrier that conveniently fits a back-pack. The rifle is secure and readily available when ready to take a shot. Excellent product!
Worked as advertised
From Patrick of Bismarck, North Dakota on 12/10/2015.
Used it for the first time this year on my ND Mule Deer hunt. Worked very well. Was simple to install. Material appears durable. Functions well to keep gun hands free but at a ready if needed.
Works pretty good
From 72Camaro of Graham, Washington on 12/7/2015.
It works pretty good but you do have to get used to keeping your arm down from the one downfall, where it ties on the barrel if the scope is not included into the strap for the quick disconnect the scope has a tendency to let the gun want to roll out and not be upright and I personally would not want my scope to be in it. Getting the gun out quickly does work and you do get used to walking and keeping your arm in to keep the gun upright. I do like it.
From Anonymous of Rexburg, Idaho on 12/7/2015.
This product is a must have for any serious hunter!
From Anonymous of Bernville PA, Pennsylvania on 12/6/2015.
Bought this to alleviate the problem of shouldering a gun while wearing a pack - could never stop the gun from sliding off no matter what sling I tried. Adapted it to work with my Eberlestock Dragonfly pack for a hunt in MT this year. Hiked 45 miles in 6 days with only 1 small adjustment required - very happy with the cost and performance of the product - and great to be hands free to tackle MT's terrain. Thanks for a great product.
From Matt Angus of Revelstoke, British Columbia on 11/23/2015.
The gun bearer works fine for a light to medium hunting rifle. The system allows one to climb and use both hands which is real handy in this country. I would only suggest that it be made to attach at four points vs two. My rifle weighs 11 lbs plus and was starting to stress the stitching of the waist belt attaching point after the first hard day out.
From Andrew Blua of Palmdale, California on 11/23/2015.
Product worked as advertised. Great product
From Anonymous of Denver, Colorado on 11/20/2015.
I think its an interesting product and I like the concept. Its clunky to set up and get it in the correct place to make it easy to do alot of hiking with. Its is also hard to make work for somebody under 5'10". Still trying to get it just right to really make it work.
From Anonymous of Bozeman, Montana on 11/19/2015.
First time I used this was on an antelope hunt. I didn't like it for crawling around. The next times I used it was hunting elk and deer in the mountains and am a huge fan. Great for hiking, keeps the gun handy and hands free to grab binoculars quick. Can mount and dismount gun quick and easy. It does not catch brush when moving through thick brush. If you are hunting where you cover a lot of ground and are glassing frequently I highly recommend this product, well worth the price.
From David of Placitas, New Mexico on 11/16/2015.
The Gun Bearer works great. if properly adjusted you won't even feel the weight of your rifle on your waist. I balanced mine out with a bottle pouch and small waist pocket on the other side of my belt. Weapons can be deployed faster than with a sling yet it allows you to have two hands free.
Gun bearer is a must have
From Kyle Grennan of Lynnwood, Washington on 11/15/2015.
I hunt Washington state, which is steep. The whole damn state seems to be an incline. My constant complaint hiking through the mountains was my rifle comfort and shoulder pain. Constantly I was changing the positioning of my rifle. The gun bearer was a game changer. I will walk for ten hours a day sometimes, also mountain biking for some of that and this gun bearer system worked incredibly for this. Bottom line is if you have any shoulder pain at all associated with carrying your rifle, you need one of these. Not to mention the convenience of your hands being free. Unfortunately it doesn't cure buck fever!
Take the load off
From Tyson Woods of Hamilton, Montana on 11/9/2015.
I purchased the Universal Gun Bearer to carry my Winchester Model 70 (Coyote Ed.) in 300WSM. This gun is heavy even after I reduced the stock. The Gun Bearer carries it very nicely on my side without any hiccups. I have this mounted on a MR pack, hence the Universal style. In the past I used a Safari sling, but that was no longer an option with load lifters on my pack. I don't think I will go back to a regular sling any time soon. The GB takes the weight off my shoulders and puts it onto my hips with my pack. Great product.
From Harold Stephens of Granbury, Texas on 11/8/2015.
Just got back from the Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico. Gun Bearer worked perfectly, as we negotiated steep rocky slopes. Well worth the price and gun stayed right where it was supposed to.
