Cheap armord half finger Pro Line Gloves (Do not compare)
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Custom Products Sling Blade Trigger
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Cut Down Stock Bolt
Eclipse Micro Gauge
Gold to Black Fade Anodizing Job
Kila Instincts Magnetic Detents
Empire Reloader B
Air America 68ci / 4500 psi Tank
DYE Rhino Cover
Ability to cut down fingers
Inner rubber gripping
Fingers fray when you cut them down, but its fixable, and they bleed when wet.
I purchased these gloves almost exactly a year ago when I was at my local pro shop just looking for some good gloves. They were only $40 bucks (which isnt too bad in the paintball world) so I decided to try them on. As soon as I velcroed them in I new I these were a good buy. They are comfortable and dont pinch your fingers (unlike the 06 Proto gloves that I tried on at my friends house) and you can completely clench your had with the flexebility and freedom as though you werent wearing them at all.
They have second layer padding on the palm and right below your pinky giving you a better feel on the gun so you can buy those uncomfortable but cool looking Hybrid grips so you can have style and comfort. Another key pro to these gloves are the diagonal rubber banding across the finger tips of your ring and pinky fingers and upper palm, allows you to keep a strong grip on your gun, and not risk dropping it which can cause cosmetic damage or expensive repairs to a gun that you have already put time and money into to make it yours, and only yours. I even tested this grip by grabbing my gun normally by the grip and attempting to pull it out of my hand with my other hand. The results were stunningly obvious. With bare hands and using other gloves, the gun slid out easily, these gloves would not give. And after a full year of use, the rubber banding has still held up and is honestly about 98% still there.
The rubber on the back of the hand really doesnt stand up much to paintballs, but what tourney gloves made by a decent company do? They're more for just look, but the heavy fabric helps reduce bruising, welting, cold, and sweaty fingers. When working in conjuction with the fabric, the rubber pads do help resist outside force. The rubber padding does however stay firmly on through use and abuse, where my friends 06 Proto glove's rubber padding pop up on the ends when you clench your fists.
The grey coloring on the back has held up surprisingly well, and looks like its only seen a few battles, but when I clench my fist now some cracks open up revealing the blue reinforced fabric (which was the color that i bought) that makes up the rear of the glove.
The velcro system works great, the only problem I really had with this gun was when I clipped the fingers off my middle and pointer finger, the edges began to fray, and the seperate pieces of fabric began to seperate so it looked something like a pealed banana when i was wearing them. The solution that I used for this was to cut the fingers off all the way down to where your fingers meet the rest of your hand. The seperation between my pointer and middle finger ended up coming out, but now I can still wear the gloves while having no friction of fingers while walking the trigger. If you choose to get these gloves, which I would highly recomend, id sugjest getting a person in your family with sewing capability to hem up the circumpherence of the fingers if you so choose to cut them down.
The only other thing is that they tend to bleed when their wet, but that happens with everything, so just hand wash them seperate from other items.
Empire has really done it again. High quality gloves that are durable, flexable, comfortable, and last. If you want a good pair of gloves that look nice, dont go with Dye/Proto, JT or anything like that. Stick with Empire, and these ones in perticular are a great choice with what ive seen through my experience. Get 'em!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 at 7:07 pm PST
These gloves are awsome. They protect very well, and even on the wrist it has a little extra padding with the velcro, which, if you've ever had your wrist pop cuz of a paintball, you know this is good. Plus, they don't restrict movement at all. My thoughts, awsome gloves, they even look cool!
Buy these gloves, they aren't expensive, and they work great.
Stock ION w/ viewloader revy x-board and black lo rise q-lock
They look reely cool and they are comfy!
You should cut off the top two fingers to increase shooting speed!
I dunno wat to type i mean there gloves. I used them without cutting the fingers but after i cut them off (The top two fingers) i shot so much faster. THey are very comfy and give a pretty good amount of protection. Damn its hard to write 50 words about a pair of gloves!!!
Definitly get these gloves! They are worth every penny of the 35 dollars i spent on them! BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JT fingerless gloves. Very soft, no padding, no fingers. Very comfortable though.
