As promised, here are my thoughts on the Evo-Shield Shooting Shirt.
In our 2007 Argentina trip, I fired 3,175 rounds killing a total of 2,045 doves. On that second day hunt I shot 1,573 birds and fired a total of 2,475 rounds. My shoulder, as demonstrated by the picture I sent previously, was mildly separated and significantly scabbed over from the recoil impact and the abrasive nature of the gun moving against the shirt. The last day (our final half day session) I shot 35% and fired less than 300 rounds. I could not effectively use one of the foam style shooting pads so I did not use any protection at all. The shoulder fatigue from the previous day was obviously significant and I did not compete for any notoriety or records within my group.
I just returned from our 2008 Cordoba expedition with significantly improved results. Over two and a half days I fired 4,425 rounds, killing 2,944 birds. The Evo-Shield shirt performed better than I could have expected and the picture I will send you shows the result of an undamaged shoulder. The most impressive statistic is the last day shooting results; I killed 1,519 doves on the last day while firing 2,325 cartridges. In the final half day session I shot over 73%, killing 639 birds on 875 rounds. The lack of shoulder fatigue and pain allowed me the ability to shoot all the way through my trip and I won the pot within our group for highest percentage kill ratio. It was a tremendous return on a very small investment and it made my trip so much more enjoyable than the previous year.
Thanks for turning me on to this great product. Take care.
I will assemble the other comments from the guys on opportunities for the shirt.
Riverton Land Company
July 16, 2008
First, let me tell you about my hunting trip in Argentina. It was the best ever. I hunted duck, partridge and dove.
On the first morning of duck hunting, I got my limit of 30 in less than 2 hours. The dove hunting was really amazing. My first day I got about 1200 birds. The best part was in the afternoon. I shot about 770 birds in a little over 3 hours.
The shirts you sent me were fantastic!!!!!! No sore shoulder at all. The best part though was that the pad helped me shoot birds when I was really tired. I found that if I could just lift my shotgun up into the preformed groove, I would normally make my shot. The groove really helped me get my gun in position. Without it, it would have been much more difficult to make my shots.
I look forward to hearing from you and hunting more in Argentina.
July 1, 2008
Your recoil protection shirt (EvoShield) is the most amazing invention I have ever owned. I just returned from Dove Hunting In Argentina and did not have one bruise mark on my shooting arm. Last year my arm actually blistered and bruised and really I was very uncomfortable after the first day. (We average about 2000 rounds a day each) I am a believer and have recommended the EvoShield to many friends. Thanks for making my trip even more enjoyable. I will pack it first before I return next year. Thanks Rep. Jay Shaw -- Lakeland, GA
June 6, 2008
After years of sports related \"abuse\" my right shoulder has severe arthritis, to the point where total replacement was the alternative for pain and range of motion relief. My love for hunting led me to seeking surgical evaluation and proceeding in the direction of reconstruction. At the LAST evaluation with surgeon I inquired as to the effect ft/pounds of kinetic energy (recoil) would have on the appliance? After I explained my \"recoil\" question he was hesitant to say impact would have post surgery, his reluctance has led me to postpone surgery. At the recent NRA convention I purchased your evoshield shooters shirt, last week I followed the simple instructions and spent 2 hours at the range with my .375 ultramag, I\'m happy to report amazing lessoning of recoil and little pain from the heavy caliber. At some point surgery is in the cards but for now its Cape Buffalo in Africa 2010. I\'ve ordered one more for myself and 2 for freinds and will probably be ordering more as I pass my story....thanks again, Kal L.
April 6, 2008
I purchased my first evoShield shirt with pad in February 2008 and wore it while sighting in my rifles in the following calibers: 7mm Magnum (160 gr.bullet), 30.06 (180 and 220 gr.bullets) and 300 Weatherby Magnum (180 gr.bullet). Over 3 different dates (I shot all three calibers each day), I used a total of about 15 rounds per caliber.
The evoShield shirt was super! I wore it as directed with a tight fit, and the system took the recoil out of those bangers, especially the heavier recoil 300 Weatherby mag..
I later used the shirt in Argentina shooting red stagg, ram and goat, and I couldn\'t tell I was wearing it, except for one day when the temperature hit the high 70\'s and I was a little warm due to the snug fit. Great product and I will buy more.
Thank you for going the extra mile and getting your recoil system to me before I left to go to Argentina on my annual dove hunt.