From Anonymous of orange county, California on 11/5/2015.
I tried it but preferred to sling rifle or place in the backpack sleeve, (EMRII) on hard climbsBC winter weather trip.It did what the picture shows. Personal preference
Good design, did the job
From Anonymous of Sacramento, California on 11/2/2015.
Just took this on a hunting trip in Idaho. It worked great when I was just walking around, but I got a little worried when I had to do some harder climbing. The butt of my stock was loose in the stirrup. For reference, I am 5"4" and I carry a Browning 7-08. Maybe I'm just too small for the design. Overall, worked pretty well, I wouldn't go running around with it, but I was able to get on animals pretty quick.
Not what I thought
From Chas of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 11/1/2015.
Worked but I gave it to a friend on the hunt we were on. Easier to sling it on your shoulder. Too much fuss and the barrel was in your face.
From Doug B. of Chubbuck, Idaho on 10/30/2015.
I bought these for hunting, and I think the idea is good but when packing a gun and binoculars the barrel of the gun gets in the way of being able to see and holding up your binos.
Great Addition to my kit!
From Rob Wieters of Keller, Texas on 10/29/2015.
I'm not typically a rifle hunter, but I knew I'd get tired of carrying that 10 pound beast on those still hunts through thick timber, up and down those steep mtn sides. A regular sling, even on flat ground can be a pain, especially with full pack on my back. My Gun Bearer sling was awesome, despite the fact my knee, when going over deadfall trees, would kick my rifle away and it would come flying back into my forehead. You'll see: You'll just have to learn how to use the product correctly. It'll all be OK (after you recover from the concussions :-) Bottom line: I'd buy it again, AND recommend it to a friend. In fact I did recommend it, and he felt the same way.
From Anonymous of Carbondale, Colorado on 10/29/2015.
This device is fantastic! It puts the weight of your rifle on your hips totally relieving your shoulders of the rifle's weight. The rifle barrel is in your peripheral view, upright and the rifle is instantly available to shoulder. Your hands are free while carrying your rifle. I hiked 10 miles in the mountains with 2 other hunters who used conventional shoulder slings. I noticed they both were constantly changing their rifle to the other shoulder. I was totally comfortable and required no adjustments. You will not regret purchasing this product. Superior to any other sling out there!
From Anonymous of Calgary, Alberta on 10/29/2015.
Worked as advertised. Now that I have it, I don't think I could go back to slinging my gun over my shoulder. Made the 20KM walk so much more enjoyable :)
Highly Recommended (for the most part)
From Rob of Dominion, Nova Scotia on 10/27/2015.
This is an excellent product. I've always struggled with slings, and since I don't use them to help with shooting, I was excited to find the Gun Bearer. I attached it to my molle load bearing harness/vest, and used a universal shoulder strap (ordered separately). What a set-up! Carries easily and deploys quickly. The only negative thing is that my Remington 700 Long Range with a cheek rest/pad will not fit into the cradle. Was kind of disappointed with this, which is the only reason for the missing star in my rating.
From Anonymous of Anthem, Arizona on 10/21/2015.
Great product that freed up my hands in the mountains. Easy to use and made gun easily accessible. Had several ask me about it and want to pick one up.
From Paul R of Bountiful, Utah on 10/19/2015.
Works very well, puts the weight of my rifle on my waist belt, plus carries the rifle in a safe location while hiking.
From Anonymous of NorCal, California on 10/19/2015.
Awesome way to carry rifle. Simple to install and carry rifle. Highly recommended
From Anonymous of Sydney, Australia on 10/15/2015.
Good product - especially for lighter hunting rifles - it also allows you to deploy it very quickly. Great for standing in the back of the ute spotlighting too! For carrying heavy rifles (my LR rifle is 12.5lbs bare) a long distance its still more comfortable to use a scabbard like an eberlestock - I guess you could use the kifaru to strap it onto your pack as well though... all in all its a simple yet innovative product
From Anonymous of maple grove, Minnesota on 10/15/2015.
Works good. If you need to attach a rifle to your pack it gets the job done.
best way to carry a rifle!
From Anonymous of tucson, Arizona on 10/13/2015.
