Steyr trigger guard

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by DKHAN, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. DKHAN

    DKHAN New Member

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    Years ago I had the priviledge to work in a public library and had access to books not often viewed by the general public. While examining my M40 I noticed the front of the trigger guard was scalloped unlike the blocked versions found on my duty G22. This reminded me of a gunsmith book I read. There was a gunsmith/gunfighter named Fitzsimmons years ago that modified revolvers for practical use. In the quest for speed, the extreme was to completetly cut off the front of the trigger guard altogether. For those looking for something less radical,he scalloped the right or left side of the front of the guard . His thought from experience at the time was that this modification gave him more speed getting his finger on the trigger. I compared the M40 to the G22 and felt just the slightest difference when sliding my finger to the trigger. This may not have been the intent behind the guard on the M40, but it just seems to be another feel good point about this gun in a 'working gun' perspective.
     
  2. TheGuyver

    TheGuyver New Member

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    Awsome tidbit of info... Thx!
     

  3. ScottW

    ScottW New Member

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    Interesting. I never though about the shape of the trigger guard contributing to speed, but I can see how it would. Less material getting in the way. The manual safety being located inside the trigger guard would also fit with this theme I think. One can get their finger inside the guard, deactivate the safety and pull the trigger in a quick yet fluid motion.

    I had really only thought of the trigger guard contours as a comfy place to rest my finger while maintaining good trigger discipline. The shape just calls out to me... "place finger here!" The grip angle of Steyrs makes it awkward to position my finger up along the side of the frame like I do with other guns, so I'm glad the trigger guard contours are there. Steyr did a great job with the ergos on these Ms.