I am looking to buy an american made trap shooting vest,i have called various dealers but they are all foregin!It;s a damn shame that you have to search so hard to find something made in this country!Any help on this?
Whit size are you looking for? I have a really nice Remington vest made by Chimere in Naples, FL, I believe. Vest is new, hanging in the closet. The vest does have the beige mesh back and a full length leather international pad down the right side. It is an XL I bought a couple of years ago and meant to thin down to fit in it. Its for sale, so you see how that worked out.
I also have a couple USA made Bob Allen vests if you are interested.
Plessinger Sportswear is owned and operated by Chuck Dietl, former USA Shooting resident athlete. He's been doing this a long time and knows his stuff.
You can buy a vest from other domestic makers but I know who makes mine and Chuck's vests are the BEST. High quality, attention to detail, the best materials - they are PERFECT.
And he's a nice guy too.
If you want to see pictures of his vests then they are here - http://www.deadtargetschool.com/How%20to%20Place%20ISSF%20Skeet%20Tape.pdf
The red vest is a Chuck Dietl vest. Look at the leather pad - you will notice the pattern of stitching - this is not style - this is FUNCTION. The leather pad is stitched in a certain way to provide longevity and comfort. I wish more trap shooters would use vests instead of pouches - a properly fit custom vest is a joy to wear and an essential piece of equipment.