By: Chad Weitekamp | SCHEELS Trap Shooting Expert 


While I was traveling for shooting tournaments, I went to SCHEELS to burn some time and was blown away. When SCHEELS opened in my hometown of Springfield in 2011, I jumped at the chance to work with what I was passionate about and become a true expert.

As a sportsman always looking for an edge, I was looking for a way to hone my skills as a shot-gunner in the off season. I found that when I became a member of the Missouri S&T Trap and Skeet Team. From the first time I set foot on the range, I was hooked on shooting sports. The skills I had developed from growing up bird hunting transitioned well into shooting clay targets.


CHAD’S TOP 5 SHOOTING AND RANGE ESSENTIALS

Walker’s Razor Slim Electronic Muffs


The Razor series feature a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 23dB. They utilizes (SAC), a special electronic circuitry that will compress gunshots and other loud noises down to a safe level.

Radians 5 Lens Shooting Glasses Kit 


The Radians T-85 is an interchangeable 5 lens glass kit that has a sleek lightweight design with adjustable temples, rubber nose piece and rubber temple pads. One piece interchangeable lens design allows a wearer to easily switch lenses for different lighting situations.

Bob Allen Full Mesh Dual Pad Shooting Vest


Mesh design allows maximum airflow to help keep you cool for a warm day at the range. The ambidextrous vest features easily accessible shell pockets to help keep you organized.

Allen Eliminator Rangemaster Range Bag 


Equipped with multiple exterior and interior pockets to hold everything you will need to have a great day on the range.

Boyt Signature 54” Shotgun Case with Pocket


This case features a waxed canvas shell with flannel lining and breathable, non-compressible 100% cotton batten padding. Brass hardware, #10 brass zipper and lockable, double zipper pulls complete with Italian Leather Harness.

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