Make Your AR-15 Even Safer – The “Triggersafe”

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Developed by police officers from a large metropolitan area, the new Triggersafe is a simple device to make your AR-15 safer when its intended to be completely safe. In short, the Triggersafe is a device that completely covers the trigger of a standard forged AR-15 lower receiver. Further, the Triggersafe impedes a standard safety selector from being manipulated. The company notes it is compatible with a variety of trigger guards and selectors, but does not state explicitly what exactly is compatible outside the Magpul trigger guards.

When used, it makes an AR-15 nearly negligent discharge proof. On the flip side, it makes the weapon nearly unusable in a dynamic situation, as it is not easily removable with only the trigger finger.

To the credit of the inventors (it is patent pending), the Triggersafe is not designed for those dynamic situations. They freely discuss that it is typically used in an “admin” type situation, of which it is ideal. The Triggersafe is obvious on both sides of a weapon (unlike common chamber flags) and is relatively simple to install and remove. As an extension of admin usage, the Triggersafe has a lanyard hole to anchor the device to a rifle rack or similar static mount.

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The Triggersafe is 100% made in the USA, injection molded in LaPorte, Indiana. Pricing is set at an entirely reasonable $13.00, with only $2.00 required for shipping up to 10 of the trigger guard devices. 

 

 



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Nicks87

    Is this for when the safety on your rifle just suddenly quits working? Or is it for when your trigger finger grows a mind of its own and starts randomly pulling triggers?

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Yeah, pass.

      • Billy Jack

        But you’re named after an IUD. It’s just a ITD.

    • Malthrak

      Probably more for arsenal storage and training with people new to firearms, obviously not for people who know what they are doing. It makes sense from that perspective.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Anyone capable of following a few simple rules will have no need for it.

        • Malthrak

          To quote Carlin “imagine how stupid the average person is, now realize that half of them are even dumber than that”.

          For a force like the NYPD, a huge organization full of thousands of people who know nothing about firearms, but with vast arsenals of underused weaponry available, something like this can make sense in certain cases.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            True, scary.

          • Nicks87

            I agree but teaching someone to depend on gimmicks instead of just teaching them to use the rifle the way it was designed is setting them up for failure.

          • gunsandrockets

            “Developed by police officers from a large metropolitan area…”

      • Kristen Harper

        Triggersafe is used by expertly trained tactical Officer’s, IMPD and Indiana State Police SWAT. Understood by those who run a rifle for a living.

        • JDS

          What did they pay you for that post?

          • Kristen Harper

            It isn’t a secret. I am Mrs.Harper. I’m respectfully trying to clarify some information.

        • Nicks87

          Well ma’am, I’ve carried a rifle for a living for 16 years now and at no time in my career have I ever needed/wanted such a device. I also teach people who carry weapons for a living and I would never instruct my officers to depend on a piece of plastic over the weapon’s own safety features. Gimmicks like this device give people a false sense of safety and that’s when accidents happen.

        • Frank Grimes

          “Expertly trained”, yet can’t safely handle a rifle without adding a physical trigger blocking device.

          Seems legit.

        • Just say’n

          I was taught to keep my “booger hook” off the trigger until I was ready to kill something. Has worked great so far.

        • Bill

          Uh huh. Show me a real operator (not a political soldier) who thinks this is a good idea and I’ll eat my hat. Just one.

      • Nicks87

        Loaded weapons are not usually stored in armories so why would you need something to cover the trigger guard. Why would you train new shooters to use something like this? Wouldn’t it make more sense to teach them to use the safety lever and safe weapons handling procedures instead?

        • Rick O’Shay

          Maybe it’s designed to teach them how often they’re being stupid by not exercising proper trigger discipline?

    • Billy Jack

      It’s for when your rifle grabs a mag and tries to load itself and starts yanking its own trigger like a smartaleck punk.

