Do you live somewhere cold? In Indianastan right now it’s somewhere around 300 degrees below zero, which usually means AlGore is in town. All that aside though, the cold weather can play havoc with your carry gun. Sure, you might be able to get your gloved finger inside the trigger guard, but that’s only half the battle. The place where gloves can really mess things up is on the trigger reset.
This past weekend I was out at Eagle Creek pistol range in Indianapolis, freezing to death. With temps in the high 20s, I did 95% of my shooting with the gloves on. While shooting my 625, which had a generous trigger guard, I noticed that even on that platform the gloves caused issues with the reset. The fastest way to shoot a DA revolver is to come completely off the trigger and let the reset spring do its job without manual interference. When wearing gloves, even my thin Blackhawk winter gloves, they added just enough width to my index finger that I couldn’t bounce off the trigger as far as I’d like, and found myself short stroking the trigger a couple of times. I did not have the same problem with the Jetfire, as the much shorter resert on the pocket gun allowed me to get a clean reset every time.
That’s why it’s so important to practice with your carry gun in your regular clothing. If you wear gloves, you need to shoot with those gloves on. Fabric can mess up resets, interfere with the slide, and do a lot of surprising things that you don’t expect…unless you get out there and do some shooting.