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puropuro
08-08-2010, 6:52 PM
Hi all,

So lately, when I go pistol shooting, my trigger finger and the web of my hand get really sore. Is it too mall-ninja to think about using a shooting glove? I've looked at Cabela's and it seems they only have gloves for hunting, cold, or tactical. I just want something simple that will let me shoot longer.

What do you guys use, and suggest?
Tape?
Mechanics/home improvement gloves?
Other?

Thanks,
-Puro

Big Jake
08-08-2010, 6:54 PM
Wal-Mart has a good pair for around ten-bucks! They work great and prevent chafing on my hands!

swerv512
08-08-2010, 7:02 PM
i use a good ol set of batting gloves. a nice leather set keeps your hands ventilated and is thin enough not to even notice they're on

wjc
08-08-2010, 7:06 PM
I like these. Voodoo Tactical. Very comfy.

64640


http://www.voodootactical.net/p-612-voodoo-tactical-coyote-tan-crossfire-gloves.aspx

SkyStorm82
08-08-2010, 7:17 PM
Mechanix gloves are nice and simple. Look into those.

MFortie
08-08-2010, 7:18 PM
Try golf gloves...

sniper5
08-08-2010, 7:35 PM
A long, long time ago when I used to shoot varmint pistols I used bicyle gloves with no fingers and sorbothane palms. They worked pretty well to cushion recoil. As for the trigger, you might look at seeing if you have sharp edges on the trigger and breaking them and rounding them off. Don't know what kind of gun you have, but rounding the trigger should be something you can do with some emery cloth (shoe shine style, being careful to tape up the trigger guard to protect it from scratching or remove the trigger if you know how) using progressively finer grits with a dab of oil down to about 1500 or 2000 to get a nice polish and then cold blue if it's not stainless. Don't grind the trigger to nothing, just break the edge. If you are nervous, a gunsmith probably won't charge much and could do it in a few minutes of time.

bjl333
08-08-2010, 7:36 PM
I got these gloves from Home Depot:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xhc/R-100249720/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

And suprise suprise ... they work great, and only $10.

ned946
08-08-2010, 7:52 PM
Nice timing on the post! I spent some time today "e-shopping" and came up with what's been posted above, bike gloves.

Seems there's some higher tech stuff out now. Super thick hand web area double padding, gel padding and the like.

I didn't e-buy today, I"ll drive down the road to the local high end bike store to see what they stock. It would seem these type of gloves would be exactly what's called for.

My ruger lcr is just hitting so hard with the rounds I bought (+P) and heavy...maybe I'm a baby but I know I"m not wincing before pulling the trigger. :rolleyes: I did a bulk buy (600 rounds) so I gotta come up with something.

here's where I was looking: http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/gloves.htm

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/gloves/cg302.jpg

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/descente/70123_black_womensgel.jpg

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/images/glovestan44.gif

Spiggy
08-08-2010, 7:57 PM
Mechanix, simple AND utilitarian!

Sorting boxes, moving lumber, shooting, and on one occasion starting a cardboard&office chair jousting tournament.

wjc
08-08-2010, 8:03 PM
Hi all,

So lately, when I go pistol shooting, my trigger finger and the web of my hand get really sore. Is it too mall-ninja to think about using a shooting glove? I've looked at Cabela's and it seems they only have gloves for hunting, cold, or tactical. I just want something simple that will let me shoot longer.

What do you guys use, and suggest?
Tape?
Mechanics/home improvement gloves?
Other?

Thanks,
-Puro

Just our of curiosity, what are you shooting?

thevic
08-08-2010, 8:15 PM
i use dirtbike gloves simetimes or fingerless workout gloves...now i use oakley assault gloves in tan!

now i can break jaws and shoot in style :P. just ordered a pair of boots from oakley too

tomd1584
08-08-2010, 8:24 PM
Mechanix, simple AND utilitarian!

Sorting boxes, moving lumber, shooting, and on one occasion starting a cardboard&office chair jousting tournament.

+1.

i use the mechanix Original, Original Vent, Original 0.5 and Original Grip gloves, just depends on the conditions.

they work great, and at about $22, are very reasonably priced for what you get.

BayAreaShooter
08-08-2010, 8:34 PM
In my experience with gloves mechanix work good but the fingers are sewn causing you to loose dexterity. You might have a problem loading or loose some feel in the trigger. As stated above golf gloves as well as most batting gloves will work well. Do not worry about what other people think about you wearing gloves. When you shoot better than them they will all be asking you what kind of gloves YOU wear.

Jonathan Doe
08-08-2010, 9:28 PM
I thought your were talking about these when I saw the title.:)

http://www.creedmoorsports.com/store/home.php?cat=570

puropuro
08-08-2010, 9:34 PM
Just our of curiosity, what are you shooting?

