Firing with exam gloves

Firing with exam gloves

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    Firing with exam gloves

    I've just started using nitrile gloves in my shop to both protect my hands from chemicals as well as keeping fingerprints off of polished instruments. During a bathroom break today I was taking my Glock 27 out of my holster and the feeling was quite muted due to the gloves and my immediate thought was, "Oops, I need to take some of these gloves to the range"

    I just tested the grip a little and while my Glock felt very secure, probably due to the textures on the gloves, I obviously don't want to find out the hard way that there are unforeseen issues with wearing the gloves and control. There is an added complication that my hands become sweaty while wearing them, so peeling my right glove off in a SHTF moment may not be the best situation either.

    Has anyone else run into this situation? I think my grip in the glove is going to be fine but until I can find out first hand, anyone have some experience to share?
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    I've never tried shooting with those particular gloves, but if you wear them that much, it probably wouldn't hurt to practice with them.
    During range training in the Army, we always practice with the different types of gloves we have, weather it's chemical protective, cold weather, or just the daily wear nomex-type. It really makes a difference from bare hands, and it's good to know what that difference will be ahead of time.
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    I use these when shooting...Wiley X | Tactical Gloves - Cag-1
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    Does your Glock grunt and tighen up when you "chamber" a round while wearing the "exam gloves"?

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    I've fired a few times with nitrile gloves on. It was mostly to keep crud off of my hands when I was injured. I didn't have any issues but I would imagine a bit of glove might get pinched between the magazine and magwell or into the mag release and gum things up a bit. Same for catching between slide and frame. The nitrile is pretty tough and thick compared to the latex we used to use so if they were tight there should be no issue, but if they were loose enough to catch they might hold together enough to cause a jam or hang up a reload. Gloves are cheap and abundant, why not try to jam things up and see what you can do worst case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Does your Glock grunt and tighen up when you "chamber" a round while wearing the "exam gloves"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Does your Glock grunt and tighen up when you "chamber" a round while wearing the "exam gloves"?


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    I wore latex gloves while DuraCoating a firearm, and they made my hands sweat like crazy. The gloves literally filled with sweat, like five-fingered water ballons. I say no thanks to using them while shooting.
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    i like the smell of powder on my hands but not from latex
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    I don't shoot with gloves...don't wear gloves, and certainly not rubber gloves...
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    Last year I had an exam glove in my school mailbox and a note that the principal want to see me...

    The principal did want to chat with me, and the glove was from the nurse for handling student items with blood contaminants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Does your Glock grunt and tighen up when you "chamber" a round while wearing the "exam gloves"?
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