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Olympic shooting question

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  1. mike T

    mike T Member

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    Watching the Olympic shooting on the net I noticed all the competitors wore shooting vest. Why? when you see most of the shooters in the USA ware a belt and bag system Are we missing something here?
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    In Olympic Skeet, you need a smooth surface to prevent snagging as you bring the gun up from the starting position. In Olympic Trap, a competitor is allowed 2 shots at each target (in qualification), so some shooters carry fifty rounds out to the line for every round and a vest or jacket is needed to carry that many. Also, shooters are required to wear numbers on their backs for identification purposes and a vest gives them something to affix them to besides their clothes. Finally, as mentioned above, there is a certain intensity and "esprit de corps" created by the formality of a national uniform; in this case a shooting vest. -John
     
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    Also skeet shooters are required to have a gun start position marker. These markers are all supplied by ISSF and are sew on the competitors vests. Some also say they are trying not to look like slobs. I know one American competitor was asked at a previous Olympics why she was wearing Jeans. The feeling was that the US was to cheap to supply a uniform for their shooters. This year everyone got new vests from USA Shooting.

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