I'm looking for some "end users' feedback on these? I'm wondering about the sizing? I've read a bunch of different comments on that. I'm an XL so 10" across the palm in a Mechanix glove etc. Let me know if I'm G2G and any other advice? Thanks.

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I've worn size small Mechanix M-Pact gloves, and size small OR gloves, and size medium nitrile gloves. For me, the fit is pretty good, don't have any tightness in the gusset like I do with the Suppressors, and to a lesser extent the newest revision of the Aerators (the M-Pacts were a good fit, albeit slightly looser than I liked in the fingers); the finger tips were slightly long, but not a big deal.  The little silicone diamonds  don't really seem to do much, especially once you get dust on them, while some of the silicone side panels on the finger tips can actually hinder your ability to get a perfect grip on a pistol, as the finger tips will drag against each other and displace the material a bit (something I'll notice on the weak hand on a standard two-handed grip). They're decently ventilated. Tactility is pretty good, better than the Mechanix M-Pact. Durability seems pretty decent for their relatively light construction, as least for when I used them as a light work glove when I was in the VFD, although OR's Infinite Guarantee will take care of any issues.

Ultimately, I'm just not a big fan of synthetic palms, but I'm just really picky about gloves, and don't actually do anything for a living that requires them (my absolute favorites were the old style Firemarks; since like 2015 or 2016, OR changed the leather to be much thicker and durable, at the expense of tactility, while the old style ones were as tactile as the Aerators, despite having a true leather palm). I'm still using the new style Firemarks as work gloves (just building up and tearing down competition stages these days), while any shooting is done with the MGS Lightweight.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

 

老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水。


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I can't speak for the XL crowd such as yourself, but I've been using the Ironsights for a couple years now.  I am JUST NOW retiring my first pair, after a 6 month training pipeline of daily moving/shooting/communicating/etc. and another 18 months of at least weekly (versus daily) hard use.  I've been happy with them; my first pair were the regular ones - now I'm switching to the sensors.  We'll see how it goes.  I find the Ironsights to be a good balance between a general work glove and shooting glove.

In terms of size, I wear a L across the board with all my gloves, so in my experience they run true to size.  Again though, maybe the XL size bracket has nuances I'm not aware of.

--Dave

 

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I'm still using the new style Firemarks as work gloves (just building up and tearing down competition stages these days), while any shooting is done with the MGS Lightweight.

Have you by chance worn the VelSyst Trigger gloves?  I'm interested in how they compare... the MGS Lightweight look like a slightly more durable version of the Trigger.  I've gone through a series of gloves over the years, from the original Ironsight gloves, to the PIG Alpha, then the PIG Delta glove.  For pure pistol shooting dexterity, I like the Trigger, but they just do not hold up for very long.  The PIG Deltas are nice, but the grippy pieces tend to separate from the gloves, and they're a pain in the ass to don and doff quickly.  I'd love to find something that combines the best attributes of the Delta and Trigger.

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I'm still using the new style Firemarks as work gloves (just building up and tearing down competition stages these days), while any shooting is done with the MGS Lightweight.

Have you by chance worn the VelSyst Trigger gloves?  I'm interested in how they compare... the MGS Lightweight look like a slightly more durable version of the Trigger.  I've gone through a series of gloves over the years, from the original Ironsight gloves, to the PIG Alpha, then the PIG Delta glove.  For pure pistol shooting dexterity, I like the Trigger, but they just do not hold up for very long.  The PIG Deltas are nice, but the grippy pieces tend to separate from the gloves, and they're a pain in the ass to don and doff quickly.  I'd love to find something that combines the best attributes of the Delta and Trigger.

I have not, but the new versions are very much on my radar. Not sure when I'll actually get around to buying a pair, but they're one of the few gloves left I have any interest in.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

 

老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水。


Joined: 2008-07-16

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I have not, but the new versions are very much on my radar. Not sure when I'll actually get around to buying a pair, but they're one of the few gloves left I have any interest in.

All of my Trigger gloves are the V2... is that the version to which you're referring?  I just ordered a set of the MGS and Aerator from OR so I can do a side by side comparison.

I've found that I don't mind slightly bulkier gloves like the PIG offerings when shooting rifle, but when it comes to pistol I really prefer to go as thin as possible.

Joined: 2JAN2004

Location: South Florida

Casey posted:
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I have not, but the new versions are very much on my radar. Not sure when I'll actually get around to buying a pair, but they're one of the few gloves left I have any interest in.

All of my Trigger gloves are the V2... is that the version to which you're referring?  I just ordered a set of the MGS and Aerator from OR so I can do a side by side comparison.

I've found that I don't mind slightly bulkier gloves like the PIG offerings when shooting rifle, but when it comes to pistol I really prefer to go as thin as possible.

Yeah, the V2. And same on the handgun vs. rifle when it comes to gloves. The newer Firemarks are fine for rifle, but handgun is much more sensitive to tactility. I'd be very interested in hearing your thoughts when you get them.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

 

老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水。


Joined: 2008-07-16

So I finally received my gloves, fit and finish is excellent, I'm an XL in Mechanix, and wasn't too sure with OR, given there chart? however, an XL fits just fine. Overall, so far so good with the gloves, that said I've only have them for a week or so, more to follow. Thanks for the info, well done troops! Cheers 

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