You'all are talking about wearing hats!! The thread states shooten'em. I love to shoot other peoples hats after they break their first 25 or 100 strait. I do hope they get around to shoot'en mine soon. LOL Break-em all. Jeff
Paul...... There are many, varied, reasons for wearing a ball cap when at a shoot. I believe that a ball cap with a bill that is too long will definately interfere with your vision when shooting, especially if the targets are set a little high. The target can quickly get out of your vision above the bill, and the natural tendency is to lift your head off the gun to look for the target. I, personally, prefer to wear a visor similiar to those that a golfer wears. The bill is much shorter. It still keeps the sun out of my eyes, but, it is much harder for the target to get away from my view with the shorter bill. Arnold Reigger wused to shoot with one like the old time bankers used to wear with the clear green plastic visor. I don't know if that was the reason he shot with one or not..... Just my experience.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
A lot shooters wear them as another way to block out distractions. A ball cap and shooting glasses with blinders on, and it's hard to see anywhere other than right down the barrel.
Personally, I don't like wearing hats when shooting for the reason mentioned above. I tend to hold a low gun starting out and I don't like losing the target. If I do wear one, for rain or bright sunlight, it's usually a boonie style hat, the brim is shorter and doesn't bother me as much.
I usually wear a darker lenses in my glasses than most people do(Bronze)if I don't wear a hat when the sun is high the light from the sun shines behind the lenses and causes a lot of Glare so I wear a hat to stop the Glare.
Wearing or not wearing a hat while shooting is a personal thing but those who shoot a lot without a hat when the sun is shining are running a losing race. It is not whether or not they will get skin cancer, it is just when. Skin cancer mestasizes and morphs into bone cancer, allegedly the most painful of all. This stuff is not to be ignored, especially when it so easily preventable simply by wearing a cover of some kind. The Fred Cousins-type golf visors don't help, they provide no protection at all for your head, ears or neck. Call up basal-cell carcinoma on the internet and take a look at what you in for when you don't wear a hat on the line. One can joke about the cowboy hat on the trap line but it probably gives more protection againt skin cancer than any other kind of hat.