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    Ok, I know there was a post before about cold weather gloves and it did not really answer anything. I work in WI in the nothern part where temps in the winter can get really really really cold and nasty.

    I am looking for a glove that I will be able to draw and use my sidearm if needed. Also a glove that is warm enough and water proof. Any help would be great on this topic. The other people in my department just use plain fleece gloves. I think they can sometimes be bulky and cumbersome.

    Thanks

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    I use a pair of the hatch kevlar palm gloves most of the time in the winter. I also carry a pair of Black hawk insulated duty gloves in my squad. If I know I'm going to be outside for a while directing traffic or chasing some loser around they come with me. I aslo carry a winter bag. Sucks to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without warmth and food. The handiest thing i carry in the winter in a set of googles. Hate walking into a driving snow without them.
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    • #3
      What is this 'cold weather' you speak of?

      Is that when it gets down around 50 degrees or so?
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      • #4
        If you find a glove that meets all of your requirements except for being waterproof, you can at least make it water resistant. The best product I've found to do this is near the bottom of this page, #316.
        http://www.fk1usa.com/products-consumer.htm

        In my experience, it blows ScotchGuard away. The company was started by a member of the Meguiar family that broke away from the car wax company over 40 years ago. They don't focus on the consumer market, so their products don't get a lot of attention in the retail market.

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        • #5
          I have had a pair of Damascus Sub-zero gloves for a few years now. I live in the mountains where temps are regularly well below freezing with a horrible wind factor. They do pretty well against the wet and cold and allow for decent dexterity. As for being able to shoot with them on they are an LE glove but they would definately be imparing, maybe someone else could chime in regarding that. If you go with that glove order 2 or 3 times larger than your would normally they are tight!!

          Hope that is at least mildly useful
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          • #6
            Ditto on the kevlar lined ones. They work well in the cold, although I also carry a thick pair of Gore-text also (the wind chill where I work gets down to -120* with an ambient temp of -50*)

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            • #7
              Last winter I became a big fan of the neoprene & spandex gloves that are becoming popular. They have standard & winter weights and I now prefer them over the dozen different leather gloves I've got.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by LA DEP View Post
                What is this 'cold weather' you speak of?

                Is that when it gets down around 50 degrees or so?
                60 degress for you west coasters

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                • #9
                  As dumb as it'll sound, wearing latex gloves under your duty gloves can help in a pinch if you don't have waterproof gloves. They'll keep you dry for a bit longer, keep the wind out and in the off chance you need to have them on, you already do.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Spears View Post
                    As dumb as it'll sound, wearing latex gloves under your duty gloves can help in a pinch if you don't have waterproof gloves. They'll keep you dry for a bit longer, keep the wind out and in the off chance you need to have them on, you already do.
                    True, but if the gloves freeze around your hand, you may be dry, but youre still cold.

                    Depending entirely on your weather, try to find some nice gore-tex gloves. If you can find some thinsulate lined gloves or similar that arent waterproof, a good heavy duty water proofer/polymer will work. Just be aware that it might wear off so youll need to make sure you keep an eye on it.

                    What it boils down to is that its gonna be hard to find some good winter gloves that are easy to shoot in.
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