These little fingerless Gloves

#1
I have seen people wearing them on Tours and exercises everywhere and never understood why they are being worn in hot climates where your hands will sweat and in freezing cold climates where the issues would be better. It may be something to do with the padding on the knuckles or something but i dont really know. So arrse i ask you:

These little fingerless gloves, are they for walts or do they have a purpose in a soldiers world?
 
#3
Some say you need your fingers unhindered by gloves for weapon handling to be slick. Others, that even in warm climates, running around the bondoo, ducking and diving you'll get your hands trashed and gloved palms and knuckles are a bonus.

I agree with the latter as sand rock, splintered wood and broken glass will do you a bit of damage after a while. I don't wear fingerless gloves 'cos they make you look silly and figure that if you can't do weapon handling with gloves on you're a flid. But what the hell do I know? If Paras think fingerless gloves and rolled up sleves are the way to go, who am I to say that they are wrong?
 
#4
Rolled up sleeves makes sense but these gloves have just had me wondering for a while now. If its for the gay reason of not wanting to develop "Workers Hands" like the herberts who wear them at the gym they can bog off. But i will be reading into it some more.
 
#5
What about the lunatic you always get that just cut's the trigger finger off,usually a keen as Mustard new bloke or a Bad Ass leary member of RECCE Platoon...
 
#6
Well i agree with planty. If you cant operate your weapon system with the issue gloves on you are a Total Mong and need putting down! In some case i find having my left hand gloved makes weapon handling even easier. Not that i wear one glove but you know what i mean!
 
#8
I've seen civvies wearing them now out and about-wtf????????

Anyway, you can wear them if you want but everyone will really be thinking.....

 
#9
Well, I'm just a cadet (and an air cadet at that) as as such I know bugger all about soldiering (yes unlike some other cadets here I have enough sense to realise that), but I've always prefered fingerelss gloves when we do our little cadet exercises I find that fingerless golves make life easier when you've got to do fiddly jobs like writing down orders etc. In the depths of winter I swap them for some proper gloves, but most of the time they do fine.
 
#10
This is true you do know bugger all about soldiering. Cheers all the same. Im thinking what is the operational use of these things though. I'm inclined to think its a waltish habit.

Oh and Back Blast i may. Is he Anti Tanks?
 
#13
In reply to Bad Crow,he's in Mortars well he was,i think he's Bn Photographer now,quite a plump bloke,possibly seen around camp in as ish trainers and Combat 95's...
 
#14
Scabster_Mooch said:
Also, We were using the M16 rifle. The trigger guard was obviously no designed for people using full gloves.
Don't you think that's a little design oversight or an indication to stay off the pies so your stubby fat fingers can fit where they are designed to go, no matter what the weather?
 
#15
Scabster_Mooch said:
Well, we wear gloves for protection, from stones and thorns etc. Important for me as we do almost all out traning in the forests where most plants seem to have thorns.
Nice to know that your hands are subject to damage from thorns and stones but your fingers ar immune.
 

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#16
Scabster_Mooch said:
Well, we wear gloves for protection, from stones and thorns etc. Important for me as we do almost all out traning in the forests where most plants seem to have thorns. However, because I am from a tropical country, full gloves would be too warm. Also, We were using the M16 rifle. The trigger guard was obviously no designed for people using full gloves.
Not fully trained on the M16 series then ?
 
#17
:oops: have a pair of these floating about. Was introduced to the concept of using them on jungle induction course after sliding down a hill and grabbing what looked like a furry branch, but was actually a spiny branch from a belizean b*stard tree 8O

Took to them on exercise as after a few days in the field, off come gloves, bit of vaseline intensive care and my hands stopped looking like a hand double for Mr Hyde.

However, they do look very gay, but I'm secure in my masculinity.... i think ( :? )

However, always wore them with sleeves rolled down, shirt top button done up and hat with string under chin, wait a while is a very good teacher, and seeing brits on a grand prix with rolled up sleeves having gone through dol dol/mpala farm bush reinforces.

gloves with sleeves up is a step away from a chorus line with a red indian and a cop

(and next week i'll be hosting "changing bashas", the show that puts a new spin on shell scrape interior decorating, showing how a collage of thrown away biscuit fruit wrappers can create a feeling of space, recycle & reduce the CQs gash bags while diminishing thermal signature)
 
#18
I will confess, I own a pair of fingerless gloves, however they have proved themselves worth while. In the middle of the summer in the sandpit the temperature of the metal on armour gets bloody hot and it makes life slightly more bearable climbing about. Plus the padding stops you scraping and gashing your hands open on just about everything you can find, but gloves and rolled up sleaves is a bit strange, sleeves stop you burning and gloves protect your hands, simple.
 
#19
What type of fingerless glove are we talking about, the wooly type or like leather cycling gloves type? A good close fitting pair of neoprene gloves allow you just as much use of your figners id say. I got a pair of said neoprene gloves, they have kangaroo leather palms and leather pads on the finger tips, the leathers tought nough to withstand a bashing, but thin enough to allow you the sensation of touch in your fingers.
 

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#20
307 said:
What type of fingerless glove are we talking about, the wooly type or like leather cycling gloves type? A good close fitting pair of neoprene gloves allow you just as much use of your figners id say. I got a pair of said neoprene gloves, they have kangaroo leather palms and leather pads on the finger tips, the leathers tought nough to withstand a bashing, but thin enough to allow you the sensation of touch in your fingers.
Thanks 307, you have a way with words - that was a truly beautiful description !




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