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Milipol 17 – EMD / S&S Precision

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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Bretagne-based EMD has an awesome booth which showcases the products of their various vendors.

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Above you can see a manakin set up as a K9 handler wearing kit from a variety of manufacturers including S&S Precision.

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While the booth is awesome, something S&S Precision is exhibiting in it is very interesting. They have new handwear called WetWerx Maritime Assault Gloves. Like the name says, they are designed for use in wet environments and come is cold and warm models, with usage prescribed by air, rather than water temperature.

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The following construction is common to both models. The palm is Axe Suede making it very grippy in wet environments and incorporates keyhole thumb construction for improved articulation. The wrap-up index finger construction removes the seam off of your finger pad for better trigger feel. The other fingers use wrap-over construction for improved feel in the finger tips. This also makes it easier to pick things up. The trigger finger and the thumb edge (Gripmax thumb construction) are also conductive. Finally, they offer quick don and doff.

The differences come down to materials. Warm Maritime Assault Glove feature water repellant open mesh offering quick dry times. The Cold Maritime Assualt Glove is made 2mm Neoproene with wind resistant patches at the back of finger and hand. Its gasketed wrist seal prevents water flushing in order to keep your hand warmer.

Offered in standard handwear sizing in Grey. The Black colored Warm is a sample only. Available December 1st from www.sandsprecision.com.

Mechanix Wear Releases Specialty Vent and 0.5mm Tactical Gloves

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Valencia, California – November 9th, 2017 – Mechanix Wear introduces redesigned Specialty 0.5mm High-Dexterity Shooting Gloves and Specialty Vent Tactical Gloves to our extensive line of military, law enforcement and shooting sports hand protection. Both new tactical glove models are available in both all-black Covert and Coyote tan color options in sizes Small to XX-Large.

The Gen. 1 Specialty 0.5mm gives shooters the perfect blend of precision and protection in a lightweight, high-dexterity tactical glove. Anatomical flex-inserts at each trigger finger and ergonomic stitch darts create a precision fit that adheres to the contours of your hands.

When your body heat rises, TrekDry® performance fabric provides evaporative cooling to help keep your hands dry and comfortable when you train. The working side of the Specialty 0.5 features high-dexterity AX-Suede™ at 0.5mm thin to provide unmatched fit and feel in the field with 100% contact.

The Gen. 1 Specialty Vent gives shooters the perfect blend of precision and protection in a lightweight, fully ventilated tactical glove. The Specialty Vent is designed to counterbalance hot or humid conditions with evaporative cooling throughout the entire glove. The working side of the Specialty Vent features high-dexterity 0.6mm synthetic leather infused with touchscreen technology so you’re always connected in the field.

XTech Tactical Releases The Pistol Training Gloves

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Designed to teach the thumbs forward grip, XTech Tactical releases the PTG (Pistol Training Gloves)

Mesa, AZ- XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and their VP9 & P30 magazines and extensions announced today the release of their PTG (Pistol Training Gloves). The patent pending gloves use hook and loop to reinforce the “thumbs forward grip”.

Check out this quick video!

The Pistol Training Glove, or PTG from XTech Tactical teaches & reinforces the “thumbs forward” grip technique used by military, law enforcement, and professional shooters. With its grip interlock technology, the PTG’s hook and loop fasteners engage only when your hands are in the correct position.  The use of this training tool will develop habits and muscle memory that build shooting skills and confidence.

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The gloves are breathable, comfortable and made from high end materials. They come in a full range of sizes ranging from XS-L to meet almost any trainee’s needs. The gloves are fully ambidextrous and address a problem we can all relate to. When introducing a beginner pistol shooter to the thumbs forward grip it is often quickly forgotten. And without the instructor by the trainee’s side and prior to muscle memory being established, the trainee becomes unsure of themselves. Also, in a training environment when handling a live weapon for the first time the trainee often forgets the grip and the instructor is forced to correct them, which often requires physical contact. This can create a dangerous situation but at a minimum affects the confidence of the trainee. With the gloves, you will find the grip will no longer need to be a major focus of training and they assist in building confidence and a more enjoyable experience!

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The gloves are simple to use and are an excellent tool in your range bag no matter if you are a beginner, instructor, or just act as a 2nd Amendment Ambassador and introducing others to shooting pistols!

MSRP is $34.95. They can be purchased at www.xtechtactical.com. Dealer pricing, and special NRA instructor pricing is available. Dealer and Instructor inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com.

Velocity Systems Trigger Glove

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Velocity Systems Trigger Gloves have been redesigned to include connectivity panels on thumb and middle finger and are now being offered in black and coyote brown. The Trigger Gloves are a second skin fitting liner glove with abrasion resistant palm perfect for use as a liner, or dexterous light duty glove. They were designed to be used as a light weight and nimble shooting glove and are not intended for any other purpose.

Features:
-Palm made with premium Pittard WR100x for unparalleled grip and permanent water resistance. Maximizes weapon retention even in cold wet environments
-Merino Wool Blend
-Clean, No trigger seam on index finger
-No-Melt No-Drip fabrics and leather for use in combat environment
-Connectivity panel on thumb and middle finger, Not index finger for trigger feel
-Internal lash point to attach to ballistic vest
-Second Skin fit to reduce the potential incidental discharge of firearm
-Thumb wrap for wear out protection of the gloves thumb from weapon safety lever
-Imported

Size: XS-7 | S-8 | M-9 | L-10 | XL-11 | 2XL-12

Check out additional product details at www.velsyst.com/trigger-gloves

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Gloves

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Introducing the all new tactical glove line from FirstSpear, the advanced combat system for your hands! Currently available in three distinct styles, the Operator Inner Glove (OIG), Operator Outer Glove (OOG), and Operator Contact Glove (OCG). The entire line was designed three dimensionally to ensure an incredible fit with maximum dexterity featuring Pittards® world class leather known for improved breathability, low water uptake, and soft drying.

