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Anyone use them? After my last range session with my 4 inch S&W 629, I started wondering if maybe the Uncle Mikes shooting glove might be a good idea. I looked at the PAST glove, but everyone that had one said the strap on it broke after about 3 uses.

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Up to now I haven't felt the need to use them. Even .357 mag hot loads weren't that bad. But that .44 mag sure changed my mind. :eek:



 

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I use a shooting glove sometimes when shooting my S&W 460. The one I use I really like and it comes from S&W. It's a single glove for your strong hand, and runs $20.00, but it's been on sale for $13.00. I highly recommend it.
 

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James: Does it have any internal padding? The Uncle Mikes has a gel pad on the inside to absorb some of the recoil. My hand had a huge welt on the palm and thumb pad after just shooting 25 rounds of .44 mag.
Where are you in NM? Close to Silver City?



 

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James: Does it have any internal padding? The Uncle Mikes has a gel pad on the inside to absorb some of the recoil. My hand had a huge welt on the pal and thumb pad after just shooting 25 rounds of .44 mag.
Where are you in NM? Close to Silver City?
Yes, it has internal padding. Lots of gel padding for the hand, thumb, and a little for the fingers.. It also has a removable wrist support strap. It's the kind of shooting glove you would expect from the company that invented the 44 Mag, 460 Mag, and the 500 Mag. I was gonna post a link, but S&W is having trouble with the shooting gloves on their website.

Sorry, I am on the eastern side of the state - a long ways from Silver City.
 

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I have used weight-lifting fingerless gloves with PP-series guns at the range, part of my slide bite mitigation regime. I also have a pair of Pro-Aim gloves I wear with the brace installed when I shoot my target pistols...like to think it helps a little. I do have issues with hand reloading magazines while wearing gloves, weight-lifting gloves are easier because of exposed finger tips.
 

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If you plan to shoot with gloves on, you should practice and train with gloves on.

I have always found gloves to be clumsy when drawing a holstered handgun, and working the various controls, slide release, magazine release, cylinder release and such.

Using a speedloader on a revolver while wearing gloves is a skill not easily mastered.

Removing an auto pistol magazine from a cold-stiff mag pouch with gloves on is no treat either.
 

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If you plan to shoot with gloves on, you should practice and train with gloves on.

I have always found gloves to be clumsy when drawing a holstered handgun, and working the various controls, slide release, magazine release, cylinder release and such.

Using a speedloader on a revolver while wearing gloves is a skill not easily mastered.

Removing an auto pistol magazine from a cold-stiff mag pouch with gloves on is no treat either.
I'm not worried about gloves as far as tactical situations are concerned. If I am in bed and hear a prowler, I'm not gonna grab my gloves first. And pain from shooting will be the LEAST of my worries. I doubt I would even notice it. On the street, I am no quickdraw artist and if I need to reload a revolver I will be doing it while running AWAY from the situation :D



 

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My daughter complained the other day about her fingernails digging into the palm of her support hand while shooting the 9. I gave her a pair of gloves I picked up at Home Depot, but they were a little too big. The only concern here was the fingernail issue...there was no need to add padding to combat the recoil. So, we went to Home Depot and looked at everything they had...everything either included a padded palm or the leather was just too thick. Then we thought why not a batting or golf glove. We went to Sports Authority and they had gloves out the wingwang. Found one brand with some sort of thin sticky plastic lining on the grip area, and I thought 'wow, reminded me of my high school days, I was thinking I could probably throw one of these gloves up to the ceiling and it would probably stick'. Excellent gloves, solved the fingernail problem and added the additional benefit of making the hand stick to the gun like glue (almost).

So, it depends on your specific needs, but you might want to take a look at all the various sports gloves out there.
 

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The only time I've worn gloves with handguns is because it was below freezing at the range! Learned something important though, for carry you'll want to check the regular cold weather gloves you wear in your trigger guard as some will not allow trigger reset - they don't have to be that thick to cause the problem. Moving somewhere warmer is also a solution...
 
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