Results of Comparative Evaluation of Protective Gloves for Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications

Puncture-Resistance Test Results

Manufacturer Model Dexterity Thickness*
(mean, mm)
Puncture Force Deflection
(mean, mm)
rating (mean, lbf)
Cut-only gloves
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17311 High 2.5 Low 7.78 0.18
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17601 High 2.6 Low 7.37 0.18
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17700 DS High 2.2 Low 7.62 0.18
Puncture-only gloves
Gimbel Glove Company Puncture Resistant w/Palm Pad
(Catalog #54080)
Moderate 0.002 High 46.5 0.21
Multi-level gloves
Blackhawk Products Group CRG 1 High 2.4 Low 11.69 0.2
Blackhawk Products Group CRG 2 High 3.0 Moderate 14.61 0.19
Blackhawk Products Group Frisk & Search with Kevlar High 2.29 Low 12.6 0.2
Blackhawk Products Group Frisk & Search with Spectra High 2.95 Low 5.65 0.16
Comtrex Communications & Tactical LEGM - 6XX High 106.5 Low 9.4 0.19
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17110 PH2 High 4.1 Moderate 13.79 0.18
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17210 PH2 High 2.5 Low 11.62 0.27
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17300 PH2 High 4.1 Moderate 14.22 0.21
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310 PH2 High 2.0 Low 8.81 0.20
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17310DS PH1 High 2.2 Low 6.99 0.28
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17600 PH2 High 2.1 Low 7.65 0.32
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 PH2 High 3.7 Moderate 13.64 0.16
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17630 PH2 High 3.3 Low 11.74 0.15
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17800 PH1 High .9 Low 4.07 0.4
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17810 PH1 High 1.2 Low 4.26 0.08
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17820 PH1 High 0.0 Low 4.48 0.05
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17830 PH1 High 0.0 Low 5.29 0.05
Hatch Corporation BG800 High 1.135 Moderate 14.4 0.2
Hatch Corporation FM2000 High 1.325 Low 12.96 0.2
Hatch Corporation FM3500 High 1.617 Low 13.33 0.2
Hatch Corporation NS430L High 0.793 Low 11.2 0.2
Hatch Corporation RFK300 High 0.927 Low 10.21 0.2
Hatch Corporation SB4000 High 1.408 Moderate 14.19 0.2
Hatch Corporation SKG100 Moderate 1.104 Moderate 21.07 0.2
Hatch Corporation GKG100 High 1.489 Moderate 18.25 0.2
Hatch Corporation SGX11 Low 2.06 Low 5.13 0.2
Hatch Corporation SB8000 Moderate 0.076 Low 8.36 0.23
Hatch Corporation PPG1 High 0.1 Moderate 21.96 5.15
Hatch Corporation KED 100 High 1.82 Low 8.22 4.28
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson DM 8900 High 0.1 Low 7.73 0.2
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson SWAT 2000 High 0.2 Low 6.69 0.2
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson DM 9000G High 0.1 Low 7.17 28.7
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson 9000C High 0.1 Low 6.18 25.6
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson CSC 8000 High 0.1 Low 11.04 0.2
Insight Safety & Sports Hakson CS-8000 G High 2.47 Moderate 19.04 5.00
International Security
Protection AS
SL-002 (with Kevlar) High 1.86 High 25.5 0.26
M.D. Charlton MDC 5000 High 0.1 Low 6.18 0.2
M.D. Charlton MDC 7000 High 0.1 Low 6.32 0.2
Samco Gloves Multiprotective Frisk Moderate 0.51 Low 10.4 5.08
Spieth & Wensky (Dist. By Masley Enterprises, Inc.) BGS-2000 High 1.11 High 29.1 5.08
Superior Glove Works, Ltd. Boss Man High 0.1 Low 9.19 0.2
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TCC-002 High 0.95 Moderate 16.91 0.2
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) Duty Gloves TCC-006 High 0.1 High 22.5 0.2
Warwick Mills (Turtleskin) TUS-007 High 1.7 Low 11.56 5.0

* = Thicknesses were measured with all layers and are approximate.

Puncture resistance:
Low = 4.496 lbf to 13.264 lbf (20N to 59N).
Moderate = 13.489 lbf to 22.257 lbf (60N to 99N).
High = 22.482 lbf to 33.723 lbf (100N to 150N) or higher.