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  • oldag

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    Looking for gloves to protect from the cold, but still thin enough to use for shooting. Can't find the ones I bought decades ago that worked well, but it is time to locate some replacements.

    Any recommendations?
     

    Sasquatch

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    I just had to pick up a new set of mechanics type gloves last week. I got a $9 pair from O'Reilly's - "Power Torque" brand. Nice grippy palms, some thin knuckle protection, fabric back. I was using them earlier while doing some work outside, because the wind chill was making my hands cold. They worked well to block that wind, I would definitely consider them for pistol shooting. Rifle shooting - depends on the rifle. An AR with a free float, skinny hand guard I probably want leather palms but a sporter type gun, or an AR with heat shielded hand guards, sure.
     

    Axxe55

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    Mechanix Wear gloves.


    I started using them years ago when they first came out, and found they work for things other than just doing mechanic work. I have spent a small fortune over the years on them. They just work so well for so many things, including keeping your hands warm when working in cold weather.
     

    Axxe55

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    I wore Mechanix gloves that wore out to fast for my liking. Bought a pair of First Spears and have been very happy with them.

    The last year I worked the renfest my Budweiser keg guy gave me a pair of work gloves they use. They are much better then Mechanix.
    For the prices they are charging, they better be much better!
     

    Glenn B

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    Looking for gloves to protect from the cold, but still thin enough to use for shooting. Can't find the ones I bought decades ago that worked well, but it is time to locate some replacements.

    Any recommendations?
    Hatch Resister. Not so great for the cold but not terrible either. Good shooting glove IMO for my pistols like Beretta 92FS, Glock 19 or 26. The ones I have, have lasted a long time in good shape with little care.
     
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    toddnjoyce

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    I wore Mechanix gloves that wore out to fast for my liking. Bought a pair of First Spears and have been very happy with them.

    The last year I worked the renfest my Budweiser keg guy gave me a pair of work gloves they use. They are much better then Mechanix.

    That OIG glove is very similar to and much cheaper than some Outdoor Research gloves we were issued. I’d pay the $35 for them if I was the OP.
     

    skfullgun

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    I buy the two-pack of "Plainsman" gloves at Sam's. I think they're about $20 for two pair, and come in light brown, reddish brown, and black.

    Goatskin?

    I'm not sure what type of leather they are, but they are comfortable and well made.

    I use them for work gloves and always have a newer pair for dress. I always have a couple of pairs in the truck in case I need them.
     

    justmax

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    Try some ladies' gloves. they are usually made of thinner leather and are insulated less or even unlined. Get the smallest pair that you can get into, and let them stretch to fit like a second skin. Works for me.
     

    justmax

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    Yes, but you have dainty hands!!!

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    They are not the bear paws that you carry, but they were smaller when I first started this. I was out hunting one day when I was a kid. When I went for my gloves, I realized I had grabbed my mothers gloves by accident. Barely got them on, but did, and they worked great.
     

    skfullgun

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    They are not the bear paws that you carry, but they were smaller when I first started this. I was out hunting one day when I was a kid. When I went for my gloves, I realized I had grabbed my mothers gloves by accident. Barely got them on, but did, and they worked great.


    There is so much WRONG with that post that I'm just going to leave it alone!
     

    msharley

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    Thanks for all the input.
    Hey O,

    Go down the weld supply shop.

    Get a pair of TILLMAN ..........TIG gloves...one size smaller than you normally wear.

    Will last for years...

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    They come either in "Kid" hide or "Pigskin".....

    I have used both with good success...

    Later, Mark
     
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