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Old 03-21-2012, 13:29   #1
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Does Everyone that Shoots now Wear GLOVES??

My GOD, every time I click on a video of a firearm test whether it be a hunting rifle, a 22 handgun or an over/under clay target shotgun, the guy doing the "test" is wearing gloves. Not just any gloves.....oh no way, they are the special "TACTICAL GLOVES."
Does everyone now have to wear gloves when shooting a firearm? I can understand the troops wearing them, they are in a hostile environment, but guys at home on the range wearing them, give me a break.

When did this lunacy start? It looks absolutely ridiculous. What is the purpose of wearing them, really? Do they just want to look cool or THINK they look cool?

Sometimes when I watch these videos I can totally understand why the antis make fun of gun owners so much. We give them such HUGE targets how could they not?

Hey guys, STOP with the TACTICAL GLOVES already and just shoot your guns with your bare hands. You look like GEKO45 when you wear them.

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Old 03-21-2012, 13:35   #2
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Handguards on AR's get uncomfortably hot after firing many rounds, other guns might too. Some might like gloves because it makes gripping the gun more comfortable, some might wear them to keep there hands free of lead residue.

To each their own.
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:39   #3
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:41   #4
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:47   #5
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I use gloves quite often when I shoot. Didn't realize that made me a mall ninja.

What really gets me are the people who wear SHOES when they shoot. If John Moses Browning had wanted us to wear those useless things he would have said so.
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:53   #6
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I use gloves quite often when I shoot. Didn't realize that made me a mall ninja.

What really gets me are the people who wear SHOES when they shoot. If John Moses Browning had wanted us to wear those useless things he would have said so.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:43   #7
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I use gloves quite often when I shoot. Didn't realize that made me a mall ninja.

What really gets me are the people who wear SHOES when they shoot. If John Moses Browning had wanted us to wear those useless things he would have said so.
There's a difference between people who are required to wear gloves to shoot and people who do it because the cool SWAT guys in the movies do it.

Personally, I wear gloves if the Army says I have to, but otherwise the only shooting glove I've ever worn was one of these:
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:49   #8
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I think it depends on the application.

If you are in fact a paper puncher shooting at static targets on a static range it is ridiculous unless you are shooting a snubbie .50 AE.

If on the other hand you do actually train and shoot in a tactical environment, wearing gloves in not only appropriate and smart, but really important to do.

FWIW. I've seen folks looking really stupid wearing them AND not wearing them.


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My GOD, every time I click on a video of a firearm test whether it be a hunting rifle, a 22 handgun or an over/under clay target shotgun, the guy doing the "test" is wearing gloves. Not just any gloves.....oh no way, they are the special "TACTICAL GLOVES."
Does everyone now have to wear gloves when shooting a firearm? I can understand the troops wearing them, they are in a hostile environment, but guys at home on the range wearing them, give me a break.

When did this lunacy start? It looks absolutely ridiculous. What is the purpose of wearing them, really? Do they just want to look cool or THINK they look cool?

Sometimes when I watch these videos I can totally understand why the antis make fun of gun owners so much. We give them such HUGE targets how could they not?

Hey guys, STOP with the TACTICAL GLOVES already and just shoot your guns with your bare hands. You look like GEKO45 when you wear them.

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Old 03-21-2012, 13:52   #9
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My GOD, every time I click on a video of a firearm test whether it be a hunting rifle, a 22 handgun or an over/under clay target shotgun, the guy doing the "test" is wearing gloves. Not just any gloves.....oh no way, they are the special "TACTICAL GLOVES."
Does everyone now have to wear gloves when shooting a firearm? I can understand the troops wearing them, they are in a hostile environment, but guys at home on the range wearing them, give me a break.

When did this lunacy start? It looks absolutely ridiculous. What is the purpose of wearing them, really? Do they just want to look cool or THINK they look cool?

Sometimes when I watch these videos I can totally understand why the antis make fun of gun owners so much. We give them such HUGE targets how could they not?

Hey guys, STOP with the TACTICAL GLOVES already and just shoot your guns with your bare hands. You look like GEKO45 when you wear them.

