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Train Smart: Protect Your Hands


As is obvious, from my videos, I like shooting steel up close. I find steel to be the most efficient learning medium for learning firearms skill sets. However, from time to time bullets will fragment and kick a little bit back at me. I sometimes catch little pieces of fragmentation in my knuckles. Even still, I don't wear gloves when I train. There's a solid reason behind it. Here's why.

I'm using a Drop Out of Sight (DOS) Holster from Bravo Concealment in this video. I've been using it for quite some time and have found that it does a great job of helping me conceal my G19 with an INFORCE APLc.


Abner Miranda

Abner Miranda is a former Police Officer of 6 years, an FBI trained Hostage Negotiator, a First Responder, and Spanish Interpreter. He is currently a Firearms Instructor, an Armorer, and a regular contributor to our industry of both written and digital media. He is an AR-15 rifle designer and takes great pride instructing friends, family and fellow law enforcement agents.

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  • Very good point. Living in North Texas I do not need/have to wear gloves very often. When i do wear gloves it is usually the military flight gloves. Being thinner and less bulky helps also. Isotoner gloves have a thin version also, men and women.

    RKHarm24 Jan 02, 2018
  • Two words if you insist on shooting steel up close…FRANGIBLE AMMO.

    SRTCAM 1 Jan 02, 2018
  • In life, as responsible firearm carriers we should be diligent in our preparation to stay physically and mentally prepared even having a good sense that he need to deploy a weapon and then discharge it will most likely never happen. Close range shooting against deflective material such as metallic targets is a safety sensitive issue and safety I know agree is always at the top center and most paramount in working around firearms training. Real life scenarios can be successfully taught in training while ensuring utmost safety by wearing appropriate protective gear. Just one incident, call it an anomaly if you will, could injure or maim, shutting you down and emptying your pocket financially. Is it worth it to espouse such training unsafe training philosophy?

    Road Glide Jan 02, 2018

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