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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by VTFatBastard, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. VTFatBastard

    VTFatBastard Member

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    Can anyone recommend some shooting gloves? I currently use my scuba gloves, and while they offer great tactile feedback, they are lacking on the keeping-my-hands-warm side of things. What gloves will keep my fingers warm, and still let me feel things?

    Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
     
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  2. jamz

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    Shooting gloves tend to have exposed fingertips, so they won't do much for warmth, in my opinion.

    I like Mechanix type gloves, you can feel quite a bit, and they cover everything and do allright in keeping my hands warm. You can find different types at most auto parts stores.
     
  3. creekerdoug

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    Winter golf gloves work well for me. They are reasonably warm and work well unless it is very, very cold. Any pro shop will have them. I picked up my last set at a Dicks Sporting Goods shop. They are cheaper than "shooting" gloves and work as well or better.
     
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    If you're talking about actual cold, gloves get pretty bulky for triggers, no? Except maybe the Tavor. [​IMG]

    Last year I got some thick woolie mitten-gloves at Walmart for less than $10. There's all sorts of them, mittens with the end that folds back to expose fingers.

    But I'm a mitten guy, I learned long ago that even the most expensive gloves suck compared to mediocre mittens.

    But around here until it's really cold those 99c little stretchie gloves are warm enough most of the time.
     
  5. Grandpa Shooter

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    My GF has shooters leather/lined shooting mittens. We went out with two of our five boys today and scared both of them with how well she shoots They worked really well for her.

    You know mittens with the index finger separate.
     
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    I have these under armor camo gloves. They don't keep my hands that warm, but warmer than normal and they are really thin.

    I used to have a pair of these:
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-39271&cn=29&bhcd2=1195957665

    They aren't as thing as the Under Armor, but they are extremely warm. They are intended for horse riding, but make fine shooting gloves because they are very thin.
     
  7. TargetTerror

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    My experience with gloves has always been that you can have a warm glove or a tactile glove, but never both. I'd love to be proven wrong, but I don't see it happening anytime soon. Lofting ability is what keeps you warm, which doesn't mesh well with tactile feel.

    The best compromise I have found so far has been leather patrol gloves from these guys:

    http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/pages2/mp1a-r836.htm

    You can literally pick up a dime with them, you have that much feel. With the nylon lining, they certainly beat going around with bare hands, though they don't hold a candle to my down mittens.
     
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    A real quick search showed these. They're made for photographers, but I'll never tell anybody. link to page

    [​IMG]

    I've also seen the mittens made where you're index finger is separate, while you're other three fingers rest inside a mitten. I can't find them just now, though.
     
  9. Richmond

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    new pairs

    I was at the range today, about 40 degrees and fairly windy. I was trying out some new gloves.

    First pair was very similar to the above - even blue! Pretty good on the warmth, good on the trigger, but I found them somewhat clumsy on gun handling.

    Second pair was a pair of shooting gloves from Whitewater Strategic Hunting Apparel - deerskin and cloth, like this only solid color.

    http://whitewateroutdoors.com/osc/p...d=440&osCsid=1c3fc81726ca5063704a42a3c9f2eb00

    Very good on the dexterity, good for a windy day in the 40s; In winter, I may try them with a nice pair of wool mittens to go over them when not shooting.
     
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    Smith & Wesson has a nice one, full glove except for trigger finger, also has a velcro wrap around wrist strap for firing thier hand cannons; check out thier website
     
  11. Rule556

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    I always wear a pair of Mechanix Original gloves when I go shooting. They fit well, are pretty tough and protect my hands from burns/cuts/etc.
     
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    The really tight fitting, stretchy Isotoner gloves would probly be the best comprimise of warmth and feel, IMHO.They are thin and tight enough to to allw you to feel pressure pretty well, and they dont really bunch up or have much bulk to them to get in the way.That said, I just dont like not having my skin touch the trigger, so I bought a pair of tight fitting Isotoner type knock-offs wth the "grippy", rubber palms , and just cut the trigger finger off at the first knuckle.Works pretty good.
     
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    I've used my cold weather motorcycle riding gloves (leather) and they're pretty comfortable down to around 40 degrees. Below that I rarely go shooting, but when I do, I wear shooter's mittens with the separate trigger finger. They're not that easy to find (mine were a gift from my late dad, and I don't know where he got them from). They work particularly well if you drop a "hotties" handwarmer into them.
     
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    I use shooting gloves on my BHs 45 coltand the 357 mag. because I'm running hunting loads through them!:D
    tommy
     
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    Uncle Mikes makes some good ones that are half finger gloves, not much good below 60 outside. I hunt with mittens that the top fold back to reveal half gloves, much like post #8 except all fingers are clear.
     
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    For cold weather, I use fingerless Ragg Wool Gloves.

    Wool keeps one warm, even if wet...

    As a brat, Mentors did this, for outdoor activities, including using tools on farm equipment, to duck hunting, to everything else one can think of.
     
  18. Richmond

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    ragg wool

    I used to use a "system" of ragg wool fingerless gloves, with an oversize pair of ragg wool mitten to go over, keep those fingertips warm. You can look a long way before you find something better.
     
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