About Us

45 years ago Stanislawski Archery Products changed the way we shoot releases. With the invention of the triggerless backtension release, Mel Stanislawski defined a category of release aids that would all be generically referred to as STAN’s®. Over the next several decades STAN® style releases would win more tournaments than any other type on the market and continues to do so today. The same basic half moon/hing dump design pioneered by STAN® in the 70′s is still copied, repackaged and marketed as new.

In 2001, Stanislawski Archery Products joined the Copper John Corp. team both of which are owned and operated by the Springer family. Today more than ever, Stanislawski engineers push the envelope in the every target release category there is.

As always, your feedback is our most valuable tool in tweaking our products and business strategies to be best in class. We hope and ask that you continue to voice your opinions as they are a huge source of inspiration. What doesn’t come from you, our customer, comes from our families which are pictured above. All of us thank you for your support.


In 1970 Mel Stanislawsk invented the triggerless backtension release aid. Ever since, his namesake company has been leading the way in release aid performance and technology.



Speed is the name of the game and the VAMP sears have the fastest lock time in the industry minimizing the possibility of string interference. Not only is the speed faster but we have also expanded the traditional range of trigger tension adjustability from ridiculously light to absurdly heavy and everything in between. All this and the adjustability to set for zero trigger travel. No compromises, just exceptional performance.


Like the name implies, silkpathTM sears are silky smooth yet their enhanced and hardened 440C stainless steel construction makes them brutally tough. They’re finished with our proprietary polishing process and set in place by experienced craftsmen to ensure years of reliable service.

STAN’s® MOREXTM sears are the most advanced hinge based sears on the market offering an unmatched level of precision in the market pioneered by our namesake. The micro adjustable mechanism and two available clicker speeds (sold separately) make this the perfect back tension release for beginners and professionals alike.

Like anything worth having, STAN’s® Smokin’XTM sears were a long time coming. Theory alone will not result in a design that is repeatable. Only painstaking craftsmanship and revision after revision will get you there and with the Smokin’ XTM sears we 

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