Some of you saw my thread asking about shooting gloves. In that thread I got several good recommendations, but ultimately went with the Hatch EM007 Elite Marksman shooting gloves.
My main reasons for getting gloves was:
1 - *some* weather protection (cold and wet)
2 - some hand protection for long range days
3 - some protection from training with paint rounds
4 - increased grip in sweaty/tactical situations
I really liked how these felt the first time I put them on. The kangaroo skin palm is nice and has great grip on things, and the material on the back is breathable but covers well. I like how far these go up my wrist as well. I practiced some concealed draws with them on and they were flawless...as fast as with no gloves and they didn't get hung up on anything extra in the process.
Exactly what I was looking for. Great grip on the pistol. Had no issues with being able to handle the pistol for any action. I loaded empty mags, depressed the mag release, racked the slide, locked the slide from racked position, and did everything else the way I could without gloves. They were great. Shooting went really well too, one of my best shooting days at the range.
Size. I found a site that carried them that had Hatch's recommended sizing based on a measurement around the hand just below the knuckles. This led me to a Medium size. The palm fits great but the fingers are a little long for me, but I have big palms and shorter fingers...so this was to be expected. The only thing that could improve the gloves would be a little shorter fingers which would speed up the process of loading rounds into the mags. A few times the extra material at the end would get caught between rounds.
Here are some pics of my pair gripping the pistol:
Hope the review was beneficial. I would recommend these gloves to anyone.