Quote Originally Posted by JAD View Post
I wonder if gloves that would be helpful in Fairbanks in February would preclude shooting just about anything. One forum member has written about wearing under gloves with snowmobile mitts that he practices throwing off quickly.
What we did was wear GI wool gloves under heavy mittens that were attached to our parkas. You could take off the mitten somewhat fast, and then had something of a glove.

But in live fire exercises in the real cold it didn't work that well. We needed a mitten with a separate trigger finger glove--and didn't have it. The theory behind one of those would be that you normally kept your trigger finger in the mitten part where the fingers mutually keep each other somewhat warm, and then thrust it into the glove portion when you need it.

The truth is that military operations in the real cold are extremely difficult to carry out.