Upgraded trigger guard

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Upgraded trigger guard

Post by stubag7 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:39 pm

I do a lot of waterfowl hunting and can't seem to find any upgrades on larger trigger guards which allow thicker gloves to be used. Any thoughts or suggestions? Much appreciated.

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Re: Upgraded trigger guard

Post by Chief Brody » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:46 am

Sorry to say, I've not heard of any larger, aftermarket trigger guards.
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Re: Upgraded trigger guard

Post by Synchronizor » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:32 am

The trigger guard on an 870 is an integral part of the trigger plate, which is what all the little bits & pieces of the gun's trigger mechanism attach to. This makes it a pretty complex part, which is why Remington has only made them out of molded plastic or powder-cast aluminum, and why you don't really see aftermarket trigger plates being sold.

In addition, if you cut an 870 trigger plate in half, you'd see that there's a reason the 870's trigger guard has its characteristic shape. The solid section right in front of the trigger opening houses the hammer spring & plunger, and the safety mechanism sits right behind the trigger. So, even if someone did make an aftermarket trigger plate, they'd have a hard time really enlarging the space around the trigger without making changes to other elements of the 870's fire control.
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My advice would be to try thinner gloves, gloves with removable fingers, or taking your gloves off to shoot.

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