Spyder Xtra 2004(TL-X w/ rear cocking) w/ Spyder Rocking Trigger, twisted volumizer, CP Medium Regulator, macroline fittings, and Delrin ACS bolt. Evlution II w/ Z-board, Bulldog 47 c.i. 3000k.
Sexy as hell, comfortable, they protect.
Should cut off the fingers, they restrict the speed you can 'wiggle' at.
Well, I bought a JT bundle... and they didn't have the gloves in my size, so I went with these sexy puppy's instead, and paid the difference. Glad I did. These things are sexy, comfortable, coloured, and protect. They do what gloves should. If you like to sport Empire, or just want some sexy gloves, pick these up.
I have been playing paintball for a while and I had bought some cheap armored fingerless gloves to use. They worked fine, until I realized that they left a black residue that is hard to wash off, and they suck in cold weather. I went up to a local shop to originally pick up a new barrel cleaner, but then I saw these beauties hanging on a rack. I decided what the hell, I might as well try them on. They fit very nicely. Not only that, but they look really cool. My mind was set: I bought them. They were a little expensive however at $52 but I say that they are well worth it.
Very good gloves. Fits nicely and looks really cool, but pretty expensive. Definately buy these if you're looking for some good gloves.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 20th, 2005 at 10:21 am PST
These are some pretty good gloves. I bought them at a local store a couple weeks ago and I was surprised about how comfortable they are. The grip on them is pretty good. With my old JT gloves my hand would slip around abit but with these there isn't any of that with these. The protection on them is pretty good but there isn't really any protection on the index and middle finger...that resulted in a pretty painful game but other than that the protection is pretty good. It was alittle hard to walk the trigger but its not that bad...but I clipped of alittle of the trigger fingers any way...Its up to you.
These gloves are very good. I bought mine for $40 you could probably find them cheaper though. For the cash they're pretty good. I would definitly recommend them. I would like to have some protection on the trigger fingers but other than that they're good.
Rock climbing gloves. (Hahaha) They, umm, they didn't do much.
2k4 Vert Feed Pro Stock Cocker
14'' OTP Barrel
Richochet AK loader
88/4500 NitroDuck Stubby
Chrome Psychoballistics Drop with on/off ASA
Some other stuff...
Thumb is absorbent.
Design is cool.
Fits "like a glove."
Trigger fingers can't move as fast as I'd like.
Well, these gloves are pretty good, the only complaint I have about them is the trigger fingers, though they do have the stretchy stuff, sitll don't allow me to get as fast as I like because my fingers are restrained, but that would be the same, and probably worse, with any other set of gloves. The thumb is great for cleaning off your goggles, or sweat, or anything. They also fit my hands really well. As for the fingers thing, if you want you can cut them off, but I live with the slightly slower speed.
These gloves are very comfortable light and fight tightly no need to cut fingers
I've only found one the sitching one the pinky finger is coming off
these gloves are very nice. light, fit perfectly, and you dont need to cut the first two fingers off of the glove to be able to walk the trigger.
one thing i dont like is that there is little padding for the back of your hand or your fingers.
I ove the design. it just looks so cool. the grip on the palm and the fingers is a big help specialy if it is raining (had to play once when it ws raining, not fun)
Black Bushmaster 2000
14" Dye Boomie
12v Revy w/ Xboard
68/3000 PE tank
Very well made
Looks really nice
Rubber grip thingee on the palm
the knuckle and finger protection might be a bit thin than the Dye 03's
Well I bought these for $20 shipped brand new from pbnation forum. I was looking for any pair of gloves and this guy has the right size and color. And it's $20 shipped. He gave me the link to a pbstore and they're selling it for $40, so it's a steal. A very nice feature that this gloves have are the rubber grips on the palm so you can hold on to your marker firmly.
The back of the hand/ fingers are a bit thin in a sense that there's minimum padding. The Dye 03's i used to have have more padding thus offers more protection.
Well for the price I really can't complain. It has so many detailed work; sign of good quality product. haven't brought it out to the field yet so can't test how well it'd wipe out paint if you got shot in the face (lense). Overall I'm pretty happy with it.