The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 29, 2013, 11:10 AM   #26
g.willikers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 5,386
Yeah, ironic isn't it?
The Mechanix gloves work better for shooting than for working on cars.
But they are very good for that.
They fit very well, provide cushioning and protection, and are plenty warm enough for cool weather.
Mine are many years old and still look new.
But they only get used for the range and for exercising with weights.
__________________
Lock the doors, they're coming in the windows.
g.willikers is offline  
Old October 29, 2013, 12:22 PM   #27
idek
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 20, 2009
Posts: 616
Thanks again for replies. I realized I have some old Mechanix gloves around, so I will try them first, but will look into golf/baseball, search, driving, or designated shooting gloves if the Mechanix don't pan out.

I maybe should have mentioned at the start that my hands get cold easily. They got very cold once as a kid and I've had bad circulation ever since, so while 40 degrees feels pretty nice to most of my body, my hands will still get cold.
idek is offline  
Old October 29, 2013, 02:23 PM   #28
g.willikers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 5,386
You can use a thin latex glove under the outer one.
That can really help, especially if they stay reasonably dry.
A little dampness can actually act like additional insulation.
Like the way a wet suit works.
__________________
Lock the doors, they're coming in the windows.
g.willikers is offline  
Old October 29, 2013, 02:31 PM   #29
k9barco
Member
 
Join Date: March 7, 2008
Posts: 35
SKD tactical has some good PIG gloves; their brand; (patrol incident gear, I have 3 pair and really like them.
k9barco is offline  
Old October 30, 2013, 05:07 AM   #30
dayman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 18, 2011
Location: The Woods
Posts: 1,140
I use UnderArmor's "ridge reaper" bow-hunting gloves.
They're a thin neoprene which is surprisingly warm for how much dexterity and feeling it leaves you. They also have a slightly "sticky" material on the fingers and palms which makes it easy to maintain a grip on a cold gun.
I've used several kinds of gloves at one time or another, but for shooting guns I really like gloves made for shooting bows.
__________________
si vis pacem para bellum
dayman is offline  
Old November 1, 2013, 12:47 PM   #31
Hammerhead
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,615
I don't understand the recommendation for neoprene or latex.
Your hands need to breathe in cold weather.
I tried neoprene and they feel great for a few minutes, but when they come off your hands get real cold, real quick from all the sweat evaporating.
Sweat is not an insulator.
Hammerhead is offline  
Old November 1, 2013, 02:59 PM   #32
ClydeFrog
Junior member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2010
Posts: 5,798
Skin damage....

You'll also damage your skin.
I prefer Nitrile over Latex gloves. They don't have that strange odor & they work better with my skin. See: www.galls.com .
There are a few good products out there to prevent skin problems in cold weather: www.duluthtrading.com .

Clyde
ClydeFrog is offline  
Old November 1, 2013, 03:45 PM   #33
Captains1911
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2009
Location: Loudoun County, VA
Posts: 382
Another vote for Mechanix gloves. They are warm enough for 40+ degrees.
__________________
Your Mileage Obviously Varies
Captains1911 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07948 seconds with 9 queries