[TriggrCon 2018] Accessories Part 2

Jim H
by Jim H

Industry and Media Day ended up being a success despite some more organizational hiccups along the way. Started with a long security line, with metal detectors and bag checks. Yes, going to Triggercon, and we were not allowed to bring anything with triggers! Also no sharp pointy things either. Oh well, it was a good turnout of both exhibitors and media and other firearms industry folks. Here are some more products I would like to mention.

Vaultek Safe

These safes have been on the market for a while now, they are mostly a 1 or 2 pistol quick access safes. What caught my eye was the newly released Slider Series.

These are marketed as the fastest entry safes on the market. They have 5 different ways to access the safe that are available. You can use a hard key, a smartphone app, a panic button, combination, or a fingerprint to access the safe. New mounting plates allow you several ways to mount it from walls to vehicles. This particular model is for use with a compact pistol like the size of a Glock 19. They demonstrated the “panic button” entry device for me, it can be mounted out of sight of prying eyes. It truly pops the safe open very quickly.

Prices for the Slider Series is 284.99 for the fingerprint model or 214.99 for the other entry methods.

Vaulktek’s website: https://vaulteksafe.com/

RTS Trigger Shield

Another safety device? Let the eye rolls begin. My eyes rolled so far back I saw my brain! But then I remembered what I was there for, so I focused on learning what I could.

Richetti Tactical Solutions says they have developed this product “to provide the highest level of safety and security for military, police, and civilian shooters while maintaining an uncompromising ability to effectively and expeditiously operate the weapon for all intentional purposes.” It reduces the chance of accidental discharge by restricting unintentional contact with the trigger.

At range day I had the opportunity to try out this product. It attaches to both sides of the trigger housing using by replacing the existing pins with the ones provided in the kit.

The author firing a rifle with the RTS Trigger Shield in place.

My first thought was this going to compromise my ability to access the trigger quickly? I was very surprised that the answer was no. With your finger on the outside of the trigger, it comfortably rested on the Trigger Shield. When ready to fire, it was a very smooth transition to the trigger. It surprised me.

RTS is taking orders for this product now and will ship before the end of this year. The cost will be 49.50 for the kit. It is an injection mold polymer they say will be very rugged.

The RTS Trigger Shield website: https:/rtstriggershield.com/


Ok, I know it’s another safety device, but this one is geared toward the hunters in the audience. Back in October of 2016, the Fire Arm Blog did an article about the first product by this company designed for the AR15.

But now their new product is for the shotgun market. Have any of you bird (or waterfowl) hunters crossed a fence or pushed through heavy brush while carrying your loaded shotgun, only to later realize that doing that was probably a bad idea (because your safety has not engaged, or you found debris in the trigger guard)? I know, no one would do that without first unloading the gun first right? Well, this product is designed as an added layer of security. By all means, make your gun safe by unloading it before you go trekking, but snapping one of these guards will give you (and your hunting partner) piece of mind and help prevent an unintended discharge.

This guard will currently fit Remington shotguns, with more varieties rolling out soon. MSRP will be $9.00 plus shipping.

Triggersafe’s website: https://triggersafe.us/

Jim H
Jim H

Jim H lives in Kent, Washington with his lovely wife. Loves the outdoors and has been hunting and shooting most of his life. Cotton tail rabbits, doves and ducks used to shiver in fear when he was around! He has been around long enough to remember keeping his .22 rifle on the gun rack of his truck and drove it to high school! Mostly now, he loves to spend time at the range shooting handguns, and learning and reading as much as he can about all firearms.

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  • USMC Grunt2 USMC Grunt2 on Jul 28, 2018

    I took a group of 16 year old boy scouts shooting today. I would have put a trigger shield on all 5 rifles. For new, inexperienced shooters still learning, i think it's a great idea. An extra added safety measure until they get the muscle memory and experience. For professionals or the experienced...not so much. But I think there is a market for this.

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    • Jack_A_Lope Jack_A_Lope on Jul 30, 2018

      @USMC Grunt2 Three hundred push-ups. That's what I remember about one pistol training session in boot camp because not everyone could follow instructions. After about three hundred push-ups, we made it to the firing line.

  • Jon Barker Jon Barker on Aug 02, 2018

    question, more than a statement - we are trained to keep our finger out & off of the trigger unless we plan to shoot, so you lay your finger along the side of the trigger guard. Well with that there it wouldn't be to comfy, and then trying to get your finger all the way back then under the guard would add allot of time to a quick needed shot. So to use in real life nah, to use in training courses, yes perhaps.
    Only the dancing FBI guy needs this, other caring professionals, dangerous for them I would think.