I have always found slings to be a pain and did not want my rifle in a pack scabbard in case I jumped an animal. I found the gun bearer on other forums and had to try it. It took a while to get it adjusted but it fit perfect on my eberlestock pack(standard model). After a few scouting trips I am hooked. Both hands are free to get through the thick Arizona desert brush and cactus, to grab optics, or help myself up steep inclines.
From Justin Ongaro of Edmonton, Alberta on 10/9/2015.
Great Product. This is a must have for any back pack hunter.
From Kurt Pflughoft of Kent, Washington on 10/3/2015.
Works exactly as advertised. I had to buy straps to attach it to my pack though.
Simple but works
From Mike Brase of Fairbanks, Alaska on 9/28/2015.
I bought this for my wife to take on her Dall sheep hunt. Well built product that seems to work as described. I was disappointed it took over 2 weeks for you to ship it to me - did not make it in time for the hunt.
From David of Grande Prairie, Alberta on 8/30/2015.
Just came in from a 6 day solo Bighorn hunt, and the Gun bearer worked well. There are a lot of griz in this area and I feel much better with my rifle ready and quickly accessible. The stitching seemed to hold up well to the weight of the gun hanging off the shoulder strapPro: most accessible carrying system, lower profile than with barrel sticking up over head when your gun is behind or on side of packCons: A lot of force is put on metal 3-bar slider on shoulder strap and mine actually bent out top and bottom due to the force and weight of walking with the gun strapped in. Could it have broken on a longer hunt? Other con I noticed but is unavoidable due to this design is the annoyance of having the gun block your downward vision when trying to descend anything technical/steep. I came down some pretty steep rock faces and shale slides and found it quite annoying when descending gun bearer side out how you loose some visibility to having the barrel in front of your face. Minor, but still came at a bad time. I still believe this is the best carrying position/option going though.
From Anonymous of Charleston, West Virginia on 7/28/2015.
I purchased the gun bearer for an upcoming Colorado Elk Hunt and wanted a convenient way to carry my rifle. I have not left for my hunt yet so it's not fully tested. I bought this to attach to an Eberlestock X-2 pack. I bought the "long" model as recommended and it attached to the waist belt just fine but it blocked the waist belt pocket and was a little awkward there. I ended up attaching it to the bottom corner of the pack frame. I had to cut off the Velcro strap to shorten it but this seems to work great. I probably could have ordered the "short" version. I can carry my rifle under my arm per the design or I can turn it up and capture it under the wings of my pack which seems like it will work better when I'm just hiking and not hunting. Only real problem I see is that the material they use at the bottom part where the rifle butte sits in the carrier is a little grippy and it sticks to the recoil pad when you deploy the rifle to your shoulder.
From Mark Stewart of Littleton, Colorado on 7/5/2015.
Attaches very nicely with Spike Camp pack. Love it.
From Scott HUmphrey of Bozeman, Montana on 7/4/2015.
Well made, works as advertised, would recommend to a friend.
From Anonymous of Brookings, Oregon on 7/4/2015.
I am a bivy/backpack hunter. I need fast and easy access to my rifle. Pack Scabbards do not work for me as I am not willing to make a scene drawing my rifle when I see quarry. The Gun Bearer keeps my rifle at the ready and safe. Never hangs up on brush, never pointed anywhere but up! Scope is safe. Very comfortable to carry and very fast to draw!!! Great for bear country, for obvious reasons, eliminating my need for a sidearm (extra weight). Rifle is safe, secure, but right there. Goes to shoulder surprisingly fast with no hang up. Very well made. Tuff for the hunt and light. This was my first Kifaru purchase. Moved to Tennessee and all my new friends are jealous. Cant wait to try the belt pouch and parka. And anything else made by Kifaru for that matter. Good hunting.
From Sam of Shermand Dale, Pennsylvania on 6/30/2015.
I first saw it used on Randy Newberg show and liked the way it let you use both hands while carrying your rifle. A rifle sling will let the rifle slide off your shoulder when walking through thick cover. You don't have that problem with the Gun Bearer.
everyone should use one of these!!
From Chris of wasilla, Alaska on 6/29/2015.
