Shooting Gloves


January 22, 2004, 12:43 AM
Looking for a good pair of shooting gloves. want something that will keep may hands fairly warm but i still want to be able to feel what i am doing. i also want to be able to load the magazine without taking them off. I was thinking about maybe some Blackhawk gloves like this.

or maybe just some batting gloves. what do you all use??

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January 22, 2004, 12:58 AM
Cabelas and Outdoorworld both sell insulated shooting gloves for much less than that (under $30). These ( look similar to the ones in your pic, and they're $15 less for the thinsulate lined version.

January 22, 2004, 01:06 AM
I just use my motorcycle gloves, great feel, some warmth, full finger use. If I did not have motorcyle gloves I would go with padded shooting gloves. I think the price and design is pretty close though.

January 22, 2004, 01:27 AM
I use the mechanics gloves they sell in auto parts stores, and i cut the finger tips off the index finger and thumb. It still keeps me warm and i have good sensativity.

January 22, 2004, 08:58 AM
FWIW, I've found Blackhawk's products to be dissapointing. The last pair of gloves I got from them were so poorly made as to almost be unuseable. Thread and stiches have popped out all over them, and the top and palm sides of the glove were so poorly sewn together all the fingers end up rotating about 30 degrees when I wear the gloves, meaning I have half leather/half nomex coverage on my fingers with a big fat seam down the middle. The fingertips are also kind of a pain because the pattern was poorly cut before they sewed it together so there is a lot of material bunched up right at the fingertip, which obviously impacts tactile sensation there. I can't reccommend them. Mind you, these were a pair of aviator's gloves I was replacing my old USGI ones with--I've since gone back to the old beat up USGI ones as they were of a higher quality to begin with. First time I've seen issue gear beat out personal purchase; I guess it can't all be bad ;)

So as not to leave you with all bad news, I've heard good things about Hatch gloves (, you might want to take a look at their offerings.


Henry Bowman
January 22, 2004, 09:19 AM
I have used golf gloves, thought not for warmth.

January 22, 2004, 10:05 AM
I use my Trek Biking gloves. They are padded in all the right spots and make shooting my .40, and .357 allot more enjoyable.

January 22, 2004, 10:36 AM
I use Nomex flight gloves. They aren't good for cold weather, but I live in Florida :).

Basically any quality glove will do for shooting. I just like fire resistance.

January 22, 2004, 11:56 AM
I have a pair of Outdoor Research Magic Mitts. Love them!


January 22, 2004, 01:18 PM
My experience with Blackhawk has been just the opposite of Teufelhound's. I just received my third order from them yesterday--a pair of water-resistant gloves for my son to use in ocean sailing. Like the tactical/shooting/driving gloves before them, these are high-quality and very durable. No complaints whatsoever. I really like them and wear them every day. YMMV.

TFL Survivor

January 22, 2004, 05:06 PM
well looking at a number of the blackhawk gloves, they appear to be sourced from other vendors with little to no modification.

Not that any of the gloves themselves are bad, but the blackhawk name appears to add about 40-60% to the pricetag.

Fudgie Ghost
January 22, 2004, 05:15 PM
There's a thread in "Firearm Accessories" that refers to Duluth Trading Company. The sell all sorts of tools, tool kits, and clothes and accessories geared toward building contractor type work. Good stuff, and good company.

As pointed out in that thread, they sell some gloves call Talon DT Carpenters gloves, which, I think are neoprene, with the RH thumb and forefinger tips exposed. I have ordered a pair (currently backordered) so I will have to wait to give a report. But they sound promising--see post there by someone who uses them for shooting.

Zach S
January 22, 2004, 05:19 PM
I use mechanix gloves. When I buy a new pari (to replce the ones that get used on my cars) my shooting gloves get demoted for car use, and I shoot with the new ones.

I also have a pair of Hatch(?) gloves I cut the thumb and trigger finger off of.

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