Thunderbolt Customs was challenged by hunters, military and police to develop a "hands-free" gun rest system. An "on-board" gun rest system that can be utilized with shotguns, hunting rifles and tactical rifles. A compact system that is lightweight yet rugged enough to withstand tough environments. A completely new style gun rest system that eliminates the need to carry clumsy supports or bipods. We were being asked to do what others can't explained Curt Lackey, President of Thunderbolt Customs Inc. The solution - the sidekick gun rests product line.With the revolutionary Sidekick design, the user's hands are free. Any vertical structure becomes the stabilizer and no shooting sticks or bipods are needed. The innovative design offers users a stabilizing system available the moment needed that is "built into" the gun. To deploy, just flip the steel-claw open and lean the claw's point into a post, tree or building. The steel-claw can be assembled to open on either side of the barrel. When not needed, the claw retracts out of the way. Sidekick model T2 attaches to the hand guard on tactical rifles that do not have rail systems. Sidekick Gun Rests give users the freedom to move quickly from one location to the next without the inconvenience of having to fold up a bi pod or having to carry a shooting support.