Best Pistol Shooting Gloves of 2019 – Padded Recoil Protectants

This won't happen again, you mutter to yourself as you walk away from the range.

It might have been raining a bit that day, or maybe the cold weather got to your bare skin. Either way you don't want to suffer the humiliation of missing multiple targets.

I mean heaven​ forbid that inaccuracy happens in the field...

Comparison of the Best Pistol Shooting Gloves




Hatch NS430 Specialist All-Weather Shooting/Duty Glove

Hatch NS430 Specialist All-Weather Shooting/Duty Glove

Best Overall

FREETOO Tactical Gloves

FREETOO Tactical Gloves Army Military Police Rubber Knuckle Outdoor Gloves for Men


HWI Gear- K9 Handlers

HWI Gear K-9 Handlers Gloves

Mechanix Wear Tactical M-Pact

Mechanix Wear - M-Pact Coyote Tactical Gloves (Medium, Brown)

What Are The Best Shooting Gloves When Using a Pistol?

Living the dangerous lifestyle our officers do, or even the casual weekend warrior, is difficult in itself. But when it comes to protecting the source of most of your activity when shooting, your hands, this is an area you don't want to cut corners or you might be a few degrees off.

In this article we're going to go through the 4 best shooting gloves for pistols that we've found to fit the needs of an active weekend warrior shooter or law enforcement lifestyle.

What Makes a Great Tactical/Shooting Glove?

When picking out the best shooting gloves for a pistol there are some things to consider more than picking out a generic pair of shooting gloves.

What's the Fit Like?

You don't want to fat finger a shot off when you reach for your gun, right? That's why when you're picking out the right glove for you you want to make sure it's a pretty snug fit throughout your hand. You don't want your hand to slide around in the glove more than necessary.

On the other hand, pun intended, you don't want a latex fit as that would take away from the weather protection. 

So find a good balance in the snug fit and weather protection.​

Specialist All Weather Shooting Gloves

Is it an All Weather Glove?

Just because it's a "tactical" glove doesn't mean that it's resistant to all elements. ​

Some gloves are strictly for grip and have little to no weatherproofing, so make sure you look at all the features of the glove to make sure it fits YOUR situation before picking out a generic one.

What's the Caliber of Your Pistol?

Don't get suckered into thinking that if you need a glove to handle the recoil of your gun that you're a weenie. Anyone who's ever shot anything more than a glock knows that after a clip or two that gun beats your hands up.

So it's wise to get a glove that can handle the recoil, and has padding in the right places to protect your hands when shooting multiple clips.

Quick Take: 
Our Top 3 Choices

In a hurry? Here's a snapshot of what's below:

Review of the Best Pistol Shooting Gloves

Below are out top picks when it comes to shooting gloves:

Hatch NS430 Specialist All-Weather Shooting/Duty Glove

As a shooter or law enforcer you're going to need to have a pair of gloves that can keep your hands warm even when they're clutched on the cold steel of your pistol. There would be no worse feeling than having that worst situation in your sites that means life or death for a family, and missing because your hands were shaking due to the cold.

The Specialist Neoprene Glove is our most popular duty glove. Designed specifically for all-weather gun use, this glove is an essential piece of equipment for all men and women of Law Enforcement and wild game hunters. The palm is made of Synsi-feel™ synthetic leather, which provides excellent grip and accurate feel.

For maximum grip, Toughtek™ non-slip patches are sewn onto the palm and all fingertips except the index finger, to facilitate the best possible trigger control. A Velcro® closure keeps it comfortably and firmly in place. The Specialist Neoprene Glove feels like a second skin, with unmatched flexibility, dexterity and grip.

FREETOO Tactical Gloves Army Military Police Rubber Knuckle Outdoor Gloves for Men


  • If you're looking for the best of the best in all around warmth and protection, then the FREETO Mens Tactical Gloves are a home run for sure! And with multiple layers of synthetic and durable materials, this glove will keep you warm as you go through the toughest of shooting experiences. From punching pavement to punching thugs this glove will take a beating and give it right back to the would be assailant!
  • Molded hard knuckle protects against extreme impact and abrasion injuries. Reinforced palm to absorb impact and vibration when you fall or have to catch something heavy. Anatomically design for an exceptional fit. Creating an exceptional fit with superior dexterity. Fits for tasks that require fine motor skills,such as Shooting, or driving. Material is lightweight and breathable so your hands stay comfortable in any environment. So it is also ideal choice for shooters and hunters. Nylon webbing design for a secure fit. With easy on and off flexibility.


  • The price might be a bit high for these gloves, especially since they run small. So if you don't know that they run small you could waste time (more money) trying to find the right size. So make sure you know you're size and how to order them.

Mechanix Wear - M-Pact Coyote Tactical Gloves (Medium, Brown)

Mechanix tactical gear was designed with the military in mind, so you can bet that anything they release to civilians is going to be top notch!

First of all the index finger impact guard is one of the best features about this glove. Because it's separate from the rest of the knuckles, the index finger moves freely, allowing easier access to the trigger guard without sacrificing protection. Also the thermal plastic rubber on the back of the glove will keep your hands safe from those empty shells coming out!

The palm padding on these gloves were designed to withstand M4 fire with limited hand fatigue after 3 consecutive clips. So you're certainly not going to walk away from the range shaking your wrist out after firing your pistol with one of these things on.

TrendenZ Men's Full Finger/Half Finger Light Assault Gloves Tactical Military Combat Army Shooting Gloves (Black, Armygreen)


  • With thickened pad on the back of hand, it can well protect your hands and provide the maximum tactility
  • Protecting your hands during tough situation is critical but especially when facing the Military Combat or Tactical Scenario
  • Made from high quality material which offers long lasting durability; More anti-slip material in the palm to protect hands in a better way
  • Flexible and responsive. Provides exceptional dexterity and flexibility when shooting, and for other tasks that require fine motor skills
  • Classic Black Half Tactical Gloves, L size, suitable for shooting, parkour, riding and tactical activities! (It's the Asian size, you better to choose one bigger size.)


  • None.

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