I have been shooting in Argentina for about 10 years now and have always looked for a recoil pad that would stay put but, not be bulky since you mount your gun so many, many times down there. Six of us made the trek this past February, 2008 and three wore your product and three wore other products. The three that wore the other products ended up having the normal bruises and scrapes because the recoil pad was either too small or they were not getting the gun where it belonged on the mount. The other three of us only had bruises where we had miss-mounted our guns, mostly on our bicep, but absolutely none on our shoulders. The three of us that used your system ranged from beginners to folks who had shot all of their lives. Due to the pad being fitted for you and then it hardening, it must soak up and divert the recoil of the gun across the whole recoil pad. Also, because of the fitting process, it is much easier to get the gun mounted to where it belongs. I am going to fit some kids that I shoot with, with your pad to see if it will help them mount their guns more consistently, thereby allowing them to shoot better and have more fun.
By the way, I now have the record amount of dove shot in a single day. I shot 10,012 birds with 13,000 rounds in around 14 hours of shooting! The folks at Sierra Bravo in Cordoba, Argentina put me in the “HONEY HOLES of HONEY HOLES”. I have never seen as many birds flying in such a small area for that amount of time! Again, I did not have a bruise and probably kept shooting well because of that. I cannot recommend your product any stronger than to say I have purchased several more and will continue buying them and recommending them to all of my hunting buds.
Thanks again for making sure I received your product before the hunt! You have a superb product and showed your great customer ethic!
J Minter, TX
Jim is the Chief Shooting Instructor at Triple B here in the Los Angeles area. (He is also my instructor) Jim helped me “fit” the EvoShield this morning. After about 20 minutes, we went shooting and your product is remarkable. Virtually no felt recoil; just a gentle “push”. Jim has been teaching for many years and this was the first time he had the opportunity to see your product in action. He asked for the package with your contact information and I gladly gave it to him. I expect you will here from Jim in the morning.
I used the shirt last week quail hunting in South Georgia and it
works very well. It is amazingly effective---and you\'ll sell many
to people who shoot alot. Thanks again.
T Bogle, GA
Your recoil protection shirt (EvoShield) is the most amazing invention I have ever owned. I just returned from Dove Hunting In Argentina and did not have one bruise mark on my shooting arm. Last year my arm actually blistered and bruised and really I was very uncomfortable after the first day. (We average about 2000 rounds a day each) I am a believer and have recommended the EvoShield to many friends. Thanks for making my trip even more enjoyable. I will pack it first before I return next year.
Thanks Rep. Jay Shaw -- Lakeland, Georgia
I bought 6 of these . My sons and I took them to Argentina for a high volume dove/duck shoot. After firing about 8,000 rounds in a week, I had one little red mark on my shoulder. It works.
Larry S., post from AccurateReloading.Com
I\'m very happy with your product... it\'s simply amazing....I cant say enough about the recoil pad. What a great great product! Thanks for checking back with me.... I\'ll be ordering more in the future. Trust that....Thanks again.....
Stu R, Lynwood,WA
June 12, 2007
I am writing to tell you how happy I am I found your product. I purchased your recoil shirt and shield a few months ago. I do a decent amount of trap shooting (for someone living in a city) with a 12 gauge that only has a hard plastic butt, no recoil pad. I\'ve had my share of bruises. I was never really satisfied with what\'s generally available as far as shirts, vests and jackets or recoil pads and such. For the last few years I\'ve been looking for something more comfortable and not as loose as a vest or jacket. I even considered trying to make something myself. The best idea I could come up with was to use something \"spandex-like\". So I went in search for \"spandex-like\" shirts and bingo there you guys were. Now that I\'ve used your product several times with several different guns I can say that its the best shooting accessory I\'ve ever purchased. Because the pad molds to your body and to the stock of the gun I shoulder my gun more consistently and shoot with more consistency. I found exactly what I was looking for. A shirt that wasn\'t too loose or baggy but comfortable, and although it fits tightly its not at all uncomfortable. As an added bonus I shoot a little better. And as far as the performance of the shield itself......Incredible!!! I feel almost nothing while I\'m shooting, I have no soreness or bruising or anything ever. This is now an essential item to have when going shooting. I will never be without one. Ultimately I can not put into words how happy I am with this product.
Mark D. Brooklyn, NYEY BRYANTRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]