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    Glove recommendation for a new Maynard shooter

    I was hoping some Maynard shooters could make recommendations on the best glove to buy for a new Maynard shooter. I just picked mine up last weekend and need to find a glove. I'm not sure how thick the glove should be to provide adequate protection from heat without being so bulky that it hinders handling and reloading speed. Also if there are any other items you would recommend picking up I would definitely appreciate the advice. Have a great day!

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    I'd say shoot it a bit without a glove to get used to the gun, then assess if you really need one and if so, then you'll also know what you'd be looking for.
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    I myself have been wondering about going to the use of a glove for shooting smoothbore.

    The barrel gets so hot sometimes that it is a pain to shoot.
    Was planning to look at the rules first, but it looks like several people are using tig welding gloves.

    It would sure help the heat and blast to the fingers holding the gun the way I want to.
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    Glove for Maynard

    Quote Originally Posted by Rmccuin View Post
    I was hoping some Maynard shooters could make recommendations on the best glove to buy for a new Maynard shooter. I just picked mine up last weekend and need to find a glove. I'm not sure how thick the glove should be to provide adequate protection from heat without being so bulky that it hinders handling and reloading speed. Also if there are any other items you would recommend picking up I would definitely appreciate the advice. Have a great day!

    Respectfully,
    Ron McCuin
    I have been using leather gloves (deerskin or whatever I can find) from Lowes or Home Depot for many years. You don't need much padding and for a Maynard it definitely helps. I generally shoot with two gloves. Being right handed I cut the thumb and index finger off the right glove so I can handle caps and cartridges. The other one is left whole.
    Hope that helps. You'll love the Maynard!

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    Just looked at the rules, not seeing anything that covers it.

    Guess I plan to start using my Tig or Mig welding gloves. Not only protect the hand from heat but the fingers and wrist from burns.

    May just use the left hand glove for now so I keep the other hand to grab caps.
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    I am right handed and have been shooting a Maynard second model continuously since the mid-1980s. I look for solid leather work gloves with added palm protection and purchase a couple of pairs whenever I find them in the right size that slips on easily. I use only one glove on my left hand, but have done so with all black powder long arms for years. Two important plus reasons for me beyond heat protection: 1) recent arthritis development in left hand and 2) since the beginning I have found the extra weight of the heavy glove advantageous in stabilizing the light Maynard barrel. Opinions may vary... Bob

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    my recommendation....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rmccuin View Post
    I was hoping some Maynard shooters could make recommendations on the best glove to buy for a new Maynard shooter. I just picked mine up last weekend and need to find a glove. I'm not sure how thick the glove should be to provide adequate protection from heat without being so bulky that it hinders handling and reloading speed. Also if there are any other items you would recommend picking up I would definitely appreciate the advice. Have a great day!

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    I use mechanix gloves. Thick enough to offer some protection, but thin enough that I don?t fumble caps. I wear on both hands and don?t cut off the fingers. I got tired of jamming a cap wing under my nails.

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    Thank you all for your advice. I will head out this weekend and look for a glove that fits well based on your advice. I found a pair of leather palm Mechanix gloves that I think fit the bill on Lowe's website and are in stock locally. Bob Roberts, I see you shoot with the 10th Virginia. I had two Great, Great, Great Grandfathers that fought with the 10th Virginia in Company L. One died early in the war due to sickness and the other became a Corporal in the Company. It was nice to see the Regiment pop up in the forum.

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    I have been wearing regular weight lifting gloves for 30 years. They have an open mess back side and leather long enough it covers what touches the barrel.
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