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American Leather s Glove
« on: January 12, 2007, 03:49:00 PM »
I picked up an American Leathers Shooting Glove from 3 Rivers.  It reminded me of the one I used to see Hill use in his movies.
I had just gotten a heavier bow and wanted to protect the fingers alil more than with what I had. I've been reading more and more stories about guys who while shooting quite often are doing nerve damage by not using a proper glove.
When I first got it and put it on I said to mayself "How the hell am I going to shoot with this glove". It fely thick and bulky around the fingers and at size Large barely made it over my fingers".  Don't dirty it Jim I said to myself cause it going back.
Well it's funny how you can't just a glove by first feel and impressions.
The glove after about 50 arrows or so has almost broken in perfectly.  Even shooting my lighter recurve I find I have the same release as my old trusting glove or Buffalo mitt.
It snugs the fingers as not to move.  The length of the extension piece that runs up your wrist is  3 pieces of leather that connect to the wrist wrap at a perfect length.  I've been used to gloves with the elastic pieces that extend up the wrist thinking it would be more fledxible.  Another mistake I learned. Flexibilty is not always a good thing.
As you draw with this glove it snugs up to the fingers each time you draw and release so I find myself know not wasting time adjusting my glove before I shoot each and every time.
Well worth the $30 or so bucks.
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 11:03:00 PM »
I've been shooting one for three years, the same glove, even though I also bought a back up.  Before that, I used to wear out a glove a year.  Excellent glove.  Price is $40 though, a bit steep, but given its durability, I suppose it's worth that much.  I do wish they made it with a snap closure rather than velcro.  I wear wool and have a wool back pack.  The velcro was catching on to one thing or another all the time.  I finally took the velcro off and put my own snap on.

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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007, 01:22:00 PM »
I also really like the fit of this glove but a couple of things sort of annoy me. First I must have gotten a second from 3 Rivers. The neoprene insert is an ugly multicolor that looks like a random piece of grandmas wetsuit. I don't mind the cosmetics since I'll sweat it all up in the spring anyway so there was no way I was going to bother with returning it.

Also, the stitching on the back of the fingers is kind of bulky and depending on your type of fletching and how close it is to the nock, the stitched back could rub the fletch when you put your fingers on the string/nock and be noisy (similar to Orion's velcro noise).

For those interested, the Tred Barta glove has nylon pieces on the fingers identical to the Amer Leathers but it is a Berlin style glove with the leather palm.

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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 11:31:00 PM »
I have 3 that I ordered straight from American Leathers.

I sent them a drawing of my hand, and after I received the 1st one, I ordered two more.  I love em!
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 11:40:00 AM »
I am considering buying a new glove soon guys.  Are you all talking about the Big Shot glove or the Traditional?  Also do they have a sizing chart or I take a stab in the dark?  :smileystooges:
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 11:53:00 AM »
Big Shot is my preference. And fax them a tracing of your hand to get the fit right.
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 12:28:00 PM »
I have three of the Big Shot American Leather gloves and have used them for several years now.  I really like the glove -- it's a very comfortable shooting glove.
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 11:31:00 PM »
love them big shots.only down fall is a little pricey.great glove though.

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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2007, 08:38:00 AM »
Not pricey at all if they last 3 times longer than a cheap glove.
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007, 09:34:00 AM »
Lost Arra...I had the same experience you had ...their material was just as you said , I thought the same thing ...I not sure if about , but I may do like Terry suggested and try for one custom for my hand. Let me say I love 3 Rivers and I have no complaints , but the glove didnt look like that in the 3 Rivers catolog..infact I have not even shot with it , but maybe 3 arrows...and Im not a happy camper with this glove...sorry guys its just the truth.
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2007, 07:58:00 AM »
Lost Arra, you sure you didn't order the "wet shot"??? it is the big shot style glove made for bowfishing....
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2007, 04:08:00 PM »
You get what you pay for.

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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007, 01:59:00 PM »
No Big Dog. I've got a Big Shot and I do like shooting with it but it's just not real purty and the stitching on the back of the finger stalls  still bugs me.

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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2007, 11:32:00 PM »
I just bought a full shot and couldn't be happier I was wearing out a deerskin berlin glove about every 3 months and even took to tying on my nock point instead of using a brass nock but I have been using this for 2 months with no signs of wear.
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2007, 03:45:00 PM »
How do you get a deep hook with the Big Shot? That is my only complaint about this glove.  Otherwise it is just excellent

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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2007, 08:20:00 PM »
I just ordered a Big Shot direct from American Leathers. It had the multicolored camo (?)neoprene inserts over the knuckles, too, and I don't really care much for the double stitching on the tops of the fingers.

I have to tell you, though, that glove is a winner. I use a deep hook, and I'm all the way to the end of the nylon when I shoot, but I get such a clean release that I had to go up a spine class.

The stalls are very tight when you get the glove, but after two days it fits very well and just keeps getting better.

I'm pleased with the glove so far, but I've only had it a couple of days.
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Re: American Leather s Glove
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2007, 11:59:00 PM »
Love the Big Shot.  IMO, the best glove going.  I have two of elk hide and will be ordering up a buffalo hide in the near future...

On my first I sent in a tracing of my hand, and was told it almost perfectly matches the standard Large sized glove. They had one in stock so I had it sent rather than having one made.

When it arrived the stalls were a touch big, so I soaked the glove in hot water and tossed it into the dryer on high heat.  It shrunk to a perfect fit.  Did the same with my backup (picked up off the Classifieds), as well...
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