Gloves.....

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    Gloves.....

    Does anybody use or have you ever tried to use padded gloves when you shoot a handgun?
    I saw an ad today for Gripswell Heel Padded Gloves which help with the recoil of bigger handguns.....just wondering if its worth buying or just a scam.
    Thanks for your imput.

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    I used a pair that my friend had (he was an S&W rep) for his .44 magnum. Yes, they work. No, they're not a gimmick. But also, No, they're not needed.
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    I'm not living in the snow country, but even when I did, I never used gloves.
    During the winter (further north) I never wore gloves for much activity except stacking/moving firewood...I don't think gloves are needed for shooting.
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    I don't shoot the huge hand cannons, so I can't help you out there. I do like to practice the way I will most likely have to use my gun. That will not be with shooting gloves on.
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    Years ago when I was on the 8th Army Pistol Team some of the folks on the "other side" (Rifle Team) used a glove on the non-trigger finger hand. I've never seen one used in pistol.
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    Gloves are a very important piece of kit, I prefer the Mechanix type. Here is a little article including some thoughts on gloves.

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    Thanks for all the responses but I want to clearify my question...I'm looking to see if you wear a padded glove were the palm and heel area is protected against the recoil of a handgun. I'm not asking about a glove if my hand is cold.
    Thanks again.

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    Like the pansies on the golf course?
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    I've used these for different activities around the house or at work. Always thought they might be good for at the range.
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    One of my shooting buddies has what he calls "Office Hands". He went to Cabelas and looked at their fingerless, padded palm shooting gloves, then went somewhere and bought a set of bicycle gloves with the same features for half the price.
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    If I'm out and have a lot of full power .357 ammo to burn up in my Ruger SP 101 snubbie I will wear a Past shooting glove on my shooting hand. In my opinion it does take the bite out of my little flamethrower.
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    i bought a pair of Mechanix brand gloves, the ones with shock absorbers in them. they're cheaper than firearm specific gloves, and work well. you can buy them at Lowe's or Home Depot.

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    Tenex Elbow Mercury Filled Shock Watch is a great shooting aid if you have elbow problems or carpal tunnel syndrome.
    It's not a gimmick item.
    The Mercury metal fractures on recoil and breaks up the recoil impulses.
    Exact same principle as a Dead Mule Mercury recoil reducer for a shotgun.

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