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    • Ron

      That might actually be useful for when you need to carry a condition 4 weapon on a FOB but are required to keep a magazine on the weapon

      • Bill

        Rules like that make my head hurt and ears bleed.

        • Then you’re really gonna hate the rules involved in medevac’ing and treating an earbleeder TBI.

          • Bill

            Somebody tried to adapt a 9-line type format when we needed a medic. It didn’t work, about 8 lines didn’t apply/didn’t make sense/wasted time.

    • Uniform223

      Don’t the Israelis use something like that?

      • Anonymoose

        They make it.

  • YZAS

    Well these are gonna surely sell like hotcakes on the civilian market. Every kid on the block is lining up to get theirs now… Make your AR even saferer. yay.

    Too bad Houdini aint still alive… He’s probably dig it.

  • Ron

    I am not sure who puts a condition 1 rifle into a case or throws it into the back of a vic uncovered (most I would think would leave it condition 3) but in those weird circumstances I could see that a trigger cover could be of use.

    • Bill

      Yeah, this. I might consider it for those cheesy racks that don’t cover the trigger guard and allow the bolt to be cycled, but even then it’s not like it locks on.

      I’d use the lanyard hole for a tether I could snap to something that would yank the cover off, like the trigger guard “holsters” for pistols, where I’m guessing the idea for this came from.

    • n0truscotsman

      Definitely. I dont agree with the product itself, but I see that as a valid argument.

  • Bill

    I’m a firearms instructor, and I’ve always been curious why the default color for Instructor stuff is red – red shirts, red hats, red armor covers…If i’m gonna get shot, I don’t want to be wearing a color that’ll make it that much harder to find the leak.

    • Ron

      I think it may come from the Air Force where their CATMs wear red hats.

      • Bill

        I don’t know what a CATMs are.

        • Ron

          Combat Arms Trainers and Maintainers
          The Air Force combined their shooting instructors and armorers into on AFSC.

    • m-dasher

      its so when you get shot, you dont need to go buy all new gear because its blood stained.

    • Phil Hsueh

      Still easy to find a wound with a red clothing, you just look for the dark spot because it’s still getting wet from the blood. So unless the shirt or whatever has lots of dark stains all over it it’s not going to take much longer to find the wound than any other color that’s not white.

      • Bill

        I never wear red; the flaw with your plan is that I sweat like a guy who sweats a lot, my whole self gets soggy in the heat and humidity

        • Phil Hsueh

          You have a bit of a point there, but unless you’re sweating a ton all over you’d only have to worry about being shot in the arm pits, and the back of the shoulders.

  • Frank Grimes

    Red plastic thing 2016:

    Make ARs safe again.

    • Ron

      Well played sir, well played.

    • Uniform223

      Bad joke incoming.

      Surely this will stop all those mass shootings by all those “assault weapons” and further reduce the chances of police officers using those dreaded “assault weapons” on blacks.

  • A Fascist Corgi

    So, the gun community thinks that thumb safeties on pistols are dangerously stupid and that covering the trigger is all the safety that you really need; but when it comes to rifles, the gun community thinks that thumb safeties are great and that covering the trigger is dangerously stupid. What a perfect reminder of why I prefer to think for myself rather than conforming to the moronic opinions of the firearm community.

    • Anonymoose

      Handguns need to be drawn rapidly in a fight. Rifles are in your hands or slung. There’s a slight difference in the philosophy of use there (wish I didn’t have to use a nutn term), but you’re probably right in thinking there’s a logical disconnect here. However, I also prefer to have a 1911-style safety on my handguns, or at least a double-action first pull. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7d8168ababf5d49c55242ec2e5b9df0eb43281aefcc010041f07e5c68c16d94.jpg

    • RocketScientist

      Or maybe, just MAYBE its that any group of people numbering in the hundreds of millions might not all have the exact same opinions about all things? And maybe saying “the gun community” thinks X and “the gun community” thinks Y is almost assured to be wrong, as “the gun community” doesn’t share one brain? And maybe its possible that a few hundred million of us think one way, and a fwe hundred million of us think another way, and maybe there are even some people who agree with neither of the positions you’ve staked out? But I guess admitting that trying to stereotype hundreds of millions of people as sharing exactly one opinion about something is pretty f***ing stupid would really take away from your whole “I’m so much smarter than all you other sheeple! No-one else has the cutting insight to think for themselves!!” circlejerk huh? But what do I know… I’m just some some moron in the firearms community, sharing the exact same moronic opinions as all the rest of us (apparently).

