Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Protecting your hands

We all know how expensive body armor is, starting about $250 for Level IIIA and climbing from there (and I don't care what you've heard from lefties claiming it can be had for $80 on the internet - that ain't so) but one thing that can and absolutely needs to be protected is your hands. You can't hold a rifle, much less shoot one if you're hands are damaged. Without the use of his hands, a fighter is no longer a fighter, he's a casualty and a liability to the rest of you. And I don't know about you, but I'm obsessive about protecting my trigger fingers and thumbs from injury.
Fortunately, Kevlar gloves are available online as well as at some auto repair stores for $25 and up. While they won't protect you from direct hits, they may make the difference when it comes to burns, knife cuts, and fragmentation from rock chips, ricochets and grenade frag.
They can be bought in plain fabric (auto repair), tactical style (police) and also leather/Kevlar (military) as well as different styles within those categories, allowing you to pick the type of glove you need to fit your purpose. If you require a gauntlet, you can buy it. If you require hard knuckle Kevlar gloves for close-in fighting, they're there. You name your game and there's a glove for you.
I could list several different different styles and prices but you can go to eBay and check them out in your spare time with prices, specs, styles and pictures. There's a large variety - go HERE  to see for yourself.
A tip: I'd stay away from the mechanic's gloves - they tend to be way too loose fitting for our purposes.