BAD lever type gadgets:
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:06 pm
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This is how we learn. This guy stood up, owned his issues, and explained the situation so that others could profit from his mistakes. This particular issue, having ANYTHING inside the trigger guard until you are ready to fire, applies to pistols as well as rifles. I'm training my young shooters to keep their trigger finger in one specific spot, well away from the trigger, when drawing and to only move their trigger finger to the trigger when the pistol is pointed at the target and they have decided to shoot.
The ND, no; but this event illustrates that it takes multiple rules violations to cause injury/death/etc. Luckily, a single violation can be used as a teaching incident...
I'm not sure I'm following the concern for this specific application. The ND issue seems to be there when you are reloading. Assuming that you keep your bedside gun loaded, this would only happen if you need to fire the 32nd round of an encounter, which seems unlikely in most HD scenarios. For the first shot your finger would be out of the trigger guard completely until you are ready to shoot. Of course, for the same reason, this device would also not have much benefit in a HD scenario.C-dub wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 amMy BIL has put one on his AR and says he likes it. I could never get past it for the same reasons ya'll have kept from getting one or stopped and never got one for myself. Too close for comfort. I keep my carbine next to my bed. The circumstances where it would come into play are too risky for the small "convenience" on a bench at the range for my taste.
My BIL keeps his in his safe, not next to his bed.