Reply to "Knee Pads"

In addition:

I strongly dislike elbow pads for shooting as I think they make you too unstable in the prone and are too restrictive on arm movement.  I usually just accept the discomfort.

That said I was recently training for a competition that included a stage with 10 exposures at 200 - 300m, spread over nearly 8 minutes, from the prone, on tarmac.  After rehearsing it a few times and with my kneepads in mind, I bought some velcro and neoprene elbow wraps for sports/weights and put them on loosely.  Something like this:

I am a convert. They offer enough protection to make me comfortable and restrict my movement little enough to be tolerable.  I still would not wear a full elbow pad though.

 

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