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I have seen quite a few places selling "shooting gloves." I've never been to a competitive shoot, but was wondering if people actually use them very much. What is the advantage to using gloves?
 

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I wear gloves. Many shooters do so. For me its grip and comfort. Main reason is that I started shooting in January and have grown accustomed to wearing them and it feels odd not having a glove on. I wear Adidas batting gloves in warmer weather. It took about three or four different types before settling on the Adidas brand and they were only $15 at Dicks so I bought a couple pair. It can also "lighten" the feel of the gun which I feel translates from having the better grip/control over it.
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Bought a new gun many years ago and the chequering was quite sharp (chaffed my thumb) so started wearing golf glove to solve the problem. Worn them ever since although today I wear wet weather type golf gloves. Warm(er) hands in winter, no sweaty hands in summer (when we eventually get one!!). Tried shooting without gloves but just don't feel right?

Would love a pair of thin leather golf gloves for summer but why are they always white? Can't bring myself to wear white gloves so stick with the black rain gloves.

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Go to sporting goods department and buy a golf glove. They are sold by the single glove for L or R hand. Around $10. gets you a real comfortable glove. The only reason I started to wear one on my left hand is when its hot out, the forarm latch gets so damn hot that it burns my hand! The glove makes all the difference. Good luck! Steve
 

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I use them for a better grip. I found Gorilla gloves work best. You can buy them at Home Depot for about $5. They are thin with a rubber like substance on the palm and fingers.
 

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Adidas batting gloves in the summer, Foot Joy winter golf gloves, and a pair of very thin leather shooting gloves for spring, fall and bird hunting.
 

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Main reason I wear golf gloves while shooting is because of my sweaty hands. Doing so also insulates hand from hot forearm latch and helps protect gun metal.
 

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I like these. Available at Wally-World. My hands sweat, and my stock is glossy finish.

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I wore FootJoy WinterSof golf gloves this winter. I've seen people wearing golf or batting gloves year round for the reasons mentioned above. I keep a towel on my vest to deal with sweaty hands during warmer weather, and I prefer the feel going gloveless when I can.
 

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I wore a glove (batting gloves) when I first started shooting 25 years or so ago.

When they wore out I stopped wearing gloves regularly.

I'll wear gloves (the Gun Glove) if it's raining to keep the slippery gun from getting away from me.

Normally, to combat sweaty hands, I use Prince Grip.

It's talc suspended in a quick evaporating gel.

One application usually lasts 50 targets or so.

I carry it in my shooting bag so if I need to reapply a little mid-round it's easy to do.

 

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I'm pretty sure I'd need to go into somewhere and buy gloves in person. I have really big hands and it might be hard to find gloves that fit well.

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Yes, don't waist money on-line with gloves, gotta try 'em on. God knows how many pairs it took to get three pairs that felt the same on right/left hand fit..I had gloves all over the place when the Dick's associate walked up and asked if I needed help. I said yes, but not with gloves. She looked at me sorta funny and walked away.
 

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Yes, don't waist money on-line with gloves, gotta try 'em on. God knows how many pairs it took to get three pairs that felt the same on right/left hand fit..I had gloves all over the place when the Dick's associate walked up and asked if I needed help. I said yes, but not with gloves. She looked at me sorta funny and walked away.
Haha that's funny. Some associates just aren't prepared for the customers they see lol.

I have used the BobAllen and the Browning offerings
Like either quite well. Key is to have a couple pairs of them.
For me, It keeps hands CLEAN and dry when its Hot, Hot, Hot, out.
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The Bob Allen gloves come in a 3X, I mean surely they can't run that small.

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The only reason I started to wear one on my left hand is when its hot out, the forarm latch gets so damn hot that it burns my hand! The glove makes all the difference. Good luck! Steve
Ha, same here at least with a Browning. Only the Browning does that to me.
 
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