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The Operator Inner Glove (OIG) is constructed with a core spun merino wool blended with a touch of nylon and premium 100% Pittards® Digital Goatskin Palm. The OIG is the lightest and most tactile glove in the line up offering the most feedback for the user. The trigger finger of the OIG has an advanced patent pending design that will still give excellent transmission of trigger feel, magazine release and other key weapons functions. The OIG can work as a stand-alone capability or when higher durability and toughness is required it can be utilized in conjunction with the Operator Outer Glove (OOG). The advantages in OIG materials and construction is that these gloves almost feel like you are not wearing them and still allow thumb and index finger touch screen compatibility.

In order to achieve this amazing level of peak performance the OIG utilizes extremely light, thin materials which by their very nature will not stand up to extremely long periods of hard abuse and would not be an item you would expect to hand down to your kids like other FS equipment. These gloves should be expected to perform exceptionally well through a standard train up and deployment.

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Based upon a battlefield proven design that exposes the trigger finger and thumb for key weapon manipulations the Operator Outer Glove (OOG) is not your average “black leather glove”. The OOG is oversized to fit the OIG underneath for extended resilience and wear performance. Inherently Anti-bacterial odor suppression Goatskin construction with Cow Split palm patch for increased durability and reinforced button holes on the wrist for hooking them to your carabiner. No need to size up on the OOG (large inner glove fits inside large outer glove).  

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Last but not least the Operator Contact Glove (OCG) is a mid-weight contact glove designed for professional users operating in a wide variety of climates and conditions. The OCG will provide warmth in conditions down to 40F and protection from thermal transfer in conditions up to 160F, all the while extremely light in design and maintaining great dexterity. Materials selected for the OCG reflect the absolute state of the art for light weight, performance and function while maintaining exceptional durability. If a wide range of rugged locations is your potential Area of Operations or you see 3 or more seasons in the execution of your pursuits, consider the OCG for use as an advanced combat system for your hands.

The Hands On Glove Line incorporates materials from outside the USA that meet or exceed the quality and performance of available USA materials. Material and volume restrictions call for the commercial versions to be manufactured in Sri Lanka with a 100% BERRY compliant variant coming soon. 

I’ve tried them all and am impressed. The OOG is perfectly sized to fit over the inner gloves. Additionally, the TAA compliant gloves made in Sri Lanka are very high quality. In fact, some of the materials for this glove aren’t even available as Berry compliant yet.

www.first-spear.com

Marine South – Massif Locator Cold Weather Flight Glove

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Massif was exhibiting their Locator Cold Weather Flight Glove.

Not only is the glove made from Massif Battleshield X laminate fabric, but it also incorporates conductive goatskin leather, making it compatible with handheld devices. The Battleshield X is a stretchable fabric which offers FR, water and wind resistance as well as a fleece lining for comfort.  

www.massif.com/shop/accessories/locator-cold-weather-flight-glove

Mechanix Wear Adds Mark Rolfes from Pelican as Director of Global Sales

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

VALENCIA, California – March 6th, 2017 – Mechanix Wear Inc. today announced the addition of Mark Rolfes as the company’s Director of Global Sales. In this role, Mark will lead Mechanix Wear’s international sales team as it expands its renowned automotive, tactical and industrial glove lines into new markets and territories to reach new customers and grow the company’s global market share.

“Mechanix Wear is poised to expand its global handprint and we’re excited to have Mark lead the charge,” said Michael Hale, CEO of Mechanix Wear. “Mark’s expertise in our industry and his proven leadership skills will be great assets as he leads our Mechanix Wear sales team.”

Mark brings more than 25 years of strategic marketing and executive sales management experience to his new position. Previously, Mark served as Pelican Products’ Vice President of U.S. Sales where he built a track record of rapid sales growth and extensive business development. He led the sales team to record breaking profits each year he was with the company.

“As a brand and product, Mechanix Wear has become synonymous with innovation, safety and performance,” said Mark Rolfes. “I’m looking forward to building upon the company’s existing relationships, partnerships, and consumer base to make Mechanix Wear a global leader in the space.”

Prior to his career at Pelican, Mark served as a National Sales Manager for The Bata Footwear Company, a leading manufacturer of industrial and chemical protective footwear. At Bata Footwear, Mark worked in product development and secured accounts with major hardware and safety equipment suppliers, including W.W. Grainger and Home Depot among others in a variety of markets.

Mark is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University. He sits on the Board of the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.

www.mechanix.com

Patrol Incident Gear (PIG) Releases Full Dexterity Tactical Gloves ECHO gloves specifically designed for women shooters

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

We are excited to announce the arrival of the newest glove in our PIG lineup, the Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Echo Women’s Utility Glove!

This premium slip-on tactical glove offers the most popular features from the PIG glove line, with a superior high-dexterity fit that uses gender-specific patterns for Women.

Features:
-Touchscreen compatible forefinger and thumb
-Fold-over finger construction to eliminate fingertip discomfort
-Multi-piece palm for superior hand fit
-Single-layer palm for unequaled firearm grip
-Bar-tacked paracord pull loop
-Silicon print on the palm for enhanced grip on slippery surfaces
-Elastic wrist for quick don and doff sequence
-Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green & Carbon Grey

Designed as a lightweight “Utility” glove, if you use your tactical shooting gloves both on and off the range, the PIG FDT Echo Utility Glove is the best solution on the Women’s market for ease of use, durability and the tactile-dexterity you need to make your shot count!

Click here to check them out!