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Hauling Your Gear

Hello shooters,

As many of us know, we have A LOT of gear. Trekking our rifles, mats, ammo and other gear from firing line to firing line can be tiresome.

This blog entry is going to cover that common problem with a closer look at each of our carts.

 

Mac Sports Folding Utility Wagon

This wagon is perfect for transporting all of your shooting gear to and from the firing line. The way our mat and stool fit into this thing will lead you to believe it was designed just for our gear. Folds easily into its own carry bag for easy carry and made by solid steel frame construction with 600 Denier polyester fabric. Small enough to fit in a car trunk, but sturdy enough to transport up to 150 lbs of guns and gear. Easily folds by pulling up on the handle. No assembly required!

 

 

Creedmoor Deluxe Cart Conversion Kit

This cart assembly kit is perfect for shooters who already have one of our folding stools. It is made out of 3/8″ stock aluminum, folds in seconds and plus, disassembles for transporting in a standard suitcase. The longest piece is 23″, so as long as your suitcase is longer than that, you are golden.

Some of the common upgrades people have put on this kit is the scope rack, scope clamp, back rest, horizontal rifle rack and ammo tray.
Some other accessories include magazine pouch, water bottle holder with Nalgene water bottle, and accessory pouch.
There are many things that can be added to this cart to completely personalize it to your own needs.

         

 

Creedmoor Range Cart (CRC)

The most innovative range cart ever to come along!

This cart has solid 14″ rubber wheels with bearings, frame, stool bag and scope stand holder. No tools are needed for assembly or stowage. The frame is machine from solid aluminum and there are no welded parts on the cart. Lower center of gravity makes the CRC more stable on uneven terrain. The scope stand remains on the cart for standing position and scorekeepings. The foldable handle makes the cart easier to transport in the back of a vehicle.

The whole cart folds by simply lifting the locking lever. Pull the 4 pins and loosen the butterfly knobs, then the cart can be stored in a suitcase. It collapses into an area of 30x17x8 inches with no tools in less than a minute.

The removable rifle case that doubles as a rack/holster comes standard with each cart. You also receive an ammo tray that secures directly to either the scope stand or to the frame. Last but not least, the CRC comes with a rain cover to protect your gear from unexpected showers at the range.

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Bags, bags and more bags!

We all know that as shooters, we have A LOT of gear. These bags are here to help you trek that gear to the firing line.

 

 The Heavy Coat Storage Bag

Protect your investment. This Storage bag made of 1000 Denier CoduraNylon with a self-healing YKK zipper is great for both carrying your coat to the range with the provided handles and long term storage. It will also protect your coat when being transported to the range in your trunk.

This bag comes in OD green normally. If you feel that OD is not your color, we do offer them in camouflage colors.

The Roll-Up Storage Bag

This black water-resistant bag is for storing your roll-up mat. Great for our basic roll up mat or the deluxe roll up mat!
Zippered Utility Bag

 the all-purpose equipment bag ideal for carrying, storing or transporting your necessities to and from the range.

This versatile utility bag was designed for multi-purposes such as a day at the range, to carry medical supplies or shaving kits, etc. Ordered in bulk by our US military, it’s great for data books, personal items or documents that you wish to keep with you.

The non-padded Creedmoor Utility Bag is made in the USA using 1000 denierCordura nylon material, making it extremely durable and water resistant.

Can be ordered with handles or without. This bag can be made with the same colors as our hardback coats!

 

Equipment Travel Bag

This black Cordura water resistant travel bag is designed to hold your stool, roll-up shooting mat, shooting coat and all the other equipment used by the competitive rifleman.

Padded on the bottom and both sides, it features pockets located on the interior center panel for maximum protection of its contents. Carry handles and shoulder strap included.

AR-15 A2 Lower Receiver Carrying Case

Perfect for people who possess an uneven ratio of upper receivers to lower receivers.  These hand-made custom bags prevent damage to both the lower receiver, and more delicate wooden stocked rifles that inevitably come in contact while moving guns in and out of storage.  Bag is made from the same high quality material as our famous hardback coats (1,000 denier Cordura), and closed with ¾” Velcro.  Two piece handle at the open end of bag ensures the lower will not fall out during carrying.

