By Steve Wall
How did you start the company?
SRB Field Rests started in a muddy goose field in 2008. I needed a dry clean place to lay my gun besides on my old carpet and pillow. I finally found some forked branches and used them. While waiting for the geese I got to looking at the branches and thought maybe this would be a handy idea for a rest. When I got back that night I started drawing and came up with an idea for the rests. After searching for a molder to make some prototypes for 2 to 3 months I found one that would work for me. We got the molds and poured several heads then I found some PVC rods for the posts and glued them together to make the rests. These were very blocky and a little heavy. After a few shows and a trip to SHOT SHOW with a good friend, I decided there was enough interest to go to injection molding. After about $30,000, I had a mold and some product to show. Then Packaging! I got a company that makes cardboard packaging to make a flat cardboard and had a design printed on it and had to tie the rests and sockets on that with twist ties. People kept telling me to get clamshell packaging so I went on the hunt again and had clamshells and the inserts made. That is where we are now, still working on getting them into the retail stores and to the people. We have built a great team of Pro Staff that have helped promote the rests but it is a brand new concept and people still do not realize what they can do for the average hunter. Keep yours weapons safe, clean and ready while hunting the fields, popup blinds, layout blinds, marshes, tree stands or even in the boat. I also received a patent on the rests in May of 2010.
How long have you been in business?
2008 is when I came up with the idea for SRB Field Rests. Really tried to sell them in about 2010.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Probably meeting all the great people at shows, on facebook and just visiting with the great people of the industry.
What are your most popular products?
I would have to say the 11 4 piece gun rests. A close second would be the Archery set.
Who is your target audience?
ALL hunters, fishermen, bowfishing people, and with the versatility of the rests just about everyone in the outdoors as we do have a rest for cameras now also!
What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?
I would have to say a turkey hunting day with my wife! We had spent a rainy morning switching sides of the creek with a tom and finally gave it up and were leaving to go home and dry out. We started down the road and my wife saw the tom go over the railroad tracks about 200 yards across a muddy field. She wanted to go after him and I told her that was a lost cause as the field was muddy and bare with nothing to hide in. She took off across the field anyway (if you remember them the cloddy rubber boots with inserts in them and a pair of my coveralls to big for her). She had to stop 2 or 3 times to breathe. When she got to the tracks she crept to the top and looked over then caught sight of something on the tracks 20 yards away and it was the tom. She got him and never let me forget that she was a turkey hunter!!
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I am excited to say that I have a Turkey-Predator rest and that I am going to be testing while turkey hunting this spring!! Make sure you head over to the SRB Field Rest’s website and check out all of their great products!
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