GripSwell™ Gloves • Chess
Shooting Gloves - A Great New Solution!
Ever so often you find a product that’s
so simply good, you think, “Why hasn’t any one ever
done this before?” At the last Shot Show, I found GripSwell™
Shooting Gloves and that was exactly my thought! They have redesigned,
fabricated and created truly “The Ultimate Shooting Glove”…
and even better, they have not forgotten the Side by Side enthusiast
in their design.
Made from premium un-dyed goatskin
leather, the GripSwell gloves’ naturally light colours reflect
the sun's heat and perforations on both sides of the glove surfaces
offer good ventilation, making this a cool, dry, easy-to-wear
The trigger hand glove features
an ergonomic pad made of a special PFM memory foam that fills
the anatomical void created when the cupped hand meets the straight
wrist of the stock. This was originally designed to enhance the
performance of non-palm swell guns on the Sporting Clays course,
Trap and Skeet ranges.
This glove works well with every
gun I have used it with - Side by Side, semi- auto and Over and
Under, with both single and double triggers, with and without
integral palm swells. The Side by
Side glove is specifically designed to shield the Side by Side
Shooter from burning fingers on barrels with a splinter forend.
The extra layers of leather have an insert of special thermal
insulation sandwiched in between, so high volume shooting does
not mean blistered fingers.
When the Side by Side glove is paired
with the ergonomic palm swell for the trigger hand glove, it not
only improves grip but the visco-elastic open-cell memory foam
absorbs recoil, dissipates heat, while providing maximum comfort,
protection, and function.
GripSwell™ gloves come in
two shades: un-dyed leather in Natural White for summer target
shooting or in Medium Brown for hunting. This glove comes in an
insulated model for colder weather. Every GripSwell™ glove
is treated with Scotch GuardTM, which repels water, resists
stains, and provides long-lasting protection.
For complete product information, call GripSwell at 714-379-9413,
or via e-mail: info@GripSwell.com
or visit their Website at www.GripSwell.com.
Checkmate! Playing Chess to Take More Targets
Did you know that regularly playing strategy
games for 30 minutes a day improves your ability to focus and concentrate?
Research suggests that activities like crossword puzzles, puzzles
and board games like chess can substantially lower your chances
of dementia in older age!
And how does this apply to Clay Shooting?
When you first begin to shoot it is 99% mechanical and only 1% mental.
When you are in a competition it is 99% mental and only 1% mechanical!
Competitors suffer from mental barriers that occur time after time,
tournament after tournament. Even the Top Shots have doubt in self-belief,
confidence, commitment, the fear ridicule at a poor performance
and so on. All these feelings are the by-product of the stress and
tension of “competition nerves”.
are forever encouraging their students to develop a positive mind
set! Easily said, but hard done. However, there is a relatively
simple way to dramatically improve your focus and concentration….practice
a strategy game for half an hour a day.
Success Breeds Success
I, personally, like Chess. These
days, you do not even need another person as an opponent. There
are many hand-held and computer Chess games that offer challenges
at various skill levels. It is a game of concentration, steely-nerves
and willpower. Success at Chess breeds more success and an improved
mental attitude. The more you play, the better you play, and the
better you become.
Research has proven that Chess
improves analytic skills – it requires prior planning and
decisive decisions, without provocation or dithering. This endless
challenge of working out your best move and implementing it is
the same strategy applied to reading a target, regardless of the
Analytical Skills Improve
Chess playing teaches calm analysis of what you wish to achieve.
In shooting, it helps you to define your achievable goals: to straight
the stand, to shoot the best score you can, to break every target
and win. Strategy games build confidence, competitiveness and mental
sharpness. It is so important to practice your problem-solving skills
- to be able to decide on a plan, but be able to react and implement
problem-solving solutions when it does not work.
Chess replicates the instant “hit and miss” of clay
target shooting - immediate punishment for getting it wrong or instant
reward for solving the problem and getting it right. Learning and
constantly reinforcing the muscle memory of planning, implementing
a plan and problem-solving will help hone your mental toughness
in the stress of a competition or in a shoot-off. Try it, or as
they say in Chess, it’s your move!