LEO: You will notice that is not a real Browning Hi Power, but a Blue Gun trainer. Don't SWAT me, Bro!
Patriots: Your hands are fragile, and anyone who has ever punched another person in the head knows you do serious damage to your hand. You can badly bruise yourself at a minimum, you can split the skin across your knuckles (and if you do that with a punch to the Bad Guy's mouth/teeth, you could earn a deadly case of sepsis), and of course the worst case is you break the bones and take yourself out of the fight.
I have owned my Condor tactical gloves for about a year now, and I prefer them to every other brand I have tried. A hard "shell" protects your hand at the knuckles (not your punching surface). There is reinforced leather at vital points, and at key locations on the back of your fingers there are built-up padding wedges to help further absorb the energy coming your way in a fight.
I had always been a Hatch guy. I wore their tactical gloves for years, but they had no protections at all. They were simply leather gloves that fit well enough that I could still execute techniques.
I am no longer a Hatch guy for gloves. Don't get me wrong - Hatch makes a great product. I have ZERO complaints about my Hatch gear.
But in a violent environment that could become a CQB fight at any time, I prefer gloves with some protections built in for my hands. Whoever designed the Condor gloves knew what they were doing. There is protection where you need it, but not so much as to inhibit, and the fit is perfect. When I say perfect, I mean even better than my skin-thin Hatch set.
I recommend everyone find a good pair of tactical gloves and then buy a few pair. This is a consumable item, and in a world where re-supply may be a problem, you'll want back-ups. You can order Condor Nomex Tactical Gloves from IIIGear, here.
|Condor 163 Solo Go Bag (sling pack)|
Anyone who wants ANY Condor gear, surf the IIIGear site for our standard offerings, or surf the Condor site here. I can order anything you want, in any color scheme (I prefer OD for all my gear except gloves, which are black). Just let me know what item you see on their site that you want and I'll email you a price.
As with all IIIGear, you can find the same items online cheaper. Remember the entire reason we run IIIGear is to put a few bucks into the 527. So if you are shopping purely based on price, go to Amazon instead. ;)
I'll be placing the Condor order on Monday, so you have the weekend to get your order in for your IIIGear. Remember, all packs, vests, et cetera ship with a free III patch.