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Posted: 2/13/2006 2:12:38 PM EDT
Looking for advice on a pair of gloves for a 12 hour carbine course in early March here in Texas? I know my hands will be shredded by the end of the day without them.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:18:13 PM EDT
My current favorite gloves are the combat gloves from Oakley... They offer great dexterity without removing the first inch or two of the finger...

I've also had luck with Blackhawk Hellstorm and regular nomex flight gloves but I cut off the tip of the trigger, middle, and thumb.... the Blackhawk gloves offer stiching so when you do this they don't unravel on ya... If you use military flight gloves just stich the ends...

Good luck
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:53:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:15:08 PM EDT
I have had four pairs of Hatch gloves. All were comfortable, but two had threads come loose and self destruct for no good reason.

Oakely next time...
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:27:23 PM EDT


These have always worked for me (do get them caught in the action sometimes though).
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:55:50 PM EDT
I'm partial to Mechanix gloves. They're not too hot in the summer and I think the dexterity and durability is pretty good for what they cost.

I aslo like the old standard, nomex flight gloves.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:59:24 PM EDT
Standard nomex flight gloves.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:00:16 PM EDT
I like the Mechanix gloves, but whatever gloves you buy get used to them first, cuz they will feel weird if you aren't used to running your rifle while wearing them. Once you get used to them, it will feel weird when you take them off for lunch.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:50:13 PM EDT
Another + 1 for the Mechanix gloves I bought them orignally for working on the cars/truck but found them to be good for multiple uses as i now hav a set in my range box
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:21:31 PM EDT
+1 on the Nomex flight gloves. I like the short cuff version. I think Hatch and Rocky both make versions, probably other too.

Sarge
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:15:57 AM EDT
I tried the Hellstorms, but I went back to the nomex flight gloves. I haven't tried the short cuffs, but I kind of like just rolling the gauntlet part over my wrist. In the winter you can put mylar liners under them and still get a good feel for what you're doing. Tough stuff, wear great, and easy to find.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:50:56 AM EDT
Thanks, great info. I'm gonna try the Mechanix first, easy to get and pretty reasonable price.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:07:09 AM EDT
another vote for Nomex fight gloves
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:40:53 AM EDT
+1 SW Motor Sports

I have Hitech Impact. damn near perfect.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:15:50 AM EDT
+2 Southwest Motorsports. I have their Impact CT. Very close fitting. Very well made.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:31:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:53:41 AM EDT
Baseball Batting gloves.

Inexpensive, very flexable. Enough so that I can load mags with them on.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:29:55 PM EDT
Ringer nomex gloves work great! I've tried the Hellstorm SOLAG gloves but found that they were far too thick to shoot in. Nice glove just too thick and I had a difficult time feeling anything on my gun, especially the trigger!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:55:47 AM EDT
mountain biking gloves work great to, just a little expensive.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 1:05:07 PM EDT
Nomex CVC gloves. Good thermal protection, holds up pretty good (have to stitch a finger tip now and then)
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:52:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 6:54:16 PM EDT by FreedomIsNotFree]
I use these with great results.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:50:07 AM EDT
I got issued some SW Motorsport gloves from RFI Issue before I got deployed. They kick ass. The Kevlar stitching is coming apart now because of the amount of abuse I put on the gloves. I drive with them. I'm only into my fourth month of deployment though, so I'm having to buy another set of gloves. I'm going to try the Blackhawk brand. Man these things cost so frikkin much... Anyways... SW Motorsport gloves are excellent. Watch for the stitching at the thumbs to come off first though. I'm sure as long as you keep it away from mud, dirt, sand, and water, you'll be fine, but it was unavoidable for me at the time...
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:11:44 AM EDT
I consider the BlackHawk HellStorm Stealth Aviator Gloves w/KEVLAR to be the best gloves I have ever used.

www.blackhawk.com/product_detail.asp?product_id=2044&d=

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:22:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Danner130:
I know my hands will be shredded by the end of the day without them.




Why? I've never used gloves in any of my Patrol rifle/Carbean classes or any other classes for that matter. I've never even had a splinter in my pinkie finger.

I've only seen a couple of guys wear gloves during class.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:13:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:33:42 PM EDT
Dig it! It is a bit different with gloves on. I'm just not sure why the guy thinks his hands will be all thrashed.

Our ranges are rocky and sandy and SUCKY as all hell, and I've never needed gloves or knee pads! Maybe at Gunsite where they get a little Psycho and shit. But a 12 hour course shouldn't be too bad.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:16:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bryan:
Baseball Batting gloves.

Inexpensive, very flexable. Enough so that I can load mags with them on.



+1

Using Nike batting gloves with much success.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:46:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By Danner130:
I know my hands will be shredded by the end of the day without them.




Why? I've never used gloves in any of my Patrol rifle/Carbean classes or any other classes for that matter. I've never even had a splinter in my pinkie finger.

I've only seen a couple of guys wear gloves during class.




The first time I saw this question asked here I said basically the same thing "Why would I need gloves?" I have since found that they are very handy. I wear them about 50% of the time during a class. I have a tendency to tear up my knuckles or my palm when operating the CH under stress.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:26:05 PM EDT
I would just go with the LATEX medical gloves.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 6:30:45 PM EDT
I like my Hellstorms.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:23:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
I would just go with the LATEX medical gloves.


I read somewhere that the nitrile type (for people with latex allergies) hold up better.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:30:08 AM EDT
I also like the Nomex gloves. I suppose if I really worked iwth my rifle for a living I might upgrade to the Oakleys or something similar, but for my uses cheap ole nomex works great.
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