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I have large hands and fat fingers with knuckles made larger by arthritis which take a beating with my six shooters. I bought a pair of half finger padded gloves but they don't cover enough of my finger/knuckle for the protection I need. I can't imagine that I am the only one with this problem - anyone got a solution?

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Buy the full finger version and cut them the lenght you want. 

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3 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:

Buy the full finger version and cut them the lenght you want. 

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The only prohibition is "modern shooting gloves."  Ski or work gloves would look goofy, IMO.

 

Just search Google image search for gauntlets or gloves with fringe or driving gloves..

 

A plain smooth leather pair would work too.

 

I would get an unlined pair, so they can stretch to accommodate your knuckles.

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I used a pair of soft leather driving gloves for a while. Protected from the hot barrels while shooting BP. 

 

Thry come in a variety of sizes to fit about everybody 

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2 hours ago, Charlie Harley, #14153 said:

I used a pair of soft leather driving gloves for a while. Protected from the hot barrels while shooting BP. 

 

Thry come in a variety of sizes to fit about everybody 

Did you cut the fingertips off? 

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11 hours ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

Did you cut the fingertips off? 

I cut the right hand fingertips off. For the left glove, fingers are what I needed most to protect from hot BP barrels. 

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I have lots of pairs of the old standard Brown Jersey gloves. they are cheap, give amazing impact cushioning and help cold arthritic hands stay warmer. You can cut them up and discard if unsatisfied with the results. And they are available lots of places, also more period correct looking than Driving or Golf gloves.

Imis

Edited by Imis Twohofon,SASS # 46646

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A number of our local shooters tape their trigger fingers.  They use either regular white athletic tape or the stretchy light brown stuff.  This practice started when a number of faster shooters managed to put their rifle triggers into, or through, their trigger fingers.  Some have switched to flat trigger or others that have been modified to stop "trigger bite".

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15 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

Find a pair of leather gloves that almost fit and soak them in warm water. Put them on to stretch them for a custom fit. Don't take them off until dry or almost dry. 

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https://www.sullivanglove.com/product/pro-biker-bike-racing-motorcycle-riding-gloves-xl-black/

 

If your going to spend the $$$$, get the best!  These are excellent quality and fit.

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15 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

Find a pair of leather gloves that almost fit and soak them in warm water. Put them on to stretch them for a custom fit. Don't take them off until dry or almost dry. 

That would depend on the look you are going for.  It could give them an aged look.

 

I have made my own "shoe stretch." It is basically alcohol and water. You would spray it on the inside of the gloves then put them on when wet.

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15 minutes ago, Hashknife Cowboy said:

https://www.sullivanglove.com/product/pro-biker-bike-racing-motorcycle-riding-gloves-xl-black/

 

If your going to spend the $$$$, get the best!  These are excellent quality and fit.

Love those! I made a pair. Unfortunately my fingers are now so knobby they don't fit. This was Cowboy recycling. I bought the grey (a vest) and purple (a skirt) on eBay. I didn't like them so I used them to make the vest and gloves to match a hat I already had.

 

Blue Sky Hat.jpg

Edited by Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217
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Thanks for all the input. I have a pair of gaunlets that I have never tried to wear while shooting but I'll give them a try. I think the knuckle bandaid will get a serious look too. Maybe, like Allie, if I get rid of the purple skirt it will help too.

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12 hours ago, Charlie Plasters, SASS#60943 said:

Maybe, if I get rid of the purple skirt it will help too.

If you wear the purple skirt nobody will notice your fat fingers!

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10 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

If you wear the purple skirt nobody will notice your fat fingers!

Excellent point! And since I still have such nice legs except for a few fat veins sticking out I might get me a date.

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remember too that medical conditions can play a role in what is allowed vs. all the youngsters playing this game

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On 5/9/2019 at 6:38 PM, Cheyenne Ranger, 48747L said:

remember too that medical conditions can play a role in what is allowed vs. all the youngsters playing this game

I have arthritis is both hands. I use Framers three finger gloves 

 with padded palms for IDPA and Steel Challenge but SASS frowns on that.

Edited by Duster Tom

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