Finding the right shooting glove is a never ending quest for some, including myself. That is why I am excited to try out the new Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT-Alpha) Glove from SKD Tactical’s PIG line.
It often seems like there is very little thought or effort into making most “tactical” gloves. In fact, it seems like companies do little more than add the word “tactical” to the label. SKD has taken a ground up approach to build a glove that excels at the tasks that will be asked of a glove like this. While other companies add more layers, more padding, and rigid materials to their gloves, SKD is making things thinner, lighter, and more flexible (SKD acknowledges that this comes at the cost of some durability). Even in the places that the glove is padded for protection, it is thin padding designed just to take the edge off of impacts while still allowing excellent movement.
This may sound silly, but I am excited to see that these gloves have para-cord loops and a nose wipe area on the back of the thumb. The loops make it easy to stow the gloves on your gear and the nose wipe is great for those cold days on the range. These two items may not be cool but they are practical and often overlooked features.
Pictures have been showing up now and then of these gloves on various online sources. These gloves have already been in the hands of some serious users who have been putting them through their paces. The feedback that I have seen has been universally good.
SKD calls these the FDT-Alpha because these are just the first in a series of gloves. Look for FR (flash resistant) and touch screen compatible models soon. I am hoping they can come up with a decent water-resistant cold weather glove too.
Check out the FDT-Alpha Gloves on SKDTAC.com.
These look great Matt! I love how the fingers are articulated and as a habitual “nose wiper” I can appreciate that idea. The paracord loops are nice too, not just for storage but for yankin the suckers on sometimes (especially when your palms are sweaty). I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these – gloves aren’t always the most glamorous “tactical” product, but they get so much use it’s foolish to ignore them!
These definitely look like a winner. It might sound unglamorous, but I always have that problem in cold weather, and a pocket full of tissues is a real buzzkill. The price is nice as well.
Think I’ll have to check those out…
Dann in Ohio