Shooting glove options...

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  1. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    I'm looking for another shooting glove - I'm finding with the springer that I'm wearing them out in a few months.
    I had one of Greg Hensmans gloves, but it's falling to bits now after about 6 months use.

    I don't think it's a reflection on Greg's gloves, it's just that with a springer for every shot it's sliding along the palm of the glove and the friction wears it out quickly.

    So ideally I want a shooting glove that doesn't have much grip on the palm and the inner part of the thumb.

    I'm not sure if such a thing exists - any ideas?
     
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    I had an Anshutz glove that lasted 3 months, may be worth having a chat with Greg, see if he can get a one off?
     
  3. Brian.Samson

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    Cheers K

    yeah I'm just looking at it now, the rest of the glove is fine, but the palm and the inner thumb part are warn and cracked. That's the part that gets all the use with the springer rubbing against it.

    I think I might be able to unpick the stitching on that part and maybe get a thick leather patch put in it's place.

    Anyone got one of those Kurt Thune hard plastic gloves? What are they like?
     
  4. dave croucher

    dave croucher ÃŒch bin ein Meister Man

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    Cracking gloves! Ive had one for a few yrs now no wear on the plastic, stitching on the lining starting to wear but its prbaly cos im using a size too small doh!
    Mind you im a pcp shooter
    Ps i went for fingerless as felt full fingered one was insensitive on sidewheel,just my opinion tho
     
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    Have you tried Marigolds, Brian! :D
     
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    are these shooting gloves quite expensive, if so then surely you can ask for a replacement from the seller due to them not being fit for purpose after all they are meant to be worn on the hand while shooting,
    balancing cost for time used dont sound very good quality.
     
  7. Brian.Samson

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    Lol, nah I don't think that's very fair at all... they're not designed to be everlasting and I do shoot quite alot ;)

    Putting it into context.. If I bought some new tyres for my car, then did 30,000 miles in 6 months I probably wouldn't be taking them back to the garage to say they've worn out :D
     
  8. Brian.Samson

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    Only for kinky sex.. do they work for shooting too?
     
  9. dusty57

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    shooting glove options

    just to give you another option check on flebay for falconry gloves ,some of our club members have been using them for years ,very thick hard wearing leather and not such gorblimy colours,and there cheaper .:D
     
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    Can't speak for the latter mate! :D
     
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    Costco do some nice leather work gloves, Wells Lamont, Pre curved palm they fit the hand nice and wear quite well

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    ATB

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  12. Brian.Samson

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    They look alright..

    I don't have a Costco card, but I'll have a look on eBay, thanks for the tip.

    I'll also have a look for some Falconry gloves too.. I wonder if I could train a Kestrel to knock targets over for me? - Don't think there's a rule against it :D
     
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    quote: Putting it into context.. If I bought some new tyres for my car, then did 30,000 miles in 6 months I probably wouldn't be taking them back to the garage to say they've worn out :D[/QUOTE]

    LoL never tried doing 300.000 miles with a pair of gloves.

    seriously tough is this a common problem with shooting gloves or just for you.
     
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    Speak to our Andy, he'll lend you "our Kes"
     
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    With a PCP a glove would last me about a year. It didn't wear out, it just got to the point where washing it still didn't get rid of the smell :D

    With a springer I get about 6 months before the palm and inner thumb section wear down and the rubber starts to crack. We're probably talking about 13,000 shots though I guess - about a tin a week, more during the summer months when there's more light to practice by.
     
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    falconry glove

    back in the late 80s 10m gloves had a Velcro wrist strap which helped to lock the wrist for standers but this is no longer allowed , but with a falconry glove,because they are cheaper not a problem to modify with a lace,pop studs or Velcro strap to the older spec and help lock the wrist,and as they say every little helps with standers
     
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    Remind me not to ever sell you anything;)
     
  18. Brian.Samson

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    Not a reflection on your gloves at all Greg, it's a nice glove and a good price.. I just eat through gloves with the springer.

    Although saying that.. your gloves do have a velcro strap around the wrist to give extra support for standers and I'm still shıt at them... I think I may have a defective glove, it can't possibly be me :D
     
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    that wont be a problem, I will never ask YOU for anything.
     
  20. DEAN C.

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    Brian,
    I have a brand new pair of these Costco gloves in Medium in the draw at home but they are Med/large really if you wanted to try them out. No padding but they are made from quite thick cowhide.

    I have a few pairs of these for working in. I keep a set in the car and Land Rover as they are so comfy.
    Yes I have a Costco card!:D
     

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