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Author Topic: Shooting Gloves for test firing  (Read 7175 times)

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Offline Steven Richardson

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Shooting Gloves for test firing
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:51:46 PM »
Hi all,
 
I wanted to ask what your sections are using for shooting gloves.  I noticed a couple of bulged cases in a .40S&W pistol I test fired this morning and got spooked.  I figured the double-feed malfunctions in the last two rounds fired were either due to an extractor failure or a chamber out of specification, and a visual inspection of the cartridge cases supported the latter.
 
I've done a little bit of research but most of what I'm finding are combat and competition gloves.  I normally wear gloves when I compete, but they're to keep sweat off of my guns and to prevent my guns from cutting me up...I'm looking for something to [better] protect my hands in case one of my guns at work decides to go kaboom...
 
Please give any insight you might have!!  Thanks in advance!
 
Note: The firearm I was test firing was not one that I would typically associate with questionable stability...but I acknowledge that I'm wet behind the ears  ;)
 

Offline Evan Thompson

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Re: Shooting Gloves for test firing
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 12:59:41 PM »
http://www.fullsource.com/memphis-9178nf/?size=2&gclid=cpmnnvcdv7ocfsu6qgodu2maxg
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Offline Laura Draga

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Re: Shooting Gloves for test firing
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 02:54:20 PM »
Was the FA in question a Sigma?
 
As for the gloves, we use Kevlar when we have doubts (usually revolvers). Do a search for "cut resistant" gloves, and you should gind a good variety.

Offline Steven Richardson

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Re: Shooting Gloves for test firing
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 03:48:02 PM »
The firearm was indeed a SW40VE.  I looked up recalls for the sigma series and only found the failure to fire bulletin.

Offline Laura Draga

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Re: Shooting Gloves for test firing
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 04:21:13 PM »
http://www.afte.org/forum/smf1/index.php?topic=8426.msg50270#msg50270
has some photos I took of a SD40VE chamber cast and fired test. I never did get back with S&W about it. Google "bulged cases" and you will find quite a few owners complaining. Interesting that it was the SW, not SD model. All of the complaints I saw centered around the SD.
 
On another note,I just noticed the mis-spelling in my previous post. Hopefully it will be easy for you to "find" a variety of gloves to suit your needs.

 

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