Any electrically heated glove liners thin enough for USPSA in cold weather?


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atek3
January 3, 2013, 05:15 PM
When the temperature drops into the low 30's it gets pretty hard to keep the fingers warm enough to shoot quickly, but bulky gloves don't work well either.

atek3

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rcmodel
January 3, 2013, 05:42 PM
I don't know of anything.

Maybe a heated hand-warmer muff.
http://www.target.com/p/grabber-hand-muff-with-warmer-pocket-real-tree-all-purpose/-/A-13811156?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C13811156&CPNG=Accessories&kpid=13811156&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=13811156

Or maybe pop-top mittens?
I love those things for cold weather hunting!
They keep your fingers toasty, but fold back for thin glove fingers for shooting

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Guide-Series-Mens-Predator-Pop-Top-Mitten&i=441697&str=gloves+and+mittens&merchID=4005

http://www.amazon.com/Heat-Factory-Pop-Top-Mittens-Warmers/dp/B0049HW2YW

I get them at Walmart in the sporting goods department for less then $10 bucks.
They have a hand-warmer pocket inside them if you want to use it.

rc

Corey ACP
January 3, 2013, 06:02 PM
My club, www.UDPL.net just completed our News year day match. It was a steel challenge format I personally fired 228 rounds out of my .45 1911. At the start of the match it was 9 degrees. It got up to about 13 degrees max. A few guys kept their thin gloves on for shooting but most competitors, (me) took them off while actually on the firing line. I also had a disposable hand warmer packet in each coat pocket. I was never uncomfortable

TAKtical
January 3, 2013, 06:18 PM
Columbia might make something in Omni-Heat

ny32182
January 4, 2013, 09:58 AM
I've never found a glove I would consider shooting in, no matter how thin, so my "cold weather" strategy is to eliminate as many places for heat loss as possible. I don't want to be "just over cold", I want to be "warm".

I start with a UA skiiing base layer. Very warm, yet still very flexible; this impacts my movement VERY little if at all. I only add the pants part of it if it is truly sub freezing howeer.

Other stuff: Knit cap. Heavy overcoat any time I'm not shooting. Hand warmers in the pockets of the coat. Wool socks. Basically anything I can to keep the rest of my body warm, I find will help keep my hands warm for the minute I need to take the coat off to shoot a stage. My goal is to stay warm with no gloves while still being able to move in the gear I'm wearing when the buzzer goes off.

1SOW
January 4, 2013, 09:53 PM
ny32182 +1
I grew up in Michigan and live in TX. At 45 degs or less, especially with wind, I'm freezing my butt off.

I wear three thin layers of warm clothing and wool socks and a warm coat with good pockets for hands. I take off the coat just before shooting. If it's really cold/windy one of the three layers is a hooded snug-fit sweatshirt with a hood that will go over my hat and muffs.

All bets are off if it's also "wet". :-(

rcmodel
January 5, 2013, 12:19 AM
Those skintight Neoprene surgical gloves will help a little to keep skin chill off, and don't really interfere with anything.

I often wear them in the fall when working the water garden.

Not warm like gloves certainly, but better then bare wet skin.

rc

jcwit
January 5, 2013, 02:48 PM
I used the air activated hand warmers inside my gloves for the first time a couple of days ago. Was really impressed and they last approx 20 hours. Really worked well.

Tim the student
January 6, 2013, 02:51 AM
For competition, I would just take them off to shoot, and have mittens on otherwise.

That said, if you really want to wear gloves, I think Nomex flight gloves are pretty good. They keep the chill off, and have a lot of dexterity.

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