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XDJYo
11-24-2012, 9:15 AM
Hi all-

Looking for a pair of slim, lightweight gloves for use while at an outdoor range. First off, NOT wanting to be a GI-Joe or Range-Ninja at all. Just getting old, hands get cold and also suffer from sweaty palms. Switched to VZ grips which helped in the grip department, but still looking for something very slim and 2nd skin-like. Any other suggestions are welcome too!

Came across these while browsing. Reviews seem good.
http://www.amazon.com/Hatch-Specialist-All-Weather-Shooting-Glove/dp/B0013C7ZFM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353779985&sr=8-1&keywords=tactical+glove

Thanks in advance!

CoastRyder
11-24-2012, 9:30 AM
I've used those in the past, good glove and you can find them under $20. My experience with them is they're going to stretch a bit with use, so you lose a little dexterity with that. I've only used them to shoot a couple times and they did not interfere much with the handling. I did find I could NOT load a magazine with them however.

XDJYo
11-24-2012, 9:36 AM
I've used those in the past, good glove and you can find them under $20. My experience with them is they're going to stretch a bit with use, so you lose a little dexterity with that. I've only used them to shoot a couple times and they did not interfere much with the handling. I did find I could NOT load a magazine with them however.

Thanks! Interesting about not being able to load a magazine. Were the tips of the fingers were too loose?

They are inexpensive, so I DO like that. I was also looking at lightweight Nike running gloves, around $20 too. But, it may not stand up to a bit of use-racking the slide etc. I don't want to lose any feel, especially on the trigger finger.

Do you use any gloves now when you shoot? I see some with Mechanix Gloves, but they seem too thick for what I want.

CoastRyder
11-24-2012, 10:08 AM
I don't use gloves when I shoot. If you carry for a job (LEO) you should practice with gloves if you wear them on the job. Only time I really used them was when I "qualified" for my CCW.

When I say loading a mag, I mean manually loading rounds, not inserting into the weapon. Over time the material stretches and I wasn't able to get the grip on the rounds and push them in without the glove stretching.

boltstop
11-24-2012, 11:24 AM
I have the Hatch SOG-L50. These are short and fairly snug fitting. I don't have problems loading mag's with them or racking the slide etc.

Eventually, they will wear and/or tear just as any other soft item will.

These are mostly leather rather than neoprene so feel very good.

XDJYo
11-26-2012, 11:50 AM
Thanks for that suggestion. Going to try something out here soon. Not sure if I'm going to go with those Hatch gloves or with some running gloves.

STR
11-26-2012, 12:29 PM
I have used full finger mountain bike gloves, the "race" versions are usually pretty thin and may be more durable than running gloves, although I haven't looked at any running gloves. They are probably a little more $, might find some on sale at Sport Chalet or REI etc.

STR
11-26-2012, 12:30 PM
I have used full finger mountain bike gloves, the "race" versions are usually pretty thin and may be more durable than running gloves, although I haven't looked at any running gloves. They are probably a little more $, might find some on sale at Sport Chalet or REI etc.

CrippledPidgeon
11-26-2012, 5:52 PM
Mechanix gloves bought from OSH. Relatively inexpensive, comes in several colors, durable.

If you're having trouble loading magazines, use an UPLULA.

Apec
11-26-2012, 7:58 PM
I had 2 pairs of Hatch Operators (one in tan, other black). The RH tan one wore through at the tip of the middle finger, wasn't even doing heavy duty stuff (the occasional yardwork was the hardest thing I could have put it through).

They're still great gloves though.

XDJYo
11-26-2012, 8:08 PM
I had 2 pairs of Hatch Operators (one in tan, other black). The RH tan one wore through at the tip of the middle finger, wasn't even doing heavy duty stuff (the occasional yardwork was the hardest thing I could have put it through).

They're still great gloves though.

That seems to be the common complaint with them. They wear thru pretty quickly. They're cheap enough that it would kill me to experiment. Probably order a pair on-line here pretty soon.

Thanks!

markw
11-27-2012, 12:28 AM
The Mechanix gloves are probably the best known. They come from the automotive world, I've had them for years and have no problem manipulating small parts with them. I haven't tried them for shooting, but I did put them on "dad's xmas list" for the wife/kids along with a ton of other gun stuff. Lots of automotive stores carry them now days, and they're 20-30 bucks for a pair.

Saym14
11-27-2012, 11:05 AM
I have two pair of the lambskin gloves. they are awesome - they fit reallt tight, like a glove. which is what I like - they are like a second set of skin. however I have found with all gloves is you really need to try on the exact pair you want for a perfect fit.

onequickshift
11-27-2012, 11:10 AM
Nice gloves, but can pickup generic mechanix gloves, which I use at range, just be sure to practice manipulation with them on, and get used to them, I went with smallest size and had to try shrinking the gloves to fit a bit tighter, so I could have better feel, and use.

XDJYo
11-27-2012, 11:43 AM
I tried a few of the Mechanix gloves, seemed to be ok, but a little too much in the palm and finger area.

I wound up ordering the Hatch gloves-NS430 specialist gloves. Should be here soon. I'll let you all know how they work out. If not, I'll give those Mechanix a shot.

Thanks all for the suggestions!

JeremyS
11-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Camelback has a range of gloves that are pretty awesome.

Check out their "Heat Grip CT," (http://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-Heat-Gloves-Coyote-X-Large/dp/B004MW4NBY/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354049746&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=camelbak+gloves+kevlar) "Impact Elite CT," (http://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-Impact-Elite-Gloves-Coyote/dp/B004MW4N6O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354049772&sr=8-1&keywords=camelbak+impact+elite) ...and I think the FR Magnum Force (http://www.opticsplanet.com/camelbak-fr-magnum-force-gloves-sage-green.html) are freakin' sweet but they're expensive.


I got a pair of these VooDoo Tactical ones a few years ago for motorcycle riding use and wore them daily for that. Liked 'em a lot. I got rid of the motorcycle earlier this summer but I still wear them occasionally (like in my signature) for shooting. Good gloves at a good price, but they're "tacticool" w/ the knuckle guards and all (needed for the motorcycle though): http://www.voodootactical.net/p-585-new-tactical-voodoo-phantom-gloves-with-knuckle-protector.aspx

XDJYo
12-01-2012, 4:49 PM
Camelback has a range of gloves that are pretty awesome.

Check out their "Heat Grip CT," (http://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-Heat-Gloves-Coyote-X-Large/dp/B004MW4NBY/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354049746&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=camelbak+gloves+kevlar) "Impact Elite CT," (http://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-Impact-Elite-Gloves-Coyote/dp/B004MW4N6O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354049772&sr=8-1&keywords=camelbak+impact+elite) ...and I think the FR Magnum Force (http://www.opticsplanet.com/camelbak-fr-magnum-force-gloves-sage-green.html) are freakin' sweet but they're expensive.


I got a pair of these VooDoo Tactical ones a few years ago for motorcycle riding use and wore them daily for that. Liked 'em a lot. I got rid of the motorcycle earlier this summer but I still wear them occasionally (like in my signature) for shooting. Good gloves at a good price, but they're "tacticool" w/ the knuckle guards and all (needed for the motorcycle though): http://www.voodootactical.net/p-585-new-tactical-voodoo-phantom-gloves-with-knuckle-protector.aspx

Those are some pretty heavy duty gloves! Those look like they would be more fit for military use etc.