Trigger horn. What's up with that?

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  1. Glock-1982

    Glock-1982

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    Is there a reason glock has a point on the trigger gaurd? What purpose does it play?

    I seen the "de-horned" pictures here and like it like that. Before I alter my glock, am i taking away an unknown necessary factor?
     
  2. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Some claim that it is for "planting" against a barrier or cover (whatever).I see no real purpose for it myself.That's why i did this to my 27...[​IMG]
     
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    I heard that European shooters rest their index finger from their weak hand while shooting. I guess that the way they are taught how to hold a firearm.
     
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    A gun's a tool. This type of trigger guard is like an extension of a finger that you're using to hold the gun.
     
  6. MonsterB

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    I believe its there for extra grip when you run out of bullets and need to ram the gun up the bad guy's nose...
     
  7. G1ock N9nteen

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    I use my offhand index finger to hold onto it.
     
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    Yes I see no reason for the hooked trigger guard, that is why I bought a S&W M&P 9c.
     
  9. MonsterB

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    I wonder about whether its a good idea to put your finger there....if this was a good way to hold the gun I would think alot more companies would design the gun that way....most of them dont..what do you do if you shoot another gun, change your grip? Not saying theres anything wrong with doing that, I guess its just not for me....
     
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    For some shooters, using your off hand index finger to hold it, helps to reduce/control recoil action, allowing them a faster recovery for follow up shots. I guess it boils down to whatever floats your boat. Different strokes for different folks.
     
  11. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Beretta, Glock, HK, Ruger, SIG, Springfield, S&W, Taurus and Walther all have pistols with the trigger guard horn.
     
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    Ironically it's the smaller, carry, guns that DON'T seem to have it. SIG P229 SAS for example. Ironic because if putting your finger there helps recoil control you'd need that more with a smaller gun than a larger one.
     
  13. Wayne D

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    You guys must be young. :supergrin:

    Back in the 70s and 80s when a lot of these guns were designed, shooting with your off hand finger on the front of the trigger guard was in style. People figured out it didn't work so well, so now it's not it style.

    Here's a 1911 that Armand Swenson built in 1976, notice the squared up and checkered triggerguard.
    http://www.coolgunsite.com/comm_pistols/custom/swenson/swenson.htm
     
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    I hope you had more that just that reason to buy your M&P.... :wow:
     
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    I rest my offhand index finger on it- seems to help the recoil a bit on the G29.

    Of course, that's how I shoot ALL my pistols- just comfortable for me.