These equipment pages are an introduction to some of the common items of equipment used in archery today, mainly aimed at a beginner in the sport/hobby. There are much more detailed articles to be found on the web or in books.
As well as normal equipment just for shooting, archers may also use or wear other pieces of personal equipment, often for protection, like:
- arm guards or chest guards for protection against the action of the string,
- finger tabs to protect the fingers from the string,
- gloves, often used by long bow archers, to protect the hands, because the bow hand is also the arrow rest!
- String kissers can be attached to the string as another reference point when aiming. When the kisser touches the lips as the string is drawn, the archer knows they are in the correct position,
- and so much more...
Most good archery shops will have a list of such personal items that are available to the archer.