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The Exclusive Lowing Products Stainless Steel Shot Bag

The BEST Ballast Bag Made.

These exact weight bags are very well suited for use in industrial weight testing, calibration, counterbalance applications, aeronautics, aircraft and automotive engineering, and, of course in Motion Picture production where we originally developed them. Our customers also use them as divers' weight bags, and a rifle stady bags (bench rest shooting bag).

Wherever weight is being handled by people these bags will provide improved safety by reducing muscle fatigue, foot and hand injuries.

Genuine CORDURA® - CORDURA® Classic fabric provides rugged durable performance featuring enhanced tear and abrasion resistance, and long-lasting durability. CORDURA® Classic fabric is constructed with qualifying yarns which are woven, dyed and finished in accordance with INVISTA™'s approved fabric standards for the CORDURA® brand. The 1000 x 1000 denier Nylon tests to a tensile strength of 536 lbs. warp and 437 lbs. fill. It's tear strength is 73 lbs. warp and 66 lbs. fill. It is water resistant, and much more abrasion resistant than textured nylon.

Your Choice of Stainless Filling - Lowing Products was the first to use stainless steel to fill the shot bags commonly used in the motion picture industry. Click here to see why the choice of stainless is critical to your success. This innovation opened a world of opportunity for Lowing Products to provide a more usable bag to the Movies, and then to other industries that require a precisely-manufactured and long-lasting ballast bag. We offer 300-Series and 400-Series Stainless which gives you, the customer, an important choice. The more expensive 300-Series Stainless is non-magnetic and most resistant to corrosive elements, such as salt water. The less expensive 400-Series Stainless also drains and dries easily in wet environments (like the 300-Series Stainless), but is magnetic and can display a slight corrosion over time if exposed to corrosive chemicals frequently.

Exceptional Care in Manufacturing - Our exclusive loading process eliminates the need for a bulky plastic liner. All of our shot bags are built to within .1 ounce. For special projects or applications, we can guarantee a plus-or-minus .001 ounce tolerance (given a dry bag in controlled humidity). In addition, we frequently construct custom bags for our customers. If the standard bags are not appropriate for your needs, let us know. If you can sketch it or describe it to us, chances are we can build it for you.

These qualities make the Lowing Products Shot Bags exceptionally suited for the demanding environments in which our customers work. Our adherence to these standards ensure that the Lowing Products Shot Bags are a convenient, low maintenance, portable and precise source of weight or ballast that easily conforms to it's surroundings.

8 pound stainless shot sock
8 pound Shot Sock
15 pound stainless shot bag
15 pound Shot Bag
20 pound stainless shot bag
25 Pound Shot Bag

Our shot bags do their job well.

The Lowing Products Stainless Steel Shot Bags Feature:

  • Hand crafted with genuine tough 1000 denier Genuine CORDURA® Plus Nylon Fabric
  • 4000+ pound, 2 inch wide (1" @ hand hold) seatbelt Webbing is used for the butterfly handle (on all but the SHOT SOCK)
  • All seams are DOUBLE-DOUBLE Stitched (that's 4 rows of stitching) for strength and durability
  • 304 Stainless Steel #2 size Grommets used on all bags
  • We use small 300-Series & 400-Series Stainless Steel shot (no carbon steel for the #304 bags)
  • Standard color codes for 5- and 8-Pound Shot Socks, 10- and 15-Pound Shot Bags, and 20- and 25-Pound Shot Bags
  • Any color combinations available by special order
  • Specific weight bags always available by special order. Plus or minus .1 ounce is standard. Plus or minus .001 ounce available when requested
  • A 25 Pound bag laid flat measures about 1.75 inches high by 9 inches wide by 12.25 inches long, 192.93 Cubic Inches or .11 Cubic Foot

The Benefits of the Lowing Products Stainless Steel Shot Bags Include:

  • Reduced Storage Requirements - more Stainless bags can be stored in less space compared to sand bags.
  • Exceptional Performance Under Abuse - made exclusively with rugged 1000 denier Genuine CORDURA® Plus nylon fabric provides tough and flexible reliability in all environments
  • Dries quickly after wash or water usage. Stainless filling prevents seepage of harmful or oxidized materials. Will not mold like sand and aggregates can.
  • Easily becomes an anchor that form-fits to any object
  • The 2 inch "Seatbelt" webbing handle is comfortable yet durable and quick to grab
  • Many convenient attachment points
  • 300-Series stainless is rustproof in most chemicals, salt and water (no more rust stains on location and dirty bags clean up with soap & water)
  • #304 Stainless Steel grommets provide rugged, rustproof reliability
  • Improves safety and reliability by eliminating toxic lead and unreliable sand from your workplace

300-Series (#304) or 400-Series (#409) Stainless Steel?

