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Jicko
02-02-2009, 8:39 AM
Basically, what's the best shooting glove for tactical rifles? For 3-guns matches? For tactical rifle courses? etc....

Mississippi
02-02-2009, 8:59 AM
I just use fighter pilot gloves. They are not to think yet provide a good grip.

Booshanky
02-02-2009, 9:03 AM
Basically, what's the best shooting glove for tactical rifles? For 3-guns matches? For tactical rifle courses? etc....


More to the point, what makes those gloves necessary? Not trying to be snarky, I really don't know why people use gloves when shooting.

bobfried
02-02-2009, 9:16 AM
More to the point, what makes those gloves necessary? Not trying to be snarky, I really don't know why people use gloves when shooting.

They are really not necessary if your just out plinking for fun.

Now throw in 2,000 rounds of ammo and more drills than you can wrap your head around, compress it down to a day and it's a different story. It's the same thing that people which shoot casually could never understood why the little gap under the trigger guard can do so much damage. Hell I've gotten blister on my TRIGGER FINGER before let alone in the myriad of other places where you can scruff, bruise, blister, cut and gloves becomes a necessity.

But yeah, I do 90% of my shooting with nothing on (BUTT NEKKID) and 10% with gloves.

And when I do I use Whitewater Thinsulate shooting gloves.

Hoop
02-02-2009, 9:22 AM
More to the point, what makes those gloves necessary? Not trying to be snarky, I really don't know why people use gloves when shooting.

If it's a tactical type shooting thing it's to keep from cutting your hand when you bump into a wall, crawl on the ground, whatever.

I have a pair of gloves I wear when shooting magnum pistols, the right handed one is kinda like a bowling glove in that it has wrist support.

JTROKS
02-02-2009, 9:25 AM
Mechanic's gloves that have suede grip area. Burn or snip a hole for your trigger finger to feel the trigger.

Stockton
02-02-2009, 9:29 AM
+1 on mechanic gloves for prolonged shooting. For just plinking around its kinda useless.

akjunkie
02-02-2009, 9:30 AM
i've had good luck with these.

http://tac-force.com/gloves.aspx

DDRH
02-02-2009, 9:33 AM
under armour batting gloves...:thumbsup: :D :p ;)

Army GI
02-02-2009, 9:37 AM
I just use the ones they issued to me in basic:

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/FA_45ACP/GLOVES-SOLD-95-LEATHER.jpg

Requiem
02-02-2009, 9:46 AM
I only use glove liners but I dont compete :)

Omega13device
02-02-2009, 10:09 AM
More to the point, what makes those gloves necessary? Not trying to be snarky, I really don't know why people use gloves when shooting.
May not be an issue for you in LA but in other parts of CA it gets cold in the winter and gloves make a huge difference.

PatriotnMore
02-02-2009, 10:28 AM
I wear gloves because my hands tend to perspire, and gloves help the grip from slipping or twisting in my hand. I wear mechanics gloves, they are thin enough to not loose too much feeling, and are quite comfortble.

bobfried
02-02-2009, 10:59 AM
I just use the ones they issued to me in basic:

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/FA_45ACP/GLOVES-SOLD-95-LEATHER.jpg

Bah, I see your gloves and raise you a pair of ECWG:

http://store.colemans.com/cart/images/0539.gif

I never understood why you would need a trigger guard with a hinge until I got to shoot with those babies on.

Paradiddle
02-02-2009, 11:38 AM
Mechanic's gloves that have suede grip area. Burn or snip a hole for your trigger finger to feel the trigger.

If any type of heat resistance is at hand this is a bad choice. Those mechanics gloves will melt easily and are nasty to deal with if you are touching hot stuff.

Ask anyone who's worked on a hot car part with them.

Jicko
02-02-2009, 11:46 AM
If it's a tactical type shooting thing it's to keep from cutting your hand when you bump into a wall, crawl on the ground, whatever.

I have a pair of gloves I wear when shooting magnum pistols, the right handed one is kinda like a bowling glove in that it has wrist support.

+1

It is for a tactical class... involves droping onto dirt, crawling on the ground etc... I had seen people's hands chewed up after the class.... therefore, a pair of gloves is recommended.

SDJim
02-02-2009, 11:54 AM
You might try going to Big 5 or The Sports Authority and look at "Receivers Gloves." Not super thin but not to heavy, plus they have slightly tacky palms.

Jicko
02-02-2009, 11:59 AM
Anyone know what's the guys out in the sandbox is using? Those seems to fit the bill for CA.... need the protection against the environment but not the weather...

vwynn
02-02-2009, 12:26 PM
Oakley SI Assault gloves. =] CF knucles!

technique
02-02-2009, 12:36 PM
I got these to punch people with...turns out they work great for shooting.:)
http://www.opticsplanet.net/picture-1-wiley-x-combat-assault-tactical-gloves-cag-1.html

Sometimes I goof up and scrape up my knuckles when shooting through ports or simulated windows, I'm now protected.

uracan
02-02-2009, 12:40 PM
there are lots of options, I've seen some nice tactical gloves with kevlar & leather, or you could just use mechanic gloves as well. they'll help prevent blisters

asheron2
02-02-2009, 12:41 PM
BMX Gloves like FOX or Answer, used them a bunch when i used to play paintball.

mike22ca
02-02-2009, 1:03 PM
Im going to Frontsight for a 4 day class starting Friday. They say gloves are required so I picked up a pair of these:

http://www.hatch-corp.com/detail.aspx?pid=SOG-F10

They're pretty nice and they fit well.

Army GI
02-02-2009, 1:26 PM
Bah, I see your gloves and raise you a pair of ECWG:

http://store.colemans.com/cart/images/0539.gif

I never understood why you would need a trigger guard with a hinge until I got to shoot with those babies on.

Aw man, those look warm:o

I wish I had those when it was below 0 windchill at Camp Bullis.

vinny_land
02-02-2009, 1:52 PM
Rawlings is what I use (or Mizuno/Spalding/Easton/Under Armour will also work) batting gloves. Mechanix or Craftsman are nice but tend to get really hot on warm days. Oakley's are nice and 5.11 are marketing their "slash resistant" and also kevlar ones. But imo...any batting glove will work.

Zervaman
02-02-2009, 1:57 PM
+1 Oakley SI Assault Gloves

A bit pricey IMHO, but I love the knuckle protection and the overall fit

4 Brigada
02-02-2009, 2:15 PM
Oakley SI Assault Gloves


Are they OLL gloves? Do you have to get a latch type clip, so they are non detachable? You guys slay me :smilielol5: