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Old January 27, 2014, 10:41 AM   #1
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shooting gloves

ive never used them before, but lately i was considering trying some out. what are the pros and cons? what do you guys wear if you use them?
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Old January 27, 2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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All I use for shooting gloves are Mechanix gloves. I don't lose much feel or dexterity with them, which is what I like. The ones I use are the "utility" gloves, which are a bit thinner.

By the way, I shoot .40, .38, .22 and .380 when I go to the range.
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Old January 27, 2014, 11:50 AM   #3
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Cushion, Grip and Protection.

I use them on the magnum handguns. Just enough cushion, to make it more comfortable and improve the grip. I mostly use a pair of No-finger batting gloves. ...

During our M/L classes, in hot weather, I use them, on the loading bench so I can maintain a grip. During our live firing portion, I do all the loading and things can get fairly messy sweaty while handling bore-butter, lubed patches, RB's and rods as well as the M/Ls. They also afford, some physical protection.

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Old January 27, 2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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Batting gloves are a good option but cost almost as much as shooters gloves.
I use the mechanic's style glove with the fingers cut out.
You need to put some nail polish on the threads where you cut the fingers off so the stitching does not come out.
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Old January 27, 2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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I occasionally use them when I shoot a lot or if it’s hot for a little extra padding/grip. I use the Mechanix Covert ventilated gloves. These are all black with perforations which allow for a little extra ventilation. I provided a link to their WEB site, but buy them from Amazon, Lowes or somewhere else and save a few bucks.
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Old January 27, 2014, 01:00 PM   #6
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I am mostly a Conservative so guess that makes me "cheap". Our Wal-Mart, has a clearance aisle and every once in awhile, you will find batters gloves. The most I have ever paid, was $3.00 a pair. Again, being cheap, I also find them at the two-hand stores. Most have logos that I don't know what they mean. All of mine have been fingerless ...

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Old January 27, 2014, 07:12 PM   #7
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Gloves, brands....

There are a few Youtube clips of different reviews/designs.
I think the Youtuber user name is NutnFancy.
I can advise you should buy a pair that fit well & offer good dexterity & touch.
Id also suggest a type with velcro fits/closure. They fit better than elastic & wear longer.
I wouldn't suggest the Hatch Operator Shorty glove.
I got a black pair for security details & was not impressed.
As noted, shooting gloves with basic features can be purchased from Mechanix(a style suggested by Youtuber/tactics trainer James Yeager), Bob Allen, 5.11 Tactical, Blackhawk.
5.11 offers a feature called "tactical touch".
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Old January 27, 2014, 07:15 PM   #8
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For me, shooting gloves give protection against hot barrels and afford a better grip on mags when doing auto-rifle run-gun games. They also protect from splinters in shooting windows and thorns/stickers on the ground.
I don't usually like them for shot-gunning as they tend to snag in the loading gate on my 870 while reloading.

I wear either Machanix style gloves or last years "retired" motorcycling gloves, where these work well, although they are not exactly inexpensive.
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Old January 27, 2014, 10:35 PM   #9
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I use the basic no-finger S&W black glove. It makes shooting much more pleasurable, especially with the magnums. I do not recall them being expensive.

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Old January 28, 2014, 05:06 PM   #10
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Gloves fit....

Ordering gloves might be a problem.
Different brands & vendors have different ideas of what men's sizes are.
You may need a larger or smaller size depending on if you want a loose or tight fit.
You don't want it too tight then it's constricting. Too loose isn't good because you can't get a grip or purchase on the gun/grip area.
That's why I would look for adjustable styles that might be slightly tight at first(if real leather) that can wear in.
I might get the 5.11 ATAK 2 tactical gloves. They have a Velcro strip, sensitive tip fingers, and Kelvar treatment.
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Old January 28, 2014, 07:51 PM   #11
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If you carry the gun POI may be different with or without gloves.
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Old February 6, 2014, 02:30 PM   #12
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I am personally partial to the Hatch NS430 specialist. it does not offer padding if you are looking for a glove to help with recoil, but it is made of neoprene with a very thin synthetic palm material. I got these more as search/frisk gloves for work, but they are designed more for shooting. each of the fingers except index have a slightly thicker tip for protection/grip, but the index finger has the palm material all the way up. I find that the gloves offer superb dexterity and trigger feel. Also, they have a Velcro closure. I bought them probably 6-7 years ago, and have used them mostly during the winter for firearm qualifications, but also as a general mild weather glove. I just noticed last week the material on the index finger is starting to peel, so I'll replace them next winter, but for $17 with 6-7 years of use is not bad.
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Old February 8, 2014, 05:48 PM   #13
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I too prefer Mechanix glovex
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Old March 10, 2014, 08:59 PM   #14
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Oakley gloves work good
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