I was a little skeptical at first, apprehensive to buy, but need to try something new for my gun with a large pack on. I've got about 50 miles logged with it and can't imagine caring a rifle any other way. It's convenient, walked up on a black bear on the side of the mountain was able to draw and shoulder very smoothly and naturally. Then had to pack the 6' 11.5" blacky out of the woods!!! This is worth more then it's weight in gold!
From Glen Emery of Osmond, Nebraska on 6/29/2015.
I used this product recently on a brown bear hunt in Alaska. It is well worth the money to spend on this product as it kept my hands free for my trekking pole and general stability as I climbed bluffs along the coast and the hills and mountains inland. When you carry a 10 pound gun, the Gun Bearer enables the hunter to maintain energy that would have otherwise been consumed by carrying a weighty gun. I highly recommend this product!
From Anonymous of toronto , Ontario on 6/25/2015.
Great Product, it works with the Okley Kitchen Sink.
Great idea, great product!
From Anonymous of Farmington, New Mexico on 6/22/2015.
I bought the Gun Bearer after I saw a friend using one at a long range steel match. Great way to carry a heavy rifle! I'm also liking it for carrying my regular hunting rifle. Hands free is awesome. Great way to distribute the weight of a heavy rifle to the pack shoulder and hip belt. I highly recommend this product!
From Anonymous of Omaha, Nebraska on 5/23/2015.
This was a gift for my son-in-law and he was thrilled with it. I can't comment other than to say the service was excellent in my ability to order and the speed of delivery was good.
From Mike of Springville, Utah on 5/12/2015.
My friend at work recommended this to me for packing my rifle in the mountains and on my pack. After one day with it climbing up steep ravines scouting and getting in shape. I kept reaching to hold or support my rifle as I climbed and made my way up the mountain, but the Gun Bearer had the job totally handled. To say that this is decent or just helpful is absurd. If you use a pack and carry a rifle, buy the gun bearer. I'm going to get at least one more for my boys. Secure, stable, super efficient, & a total dream. Absolutely brilliant!I got the Universal and the long. (thanks to previous reviews.)Thanks Kifaru.
From Gary of Helena, Montana on 3/9/2015.
Well made. Functions well. I am happy.
From Anonymous of Valdez, Alaska on 3/6/2015.
This gun Bearer puts your rifle in a position that leaves your hands use-able yet your rifle at the ready!
From rex underwood of Guttenberg, New Jersey on 1/25/2015.
Best device ever. Great for carrying heavy guns. I use on every hunt.
From Anonymous of Waikoloa, Hawaii on 1/23/2015.
I have several Gun Bearers, and use them on every pack. They are light, and are a perfect solution to carry my rifle, out of the way, freeing up my hands, yet available in seconds if I need to bring it to bear.
From Anonymous of Kamloops, British Columbia on 1/19/2015.
Great Product. Needs more information on the Universal Product on the website. Some pictures would be nice, lengths of the short and long strap, and how the system attaches.For those looking at the Universal -> It is a 1.5inch velcro strap system that is designed to go around the entire padded waist belt of your pack.The LONG at its maximum secure length gives you about 12 inches of material (if you were to take 2 feet of string and create a loop with it it would be very similar to that).The SHORT is about half the size of the long.Also, the bearer itself has about 5 inches of adjustment up and down.If you have a pack that has a 1.5 - 2.0 inch strap on the outside of the hip belt for attaching accessories, I would go with the SMALL. If you have to wrap it around the entire hip padding, go with the large.I bought the combo and only use the SMALL on my KUIU pack. I wrapped it around itself multiple times to create a 2inch space then just slid it on the built in belt system on the hip belt. Works great!At the same time, it's really easy to cut velcro straps to fit!Hope that helps.
Shouldn't have waited so long!
From Anonymous of Anthony, Kansas on 12/29/2014.
I used the gun bearer today to carry a dart gun on the four wheeler. I've tried slings and gun boots that mount on the fender and they all rattle or hit on the fenders. I carry my darts and medicine in a small day pack while checking cattle and the gun bearer allows me to carry the dart gun out of the way. Worked great!
From Terry O. of Waikoloa, Hawaii on 12/22/2014.
I have 4 Gun Bearers and I have never seen or owned anything that works as well as this product. I would recommend it to anyone that wears a pack and carries a rifle or shotgun to hunt, especially when you carry the gun for long distances.
kifaru gun bearer
From Jeffrey of Eagle River, Alaska on 12/18/2014.
