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Posted: 11/13/2014 10:44:10 PM EDT
What are the preferred gloves for out military?

Feel free to note any others that you think to be well made and functional.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 10:50:40 PM EDT
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PIG gloves

Link Posted: 11/13/2014 11:13:42 PM EDT
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So..is this the general consensus?
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 11:26:30 PM EDT
Pigs, Oakley's, Mechanix
Link Posted: 11/14/2014 10:16:48 AM EDT
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The above are all good. To add:

Batting gloves and golf gloves.

Both are cheap, offer decent protection, great dexterity, and can be replaced singly (no need to buy a pair when only one is needed).
Link Posted: 11/14/2014 2:52:42 PM EDT
PIGs are great gloves, but they are NOT warm and can make your hands colder than no gloves. (In case you wanted cold weather gloves)
Link Posted: 11/14/2014 3:13:12 PM EDT
Is that advertising the glove, or the shocker?
Link Posted: 11/14/2014 3:19:01 PM EDT
I like PIG gloves, but really anything that offers a lot of dexterity is good.

I'm not a fan of gloves with tacky grip so the PIGs fit the bill fine for me
Link Posted: 11/14/2014 4:09:24 PM EDT
I prefer to use the PIGs but Mechanix and the occasional old nomex flight gloves still get used.
Link Posted: 11/15/2014 2:32:53 PM EDT
five pair of PIG gloves. I like them the best.
Link Posted: 11/15/2014 3:28:11 PM EDT
Mechanix are fine if you need cheap and easy.

The OR Gloves are nice with a tight fit. My only complaint is that there is a junction of three seams that pushes into my hand when I use them with a pistol.

The only complaint I have for both of the above is that they extend back on the wrist and interfere with my watch. I either have to take it off, or loosen it up so it slides up farther on my arm.

The Pig gloves are awesome. Great quality, tight fit, good tactile function and they don't extend too far back to interfere with a watch.
Link Posted: 11/16/2014 4:30:16 AM EDT
I've always used mechanix. I beat the hell out of them until they fail, then toss them without worry as they are cheap. The covert are my favorite but they started making multicam which are getting to be my favorite.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 1:14:12 AM EDT
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I've always used mechanix. I beat the hell out of them until they fail, then toss them without worry as they are cheap. The covert are my favorite but they started making multicam which are getting to be my favorite.
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Not trying to hijack, but how warm are the Mechanix gloves?
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 1:36:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By thedreamer124:


Not trying to hijack, but how warm are the Mechanix gloves?
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Originally Posted By thedreamer124:
Originally Posted By Sierra5:
I've always used mechanix. I beat the hell out of them until they fail, then toss them without worry as they are cheap. The covert are my favorite but they started making multicam which are getting to be my favorite.


Not trying to hijack, but how warm are the Mechanix gloves?


I bought one size bigger and ran smartwool liners in them.

Still cold if you're not active.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 1:39:24 AM EDT
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I bought one size bigger and ran smartwool liners in them.

Still cold if you're not active.
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Originally Posted By thedreamer124:
Originally Posted By Sierra5:
I've always used mechanix. I beat the hell out of them until they fail, then toss them without worry as they are cheap. The covert are my favorite but they started making multicam which are getting to be my favorite.


Not trying to hijack, but how warm are the Mechanix gloves?


I bought one size bigger and ran smartwool liners in them.

Still cold if you're not active.


Great that is what I needed to know thanks!
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 4:15:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By thedreamer124:


Not trying to hijack, but how warm are the Mechanix gloves?
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Originally Posted By thedreamer124:
Originally Posted By Sierra5:
I've always used mechanix. I beat the hell out of them until they fail, then toss them without worry as they are cheap. The covert are my favorite but they started making multicam which are getting to be my favorite.


Not trying to hijack, but how warm are the Mechanix gloves?


On a 1-10 with 10 being warm. Probably a 5 or 6 for me on a 40 degree day. I'm kinda cold natured though also.

I'll wear them in winter but not without having a warmer backup pair. Not sure if that helps. I make them work for the most part as they have the dexterity I need at work.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 4:55:23 AM EDT
+1 mechanix
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 5:49:38 AM EDT
I use OR Ironsight gloves. I've had mine since they came out, and I love them. Heard some terrible reviews, but that hasn't been my experience.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 6:29:31 AM EDT
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+2
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 6:51:21 AM EDT
If you think you might need to punch someone in the face, Oakley Hardknuckles are good.

They're not that greatest for extensive abusive daily use, but if you're in the business you can get them at a pretty steep discount.

