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Author:  mogunner [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:37 pm ]
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I installed a trigger guard on an AR build awhile back that I really liked, other than it was a polymer one. It had a "finger rest" on the right side where you could let your trigger finger ride to keep it off the trigger, but still quickly get back onto it to fire. Since it's not available in anything but plastic, I decided to make my own.

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After fitting, I powdercoated it with "Black Ice Heavy Texture"

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Installed with three #4-40 Button head screws. I could have gone with the standard roll pin in the back but figured it would be easier to take it out with the screws if I didn't care for it down the road.

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Had to do a tiny bit of fitting on the pistol grip to clear the screws, wouldn't have had to do that if I had used the roll pin of course...

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Author:  srtolly [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:43 pm ]
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I like it, are you going to be selling them?

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Author:  Randy [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:46 pm ]
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I am in awe! Excellent! I want one! Just not with that finish. Sorry, not to my liking. But the basic piece is great! :thumb: I was thinking of myself as a moron (HUSH- all of you! :x ) because I couldn't figure out the need for the ones I saw online. :groan: Now it makes sense! Sometimes the most obvious of things escape me... :groan:

Author:  mogunner [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:58 pm ]
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srtolly wrote:
I like it, are you going to be selling them?

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Possibly, since I've had quite a bit of interest, and the company making the polymer ones have discontinued that model. I'll have to see what it'll take to make some jigs to speed up the process, I couldn't sell them at any sort of profit doing them as one-offs.

Author:  mogunner [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:01 pm ]
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Randy wrote:
I am in awe! Excellent! I want one! Just not with that finish. Sorry, not to my liking. But the basic piece is great! :thumb: I was thinking of myself as a moron (HUSH- all of you! :x ) because I couldn't figure out the need for the ones I saw online. :groan: Now it makes sense! Sometimes the most obvious of things escape me... :groan:


The only ones I saw were made by Strike Industries, and they've since discontinued that model, making one now with a "fang" on the bottom that's supposed to help guide the magazine into place. I did find some in stock long enough for Jason to order one though, lol.

I used that finish because I wanted to have something with a bit of "bite" rather than smooth, it was a tossup on possibly milling some sort of pattern onto the finger area, or holes of some sort, and I just went with the texture powder coat as being more time expedient.

Author:  Randy [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:19 pm ]
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OH. Is the texture necessary? It's to help keep the finger in the near firing position right, straight down the side in other words? Stupid questions I guess... :groan:

Author:  Randy [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:23 pm ]
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Makes me wonder if i can fab something myself...I have a chunk of aluminum I used to make some bike parts from that I could whittle away at until something I think is useful materializes. :thinkin:

Author:  Cornhusker [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:22 am ]
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That looks great Mo :great:

Author:  jasonsch [ Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:10 am ]
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Mo mentioned he was doing this and where he got the polymer one he had 1st...
So I went online and:

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Got one for myself before they:

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Sold all these ones they're discontinuing!!

I kinda liked the idea of having a little "trigger finger help" with this trigger guard.
Being plastic and smaller, it isn't near as cool and as robust as the one Mo made - but it'll be interesting to try it!!
And you get a regular plastic trigger guard along with it and the roll-pins as well.

For $10.95 total - It's a pretty fair deal!!

And a big thanks to Mo for telling us about these trigger guards and showing us how he made his.
The one he made sure looks like a lot better deal than the "store-bought" one, doesn't it??!!

We'd expect nothing less from Mo, now would we?? :mrgreen:

Author:  srtolly [ Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:57 am ]
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mogunner wrote:

Possibly, since I've had quite a bit of interest, and the company making the polymer ones have discontinued that model. I'll have to see what it'll take to make some jigs to speed up the process, I couldn't sell them at any sort of profit doing them as one-offs.


I've got a "target shootin AR" that could really benefit from one of your trigger guards in flat black. Let me know when ya have one to sell, I'm in.


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Author:  mogunner [ Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:28 pm ]
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I find that it's really nice to have when you're peering through the scope, checking your last shots to see where you hit. It also comes in handy when you're sitting waiting for a yote to pop out of the woods but don't want your booger-picker on the trigger itself in case you get too excited in the moment. Hopefully Jason gets around to putting his Strike one on a build so he can "testify"...lol

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:59 pm ]
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Can't believe I hadn't noticed this thread before... Was perusing the gunsmithing section and there is was. Very nice Mo!

Have you progressed this project?

Author:  moona11 [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:28 am ]
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I have one on my son's coyote gun he really seems to like it.

Author:  srtolly [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:38 pm ]
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I'm still in for a couple of them in flat black.

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Author:  mogunner [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:15 pm ]
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It's been on a back burner for awhile, I've just been too busy with my regular offerings and working up a new tool for the Lee Enfield SMLE, plus house stuff and vehicle stuff to get jigs and such made up for the trigger guards. I seriously could use at least one good employee, but hell to find one let alone a good one that actually wants to earn his wages.

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