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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by MaconCJ7 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:20 pm

I picked up a pair of WileyX CAG gloves for about $40. They've held up to a couple years of abuse so far. Some stitching has come out, but they've been abused pretty solidly. The MSRP is $122, so I don't see myself picking up another pair unless I find a good deal again. Mechanix work great as well. I typically have one or the other on or around me most of the time. For the price point, Mechanix are where it's at.

If you want to stretch fencing, I'd get some heavy duty gloves, but for light duty use, dexterity wins. I completely destroyed a pair of Mechanix in a day of setting up C-wire, but the heavy gloves issued for handling the spools didn't allow for the dexterity required to tie stacks together. Different tools for different jobs.
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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by 6shooter » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:11 am

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Anyone tried Mechanix gloves with the "4X' palm material? I'm assuming you give up some dexterity for extra durability. They've got em in the impact protection ones and regular ones.
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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by sgthammers » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:06 am

Hi all. Thought I would throw my 2 cents in here. As I was deployed as a gun truck platoon sergeant and an engineer HHC 1SG, I say for tactical gloves, go fire resistant. Nomex, Kevlar or leather. Mechanic gloves are great for moving shit around or working, but if you are in any situation that involves fire, DO NOT USE THEM! I have seen the aftermath of simple accidents resulting in synthetic gloves becoming a near permanent part of a Soldiers hands. It's not worth it. You get what you pay for in PPE.

Overseas, it was an art 15 offence (Army, at least) to roll outside the wire in non FR gloves. They take it that seriously.

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by HuntingBow96 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:58 am

Oakleys or mechanix?

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by slingstone » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:15 am

sgthammers wrote:Hi all. Thought I would throw my 2 cents in here. As I was deployed as a gun truck platoon sergeant and an engineer HHC 1SG, I say for tactical gloves, go fire resistant. Nomex, Kevlar or leather. Mechanic gloves are great for moving shit around or working, but if you are in any situation that involves fire, DO NOT USE THEM! I have seen the aftermath of simple accidents resulting in synthetic gloves becoming a near permanent part of a Soldiers hands. It's not worth it. You get what you pay for in PPE.

Overseas, it was an art 15 offence (Army, at least) to roll outside the wire in non FR gloves. They take it that seriously.

Get the gear for the job you are doing.
Depends on your unit, 1SG. I'm also an engineer and my units have not enforced any glove material restrictions like that. Not that it's a bad idea, of course, but it's not Army-wide. I wore the issued nomex/goatskin ones.

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by MaconCJ7 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:57 am

slingstone wrote: Depends on your unit, 1SG. I'm also an engineer and my units have not enforced any glove material restrictions like that. Not that it's a bad idea, of course, but it's not Army-wide. I wore the issued nomex/goatskin ones.

Nomex is fire retardant. Granted it's more for scientific purposes than safety, but it's fire retardant just the same.
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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by 50calray » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:21 pm

I've been rocking a pair of Oakley's for 3-4 years now and their still holding strong. But I only use them for shooting and mountain bike riding etc. If you're going to deal with situations that involves you getting near fire, then I wold consider a pair of Nomex.

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Post by slingstone » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:08 am

MaconCJ7 wrote:
slingstone wrote: Depends on your unit, 1SG. I'm also an engineer and my units have not enforced any glove material restrictions like that. Not that it's a bad idea, of course, but it's not Army-wide. I wore the issued nomex/goatskin ones.

Nomex is fire retardant. Granted it's more for scientific purposes than safety, but it's fire retardant just the same.
Oh I know. I used them because I can read and I like my skin. I mean that other guys wore lycra/spandex/nylon gloves without any formal disapproval from the command structure. We had to have full-finger gloves as part of our pre-combat checks, but as long as they were black/gray/green/brown, the style and material was the individual's discretion.

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by ThomasA » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:03 am

Oakley SI gloves are some serious hand socks. My Cpt. said he punched through a car window in Fallujah with the CF knuckles. I believe him. Im using a pair in Afghanistan right now and they are comfortable and tough as nails. Nice leather palm, high quality Velcro. And the lengths of the fingers are perfect. You know cheap gloves always have an extra long pinky or thumb. These don't.