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I shoot with gloves all the time for two simple reasons.
1- I wear gloves at work and shoot with them at work.
2- I rather like not burning or cutting my hands apart when I'm running a weapon hard.
YMMV.
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:55   #10
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Yep, I, too thought about posting something along those lines but maybe the OP has never burned his hands on a hot weapon or torn them up clearing stovepipes.
Maybe he honestly just doesn't run his weapons that hard...
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:56   #11
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Not me.

Always eyes and ears, but never gloves.
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Old 03-21-2012, 13:59   #12
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Saw the thread title and instantly thought you meant those blue latex cleaning gloves

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Old 03-21-2012, 14:04   #13
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Saw the thread title and instantly thought you meant those blue latex cleaning gloves

Two by two with hands of blue.
I use the blue rubber gloves while reloading, does that make me a reloading ninja
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:52   #14
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Saw the thread title and instantly thought you meant those blue latex cleaning gloves

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If I saw that at the range, my only response would be: "I aim to misbehave."
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:58   #15
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I wear these most of the time. I work in them and shoot in them a lot.
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Shoot more whine less. I don't care what you wear if you are shooting and being safe about it even if you scare Fuddly Fudds at the range and provide some entertainment.
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Old 03-21-2012, 14:18   #16
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When training hard for work. Clearing buildings and so forth. In corrections we were puncture proof gloves a lot. If I'm gonna wear them if the S hits the fan I should train with them.
However, if I'm just target practicing on the range, then no. Unless its really cold. Then it's jersey gloves.
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Old 03-21-2012, 14:24   #17
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I wear gloves in the winter because I am often shooting in 20 degree weather... guess that makes me a mall ninja...
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Old 03-21-2012, 14:28   #18
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Gloves outdoors when shooting? Yep.

Tacticool? Nope.

Don't like sunburned paws or hot barrel interaction.

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Old 03-23-2012, 19:47   #19
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I wear gloves in the winter because I am often shooting in 20 degree weather... guess that makes me a mall ninja...
This was my first thought too. (Actually, my first thought was "only a Texan or Californian could never see having to wear gloves"... ) When it's in the teens, I kind of like being able to maintain dexterity in my fingers. Oh, and just so we're all aware, some gloves don't interact well with revolver triggers and get stuck. You can get the first shot off, but the excess material prevents you from getting to reset. Glocks and other semi-autos are better in this regard.

I could see wearing the Nomex-type gloves if doing lots of drills where manipulating the controls would abrade the fingers. I also think if I were shooting in the desert during warm weather it would be nice to insulate my hands from sun-baked parts.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:06   #20
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I train like I plan to fight...and I train how I live. I hardly ever wear gloves except when it is cold. So when it is cold I train with the gloves I wear. When warm the gloves come off.

I have taken several Israeli classes that have had us 8 hrs per day 2-7 days per week. Didn't wear gloves but I did end up taping my fingers. Gloves would have been nice.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:24   #21
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This was my first thought too. (Actually, my first thought was "only a Texan or Californian could never see having to wear gloves"... )
Oh please. If it drops into the 40's here in Texas folks are bundled up here like Eskimos complaining and NO ONE is outside.

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Oh please. If it drops into the 40's here in Texas folks are bundled up here like Eskimos complaining and NO ONE is outside.

HAHAHA! Somebody on another board posted about shooting in extreme temperatures and said "if it's in the 40s or below, I'll stay inside."

(Now where are those real Northerners telling us the teens are shorts weather? )

And it's a pet peeve of mine reading in the gun 'zines: "Unless you're in a military or extreme Arctic environment, we're unsure of the utility of being able to put a gloved finger on a trigger." Must live in So Cal or Texas...
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Old 03-21-2012, 14:25   #23
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I often use a pair of black golf gloves. Nice and thin with some ventilation.
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I often use a pair of black golf gloves. Nice and thin with some ventilation.
My wife also uses "golf" gloves -

I think the main reason - she has small hands - and couldn't find any other gloves that fit - and looked stylish.
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Old 03-21-2012, 17:33   #25
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Never wear gloves when I shoot.
Live in Florida and am pretty sure I will not be wearing gloves if I need to protect myself - LOL!

like practicing like I'm going to shoot for real.
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