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Old 05-04-2006, 03:22 PM
CimarronOK CimarronOK is offline
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Shooting gloves?

At the temptation to sound like a woose... how many of you use shooting gloves... and what kind?

I got an education this morning. Went to the doctor because my thumb and first three fingers on my shooting hand are going numb. When we started talking about carpel tunnel, none of the issues really added up. When the doc asked about what else... I sheepishly said, "I do shoot a bit!"

Luckily the doctor isn't anti-shooting, but he did chuckle... what are you shooting? I began to explain that my .40 S&W FN really was a gentle creature and truthfully it has never stung me the way my .357 Mag did.

But then he explained. The median nerve passes through the palm of the hand. When brused, it will create nerve sensations in the thumb, and first three fingers, but it doesn't affect the pinkie! My problem exactly.

The good news is that the brusing will heal and there is nothing needed to treat it, but he strongly suggested padded shooting gloves... especially with padding in the palm of the shooting hand to distribute the shock. A lot of the gloves I've look at quickly emphasize padding at the web of the hand between the index finger and the thumb... which isn't the source of the problem. I need padding in the very palm to distribute the recoil.

My son suggested the paded weight lifting gloves from Walmart to see if it helped... and wait on buying better gloves until I found what worked best.

So... if you whimps will share your little secret about what works best, I'd really appreciate it. And for the "real men"... I didn't pay much attention to hearing protection either when I was young... now I have to say "huhh?" when momma gives me instructions!
"This country was founded by religious nuts with guns." -- P.J. O’Rourke

Tulsa, OK area enthusiast
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:16 PM
Apprentice Apprentice is offline
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I used to only use them in the cold but I'm noticing with my climbing round counts (about 3K so far this year) that my shooting hand hurts sometimes all day after a range session and my fingers tremble. I'm gonna get in the habit of shooting more with the Carhart work gloves I found that work pretty well and have some padding in the palms. It all seems worse after a few hundred rounds of .45acp in 1911's rather than on Glock 9mm days.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:19 PM
NJ1108 NJ1108 is offline
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I never wear gloves while shooting, but if it were for a medical reason I wouldn't hesitate. I rather wear the gloves for a while until things heal up rather than continue to agravate the situation. You could always give up shooting for a while. NOT!!!!
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:31 PM
Randall Randall is offline
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huh? whadja say? shooting gloves? I never thought about it but after becoming hard of hearing I am going to think about shooting gloves, don't want to mess my hands up too. Does the ringing in the ears ever stop?
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:48 PM
Apprentice Apprentice is offline
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:51 PM
trafficman trafficman is offline
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Shooting Gloves

I have a "Chimere" Shooting glove. Padding in palm area. Don't know where you can get one, had it for years. Thin deer skin leather very little bulk
palm padding is just right.
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:58 PM
medic21 medic21 is offline
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Shooting Gloves

I used gloves for shooting after my carpal tunnel release surgery and also when attending training classes (pistol & AR) when we would go thru 300-400 rounds per day. "Tactical Tailor" is listed on the internet and carries a nice selection. The one I chose is the "SW Motorsports Heat Grip". It has a Mil. stock #. It is not padded but it offers great protection against blisters and I felt no pain when shooting post surgery. You can cut the finger tip off without it unraveling for more trigger sensitivity.
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Old 05-07-2006, 04:15 AM
M1911Arch M1911Arch is offline
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I use the previous version of the BlackHawk HellStorm S.O.L.A.G. Full Finger Gloves. After seeing the new version that will available soon, I'm tempted to buy it.
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