Mostly, it's my new Kimber Ultra Covert II. The new trigger is really harsh as I'm trying to break in that little .45 3" 1911. Then, once I'm sore on that one, my .40 M&P actually feels "nice" ;)

Actually, the Kimber hurts my trigger finger, and the M&P wears on the web of my hand eventually.

At least I can hit center mass on each....but again, I want to extend my practice sessions.

Thanks for all the great tips.
-Puro

Retzius
08-08-2010, 9:39 PM
I wore the Mechanix wear gloves in the military and they work well.

However, if you are planning on carrying the Kimber Covert for CCW or self defense (after all, why else would you get a 3 inch barreled 1911) then I would not wear any gloves to practice with it. Chances are you wont get a chance to put on your gloves if you really need it. Fight like you train and train like you fight :)

NSR500
08-08-2010, 9:40 PM
I'm using a pair of Alpinestars SMX-2 gloves

Spiggy
08-08-2010, 9:42 PM
In my experience with gloves mechanix work good but the fingers are sewn causing you to loose dexterity. You might have a problem loading or loose some feel in the trigger. As stated above golf gloves as well as most batting gloves will work well. Do not worry about what other people think about you wearing gloves. When you shoot better than them they will all be asking you what kind of gloves YOU wear.

nothing an exacto knife and sewing kit can't fix.

I tailor down my gloves anyways since I have nubby thumbs and pinkies. A tailored glove fits better than any glove. :D

UserM4
08-08-2010, 10:09 PM
I'm using a pair of Alpinestars SMX-2 gloves

Right when I was gonna jokingly recommend a pair of motorcycle gauntlets. :thud:

BayAreaShooter
08-08-2010, 10:11 PM
nothing an exacto knife and sewing kit can't fix.

I tailor down my gloves anyways since I have nubby thumbs and pinkies. A tailored glove fits better than any glove. :D

Very true. That would work just fine. In my case I usually wear gloves in the summer only because my hands will sweat and I do not like to handle my mags and gun with sweaty hands. In my situation if I cut the fingers out I would still worry about getting sweat on the gun in turn getting rust. For the OP cutting the fingers off would work just fine.

NSR500
08-08-2010, 10:24 PM
Right when I was gonna jokingly recommend a pair of motorcycle gauntlets. :thud:

What do you think a military/duty glove is anyways? The biggest difference with a true military/duty glove is probably going to be in flame retardation.

Anyways, I don't ride anymore so what better use for an old pair of gloves. If you really want to be a jerk, find me at a range and laugh. I'll be the one with black Alpinestars that have the same cut and profile of the Oakley SI glove.
The damn Oakley SI glove came from their mountain biking line anyways so the Alpinestar is just the same to me.

norcal.xd
08-08-2010, 10:28 PM
i dont think gloves are mall ninja.... i use woodland camo mechanix gloves... they are designed for impact gun use, so it good for shock absorbing....i lucked out and got them free from my old job.. but they run like $40 but they regular gloves run like $20

NiteQwill
08-08-2010, 10:39 PM
Sailing gloves work very well. Extremely rugged for handling rope.

patriot_man
08-09-2010, 12:10 AM
Mechanix are comfortable. My friend recently got me some Oakley FR gloves... they are quite nice....

joedogboy
08-09-2010, 12:23 AM
I've had good results using flight gloves, bicycle gloves, and a pair of thin leather gloves.

Basically, anything that's thin and durable, or fingerless and durable.

patriot_man
08-09-2010, 4:34 AM
Keatons are also nice too.

Never Convicted
08-09-2010, 8:20 AM
when you are serious :

http://www.10zerogear.com/

mzimmers
08-09-2010, 10:40 AM
When I was doing my crimp creep testing, I used PAST shooting gloves. They made a huge difference. I can't imagine shooting over 1000 full house .454 Casull loads in a 40-ounce gun without some kind of glove. They were also indispensable when I was testing the S&W 629PD (though that gun still sucked to shoot).

Martin_B
08-09-2010, 10:45 AM
Mechanix gloves are nice and simple. Look into those.

I second this.

Pvt. Cowboy
08-09-2010, 11:15 AM
Baseball batter's gloves are the best.

evidens83
08-09-2010, 11:16 AM
Dakine Viper snowboarding gloves. For all of the photography gurus how do you feel about my pic? Any tips for better shots? I'm a DSLR noob but I'm really trying :o

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i307/evalencia83/IMG_2426.jpg

SMOKEYMOUNTAIN
08-09-2010, 11:36 AM
too mall ninja for me. if you can lift weights w/out gloves, so can you shoot.

i prefer the feel of commando anyways.