The gun bearer is great. It attaches easily to your backpack and will carry your rifle in an easily accessible position. Allows freedom for your hands to use trekking poles or just to have your hands free. Great addition to any hunters accessories.
From Anonymous of Kalispell, Montana on 12/18/2014.
I ordered the Gun Bearer weapon "sling". I was a little nervous about sticking a gun and optics ($$$) in a position where catching it should it come loose might be difficult. It has exceeded my expectations. My first trip was an 8-10 miler with the first 2 hours in the dark and I had no problems. The draw does require a little practice but is smooth once you get the hang of it. A great product.
From Anonymous of Cheyenne, Wyoming on 12/15/2014.
I have the universal model and love it. The barrel is slightly in your field of sight but it's not anything to worry about. I have a bad back and bad knees and now I can use walking sticks all day. There is no more carrying a rifle in one hand, or babysitting it every time my other sling starts slipping off of my shoulder. Already recommended it to my buddy's wife as a gift for him this Christmas.
Buy This Device
From David Simpson of Berkeley, California on 12/12/2014.
I have used my Gun Bearer on three backpack hunting trips and it is a great way to free up your hands. On steep terrain this is really nice as it allows for using hiking poles. My rifle is very easy to withdraw from the Gun Bearer and shoulder. This year while hiking out at the end of our hunting trip, I spotted a buck across a canyon and was able to pull out my rifle and shoot him before he had a chance to run. I was so impressed with this device that I purchased one for a jealous hunting buddy.
A Must Have!
From Anonymous of Bozeman, Montana on 12/12/2014.
The Gun Bearer proved to be one of the best accessories I have used this hunting season. The universal Gun Bearer easily adjusts and adapts to any pack belt. I highly recommend this product to any backpack hunter carrying a rifle.
Many safe and secure miles
From Anonymous of Fort Collins, Colorado on 12/7/2014.
I've carried my rifle and shot gun many miles and found the Gun Bearer to work great. Keeps the gun secure and easy to get to when you need it. Far better than a sling on the shoulder all day and with the Gun Bearer the weapon stays where you put it. Great product.
From Colby Greiner of Henderson, Nevada on 12/6/2014.
Don't know how I went so long without this thing. Best invention ever. Works perfectly. Almost upset I didn't discover it sooner. Not only does it make your rifle almost weightless, it keeps it in a protected and quickly accessable possession.
As expected, very nice product
From Anonymous of Girdwood, Alaska on 11/27/2014.
Hunting made easy
From Matt King of Helena, Montana on 11/24/2014.
I purchased the Gun Bearer with a little worried but the first time I used the product I loved it.
Kifaru Gun Bearer
From MG of Minturn, Colorado on 11/15/2014.
Great for toting your gun around the Rocky Mountains! Keeps your hands free and gun readily available. There will always be one on my pack!
From Kevin Rosse of Onida, South Dakota on 11/8/2014.
This gun sling is the only way to go if your going to be packing a gun around in the mountains, heavy timber, or just about any conditions. Shoulder slings and pack cradles should be discarded. Gun unslings and is in hand and at the ready in a blink of an eye. Gives you 98% mobility. And best of all you can always see the barrel, so no more snagging on branches as your sneaking through thick timber.
From Anonymous of Mendon, Michigan on 11/8/2014.
I purchased this for my elk hunt in Colorado. I knew from my previous hunts that I needed a way to carry my gun "hands free". Four out of the five in our group bought a gun bearer and we all loved it. It takes some practice getting the strap back in the buckle but other than that it was great. It is very fast and easy to release and shoulder your rifle. We all had to do some adjusting to get the fit just right but after that it was good. We walked 3-5 miles a day for 7 days.
Fantastic and innovative
From Anonymous of Fruit Heights, Utah on 11/7/2014.
The Gun Bearer is the easiest way to carry a rifle, while still having the ability to fire quickly. Mine is attached to a 5.11 Rush 72 pack and works well; however, a molle compatable system would have made my life significantly easier than the universal. That being said, I will never use a traditional sling again and am completely satisfied!
From Jimmy Martinez of Mesa, Arizona on 11/6/2014.
