Chris Rhines
March 6, 2003, 02:18 PM
Shooting gloves, for use in cold or rainy weather. What do you guys use, and why?


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March 6, 2003, 03:24 PM
Chris, I mostly use military-surplus nomex pilots gloves for wet/ not-too-cold shooting. For sho-nuff cold (you know, below 30 degrees), I use fingerless insulated gloves with a fold over mitten type thing attached. Sorry, I can't remember what they're actually called. I mostly use them during deer season and they work pretty well for me.


Of course, I realize our respective perception of cold may differ somewhat. We have about 6 weeks of winter (really cold is 25 degrees) and the rest of the time it's hot as the devil's doorknob.
I did see snow once, about 10 years ago, but it didn't stick. :)

Chris Rhines
March 6, 2003, 03:54 PM
"Cold" is when my hands are too numb to cycle the slide on my CZ-75, and I have to hook the rear sight on my belt to chamber a cartridge. :D

Nomex flight gloves sound like they're right up my alley. How do they do on wind?

Anyone use Hatch shooting gloves? They seem to be pretty nice, form-fitting, grippy, not too expensive.

- Chris

March 6, 2003, 08:43 PM
I use a pair of Hatch SOG-L 100 Operator Glove ALL the time!
They are very sensitive, I can fill magasines, shoot, page through a phone book and even patch targets with tape.
They are also tough. I have at a couple of occations had to put on snow chains. I had to dig with my (gloved) hands to get to the stuck weels, and I was sure I would ruin my gloves.
But if you have to, you have to.
But the gloves stood the test!
The only thing is that the colour has faded. They are now coal black, not as dark as when new.
I had to wash them to get all the sand off of them.

I have worn them as the only protection from the elements at down to -18C / 0F. This was reaching, but worked great.

They are now available from Hatch in a short version also. (

March 6, 2003, 09:58 PM
I've heard really good things about insulated golfer's gloves. Golfers need sensitivity to work the shaft, but they still golf in the winter and need something to stay warm. Plus, the large number of them means the gloves are produced in quantity and are thus rather cheap.

Of course, I haven't tried them yet. Really doesn't get that cold here in SC.

Peter Gun
March 7, 2003, 10:36 PM
Also try spring ski/snowboard gloves. Warm and tough.

Chris Rhines
March 8, 2003, 12:04 AM
Kobun, how much do those gloves run?

- Chris

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