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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #41
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These look real nice...

I use Oakley Pilot Gloves which are nice. The Carbon knuckle protection is not necessary for range shooting, but looks cool.
The knuckles are good for punching detainees...


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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #42
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I usually only wear a left glove. This is to prevent burning my left hand on hot AK gas tubes and to prevent stupid cuts on my hand when I rack certain competition pistols that I own. I have a fingerless glove for when I shoot shotgun, since the thumb section of most gloves get caught while I'm loading shells.


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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #43
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I have a pair of fingerless weight-lifting gloves that I wear to shoot my M1911, the thickness of the leather over the web of my thumb helps hold down the grip safety.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #44
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Gloves give me the psychological edge from the impression that I'm a skilled shooter.

In all seriousness, I wear them in cold weather, and in the heat, I suppose they would improve grip from sweaty palms and avoid potential burns from hot barrels. But part of it is that it just looks cool I guess.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 03:53 PM   #45
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Only time I have worn gloves is when Im planning alot of shooting in of my scoped BFR 500 all afternoon. Even more so when Im testing out some 700gr loads. Just a little more protection for the hands.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #46
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was on the range today and it was just 40 degrees. Wore a pair of these:



Nicer then cutting your fingers on reloading those mags, setting up targets and cleaning up afterwards. They fit real snug and you lose little tactil feel.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #47
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I only wear gloves when its cold at the range.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #48
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I wear gloves to properly coordinate my range ensemble. Gloves must match your 5.11 tactical gear and empty plate carrier.

No seriously, only wear them when my hands are cold.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #49
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When I shoot 124gr or greater with my G17, it is uncomfortable. Purchased a cheap pair of gloves from WalMart for when I shoot over 500 rounds per day, it is enjoyable.


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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #50
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I've worn gloves when it's cold and once or twice to try it when shooting rifle. I did notice a little difference, but not much. I'll have to see if I still have the gloves in my range bag.


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Old February 10th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #51
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Certain true shooting glove have padding placed at the specific places where really heavy recoiling pistols impact on palms, 2nd knucles, web, etc generic work/ mechanic/ athletic gloves might or might not have padding in proper places. Helps to prevent pain bruises, and even eventual nerve damage >

P.A.S.T. initiated the concept, a cpl other companies make products that purport to be similar.

Other than that , for the above mentioned warmth, traction, protection from hot parts.

And don't forget the medical/ mechanic's latex/ nitrile gloves for cleaning.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #52
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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!
Since she isn't here I'll answer your "girl question" for my wife. She prefers to wear shooting gloves because her hands sweat. Additionally - and this is the really important part - due to her small hands or more particularly her long skinny fingers, most guns offer a challenge to keep a good grip on. Extended shooting sessions have even resulted in nasty blisters. The gloves protect from such things as well as improving grip... and yeah, they do look cool to!

One thing you should keep in mind if you haven't already discovered it the hard way. Low cut necklines are NOT compatable with auto pistols.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #53
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I wear gloves when shooting for one of two reasons, it's cold and I want to keep my hands warm or the heat of the gun is starting to burn my hands. The latter is more when shooting the AR platform.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #54
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was on the range today and it was just 40 degrees. Wore a pair of these:



Nicer then cutting your fingers on reloading those mags, setting up targets and cleaning up afterwards. They fit real snug and you lose little tactil feel.
I have the same gloves. I typically only wear them when it's cold or when I take a tactical course and risk cutting up my hands...


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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #55
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I wear gloves because I'm paranoid from the exposure to lead at the range. I'm a little OCD, so...

It does make it difficult to hand load magazines. I use loading tools for most of my mags so it's not a big deal.

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I have the same gloves. I typically only wear them when it's cold or when I take a tactical course and risk cutting up my hands...


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I use the same gloves, and I can honestly say, these gloves do nothing with regards to keeping your hands warm. At least not the original Mechanix gloves. I think they make a cold weather glove or ones with full leather...which would probably work better.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #56
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was on the range today and it was just 40 degrees. Wore a pair of these:



Nicer then cutting your fingers on reloading those mags, setting up targets and cleaning up afterwards. They fit real snug and you lose little tactil feel.
How are they at keeping your hands warm in, say 30 degree weather? Looking for warm gloves for shooting trap and skeet.The Duluths I have are warm but too bulky.


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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #57
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How are they at keeping your hands warm in, say 30 degree weather? Looking for warm gloves for shooting trap and skeet.The Duluths I have are warm but too bulky.
See my previous post (I edited it). They don't keep your hands warm...trust me, I was outside shooting today. Better than bare hands, but not by much. (I think the mesh on the backside of the glove is meant to breathe)
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #58
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How are they at keeping your hands warm in, say 30 degree weather? Looking for warm gloves for shooting trap and skeet.The Duluths I have are warm but too bulky.
30? Not sure. But I've worn them down to the low 40s, (the day began in the high 30s) and my hands were very warm. Very comfortable when shooting clays...


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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #59
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How are they at keeping your hands warm in, say 30 degree weather? Looking for warm gloves for shooting trap and skeet.The Duluths I have are warm but too bulky.
I wear the same Mechanix's gloves pictured above for Carbine classes when I need to protect my hands from heat of the rifle and from things like stones when going prone quickly etc. They work great for those purposes. I will wear them if its chilly (read 40 degrees) for all shooting purposes. When it gets colder then that I use a pair winter golf gloves and they work great at keeping your hands warm. These would probably work for shooting trap/skeet in cold weather.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #60
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Thanks, oupa. You really did answer my question. Thanks for the heads up on low sweaters. I can imagine that really hurting. I no longer wear shorts when my husband is welding firewalls either. It only takes one piece of hot slag in your shorts to teach that lesson!


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