Jump to content
Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!
Sign in to follow this  
war_material

Cold Hands

Recommended Posts

We bought these

 

https://www.doubletapsports.com/heat-factory-electronic-hand-warmers

 

After the Canadian ICORE regionals got really chilly, especially so for early September, I had enough.  It didn't help I checked the weather forecast the day before and ignored the cold forecast. It was 95f only 3 days before!  So I got stubborn and didn't even take a sweater.  brrrrr Trying to reload a revolver with cold hands isn't easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I become popular at cold weather matches.  I carry a large propane bottle with a monster heater head around in my shooting cart.  Shooter, and on deck shooters get priority.  I also carry a hand warming muff like duck hunters use and I put an old school lighter fluid hand warmer inside.  Once lit, these baby's stay very warm for about 10 hours. Cold hands suck.  It is hard to have good dexterity and fine motor skill manipulation with cold hands.  

 

Keith Tyler

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Jim Watson said:

Neat.  Amazon actually has them in stock for lower price, though.

I posted a Canadian website. $170cdn is around $140usd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol....  best to email and ask.  I wanted 2 but they only had 1 showing online.  Sure enough they had 2.  Pretty sure I saw more on the shelf.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Little trick I do is put latex type gloves underneath my regular gloves then have the qb type football handwarmer pouch with hand warmers cooking in there. I can shoot with just the latex gloves on and it doesn't affect any of my small motor functions.

Edited by MrPan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep the core warm and the blood keeps flowing to the extremities.

I wear a down vest over my jacket when I'm taping. I add fingerless gloves and hand warmers in the vest pickets as necessary. When it gets into the 20s for setup, long underwear helps too.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like everyone else has said, dress in layers, use handwarmers, eat enough calories, etc.

 

Hikers often say "Be bold, start cold" - You'll warm up as you go. Shooting is quite the opposite. Dress WAY warmer than you'd think you should. If you somehow manage to get too warm, you can always strip a layer off. Shooting is 99% standing around doing nothing to prepare for 30 seconds of performance. You won't be performing too well if you're frozen to the core.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 8:32 PM, Sarge said:

Hand warmer in the Magwell cures that.

That is an excellent idea, I never thought of trying that. Thanks for the tip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 2:32 AM, Sarge said:

Hand warmer in the Magwell cures that. 

Excuse my ignorance, but how does that go together with rule 5.2.2: "Competitors  carrying  their  handgun  in  a  holster  must  have  an  empty 
magazine  well, " (From USPSA book, IPSC has the same rule)

 

Shooting a steel grip 2011 I would love to stuff a warmer down there in wintertime :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, xrayfk05 said:

Excuse my ignorance, but how does that go together with rule 5.2.2: "Competitors  carrying  their  handgun  in  a  holster  must  have  an  empty 
magazine  well, " (From USPSA book, IPSC has the same rule)

 

Shooting a steel grip 2011 I would love to stuff a warmer down there in wintertime :)

Well, I know there is no such thing as intent in the rule book, but, what the hell, I think the intent of that rule is no magazine in the gun. I see hand warmers in grips regularly in cold weather.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers, I'll order a few and see what happens. Will  mostly be using it when training at the club anyway.


I was thinking more in the line off if you stuff  them down far enough, the magazine well will be empty.

 

I really love the steel grip but when the weather gets frosty it's a pain.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/18/2018 at 4:34 PM, war_material said:

Hello gents and ladies,

 

         Just wanted to share an experience. First off, once my hands get cold I am pretty much going to have a crap match. Even if I bring hand warmers. I have tried to overcome this barrier but I just can’t shoot at speed with acceptable accuracy and to top it off, I end up making ooor decisions because it messes with my mental game. I am a b class shooter in production looking to make it up to A. Anybody else find cold hands to be a problem?

Yep.  Iowa sectional was chilly in the morning this year. First two stages I felt sluggish (partially to cold hands and partially to just getting warmed up in general). But In general, i shoot a lot better when it’s warmer. Cold hands usually = trigger freeze for me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hand warmers, feet warmers, and proper layering.  I wear mechanix brand gloves because they offer a thin layer and allow me to paste targets and not have to take them off.  I only pull layers off to shoot each stage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...