Trigger guard

A trigger guard is a loop surrounding the trigger of a firearm and protecting it from accidental discharge.[1] Other devices such as inhalers, crossbows and power tools may also have trigger guards.

Trigger guard of a SG 550 rifle

On rifles with a bottom metal, the trigger guard is often part of the bottom metal.

Winter trigger guardsEdit

Trigger guard of the FAMAS swept forward for use in Arctic conditions

Some firearms may have their trigger guard removed or repositioned as not to impair use with large cold weather gloves on, especially those intended to be used in arctic conditions. Quite notably, the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare line of rifles have enlarged trigger guards for use in cold climates, primarily northern Sweden.


  1. ^ Brown, Edmund G. (2009). Handgun Safety Certificate. West Sacramento, California: California Department of Justice. p. 52.