Guns Like firearms themselves, there’s a wide variety of opinions on what’s the best gun.

Padded gloves for shooting

Reply

Old 02-11-2019, 11:12 AM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 354
Default Padded gloves for shooting

Recently picked up a Thompson center Encore Pro Hunter pistol in 7mm-08. I do like it a lot. Still working on a load and zeroing it in for hunting. But at the range it would be nice to use a glove that is padded and designed specifically for high recoil pistols. Combing the internet has been unsuccessful. I wouldn't hunt with it as the recoil is more than tolerable for a shot or two, but when shooting 20+ rounds at the range it would be nice to save my hand/fingers/wrist.
So, what would suggest for a shooting glove that absorbs recoil? I've seen them used . . .

Last edited by dig4gold; 02-11-2019 at 12:52 PM.
dig4gold is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 09:10 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
MudderChuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Germany/Calif.
Posts: 2,039
Default

You might try padding your hand inside the gloves, has worked for me in the past. Tape and gauze works. Most of my issue was the web between my forefinger and thumb. I'd use a couple of pieces of surgical tape from mid forefinger to mid thumb to strengthen the web between my forefinger and thumb.

If your lower palm pad is the issue, a couple of layers of gauze and tape will likely help.

My issue was practicing with my pistol grip shotgun, with magnum loads. I kept it for home defense. That sucker killed in front and crippled behind. The first time I shot that sucker barehanded it split the web between my forefinger and thumb, blood sprayed all over the place.
I worked construction and have bruised my thumb palm pad and the lower palm pad before, it can be painful. Be careful you don't develop a flinch from the pain, it can stick in your brain.
MudderChuck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 04:52 AM
  #3  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 354
Default

"killed in front and crippled behind" Yeesh!! So far, the part of the hand getting the most "damage" is the index finger. I'm gonna apply some mole skin on the trigger guard area and I did find some thicker winter gloves I'm gonna try. It really isn't that bad, but it's cut me now and I scaaaart of it doing more damage. I'm gonna conquer this bugger!
dig4gold is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 05:22 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
Big Uncle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,499
Default

I use a pair of my weight lifting gloves. They are fingerless with leather patches in the web and palm area. Any good sporting goods store carries them if they carry weights. There are probably much more effective gloves for this purpose and a padded glove does change the way the grip feels, but it does help.

These are not exactly what I use but it will give you some idea about what they look like:
Amazon Amazon

Last edited by Big Uncle; 02-12-2019 at 05:30 AM.
Big Uncle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 06:38 AM
  #5  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 354
Default

Good idea. I would have never thought of those. Something else that has helped is I put the Bellum trigger kit/upgrade in it. Trigger pull is down to about 2 1/4 lbs. As well as polishing and honing the sear and sear notch.
dig4gold is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 06:39 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,038
Default

mechanic's wear makes a lot of nice gloves, some are padded palms and some not,
I have a lot of issue's with my hands and I find wearing gloves almost a must do for many things, and these have been the most used brand I have experience with

I have also used some from other brands, fit is a huge part of gloves to me,not all fit the same
but you will loose some sensitivity in your trigger finger, which you can cut away to make better if you wish to!
I have had some good luck with motorcycle gloves too,(MX style, without padded finger models)
as many of these come in better sizes, actual hand sizes and not just, M, L XL like sizing
and may of these also have padded palms which again can help on the recoil !
mrbb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 10:13 AM
  #7  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Marriottsville, Maryland
Posts: 445
Default

I prefer the palm padded fingertip-less Gym gloves with wrist strap support.
Erno86 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 06:34 PM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
MudderChuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Germany/Calif.
Posts: 2,039
Default

I just bought these
https://www.amazon.com/Prodigen-Outdoor-Winter-Touchscreen-Running/dp/B077JKBWKB/ref=sr_1_37?crid=33G988OK728SW&keywords=touchscreen+gloves+men&qid=1550024460&s=gateway&sprefix=Touchscreen+gloves%2Caps%2C1502&sr=8-37 https://www.amazon.com/Prodigen-Outdoor-Winter-Touchscreen-Running/dp/B077JKBWKB/ref=sr_1_37?crid=33G988OK728SW&keywords=touchscreen+gloves+men&qid=1550024460&s=gateway&sprefix=Touchscreen+gloves%2Caps%2C1502&sr=8-37
Good fit for me, sizes are little screwy order one size larger than your normal. The touch screen finger works well on a trigger, you can actually feel with it. I've been using them at an outdoor range, pistol shooting, just enough glove to keep your fingers from stiffing up from the cold. The downside is they don't breath well and your hand sweat builds up. The upside is they improve your grip, they almost glue to my Pachmyar grips. IMO these are a keeper, I have a whole flight bag full of gloves that sucked for one reason or another.

They have several types of the same glove, some with more or less insulation, most just the same glove just rebranded (renamed).

Last edited by MudderChuck; 02-12-2019 at 06:43 PM.
MudderChuck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 06:39 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
Nomercy448's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,202
Default

I have a few pairs of handgunning gloves, and have used a few others, but honestly, I have yet to find a pair I really enjoyed. Ive wasted a lot of time, frustration, and pain trying to find the right glove.

First trick: make sure the grips really fit your hand so you dont need a glove. Even a 45-70 contender and 308win Encore, or a 475 Linebaugh Redhawk dont require a glove for me. But I did spend the money on grips which fit my hand.

The best glove trick for me: making your own is REALLY simple.

Find a glove with a supportive wrist strap and the finger length you want (I almost always shoot half fingers) JUST a little oversized in the palm, then grab a chunk of high impact foam floor mat. Split a piece of the mat down to about 3/16 thick with the hard layer side retained, then trim it to an oval shape to fold over the web of your thumb and palm, skive the edges down to a feathered edge, turn the glove inside out and put it on your wrong hand, then position and trim the pad as desired. Mark the glove around the pad, contact cement in place. If you have impact pain in your lower hand, make a U shaped pad (picture a blocky, old school football jersey letter U), and apply it with the belly of the U along the pinky edge of your palm, one upright going across the pad of your knuckles and the other cut off about half as tall, up the pad of your thumb. Grip the gun as you test trim the pad shapes and thicknesses. The only trick here is to get a glove slightly oversized just enough to fit the padding inside.

Seems like a lot of work, but really only takes a couple hours at worst, about 45min for me these days, and it lets you get EXACTLY the fit you want for your hand AND for your gungrip.
Nomercy448 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 08:22 AM
  #10  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Marriottsville, Maryland
Posts: 445
Default

I just ordered a pair of Copper Fit Compression Gloves that I saw advertised on TV. I'am afraid of contracting carpal tunnel syndrome, especially by shooting my 454 Super Redhawk.

Last edited by Erno86; 02-19-2019 at 08:25 AM.
Erno86 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service