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Best HG With Gloves in Winter?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Cosmoline, Nov 11, 2012.

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  1. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

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    It's that time of year again. The snow is on the ground and the Gordinis are hanging around my neck. I've been through a number of variations on gloves/handguns but never really found a good match. As it stands now my drill is to simply yank off the right hand glove before drawing a revolver. Trying to manipulate it or even get finger on trigger with gloves is too dangerous and impractical. And that may just be the reality for wintertime.

    But I thought I'd ask if anyone has found a handgun that works well with insulated gloves (not just thin shooting gloves). Possibly the Glocks? Something with an even bigger trigger guard?
     
  2. scaatylobo

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    Color me 'that guy'

    When I venture out and in a city or ANYPLACE that I can foresee a problem of this nature.

    I carry a High Standard .22 magnum DAO derringer in the index finger of my glove,my hand is wrapped around the rest of the gun and it looks like my hand is at my side and relaxed.

    I did ruin a pair of gloves to see the results,I dare say that even with a gun in my face = all you will see is the light,if I need to defend myself.

    btw,it is VERY accurate as your actually pointing at the intended target.

    I have also gone [ more often ] with a S&W 442 DAO revolver in my jacket pocket with hands in the pocket.
     
  3. Cosmoline

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    Well I suppose that is one option! But I'm actually having to grip things and walk around with the gloves on up here, so I need my index finger in the game. And falling down is always a risk.
     
  4. Drail

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    Instead of choosing a handgun that works with your gloves consider choosing gloves that will work with your handgun.
     
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    anyone else waiting for Old Fuff to post a picture of a snubbie without a trigger guard?
     
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    no gloves here....buck up....
     
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    I have pair from Burberry and pair from Bally. Very fine Italian-made leather gloves.
    I would avoid less expensive Chinese-made ones often sold to golfers and baseball playing folks at sporting goods stores. Who knows how Chinese process their leaver.
     
  8. usp9

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    HK makes their trigger guards oversized to accomodate gloves.

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  9. CZ223

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    I would take a look on gunbroker

    like I just did. It seems that a few guns like the one in the picture above, the EAA line and Glock, all have ample room in front of the trigger. The only one I own is the Glock and you may have convinced me to try it with gloves on. I would still be concerned, with all the guns mentioned, about getting material caught bewtween the trigger guard and the bottom of the trigger. Here in Maine, when I have to work outside, I wear fingerless gloves. The glove still keeps your hand warm enough that your finger won't go numb,usually.
     
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    One modification I have seen is to cut a slit in the glove finger for your trigger finger. Just stick your finger through it to fire.
     
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    For the past four years, I've purchased Foot Joy winter golf gloves. They're insulated, but provide good trigger feel. They're not bulky, and they'll set you back about $20/pr.
     
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    I'll echo what ATBackPackin said....I wear those pretty regularly. I also wear a very, very light pair of gloves underneath those to protect my fingertips.

    This allows for adequate cold protection to the hands as well as dexterity for grabbing. Plus, the thin nature of the base layer of glove allows you to get your trigger finger into the trigger guard pretty easily.

    Ungloved, my hands start losing feeling around 40 degrees. This solution has worked well for me in the winter and still allowed me to carry my j-frame without worrying about fitting my finger into that smaller trigger guard.
     
  14. Cosmoline

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    The fingerless and fingerless with liners are something I've already tried. They're fine to about 20 f. but not so much in real cold when your exposed finger tips get frostbit. And there's the added problem of a loose and often snaggy wool or fleece overgloves.

    The H&K is one I didn't know about. I wonder if they have a model with an extra large glove hole. I also remember seeing modified revolver trigger guards made extra large, but I don't know if anyone still offers this service. You'd have to heat the steel up quite a bit.
     
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    Yes, but it's expensive. The HK MK23 has a very larger trigger guard.

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    Let me know when to meet you at Birchwood, and you can try my CZ82
     
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    The CZ P-07 has a large trigger guard opening.
     
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    If it takes more than a second to remove your glove, your gloves are too tight.

    "If the glove's too tight, you won't win the fight."
     
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    The USP is a great example of large oversized trigger guards to accommodate gloves. My Walther P99 is the same way. Those Germans might be up to something, since it gets chilly there in the winter.
     
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    1st Gen Walther P99 had a fairly large trigger guard..
     
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    Thanks! I'm going to do a gloves-on test at the shop next time I'm there. That Mk23 looks ideal. Not for the wallet though!! I looked it up and suddenly understood the question "why does H&K hate us?"
     
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    Why do Les Baer, springfield, Wilson Combat or Ed Brown hate us? Dollar for dollar the HK is actually a pretty good deal when compared to other .45s with equal accuracy.
     
  23. Cosmoline

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    Yeah, but these are over two grand! Nice pistols, but still. That's just intentional cruelty ;-)

    I just had a brainstorm--get a security six trigger guard and have it bent to shape, with a corresponding straightening of the trigger. Pop that in and see how it does. I suppose the other option would be to remove the front of the guard entirely, though that raises some safety issues.
     
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    The Ruger SR9 and SR9c supposedly have oversized trigger guards. I haven’t tried gloves with mine yet but I’ll go get it and let you know.

    For gloves, I’ve used Hotfingers gloves for shotgun hunting and never had any problems. I’ve never tried them at -20 though. They might not be up to the task.

    http://www.hotfingersgloves.com/pro..._number=H604/454.1.1.1.1005116.0.0.0.0?pp=12&

    Edit: Can't find the gloves but for the SR9c, maybe, with the right gloves. The trigger guard is somewhat over-sized.
     
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    Glock is your friend if it's that cold. I find even light fleece gloves can get bound up in my DA S&Ws, you get one shot then you have to deglove, get the glove out of the trigger and try again. My hands can't take much under about 30* or so without warming but I'll shoot to the single-digits.

    As for "buck up", if you grab metal that's cold enough you'll wish you had gloves on! (Made that mistake with a gas station air house once when it was around 0*. Took weeks before feeling in my hand was normal again.)
     
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