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by Hokicake » Tue May 23, 2017 4:22 pm

oh oh oh oh I get mine from oakley standard issue. I loooove em

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by SteelWolf » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:19 pm

SKD Alpha FDT Gloves

Available in many colors and sizes, these gloves are awesome.

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Post by ROCK6 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:05 am

SteelWolf wrote:SKD Alpha FDT Gloves

Available in many colors and sizes, these gloves are awesome.

http://www.skdtac.com/PIG-Full-Dexterit ... ig.700.htm
For non-FR gloves, these have been the best I've used. For price, basic Mechanix gloves are hard to beat. I don't care for Nomex or FR gloves outside of SOP and operating in vehicles. I often travel with FR gloves and once out of the mobile fire boxes, I would switch to a protective glove with much better dexterity. I've used the SKD Pig gloves for a couple of classes and love them, but I still keep a few pair of Mechanix for jobs I know they'll likely get torn up doing.

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by voyaginator » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:45 am

Jwoad wrote:after 3 years..my old pair of mechanix have finally given up and died.
this is the pair I've been looking at. But am unsure on what I want
I also trust the Mechanix M-Pact Coyote https://goo.gl/FHELG7 use it a lot, excellent quality and price. Always, have 1 pair in truck, another in workshop, and work bag. You donna want to mess with your hands ! So once in a while, order in a 3-pack.

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by teotwaki » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:42 pm

I have Mechanix Fast-Fit and Mechanix original gloves for general wear. If worried about heat I have Outdoor Research Sabre gloves iwhich can be found for decent prices on Ebay: Shell is 70% nomex, 24% nylon, 6% spandex. Palm liner is 92% nomex, 5% kevlar, 3% antistat. Palm is fire resistant leather.

One feature I look for in a lot of these gloves is a loop or through-hole for hanging on a carabiner .

There are some really good deals on OR tactical gloves on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Researc ... ZNT1pGONjg

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by teotwaki » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:17 pm

I bought some of the OR Aerator gloves in sage. Very close fit in size large. Not tight but a closer fit compared to my Other OR gloves. Will have to see how they work in hot weather.
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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by Junglas » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:08 pm

I really like those surplus gloves too. Mechanix are great but the ones I get don’t last very long. Leather gloves are probably my fav

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by Junglas » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:10 pm

teotwaki wrote:I bought some of the OR Aerator gloves in sage. Very close fit in size large. Not tight but a closer fit compared to my Other OR gloves. Will have to see how they work in hot weather.

Oh dang didn’t know OR made these types of gloves thanks for the link

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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by flybynight » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:49 pm

So my take away on this is there is no one glove for all situations..
I keep a pair of mechanix gloves in my edc bag basically for shooting/ light duty work glove/ everyday light to medium duty PPE

I always have two pair of these in my truck for heavier work ( easy replacement if worn out and no tears when lost )
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Since I live in a four season region and with winter about to start I will soon be walking out the door wearing winter gloves and in the truck will always be my cold weather gear duffle bag which has insulated coveralls, scarves, sweater , snow boots and various other snow/ cold weather gear including three extra pairs of gloves light leather thinsulate lined. . Heavy wool fingerless gloves with a attached mitten cover for when it's really cold and heavy insulated leather work gloves for cold heavy use when tactile is not the prime consideration.
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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by moab » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:34 pm

I've got mechanix. and nicer voodoo tactical leather. But for slightly heavier leather gloves that can double as tactical gloves these are great. They look like shit in the picture. And they aren't actually black. They're a dark green. Which I prefer. Some oil and/or alcohol and they soften up nice. And for 14 bucks you can't beat it. It's worth a try. I've got two pairs. And they won't wear out anytime soon. Maybe never. The inside palm is doubled split leather. Unless I end up in a warzone or decide to hang some barbed wire.

I buy them in my size and a size larger so I can put wool inserts on inside.

