The Best Shooting Gear Broken Down

The top 3 pieces of gear that you need to enhance your shooting experience

Shooting is a hobby that a lot of people enjoy, from your average civilian to a seasoned shooter who participates in things like shooting sports or tactical training. That being said, having the proper gear to hit the range or wherever you are heading is essential, but what all do you need? Sure, you obviously need a firearm, or if your range offers rentals you just need your wallet, but besides that, what else do you need in terms of shooting gear

We have hand-picked some of the best, and most important shooting gear that you need in order to have a proper day at the range and you can train properly!

The Best Shooting Gear

Now, let’s dive into the best shooting gear for each category.

Ear Protection

Safety first when you are on the gun range, meaning you need to protect yourself at all costs, and the worst thing that you can do is have your eardrums blown out from firing your weapon without proper ear protection. That being said, there are a few different types of ear protection for the gun range, such as over ear and in ear. We prefer the over ear protection, as they are basically just earmuffs that are designed with advanced technology to protect your ears from shooting, whether you are indoors or outdoors. They are also comfortable. 

As far as in ear protection, these are a bit harder to get in and can be somewhat discomforting. In ear protection also does not protect you as much, so you are left with ringing eardrums when you are firing a gun. These are not ideal for indoor settings.

That being said, what ear protection do we recommend? Well, the Axil Trackr Electronic Ear Muffs are our favorite when it comes to your shooting ear protection. These are electronic earmuffs that offer some pretty high decibel reduction and advanced features, making them an ideal choice for shooting indoors or outdoors.

When it comes to how exactly these shooting earmuffs work, the TRACKR earmuffs use advanced technology to amplify low-level sounds and provide hearing protection against loud noises. They have a high decibel reduction rating, making it so these earmuffs effectively block out harmful noise levels while allowing you to hear conversations and ambient sounds.

The TRACKR earmuffs also come equipped with adjustable volume controls, allowing you to customize the level of ambient noise you want to hear. Not to mention, they are comfortable and secure, so you don’t have to worry about them being a nuisance.

Whether you are shooting in close quarters or shooting outdoors from long ranges, these earmuffs provide the necessary protection and comfort for a safe shooting experience, making them an easy choice for the list of best shooting gear.

Price: $65.00

Eye Protection

Piggybacking off of hearing protection, keeping your eyes safe is just as important. When you are shooting, you are at risk of debris, dust, and even shell casings hitting your eyes and causing damage. Just like your ears, you only get one set of eyes, so it is crucial that you keep them safe using something like goggles or glasses. Though they are not bulletproof, they can help protect your eyes when on the range, and finding a good pair of shooting glasses is absolutely essential for you to hit the range, and that being said, we recommend the 308 Free Range Sunglasses by FortKnight Optics. These shooting glasses are an absolute game-changer for shooting enthusiasts who are looking for the best eye protection, especially when shooting outside. These sunglasses are designed for those who won’t settle for less than the best. Utilizing premium lenses by ZEISS to offer up to 80% greater visual contrast than standard eyewear. They are the perfect addition to your range bag. It is also worth mentioning that they are made in small runs, ensuring you always have the latest technology at your fingertips. 

The 308 Free Range Sunglasses feature exclusive FrontSight HD lenses by ZEISS, these sunglasses are designed to give you the clarity you need to identify threats, get on target faster, and get accurate hits downrange, or even in close quarters settings. These polarized lenses won’t dim electronics or illuminated reticles, ensuring you have a clear view of your target at all times. They also provide precision clarity in shooting optics without any rainbows when looking through your premium glass. With up to 80% higher visual contrast over standard polarization, you'll see targets faster and more clearly than ever before.

The FrontSight HD lenses by ZEISS are just the beginning of the 308 Free Range Sunglasses’ impressive features. These shooting glasses have lightweight polymer TR90 frames, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They also have extreme scratch resistance, meaning you can take them out, drop them, leave them to get knocked around in your bag, and so on, all without the fear of scratches or damage. These shooting glasses also come equipped with anti-fog ventilation that ensures that your vision remains crystal clear, even in the most humid conditions. Additionally, the glasses have premium ANSI Z87 impact protection for your eyes, ensuring your safety on the range or in the field.

The 308 Free Range Sunglasses are the best fit for small to medium/narrow face shapes, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for all wearers. They are the perfect addition to any tactical gear and are sure to become a staple in your range bag.  For those with large/wider face shapes, check out our 338 Free Range Sunglasses. Or, if you are looking for clear lenses, check out the 308 Ballistic Clear Shooting Glasses.

Price: $199.99-$219.99

Shooting Bag

Now, in order to transport your ammo, firearms, ear protection, eye protection, and targets, you need a good shooting backpack! Depending on what all you want to fit in there, you may want to select different sizes. However, we prefer a medium sized shooting backpack, that way if we are carrying rifle cases as well, we won’t be weighed down too much. 

That being said, if you are looking for a lightweight and durable tactical backpack, then the Red Rock Large Assault Pack is what we would highly recommend. It comes equipped with a large main compartment and extra compartments for gear storage, meaning it is absolutely perfect for not only hitting the range, but also daily use or long-time expeditions. 

Another feature of the backpack are the mesh shoulder straps that provide comfort during commuting, hiking, or another operation that you are partaking in. These backpacks are available in different sizes, meaning they are designed to meet your specific needs. It also features side compression straps to secure your load. It does not matter if you are just a regular outdoor enthusiast or a professional shooter, the Red Rock Large Assault Pack is a reliable companion.

Price: $75.99

Best Shooting Gear Wrap Up

Overall, those are the best pieces of gear to enhance your shooting experiences. Do you agree with our list? What are your essential items for when you go shooting?

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