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#7280202 - 01/07/13 09:32 AM Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting?
bberg7794 Offline
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This is my second winter season shooting indoor 4-Position and I am in the market for a shooting glove: the type that you wear on your weak side hand against the sling hand stop and may look like an oven mitt, not the type tactical shooters wear. I personally like the appearance of the Creedmoor Open Finger shooting glove, but does anyone prefer the shooting mitt style and why? Given that you want to insulate your rifles forend from hand tremors, do you still prefer that your glove have a rubberized surface for grip?

One shooter recommended two types of gloves for position shooting. He wears as name brand smallbore glove for prone, sitting and kneeling and then switches to a mitt with a work glove underneath for offhand, but he didn't specify why.

Any advice backed by personal experience would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Brian

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#7282915 - 01/07/13 06:47 PM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: bberg7794]
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unfortunately all I can add is what works for you. We tried mits, gloves, combos of them, one for this, one for that....

For me, I want more feel and contact for offhand. And for sling positions prefer the most bulky padding I could get.

Ends up we did most all our shooting with anschutz gloves only in the end. Compromise of sorts but worked for us very well.
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#7284628 - 01/08/13 07:41 AM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: rost495]
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LOL! I like more padding for offhand.

I like a sticky glove for everything else. Padding is 2ndary foe me.

Like Jeff said, you are going to have to use what you like.

I like fingerless if I'm going to be handling anything like ammo or pencils.
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#7285025 - 01/08/13 09:10 AM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: BarryC]
rost495 Offline
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I do'nt handle ammo or pencils with my support hand.

And yeah, LOL on the offhand differences... I just found that the more close contact I had with the gun offhand, the beter I was, rahter than just a big blob out there and not being able to feel the gun and contact etc.

Do know those that shoot with batters gloves on the firing hand also. Tried and and simply never saw any benefit for that for me.

For me, the padding is an issue if you sling up the way you should for rapids... and even at times for prone slow though I try not to shoot slower than 22 in about 10-12 minutes max. (also aobut the length my eyes could hold up for slow prone)
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#7286339 - 01/08/13 02:56 PM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: rost495]
bberg7794 Offline
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I am a little mystified as to the purpose of a glove in smallbore. There is no recoil to worry about. In 4-Position there is no rapid fire. But to a man at our club, all of the top 4-position shooters use a glove. It makes to me to insulate hand tremor from the forestock, but then why do some gloves come with rubberized palms? I figure there must be something to it if so many use a glove.

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#7286485 - 01/08/13 03:32 PM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: bberg7794]
rost495 Offline
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you do have to maintain control of the gun regardless. Slipping is not an option. Though position guns are much more so set up that you can run the hand to the handstop generally, than my service rifle rules allow.

You do not wnat to transmit pulse or other movement though too. I have a bad pulse in my neck and in my stomach that I Have to protect against. The stomach one is related to other than standing and I cannot constrict it or it will bounce the gun. The neck one simply is keep the neck off the butt and all will be good.

The rubber is no different too than whats on your shooting pants and jacket.

We used to always use shooters sticky spray too, so that while we were sweating like a pig, you still could make sure nothing slipped as you were firing or in strings of rapid and so on due to recoil often. As you note smallbore isn't a recoil or rapid fire issue though.
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#7288388 - 01/09/13 04:44 AM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: rost495]
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Brian,
I've tried them all, open-finger, closed finger, high-dollar Sauer mitt, cheap mitt, mitt over a glove....all of them, and have settled on an open-finger Champion's Choice glove with the black "pebbly" grip. It's cheaper than the Anschutz's and even the Creedmoor, but is better built in my opinion.
Unlike Rost, I DO handle pencils, sling adjustments, everything, with my support hand quite often. You couldn't put me in a full-fingered glove for anything!

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#7288597 - 01/09/13 05:50 AM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: Triggernosis]
bberg7794 Offline
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Loc: St Lawrence Valley, NY
Last night was our shooting night at the club. Several of our members were shooting with welding gloves (suede leather); two having cut off the ends of the fingers and one shooting with the full glove. One shooter had an official fingerless shooting glove, maybe Anschutz, and one shooter was using a mitt, not sure of the brand.

Due to the holidays, we are a little light on shooters at the moment and have a few new shooters too.

I should check, but the Champion's Choice and Creedmoor are probably less expensive than a pair welding gloves.

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#7288742 - 01/09/13 06:32 AM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: Triggernosis]
rost495 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Triggernosis
Brian,
I've tried them all, open-finger, closed finger, high-dollar Sauer mitt, cheap mitt, mitt over a glove....all of them, and have settled on an open-finger Champion's Choice glove with the black "pebbly" grip. It's cheaper than the Anschutz's and even the Creedmoor, but is better built in my opinion.
Unlike Rost, I DO handle pencils, sling adjustments, everything, with my support hand quite often. You couldn't put me in a full-fingered glove for anything!



SOrry to be OT here, but question the use of the support hand, By that I mean I shoot right handed but my left is my basic support. How do you sling up and still use same slung up hand to write, handle ammo, move sights and such? Just curious or either we have a technical jargon confusion as to what the support hand is and what the firing hand is. And I may be the one wrong on the terms fwiw.

Jeff
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#7288746 - 01/09/13 06:33 AM Re: Any shooting glove recommendations for 3 and 4-position smallbore shooting? [Re: rost495]
rost495 Offline
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and to add... yes we thought the champions was a better built glove than the anschutz and I'm about the last to be a "stylish" person... but the anschutz felt better to us, so we just accepted buy a new one every season.
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