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Post by JeeperCreeper » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:23 pm

ThomasA wrote:Oakley SI gloves are some serious hand socks. My Cpt. said he punched through a car window in Fallujah with the CF knuckles. I believe him. Im using a pair in Afghanistan right now and they are comfortable and tough as nails. Nice leather palm, high quality Velcro. And the lengths of the fingers are perfect. You know cheap gloves always have an extra long pinky or thumb. These don't.
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I hated my Oakley gloves. For punching shit, yeah they are probably really cool. But I just felt the fingers were cut weird and the stitching was lazy, no where near worth the $70 or whatever that I paid. I gave them to my recon buddy.

For motorcycles and shooting, I buy cheap mechanic's gloves... not even the xtreme mechanixxxx gloves. For knuckle protection, there are plenty of more affordable options that are much better. And I love Oakley so I'm not a hating hater.
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Post by henrikventzel » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:55 am

So I have also had several pairs of Mechanix and they have seldom disappointed me but you should really take in to consideration what you are going to use your tactical gloves for and also the weather conditions in which you are using them.
Like in the winter when it's really cold I use BLACKHAWK EXTREME COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS GLOVES and during summer it' either fingerless Mechanix or Mechanix Tactical M-pact Coyotei. Here you have a good overview of the different scenarios and options: https://tacticalsergeant.com/best-tactical-gloves/

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Post by teotwaki » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:12 am

henrikventzel wrote:So I have also had several pairs of Mechanix and they have seldom disappointed me but you should really take in to consideration what you are going to use your tactical gloves for and also the weather conditions in which you are using them.
Like in the winter when it's really cold I use BLACKHAWK EXTREME COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS GLOVES and during summer it' either fingerless Mechanix or Mechanix Tactical M-pact Coyotei. Here you have a good overview of the different scenarios and options: https://tacticalsergeant.com/best-tactical-gloves/

Thanks for the link! They overlooked one small detail: the carabiner loop

Mountain climbing taught me that gloves, water bottles and even spoons will disappear if not securely attached and the same goes for field operations. Recently I was moving through dense underbrush and somehow those devilish bushes unclipped the spring steel belt clip on my ESEE knife sheath and dropped it and the knife to the ground. Water bottles can fall and roll away and gusts of wind can blow a glove off a cliff so securely fastening such things is key.

If the gloves I buy don't have the loop on them I sew one in using paracord.

Commercial examples:
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Some gloves have a reinforced hole for clipping in.
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Cold weather gloves should have a loop sewn on the ring finger such that when the glove is hanging it does not fill with snow.
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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by tony d tiger » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 am

What's that first glove?
teotwaki wrote:
henrikventzel wrote:So I have also had several pairs of Mechanix and they have seldom disappointed me but you should really take in to consideration what you are going to use your tactical gloves for and also the weather conditions in which you are using them.
Like in the winter when it's really cold I use BLACKHAWK EXTREME COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS GLOVES and during summer it' either fingerless Mechanix or Mechanix Tactical M-pact Coyotei. Here you have a good overview of the different scenarios and options: https://tacticalsergeant.com/best-tactical-gloves/

Thanks for the link! They overlooked one small detail: the carabiner loop

Mountain climbing taught me that gloves, water bottles and even spoons will disappear if not securely attached and the same goes for field operations. Recently I was moving through dense underbrush and somehow those devilish bushes unclipped the spring steel belt clip on my ESEE knife sheath and dropped it and the knife to the ground. Water bottles can fall and roll away and gusts of wind can blow a glove off a cliff so securely fastening such things is key.

If the gloves I buy don't have the loop on them I sew one in using paracord.

Commercial examples:
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Some gloves have a reinforced hole for clipping in.
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Cold weather gloves should have a loop sewn on the ring finger such that when the glove is hanging it does not fill with snow.
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Re: Tactical gloves

Post by teotwaki » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:50 am

tony d tiger wrote:What's that first glove?

Here is a cool way to figure out some picture IDs

Right click on the image and use "Copy image location"

Paste the information into a blank word document, message, or search bar and examine the URL for clues:

https://i2.wp.com/www.gearassistant.com ... =300%2C300

https://i2.wp.com/www.gearassistant.com ... 2018/02/[b]Outdoor-Research-Splitter-work-gloves[/b].jpg?resize=300%2C300
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