Hatch Corporation has been working in cooperation with respected SWAT professionals to revolutionize tactical hand protection. The new Operator tactical glove is the result of nine months of research and development involving nearly 400 tactical officers nationwide. The Operator's Kevlar¨ construction provides twice the cut-resistance of leather, as well as heat and flame protection beyond 800¡F. An elasticized wrist keeps the glove taut, while the elasticized gauntlet keeps out foreign objects and prevents snagging. Cut-Ringª stitching on the index finger allows optional removal for trigger control, without unraveling the remaining edge. Foam padding in the heel of the palm cushions the shock of firearm recoil. Posi-Gripª non-skid material in the cradle of the hand provides a confident grip when using weapons or tools.