Blackwater has a limited edition of their Iron Horse Lower. As you may remember Blackwater Worldwide and Iron Horse Firearms announced a partnership earlier this year.
This lower is very different from others. If you haven’t noticed yet, it doesn’t have a visible trigger as it’s hidden inside the pistol grip. This makes it a thumb operated lower.
Here’s how Blackwater describes it:
The TOR model has several advantages over traditional trigger implementations, allowing shooters maximum control by employing the strongest digit on the hand. Force applied to the trigger is in line with the shooters center of aim, opposed to traditional left or right error common with a traditional trigger pull. The TOR model offers a shorter learning curve for new shooters, increased dexterity in cold weather, and safer transport. The TOR also enables disabled shooters to operate a firearm.
Below: Note the trigger hidden inside the rear of the grip.
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The IHA1 model lower has several advantages over traditional trigger implementations, allowing shooters maximum control. Force applied to the trigger is all directly inline with the shooters center of aim, opposed to traditional left or light error common with traditional trigger pull.
Shortened learning curve for new shooters
Increased dexterity in cold weather conditions
Trigger guard completely encases the trigger which eliminates the chance of snagging the trigger in brush or dense vegetation
Below is an exploded view of the lower. Note number 12, which is the trigger.
For more details check Rusy’s article from SHOT Show 2019, where he gave a “thumbs up” for innovation.