Shooting Stand FAQ

We no longer sell stands, so here is some info that may help you find stands that will work for you.

If you get stands that are made specifically for wind flags, they will come with everything you need, including the correct pivot pin for the flags you are using. If you use photography tripods which are not made for wind flags you will need to adapt a pivot pin to the top of it. We custom make adapters for this purpose and they start at $8.50 depending on requirements, so take that into consideration when pricing stands.

One more thing to consider is the height necessary for the ranges you will be shooting on. Some ranges require short stands, and some ranges require tall stands. Too low is better than too high. To be legal you must have the top of your flag below a line from the top of the bench to the bottom of the target.

Tripod info...

With tripod stands what you sometimes have to look out for is that the cheaper ones often don’t go down low enough. The cheaper stands often have less sections, making the sections it does have need to be longer, which makes the whole stand not go down as low. On some ranges it’s not a problem but on others you need quite a low stand in order to be legal. I generally like a stand that will go down around 24″ or so. That will work in most situations. Also look for a good spread on the legs that gives it a good base so it won’t tip over easily.

Tripod stands are available through Amazon and Ebay as well as the photography supply houses. The type that has the common 1/4-20 threaded stud on top is good for adapting for flag use.

Remember, you will need adapters to make tripods work for wind flags. Also, remember that if the wind gets to blowing hard you will have to stake the tripods down so they don’t tip over causing flag damage.

Stake in stand info...

One guy who makes custom flag stands is Bill Dittman. These are nice stands. Here is his description…

“Standard pole is 22 inches tall minimum 84 inches maximum. I can make other sizes on special order. Construction is telescoping aluminum with a stainless steel ground stake and stainless center pin. The ground stake has a footpeg sticking off to one side so you can just stomp it into the ground. The pole is made so that you can’t drop the center pin down inside while you are setting them up.”

He is making them specifically for my flags so all you need to do is tell him you need them set up for Graham flags and he will know what to do.

Here is his email… His phone… (770)735-6988.