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AlphaFoxtrotBravo

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AlphaFoxtrotBravo

Just been for uniform fitting as a new starter in Police Scotland and discovered the issued gloves are winter-weather ones to protect against the cold only. My old force in England issued leather ones with kevlar in that were decently warm in the winter too and I can think of a number of times that all of those features proved useful (self-defence, moving barbed/razorwire out the way, scooping restrained suspects up off the pavement) and would like to buy myself a pair. To be clear I don't want some kind of pair of tactical fighting gloves with hardened knuckles that's going fly in the face of force policy or anything I just want a pair of gloves that give a decent level of slash/abrasion/cold weather protection, but looking online there are so many options and price ranges I don't know where to start! Anyone got any recommendations please?

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There are plenty of choices for aftermarket glove and the like, but the problem is they look like you are about to fast-rope from a chopper. ;)

I picked up a cheap pair of Op Zulu gloves a couple of years ago, but to be honest they offer hardly any protection over a pair of regular issue leather gloves. I think these days 'slash resistant' is code for, a thin piece of the kevlar on the inside, which I doubt would do much against a serrated blade.

The main issue I feel with them however is the rubbish thermal properties.

 

 

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21 hours ago, Ironic said:

There are plenty of choices for aftermarket glove and the like, but the problem is they look like you are about to fast-rope from a chopper. ;)

I picked up a cheap pair of Op Zulu gloves a couple of years ago, but to be honest they offer hardly any protection over a pair of regular issue leather gloves. I think these days 'slash resistant' is code for, a thin piece of the kevlar on the inside, which I doubt would do much against a serrated blade.

The main issue I feel with them however is the rubbish thermal properties.

 

 

And therein lies part of the problem, I don't want to dress up like I'm off to join the SAS! :') But I found the issued leather gloves I had as a Special were excellent, both warm and protective for the 3-odd years I had them.

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@AlphaFoxtrotBravo If you have any friends who still work for WYP could you not ask them to order some and you buy them off them?

When I was a special I bought some of these and I still have them now and they were brilliant. Not sure if they're too SAS for you though 😂

https://www.police-supplies.co.uk/tactical-clothing-and-footwear/gloves/protec-safe-search-tactical-entry-glove

 

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AlphaFoxtrotBravo
23 hours ago, XA84 said:

@AlphaFoxtrotBravo If you have any friends who still work for WYP could you not ask them to order some and you buy them off them?

When I was a special I bought some of these and I still have them now and they were brilliant. Not sure if they're too SAS for you though 😂

https://www.police-supplies.co.uk/tactical-clothing-and-footwear/gloves/protec-safe-search-tactical-entry-glove

 

That is actually not a bad suggestion...shall ask around and see if I can drum up some WYP gloves!

 

Those don't look too bad tbf, no plastic plates or grey stripes on them at least! :P

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Best gloves out there when you look at the price are the 3M leather gloves with a thinsulate lining inside. The main petrol stations stock them through the Winter. They’ve gone up to £9.99 but were a bit cheaper the last couple of years.

I get a pair every winter as I tend to lose them over the summer months.

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