The originals are fine for most protection against most brush unless you are attacking wild blackberry bushes. They are thin enough to still give you pretty good sensation still. Inexpensive enough that I don't mind cutting a trigger finger hole in them either. (Just a little slit at the inside of the first joint, will allow you to stick the tip of the finger through when you want to shoot, or put the tip over your finger. If you need it sealed fro protection a little duct tape closes it back up. for the duration of most short jobs.)
The impact gloves are a bit of overkill for most shooting that I do. The extra padding is nice if you are using a shovel, pick axe, sledge, or wood axe for extended periods.
Camel Back makes some decent gloves that I used recently in Germany while digging at at old WWII Bomber crash site. They held up pretty well to digging, Pick axing, and carrying buckets and pushing mud and hard dirt through screens. Not a whole lot of protection against the rocks I was running my hands across hundreds of times a day, as my palms still ended up pretty bruised. But they held up against quite a bit of abuse, but they aren't cheap.
Last edited by SSGN_Doc; 11-23-2013 at 11:38 PM.