Tactical and competitive shooting are my passion and these gloves are hands down the best I\'ve ever worn. The very-sensitive goatskin on my trigger finger allows me to feel the trigger as if I\'m wearing nothing. Just amazing touch and feel through the goatskin palms, extending up the underside of each finger. I love the neoprene, articulated finger-knuckle backs. For the people who complained about fingers being too long, with other styles of this glove: wrap your hands around an M14 carbine rifle, or your pistol, or even your steering wheel, and then make a judgment. The fingers would be too short for shooting without the extra length.
The goatskin between the index finger and thumb provides a comfortable, secure grip. The padded goatskin palms protected my hands and fingers against smoking hot picattiny rail during a 6-hour carbine class. (Yes, it was really smoking.)
It was very cold that day and the gloves kept my hands warm. The padding on the back of my knuckles isn\'t bulky and doesn\'t affect shooting.
In fact, I love these gloves so much, I\'ve got a pair in my range bag and a second pair for cold-weather wear and driving.
Neither pair has ever turned my hands black and I\'ve been wearing them for two years. The soft, goatskin has never ripped, no seams are frayed, the quality construction is top notch.
As to the sizing, I\'m 5\'8\" and wear a 7 in civilian gloves. I was unsure about the size, called customer service and a very knowledgeable woman helped me choose the correct size. She was on the money! I bought the Large online and they fit great. A little snug at first, so I wore them while driving 3 hours to that carbine course. They were fine when I got there. As time passed, the gloves have just molded to my hands and the goatskin has maintained it\'s softness.
You cannot go wrong with these gloves. If you decide you don\'t like them, send them back. As a woman shooter, I can assure you there is no better glove on the market for us than First Tactical.
Definitely 5/5 ☆☆☆☆☆ stars.