Shooting wear information

Shooting wear information

FAQ

  • Do I need to measure MTM or is a standard size good enough for me?
    You can check our size chart for standard sizes. With adjustable buttons the circumference of a jacket can be adjusted. How much depends on your own requirements.Accepting a standard size usually means accepting that you will have to adjust the fit with the buttons to at least some extent. How many cm extra overlap or how tight/loose a jacket you find acceptable depends on:If you compete under ISSF rules and what you accept yourself.A beginning or a hobby shooter may accept a less well fitting jacket. A shooter going for an International competition will not accept anything which may have a negative effect on the score.
  • I’m 16 years and still growing, is it wise to buy an MTM?
    If no standard size fits well enough it may be the only way to achieve an acceptable fit. A little extra on the front of the jacket can be added. A few cm more on the length of jacket and sleeves can usually be accommodated. Some extra space in chest-waist-hips can be compensated with the adjustable buttons. However, no shooting wear manufacturer can predict how you grow or give any guarantee that a jacket will fit 12 months later.
  • How to pack the shooting wear?
    First pack everything in your shooting bag except your shooting wear. Then put your pants on the top and then your jacket upon the pants. Don´t bend your shooting jacket across the back! We deliver all jackets with straight backs. This is to avoid bending them and thus reducing your support.
  • How to break in new shooting wear?
    Even a very well-fitting jacket can feel too small when new. Always mount all the buttons and allow for enough ’breaking in’ time with a new jacket or a pair of pants.The only way to get the right feeling in a new jacket is in the shooting position and with the buttons mounted! It is normal not to get ‘ISSF 70mm overlap’ before the jacket is broken in. The seams need to be stretched out and the stiff material must form around your body. This process will inevitably take some time over several training sessions and should be done before a match. It must be done both with standard sizes and made to measure jackets and pants
  • Mounting the Buttons

  • Put on the jacket
    Make sure the jacket is tight against the back. You might need someone to push the jacket on the back while the places for the buttons are being marked. Hold your arms bend as in the shooting position when the button places are marked.Ask a friend to help you to mark the three bottom buttons with a pen. Fasten the bottom three buttons. Mark and mount the top buttons. The buttons usually have to be moved normally 2-3 times during and after the breaking in process.
  • Care instructions

    • A shooting jacket should always be transported and stored without bending it at waist. Always keep your jacket topmost in your equipment bag. Shooting jackets and pants should never be washed. If the shooting clothes get wet they should be dried on a clothes hanger in room temperature.
    • Canvas
      Shooting clothing should never be washed, because water can harm the treatment that keeps the canvas stiff. In addition, the leather parts may give off their colour to the white canvas if the jacket gets wet. The black canvas may get some scratches when used. To remove those white marks you can slightly rub the canvas with a wet cotton cloth. Do not use too much water.
    • Leather
      Leather parts can be wiped with a moist cloth. You can use leather detergents for cleaning the leather parts.
    • Clarino
      (material on left front that looks like suede) Clarino is artificial material and suede detergents are not suitable for cleaning it. Never apply suede detergent on clarino! You can try to clean clarino parts only with detergents meant for normal clothes.