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Trigger shoe?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by lowercase, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. lowercase

    lowercase Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    Pacific Northwest
    Been seeing these for sale, and wondering what they do for the shooter. :confused:

    Anyone have them? I've seen a lot of really nice revolver pics, and a lot of them have things like Tyler T-grips, but I haven't seen any with trigger shoes.


    MICHAEL T Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    outback Kentucky
    Makes the trigger feel little lighter . Most people shy from as they are wider than the trigger guard. Not really what you want on a carry gun.
    I have bought a used pistol with them on and I just remove when I get home.

    All my J frames used to have Tyler T-grips back in 70's and 80's I gave you more grip area and no added bulk for carry.
  3. Drail

    Drail Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Trigger shoes are a gimmick from the old days. Any guy could put one on his gun and be convinced that he now had a "lighter" trigger. (instead of paying for an actual trigger job) They can cause the trigger to catch on some holsters and result in "Glock leg". Don't waste your money. The only real use I can see for one is on a long range silhouette gun that is never going to be shoved in a holster and will be handled very carefully by serious competition shooters. Tyler T grip adapters are very useful on a CCW gun IF you simply must use the factory grips (which are so horribly designed that someone had to come up with an adapter to make them usable.) I am completely amazed at the prices people are currently paying to buy the "original" S&W grips. I guess they are for safe queens because anyone who has spent much time shooting S&W revos with factory grips knows how awful they were.
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  4. MikeJackmin

    MikeJackmin Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    I like trigger shoes, for guns that don't go into holsters. My air pistol has become nicer to shoot, for a very modest investment in both money and time. Nothing wrong with that at all.

    I also think they have some merit as a training aid. Their large, flat surface helps you to feel what a correct, straight-back trigger pull should be. If you are pulling to one side or another, the trigger shoe will make it more obvious.
  5. Cocked & Locked
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    Cocked & Locked Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Silver Hill, NC
    Flaig Ace

    I had a couple of those trigger shoes way back in...well, a long time ago. Mine were the original Flaig "Ace" Trigger Shoe ones.

    I had one on a 2" S&W model 10 round butt and another on a Ruger Standard .22 semi-auto pistol. They were good at the time or at least I thought so then.

    Don't have any or want one now though. :scrutiny:
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