I mentioned how my finger tip hurts at shooting sessions before. If I ever went to a decent training class and shot more than 200 rounds I'll have wished I wore gloves to protect that finger and any other spot on my hands that would make itself known on high round count days.
I already have nomex flight gloves. And like them. Heck, I had to swim a mile wearing those gloves. And boots. And flight suit. And helmet.
But are flight gloves little more than a stop gap? There are gloves specific to shooting, but if I'm not competing, just training and hitting the range, do I need to for that much specialty?
The specialty gloves look like they provide some padding for the palm and some specific finger reinforcement on selected fingers. The really fancy gloves will be different, with a separate configuration for the shooting hand and the support hand. Neat!
But do I need them? Them fancier gloves? Do they give me anything else that regular flight gloves can't? If I take a course with a round count about 500 or 1000 should I reconsider and get the fancies? (I normally go barehanded with the 200 round count range sessions.)
[update: flight gloves are probably fine, but get spares cuz they wear out in the field.]
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