Female hunters don’t always have it easy with standard rifles – especially with the stocks. A woman’s physiognomy, smaller hands and smaller body size quickly add up to an ergonomics problem. This quickly diminishes the desire to hunt – as is well known, the stock has a high influence on the hit rate. And if the rifle, which is too big, doesn’t quite fit into the firing position, it also looks awkward. The shaft specialists at Haenel therefore sat down with different hunters and took their measurements. The result was the DS stock: a wooden stock for women and smaller people.