Works betten then what they said it would. Can hold gun in front of you or attached behide your air to your pack.
From Brian Jerpbak of Owatonna, Minnesota on 11/6/2014.
Very comfortable. Only complaint is you can't make adjustments in the field because the velcro is loud. It's the most comfortable way to carry a rifle and still have it accessable
From Patrick J. of Gilbert, Arizona on 11/3/2014.
Was a little apprehensive about rifle butt staying in the pocket of the Gun Bearer. But after long uphill and downhill hikes over very uneven terrain, I am impressed. Rifle butt never came close to coming out. Great product.
performs as advertised
From Anonymous of Doylestown, Pennsylvania on 11/3/2014.
found it to be very helpful on a 9 day elk/deer hunt
From Jamaican in the Rockies of Colorado Springs, Colorado on 10/31/2014.
Short story - works as advertised, holds the gun pretty secure and I felt it reduced my fatigue in the field (very impressive!!). A little slow to "re-holster" due to the top strap having to be threaded back into the clasp. Long story- I had a chance to use the gun bearer for 1st season elk and 2nd season deer hunts in Colorado this year. Weather was a mix of cool with a wet winter storm (40F-20F) (clothing was mixed from light to bulky). Hunting from 8800ft up through 10700ft through a mix of very steep very dense evergreen with lots of fallen trees (had to use hand and knees several times, I hate that stuff but that's where they are) and some open meadows. Overall traveled about 30 miles on foot over 4 days.When I tried it out at home I was a bit skeptical, but man was I impressed out in the field. I have a clunky old 30-06 rifle weighs 8lbs and I have always had trouble using a shoulder sling because mine slides off and when I go cross body the rifle becomes less accessible. I am not a fan of carrying the rifle because, frankly I'm lazy.The gun bearer kept the guns securely at my side and freed up my hands quite a bit making it easier to traverse the terrain. With hands free you can use hand holds but you're also more confident with your steps because you can catch yourself if you slip on some bad footing. This allowed me to keep more focus up and out there and less on foot placement (which was huge mental relief when walking in a bunch of ankle snapping fallen logs). The gun was very quick, easy and reliable to draw from the holster. I did experience some fatigue on my right hip that I will be experimenting to find the root cause. I kept the rifle in very vertical position and the but stock was in line with the side of my hip/leg rather than across and behind, so it may have been rubbing. The other suspected reason is my pack may be too small. I use an older REI lookout 40 with 20-25lbs of stuff in it, add an 8lbs rifle hanging off the side and I may have been overwhelming the design intent of the waistband of the pack. Or it could be some combination of the two.The only improvement I would suggest is a way to secure the butt saddle when the rifle is hand carried. The saddle hangs down and loose and it tends to swing around when it is not empty and you are moving. I ended up just sticking the end into my back pocket to secure it while not in use.Overall I really liked the gun bearer and have been promoting it among my relatives friends and colleagues.
From Len D. of Thompson Falls, Montana on 10/31/2014.
I saw the gun bearer used on a popular hunting show and decided to give it a try. It does offer a mostly hands-free approach to carrying a gun on your pack, which is what I was after. However, I cannot get things adjusted to where my rifle barrel is not in my line of sight. Lifting my binoculars up is a challenge, as the barrel gets in my way. As a form of carrying a gun easily and as an alternative to the traditional sling, it is great.
A Must Have!
From OMS Hunter of Petaluma, California on 10/26/2014.
On a mule deer hunt in the Ruby mountains in Nevada, the Gun bearer holster is a must have and most practical way to carry a rifle when you are hiking steep terrain and negotiating rock walls where you need both hands to scramble up to your objective. Its easy to deploy your rifle when you need to and is quite secure and unobtrusive unlike a standard rifle sling which could slide off your shoulder. It is a must have for a hunter who is a serious steep terrain hiker and wants both hands free. Highly recommended.
From Anonymous of Rogersville, Missouri on 10/26/2014.
What a pleasure to have both hands free to hike in to our hunt area in the dark. Rifle was so secure you almost forgot you had it. LOVE it. Wish I had found the gun bearer years ago! Made in USA way to go!!!
From Mark Cunningham of Soldotna, Alaska on 10/13/2014.
