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We go over this every winter so here it is again.  Do you train with your carry and defense guns in the winter?   For some of you it is not an issue but for many of us it is.  I have shot my carry gun in 15 degrees, and like at night every thing changes.

Do you wear gloves in the winter?

How does you carry method change in the winter?

Does your carry weapon change in the winter?

The above are question that you may need to address.  As for me the answer is sometimes yes to yes.

I am in Michigan and right now my yard is white and the tempt is 36.  I will not wear gloves in this warm of temps but it is not even winter yet.  I will then wear FootJoy Winter gloves for dress.  Not the best for warmth but they offer basic protection and provide a solid grip on my weapon and mags even after I drop then in the snow which I have done several times and will again.  When doing outdoor activities the gloves change and I have different ones for different jobs but all make it almost impossible to absolutely impossible to shot with them on.  So I have to train to rip my right hand glove off as fast as I can and fire bare handed.

Trigger feel and control changes when wearing gloves and you need to know that feel before you feel in the real deal.   One of my employees was fumbling trying to get his gloved trigger finger into the trigger guard and you guessed it, AD.  He was not happy and I was extremely displeased.  When JD ain't happy, nobody is happy.

I carry a Colt Defender 1911 but some times a Mustang Pony Plus II in the summer due  to the way I dress but come winter it is only the Defender.   My NAA mini revolver is also in my watch pocket no matter the season.  I have tried to shoot the NAA with gloves and can't do it so it will be for the "Travon Martin Get the fuck off me" incidents should they happen indoors.

I go to a shoulder rig under my bibs when ridding sleds mainly because I don't want to loose my weapon.  Yes, it will be a hard to get to it but it is there and I train on reaching it as fast as possible.

I train at night as much as I do in the day any season and hope to get a sub night to shoot this winter.   I learned a lot over the years and every thing they say about loss of dexterity and effectiveness based on the temperature is true.

If I have to go outside at night to and alarm in my gun shop I will have my 870 and not worry about gloves as I need to stop whatever is going on out there ASAP.   I have used my 870 with the dress gloves but not my other winter gloves as getting into the trigger guard is impossible.

The purpose of this post is to get you thinking about this topic and share thoughts and the things that work for you.



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Update  11/12/19 :   Had 17 degrees last night so tried the New Foot Joy Winter Gloves as they have changed the material and design.  Worked great.  Easy to grip my 1911 and no issue getting into the trigger guard.  No issue with mag changes.

Tried it with the NAF .22 mini revolver and not so successful.  Like I said before that is always in the watch pocket of my jeans so would I would inside if it was ever needed.

I highly recommend these gloves for winter dress.

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