 

Available in all Cordura colors that we offer on our Hardback Coats.  For additional charge of $25 we will make it out of 100% leather.

 

AR-15 A2 Upper Receiver Carrying Case

These hand-made custom bags prevent damage to both the upper receiver, and more delicate wooden stocked rifles that inevitably come in contact while moving guns in and out of storage.  Bag is made from the same high quality material as our famous hardback coats (1,000 denier Cordura), and closed with a number 10 YKK zipper.  On the muzzle end of the bag we’ve sewn a piece of leather to prevent the muzzle from wearing through the end of the bag.

 

Available in all Cordura colors that we offer on our Hardback Coats.  For additional charge of $25 we will make it out of 100% leather.

 

Tripod Storage Bags

Bipod/Tripod bag

Here is a storage bag for your bipod or tripod. Made of 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon with a self-healing YKK zipper this bag will fit most bipods/tripods on the market. A sleeve is sewn into the bag for the extension rods to fit securely and eliminate banging against the base and other parts. Carrying handles make it great for taking the bag to the range. This bag is only available in OD Green.

Padded Scope Stand Bag

The perfect companion to the Scope Stand! Made from Cordura nylon and lined with nylon pack cloth. Jute padding provides ample protection for the stand. Exterior pockets allow for the rods to be stored away from the base. A separate storage pouch is included for your head assembly. Convenient handles for easy portage to and from the range. This bag is only available in Royal Blue.

 

 

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How It’s Made – Hardback Coats

Many people have wondered why it takes some time to build a hardback coat.

We have compiled some pictures to give people an idea on what we see everyday when building these coats.

 


Step 1. Patterns.

When someone measures their chest and waist size, that lets us know what cut they are going to need for their coat. If there is a 6 inch difference between the chest and waist (ex. 42 chest 36 waist), the coat becomes a tapered cut.

Each coat starts as a pattern. We have many patterns that help guide the cutting department in tracing the pieces for the coat. Each coat has about 50 pieces that has to be sewn together.


Step 2. Tracing.

Once the pattern has been picked out, we roll out the material that was chosen by the shooter. We inspect the material each time to make sure there are no defects. Any issues are cut out prior to tracing.

Once everything is ready, we lay the patterns down onto the material and carefully trace around with a white grease pencil. The portion does take some time. One wrong slip and the coat may not match up correctly when it reaches the sewing department.


 

Step 3. Cutting.

When all of the patterns have been traced, we then cut the fabric.  

Each piece is then set aside for the next step.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4.  The Hardback Lining.

In this step, we unroll a large batch of thick cotton lining. This is the material that is put into the hardback to give our shooters that “fence-post” feeling. We take the patterns and lay them accordingly to the size of the hardback jacket. We then trace the outlines and cut.

 

Step 5. Rubber and Padding

The rubber is what make a shooting coat, well, a shooting coat. The rubber that we sew onto the elbows of the coat provide a non slip surface while the shooter is in the prone position. The 3/4″ felt padding that we place within the elbows reduces the strain on the elbows and makes the prone position a little bit more comfortable.

 Step 6. Sewing

This is the final step in the coat making process. Here is where we take all 50+ pieces of material and sew together the Hardback Coat.

This is a very time-consuming step since we have actual sewers on machines doing each of these by hand.

Completed!

Once the coat is finished, it is packed up and sent right out to the customer who has been patiently waiting.

The new CMP ruling and our Hardback Coats

We’re getting phone calls, emails, and questions on our Face Book page from people concerned that their Creedmoor hardback coats are no longer legal for use. I’ll attempt to clear this up and hope my answer finds its way around.

I’ve underlined what I believe to be the key words and phrases in this new CMP rule:

6.11.1: Shooting Jackets
Shooting jackets made of flexible material may be worn in all Service Rifle and CMP Games Rifle events except Rimfire Sporter. Shooting jackets may have shoulder, sling and elbow pads providing those pads are not constructed so as to provide rigid artificial support. Jacket constructions that use back bracesnon-flexible liners or other non-flexible materials are prohibited.

