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04-14-09, 03:39 PM
I am trying to find a glove that I could use while shooting. I want a thin glove. The only reason I want to shoot with a glove is because I have a Keltec .380 and it tries and flies out of my hand. I want to get more practice in shooting it but after about 12 shots my trigger finger and hand are half raw. with a glove I could get in a lot more shots and hopefully become a better aim with this gun. I have looked on the Galls web sight and found one pair that might work, but would like to find out from others what they have found to be the best.
04-14-09, 04:28 PM
do you have access to a shooting instructor that can see and critique how you shoot. I have a Keltec P3AT (.380auto); I know others that also own and shoot that weapon. One handed, two handed, off hand, etc: I have not known one of them to lose control of the weapon or have their hands hurt after firing less than 100 rounds. Something is happening that isn't normal, and I think someone needs to see what your doing to help you figure it out.
04-15-09, 02:12 PM
I don't fully loose control of the gun and it is a Keltec P3AT .380. The gun does try to fly up when it recoils. I don't have this problem with my 9mm glock or my .357 mag revolver. I think part of it is the small hand grip, that last finger can't hold on, My husband also has some trouble with the gun.
One of the guys I know, he is CCW instrutor and CSI told me that once I get used to shooting the gun I will like it but it will take some getting used to and a lot of practice. Another officer that I ride with at times recomended that I try using some shooting gloves, That way I can get more practice in on the gun. I did try some regular gloves but they were to thick, although this did help alot.
The last time I shot the pistol I did shoot closer then I had been, Before I tried to stay about 25 yards, I'm a bit stubborn, This last time I went from 6-10 yards, Hitting the target improved, I did discover that I was pulling of the target in anticipation of the recoil and so I am working on that.
Right now I don't really have a shooting instructor to go out with.
I have probably only put about 200 rounds through this pistol.
Hope this reply wasn't to confusing.
04-16-09, 12:25 PM
Yes, that weapon is not really designed to shoot that far out. :D I'm glad your doing better with it. Maybe get a pair of padded Mechanix gloves and cut off the trigger finger?
04-16-09, 03:30 PM
Cutting the trigger finger off isn't a great option, that is one of the fingers that get sore. The trigger isn't the easiest to pull.
04-16-09, 03:46 PM
Shooting gloves only help maintain a grip on the pistol. They're not designed to reduce felt recoil. On a pistol that small, the gloves will definitely need to be second-skin thin to avoid getting pinched or caught up in the moving portions of the pistol.
Most shooters that use gloves remove the trigger finger of the glove so they can feel the trigger. It's important to a knowledgeable shooter to be able to have tactile sensation in that finger so you can feel the trigger break.
If you're having problems with a sore hand or finger, the only solution is to shoot more and develop muscles and callouses that will overcome the soreness.
With a .380, you probably don't want to engage a target more than about 25 FEET, let alone trying 25 YARDS.
You definitely need the help of a qualified instructor. I would highly recommend checking the NRA website to find an instructor in your area. You will only engrain bad shooting habits if you don't have proper help.
Find A Local NRA Safety Course (http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/find.asp?Location=USANM&Type=BPistol)
04-20-09, 03:34 PM
The grip is the only thing I am worried about as far as the recoil goes. I would like to have a good grip on the pistol when it fires.
I hadn't thought about the tacticle issue of not wanting the finger in the glove, I guess because the trigger takes for ever to pull back you forget what you are doing.:eek: I figure I will shoot with the finger for a while tell I ret my sights down without any trouble and my finger toughens up.
At least I know its just not my loisy aiming at 25 yards, guess I will stick to 7-10 yard shots, If I get them down however I will have to see just how far back I can go for fun.
04-20-09, 06:01 PM
Go out and buy a pair of summer bike gloves. ;)