Large bag/pillow use techniques?

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I'm kicking around an idea for a new product, and I want to make it as flexible as I can for how people tend to employ these large, lightweight bags. For those of you that use large 'pillow' type bags (IE: Armageddon Gear Fat Bag, WieBad Todd and Pump pillows, etc), how do you ususally put them to use? Do you wrap them to your arm? Leg? Tether them to a belt/belt loop? Use something to hang them from some other body part? Simply carry them and put them where you want it?

Edit to add: This isn't another bag, but something that would work with the ones already on the market. Once I get my first pyototype mocked up, I might find some other uses for it, too.
 
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I use one very rarely. Typically only on a rooftop stage and I’ll use the Armageddon gear bungee to a belt loop when I do.
 

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Carabineer, bungee, belt. I use the Armageddon Gear 'big ass bag' reverse kneeling as I'm 6'6" 340 lbs. It's a to scale fatbags/pump pillow. The bag was actually developed off a custom bag I had them make. Everywhere I go folks borrow it, and many called in to order one. It's far more versatile than many would think. Rooftops its money, high prone under chest, low Hobbit stages I can put it in front of me and support elbows. Just a great bag, from a great company.
 
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Carabineer, bungee, belt. I use the Armageddon Gear 'big ass bag' reverse kneeling as I'm 6'6" 340 lbs. It's a to scale fatbags/pump pillow. The bag was actually developed off a custom bag I had them make. Everywhere I go folks borrow it, and many called in to order one. It's far more versatile than many would think. Rooftops its money, high prone under chest, low Hobbit stages I can put it in front of me and support elbows. Just a great bag, from a great company. And it's a great bag for pondering life as well. Deep in thought at CORE... A WTF thought I'm sure, lol.View attachment 6997027
I was kinda there when you got that bag....
 
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Ok even like an on barricades. Strap over the shoulder with the bag in your armpit resting the rear of the rifle is nice and stable. Ive even sat on the bag on a tractor tire stage. Lots of uses i haven't strapped my arm in yet but sure i will at some point
 

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Ok even like an on barricades. Strap over the shoulder with the bag in your armpit resting the rear of the rifle is nice and stable. Ive even sat on the bag on a tractor tire stage. Lots of uses i haven't strapped my arm in yet but sure i will at some point
Yeah, I'm looking for exactly what you said - where are people putting the bag in telation to their body when using it on a stage. I use mine between my leg and the butt of the rifle more than anything else, but I like to have it hanging under my arm where it's easy to get into position.
 

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I also practice shooting off a cooler with the pillow between my legs like on a roof top. Gets you down in a weird position I use thr bag over a tripod
 

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I like to use either the shoulder strap on my Traust bag or a carabiner with a bungee to connect it to my waist. On rooftops the shoulder strap is nice because I can spin it around to my front where I need it when I'm on the rooftop, and back behind me when I don't if I move to and from the rooftop during the stage. On barricade stages the carabiner and bungee combo is a little better since on the low sections of the barricade I set the bag on top of my knee to support the butt of the rifle, which is a bit of a stretch for the shoulder strap.
 
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I like to use either the shoulder strap on my Traust bag or a carabiner with a bungee to connect it to my waist. On rooftops the shoulder strap is nice because I can spin it around to my front where I need it when I'm on the rooftop, and back behind me when I don't if I move to and from the rooftop during the stage. On barricade stages the carabiner and bungee combo is a little better since on the low sections of the barricade I set the bag on top of my knee to support the butt of the rifle, which is a bit of a stretch for the shoulder strap.
That's the exact kind of info/feedback I am looking for. If anyone else is able to chime in, I'd like to hear it.
 

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That's the exact kind of info/feedback I am looking for. If anyone else is able to chime in, I'd like to hear it.
I used my Armageddon Gear big ass bag with a strap Sunday in club match. 15-20 mph winds, went 6/8 on barricade using strap cinched tight putting bag firmly under strong arm. I can't go reverse kneeling on lower barricade position, so go two knees. The bag with adjustable strap was money. I also used strap messenger style with bag on right hip successfully for reverse kneeling on a few stages. Thanks 😊
 
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Assuming right hand shooter, left knee down, right knee up so you can rest your right arm elbow on it.
 

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Gotcha, that’s my go to just hadn’t heard it called that.

We have a buck rail at out range and the top rail is just a bit to high to rest my elbow on top of my knee so I run my Armageddon Fat Bag between my elbow and knee. Ends up a pretty solid position.
 

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Also use that bag under left knee to raise you up. That works well at times when reverse kneeling is just a touch too low.
 

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Assuming right hand shooter, left knee down, right knee up so you can rest your right arm elbow on it.
Alternatively, my preferred method is to put my bag on top of my right knee so that it supports the butt of the rifle. Makes for more stability than just having my elbow on the knee, anyways.
 

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Alternatively, my preferred method is to put my bag on top of my right knee so that it supports the butt of the rifle. Makes for more stability than just having my elbow on the knee, anyways.
That's exactly what I do when I need the fat bag. I've found that the pint size GC usually negates the needs for it, though. Usually...