Best Shooting Gloves

For many of us, wearing gloves while shooting, might not seem a necessity. But once you try the best shooting gloves, you will see how much they maximize efficiency when handling a gun.

Shooting gloves also prevent the gun from slipping from your hand and the formation of blisters if you plan to do extended shooting. But not any glove will work for you. You have to choose the shooting gloves that fit you perfectly and which you feel comfortable wearing. They also have to efficiently protect your hands when you use your guns.

To make your search easier, we have selected five shooting gloves models, which are among the best on the market.

Best Shooting Gloves

Here is the list with our top five choices, mentioning not only their advantages but also their disadvantages.


PIG Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Alpha Gloves

Among the best gloves for shooting, we also include the PIG Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Alpha Gloves. The gloves are made from moisture wicking material that will keep your hands dry.

The manufacturer used a thin material for the trigger finger to the shooter can have a good grip on the trigger. But the sensitivity given by the thinner material is only on the trigger finger. The material for the other fingers is thicker, for better protection.

The gloves are made from a single layer of various materials, which makes them flexible, breathable and comfortable. The edge is made from Ballistic Nylon 1000D Padded Knuckles, doubled with padding, for extra impact protection. They also have a suede nose wipe, to prevent your nose from dripping in cold weather.

What We Liked

  • Lightweight
  • Good fit
  • Efficient hook closure
  • Great for tactical shooting

What We Did Not Like

  • On the top price range

Mechanix Wear – Original Covert Tactical Gloves

These shooting gloves cover the entire hand. The TrekDry technology, make them form-fitting and breathable, keeping your hands dry and comfortable. The gloves will not budge a millimeter thanks to the Thermal Plastic Rubber closure which is fitted with a hook and loop.

The Mechanix Wear gloves are sturdy, but at the same time, they allow enough freedom of movement for your hands to effectively handle the gun. They are made from a single layer of fabric, assuring the best flexibility and fit.

The structure is made from reinforced panels, placed in the areas where the gloves usually tear and wear. Thanks to these panels the gloves’ construction lasts for longer. The stitching is top quality and keeps the gloves together.

The gloves are easy to store in their nylon web loop and easy to maintain. Simply wash them in the washing machine to keep the hygienic and smelling fresh. The Mechanix Wear gloves also have an affordable price.

What We Liked

  • Offer top dexterity
  • Are breathable
  • Good price

What We Did Not Like

  • The Velcro strap is not strong enough
  • The material is thin and will not keep your hands warm in colder days

Hatch NS430 Specialist All-Weather Shooting/Duty Glove

Another option from our top gloves for shooting is the Hatch NS430. Your hands will be comfortable and warm thanks to the neoprene materials, but also flexible due to the synthetic leather on the palms. The leather allows ease of movement and does not compromise on sensitivity.

The gloves also feature Extreme-Grip patches sewn on the fingertips and the palm. The secure fit is provided by the hook and loop closure, which is very easy to use. This model comes in a wide size range, which means that it will be easy to find your size.

What We Liked

  • Flexible
  • Good fit
  • Many size options
  • Good grip

What We Did Not Like

  • The material makes the hands sweat

5.11 Tactical Station Grip Glove

This model also has a place among our best shooting gloves list. The gloves are perfectly secured on your hands with the Velcro strap enclosure, which is also a little elastic, ensuring comfort.

The fingers and palm are reinforced, making the gloves durable but also comfortable to wear and use. For extra protection, the manufacturer added padding the knuckles area and the four-way stretch back panel improves comfort while wearing the gloves.

What We Liked

  • Top hands protection
  • Many size options
  • Easy to wear and use
  • Abrasion-resistant

What We Did Not Like

  • Your hands might sweat
  • The fabric is quite thick

Beretta Men’s Mesh Half Finger Shooting Glove

This glove model is for those who do not feel comfortable with a full hand glove. The gloves are made from polyester, which is flexible and durable. The material used on the palm is textured to enhance gripping and prevent the firearm from slipping.

The manufacturer also used mesh materials to keep the hands dry and comfortable by letting the air circulate and enhance breathability.

The gloves are much easier to wear since the fingers are only half covered. Having your fingers free means you will pull the trigger better by being in direct contact with it.

On the downside, the gloves are too pricey, and the performance of these gloves cannot justify the high cost.

What We Liked

  • Breathable
  • Fingers are half covered which allows enhanced sensitivity
  • Comfortable
  • Sweating is kept at bay

What We Did Not Like

  • Too expensive
  • Limited size numbers

What are the best shooting gloves ?

All of the gloves presented above are a great option for anyone who wants to use them for shooting. Of course, you are free to look for another model if you want to, but there are some things you should keep in mind.

First of all, you should pay attention to the comfort they offer. Do you feel comfortable when wearing them? Can you move your fingers easily? You need flexibility to be able to pull that trigger so you might want to test them before making the purchase. Feeling comfortable means you will wear the gloves for a longer period, without causing strain on your hands.

Secondly, look at how much protection they offer. You do not want thick padding to hamper flexibility, but you need some in the knuckles area to protect them.

Thirdly, make sure you choose the right size for you. The gloves should fit perfectly, not too tight and not too lose.

Moreover, pay attention to the materials used. They must offer protection, make your hands feel comfortable, wick away moisture, allow you a good grip on the gun and let you move your fingers easily.

Although for some it is not very important, the design of the gloves also plays a role here. Gloves that have a pleasant design will make you feel better, especially if they have your favorite color. Also, you can choose gloves that cover your entire hand, half of it or only the palm.

Don’t forget to take into consideration your budget. Knowing what you can spend on shooting gloves will help you stay focused on certain options. Remember that expensive gloves are not necessarily better than affordable ones.

Avoid purchasing these gloves online, or if you do check if the manufacturer accepts product returns. It would be better to purchase them from a shop where you can also try them on and where a shop assistant can give you more information about them and answer your questions.