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Guns and gloves

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    Guns and gloves

    Now that winter is upon us I started thinking as I walked the dog, "Could I handle my gun with my gloves on"? I have never practiced so I guess I should start. How many of you DO practice handling your gun with gloves? What is the biggest issue you encounter?
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    I haven't practiced because the gives i wear don't even fit in the trigger guard. If it is warm enough to wear thin gloves, i just put my hands in my pockets without gloves. I have practiced removing my glove from my draw hand then drawing. Obviously it slows me down (also have more cover garments to move) but the risk of frostbite or hypothermia is often a greater risk for me than being attacked.

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    A Series 70 1911 will take glove shell and liner. Series 80 has a wider trigger so they are less easy to wear gloves . Smiths can use thinner gloves .

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    It doesn't really get cold enough in Texas to wear gloves. However, on the off chance that I am doing something that would require gloves ie hunting, out in the woods ect. I have either a Ruger Redhawk or a Ruger SP101 on me and with them in cocked in single action I can still fit the gloves that I use in the trigger guard. The trigger feel is not really there so you need to make darn sure you are on target so you don't get a premature discharge of your gun.
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    Do I practice with gloves--yes. Given that I live in Montana, gloves are a normal part of my everyday attire, whether in winter, for warmth, or the other season (2 seasons in Montana, Winter and road construction), when I'm doing chores on the ranch......
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    during normal day things i dont wear gloves, im not outside enough to really worry about it. i put my hands in my pocket. when im hunting i have my glove/mitten combo, the one that the top of the mitten pulls back to expose fingerless gloves. in the Navy i got some Seirus gloves (cant remember which one) when i was on watch. they were warm, waterproof and thin enough to fit in the trigger guard. and yes our higher ups made us train with our gloves. i still keep them in my car just in case. just find some warm gloves that will fit in your trigger guard and practice practice practice.
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    Anybody got glove recommendations? It's recently gotten quite cold here and I don't want to let that impact my practice as much as last winter. My M&P has plenty of room in the trigger guard. I have some mechanix work gloves and Perl izumi cycling gloves, and both provide good grip but not much insulation.

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    Walmart leather lined gloves is what I wear here. Warm and fit the trigger guard of my Walther P-1, Sig P-220 and CZ-75 pre B.
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    Yes, I practice with winter gloves. The trigger guard is plenty large on both the P5 and P99. That should be expected given where they are manufactured.
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    Gloves do make a difference. If you are wearing them and carrying a gun, the responsible thing to do is to get out there and practice while you are wearing gloves. No one is going to want to hear, "I shot that person down the block because I couldn't hit what I was aiming at because I was wearing gloves" excuse.

    There are several brands of gloves that are made for shooting that work well, they fit the hand well and there is no excess material. While not being as warm as wool lined gloves or mittens, they are better than nothing.

    I have several pairs of shooting gloves for police duty. One of the best fitting gloves are made by "Hatch".

    Whatever you decide, shoot with them on and see how it works.
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    Walmart sells a split finger shooting glove. I don't know how good they are.
    Bass Pro Shop also has a split finger glove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Gloves do make a difference. If you are wearing them and carrying a gun, the responsible thing to do is to get out there and practice while you are wearing gloves. No one is going to want to hear, "I shot that person down the block because I couldn't hit what I was aiming at because I was wearing gloves" excuse.
    We are not allowed to use gloves at my local IDPA matches in the winter unless we train with them (honor system I guess) for safety reasons. I'd like to be able to use them for that as well as use the gun accurately and safely to avoid the situation you describe. Thanks for the recommendation of Hatch gloves!

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    I prefer Hatch leather with liner gloves for winter. They are not bulky and work well enough working the safety/controls.
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    I have a pair of Under Armour MTN gloves that I wear. They are thin, warm, and have nubs on the palms and fingers for a great grip. Here is a listing on Ebay for what I wear: Under Armour Mens Black Mtn Stretch Gloves Size Medium | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    It doesn't really get cold enough in Texas to wear gloves.
    Depends on where you live. A significant portion of the state is experiencing sub-freezing temperatures today and bitter cold weather is a regular occurrence in the Amarillo/Lubbock region.

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