Thank you for considering a Creedmoor Hardback Heavy coat. We're sure you'll appreciate the traditional USA craftsmanship of our brand. We've been making competitive shooting coats since 1979 and really know our stuff! Our coats are worn by some of the top competitive shooters including, Dennis DeMille (our General Manager), Ty Cooper and David Tubb. Keep reading and you'll see why you want a Creedmoor on your back.
Why would you choose Creedmoor?
These are some of the design features that cannot be replicated by other manufacturers and set us a bar above the rest.
Shooting offhand in a Creedmoor heavy shooting coat is like leaning against a fence post for support. Better scores prove it. Our superior design gives emphasis toward supporting the shooters standing position. Look at these shooting features contained in all our heavy coats.
- Raglan Sleeve for an all-important shoulder fit.
- A zippered sleeve (Left sleeve on a right-handed coat) permits releasing bulky material in the crook of the arm while shooting standing.
- Large Spandex under-arm gussets permit unrestricted arm movement.
- A heavy quilted, quarter-inch felt padded lining for body support.
- Strategically placed added padding creates a "low pulse" effect when shooting with the sling on the arm.
- A quick and easy-to-use sling harness is provided to maintain the sling's position on the arm.
- One half inch padding protects the elbows.
- Textured rubber elbow, body and sling/pulse pads provide slip-resistant contact while shooting.
- Contoured side-release nylon buckets with adjusting straps secure the coat around the body for maximum support.
- A soft, removable and washable terry cloth collar protects the shooter's neck and coat material.
Click here for our measuring guide for your Coat.
We do not know how the sizing compares to other manufacturers because we're not like the others. Our design, as discussed above, is offered to you, not as an addition to your shooting equipment. It's offered as the one item you must have at the range.
We size by the chest measurement. If you measure a 36" chest, you would order a size 36 coat. We offer a tapered cut if your waist is 4-6 inches smaller than your chest, such as a 36 chest and 32 waist.
Sizes 34 thru 54 (additional $20 for extended sizes 50, 52, 54)
Please specify right handed shooter or left handed shooter.
Colors: We have a full assortment of available colors to choose from. Typically, you will want to choose a light color for the back. For example, a blue front with a silver back. There are no additional charges for two colors (3 colors or more is an additional $10/color). Please note, if you would like to do some wild combinations, please call to make sure it would be returnable in case of a fitting issue.
We also have added several camouflage color choices (additional $20).
Click here to see our color chart: Color Chart and Color Combinations
ALTERATIONS: Since our coats are individually hand made by out staff, we can make alterations such as Sleeve Length and Body Length to the coat. Please note, an altered coat is considered a "Keeper" and cannot be returned or exchanged. We suggest you only make alterations if absolutely necessary. Alterations must be called in to 1-800-273-3366 and the alteration fee is $25.00 .
To help you make a choice of options, we'd say 90% or more coats get the ventilation and all position upgrade. Maybe 35% get the shoulder straps. Maybe 20% get the embroidered emblem and/or patch. And, maybe 10% or less order the shoulder pad or alterations.
Delivery Time on Hardback Coats
When you order your Creedmoor Hardback coat, it is cut and assembled by hand here at our Alabama location. Because of the intricate detail and care each coat is given, your coat can take up to 14-16 weeks to be completed. Due to the custom nature of these coats, all Creedmoor coats are billed the day they are ordered.
If you have any questions regarding the coat ordering process, please give us a call at 1-800-273-3366. Our customer service folks are available M-F 9am-5pm CST and would be delighted to help. We know you'll be satisfied with your Creedmoor coat.
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13 July 2017
Hardback Cordura/Leather Shooting Coat (SKU: NO222)
When I first started shooting high power service rifle, I had never used or seen a shooting coat. My first true shooting experiences were in single-shot silhouette competitions, which did not permit the use of gear such as this. I borrowed my shooting coach's wife's coat for a while, but as I honed my skills I discovered that it was too big for me, especially in the shoulders. This made it hard to develop a consistent prone position.
After talking with fellow high power shooters, I learned that most preferred the Creedmoor hardback shooting coat. I soon found that the standard coat sizes generally fit men better than women. This makes sense considering the market: female high power shooters are greatly outnumbered. I presented my issue and Creedmoor's excellent staff worked above and beyond to make me their first fully customized coat and get it to me before my match season began. I worked mostly with Gina Williams, Customer Care and Operations Manager, and Brent Books, who were more than helpful throughout the process. I was worried that the coat would not fit quite right due to the extensive measurements involved. Creedmoor creatively sent me a canvas liner to try on and see how it fit prior to making the full coat. Coordinating between Alabama and Ohio, they made adjustments to the liner to complete the coat.
When my Creedmoor coat arrived the night before my first across-the-course high power match of the season, I was thrilled and struck by the beauty of it. I had chosen navy leather sleeves with a royal blue front and silver back. I decided not to use the terry cloth collar it came with, but it was easy to remove. I opted for the all position upgrade to allow for a more comfortable sitting position as well as ventilation for hot days at Camp Perry. One of the best upgrades I requested was the addition of shoulder straps to keep the coat tight around my shoulder in the prone position. I do not regret any of these upgrades and recommend that anyone considering a Creedmoor coat get all three of them. It is well worth the money. I loosen the shoulder straps slightly for offhand and sitting, but cinch them tight for prone which allows me to find and keep the rifle in the same spot in my shoulder every time. I have also found that the textured pads on the sleeves of the coat keep my sling from slipping down my arm, a problem that I had formerly struggled with. After wearing my coat in several matches, I have discovered that the leather sleeves give a little with time but that they are a little tight around my wrists due to the incredibly custom nature of my coat. This can make it difficult to get out of on very hot days. I contacted Creedmoor and they promised to resolve the issue in the fall so that I will not be without a coat during the match season. (Please note that the only reason the wrists are small on my coat is because of its extreme customization to my measurements.) I absolutely love my Creedmoor Shooting Coat. My scores have gone up and I have become more consistent. I thought it would take some time to get used to the coat, especially for shooting offhand, but at my first match the morning after I received the coat, I shot a 196-1x standing at 200 yards, a personal best.
Creedmoor's staff was a pleasure to work with and I really appreciate all of the time they took in making sure they provided me a product that would perform and that I would be happy with. From my experience with Creedmoor, their products are quality and the staff truly wants their patrons to shoot well on the range. I cannot say enough for the friendliness and dedication of Creedmoor's staff. I would not hesitate to order from Creedmoor at any time.