What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – Trigger Point’s Tigger-Mounted Light/Laser Switch

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“Imagine instant target visualization during Close Quarter Battle by touching the trigger. ‘CONTROL THE LIGHT, CONTROL THE FIGHT.'” That’s Trigger Point Technology’s tag line. If you’re in a life-or-death situation, don’t you want something that “increases CQB durability by increasing lethality”? Hells yeah! And from a quick perusal of Trigger Point Technology’s TRAMS-ADVANCED design, we can pretty much guarantee the increased lethality part. For the princely sum of $750 . . .

you too can ensure that your adrenaline-charged finger will be right there resting on your bangswitch — in direct contravention of every safety lesson you’ve ever been given — when all you really want to do is activate your light. There’s apparently no truth to the rumor that the mega-minds behind Trigger Point rejected the name NDLGD (Negligent Discharge Litigation Generating Device) before settling on the more anodyne TRAMS. Let’s hope none of these are coming to a law enforcement agency near you any time soon.

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  1. avatar Clark45 says:

    Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Or just simply WTF.

  2. avatar MdBx says:

    Jesus, that is Full Blown…Special

  3. And just like that they seem to have gone out of business and taken down their website.

    1. And Facebook is gone too. It’s like no one ever told them this might not be the best idea and they had no crisis plan to deal with the reviews that were inevitable.

      1. avatar dph says:

        Nothing ever dies on the internet.

    2. avatar Jtniggle says:

      They’ve still got a killer video up, lol

  4. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    Eeeek!

  5. avatar maynard says:

    Four months too early, I reckon.

  6. avatar Mark says:

    Wait, is it April 1st already?

  7. avatar LarryinTX says:

    You can NOT make this shit up. I wonder if anyone associated with this company has ever owned or fired a gun.

    1. avatar Bartjoebob says:

      Was thinking the same thing. This has to be a sham product or company intended to mobilize gun control idiots.

  8. avatar Erik says:

    Yikes. That’s retarded.

  9. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

    Tea, meet keyboard. Nasal passages, meet pain xD

  10. avatar Vitsaus says:

    This is the state of the industry. We’ve reached a point of saturation where people who have never fired a gun before can make a company that designs parts and accessories, and no one in the board room said “Hey, wait a minute…” while it was still a paper exercise.

    1. avatar Jarek Peila says:

      Unfortunately you may be right. One one hand, it’s never been better for high-quality (especially in the semi-auto rifle arena—I would have never imagined in ’03 that we’d have the options we do) guns, accessories, and personal gear; but on the other hand there are things on the market that require a double-take (super mixed-metal-arts hollowpoints anyone?) … I respect the effort it takes to get a product to market, but along all the design, build, and testing processes no one thought that this could unintentionally kill someone? Thankfully I suspect that the gun market is far more discerning than the average visitor of Google Play.

  11. avatar Chadd says:

    There’s a saying that this reminds me of.
    “You never go full retard” I guess no one told them this….

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    And you can confirm that the switch is working properly by looking down the barrel while you press the trigger.

  13. avatar Parker says:

    This is possibly the most dangerous accessory I could imagine. Some people complain about weapon mounted lights because you point your weapon at anything you want to illuminate. This is a whole new level of danger.

  14. avatar Stinkeye says:

    This will be perfect for Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies to direct traffic with.

    1. avatar beefeater says:

      Nice call back, I had forgotten about that gem.

    2. avatar John L. says:

      Beat me to it. 🙂

  15. avatar Devin in Texas says:

    Tigger-mounted, but no kitty cat?

    1. avatar Defens says:

      If you press too hard on the Tigger mounted switch, the gun goes Pooh! Pooh! Pooh!

      1. avatar Sian says:

        Oh bother.

  16. avatar Five says:

    And I though this pocket holster with a cut-out for your trigger finger was a dumb-dangerous idea….

    http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/desantis-gunhide-pocket-shot-holster?repChildCatid=1196765

    They managed to beat that handily.