    • AC97

      You really can’t stop stroking your ego, can you?

      People think that safeties on pistols are stupid when you’re talking striker-fired guns or DA triggers, because the former generally has a trigger safety with a fair amount of travel, while the latter has a heavy and long trigger for safety.

      On say, a 1911 or a CZ 75, the trigger is usually light with a short pull, so that’s where the safety comes in.

      On a rifle, it’s a different game, because one, if the thing’s slung over your shoulder, the trigger’s not too secure, in stark contrast to a holstered pistol. Two, the trigger pull is not usually very long and heavy on rifles, hence the safety.

    • lol

      Yeah because a DMR with 3.5 lb trigger slung up while carrying 40 lbs of gear protruding out every which way and no safety. Yeah, I think I’d be scared to even move let alone any transition or repositioning of the rifle..

      You must be really stupid or literally never do anything with a sling.

      • Kristen Harper

        Right on. You obviously get it… BTW I like your first comment as well. Salute

        • JDS

          Me thinks Kristen Harper has a vested interest in this product.

          • Kristen Harper

            I do. My husband’s life and those he trains and serves to protect. I am proud of them for seeing the need and doing something about it …

          • Nicks87

            You mean, yours and your husband’s bank accounts depend on you selling this as necessary and legit product.

          • Billy Jack

            At least she’s admitting it and using her own name to make her case. Many wouldn’t.

            And it’s not exactly a Barrel Thetan Monitor made by the Church of Scientology. I don’t want one but if someone personally feels better with it on their own firearm why should it bother me?

          • iksnilol

            I respect the hustle, even if I am not falling for that specific hustle. Still respecting the game tho.

          • Billy Jack

            I just wanted to point out she’s honestly defending a product she’s tied to. There is so much outright deception in marketing these days I figured she at least deserves credit for that. Every time I listen to radio shows I hear companies advertising a service that will post fake product reviews and social media praise to counter negative news. If there’s no incentive for honesty beyond satisfying your personal moral code then it will just get worse. It’s not much and I’m not buying the *ockblockr but I feel like I have to try to support honest business people when possible. Worthless pointless battle but gotta try.

          • iksnilol

            Agreed there, might not like or need their product. But I like that they’re honest about it 🙂

          • Kristen Harper AKA Birdie

            A heartfelt thank you.

      • Frank Grimes

        What kind of broken rifle do you carry that doesn’t have a safety?

      • A Fascist Corgi

        We’re civilians. We’re not going on patrols with our AR-15s. We keep our rifles in range bags or in our safes. Therefore manual safeties on long guns should be considered to be superfluous by all of the “my trigger finger is the only safety that I need” types.

        Also, thumb safeties belong on all pistols because we’re constantly drawing them from holsters and reholstering them while training. That’s when 90% of accidental discharges happen.

    • Frank Grimes

      When I want to safely handle my AR, I remove the BCG and FCG and throw them into a lake.

      Then I do my dry fire training.

      When I’m done I rent scuba gear to retrieve my parts, except I do it seprately because I don’t want to get the hammer too close to the BCG in case it contacts it and ends up behind a round.

      Then I reassemble the upper and lower halves in different buildings.

      You can never be too careful.

  • Scott Tuttle

    Let me know when they have something to make my ar-15 more dangerous

    • Nicholas C

      Binary trigger.

      • thedonn007

        Yes, I need one, or two.

