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

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by atek3, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. atek3

    atek3 Member

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    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.

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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I don't know of anything.

    Maybe a heated hand-warmer muff.
    http://www.target.com/p/grabber-han...811156&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/modpe...&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.

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  3. Corey ACP

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    Cold

    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
     
  4. TAKtical

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    Columbia might make something in Omni-Heat
     
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    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.
     
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    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". :-(
     
  7. rcmodel

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    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.

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    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.
     
  9. Tim the student

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    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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