Due to the increasing costs of the "restaurant grade" #304 stainless steel, we have introduced another alloy of stainless steel, #409. The #409 range of stainless contains an alloy of carbon steel and chromium. This is often referred to as "magnetic stainless steel" since it can be picked up with a magnet.

This alloy has saved in production costs while still providing a corrosion resistant stainless steel for all but the most aggressive environments.

For years now, we've regularly used our standard #409 bags under water in chlorinated pools, Lake Michigan, etc. Once they have been rinsed and dried, we'll bring them onto the white carpet of the finest home interior sets. If they get dirty or greasy during use, we simply clean them at a local quarter car wash and dry them off.

We don't however recommend the use of #409 stainless in applications were long periods of exposure to saltwater (or other corrosive liquids) will be anticipated. Our #304 Stainless bags are still the best in these environments.

OSHA recommended maximum weight for repetitive lifting is 25 pounds. We have found that 2 to 4 25 pound bags can be comfortably moved on occasion.

Pricing for Lowing Products Shot Bags

409 (Magnetic) stainless steel bags
Part Number
List Price
1 to 49 bags
50 to 99
100 or more
5 pound Shot Sock, black SB-409.05
$ 37.50
$ 28.13
$ 24.38
$ 20.63
8 pound Shot Sock, black SB-409.08
$ 44.10
$ 33.08
$ 28.67
$ 24.26
10 Pound Shot Bag, black with blue handle SB-409.10
$ 48.85
$ 36.64
$ 31.75
$ 26.87
15 Pound Shot Bag, black with blue handle SB-409.15
$ 59.75
$ 44.81
$ 38.84
$ 32.86
20 Pound Shot Bag, black with gray handle SB-409.20
$ 68.50
$ 51.38
$ 44.53
$ 37.68
25 Pound Shot Bag, black with gray handle SB-409.25
$ 79.50
$ 59.63
$ 51.68
$ 43.73
Original 304 stainless steel bags Part Number
List Price
1 to 49 bags
50 to 99
100 or more
5 pound Shot Sock, black SB-304.05
$ 49.75
$ 44.75
$ 32.95
$ 23.60
8 pound Shot Sock, black SB-304.08
$ 59.99
$ 53.99
$ 36.92
$ 27.85
10 Pound Shot Bag, black with blue handle SB-304.10
$ 67.20
$ 60.48
$ 42.52
$ 35.48
15 Pound Shot Bag, black with blue handle SB-304.15
$ 78.32
$ 62.65
$ 51.23
$ 40.15
20 Pound Shot Bag, black with gray handle SB-304.20
$ 98.75
$ 79.00
$ 63.09
$ 54.45
25 Pound Shot Bag, black with gray handle SB-304.25
$ 88.16
$ 75.88
$ 60.93

To Purchase:

  • Email any request to
  • Call us toll free at 888-530-7440, or fax your purchase orders to us at 616-249-8947. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
  • Let us quote your order with shipping. We utilize the Central Transport Pallet Saver program. Or, check your own shipping costs on the pallet saver web site here.


Please email us with any special requests.

  • Custom sewn in seam tags
  • Custom embroidered labeling
  • Custom weight bags
  • Custom shot bag colors
  • Custom shot bag dimensions and configurations

We know shot bags

We have manufactured over 35,000 shot bags in various sizes, shapes, colors and labeling. In the 20+ years since we first started building them, our stainless steel shot bags have found uses in the manufacturing, engineering, testing, aeronautics and calibration industries, far beyond the film and video production businesses that we originally designed them for.

THANK YOU!! All of our creative customers who "think out of the box" and give us the opportunity to solve their problems are both commended and appreciated.

To purchase many of our products you may visit our online store, email a request to

For standard or custom products call us toll free at 888-530-7440, or fax your purchase orders to us at 616-249-8947. For your convenience, we accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

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