        • SpartanGears

          No you need 1 or 10

    • Disarmed in CA

      Travel to California

    • Gary Kirk

      300 blackout

    • Sgt. Stedenko

      Sharks with laser beams attached to their heads in keymod?

    • DW

      Shoulder thin that goes up

    • Uniform223

      According to the PRC (People’s Republic of California); muzzle device, bayonet lug, detachable magazine, magazine that holds more than 10 rounds, collapsable/adjustable stock, vertical grip, ect.

  • Lee

    This really isnt that bad of a product. I can see hunting guides using these on hunts. Maybe you have to walk out a few hundred yards and then climb into a stand and you have a new client. Maybe a younger teenager. Something like this can be used to enforce extra trigger discipline.

    • Billy Jack

      It would have saved a guy’s life near me a few months ago. On a hunt and combing rough terrain with a shotgun. Shot himself and went off to meet Darwin and Baby Jesus. I hate stuff like that so bundle them with every hunting rifle and shotgun. I still don’t get the need for professionals with tactical weapons but for Jon Doe in the woods I’m on board.

  • Graham2

    If I want my ARs to be in a safe condition, I don’t insert a loaded magazine, I don’t chamber a round and I don’t play with the safety catch and trigger. I managed to teach myself these things and have therefore saved myself having to buy one of these devices.

    • It’s not really for people who Already Know What They’re Doing. “Admin” means being responsible not for the dumbest people who work there, but also the dumbest people who visit.

      • Nicks87

        Why would you leave a loaded weapon laying around where anybody but you, has access to it. Yet again, it goes back to safe weapon handling procedures not dependence on gadgets.

        • Billy Jack

          I thought it couldn’t get safer than on safety or unloaded. And why have dumb or unsafe people around the things that go boom?
          California Logic Dreaming?

      • Graham2

        I think dumb people should stop letting even dumber people have access to their loaded firearms! End of story.

        • Okay, but if you’re an armorer for military/law enforcement/security, that story actually goes on for several volumes over multiple three ring binders and concludes with a multi-page incident report. You don’t get to choose family, and you don’t always get to choose the lummoxes you’re in charge of either.

  • Jim B

    If someone can’t control their nose picker from grabbing the ol bang switch maybe a new hobby might be worth considering. Just .02

  • Roy G Bunting

    How to keep your gear from moving your safety or getting in your trigger guard.

    In addition to aresnals and racks, this could be useful for the instructional portions of rifle classes or matches.

  • Major Tom

    Uhh, so empty chambers, safeties on, and sans magazine is not enough? I have a better idea if people are that careless. DISABLE OR REMOVE THE FIRING PIN UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.

    • Billy Jack

      NICS check before accessing the trigger.

  • Dougscamo

    If this is a great idea, I have one better…..just leave the f$#king thing in the trunk…..which I ain’t too keen on either…..

  • ARCNA442

    I actually think they may be on to something with this. It might take some work to figure out the best way to use this, but it does seem like a good way to improve the safety of a long gun that you’re planning to keep loaded for extended periods.

  • Cm

    obviously lots of commenters did NOT watch the video. for what it is intended and is marketed as such, it makes a lot of sense.

  • no n0

    another BS Waste of time and material ! ha ha ha ha $15.00~?~?!! Total BS

  • Cap’n Mike

    I’m guessing the attraction to this device is that everyone around you can clearly see thing over the trigger and know your weapon is safe.

    From that angle its not a bad idea.

    From the perspective of the guy holding the rifle, it doesn’t seem to do much that the safety isn’t all ready doing.

  • Tom Currie

    A few problems or issues I see:

    1) Contrary to the write-up, it apparently does just flick off with the trigger finger. And, if you use a lanyard to attach it to a gun rack, it automatically pulls free as soon as you take the gun out of the rack. Also from the inventor’s comment in the video, apparently it can be flicked off simply by flicking off the safety (albeit with “a few pounds” more effort).

