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A7 Defense “Gunfighter” Tactical Gloves – USAF Version

Monday, December 24th, 2018

A7 Defense “Gunfighter” tactical gloves. Lightweight (1.4 ounces), super high dexterity, super grip palms even when wet, comfortable, and with full touchscreen capability. They are also fully licensed by the United States Air Force, but you could probably guess that already.

SCUBAPRO Sunday – Gloves

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Having the right pair of gloves will make your life so much better when you are working in the water. Whether you are doing a two-hour dive in Norway or you are on a zodiac for a long-range OTB. The right pair of gloves will depend on what you are doing, for how long you are doing it, and the water temperature/ weather. If you need to use your hands a lot during a dive like pushing button on a Navigation board or be able to use your hand right after the dive, like climbing a ladder, shooting a gun. Your tolerance to cold will be the main factors to take into account when choosing the thickness of the gloves. The colder the water, the thicker you will need to go.

1-3mm: water between 60- 75 ° F (16-24 ° C)

5-7mm: water between 45-60° F (8-16 ° C)

Here are the two main things to think about when choosing a pair of gloves for military use.

• Freedom of movement with a minimum thickness that allows you the thermal comfort you will need.

• What is on the palm and fingers? A glove that can be used to grab and hold medal and plastic.

When you are trying them on try and grab stuff around the store.

Dive gloves come in a variety of thickness levels between 0.5mm and 7mm. A good pair of 1.5mm Tropical gloves that have a leather palm is a good start. Some Tactical gear companies are making gloves designed for being in a wet environment that are also good for diving. The WETWORX gloves from S&S Precision come in two styles. One is thinner for warmer water and one is a little thinker (2mm) for cold. I know they have put a lot of work into them and they are nice gloves. As more units get back into the water, I am hoping you can get more companies like S&S that will make gear for use in the water.  That said S&S makes all their stuff so it can be used in the water as they come from a water background. I like gloves that can hold on to medal like if you have to climb a caving ladder or hold onto a gun. Being able to hold plastic like a navigation board or buckles. Some gloves have small plastic beads that are not the best for working in the water. It is hard to find a good pair of thick dive gloves that meet the above requirements. If you have to be on a boat or mostly about the water you can get a pair of dive gloves that are a couple sizes bigger, then you usually would wear and put wool gloves on as a base layer. Wool even when wet, will still hold heat in and the dive gloves will help keep your hands warm and dry. You can also bring a thinner set of gloves like 1.5mm with you and change them out a couple of minutes before you hit the target. The other thing you can try with a thinker pair of gloves is putting a set of gardening gloves on over them.

When choosing the right glove, they should fit well enough to avoid water circulation inside as much as possible this will help keep the heat in also. They should not be so tight that it will cut off circulation to your hands. The thicker the gloves, the more insulated you have, but the tradeoff is less mobility. It will be difficult to manipulate the equipment and also to done and doff them. Choose the gloves that you think will protect you enough for the type of water in which you will perform most dives. If you are diving a semi-dry suit, choose gloves that don’t have a zipper or Velcro. It will make it easier to place the glove in the most sealed way possible between the inner and outer layers of the suit. You will want them to fit close to your wrist to reduce the bulge that can happen if there is too much material between your sleeves and gloves. If you don’t do this right just moving your hands will let water in.

The material the gloves are made of should align with your intended purpose.

• Kevlar: This material is known for its elasticity and strength. It increases the durability of gloves by avoiding premature deterioration.

• Neoprene: This is the most common type of material used for dive gloves because it’s flexible and mainly designed for use in the water.

• Dyneema: It is an ultra-abrasion resistant, strong material. It is suitable for working around piers and ship bottoms. Dyneema isn’t designed for warm, but it will protect your hands,

• Amara is synthetic leather that is usually used on the palm of a lot of dive gloves. It increases your grip. Most tropical dive gloves palms use Amara

Dive Gloves Maintenance Tips

Treat dive gloves like you treat anything you want to last. You should care for gloves like you do your wetsuit. They should soaked in fresh water after each dive. You want to force the salt out. Do not put them in the washing machine or use detergents to clean your wetsuits or gloves. Allow them to dry in a ventilated place until completely dry. Textile gloves, take longer to dry. Do not dry them in the sun, as with all neoprene it will cause it to age faster.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Multi Climate Glove

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Introducing the all new Multi Climate Glove (MCG) from FirstSpear. Built for maximum dexterity and tactile performance using an incredibly soft carbon infused goat skin palm that offers exceptional feedback with a digital texture for enhanced grip. The back of the MCG is built with a premium poly soft shell material that has a perfect amount of stretch with minimal weight making this glove feel like its not even there.

• Maximum Manipulation for Peak Performance Feel of Essential Weapon Controls
• Improved Breathability, Low Water Uptake, and Soft Drying
• Digital Texture Enhances Grip
• Strong and Technically Advanced, Remains Comfortable and Flexible
• Pittards Digital Goatskin Palm, with Premium Polyester Soft Shell back

Now shipping in black and coyote.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Cold Climate Glove

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Just in time for winter FirstSpear has announced the all new new Cold Climate Glove is now available for purchase.

