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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Why gloves

OK. I'm gonna ask another girl question, so brace yourself. Why do you wear shooting gloves? Is it to protect your hands from heat? Or, just to look "cool", like driving gloves? A girl's gotta know!


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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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Recoil;Certain handguns in certain calibers can be uncomfortable to shoot more than a few rounds.Competitive target shooters have thier own reasons which someone will be along to explain.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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OK. I'm gonna ask another girl question, so brace yourself. Why do you wear shooting gloves? Is it to protect your hands from heat? Or, just to look "cool", like driving gloves? A girl's gotta know!
Racing sloves are not to just look "cool." They enhance the grip on the wheel. In the case of racing, they are Nomex lined and protect your hands in the event of fire.
Don't know about shootin gloves as I only wear gloves while shooting during skeet and trap games in the winter.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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My hands sweat so I wear gloves to help enhance grip.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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It's so you girls will know which guys want to swap lipstick and make up tips with you. Same for 5.11 clothing and any camo that isn't left over from military service. For some weird reason it's always like halloween at the range.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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helps to save your hand in case of a kb happens.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Never worn gloves on handguns. Kinda wanna wear one shooting shotguns now since one of the rails bit me.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #8
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Better grip, protection, and shock absorbent.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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I wear gloves (baseball batting gloves) to keep a good grip on the gun and to keep my sweat off of the wood. I cut the finger tips off of my warm weather pair.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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If I shoot my AR-15 rapidly the handguard gets hot, so gloves help with that. Almost 100% of the time I shoot with no gloves, I like to feel the operation of the gun.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #11
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Old February 4th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #12
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Old February 4th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #13
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i like gloves for weather protection and also from other hazards. makes reloading and shooting more comfortable so you dont mind doing more of it.

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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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My shooting gloves are made of Kevlar. I use them occasionally if I'm not sure about A. The firearm, or B. The ammo.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #15
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Funny, actually...

I get asked when I play golf why I DON'T wear gloves... I tell them I prefer direct contact.

Where shooting gloves are concerned, I have several pairs, but oddly enough have never worn them. The theory is that in various conditions I might need them for grip, dry, warmth, recoil comfort, etc...

But...

If you don't practice with them, they won't be as effective should you need them. So, since I don't wear them for practice, I have never pulled them out.

All personal preference, but consistency matters.

That said... if you're intetrested in wearing shooting gloves, look for Under Armor tacticals.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #16
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i usually wear a set of mechanix gloves mostly for grip, of course i go to Freestate today leave them in the car then on the way out leave my sweatshirt in on the range
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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #17
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if it is someone shooting high-power or service rifle its my understanding that it is to protect your hand from the tension of the sling which can become painful on your hand.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #18
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Thanks again. As for driving gloves, very few of the drivers I've seen that wear them ever raced anything. And, the race car drivers that I do know (my husband used to pit for Eddie Canupp) never wore them. They weren't the sissies of today


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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #19
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My hands sweat so I wear gloves to help enhance grip.


Gloves serve a purpose as do glasses. Have tried with/without but prefer to have them on.


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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #20
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cause they match my shoes


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