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Posted: 4/17/2001 4:08:34 AM EST
Do any of you guys wear shooting gloves? Which ones are better?
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 7:31:19 PM EST
I've found that batting gloves work pretty well. Nice and snug, good stretch, not much loss of dexterity.
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 8:40:07 PM EST
If you are shooting a .44 mag with heavy loads, I have found that my bicycle gloves work very well. Wes
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 9:44:29 PM EST
I have some Neoprene glove with a rubberized palm from REI that I use for deer hunting. Thin but they keep my hands warm even when the temp stays in the teens all day. I tried the PAST type gloves that uncle mikes came out with. They were too restrictive and so heavily padded that they increased the trigger reach. So i sold those. Most of the guys on our SWAT team use the USGI Leather & Nomex flyers gloves.
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 9:50:41 PM EST
I LIKE TO WEAR MITTENS, PREFERRABLY COOKING MITTENS.
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 1:02:06 PM EST
Nomex Aviators gloves work pretty well. Aviator
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 1:05:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 1:30:53 PM EST
I tried Uncle Mike's shooting gloves and didn't like them at all. The padding in the thumb web area is too thick and stiff making it impossible to reach the trigger on most guns.
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 1:56:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: I tried Uncle Mike's shooting gloves and didn't like them at all. The padding in the thumb web area is too thick and stiff making it impossible to reach the trigger on most guns.
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I agree I had the same impression. I gave them with my snub .357 when I sold it. They worked good for that but it increased my pull too much for my Berretta or Glock to grip properly. Prefer shooting without unless shooting big Magnums with exposed backstrap. -------------------------------- Disclaimer: Strictly my personal experience. Usage may vary with the consumer. They were very well made. [beer]
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 6:13:32 PM EST
Why would anyone want to wear gloves when shooting unless: (a) it was 20 below zero; or (b) you were going to throw the weapon down, try to make it look like a suicide, and didn't want to leave your prints on it? [;)]
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 6:30:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 6:43:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aviator: Nomex Aviators gloves work pretty well. Aviator
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Ditto [sniper]
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 7:15:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 8:40:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By paspecops: Do any of you guys wear shooting gloves? Which ones are better?
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Hatch Gloves. Frisk Masters - buy them a little small - they will stretch. Depending on you and your climate - I do not recommend anything heavier than the 'nylon lined' model for cold weather. Kevlar lined a good for durability. Dexterity is best with unlined models. Fairly cheap too. Available on any Cop or Tactical site.
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 10:36:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2001 10:44:13 PM EST by Dave_G]
When I was flying UH1Ns in the Marines, we wore nomex flight gloves for 2 reasons: 1) Better to be wearing nomex gloves in the event of a fire. You have a better chance of coming out of the fire with fingers that work instead of painful, shriveled claws; and, 2) They told us we had to. The leather is there to provide better grip between the glove and the controls and to minimize wear and extend the useful life of the gloves.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 4:28:31 PM EST
An example: Cops often wear gloves on duty, as they may have to tackle someone on asphault, jump over a fence, get wet, or a million other things where hand protection is desirable, if not necessary.
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The only time I ever saw cops wearing gloves, they were sap gloves. Used for attitude adjustments. [;)]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 4:35:36 PM EST
I don't wear them often, but when I do I like Hatch Specialists. Pretty good dexterity, some warmth.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 4:43:51 PM EST
I was at the range a few weeks back shooting some autoloaders and got a reminder why it's a good idea to where shooting gloves when shooting full auto. My partner had an Uzi blow up in his hands and spray metal and plastic all over and definatly would have torn up his hand had he not been begloved.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 4:48:34 PM EST
Thanks, guys. One of my associates loaned me a pair of Mechanix 'Impact' gloves from the auto parts store (I think Pep Boys) and they are Great!! I'll have to try those flyers gloves too. We shoot tactical matches, and protecting your hands from rocks, barbed wire, hot brass, hot barrels, and general injury is important. Try stuffing your left index finger into a mag well in 28 degree weather, and then tell me you don't wear gloves..............Thanks again, and try those Mechanix Impacts.[rocket]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 4:49:20 PM EST
Thanks, guys. One of my associates loaned me a pair of Mechanix 'Impact' gloves from the auto parts store (I think Pep Boys) and they are Great!! I'll have to try those flyers gloves too. We shoot tactical matches, and protecting your hands from rocks, barbed wire, hot brass, hot barrels, and general injury is important. Try stuffing your left index finger into a mag well in 28 degree weather, and then tell me you don't wear gloves..............Thanks again, and try those Mechanix Impacts.[rocket]
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