New Trigger Guards From Hogue

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The AR platform has been popular since its creation more than 50 years ago, and although there are quite a few components on the market for them, the importance of certain parts is sometimes minimized. One part some shooters don’t worry about is the trigger guard, but reality is your gun’s trigger guard is an important piece. Not only does a good quality trigger guard lend itself to greater safety but it also matters when it comes to overall function. So whether you’re building your own AR or looking to put on some better-quality aftermarket parts, take a look at the new products coming from Hogue.

The new Hogue trigger guards include models made from a polymer so they’re both lighter weight and tough. Polymer trigger guards come in black, flat dark earth, and OD green. Then there’s the new G10 which comes
in a variety of styles and colors; everything from black to blue to pink is available. If you prefer to shoot wearing gloves the G10 contour trigger guards are just for you, allowing for extra room, while the regular G10 is the traditional size. Trigger guards come with hardware included and Hogue advertises them as easy to install.

The new trigger guards are made for AR-15s and have an MSRP of $12.95 for the polymer model and $24.95 to $29.95 for the G10. Take a look for yourself at www.hogueinc.com.

From Hogue:

Hogue Inc, America’s premier manufacturer of firearm grips, rifle stocks, AR components, knives, holsters and gear is pleased to offer a variety of trigger guards for AR-15 MIL-Spec style rifles, now in stock and available at your favorite Hogue dealer. “The MIL-Spec AR’s trigger guard is an often overlooked component owing to its simplicity,” explained Hogue’s Neil Hogue, “but it makes a vital contribution to the firearm’s overall safety so we didn’t cut corners or make any compromises on our trigger guard strength and durability.”

Hogue offers G10 contour trigger guards – extra roomy for gloved trigger hands – or straight G10 guards in a variety of beautifully-layered colors, hardware included. They’re colorful, extremely tough and lighter than aluminum – attractive features for premium AR builders looking to add a little something extra to a new build.

For budget-conscious builders who don’t want to compromise light weight and durability, Hogue now offers a new contour trigger guard in ultra-tough, high performance polymer at a $12.95 price point, including hardware. “A polymer trigger guard is a natural for us, given our injection molding expertise,” said Hogue. “There’s strong demand out there for high-performance AR parts at aggressive prices. Our polymer trigger guard meets the demand for a tough, extremely light, easy-to-install product at a great price.” Hardware (roll and plunger pin) is included so Hogue’s polymer trigger guard – like its G10 counterpart – is a quick and easy install.

Hogue’s G10 AR trigger guards are available in Solid Black, as well as Hogue’s G-Mascus® line-up consisting of Black/Gray, OD Green, Flat Dark Earth, Red Lava, Blue Lava and Pink Lava. Contoured G10 guards are offered at an MSRP of $29.95 while straight G10 guards are priced at $24.95.

Hogue’s new contour polymer trigger guards are offered in Black, OD Green and Flat Dark Earth (FDE) with an MSRP of $12.95.



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Kevin McCallister

    Wait…so how does a $30 trigger guard function better or more safely than the one that comes free with your AR? This doesn’t seem like a “budget concious” thing to do.

    • Hank

      As one uninitiated, but with plans to build an AR, I often wonder the same thing. Beyond the allowance for room for a glove, what is the rationale for upgrading the guard? Is this just a bling thing? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      • Dan

        Customization is the name of the game. Can’t be tier 1 with a stock AR!

    • Geo

      Then a $12 NC dot will work in place of a Aimpoint dot, by your reasoning; also a $90 barrel.

      • MR

        The $12 dot likely won’t hold up to much use/abuse, the $2 original triggerguard will hold up to quite a bit of abuse.

      • Henry W

        No, that’s not the same reasoning at all. Like MR said, things like triggers, scopes and barrels offer something above the functionality and/or durability of the stock part. A trigger guard is a piece of metal that, you know, guards the trigger. Unless stock AR trigger guards are much crappier than I remember, I can’t think of a good reason to replace one.

  • Bill

    First and foremost, the trigger guard needs to guard the trigger. If you are working in the arctic and have to wear gloves all the time, or have bratwurst for fingers, it might make sense to install an over-sized guard, never mind that Stoner took this into account by building in the swing-away trigger guard. I’d rather have a large guard than none at all. But I’d check my kit to see if enlarging the guard could allow protruding gear or sling hardware to inadvertently get in there and do Bad Things. Generally, the rifle would be on safe, but if it swung against a chest rig and the corner of a magazine poked in, or it snagged on something on my duty belt, well, there are things down there I don’t want to risk having shot.

    In my opinion, ANY add-on or mod should address an actual, identified problem or need, at least for working guns. If you shoot an AR while wearing oven mitts or snowmobile gauntlets, go for it. Hoque certainly makes great stuff.

    • iksnilol

      I just use fingerless gloves, don’t have to bother with the trigger guard that way. It works fine in the Norwegian winter.

  • Dave The Great

    I really wish there was a separate RSS option for these “new part for your AR” posts and other such gear-release stories. I get that some people really want them, and that’s great, but it would be nice if there was a multi-tier subscription system so not everyone has to have an inbox full of them. I miss the old TFB that published three or four very interesting articles a week. This newer, expanded TFB is like being stranded on an airplane with nothing but a gun-focused Skymall to read.

    They are great articles, well-written and informative, but I can’t imagine anyone but a gun store owner who would want to read through so many new product release stories. New plastic grips, just grips, come out more often than actual non-product news.

    • Henry W

      Excellent post. I agree 100%. Sadly is becoming more like gun-skymall.

    • Oh I remember those days when it was just two of us for the most part. We still try to bring you those longer reviews along with the new content.

      • Dave The Great

        I remember those days fondly. I just wish there was a way to recapture them, perhaps with a “best of” weekly roundup or something.

        Firearms not politics was a revolutionary call, and remains pretty unique. A fantastic idea. I miss it so much. This never-ending stream of reviews for plastic AR parts that are nearly identical to the last ten reviews for plastic AR parts doesn’t even rise to the level of being a pale shadow of the original blog. It’s so sad that we lost that, and all we have to show for it is this.

        It’s big enough now that you no longer have to cram everything onto one page, one section, one RSS feed. Branch out. Divide into sections. Diversify your delivery the same way you diversified your content. Be awesome again.

        Pretty please.

  • USMC03Vet

    lol the things AR owners buy.

  • patrickiv

    This entire article is literally an advertisement.

  • Big Mick

    Wouldn’t a G10 trigger guard look a little funny on a black AR? Unless of course you have a VZ G10 AR 15.