What do you get when you combine a U.S. Olympian, United States Air Force fighter pilot/Forward Air Controller, and a love of the outdoors, and pride in the quality of his work? You get Eberlestock. The gear that Eberlestock builds is built out of necessity and the experience of people that have been there. What do we mean there? “There” is the Olympics, “there” is the wilderness of the Idaho mountains, “there” is the treacherous valleys of Afghanistan and the debris-filled streets of Iraq.
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“There” is also now in the hands of the professional shooters competing in several sniper competitions across the world.
Glen’s story, the story of how Eberlestock came to be is truly unique. After competing in the 1984 Winter Olympics, Glen turned his brilliant mind towards designing better, lighter weight stocks for the U.S. Biathlon Team. Unsurprisingly, the U.S. Team started winning as the poundage of their rifles was significantly less than that of their competitors. From here, Glen went on to serve as a pilot in the United States Air Force flying the F-4 Wild Weasel and the A-10 Warthog. Working as a Forward Air Controller in the Hog, Glen got some firsthand engagement with the guys on the ground.
So many people have a gimmick these days, they have their niche and their customer base. Eberlestock and their founder’s niche is authenticity and products based on necessity in the field. Certainly, they look amazing, but the real value in Eberlestock gear is that it has legitimately become a force multiplier for snipers in the field. Eberlestock has no gimmick, they have a quality product that is far superior to any other on the market today. Customer testimonials the world over illustrate that when it comes to gear for outdoorsmen, professional shooters, active duty snipers, or anyone needing quality equipment, Eberlestock is the place to go.
At Grunt Style, we can relate. None of us are Olympians, but with a large majority of the workforce has military experience, combat arms or otherwise. Here we recognize quality, no frills craftsmanship. The unmistakable quality of something designed with pride in the United States of America. Products that show our innovation, products that show that we’re thinking about the people who will trust our equipment.
If you’re in need of world-class gear, that’s produced here in the United States, by patriots who’ve proven their devotion to this great nation, you can’t go wrong with Eberlestock.