The Tactical Udder – Fat Boy is the old Tactical Udder’s new big brother.
Bison Tactical went back to the drawing board to deliver a massive improvement to the Tactical Udder shooting rest bag!
The Tactical Udder – Fat Boy now achieves a better grip on field props, while maintaining the same lovable udder shape I conceived back in 2016.
Evolved from the OG Tactical Udder, also know as the Saracen Bag, the Fat Boy brings major improvements as a solid front shooting rest.
Some notable changes:
- Heavy and Light in one bag!
- Thicker legs
- Open Pocket Design
- Anti-Roll stays
- More Grip where it counts
- Dual Fill System
At Bison Tactical we design competition proven gear, and the Tactical Udder – Fat Boy is no exception.
Heavy and Light: The Tactical Udder – Fat Boy’s standard fighting weight is 7 – 7.5 lbs, around 1 pound heavier than the standard Tactical Udder shooting rest bag. But the new Dual Fill System (available separately) drops the weight by 2 lbs to 5 – 5.5 lbs. Understanding that smaller isn’t always better, but sometimes lighter is, we designed a way to lighten the Tactical Udder while keeping the same functionality, and same surface area to provide a rock solid shooting platform in the best shooting bag in 2019.
Open Pocket Design: The leg re-design went hand in hand with creating an Open Pocket Design. The Open Pocket Design creates a large open area in the center of the legs, resulting in 400% greater surface area in contact with shooting props. This massive increase in contact with shooting props means more stability for shooting since the heavy legs make rock solid contact to provide incredible support.
Anti-Roll Bars: Based on firsthand experience, wide bags using pliable, flexible fill can roll when not placed perfectly on pointy objects (like the point of a tank trap). To fight this tendency, removable aluminum stays can be inserted into the Anti-Roll Bar pockets located directly above the Tactical Udder – Fat Boy handles.
200% More Grip where it counts: In conjunction with the Open Pocket Design, Bison Tactical increased the grippyness of the bag on metal and slippery surfaces by experimenting with a variety of different grippy materials. We changed the grippy material on the Fat Boy to a new high grip material, and increased the area of the material by 200%.
The Tactical Udder – Fat Boy is named after one of the two Atomic bombs – because its fat, and its the bomb.
In homage to our Airborne military brothers, and because its cool, the handles on the Tactical Udder – Fat Boy are made from actual parachute webbing, and only come in Yellow (except yellow waxed and custom bags).
Custom bags are available, and the old style handles in other colors are available on the custom bags, just give us a call to order.
The Tactical Udder – Fat Boy can be used as a shooting rear bag as well as a Tactical shooting bag front rest. This versatility in use as both a shooting rest bag and tactical shooting bag make the Tactical Udder – Fat Boy stand out from the crowd.
Bench Rest and target shooters are also using the bag upside down (legs in the air) for a static shooting rest bag since it works so well to keep your rifle stable!
Buy refinishing textile wax for your waxed bags here.
All the Bison Tactical products are designed, tested and manufactured right here in Colorado USA!
We also carry a large number of Custom Fabrics and a large range of colors. Here are some of our fabrics:
It seems that the tactical fat boy is of very good quality and I believe it will hold up very well. I am a little disappointed though. If I would have seen it and tried it out first I probably would not have considered it. It is a little to big for my application, it is not sticky enough to grip on sloped surfaces or anything that dose not have a rough finish. To be a perfect product for my application I would desire one not quite as large, made of a much more flexible material that would much more easily conform to uneven/irregular rest surfaces. I am one who likes my bags NOT filled to maximum full so I can adjust them to uneven surfaces. Removing fill from the fat boy helped a lot but the fabric was still to stiff to achieve a good bond to the rest surface. I love the 4 leg design and find it great to flop on top of a post or straddle the top of a board fence. After adjusting the fill level I liked that I could flop it sideways to get most of the fill to one side then have the top of the bag more level to shoot off a slope. Removing fill seems to help making the bag stay put when using it on a slope a little better too but I would love to see you offer an option of having a much more flexible and sticky surface on both the top of the bag as well as the underside of the udder. I do not need to be concerned about weight as I do not pack my bag along when in the field kind of thing but use it predominately for quick setup jumping out of my truck so I prefer a VERY heavy and solid shot type of fill that easily flows to whatever side or corner I prefer of the partially filled bag to quickly accommodate whatever rest surfaces I encounter.
Timothy, I am sorry to hear about your experience. We speak with a lot of people on the phone here at Bison Tactical, and if you had called with questions such as these, I would have recommended our smaller bag the 'Skinny Boy' instead of the larger 'Fat Boy'.
The Skinny Boy is smaller, also has the facility for adjustable fill (so you could change fill types if you wanted), and has a LOT more grippy material under the bag. It really sounds like a better solution to your needs than the Fat Boy. Additionally the Skinny Boy has a strip of grippy material on the side to grip when lying on its side for use like you mention above.
Finally, we send a lot of bags out to competitions and match directors to provide people with the ability to try the bags out, but we must not have many in your area - if you can send us an email with local match directors contact information we can try to get some headed that way.
Awesome bag I love it. Been out a few times using it from my side x side on ground squirrels and coyotes. I have tried several bags and this one is the real deal. Love it thanks for an awesome product
Bag is great. Super stable. Well made. Quick shipping.
Enjoy the versatility. Have even used it on top of my RRS Anvil 30 for setting my binoculars great stability
Perfect range and prs bag. Love it!