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    Thin Leather Pilot Style gloves??

    Anyone know where i could pick up a pair of the thin leather pilots style gloves? They used to be stocked in the store but its gone for a hop! Preferably an Irish Source!! Thanks in advance lads!!

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    Like nomex gloves?

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    If you want actual RAF or USAF issue gloves, you can get them from Transair. I've flown with the RAF Gloves and they are excellent, very good for fiddly switches and the like. They are a light grey colour. Either sell for about Stg 15 plus VAT.
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    Are you planning to use them for flying? Or for Tactics?

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    Nomex gloves are great for gunners etc, but the dye in the leather runs badly when wet.


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    Equestrian centres usually have a good supply of what you are looking for.
    Time for another break I think......

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    For shooting and tactics,I'm looking for something that won't affect grip and feel so the leather pilot style were recommended to me!

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    Tactics Nomex or Sealskin, shooting you won't be allowed wear them on the firing point during competition.

    If for range practises etc, pair of fingerless cheap leather do the job, usually can pick them up in Mi surplus places for a bout a fiver.

    Aldi and lIdle often do gloves for Cycling fishing etc that would meet your needs.

    Aldi currently have some in its WiGiG range.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Go Mechanix, they're a good make of glove and offer plenty of sensitivity.

    I use these:



    Had no problems wearing them on the range for competitions myself.

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    Had no problems wearing them on the range for competitions myself
    Shooting competition at all army level I was ordered by the referree to remove the gloves as I would have an unfair advantage over anyone else had the weather become cold..it did...and my gloves were not on issue and therefore should not have been worn. Second leg of the comptition...and we were winning..agenda?

    I went on to argue should I also remove my thermal underwear and socks which I doubted anyone else was wearing and certainly wasn't on issue.

    I lodged a complaint against the referree which my OC commanding shot down as he believed that the complaint would put the unit in a disadvantaged situation should we come in contact with smae referree again....

    I was informed the same night that I had been promoted to sergeant, obvioulsy my reward for not pushing the matter, but from that point on, my enthusiasm for fairness in open competition and faith in even my own CO was 'tarnished' to say the least.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanachie View Post
    Shooting competition at all army level I was ordered by the referree to remove the gloves as I would have an unfair advantage over anyone else had the weather become cold..it did...and my gloves were not on issue and therefore should not have been worn. Second leg of the comptition...and we were winning..agenda?

    I went on to argue should I also remove my thermal underwear and socks which I doubted anyone else was wearing and certainly wasn't on issue.

    I lodged a complaint against the referree which my OC commanding shot down as he believed that the complaint would put the unit in a disadvantaged situation should we come in contact with smae referree again....

    I was informed the same night that I had been promoted to sergeant, obvioulsy my reward for not pushing the matter, but from that point on, my enthusiasm for fairness in open competition and faith in even my own CO was 'tarnished' to say the least.
    Oh dear.

    That sort of stuff makes my blood boil.

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    the nomex style gloves are very good especially on summer days , the ones like swiftandsure recommend would be more to my liking as they offer a better trade between the robustness of leather and the feel of the nomex style ,
    the nomex style are not particularly thorn / gorse proof either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanachie View Post
    Shooting competition at all army level I was ordered by the referree to remove the gloves as I would have an unfair advantage over anyone else had the weather become cold..it did...and my gloves were not on issue and therefore should not have been worn. Second leg of the comptition...and we were winning..agenda?

    I went on to argue should I also remove my thermal underwear and socks which I doubted anyone else was wearing and certainly wasn't on issue.

    I lodged a complaint against the referree which my OC commanding shot down as he believed that the complaint would put the unit in a disadvantaged situation should we come in contact with smae referree again....

    I was informed the same night that I had been promoted to sergeant, obvioulsy my reward for not pushing the matter, but from that point on, my enthusiasm for fairness in open competition and faith in even my own CO was 'tarnished' to say the least.
    Your CO sounds pretty spineless. Most would do anything to gain the upper edge at competition. He must have been feathering his own nest for future promotion prospects.


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    I would not recommend Sealskinz when using weapons, they melt incredibly easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by concussion View Post
    I would not recommend Sealskinz when using weapons, they melt incredibly easy.
    They rip easily too.

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    Your CO sounds pretty spineless. Most would do anything to gain the upper edge at competition. He must have been feathering his own nest for future promotion prospects
    We had won at this point and it was an after event issue as I went at it formally in writing

    Total jellyfish well known to back down and let and NCO fry rather than face up to having to look after his own.

    Doubt if he'll ever get the pip and sword as age related issues that he wouldn't be old enough to retire if he held the rank.....sweet justice really.
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    Time for another break I think......

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