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Basic shooting glove for large hands?

Messages posted to thread:
limbwalker 18-Sep-22
George Vernon 18-Sep-22
Rick Barbee 18-Sep-22
Jed Gitchel 18-Sep-22
Thumper 18-Sep-22
JLBSparks 18-Sep-22
fdp 18-Sep-22
grizz 18-Sep-22
Silverhead 18-Sep-22
Thumper 18-Sep-22
Phil Magistro 18-Sep-22
Thumper 18-Sep-22
grizz 18-Sep-22
Rick Barbee 18-Sep-22
Harmless 18-Sep-22
Jim 18-Sep-22
Wudstix 18-Sep-22
Wudstix 18-Sep-22
limbwalker 18-Sep-22
limbwalker 18-Sep-22
Frisky 18-Sep-22
limbwalker 18-Sep-22
Corax_latrans 18-Sep-22
Bigdog 21 19-Sep-22
bowhunt 19-Sep-22
Corax_latrans 19-Sep-22
nocking point 19-Sep-22
Wayne Hess 19-Sep-22
Wudstix 19-Sep-22
limbwalker 19-Sep-22
limbwalker 05-Oct-22
Wayne Hess 05-Oct-22
limbwalker 05-Oct-22
Stickshooter 05-Oct-22
Aeronut 05-Oct-22
stickhunter 06-Oct-22
Dad 06-Oct-22
JimG 06-Oct-22
limbwalker 06-Oct-22
JimG 06-Oct-22
limbwalker 06-Oct-22
Frisky 06-Oct-22
From: limbwalker
Date: 18-Sep-22




I'm finding it harder and harder to find a good quality glove that will fit my very large hands. For many years, I shot an Allen basic leather glove but I can't seem to find them anymore. Lately I've used a buffalo hide glove with the nylon stalls, but my fingers are asking for more protection these days, so I want to go back to a good thick leather glove. I ordered an X-Large basic glove from Three Rivers the other day and I paid $28 (with shipping) for a glove that should have cost me about $7-8 tops. Thin leather and it took me quite a while to stretch the finger stalls enough to just get my fingers in them. Does anyone make a legitimate X-Large glove of good quality anymore? Thanks!

From: George Vernon Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Sep-22




American Leathers makes several ‘standard’ sizes that may fit. I’d call them and discuss your actual hand size. If one of their standard sizes won’t work, they will make you a custom glove that will at no extra charge. John and Lori are great folks to work with.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 18-Sep-22




When I was still using a glove, the American Leathers gloves were (by far) the best I ever used.

Rick

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 18-Sep-22




Bear paw classic

From: Thumper Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Sep-22




Learning a tab will be the best thing you could do. Sure would save you a lot of grief from here on out.

Otherwise, call American Leathers as was mentioned and send them some measurements. Take advantage of still having a good American company that you can deal with directly. They will fix you up with a glove that fits, and with whatever level of protection that you need. Won't be the cheapest, but nothing good ever is.

......except a tab anyway ;)

From: JLBSparks
Date: 18-Sep-22




I had a Howard Hill glove that I crammed some deep well sockets into the stalls for a few days. Helped a little.

-Joe

From: fdp
Date: 18-Sep-22




Limbwalker kinda' sorta' knows about tabs...

From: grizz
Date: 18-Sep-22




Bearpaw Speed glove, Classic, summer glove and Black glove all fit me well and I have XLarge hands. I’m using the Speed glove this year and like it quite well.

And, not everyone likes tabs but like fdp said, I’m sure limbwalker has used one or two.

From: Silverhead
Date: 18-Sep-22




I had good luck with Big Jim archery..I bought their XL.. I have stretched them to fit and am happy with the results

From: Thumper Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Sep-22




I don't know Limbwalker or what he shoots.

Soldier on, fearless keyboard warriors!

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 18-Sep-22




Thumper, Limbwalker (John Magera) was a member of the 2004 US Olympic archery team.

From: Thumper Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Sep-22




Alright, I'll make a note of it.

Thanks for clearing that up.

And thanks for nothing to all the other smartasses.

From: grizz
Date: 18-Sep-22




I still don’t like tabs no matter how much you flatter me.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 18-Sep-22




Thumper didn't know. No harm, no foul.

I have to admit - it did make me giggle a little bit. :-D

Rick

From: Harmless
Date: 18-Sep-22




American Leather, hands down the best!

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Sep-22




American Leathers Crossover Glove

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Sep-22




American Leather, just send a hand tracing and they'll make the perfect glove for you. I have a couple, still hunt with a tab though.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Sep-22




Probably the last glove you'll buy.

From: limbwalker
Date: 18-Sep-22




Thanks for the tips everyone. Never heard of American Leathers but I will look them up.

From: limbwalker
Date: 18-Sep-22




Thumper, don't feel bad. I appreciate your response and I use tabs for a lot of applications - just not my hunting bows or target barebows, as tabs lead to a lot of blood on my face and nose and I don't care for that. I won the 2015 US Outdoor Nationals, National Clout and US Open events with a glove (over John Demmer and Rick Stonebraker) so I figured that was good enough. :D

Also Thumper, you have adopted the screen name of a long-time friend of mine who helped introduce me to "good" traditional bows all the way back in the early 90's - Chris Flinn of the Houston area. So I have to admit when I saw the "Thumper" screen name, it took me back a bit.

