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Since there's no "Accessories" forum I'll try posting this here.

Does anyone have a recommendation on a good vest for trap use? I searched online and about all that comes up are "Bob Allen" vests, which look to be of good quality, but I figured I'd ask among those who might actually own one.

I'm looking for something with big pockets, a mesh back (at least), and a shoulder pad. Replaceable pad inserts would be nice. I've already got a belt mounted shell box/empties holder.

If the same maker also has a toe rest, so much the better. :)

Thanks in advance,

-- Sam
 

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As I am new to trap as a sport I can not help you with your product question. I just go to Fleet Farm and buy what's comfortable :D

I can however let you know about an area of the board "geared" toward this (lame I know). It's in the general section near the bottom. It's called: Gear Talk and Review follow this link in to check it out!
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=32
 

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Thanks Gordon. Don't know how I missed that...

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Since I saw the post here first I'll answer here.

I have a Bob Allen that I picked up at Walmart. I had looked at several custom made vests but they are in the $80-150 and up range. I picked this one up for $12-14 they are normally about $20. It is ok, but for instance the pockets sag and pull on your shoulder when you put shells in them, more than I was expecting and lacks some of the bells and whistles of a higher end vest. I recently found a McAllister for $40, regularly around $140 and have yet to shoot with it, but it fits better has better leather, the whole right side is leather faced which helps keep the buttstock from snagging which it did a couple of times with the BA vest, extra stiches in stress areas, some of those bells and whistles that I realized I wanted.

Color is a consideration, although you can look cool as the man in black in a Beretta vest during the summer all that black is going to be far from cool.

You can go to most major shoots and find vests and some of the ladies that make them. The expensive ones are just another tool to invest in. It's something that with care will last a good long time, take a look at some of the older shooters and the patches that they have on theirs.

Some places to look:

Shoot the Moon, http://www.shootingvests.com

Pull Toys http://www.pulltoysinc.com

Able Ammo stocks Beretta which you can usually find at a Clays range proshop along with McAllister, http://www.ableammo.com/mall/clothes_be ... s_main.asp

Shooting Accessories http://www.shootingaccessories.com/clothes.htm, and some of

various Bob Allen vests and jackets

http://www.shootersoutlet.com/eshop/10b ... tegory=bob allen shooting apparel

and a selection of others to look at--check wild hare and past

http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstre ... ts,00.html
 

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Maybe Jay can get with Mary and work out a deal on a SGW Logo'd vest???
I bought my first shooting shirt from her at the AL state trap shoot and looked long and hard at the Shoot the Moon vests that she had embrodried.

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I started with a cheap Bob Allen mesh vest for $35. I then got a Browning mesh shooting vest for a bday gift. I really love it!
I now shoot everything with a cool Winchester mesh shooting vest. Bothe the Browning and the Winchester vest have a pouch that is used to hold a removable recoil pad.

I swear by mesh vests, as you might tell. If its gets chilly, wear a long sleeve shirt. I wear a separate hull bag for empties.

Have fun!
 
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