As with all FirstSpear equipment this is simply not your average winter glove. Built with a keratin leather palm patch, Primaloft Gold insulation, and a waterproof breathable insert. Incredibly warm with excellent dexterity allowing basic trigger control.

Additionally, they removed the insulation from the upper half of the Trigger Finger to increase basic trigger manipulation and make it easier when using a Touch Screen. In fact, Touch Screen sensitive index fingers and adjustable wrist cuffs come standard on this premium cold climate glove from FirstSpear. Available and now shipping in sizes small – 2X.

Mechanix Wear Limited-Edition MultiCam FastFit 2 -Pack  

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Los Angeles, California – November 1st, 2018 –Mechanix Wear® and MultiCam® join forces to bring fans a unique pairing in time for the holiday season. The Limited-Edition Light vs. Dark 2-Pack includes 2 unique pairs of Mechanix Wear FastFit® gloves featuring MultiCam® Black & MultiCam Alpine camouflage.

Equip your hands with the touchscreen capable FastFit in MultiCam® Black and stay insulated this winter with the fleece-lined FastFit in MultiCam Alpine. The next generation of FastFit gloves feature refined stretch-elastic cuffs, strong nylon carrier loops for storage, and an unmatched anatomical design. This unique pairing in MultiCam® is in limited supply, so grab the set before they are gone.

(1) MultiCam Black FastFit

• MultiCam Black TrekDry® back of hand material.
• Stretch-elastic cuffs.
• Touchscreen capable synthetic leather.
• Nylon carrier loops for storage.
• Machine washable.

(1) MultiCam Alpine Insulated FastFit

• MultiCam Alpine TrekDry® back of hand material.
• Stretch-elastic cuffs.
• Comfortable fleece insulation.
• Nylon carrier loops for storage.
• Machine washable.

Mechanix Wear Releases OD Green Original, FastFit, and M-Pact Tactical Gloves

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Los Angeles, California – September 4th, 2018 – Mechanix Wear, Inc. introduces The Original®, FastFit® and newly designed M-Pact® in OD Green, expanding their line of tactical gloves for military and law enforcement professionals.

“Olive drab walks the line to provide the perfect shade between foliage and dark earth tones to conceal the wearer in temperate regions. We are excited to add this classic color-way to our expanding line of tactical hand protection,” Kenny Safford, Product Design Manager.

The Original redefined. Now equipped with touchscreen capable synthetic leather, nylon carrier loops for storage, and breathable TrekyDry® performance material to keep users cool and comfortable in the field.

Versatility is king. A new generation of FastFit tactical gloves are upon us. Take control with high-dexterity 0.6mm synthetic leather and stay connected with full touchscreen technology in the palm of your hands. The FastFit delivers an unmatched fit with TrekDry evaporative cooling material technology, and rugged carrier loops for storage in the field.

Make an M-Pact. The newly designed M-Pact® dissipates more blunt force impact energy than ever before with a newly designed Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) exo-skeleton that meets EN 13594 impact standard. The newly designed exo-skeleton features improved ergonomics for better overall dexterity and finger manipulation. Stay connected in the field with rugged 0.8mm synthetic leather infused with touchscreen technology and D3O® palm padding to reduce hand fatigue when you’re fully engaged.

“We are particularly excited about the newly designed M-Pact glove, which offers our users CE-rated impact protection against blunt force injuries,” Safford states.

The expansion of OD Green follows our continued pursuit to provide military, law enforcement, and shooting sports enthusiasts with effective hand protection solutions.

Learn more about Mechanix Wear Tactical gloves on

A7 Releases their new Instructor Tactical Gloves

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

A7 Defense & Aerospace introduces the all new A7 “INSTRUCTOR” gloves. A7’s Instructor gloves utilize the same platform as A7’s Gunfighter™ tactical gloves, yet are bright red to increase visibility for non verbal communication, signaling, and instruction. The bright red color allows the gloves to be easily seen from anywhere on the range and also allows an instructor to be easily identified.

A7 Instructor gloves are made from the highest quality materials available and are designed for high dexterity, extreme grip, comfort, and durability. A7 Instructor gloves are low profile with tops made of a breathable 4 way stretch material and palms and thumb cradle made of a proprietary silicone webbing that is extremely durable yet breathable, yet provides extreme grip even when wet.

-Bright red for visibility, signaling, and quick identification
-Breathable top made of 4 way stretch material for additional comfort and a custom fit
-Proprietary silicone webbing on the palms that provide a sure grip even when wet yet is breathable, durable and provides a high degree of dexterity.
-Reinforced thumb cradle for durability and positive control.
-Double stitching for added durability.
-Highly sensitive touch-screen capability on the index finger, middle finger, and thumb.
-Pull tabs for easy donning.
-Machine washable

Rampart Range Day 18 – Mechanixwear Introduces OD Green

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

By mid-summer, Mechanixwear will have their three most popular models, Original, Fast Fit and Impact in the new OD color.

Mechanixwear gloves are available through Rampart Corp.