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Fantastic gloves, used em daily for a couple years.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 9:41:07 AM EDT
i have the sitka gloves, no issues. snug fit, good dexterity, not warm in really cold weather tho
http://www.sitkagear.com/products/solids/necessities/shooter-glove

Link Posted: 11/18/2014 11:02:42 AM EDT
anyone have a recommendation for a decent cold-weather glove?

Link Posted: 11/18/2014 2:08:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By servitium:
If you think you might need to punch someone in the face, Oakley Hardknuckles are good.

They're not that greatest for extensive abusive daily use, but if you're in the business you can get them at a pretty steep discount.

http://www.besttacticalgloves.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Oakle-Gloves.jpg
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I want a pair of these. I feel the strongest urge to punch someone in the face here at work. I haven't had a good pair of sap gloves in 40 years.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 5:19:47 PM EDT
I just switched from mechanix to the pigs. Love them.


I'm glad I didn't get the alphas. the regular version works just fine with my phone.

Not that I need to be texting in such a hurry in the field.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 7:39:03 PM EDT
My .02 pig gloves
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 10:23:42 PM EDT
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I want a pair of these. I feel the strongest urge to punch someone in the face here at work. I haven't had a good pair of sap gloves in 40 years.
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Originally Posted By DavidLee_64:
Originally Posted By servitium:
If you think you might need to punch someone in the face, Oakley Hardknuckles are good.

They're not that greatest for extensive abusive daily use, but if you're in the business you can get them at a pretty steep discount.

http://www.besttacticalgloves.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Oakle-Gloves.jpg

I want a pair of these. I feel the strongest urge to punch someone in the face here at work. I haven't had a good pair of sap gloves in 40 years.


DO IT! Then come back and debrief GD with a thread entitled "So I punched a co-worker in the face with my Oakley Hardknuckles."

I guarantee at least 10 pages.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 10:51:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By servitium:
If you think you might need to punch someone in the face, Oakley Hardknuckles are good.

They're not that greatest for extensive abusive daily use, but if you're in the business you can get them at a pretty steep discount.

http://www.besttacticalgloves.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Oakle-Gloves.jpg
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I had some of those and the knuckle guard edge always dug into my hand when it was in the relaxed position. Granted its been years since I had them but I got rid of them because of it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2014 2:20:21 AM EDT
I went with the PIG's....thanx for everyones input.
Link Posted: 11/19/2014 5:05:57 AM EDT
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I had some of those and the knuckle guard edge always dug into my hand when it was in the relaxed position. Granted its been years since I had them but I got rid of them because of it.
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Originally Posted By Sierra5:
Originally Posted By servitium:
If you think you might need to punch someone in the face, Oakley Hardknuckles are good.

They're not that greatest for extensive abusive daily use, but if you're in the business you can get them at a pretty steep discount.

http://www.besttacticalgloves.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Oakle-Gloves.jpg


I had some of those and the knuckle guard edge always dug into my hand when it was in the relaxed position. Granted its been years since I had them but I got rid of them because of it.


Yes, they're not very comfortable at all nor very durable for everyday wear - as I've seen people use them. They're strictly tactical, ad they really protect the hand (against glass, hard objects, teeth whatever) and are good for stuff like patrols, client protection or certain drama scenes.

The pair I have now are barely used. I would only put them on if I thought I was going to need them for real - which is like never.

I wouldn't even have them if I didn't get them for about half price.
Link Posted: 11/19/2014 11:57:35 PM EDT
I have a pair of PIGs and Mechanix, they are both very nice, but the Mechanix are quite a bit bulkier. The PIGs are awesome, they have so much dexterity that they almost feel like you aren't even wearing gloves.
Link Posted: 11/20/2014 11:50:20 AM EDT
Are the PIG gloves pretty tough? I hear everybody say they are tops in dexterity, but just didn't know if this was the kind of deal that you were going to burn through some pairs fast.
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Link Posted: 11/20/2014 3:27:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/23/2014 2:07:35 PM EDT
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Are the PIG gloves pretty tough? I hear everybody say they are tops in dexterity, but just didn't know if this was the kind of deal that you were going to burn through some pairs fast.
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They are not a very long lasting glove, but they are not disposable by any means. The stitching likes to tear out when you load magazines.

That said I just use them until I wear through them and then buy another pair. I wish they were more durable but the dexterity is awesome and that is what I want when I reach for these gloves.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 4:12:22 PM EDT
I've got a pair of blackhawks. They've served me great in the limited times I've had a chance to use them.
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