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Posted: 11/22/2012 7:55:20 PM EST
Operator operator operator.

I need some high speed low drag shooting gloves to operate with, any recommendations?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:55:40 PM EST
Mechanix.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:56:42 PM EST
This
Originally Posted By djsmiles:
Mechanix.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:58:51 PM EST
Cold weather gloves, or warm weather? I could see the mechanix being good for warm weather. For cold weather I usually just find a pair of insulated leather gloves. Check out underarmour, they have some damn nice lightweight gloves that are still pretty warm.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:16:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:23:44 PM EST
Hatch CQB

I like how they keep the seams off of the tip of my finger. They don't fuck up fine dexterity, and I can pick up small objects & operate a BFT with my finger even with them on. They hold up great.

Friction Fighter gloves are great, but also twice as much as the Hatch gloves.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:29:41 PM EST
Mechanix FastFit or Original in "Stealth" color scheme. Also Ringers makes some nice ones that are similar.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:31:14 PM EST
Operators don't discuss their gear with non-operators.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:32:40 PM EST
I have a pair of Mechanix Originals in Coyote Brown, much more comfortable than the Oakley ones that seem to be the pride of every video game and Tier-1 wannabee out there...

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:32:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:35:30 PM EST
As everybody said, Mechanix work very well. I have a pair of SKD PIG gloves. While I like them, the 550 cord loop for pulling them on ripped the 3rd time I used them. That was annoying. But other than that they're holding up well.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:41:24 PM EST
I like these a lot. They are a light duty glove, ideal for preventing an AR quad rail acting like a cheese grater on your hands.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:46:53 PM EST

Hey, I have a related question.
Anybody have suggestions on heat-resistant shooting gloves? Something that will allow you to grab a 400 degree suppressor and unscrew or tighten it without melting or transfering too much heat to your hand?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:50:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 8:50:32 PM EST by Blacktide]
Originally Posted By Vault_Boy:

Hey, I have a related question.
Anybody have suggestions on heat-resistant shooting gloves? Something that will allow you to grab a 400 degree suppressor and unscrew or tighten it without melting or transfering too much heat to your hand?


Kevlar/nomex will prevent the glove from combusting. Only thicker gloves will stop transfer of heat to your hand, like an oven mitt. Or maybe an ove-glove.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:51:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
Originally Posted By Vault_Boy:

Hey, I have a related question.
Anybody have suggestions on heat-resistant shooting gloves? Something that will allow you to grab a 400 degree suppressor and unscrew or tighten it without melting or transfering too much heat to your hand?


Kevlar/nomex will prevent the glove from combusting. Only thicker gloves will stop transfer of heat to your hand, like an oven mitt. Or maybe an ove-glove.


Asbestos will do it, but you'll give up a bit of dexterity
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:51:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Vault_Boy:

Hey, I have a related question.
Anybody have suggestions on heat-resistant shooting gloves? Something that will allow you to grab a 400 degree suppressor and unscrew or tighten it without melting or transfering too much heat to your hand?


I dont have any personal experience but i would suggest these

I use http://ironclad.com/products/gloves/tog-tac-ops for shooting.

Ironclad even has 50% off for black friday.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:00:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 9:01:48 PM EST by krpind]
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:01:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By phurba:
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
Originally Posted By Vault_Boy:

Hey, I have a related question.
Anybody have suggestions on heat-resistant shooting gloves? Something that will allow you to grab a 400 degree suppressor and unscrew or tighten it without melting or transfering too much heat to your hand?


Kevlar/nomex will prevent the glove from combusting. Only thicker gloves will stop transfer of heat to your hand, like an oven mitt. Or maybe an ove-glove.


Asbestos will do it, but you'll give up a bit of dexterity


Hmm. Damn. I've been using a silicone oven mitt. I was hoping for something I could just shoot with.

I do have an asbestos fire blanket, but it would make really crappy gloves.
Thanks anyhow guys.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:07:33 PM EST
This is the glove that is issued to change barrels with.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:13:23 PM EST
Wiley x here, but, I've never grabbed a hot barrel. I learned not to touch hot things when I was three.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:19:03 PM EST
I am a fan of the oakleys, they are pricy but by far my favorite glove. It was nice when I had them issued to me 2 pair at a time, now I don't have the money for 4 pair a year.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:19:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
This is the glove that is issued to change barrels with.

http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/all_images/Vietnam/ArticlePix/Vietnam-Weapons-19.jpg


They had gloves for changing barrels on M60 MGs??? Oh, I see, Air Force......roger....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:23:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:27:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 9:28:17 PM EST by Guardian]
Blackhawk

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/SOLAG-Full-Finger-Gloves-wNomex,1050,1498.htm

Blackhawk gloves

These are the ones I use.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:28:55 PM EST
Best part about Mechanix gloves?

Unless you're deployed, you can get those things anywhere. Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Auto Zone...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:29:47 PM EST
I love my camelback gloves YMMV
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:40:46 PM EST
I like these. OR Ironsights.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:46:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 9:49:58 PM EST by ArmyInfantryVet]
Good ol' Nomex gloves work just fine.

Some other good suggestions here though.

Don't be one of those guys who buys all this high speed gear, but is a complete n00b.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:06:43 PM EST
Real men run wit nothin more than theyre bare pingers
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:08:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 10:13:52 PM EST by Blacktide]
Originally Posted By ArmaNotSoLite:
I like these. OR Ironsights.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/ArmaNotSoLite/Ironsight.jpg


These are pretty killer.


