Theatrical sidearms are asked to do a job they were never designed to do. A typical sidearm is made up of a c-clamp and a piece of pipe. When downward pressure is placed on the pipe, it will bend the bolt of the c-clamp permanently and ruin the sidearm. Our Safer Sidearms utilize a diagonal brace to transfer the load off the clamp and onto the vertical pipe. They can easily hold 100 lbs. without bending. Our Steel Safer Sidearms are even bigger and more rugged and are designed for speakers and moving lights.