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Old October 29, 2013, 11:10 AM   #26
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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.
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Old October 29, 2013, 12:22 PM   #27
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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.
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Old October 29, 2013, 02:23 PM   #28
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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.
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Old October 29, 2013, 02:31 PM   #29
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SKD tactical has some good PIG gloves; their brand; (patrol incident gear, I have 3 pair and really like them.
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Old October 30, 2013, 05:07 AM   #30
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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.
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Old November 1, 2013, 12:47 PM   #31
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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.
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Old November 1, 2013, 02:59 PM   #32
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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: .
There are a few good products out there to prevent skin problems in cold weather: .

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Old November 1, 2013, 03:45 PM   #33
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Another vote for Mechanix gloves. They are warm enough for 40+ degrees.
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