When taking up a new hobby, it’s important to buy the correct accessories to help your performance and form.
Archery is no exception.
If you’re picking up archery as a new hobby, there are archery accessories you’ll want buy to help you with your practice.
With so many accessories to choose from, it can be difficult to weed out the essentials.
To help, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 must-haves that any archer, new or seasoned, will benefit from.
A hip quiver is a must-have of archery accessories. They are safe and handy for storing your arrows. They also make it easy to pull your arrows one at a time when on the shooting line.
You can customize it with colors, designs, and accessories. As an added bonus, it can usually hold more than just the arrows.
A hip quiver can be quite the companion when you’re out using your bow.
A collapsible bow stand is good for holding/propping up your bow anywhere.
It’s great for when you need to put your bow down when you aren’t using it. When you need to retrieve your arrows, for example, you don’t want to lug your bow with you.
With a stand, you don’t have to worry about where to put your bow or put it on the ground.
A finger sling is a string loop you put around on the fingers holding the bow. With this tool, you won’t drop the bow.
Ideally, a finger sling is used so you can have a loose grip and not ‘choke’ the bow to ‘death’ with a tight grip.
An arm guard is another valuable tool in archery accessories.
It’s a protective piece of plastic, cloth, or leather you wear on the arm holding the bow. It protects you from a string slap while you are learning to have a proper archery form.
Though, you’ll probably keep wearing it regardless of whether you need one, just in case. Accidents happen, even among the best archers.
All recurve archers need a finger tab. This tab will serve to protect your fingers and help you release the string more cleanly.
When you buy a finger tab, know that molding the tab to fit your hand takes time. Like breaking in a new pair of shoes, you’ll want to break in your tab by using it.
Don’t shy away from taking your tab to shooting practice while you adjust.
Also, note that a tab that’s too long affects the arrow’s flight. Make sure you buy the correct one for your shots.
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There are many accessories out there for archers. Some are essential to your practice, and some are not.
This is our list of archery accessories that you absolutely must have. Are there any accessories that didn’t make the list that you believe should be? What are they?
Comment below and let us know! Or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.