gloves for shooting

Gloves for shooting

Some Guns wear shooting gloves and others don’t bother. But they’re certainly useful for stopping your fingers freezing in bitterly cold weather and for protecting your hands against hot barrels. In addition, if you’re clayshooting you’ll probably be looking for something different from your gloves than if you’re deer stalking.

There are several brands to choose from, with the most popular seeming to be Sealskinz and MacWets, although well-known sporting names such as Orvis, Farlows, Barbour, Purdey and Laksen all make gloves suitable for the field.

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Here’s what you need to look out for:

  • Good grip and gun handling
  • Flexibility
  • Warmth without being bulky
  • Quick drying
  • Trigger feel
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • A degree of water resistance

You’ll find all our articles covering shooting gloves here.

gloves for shooting

Which are the most popular gloves for shooting?

Some Guns wear shooting gloves, others don’t. But they’re certainly useful in very cold weather and for protecting your hands against hot barrels. We asked around to see what people use for the different disciplines, from airgunning, clayshooting, gameshooting and stalking … Patrick Galbraith, Editor of Shooting Times replied: “I’m…

gloves for airgunners

Gloves for airgunners – what’s suitable?

Q: I’m struggling to find a pair 
of gloves that are suitable for airgun shooting. Like many airgun shooters, I like to set my trigger fairly light and that can make for tricky shooting with gloved hands. Is there anything that combines warmth with good trigger feel? Camouflage and comfort…

SealSkinz shooting gloves

SealSkinz shooting gloves: I’ve worn the older version of these gloves for a couple of years now and, apart from not keeping my hands that warm, they’ve been excellent.

MacWet gloves

MacWet gloves are the ‘all grip, no slip’ technologically advanced gloves.

Sealskinz Shooting Gloves

Waterproof with a breathable membrane, these gloves also feature a supple leather palm for comfort and feel, with a removable trigger finger.

MacWet shooting gloves

The MacWet glove is just the thing for those cold and wet days. I don't usually like shooting in gloves, or wear fingerless ones, but these look like they cut the mustard.