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My hands get really, really cold- it affects my scores and makes me miserable.

I've tried lots of ways to keep them warm (space blanket gloves, hand warmers, layers of thin liners) while still being able to have dexterity in my trigger finger. And ... I'm about to return my second pair of electric heated gloves - apparently, none of the heated gloves are ready for prime time yet- the 1st pair were chinese made / awful quality, for the 2nd try I went with a pair from Outdoor Research which is known for high quality gear.

Wondering if anyone has found a pair of gloves that strikes the right balance between warmth and mobility. Would be great to hear how folks with the same issue have solved the problem.
 

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These are my cold weather shooting gloves. Very warm and you can pull the glove back off your tigger finger to shoot (held by velcro), then cover the trigger finger when done. This works well for sporting clays as you have the downtime between stations. For trap, I put a very thin glove liner on so my tigger finger is covered even when the glove finger is pulled back. They are from Galazan (Connecticut Shotgun). I just looked on their website and they go for $59.95, not too bad for the glove you get.

One word of warning! Do not wipe your nose on a cold day with these gloves, the velcro will rip your nose apart, don't ask me how I know.....

Hopefully an idea for you.

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Not what you asked, but...electric, rechargeable handwarmers. Essentially a large battery that can be used to recharge a cell phone, but has been modified to give off heat. The samll ones (52-5600 mah) I passed on. Bought a couple big ones (10,000 mah) but settled on medium size (76-7800 mah) that fit the hand/pocket better. They will heat to 130 deg F very quickly. All can be had for <$35. and, supposedly, will last for 500 charge cycles . That would take me about 50 years ... I doubt they'll last that long.

If you're a glove wearer, you might pass on these. I don't wear gloves for the same reason you haven't found yours yet. I spent hundreds of dollars on gloves before coming to the realization that my hands would never be toasty warm for 2 traps on cold days. So, rather than struggle with the whole concept of wearing gloves, I long agao went to chemical handwarmers and bare skin ... the batteries are far superior for a number of reasons, including economy. They are becoming very common among trapshooters in western NY.
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I shot a few rounds today at my home range. It was 28-30 w/ a 10+mph damp cold breeze---CHILLY---I use these 2 types. Sometimes just the nitriles is enough, sometimes like yesterday I used both. The Mechanix glove on my right hand on the wrist area of the gun and a nitrile only on the left hand for dexterity as I load/unload with my left hand so my right will get colder as it doesn't do as much. Just stays in one place. I've worn the nitriles under the Mechanix outer gloves below zero and was fine. Low cost & work great


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So do you need 2 of these? One for each pocket?
I've got a bunch of em but, yeah, I shoot with 2 and no gloves. Some will wear a glove on the leading hand and have the trigger hand bare with the handwarmer in a pocket. If you're quick , you can drop a fresh round in and still have 45 seconds to toast your fingers before it's your turn again.

For anyone who currently uses the chemical handwarmers, these are a no-brainer replacement.
 

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I've been struggling with this myself, bought a half dozen well reviewed gloves, and I think I found a solution, at least down to the 20 degrees temp when I tested them last. I bought the bob allen lambskin and fleece lined gloves as well as these simari gloves, and both kept my hands warm for no longer than 20 minutes. I think the ticket with any glove is to add a silk liner (or any thin base layer liner I suppose).

The other day I smoked a cigar for an hour on my patio wearing the Simari gloves along with thin silk glove liners, and I was perfectly comfortable for the entire hour. What I like about these Simari gloves is that they are made with flexible and thin material. They hug my fingers lightly without the compression fit like gore-tex gloves, are more form fitting than the bob allen lambskin shooting gloves, and offer a better trigger feel, even with the silk glove liners. My finger movement does not feel impeded at all. I recommend trying these glove liners and gloves for cold weather shooting.
 

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Not what you asked, but...electric, rechargeable handwarmers. Essentially a large battery that can be used to recharge a cell phone, but has been modified to give off heat. The samll ones (52-5600 mah) I passed on. Bought a couple big ones (10,000 mah) but settled on medium size (76-7800 mah) that fit the hand/pocket better. They will heat to 130 deg F very quickly. All can be had for <$35. and, supposedly, will last for 500 charge cycles . That would take me about 50 years ... I doubt they'll last that long.

If you're a glove wearer, you might pass on these. I don't wear gloves for the same reason you haven't found yours yet. I spent hundreds of dollars on gloves before coming to the realization that my hands would never be toasty warm for 2 traps on cold days. So, rather than struggle with the whole concept of wearing gloves, I long agao went to chemical handwarmers and bare skin ... the batteries are far superior for a number of reasons, including economy. They are becoming very common among trapshooters in western NY. View attachment 1625213
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I found a thin glove made by Adidas at Costco yesterday for $11.99. They seem to work well - getting that first shell out of a new row in the box is a little tricky, but otherwise, terrific!
 

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Not very scientific but I cut a slit in my glove so when it was time for me to shoot I would poke my finger through the slit, shoot then cover up my finger until my time again.
 

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When it’s really cold I haven’t found a glove that will do the job. I recently switched from GunGlove to MacWet. Either one of those work well enough alone at temperatures above freezing. The MacWet gives me a better grip on the gun. Temperatures below that require a hand warmer (chemical, Zippo or electronic).
 
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