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MedicWithAMouth
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Hey guys, this is my first post here. I've been lurking for the past. Purple months, and thoroughly enjoyed the community here. I'm pretty new to hunting, but shot bows in 4-H and JOAD when I was in high school.

I'm just wondering what all y'all like for a glove when you're hunting dangerous game, and still want to have quick access and good trigger control should something go apocalyptically wrong and you have to draw your side arm. (Assuming you hunt with a sidearm.... If not, or if you use a tab, I'd still be interested in hearing what gear you use.)

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Sam McMichael
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I hunt with a tab exclusively, so it is no problem to quickly flip it around and pull the pistol. I don't hunt much dangerous game, so I carry a handgun primarily for two legged predators, making a quick draw generally unnecessary.

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Sam, thanks for the input!

Your not the first person to suggest a tab, and I used them when I was shooting Olympic style archery. I might have to look into that option again, as I'm having a bear of a time finding a glove that I like.

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Try a bateman tab and keep the elastic loose.

I don't think I could get my fingers inside of a trigger guard with a glove on.

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I'll check out the Bateman.

I ordered a cavalier elite because a lot of the guys I shot JOAD with really liked it, and Amazon was able to get it here soon enough that I'll be able to use it the next time I can make it to the range, but I'm considering the black widow Palm tab and tuff safari as well,

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When I was originally researching this, I found jack squat, so I figure on the off chance anyone else is interested, I'll post an update:

Tried shooting with the cavalier elite tab today, and loved it. I've been having two problems since getting back into archery: inadequate finger protection, and I've been short drawing the bow a little bit.
The tab fixed the protection issue, and the adjustable shelf is helping me with establlishing a better anchor point.

It became immediately obvious however, that the tab would not just flop out of the way when drawing a side arm. I'll be playing with simply ripping off the cord lock for dry fire training (with the sidearm, not dry firing the bow) to see if I can remove it quickly enough to get an acepptable draw stroke.

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The key is to find a handgun that has a trigger guard large enough to accommodate a glove of any type. Sig's and HK's have pretty large trigger guards. I can shoot my Sig with my shooting glove.

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My question is what, dangerous game will you be hunting and where? Concentrate on getting close and putting a sharp broadhead in the boiler room with a minimum amount of noise. Shot selection is paramount. I don't consider a pistol to be effective against dangerous, game although it is better than nothing. By law, most truly dangerous game hunts will require a guide to be present. Let him tote the firearm and you worry about your shot. As for tab or glove, shoot the one your most comfortable with. Good luck and shoot straight. [archer2]
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I was in a tree stand when a red fox came along and stopped right under me. I was wearing an old Bear glove, but had a .41 magnum in a shoulder holster. Thinking I could get the sixgun into action quieter, I pulled it. After silently cocking the revolver, I eased my trigger finger into place. I forgot about that big ridge of leather sewn on top of my finger, and the gun shot as quick as I inserted my finger. The fox crouched down low on the ground, wringing his tail in a circle, and I thought for a second I had hit him. Nope, he was just winding his mainspring. Last I saw of him, he was going over the hill with his tail outrunning his nose.

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I've never carried while bowhunting, but the most "dangerous" I've hunted has been black bear. In fact, the only time I carry is when traveling just in case I encounter an immoral coward.

However, I wouldn't have an issue with the tab or glove because I'm RH but shoot a bow LH because I'm left-eye dominant.

I love the Cavalier Elite tab even though I shoot 3-under.

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my Damascus glove was real good for being able to manipulate things while it was on, but idk if I would trust it in that situation. lol

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I carry my glock 10mm and shoot with a big shot glove. No problems. We have plenty hogs around but the sidearm is for two legged critters. Unfortunately they're the danger.
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I carry a 38 special normally, we have a gun happy neighbor that shoots at motion. I don't wear a glove or tab, so that's how I get around it.
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I am in a unique place. I shoot a bow right handed and a handgun left handed. Maybe you should work on your ambidextrous chops.
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I'm going to second the Damascus glove for me. But also I accidentally broke it in backwards, so the thin leather is against the string not the padded side. Now I'm much more used to this feel. Regularly carry my .41 Blackhawk when stalking for picks in close cover. Got 3 feet from one a few years ago before either of us knew it. [scared]

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