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Whats the glove for?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by Matt1911, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. Matt1911

    Matt1911 Well-Known Member

    I got a a-2,and found some NRA highpower games near here,and they are holding a clinic at the end of the month.
    Found some reduced targets to start playing with,and some suppliers for mats,ect.
    Which brings up the question,Whats the glove for?The mat,jacket,ect. all seem straight forward enough,but a glove(and a mighty thick looking one too)to protect from the sling?Just how tight are you supposed to wrap the sling?
    Can anyone direct me to a site with some explanations of some of this?
    Pulse pads?Just what did i get into?
  2. ACP230

    ACP230 Well-Known Member

    A good tight sling help push the rifle into your shoulder. (I always had trouble getting mine tight enough.) The glove keeps the sling from cutting into your hand and keeps the front sling swivel from doing the same thing. The glove makes for a more stable hold. I shot without one when I first started and saw a difference when I bought one.

    There are some good discussions of HP shooting on www.jouster.com. Look for the On The Firing Line Forum, or the musings by Maj. Culver on the site.

    The CMP site links from jouster and there is HP info there too.
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Alright, alright, alright, I'll drag out my digital camera and take a few pics.

    BTW, read the CMP thread from yesterday and that may explain it a little.
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Take a look at my new thread. Hope it helps. It'll be completely up in 20 minutes or so...lots of pics to shrink.

    GLOCKT Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the Wildcat Valley clinic on Mar-30th?
    I talked to Steve this eve and assured me it's definetly a good learning experience.
    I'm shooting on th 29th at Camp Atterbury 500 yard prone.Kind of a tune up shoot for the upcoming season.Then attending the clinic on the 30th.
    Yes I to wonder what have I gotten into.
    I've over spent the rifle on other goodies now I need to buy and build a more accurate rifle.
  6. Matt1911

    Matt1911 Well-Known Member

    Yes, thats the one!
    A more accurate rifle?Just what mods can you have in high power?I kinda thought it had to be "stock",but i have seen free float tubes that look "stock",sights,triggers,ect.
    For the time being,thats just more stuff on the "toy list":D ,i'm sure the rifle is more accurate than i am.
    Hope to see ya there.

    GLOCKT Well-Known Member

    Yes I will be there,coming from southside of Indpls.
    I'm shooting a Bushmaster,24" V-match barrel,flat-top with steel sights.Match rifle category.
    I'll be wearing my GSSF Glock tan and green hat.
    I look forward to getting alot of information out of the clinic.
    Steve said bring a lunch,clinic runs from 8am to 4pm.
  8. kotengu

    kotengu Well-Known Member

    The way I see it, the glove is more to isolate the rifle from you than the other way around. It helps damp some of the minute wiggles and jiggles you have in your hand/arm so they don't come through to the rifle. I noticed a big difference when I started using the glove (mitt, in my case) in the standing position.
  9. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Well-Known Member

    I must need a thicker glove because my "wiggles and jiggles" have my shots going all over the place. At least last Sunday I didn't have any misses and I got my first X. Baby steps I guess.

    I've been wondering what I've got myself into for some time now. :D
  10. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    No offense, man, but a beginner's "wiggles and jiggles" are more like "mountains and valleys" of movement and no glove is going to take that out. It is all in the position, my friend.
  11. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Well-Known Member

    No offense taken here! Hell, you take my "Mountains and Valleys" along with the "Ship Swaying in High Seas" and you basically got my off hand described to a T. :rolleyes:

    Working on it though!;)
  12. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Hell, man, I need to be working on it! I have a leg match coming up!
  13. hps1

    hps1 Well-Known Member

    No problem, Steve, it's simple, all ya gotta do is hold tight an' jerk right:D

  14. Matt1911

    Matt1911 Well-Known Member

    I went to Wildcat Valleys high power clinic yesterday.What a great time!! It was like having your own coach for the day.
    Thanks to Steves recent post, i had a idea of what to do,and another Steve at wildcat,coached me all day,pointing out the little mistakes and such,getting my form much better,right down to following thru with my trigger finger.
    I got to try a couple of jackets,slings,spotting scopes.
    Working the pits was a new experiance,as was scoring for another shooter.
    Basicaly,i had a darn good time,learned a LOT!
    Anyone in the area that can go to next years clinic,it is well worth it. Very nice range and people,as someone there said "Indiana's best kept secret".
    I can't wait till sundays match!

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