Creedmoor Coats, including our “hardback” coats, contain NO plastic, only cloth. I think it’s safe to assume cloth is “flexible”, and not “rigid”. Some of the confusion stems from a book written back in 2007 called Slings and Things in which the author incorrectly describes our Hardback coats, writing: “The main body of the coat is lined with a heavy cotton canvas. The “Hardback” is a plastic insert that essentially splints the lower back and seat.” This is completely FALSE. While it’s true other manufacturers use plastic inserts, Creedmoor Sports NEVER has. (This is not a jab at the author of that book. I’m sure it was an honest mistake.)

There ARE heavy shooting coats out there that will be affected by this rule since they do use “rigid, non-flexible materials” in the form of hard plastic inserts. If you do own a coat with a plastic insert in the back, you may want to contact the manufacturer and ask them for their interpretation of this rule, as well as NRA rule 5.2 which was around prior to them marketing and selling that particular coat.

The Hardback Coat

Hardback Leather Coat

Shooting offhand in a Creedmoor heavy shooting coat is like leaning against a fencepost for support.  Better scores prove it.  Our superior design gives emphasis toward supporting the shooters standing position.

 

 

The Basics

The raglan sleeves allow for an all-important shoulder fit and a zipper in the non-dominate arm permits releasing bulky material in the crook of the arm while shooting standing. The nylon mesh under-arm gussets we install allow the coat to breathe and create unrestricted movement. The heavy quilted, quarter inch felt padding gives the shooter great body support and gives them that “Fencepost” feel.

The strategically placed added padding creates the “low pulse” effect when shooting with the sling on the arm. One half inch padding on the elbows allows the shooter to be in the prone position more comfortably than without a coat. The textured rubber on the elbows, body and pulse pad provide a slip resistant contact while in the different positions.

The contoured side-released nylon buckles with adjusting straps secure the coat around the body for maximum support. Each strap comes with a 5 inches to spare leaving the shooter room to adjust if needed in different positions. Most shooters tend to wear a sweatshirt under the coats so added strap length has been helpful for those bulky situations.

The coats all come with a soft, removable and washable terry cloth collar. It not only absorbs the sweat that can accumulate around the shooters neck but also protects the shooter from harmful UV rays on a hot summer day. The collar is attached with Velcro and can be thrown into the washing machine when needed.

 

Hardback Cordura/ LeatherCoat

Upgrades

Though the upgrades aren’t a necessity in improving your scores, they can definitely help with the comfort and ease in achieving those goals.

The ventilation option on our coats allows for the body heat to escape while allowing the cool outside air cool within. The nylon mesh starts under the arms and goes down the two rear quarter panels on the back of the coat. No support is lost when adding this upgrade to a hardback coat.

The All Position Upgrade is a must have for 3-position shooters. We insert a heavy duty eleven inch zipper on the bottom of both sides of the coat, that when un-zipped, allow the coat to open for a better and more comfortable sitting and prone position. No need to unbuckle those last buckles in order to sit down properly.

The removable shoulder pad is a shock absorbing, felt material that can be attached to the inside of the shooting coat behind the rubber should pad. Velcro strips allow the one half inch pad to be placed and removed when needed.

Our newest upgrade is the shoulder straps. Two ¾ inch buckles with webbing take up any “slack” to eliminate any bulging on the shoulder pad whilst in the prone position. These straps also help pull the rubber up on the shoulder to better help the butt stock align with the non-slip rubber.

Hardback Cordura Coat

 

Other Add-Ons

A few other add-ons are available when purchasing a hardback coat. The shooter can choose to have his or her coat personalized with an embroidered emblem. The shooter lets us know what they would like to have on the coat and we then have that embroidered onto an oval piece of black leather which is then sewn onto the coat.

The American flag is a way our shooters have expressed their pride in our great country. The flag measures three inches long and two inches high and is sewn onto the left side of the coat.

The Creedmoor Sports patch is our logo in a 4 inch patch form. It can be sewn on wherever the shooter wants it to be. It can be ordered on the coat or separately.

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