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Why Soldiers Wear Gloves In Combat?

DATE: May 9th, 2023
Tactical gloves have a good breathable design, not as stuffy as rubber gloves. Moreover, the gloves can be put on and off at any time when necessary. As the largest range of human movement, the highest frequency of use of the part, the probability of injury and harm to the hands and feet is very high. Since cross-country combat are aware of the need to wear good shoes, hand protection is also very important.

To give the most superficial example, in the impact and leap when the emergency lunge, there are two main grounding cushioning methods: with the butt of the gun against the ground, or with the palm of the hand. These are the two parts that minimize the impact of a lunge.

But today's tactical rifle butts are mostly telescopic and folding structures that are not as strong, so that relies on the palm of your hand. You don't get to decide where the fight happens, and the place to be when pouncing is not always a polished basketball court. Even the deserts and mountains of the Middle East are a field of gravel and grass roots. Carrying dozens of pounds of combat weight without gloves and just rubbing down in one breath?

Some probably say it's the petulant soldier with the lesser temperament. The head flying shells, crotch rolling grenades, head open a big scar, life are not to rub a hand skin is nothing? Of course, if even a little bit of hard sacrifice style are not that can not fight the war. However, reasonable avoidance of harm is not the same as lazy and evil work.

Seriously, if you are really met with automatic fire, even if the following is a knife bed nail board, you must not hesitate to use your hands to lunge down again and again. After the first few minutes maybe adrenaline will cover up all the problems. But when it comes to the time between battles? Ten fingers are connected to the heart, a small disease to kill. The nerves in the hands are concentrated and sensitive, always distracting you, and the hands can't rest for a moment, always tugging at the affected area. Not to mention that when you notice the wounds on your hands, before you have inevitably touched countless blood, dirt, grass juice, rust, venomous insect bodily fluids, and then remember the alcohol and bandages may have been late.

If you change the battlefield environment - in the shrubs, thorn-strewn temperate forest to walk through the hands and feet, sharp branches test every inch of exposed skin; in the prolonged cold rain and snow, the hands soaked pleated white and then clutching the cold metal all day, fingertips can be so dull that even the fast and slow machine can not feel; and light The infantry had no time to lift heavy things, such as overheated gun barrels, ammunition boxes that had been turned over, temporary handles made of thin iron bars, and burned and deformed doors of wrecked vehicles under fire. In contrast, if you have a reliable hand protection, not only can effectively avoid injury and pain, but also can fully play the speed, strength and dexterity of the combatant, the "hands" when no worries. Weapons and equipment on a small switch or disassembly pin, directly with the fingertips can not be pressed, put on the gloves a push on down. But the shortcomings of the gloves mainly affect the fingertip touch, not conducive to fine operation (picking up small objects, writing, operating the keyboard), the response is generally adopted or modified into a half-finger or part of the half-finger (cut the end of the thumb / index finger) gloves.

The concept of "personal protection" has long been more than just for gunfire. The attrition and loss of combat power caused by exposure to the harsh environment of warfare is far greater than that caused by direct enemy fire. In addition to tactical gloves, a pair of goggles, a pair of knee pads, a pair of ear plugs, a few extra pairs of cotton socks, a small bottle of foot / talcum powder, a set of drinking water bladder, each of these insignificant to a front-line personnel combat effectiveness of maintenance is far more than a full set of bulletproof protective gear.

With the progress of civilization and improved living conditions, most modern soldiers are familiar with living conditions that are very different from the poor farming days of the past, and the decrease in combat intensity has allowed more soldiers to survive and rejoin society after war and service. With the new material and technological conditions, improved protection allows soldiers to adapt more quickly to the battlefield environment and to ensure their physical health before and after service and combat, much more effectively than relying on will and spirit alone.