Virginia based Velocity Systems has a product called the “Trigger Glove,” designed to give shooters a secure grip, positive tactile trigger contact, and some protection against the elements while firing and handling their firearms. The Trigger Glove is not the first shooting glove on the market claiming these features, but it does appear to be a high quality glove that can meet the demanding requirements of professional shooters.
To even be considered, a glove must be able to snuggly fit the lines of the shooter’s hands so the grip and trigger pull feel as natural as possible. In addition, a glove must be made of material that will provide some protection against the cold and wet elements to be seriously considered. This combination of needs are often at odds with each other, and make producing an ideal shooting glove that much more difficult.
Shooting With Gloves
The use of a gloves when shooting has been a struggle for me, as it is for many officers living in an area of the country where the full effects of winter are felt. One of the fundamentals of shooting is to maintain a secure grip and consistent trigger pull. Adding a glove can dramatically change both of these fundamentals.
In harsh winter conditions the body loses heat rapidly from the extremities – including the hands. The need to protect the hands from exposure to the cold (or wet) is obvious. Unfortunately, that usually means wearing heavy gloves that are all but impossible to shoot with. Having a glove that can provide some protection from the elements, while fitting close enough to the hand to provide a familiar grip is essential. These gloves can be worn full-time, and even under heavier gloves, for full-time use and quick access when needed.
The Velocity Systems Trigger Glove uses a mixture of fine leather and wool for protection against the cold and wet, while tailoring the gloves fit to be like a second skin to the shooter. As designed, the Trigger Glove may provide the proper shooting grip necessary for repeatable accuracy, and provide at least short to moderate term protection from the cold and wet elements that can quickly eliminate an officer’s effectiveness in those conditions.
Velocity Systems Trigger Glove Features
The Velocity Systems Trigger Glove is designed to be a Second Skin fitting liner glove with abrasion resistant palm perfect for use as a liner, or dexterous light duty glove.
- Merino Wool Blend Outer for water resistance and comfort even in cold & wet environments
- Palm and fingers are 100% Pittards® WR100X Premium Leather
- No trigger side seam on index finger
- No-Melt / No-Drip Fabrics and Leather
- Second Skin Fit. (Size Up if loose fit desired, DO NOT size down for tight fit)
- Shell: 55% Rayon, 34% Wool, 11% Nylon
- Palm: 100% Leather
- Sizes: XS-7; S-8; M-9; L-10; XL-11, 2XL-12
- MSRP – $44.00.
The Velocity Systems Trigger Glove’s combination of Rayon, Wool and Nylon provides the stretch fit necessary for a snug fit, while giving the gloves warmth for weather exposure. Premium leather palms ensure a secure grip of firearms, even in wet conditions, and the trigger finger seams are designed not to interfere with trigger pull.
I have not had the opportunity to evaluate the Velocity Systems Trigger Glove, but they appear to be well made. Do any of you have experience with these gloves? What do you think of them?