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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by brutus51, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. brutus51

    brutus51 Member

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    I have a pair I use when Pheasant hunting that work well in the field with shotguns but I'd like a pair for handgun shooting. Any suggestions?
     
  2. mlankton

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    heck I've seen Mechanix at more than one gas station/convenience store. also just the thing for handling black rifles on hot summer days
     
  3. mcb

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    For what use with a handgun? I have never been able to make a pair of gloves work with a handgun in competition where lots of manipulation is required. They have always been in the way, especially on the reloads and double true for a revolver. I wear big heavy gloves that keep my hands warm right up to when I need to shoot the stage and remove them for the shooting and then put them back on when I am done.

    For more general work I am with @mlankton Mechanix Wear gloves work pretty good at still giving you enough dexterity to manipulate the handgun while giving decent protection, not all that warm in most cases though.

    Another choice you might look at are the new knit gloves that have been coated with nitrile coated. If you spend just a little extra get the ones woven with UHMWPE (Dyneema) you will be hard pressed to find better protection from cuts and abrasion. They are really tough gloves with excellent dexterity but are not very warm or "tactical" looking. (good example: https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Large-Unisex-Nitrile-Multipurpose-Gloves/1000865870).
     
  4. Ranb

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    I bought a pair of fingerless shooting gloves a while back. The seams cut into my skin while shooting my 44 mag revolver. I replaced them a cheap pair of seamless cloth work gloves with rubber impregnated palms. I cut the fingers off at the joint down from the knuckles and they worked well.
     
  5. GBExpat

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    For decades my favorite handgun shooting gloves has been a pair of the thin leather "patrol gloves".

    A couple of years ago I bought some Mechanix Wear gloves for the purpose; "0.5mm HIGH DEXTERITY" and "VENT FULLY VENTILATED" (like the "0.5mm" with a bunch of small holes).

    So ... now I have three favorite types. :)
     
  6. entropy

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    I wear baseball gloves for Trap in the summer, and either patrol 'search' gloves or Mechanix gloves in the late fall and winter. I rarely wear gloves when shooting pistols, but have worn the Military aviator Nomex gloves I prefer to wear when shooting my AR.
     
  7. Ernie Bass

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    I shoot throughout the winter in some very cold weather. Yes, I wear gloves. Cold fingers are harder to manipulate (as they say, I actually like to feel my fingers) all parts of the revolvers and pistols and recoil though mild is magnified on COLD hands, at least for me. And of course hunting requires them. Protection for weather and briars etc. I love the "Pigs" have a couple of pair, but recently bought a pair of the Caldwell's and a good buy at only $25.00

    Heck, the very best times at my Outdoor range is when it is COLD. No one shows up and I have the range all to myself. LOL, and people want to know why I am always checking the weather so often.

    https://www.caldwellshooting.com/sa...aldwell-ultimate-shooting-gloves/12681_M.html
     
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  8. film495

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    I like light weight mechanics gloves. a little extra skin/padding, but still good dexterity.
     
  9. MikeInOr

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    I wear my mountain biking right glove with cut off fingers and padded palm when shooting my DB9 and Dan Wesson 744 with the 4" barrel on it when shooting full power 44 mag loads. The mountain biking glove does a very nice job of softening the recoil. I can shoot both guns well without gloves but I can shoot them more without my arms tiring while wearing the gloves.

    For my light weight Desert Eagle L5 in 50ae I prefer shooting it without gloves. The gas powered semi-auto action does a nice job of softening the recoil and the wide grip does a nice job of distributing the recoil over the palm of my hand. My .50ae DE is much softer recoiling than my DW 744 .44 mag revolver.

    I do worry about diminishing my hand dexterity or eventual arthritis with a constant pounding of my hands with the really hard recoiling hand guns. I shot a single shot of Buffalo Bore 400gr out of my friends 500 S&W before putting it down and opting not to finish the rest of the cylinder. It was controllable but more pounding than I want to inflict on my hands.
     
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    Golf gloves.

    Every time...they fit skin-tight and are thin enough to get good feel on the piece. I bought a pair years ago and never looked back. (There was a time when racquetball gloves were The Thing, and they are great, too.)

    That being said, they will not last forever, although mine are only wearing slowly...I'm telling ya'...golf gloves. (Yeah, I know they are kinda gay...but...)

    -Jabberwocky
     
  12. DocRock

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    Weird target, frankly. Oddly shaped, non-reactive. Not my cup of tea. But I’m not judging.
     
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  13. Eugen

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    These Hatch brand with mostly thin leather from Safariland work well for me. They are a great fit for my hand and minimally interfere with good trigger feel and control. The down side is that they are not that warm. But, then I dont shoot in really cold weather anyway. I'm a range bum and not a hunter (anymore).
     
  14. Armored farmer

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    I'm a big fan of Mechanix.
    Excellent for hunting and shooting sports.
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  15. Chuck R.

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    Mechanix here also for general use. I have the regular and cold weather and they really, really, come in handy during matches for set-up and teardown. IF we've got a shotgun intensive stage I'll wear on on my left hand for doing reloads. I've used Mechanix in pistol and carbine defensive shooting classes and have gotten pretty fond of them.

    For Upland I have a nice pair of Manzella hunting gloves
     
  16. bannockburn

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    I have used golf gloves and trap shooting gloves. Both work about the same and are more for warm weather use as they are relatively thin. Typically I wear fingerless gloves at the range or outdoors while shooting handguns, usually in cooler weather.
     
  17. Sav .250

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    Shooting gloves. A personal preference. I see the merit but just not for me.
     
  18. South Prairie Jim

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    I use a comfortable pair of deer hide or elk hide gloves.
     
  19. Rockrivr1

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    Not gay at all. I use winter golf gloves. They provide some warmth and are tight so you can manipulate your firearm well. Like a few others have said, the best range time is in the winter when you're the only one there. Great time.
     
  20. stonebuster

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    I wear padded gel bicycle gloves at the range to help cushion my arthritic hands. They,re not bulky, they only cover to the first finger joint and they work for me.
     
  21. MaxP

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    ProAim gloves for testing/range work and Sitka Gear shooting gloves when hunting (I cut the shooting finger off at about the midway point).
     
  22. huntsman

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    +1 on Pig

    I bought my first pair this past spring when covid started. After 7 months or so of continuous(when out) use I’ve seen little wear.

    The learning curve on shooting my handguns with them was short and now that it’s getting cold I’ll see how long I can get by without insulated gloves.
     
  23. Bartojc

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    I typically do not wear gloves when shooting, but on the rare occasion I do the Mechanix gloves have worked well. There are many different types and thicknesses to choose from. For me dexterity is always the issue. I can't seem to use gloves for much of anything for long.

    -Jeff
     
  24. TxWolf

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    I wear gloves when shooting my shotguns (trap, skeet, sporting). Have worn out a few pair of Bob Allen’s, Cabelas etc. just bought some Footjoy rainwear golf gloves and really like them. Thin enough for a good feel. But no insulation which is not one of my priorities for wearing them. Have just started wearing gloves for shooting my 44 mag off of bags. Once again I like the feel of thin gloves.
    My .02 cents.
     
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