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Old December 5, 2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Quick review: Mechanix gloves

Mechanix Original (Original, none of their Impact or Quick-fit versions, none of that crap). Buy them, you won't regret it. I've sliced, bruised, gotten bit, and everything in between when cleaning or working on my guns. These gloves provide extra grip and protection my clumsy ass needs. And prevents sweat/finger oil from touching the parts when cleaning. Lowe's carries them. Make sure to fit them before you buy. A few bucks cheaper online.

My only gripe is the velcro wrist strap could be larger and fit tighter to prevent "upward slip". Fit them TIGHT.
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Old December 5, 2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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I haven't tried the originals, but I use the Fast Fit Mechanix and really like them.
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Old December 5, 2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Well then I retract my "nunna that crap" comment
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Never used them to clean, but I did use them as shooting gloves for a while. Not sure what type, but they had yellow all over them which I didn't like. Could have gone ofer it with black sharpie if i needed to.


Worked better than some options at twice the price.

I bet this gets moved.
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Old December 6, 2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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I have some(the ones with Mechanic all over the back, right?) and they're amazing.
I'm on my third or fourth pair(I'm very hard on gloves and I keep a spare set in my truck just in case.) I've used them to work on sheet metal, cars, planes, when soldering, riding my bike, playing guitar(it was VERY cold that night) but it never occurred to me that I could use them as shooting gloves for some reason.
Most of the Autozones and car places out here have 2 pairs for like 30 bucks.
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Old December 6, 2012, 01:40 AM   #6
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johnwilliamson062: Yeah, I wasn't sure where to post this but I figured here since most of my injuries are autoloader related. BTW check out Mechanix Original "Stealth". All black.

Broken, yeah those are the ones. I don't care for the "Mechanix" all over the back and it seems like most people don't either.

ANYway, they're great for working on and cleaning your autoloader
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Old December 6, 2012, 01:56 AM   #7
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I got a pair of the black perforated covert gloves for use when shooting. They seem to work pretty well and allow your hands to breathe a little.

http://www.mechanix.com/tactical
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Old December 6, 2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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I've been using Mechanix gloves for shooting for several years. They work well.tom.
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:04 AM   #9
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i use the quick fit ones for shooting in the winter. they're great.
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:49 AM   #10
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For shooting in the cold, I agree- it's hard to do better than a pair of these (or similar; I have some Craftsman branded ones for garage use that are basically identical in any meaningful way).

For gun cleaning, I just get boxes of the disposable nitrile gloves. They don't soak up oils like Mechanix type gloves can.
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Old December 6, 2012, 12:10 PM   #11
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What a great site! I am ordering a pair for riding my motorcycles. These are great gloves and motorcycle specific gloves are usually stupid expensive.
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Old December 6, 2012, 01:27 PM   #12
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I generally don't like to wear gloves while shooting, but I have tried these and they seem pretty well made and are decently priced and usually pretty available.

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For gun cleaning, I just get boxes of the disposable nitrile gloves.
That's blasphemy to me, I love the smell of liquid CLP on my hands.
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Old December 7, 2012, 12:27 AM   #13
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Yeah, i think they have camo ones now also. When I bought my first pair they did not.

I used them when using a light glove under mittens.

Now I use shooting mittens when I need gloves though(thumb, index, then last three fingers). I found some Swiss surplus wool undergloves cheap and Dakine all black over gloves. Very warm and I can operate firearms with the mittens on if needed.
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Old December 7, 2012, 12:55 AM   #14
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Why is the impact version "Crap" Isn't it pretty much the same glove?
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