Archery accessories

Which archery accessories are available?

Protective clothes for real archers

Protective clothes are just as essential for archery as the careful use of bow and arrow. Without protective clothing, the slightest deviation from the optimal shooting sequence can lead to painful injuries.

Protective clothes for real archers

Armguard - Important archery accessory for protection against injuries

The danger of the string hitting the forearm when shooting is constant. This can lead to extremely painful abrasions and bruises on the forearm. An armguard prevents this and should always be worn.

An armguard prevents this and should always be worn. There are numerous variations of armguards. It is available in various lengths. A short armguard protects the forearm. This is usually sufficient for experienced shooters. Beginners in particular do not have sufficient command of turning the bow arm out of the string's field of movement. For this reason, a long armguard is recommended which also protects the elbow area and the upper arm. Depending on the area of use and personal preference, the shooter can choose between plastic, nylon, suede and smooth leather or imitation leather.

Armguard for sport shooters

Leather armguard

Protection for hands: finger tab, glove or release


Finger tab, glove and release have one thing in common besides many differences: they serve to hold the string safely.

The finger tab sits on the inside of the draw hand. The middle finger is guided through the hole. The index finger is held behind the smaller tab, middle finger and ring finger behind the larger tab.

Finger tab

FingerhandschuhThe finger glove is worn on the draw hand. Index, middle and ring fingers are pushed into the finger sleeves. The glove is also attached to the wrist.

Finger glove


There are also gloves that are worn on the bow hand. These replace the arrow rest for traditional shooters. Compound shooters use a release instead of tab or glove. These accessories have been banned by all associations for recurve shooters. There are different configurations. But the basic principle is the same: The string is no longer draw by hand. Instead, a small pair of pliers replaces the fingers.



However, the string is often not taken directly but with the aid of a loop. This is a small strap that is attached to the string above and below the Nock. To release it, only a small button or lever is used to release the string. This is the decisive advantage: the string is released much faster and more precisely than would be possible for a hand protector. There are fewer vibrations transmitted to the arrow.

The compound shooter has to be extremely careful with a release. If the release lever is activated while the trigger is still being drawn out, it is not only the arrow that is released untimely and uncontrolled. The release will also hit the shooter in the face and cause painful injuries.

Bow strings

The chestguard is also important part of the archery accessories.

Contrary to what the name suggests, the chestguard does not primarily serve to protect the breast from injuries. It is also known as a protective device and its main purpose is to keep clothes out of the path of the string during shooting.
Loose or thicker clothing is held back. The string bounces off the chest guard, preventing the string from tangling with clothing during release. The trajectory of the arrow will not be influenced.

The chest guard is worn on the bow hand side. The chest guard is simply worn on top of the clothes. Even if the chest guard primarily serves to improve shooting results, its protective function should not be underestimated. Especially with female shooters there is a great danger that the string will touch the chest.


Nocking point for the perfect arrow angle

With the nocking point, the shooter can always insert the arrow at the correct angle. The most common are special nocking points made of brass. However, a small winding with string thread serves the same purpose. The nocking point is attached to the string in such a way that the arrow, when it is hooked directly below the nocking point, forms an angle of slightly more than 90° with the string. The underside of the arrow is about 3mm above the right angle.

The easiest and most accurate way to attach a nocking point is to use a string scale. On request, the nocking point can also be attached by our service team. This service can be selected for each bow.

Nocking points & accessories

Archery accessories for guiding the arrow - The arrow rest

With the exception of the longbow, an arrow rest is required for all bow types. There are various types of arrow rests: adhesive rests and screw rests. Both types can be used with or without a button. The price for arrow rests in the entry-level range is between 1.50 Euro and 5 Euro.

The main function of the arrow rest is to guide the arrow during firing. Longbow shooters do not need an arrow rest. They shoot traditionally over the back of the hand, which requires a special bow glove, or over a notch in the grip, which is usually equipped with a leather padding.

Arrow rest

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