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What are your cold weather shooting clothes?
#1
Can't really tolerate the cold weather like I used to...Ive gone from being a cold weather camper/backpacker to just being a complete pussy about the cold..

At the same time I hate going the long winter months not shooting outside that often.

What are other people using for cold weather gear? Was thinking of a set of Carhart overalls like these:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/-631181599
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#2
The Carharts are warm, but can be restrictive if you don't size them correctly. A lot depends on the type of shooting you're doing as well as where too.

My club has a semi indoor pistol and rifle ranges, it's open air but there's a roof over the firing line and three sides are enclosed. Not a lot of wind to deal with but can still be cold. Now our shotgun areas are completely exposed.

That said, for me a good pair of thermal underwear, flannel shirt, heavy jeans and a mid weight jacket are what I use. Finger-less gloves help too.
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#3
I was shooting long range at new holland yesterday, brrrrr.
I had on: long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, thermal long johns, jeans.
My hands were cold, thats about it.
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#4
Last time I hit the range in the cold I was wearing jeans, long sleeve shirt, thermal lined hooded vest, Mechanics gloves and a beanie. I warmed myself with the heat coming off the AK. That thing gets toasty.
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#5
I use a Starter brand active base layer ($20 at Walmart) which seems to be a bit warmer than the run of the mill thermals I've worn in the past. I like to use flannel lined jeans but the lack of pockets can be a problem (I shoot IDPA / USPSA and use cargo pockets for various things). On my upper body I typically wear a long sleeve shirt (t-shirt type), a somewhat close fitting sweatshirt, and a medium to heavy jacket (depends how cold it is).

In my range bag I keep a pair of thinsulate gloves, hand warmers, and a beanie. I may even add a scarf or balaclava for when it gets really cold.

Shooting at matches generally has me at the range for 3-5 hours and so far it has been manageable. I've been cold but not so cold to force me back to my car or to the point of shivering.
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#6
In this weather, the first thing we do at the range is light the woodstove. So my clothing options might be a bit different.

Normally my boots. Two pairs of socks. Jeans. If it is cold enough, under britches. My under armor, a long sleeve shirt, and my old camo coat. Then I top it all off with either my wool beanie, or my ball cap.

If it gets really cold. Sub 10 cold. I will change it up a bit. Two pairs socks, boots, thermals, then jeans, then thermals and long sleeve, then the camo coat with the liner in it, and the my ski mask.

If it goes below -5, then fuck it. You are on your own. Smile
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waltw;60151 Wrote:I use a Starter brand active base layer ($20 at Walmart) which seems to be a bit warmer than the run of the mill thermals I've worn in the past. I like to use flannel lined jeans but the lack of pockets can be a problem (I shoot IDPA / USPSA and use cargo pockets for various things). On my upper body I typically wear a long sleeve shirt (t-shirt type), a somewhat close fitting sweatshirt, and a medium to heavy jacket (depends how cold it is).

In my range bag I keep a pair of thinsulate gloves, hand warmers, and a beanie. I may even add a scarf or balaclava for when it gets really cold.

Shooting at matches generally has me at the range for 3-5 hours and so far it has been manageable. I've been cold but not so cold to force me back to my car or to the point of shivering.

Hell I'd sweat to death under all those layers. But I rarely wear anything heavier than a hoodie in the winter. My average body temperature runs about 2 degrees cooler than most people.
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#8
My wife got me two sets of Under Armour last year for Christmas, and a pullover and beanie to go with them. I shot weekly through the winter and frequently found myself sweating profusely. I remember one day in particular it was 11 degrees and I spent four hours at the range in the morning no problem. They also make a pair of thin gloves with some grip texture on the palms and fingers, they are excellent shooting gloves.
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csmith;60187 Wrote:My wife got me two sets of Under Armour last year for Christmas, and a pullover and beanie to go with them. I shot weekly through the winter and frequently found myself sweating profusely. I remember one day in particular it was 11 degrees and I spent four hours at the range in the morning no problem. They also make a pair of thin gloves with some grip texture on the palms and fingers, they are excellent shooting gloves.

Yea, that stuff works too good for me, I like stuff to breathe, like thermals.

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#10
i wear
Men's UnderArmour Gameday ColdGear Longsleeve Compression Mock
tshirt jeans boots and mechanix gloves
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