Very impressive performance. It allowed me to keep my rifle at the ready while using trekking poles. This was very comforting while traversing rough ground in brown bear country.
From James Johnson of Bend, Oregon on 9/29/2014.
Kept gun in handy location, ready for use. It took some getting used to, as the cover over my gun barrel obstructed my view on occasion. Overall, good product for backpack hunters.
From Rick Ross of Buckley, Washington on 9/27/2014.
As with all KIFARU products, quality, quality, quality. An American made product, designed by people that know what it is used for and built it to last.I have 3 gun bearers, this particular one I used on a back country hunt during the pack in and out to secure my rifle to my pack. Worked flawlessly. I would give this thing a score of 100 out of 100, I can find no flaws in the design.
From Anonymous of Lebanon, Pennsylvania on 8/9/2014.
From Anonymous of Tyler, Texas on 8/9/2014.
The gun bearer appears to do everything it is reputed to do. I'm not sure I like the scope between my arm and chest but I believe I will learn to like it. It already seems better than a sling. I got the universal gun bearer
EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL RIFLE CARRY
From Wayne Albrighjt of Lewiston, Idaho on 1/9/2014.
I quit using a rifle sling 35-yrs ago. They just slowed me down too much to get a shot off if you jumped something. They also tied up at least one hand just to keep them on your shoulder. My son found these on the internet and asked me what I thought of them. I was intrigued by the concept and we both ordered one. My son got the Universal hunter and I got the tactical version. I must say I was impressed with the customer service and the product quality. My son and I both feel our expectations were exceeded and we are extremely happy with the Gun Bearers. They make packing your rifle extremely easy and the firearm can be rapidly deployed when the need arises. The "hands free" is an added bonus to the overall performance of the product. Great Job Kifaru! Awesome thinking outside the box!
The best gun carrier around
From Brent of Fairplay, Colorado on 11/21/2013.
This hunting season my shoulder kept hurting me from carrying my slung rifle around on multi mile high country hunts. I knew there had to be a better solution. After a lot of research I found the Gun Bearer and I sure am glad I did! This keeps your rifle right at hand but the weight down low on your belt so it doesn't stress your back like a pack scabbard does. Well worth the money!
Great way to carry rifle
From Anonymous of Kansas City, Missouri on 8/16/2013.
I bought this for a Moose hunt in Alaska. It works great. I had both hands free and didn't worry about my rifle falling off. I didn't have a need to use my rifle quickly, but I did practice quite a bit and found I could get my rifle into a shooting position quicker than pulling it off my shoulder. I would recommend this to anyone.
12/7/2016 – Can this product be used on a regular leather belt, no backpack? what does the short and long length mean?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: No, you would need some way to attach the gun bearer upper to hold the gun's barrel. The long and short version refers to the length of the velcro strap that goes around the pack's waist belt. If you have a backpacking belt with a thicker waist belt I would recommend the long. The short works great for a day pack that has minimal padding. Let us know if you have any other questions!
8/27/2016 – Can the gun bearer be attached to the Eberlestock X-2?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hello Michael -The Universal Gun Bearer can be attached to any pack with a waist/hip belt.
4/2/2016 – 1)It appears the only difference between the left and right handed gun bearers would be the orientation of the buckle on . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Jeff,Yes, the only difference between the left and right hand gun bearers is the orientation of the buckle for the upper portion. The nomad gun cradle does not include the upper portion, it is just the mount and cradle with a long strap attached to the cradle. Yes, a standard gun bearer can be attached to your pack where there is molle webbing.
2/20/2016 – Would this be practical to use with the scout? If yes, how would the upper end be attatched?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi John,Our gun bearer system can be used with the scout pack. You will need to include a belt to attach the mount and gun cradle. The upper portion will attach to the included shoulder straps of the scout pack. It will attach to either the three bar slider on the shoulder strap or the buckle that holds the sternum strap to the shoulder strap .
1/14/2016 – Which gun bearer would I order to fit Molle, regular or universal?It looks like the regular fits molle on the photo, . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi John,The regular model gun bearer can be used on with molle webbing. The issue you may run into is the upper portion of the gun bearer is built to be used with our shoulder straps. Our shoulder straps have a buckle that attaches to the sternum strap. The upper has a strap that passes through this buckle.
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