I've been buying these same gloves for use on patrol for a couple years now. I find that a pair lasts me about 6 months with normal use. They start to wear through the fingertips at that point, or sooner if you wear them for shooting/range practice type stuff. The best thing is that they are WASHABLE! I hate other people's funk, and throw these in the wash every week. They fade to grey w/ lots of washing, but if you're a germaphobe like me, you'll love them.