BLACK BRANCH SHOOTING SPORTS
Your best performance demands the best PRS gear
We design cutting-edge shooting bags to increase your speed and accuracy giving serious competitors a strategic advantage.
Veteran-owned. Proudly made in Missouri.
Unique Design Features Give You an Edge
This Isn't a Bean Bag
Responsive Locking Fill™
Black Branch Responsive Locking Fill™ technology binds and locks rather than shifts, giving you a solid shooting platform that consistently responds to the slightest squeeze to fine-tune your shot. The fill quickly conforms to both the shooting surface and whatever shape you need.
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With Stick Fast Surface Technology™
The entire top and bottom surface of The Gecko II™ features Stick Fast Surface Technology™. No more slipping and sliding on challenging surfaces. The Gecko II™ gets traction where you put it, whether on metal, plastic, wood — even glass!
Personalize Your Bag
Embossed UV Printed Name
The Gecko II™ features a UV printed Black Branch logo permanently embossed on a soft, flexible 550-denier Cordura side panel. Put your name on the other side of your Gecko II™ and create a one-of-a-kind shooting bag you’ll never lose.
Justin Starkey shared this photo of his buddy using his Gecko II at the most recent TX precision Match. Photo by Joel Quintanilla.
Of course no one took a picture of me using the bag haha but they snagged one of my buddy while he was using it. I let several shooters borrow it yesterday and all of them were super impressed. Even one Wiebad sponsored shooter said “Dude that thing is really badass”. I loved the amount of grip it had. When funds allow it, I’ll definitely be grabbing the support pillow from you guys.
What people are saying
The gecko II was solid on all types of terrain. The positions in New Mexico were off all types of objects, trees, rocks, tank traps, prone. I used the Gecko as both a front support and rear bag and it was phenomenal.
No slipping on objects, gripped my MPA chassis held solid in all positions. Several pro shooters used my bag on a couple stages and were impressed with how the bag worked. On a long range stage to 1470 yards the whole squad used the gecko II as a rear support bag as all other bags were sliding around on the sandstone.
Great bag I want to add a support pillow to replace another pillow bag I use. The grip material truly makes a huge difference.
Let’s get straight to the point. You want a barricade bag to help with shooting from barricades, right? How about a bag that just does it all? Enter, the Gecko II.
I wanted this bag because it was different. I decided to take a gamble on a product that wasn’t all the rage. That gamble certainly paid off.
It’s tough as nails, practical and extremely useful. The grippy texture keeps this thing in place, no mater what you put it on. I’ve put it on the side of a vertical 4×4 and placed the rifle on top of it while gripping the bag with my off hand. I’ve seen other shooters toss their bag onto a horizontal support and the bag just slips off because it’s unbalanced. With the Gecko, that isn’t a problem. It just stays where you put it.
It’s also replaced all of my rear bags. This thing is so versatile, it should be the only bag you ever need outside of a support pillow, which I plan to pick up next from Black Branch.
Black Branch deserves all the praise that they get, because they’ve earned it with a phenomenal product matched with above and beyond customer service. They’ve earned a customer for life.
UPDATE: April 5, 2019
Congratulations to Agent Daniel Faught and partner Justin Lewis for taking second place in the 2019 North American Sniper Championship!
I’ve really been loving the Gecko 2 and I’ve shown it to lots of other competitors. I continue to use the Gecko 2 and sing its praises because I have found it to be a superior product. It conforms to objects and is easier to manipulate than other bags. [April 5,2019]
First off I’d like to say how much I love my gecko 2 shooting bag with the elite fill. I sold off my other “positional shooting bag” after using the gecko 2. To me the grip material and the elite fill make all the difference. [October 18, 2018]
As far as the bag, I like it very much; it is pliable and light weight. We had it with us during hunting. Not light enough however to take on sheep hunts, but it was not meant for that. I don’t have any actual action photos because in the heat of the moment, taking pictures is not on your mind. I like the versatility of it. There are numerous heights/positions it can be deployed.
Example: In a kneeling position it works great to get more elevation by putting the bag between your elbow and your knee. This is helpful to get above tall vegetation.
I would classify this bag as a medium duty shooting bag most suitable for light to medium weight rifles.
I used the bag at the gun range with a heavy 50 BMG but it’s a strain on the bag. The stitching is pulled tight with guns like that.
Found an anti-slip surface very useful, however at around 20 deg F the cold temperature on windshield has an effect on the stickiness.
So all in all I found it a positive product. A few people played with it and liked it.
Most excellent service for sure.
I really like the size and non slip material of Gecko II Elite. I have already used it at a rifle match. It gripped very well to various barricades, barrels, and farm gate. The feel of the bag with the Elite fill is great. The quality of the material and stitching is second to none. Customer service was superb! Shipped was really quick.
I’m super new to PRS shooting and when attending a recent range day, I asked if anyone had a bag I could test drive for the day. A Gecko II was loaned to me and through the day of shooting, the bag sold itself. There was something about the Elite Fill that just seemed to nestle the rifle the perfect amount and keep it locked in position. Not everyone likes the feel of the Elite Fill, but if you like it, you love it. Running my first ever PRS barricade that day was almost too easy. I set the bag down, set the rifle on top of it, and nothing moved when I went to pull the trigger. I cleaned the barricade eight for eight multiple times. I think the biggest thing for me was when we had a little fun and shot at 850 yard steel off a standing barricade. The bag performed flawlessly, and I made good hits where I would’ve previously thought impossible. The design is completely thought out and the designer is always looking for feedback and ways to improve the product. I bought a Gecko II that same day, I didn’t even want to try any other bag.
We ordered the Gecko 2 Elite fill bag and could not be happier. My daughter likes the regular fill and i recently ordered one for her on her 12th birthday. The elite fill is 100% worth the up charge and that’s not to say the regular feel isn’t awesome. The elite has a better feel to me and allows a bit more manipulation IMO. The grip on the Gecko, I believe , is what really sets it apart from competitors. I’ve put the bag on a car window and been able to nearly fully “load” the rifle and the bag not move. I wouldn’t have even been able to attempt that with my old competitors bag. When my Gecko 2 Elite fill was a a bit shy of the perfect feel for me , I contacted Mike by email and he sent a bit more to make the bag just right. Customer service, great product and knowledgeable folks are damn rare. When we have time, I will upload pics of Karsyn and I shooting a local match together with the Gecko 2.
The Black Branch Story
hile deployed to Iraq, I used my free time to learn how to sew due to demand for uniform repair. Soon my fabric repair services were requested by soldiers all over the FOB because of the constant wear and tear on uniforms. Soldiers began requesting special-order items, such as radio pouches and grenade vests.
fter retiring from active duty, my brother Craig asked me to make him a shooting bag based off of his specifications. After using that bag at a PRS-sanctioned shooting event, Craig asked me to upgrade the bag’s design for him. He wanted a bag that wouldn’t slip or slide on smooth surfaces.
raig’s updated bag drew attention from other competitive shooters. Soon they were reaching out with requests for that bag. What began as a gift from one brother to another led to the creation of the Gecko Series of shooting bags. Based on the success of that upgraded bag, I decided to form Black Branch Shooting Sports.
he feedback I have received has been positive and beyond all expectations.
At Black Branch, we design cutting-edge accessories crafted with impeccable attention to detail and function to give serious competitors a strategic advantage.