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    Tactical Gloves

    Where is the best place to get a pair of tactical gloves and what would be a good brand/type?

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    What exactly you looking for? There's loads on the market
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    Prepare yourself for the neverending tale. The next pair of gloves are the best pair of gloves.
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    It really depends on the "tactical" situation you want to deal with. I have a lovely pair of leather padded gloves that are perfect for FIBUA but would not take any space in my kit for a yomp over the hills for that I prefer my sealskins.

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    There's not one pair of gloves that cover all situations. I'm trying to recall what I had when I was in. There was pros and cons to all and depended on the situation.

    I definitely had a pair of Oakleys for FIBUA/Tactics stuff, clambering through windows with rusty nails sticking out. Not good for keeping your hands warm or dry though.

    A waterproof pair of sealskins for when you knew you'd be getting wet. Not good for keeping your hands warm though.

    And a warm pair that while they were able to keep dry for the most part weren't great at dexterity and using your rifle.

    Think I also had an old pair of fingerless leather ones for when the mood took me.

    It's a delicate balance between warm/dry, protection and dexterity. You're unlikely to find a pair of gloves to cover all three.
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    Sounds like I need to get about 4 pairs so!

    Really, I'm looking for a pair that would suit FIBUA/tactics alright.

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    Mechanix or even a good pair of non luminous work gloves that you can get in builders providers..shipping for just a pair of gloves from the UK won't be cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col View Post
    Sounds like I need to get about 4 pairs so!

    Really, I'm looking for a pair that would suit FIBUA/tactics alright.
    Oakley's, while expensive are pretty good. I had a pair of the SI Assault gloves. But I think they've come out with some new ones recently that provide more dexterity.
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    British army Soldier 95 gloves. Goretex lining,soft supple and hard wearing. 20 years in, on my third pair.Swear by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    British army Soldier 95 gloves. Goretex lining,soft supple and hard wearing. 20 years in, on my third pair.Swear by them.
    Yep. Fantastic gloves
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