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3 years 49 weeks ago, 12:41 PM

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cold weather shooting

just got in from 2 hours of skeet shooting. 22* here in south carolina this afternoon..what i found out is I can't shoot this gloves on..no grip on the shotgun and also my fingertips go numb so there is no feel for the trigger...anybody else got any ideas on this besides the obvious..stay inside and watch Opra....

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 12:52 PM

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variety of shooting gloves, check them out here: http://www.botachtactical.com/hatprotglov.html These would likely be best for the shottie but I don't know how warm they are: http://www.botachtactical.com/hamutacexgrs.html

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:04 PM

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No help from me

I've always had the same problem. I hate cold weather, and don't do well in it at all. Never found any gloves that worked worth a damn - too thick and unwieldy or so thin that they weren't at all warm. Going after deer or elk, I just left the gloves on until I was ready to shoot, then stripped them off. I lost out on some shots when the animal suddenly came out of cover and crossed in front of me, because I couldn't get the gloves off quickly enough. I just kind of waved at them as they went out of sight.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:14 PM

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just move to Az, prob solved... It is 73 right now.

3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:29 PM

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thanks samD..but

the business is still for sale, so i guess i'll just go inside and watch Opra

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:52 PM

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the mossy oak are extremely warm,waterproof,good grip,not the best for trigger finger.The wool mittens with the Master Mechanic gloves on are my preferred hunting gloves,although the wool mittens catch thistles like crazy,when it comes time to shoot i fold them back and have a good grip with a good feel for the trigger.If it is really cold i use the hand warmer(toe really,because it's fits perfect into the palm of my hand),the warmer not only warms my hand but the gun too.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 2:07 PM

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I guess i'll take a ride to pro bass and see what they got..I got a DICK'S sporting goods around here too..No shotgun yet, i was told to wait for santa this year..been using a remington500 single but i want a O/U...hopefully santa has read his mail

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 4:36 PM

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help, but nothing beats going and sitting in the truck with the heater on till you can feel your fingers again!

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 5:15 PM

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Heres a thought,

modify the trigger guard to be removable or shave it all together, then gloves aren't as much of a problem.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 5:21 PM

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I've got a pair that are thin, warm and have excellent grip. They should be on sale soon at sporting good stores.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 6:24 AM

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and get a handwarmer tube to go around your waist? I have one for hunting and it's great

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 7:27 AM

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one thing i've noticed when i'm shooting in winter months is gun gets real cold, hand and trigger finger are rapped around the breach which is steel, and when your skeet shooting your hands are above your heart, were you have no blood flow. try to bring down your gun off your shoulder after shooting or just put your hands in your pocket when done. use the gloves you have, just cut off the trigger finger part.

3 years 45 weeks ago, 7:13 PM

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they have some mechanics gloves that have a leather palm and gripping side of fingers and they work pretty good also. just take your hand off the cold steel part of the gun as much as possible is my best method and like RyNos said drop your arms down and get the blood flowing. i have shot skeet in some pretty cold weather and then you just stay at it as long as you can and then see if opra is still on.

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 12:20 PM

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I've not had the problem myself but here in Bavaria it can get mighty cold on the feet of proffi horseback riding trainers in the winter standing in the riding halls instructing riders, so they use a battery power pack with a wire to a pad they slide down inside each boot. It works for hours, all day they say... Now IvanTank, if the pad's not too big and if you can turn it down low then these things might be perfect for you.

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