View Full Version : shooting jacket vs shooting coat

Senator Vitaman
September 8, 2009, 09:44 PM
Any difference?

September 9, 2009, 02:33 AM
you mean like metal jacket stuff vs lead?

September 9, 2009, 02:34 AM
wait... uhh coat vs jacket.. umm maybe the coat is heavier? idk

September 9, 2009, 07:06 AM
What's the difference? About $150. Or more. ;)

The Marine Corps version is usually referred to as a "jacket" but Creedmoor and such are a "coat".


September 9, 2009, 11:58 AM
The difference is the same as in a men's clothing store: a coat is longer.

September 9, 2009, 12:26 PM
Not sure if this is what the OP means but to me a "Jacket" was always waist or at most hip length and a coat goes below the hip or down onto the leg in length.

Advertisers don't care to be precise though (much like the "clip vs magazine" thing).

September 9, 2009, 12:35 PM
There are shooting jackets; relatively inexpensive canvas cloth copies of shooting coats. Also, there are shooting jackets that provide no function other than aesthetics; containing no straps by which to stiffen the stance. Then there are shooting coats; made of expensive heavy leather. The practical difference is that the heavy leather shooting coats will provide a more "stiffening" effect upon the body (especially when firing standing), than can be provided by cloth jackets. A heavy leather shooting coat is an essential piece of equipment needed in high power rifle competition.

September 9, 2009, 01:25 PM
There are synthetics, too. This (http://www.champchoice.com/cat-Shooting_Apparel-249-3.aspx) is a good outfit to buy from.

September 14, 2009, 11:00 PM
I always were a tie with my jackets.