Note on mechanix gloves: I stopped using them because when drawing my pistol from holster, the fabric on the web of the thumb would stick behind the slide. I'd get one shot off but the fabric would block it from the slide cycling. This happened with size small and medium.

For shooting I just use an old pair of blackhawk solags hard knucles with the fingers cut off. They've been through hell and back and are kind of nasty, but they're still trucking.

I also suggest protech VIP nomex flight gloves. They're inexpensive, real leather and made in US. Just don't expect them to last very long without getting various holes, tears. Gloves are disposable.
Don't buy a 100$+ pair of gloves thinking they'll last forever and be your only pair.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:12:32 PM EST
Go try a bunch on and see what you like.

They are definitely not all the same. Not even sized all the same.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:12:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By BrdChris:
Wiley x here, but, I've never grabbed a hot barrel. I learned not to touch hot things when I was three.


It's a good thing you didn't grow up to be a machine gunner, or a suppressed rifle shooter.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:14:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Vault_Boy:
Originally Posted By BrdChris:
Wiley x here, but, I've never grabbed a hot barrel. I learned not to touch hot things when I was three.


It's a good thing you didn't grow up to be a machine gunner, or a suppressed rifle shooter.


Or work in the desert where every piece of metal gets hot as fuck.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:24:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 10:32:25 PM EST by Vault_Boy]
Originally Posted By wingnutx:

Originally Posted By Vault_Boy:
Originally Posted By BrdChris:
Wiley x here, but, I've never grabbed a hot barrel. I learned not to touch hot things when I was three.


It's a good thing you didn't grow up to be a machine gunner, or a suppressed rifle shooter.


Or work in the desert where every piece of metal gets hot as fuck.




Last time I was in AZ I had to put a plug in my rear tire that got holed by a screw. It was so hot every time my arm brushed the body of the truck or I put my hand on a panel it felt like I was burning it, so after awhile I ignored it. At one point I was in a really awkward position and had to hold my arm there for a good bit. It burned like hell but I just gritted my teeth through it. I think it was 115 degrees, and anything dark colored and metal at least 200..

When I got back in the truck a big blister was forming on my forearm. I had been pressing against the exhaust instead of the body.

The moral of the story is; in the burning desert everything feels like it's burning the shit out of you.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:25:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 10:28:54 PM EST by Stoop]
Unscrewing suppressors - I have a hand towel in my range bag I use that for.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:30:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Stoop:
I have a hand towel in my range bag I use that for.


I guess it's fine if you are just taking it off for the day, but if you are shooting something that is just thread attached and you have to check it now & again, or swapping between different guns, a glove would be so much easier.

I may just buy some of the leather/nomex and try to be quick.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:30:43 PM EST
Nomex. For rizzle.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:41:38 PM EST
I use flight gloves for just about everything.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:46:01 PM EST
No love without the glove...

Seriously, Mechanix FTW.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:36:09 PM EST
I'm fond of the Nomex flight gloves.
I've got a couple pairs in OD and black.
I've paid as little as $5 a pair for them.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:45:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
I'm fond of the Nomex flight gloves.
I've got a couple pairs in OD and black.
I've paid as little as $5 a pair for them.

US military pilot nomex & leather, gauntlet type?. Yep, only gloves I feel comfortable shooting in. Cost a lot more over here of course...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:46:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
I'm fond of the Nomex flight gloves.
I've got a couple pairs in OD and black.
I've paid as little as $5 a pair for them.

US military pilot nomex & leather, gauntlet type?. Yep, only gloves I feel comfortable shooting in. Cost a lot more over here of course...


Try this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/US-Army-USMC-Summer-Flight-gloves-Size-7-NEW-/251098340719?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a76a09d6f

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 12:08:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By mike-munich:
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
I'm fond of the Nomex flight gloves.
I've got a couple pairs in OD and black.
I've paid as little as $5 a pair for them.

US military pilot nomex & leather, gauntlet type?. Yep, only gloves I feel comfortable shooting in. Cost a lot more over here of course...


Try this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/US-Army-USMC-Summer-Flight-gloves-Size-7-NEW-/251098340719?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a76a09d6f

Thanks..

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 12:13:24 AM EST
You are welcome.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 12:20:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 12:23:54 AM EST by Cincinnatus]
Double post.




Link Posted: 11/23/2012 12:21:15 AM EST
I've worn the Hatch HK Operator glove for five deployments. They are fire resistant.


I've worn through a few pairs, but their wear was better than the Oakley or the issue nomex flight gloves.




Link Posted: 11/23/2012 1:14:03 AM EST
Not an operator but I like Hatch Specialist gloves.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 1:17:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
I've worn the Hatch HK Operator glove for five deployments. They are fire resistant.
http://www.sexyweapon.com/v/vspfiles/photos/HAT%20SOG-HK400-3.jpg

I've worn through a few pairs, but their wear was better than the Oakley or the issue nomex flight gloves.






I loved the Oakleys, but they didn't last for shit.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:12:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By djsmiles:
Mechanix.


This.

Cheap and effective for my range warrior ways. I'm not high speed enough for legit shooting gloves.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:58:06 AM EST
These are great.




Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:17:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By MattDamnit:
Operator operator operator.

I need some high speed low drag shooting gloves to operate with, any recommendations?

flight gloves, just like real operators
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