From: Frisky
Date: 18-Sep-22




Limbwalker- Go to the Black Widow website and purchase their Stick-Tite glove. It's $26 and shipping. In stock. Years ago, I bought one in size small. The stalls were huge! Easily size extra large in an old Bear Master glove! I had to send it back, something I never do. I told them they must have sent an extra large by mistake, and they said they didn't think so. I can't imagine how big the size large would be, lol! Anyway, the quality was sky high. I shoot with a deep hook and liked the deep stalls. You might want to call them and ask about sizing. I also remember the leather was thick.

Joe

From: limbwalker
Date: 18-Sep-22




Thanks Joe.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 18-Sep-22




Until I noticed that it was as limbwalker’s post, I was ready to recommend a pair of buckskin work gloves; cut off the thumbs and pinkies and you can get 2 ambidextrous shooting gloves out of the deal. ;)

From: Bigdog 21
Date: 19-Sep-22




Another vote for black widow gloves

From: bowhunt
Date: 19-Sep-22




Problem with gloves if you have extra large hands and digits is you get the biggest one and its still too small.Who wants to order a bunch of gloves pay for them plus shipping and possibly not get a good fit.The send back thing sucks as well if they dont fit!

It might be like Shaqille O'Neal ordering an extra extra large pair of shoes and thier still 8 sizes too small.

American leathers does make excellant gloves of the highest quality with a few models to choose from.I would get a tight tracing of my fingers and send it to them for a custom fit.Those gloves will last a long long time as well!Thier more expensive but worth it.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 19-Sep-22




Bit again, it’s limbwalker, so he’s probably accustomed to paying the cost for quality stuff. I think he was just disappointed with what he received.

Of course, “thick” is a relative/subjective term. I have an old Hill glove, that’s like shooting with casts on my fingertips! Maybe if my bows were #80 and up, the glove would be perfect….

From: nocking point Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Sep-22




Partial to Bateman cordovan

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 19-Sep-22




Ok Frisky, the stick -Tite glove and Stick-Tite Super glove have longer finger stalls than the American Leather glove, for a deeper hook, the Super glove has more finger protection, if that’s what you need limbwalker , From Black Widow, very great glove for the dollar.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Sep-22




AL will also customize the model they do have standard. Personally, I got a kangaroo crossover with a layer of Buffalo instead of plastic. Really impressed with my 65-70# bows.

From: limbwalker
Date: 19-Sep-22




Bowhunt, I did just that the other day - ordered an XL and couldn't fit my fingers in the stalls, so back it went.

I looked at the American Leathers gloves. I've seen those before bust just didn't put 2+2 together. I'll give them a call.

Bubba Bateman is another one I should probably reach out to. If he can't make me a glove that fits, nobody can.

From: limbwalker
Date: 05-Oct-22




I wanted to update this thread.

I managed to find the glove I used for many years - the "plain" old NEET glove, on their website. Not sure why I didn't look there first. The NEET X-Large is a legitimate X-Large and fits my big paws perfectly. Best thing is the shipping was free so I got it in 4 days for just $18. I'll order a spare or two just to have around now. Sometimes it's nice to get back to the basics. I started using these gloves in the 80's.

https://www.neet.com/products/Shooting-Glove-p306642083

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 05-Oct-22




Good you finally got what suites YOU, enjoy

From: limbwalker
Date: 05-Oct-22




Thanks. It was like finding an old friend all over again. Cheap enough to have one in every pack too.

From: Stickshooter Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Oct-22

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This was by far the best glove I've ever used. Unfortunately, it was lost at a shoot and is no longer made. I believe thru John Shultz's son James - American Leathers?

From: Aeronut
Date: 05-Oct-22




I have used Damascus gloves for many years. 3 Rivers sells them and lists X-Large in their size selection. $18

From: stickhunter
Date: 06-Oct-22




I switched to the October mountain glove when Bearpaw started using cheap Velcro. They are a great glove if you prefer a thinner glove. A tad snug when you first start but loosens right up.

From: Dad
Date: 06-Oct-22




Black widow slick stick shooting glove. Is what I use

From: JimG
Date: 06-Oct-22




https://www.neet.com/products/Shooting-Glove-p306642083

It's all you will ever need or want. It comes in XS to XL. Affordable, durable, traditional, and made in the USA.

From: limbwalker
Date: 06-Oct-22




JimG, that's literally what I just said I bought. LOL

Does anyone read any of the posts above theirs anymore? ha, ha.

From: JimG
Date: 06-Oct-22




Sorry I missed the post on the Neet glove.

From: limbwalker
Date: 06-Oct-22




No worries. I do it too sometimes. Bad habit.

From: Frisky
Date: 06-Oct-22




That Neet glove is what I use. A great glove! The Stick-Tite, from Black Widow, is a better glove, but only if you have giant fingers!

Joe





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