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    Question Winter equipment question

    So with the snow falling now, does anyone have suggestions for gloves that are somewhat warm, but still allow a person to be able to get their finger inside the trigger guard quickly and safely? I've been looking online, and most of the winter shooting gloves seem more for hunting so are a bit bulkier than I would prefer.

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    I have a nice pair of Under Armour Liner gloves. They do pretty well on their own, have a no-slip grip and can be used as an extra layer under a set of heavier gloves.

    http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/e...6610-002&FSR=1

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    These are also good:

    http://www.hatch-corp.com/detail.aspx?pid=LMG100/200

    Surprisingly, if you can keep the hand warm, the fingers will stay fairly warm without a lot of insulation on the finger.

    I keep a pair of just the patrolman weight gloves handy for those days that it's too cold for No Gloves.

    Even the "Mechanix" gloves that are available at Auto Parts stores are good and allow for complete movement of the hand/fingers when handling a gun. Probably more available than the Hatch brand.

    A tip that works. Take a pair of leather gloves with a fairly thin lining, cut a slit across the trigger finger portion (side to side) approximately half the distance between the first and second knuckle crease (palm side). A quick tug on the finger tip of the glove can free the finger tip to access the trigger and allows the same feel as when not wearing gloves. This works well for precision rifle shooting in the cold too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    These are also good:

    http://www.hatch-corp.com/detail.aspx?pid=LMG100/200

    Surprisingly, if you can keep the hand warm, the fingers will stay fairly warm without a lot of insulation on the finger.

    I keep a pair of just the patrolman weight gloves handy for those days that it's too cold for No Gloves.

    Even the "Mechanix" gloves that are available at Auto Parts stores are good and allow for complete movement of the hand/fingers when handling a gun. Probably more available than the Hatch brand.

    A tip that works. Take a pair of leather gloves with a fairly thin lining, cut a slit across the trigger finger portion (side to side) approximately half the distance between the first and second knuckle crease (palm side). A quick tug on the finger tip of the glove can free the finger tip to access the trigger and allows the same feel as when not wearing gloves. This works well for precision rifle shooting in the cold too.
    +1 on the Mechanix brand gloves. Havn't tried shooting with them (I generally don't wear gloves even when it's cold), but I use them working in the shop all the time cuz they actually give you pretty good feeling as to what you're doing. IIRC they even have a "carpenter's glove" that leaves the tip of the trigger finger exposed. Last a good long while too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhead47 View Post
    +1 on the Mechanix brand gloves. Havn't tried shooting with them (I generally don't wear gloves even when it's cold), but I use them working in the shop all the time cuz they actually give you pretty good feeling as to what you're doing. IIRC they even have a "carpenter's glove" that leaves the tip of the trigger finger exposed. Last a good long while too.
    Atlas brand has some thin gloves with nitrile on the palm and finger areas. They feel almost as if you aren't wearing anything when working with them on. I decided to try them out when working on my truck once and found the grip and feel to be many times better than mechanix gloves, even when oily. I would imagine they would perform as well for shooting. You can pick them up at most lumber yards.
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    I have a couple of pairs of gloves from "the company I trust for all my hydration needs"...


    http://www.camelbak.com/government-military/gloves.aspx

    I HIGHLY recommend them as they are both comfortable, tactile, and warm....
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    Mechanix IMPACT gloves. $5 extra but well worth it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenIsFaster View Post
    Mechanix IMPACT gloves. $5 extra but well worth it.

    Stupid freaking Cat. I hate cats....
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    LOL you getting outsmarted by a cat old man?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenIsFaster View Post
    LOL you getting outsmarted by a cat old man?

    Only a couple times, He got me best 2 out of 3. That cat moves to fast, thats the reason.
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    I don't have an issue with gloves and firearms. I use milsurp style weapons, which are designed with larger trigger guards and built to shoot in all weather. No problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    Only a couple times, He got me best 2 out of 3. That cat moves to fast, thats the reason.
    Just "lead" it a little more next time you take a shot.
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