[SHOT 2018] Trigger Point Technology Inc.

    Trigger Point Technology is a small company in California that has integrated visible and IR light and aiming lasers into controls on the magazine well and trigger of the AR platform.

    Terry Abst realized the need for quick, accurate engagement, particularly with hostage rescue teams and looked for a system that would increase their accuracy and efficiency. Terry created the Tactical Rail Accessory Management System or TRAMS for short. A Basic and an Advanced version are available for manipulation of the TRAMS system. The Basic version utilizes a switch on the magazine well to control lights and lasers with a push on and push off control. Abst claims that manipulation with the trigger finger is faster and more efficient than using the support hand to control lights and lasers on the rail of the rifle. The Advanced version not only has a button on the magazine well but also has a trigger tab built into the trigger itself. Geissele triggers were on display but other triggers can be used as well. Needing only 1 gram of presser to manipulate, the trigger tab is easy to turn on and off without engaging the trigger itself.

    The TRAMS Basic includes the following:

    – Shepherd clips
    – Rail crossing clips
    – Magazine module
    – Rail module
    The TRAMS Advanced includes all of the parts from the Basic along with a trigger module.
    The trigger and magazine modules also are momentary only switches while the Basic activates a constant on setting.
    The Rail module adds a great capability to the system by determining what functions are being controlled by the trigger and magazine modules. The Rail module has 3 settings. Setting A disables all lights and lasers. Setting B enables the use of infrared settings on lights and lasers when the trigger or magazine modules are activated. Setting C enables the use of white light settings and visible lasers when the trigger or magazine modules are activated.
    In the past, there has been some controversy over having a light-activated switch on the trigger.
    Richard L.

    Richard lives in southern Indiana and has a strong interest in training, modified pistols, optics, and low profile gear/tactics. Some may consider it hoarding or some form of addiction, but he never tires in his pursuits as a stamp and lumen collector!

    For any corrections, input, or interest in posts, you can reach him at [email protected]


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