    2) None of #1 is much of a surprise since this really isn’t any different from the trigger guard covers that a couple of companies sell for people who like the clip-draw thing but want the trigger protected (I’m not sure what part of their design might be patentable, but I’d bet they run into a C&D order and patent infringement suit very quickly if this is a commercial success.

    3) Given #1, I am not all all comfortable with the notion of using this device as a SUBSTITUTE for absolutely positively clearing and checking every weapon in a non-firing situation — especially the kind of non-firing situations that were mentioned in the video where there is are probably live rounds on the scene and the weapons may have been loaded immediately before using this thing to magically “show” that the gun is “safe” — The idea that this lets instructors visually see that a gun is “safe” from a distance is an invitation to complacency that WILL eventually lead to disaster

    All in all, I suppose that I could see it as being worthwhile _IF_ you were keeping an AR in Condition ONE, racked in your patrol car or pickup truck (On the other hand, I don’t think much of the idea of carrying an AR in any gun rack in Condition One.)

  • USMC03Vet

    It’s now only a matter of time until californiq requires this to be on rifles at all times.

    • Nashvone

      Even while the rifle is being fired…because california logic.

  • Verner

    Damn! Here I was, thinking, someone finally developed a Glock style trigger safety for ARs…

    • iksnilol

      Just don’t use the safety on your AR and you have one.

  • Marcus D.

    I have read stories of Remington 700s being knocked over and firing–which means that they were loaded. A hunter shot by his own dog, when the dog stepped on the trigger of a shotgun. People shot by their own guns when they take them out of storage prior to the hunting season. [And although it was a handgun ND, a training officer shooting and killing one of his own students because he had a live weapon in the same place as a practice weapon.] Why? Because there are plenty of idiots out there who run around in condition 1 with hunting rifles and shotguns. True, it isn’t a terribly high number, fewer than 1000 per year, but other than true accidents, such as the exploding Axis or squibs, there are plenty of preventable mistakes. In a shoothouse situation, yeah, I want to see red flags of one kind or another.

  • rc_vic_kerman

    A completely Safe AR has no ammo in it or doesn’t anyone of these people think that way?

    • RSG

      “Treat every gun as if it’s loaded”. Firearms are always thought to be loaded. One of the four rules which we must all live by.

  • WFDT

    *wiggles trigger finger* “This here’s my safety, sir.”

  • Texas-Roll-Over

    Because an absent magazine, chamber flag, and human finger isn’t enough to make it safe…

  • Lew Siffer

    To understand this, you need to think like an administrator and not like a soldier or police officer. Admin types want these because they can see the red plastic and it makes them feel better. They don’t trust you and they are too lazy to do unannounced inspections to ensure that you are not routinely carrying in a unsafe condition.

  • trjnsd

    Nice idea. But please tell me why “instructors” must talk like they just consumed a case of Red Bull. I mean, geez! Slow down a little and let your ideas and words sink in to your students’ heads!

  • brian

    I feel like I lost brain cells just reading about this future fail product…

  • ft

    Silly gimmick. No thanks.

  • Bill

    You know, there is this lever on the side of the lower…

  • John Wisch

    Oh Yes, sell me one for $15 please, because my Bolt Locked to the Rear and my Dust Cover Open with NO MAGAZINE in the MAG WELL is not a safe enough condition already. I MUST BE MORE SAFE, so that my visually empty and mechanically disabled weapon doesn’t NEGLIGENTLY GO OFF because I am an idiot LEO that ignores commands, common sense and the 4 Gun Safety Rules constantly.
    OK I am good now.

  • American Patriot

    Incredible for $15.00 I can get a piece of plastic to make me safe again….WOW I should of thought of that!

  • BeoBear

    Would be a good idea for classes involving new shooters or something I guess. I have been meaning to buy a few of the similar versions for my house Glocks. I’m going to conquer my procrastination issues one of these days.