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Anything magic about shooting gloves?
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Author:  cormacf [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:45 am ]
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New (to trap) shooter. 49, starting to get some achy knuckles from time to time, exaccerbated by long periods of clenching activity--100+ mile bike rides would really cause lingering soreness until I switched to hydraulic brakes, for instance.

Shot four rounds last Saturday, and my hands were a bit sore. Nothing crazy, but I thought it couldn't hurt to try some gloves next time.

Is there anything really shooting-specific about shooting gloves? I have several pairs of full finger mountain bike gloves that are thin, don't restrict movement, and have just a bit of padding where the thumb-grip and palm hit the bar, which is conveniently the same contact areas as a shotgun. They SEEM like they wouldn't get in the way but might add a little grip and cushion, plus they're black on black, unlike most of my other neon bike gear that screams "PLEASE DON'T HIT ME WITH YOUR CAR!"

I'll certainly buy shooting gloves if there's an advantage, but now that I have the bug, I'd rather spend 40 bucks on more ammo or reloading supplies.

Thanks!

Author:  oneounceload [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:08 am ]
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Personally, I fond basic leather golf gloves (the kind you get 3 for $15 at the golf outlet store) to work perfectly for me. I started wearing them when I lived out West and shot year round, even in the winter. Now in the South, I wear them to keep my sweaty hands from losing their grip. If I am shooting a lot, they'll last 6-9 months until the fingers simply wear out.

Author:  Stuck-N-Kali [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:30 am ]
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+1 for golf gloves.
I cut off the trigger finger and thumb on that side about half way and I'm good for several months. I've tried some with padding but they changed the way my hand fit on the stock so I pass on them.

Author:  cormacf [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:44 am ]
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Thank you!

Author:  Tidefanatic [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:45 am ]
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I don`t know about "magic", but I hunted and shot targets for many years without gloves. Now I don`t shoot without them. I like the grip and the fact that I don`t get sweat and grease all over my guns, and I don`t even have expensive guns!! Can`t imagine owning and shooting some of these really high end guns bare handed!

Author:  RUT [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:14 am ]
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I shoot with a left glove only, as the fore end on my Benelli is a bit raspy.

Author:  T-Pee [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:24 am ]
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If gloves will help you be more comfortable and they don't change your grip or the way you shoot, they'd be a good addition to your kit. You can take them off anytime you want. I don't normally wear them for shooting but my .44mag has aggressive grip panels and a golf glove allows me to practice and not be concerned about rearranging the skin on my hands.

tp

Author:  lt0026 [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:08 pm ]
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Golf gloves made for use in the rain.

Author:  sera [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:31 pm ]
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When shooting gloves , it's hard to see a chip come off. 8)

Author:  moishepipick [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:49 pm ]
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Many shooting gloves can be really klutzy, bulky thick, but I find 5.11 has some really nice ones. Slim, trim and light with a nice close fit and good grip.

Author:  Stuck-N-Kali [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:19 pm ]
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lt0026 wrote:
Golf gloves made for use in the rain.

Unless it's actually raining!

Wet golfing rain gloves on a shiny wood stock remind me of sliding across a freshly waxed floor in your socks! They work great on wet golf grips so they might do okay on a plastic stock but on nice wood...not so much.

Author:  Vette Jockey2 [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:28 pm ]
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sera wrote:
When shooting gloves , it's hard to see a chip come off. 8)

That's lame, Sera...................but funny, anyway. :D

Author:  YevetS [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:56 pm ]
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moishepipick wrote:
Many shooting gloves can be really klutzy, bulky thick, but I find 5.11 has some really nice ones. Slim, trim and light with a nice close fit and good grip.



Plus 1

Steve

Author:  Batjuice [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:24 pm ]
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Simms makes some fly fishing gloves to prevent sunburn and protect skin when stripping line. They are real thin and high quality leather. I was going to try wearing mine but worried I would look like a knucklehead.

Author:  T-Pee [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:07 pm ]
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Batjuice wrote:
I was going to try wearing mine but worried I would look like a knucklehead.

Considering some of the hats my gang wears while shooting, gloves aren't even on the radar. :shock:

tp (who has no room to talk)

Author:  RandyWakeman [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:17 pm ]
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Image

Magic is where you find it, I suppose.

Author:  Stuck-N-Kali [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:27 pm ]
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Randy,
Is that your loader for an Argentina trip??
:lol:

Author:  T-Pee [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:30 pm ]
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RandyWakeman wrote:
Magic is where you find it, I suppose.

I'm not sure what she has to do with the discussion.......oh. Gloves. Yeah. Just saw them finally. :oops:

tp

Author:  drawdc [ Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:26 am ]
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Try your bike gloves and see what you think. I think you will find they are too padded but you may like that.

If you decide to buy gloves, go ahead and get the Gun Glove summer weights. They are certainly not klutzy, bulky thick. They are made for shotgun shooters and at $35 to $40 a pair no more expensive than the other options. Don't show up on the field with tactical gloves, you're not on a SWAT team.

Author:  oneounceload [ Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:44 am ]
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Those Gun Gloves look similar to the basic Mechanix Gloves and do not seem to offer anything so extraordinary over golf gloves for 8X the price

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