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...
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.
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.
Our Top 3 Choices
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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.
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.