Rhythm of Life
08-09-2010, 1:35 PM
Dakine Viper snowboarding gloves. For all of the photography gurus how do you feel about my pic? Any tips for better shots? I'm a DSLR noob but I'm really trying :o


It feels very centered, I'm not sure I like the composition but the way you shot it was great. I like how you worked the depth of field.

xrMike
08-09-2010, 2:57 PM
too mall ninja for me. if you can lift weights w/out gloves, so can you shoot.

i prefer the feel of commando anyways.That's only because you haven't tried these yet:

http://belladia.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/23/brown_green_mitten.jpg

BayAreaShooter
08-09-2010, 4:30 PM
That's only because you haven't tried these yet:

http://belladia.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/23/brown_green_mitten.jpg

:rofl2:

ned946
08-09-2010, 4:40 PM
...trying to keep the thread from a full on derailment....:D

Went to the bike store. Performance bikes had a house brand glove with gell at just the right spot and a double layer of leather in the web of the hand. To cap it off, they were $10 off and for twelve dollars, I'z done.

I'll report back after shooting with them but they seem to fit the bill very nicely.

this one: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes//Product_10052_10551_1086159_-1___

http://www.performancebike.com/images/performance/products/medium/10-2685-BLK-PALM.JPG

UserM4
08-09-2010, 9:46 PM
What do you think a military/duty glove is anyways? The biggest difference with a true military/duty glove is probably going to be in flame retardation.

Anyways, I don't ride anymore so what better use for an old pair of gloves. If you really want to be a jerk, find me at a range and laugh. I'll be the one with black Alpinestars that have the same cut and profile of the Oakley SI glove.
The damn Oakley SI glove came from their mountain biking line anyways so the Alpinestar is just the same to me.

Sensitive much? Lighten up there buddy. I ride too and I have some gnarly gaunlets. But I would find them ridiculous for casual shooting. If SHTF, any glove is better than nothing but why wear $200 kangaroo hide when you can wear some cheap Mechanix gloves. It's not like you're gonna trip while at the range and slide down asphalt at 150mph. Like you said, nomex type gloves may be cool for shooting so maybe go that route.

Spiggy
08-09-2010, 10:05 PM
That's only because you haven't tried these yet:

http://belladia.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/23/brown_green_mitten.jpg

is this the CRYE Precision model? :D :rofl:

bambam8d1
08-09-2010, 10:08 PM
I picked up some Voodoo Tactical gloves from Major Surplus for about $20. Also bought some lke $8 cheapo ones from walmart. Two most comfortable pairs of gloves I have.

rojocorsa
08-09-2010, 11:42 PM
Mechanix gloves are nice and simple. Look into those.



YES. I'd say the same thing.

Sajedene
08-10-2010, 12:29 AM
I'm about to invest in a good pair of baseball gloves. It is always hard for me to find good ones that fit just right for my tiny hands that also don't look too girly at the range. :(

grunz
08-10-2010, 12:33 AM
Mechanix Original

joedogboy
08-10-2010, 12:01 PM
too mall ninja for me. if you can lift weights w/out gloves, so can you shoot.

i prefer the feel of commando anyways.

If you are a year round shooter, and use outdoor facilities, gloves will come in very handy.
I keep two pair in my range bag.

When you are handling metal, temperatures are felt more than if you are not handling metal. This includes heat and cold.

maddoggie13
08-10-2010, 12:07 PM
Only with my 500S&W....

MarCay08
08-11-2010, 10:05 PM
Try golf gloves...

+1 it works great!!

CWUSCG
08-12-2010, 9:21 AM
Shoot more and develop callouses. Problem solved. :D

shoupdawg
08-12-2010, 9:22 PM
Mechanix gloves are nice and simple. Look into those.

That's what I have. Under 5 bucks from Harbor Freight and if you sign u p for their coupons you can get 15% off.

thevic
08-12-2010, 9:33 PM
loading a 12 guage pump in the winter hurts the thumbs

Knoll, Grass E.
08-12-2010, 9:41 PM
To answer the second part of your question: Yes, It's way too mall-ninja. The less prep you take when shooting on the range the less prep you need in a real life situation. My advice is just let your hands get used to it. It's like playing an instrument or writing for a long time, it hurts your hands at first but after a while you can do it for hours without a second thought, and that's the way shooting any handgun should be, just natural and easy.

razr
08-12-2010, 10:24 PM
Nomex

Johnny.B.Good
08-13-2010, 2:35 PM
I bought a pair of these from Midway recently:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=2528173446

I like them...very thin and a good, tight fit. I was able to load magazines wearing them with no problem.

Mad Scotsman
08-13-2010, 6:29 PM
First pair was from Home Depot, now I buy from Cabela's.