  17. avatar defensor fortismo says:

    To be fair, they also came out with a module that mounts to the magwell, if they had left it at that, they would have been fine.

    What’s funny is the website breach bang clear ran an article on them the other day and one of their representatives showed up in the comment section with a post sodomy case of butthurt.
    http://www.breachbangclear.com/innovative-way-to-negligent-discharge/

    1. avatar Jtniggle says:

      That comment is just too good not to show everyone, http://imgur.com/r8L4p89

  18. avatar Ben says:

    Its like holding a hand grenade between your ass cheeks. Then diving in for an itch.

  19. avatar Drew says:

    The only safe way to use this would be safety on. Even still, this is fucking retarded. Especially since even if you were using this and shooting, on a semi auto you run the risk of not being able to keep the light on while you reset the trigger. Plus this would play havoc with your trigger pull and being able to feel the break and ride the reset.

  20. avatar MKK says:

    Perfect for dog lovers.

  21. avatar SteveO says:

    Anyone care to add to a hypothetical discussion of when Micheal B. & Shannon W. get into a gungrabber dreamteam firearms accessory business? Maybe we can have a hypothetical org chart and assign Diane F. & Chuck S. some “Chief such ‘n such” titles, along with Lad E. in the fold, too. Sooo many other names could be included, where does one continue?

    I wonder where this could possibly go…

  22. avatar ActionPhysicalMan says:

  23. avatar Hannibal says:

    Not only is it incredibly stupid to have people fingering a trigger to activate a light, but what if you want to shoot without putting a big ol’ bright “I’m over here!” sign around your muzzle?

    1. avatar Jtniggle says:

      Yeah, it’s almost like they should just stick with foregrip mounted activation, crazy!

  24. avatar Defens says:

    I honestly thought this was a spoof, like the Dynamic Pie Concepts guys. “When photon-powered illumination is required for battlefield awareness enhancement, activate the Tiggerpoint illumination control to provide steady state high-lumen output, augmented by a blinding muzzle flash.”

  25. avatar Raul Ybarra says:

    4 rules? What 4 rules?

  26. avatar mike oregon says:

    This thing, or the IPhone case with the pistol grip, decisions decisions.

  27. avatar AlanInFL says:

    I can see that the LAPD buying these.

    This is in reference to the LAPD article about their training or lack of the switch over to the M&P pistols.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      That was the County Sheriff’s Deputies, not the LAPD.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      And don’t forget the NYPD in an effort to cover their training deficiencies.

  28. avatar Frank says:

    Comes with springs for a 30b trigger pull

  29. avatar Raconteur says:

    “Do the name Ruby Begonia ring a bell?”
    The first 40MM grenade launchers for the M16 had a trigger that rotated down near the rifle trigger. Needless to say this resulted in some interesting down-range effects. We just taped the launcher trigger up and pushed directly on the firing sear if we wanted to shoot the launcher. POOT!

  30. avatar Sian says:

    I’m feeling triggered.

  31. avatar Mr. Pierogie says:

    I’m guessing that the Lawsuit-Trigger Technology is included free of charge?

  32. avatar Justin says:

    Would it be unreasonable for me to say that I think that as a rule a trigger on a firearm should only have ONE purpose? I’m all for tacticool gadgets and doodads to slap on a rifle. They’re cool. But adding a function to the trigger outside of firing the weapon (or dropping the hammer/striker) just seems like an astoundingly bad idea. The trigger shouldn’t be touched for anything but firing the weapon… not to turn on lights, lasers, charge your iPhone, start the camera, sound the alarm, release the kraken, etc.

  33. avatar Pete S. says:

    With 2mm of travel a portal toothbrush pops out of the barrel too! Just conveniently stick the barrel in mouth with your finger on the bang switch!

  34. avatar derfel cadarn says:

    Lights on guns are already iffy proposition from a safety point of view, see rules two and three. This idea is insane.

  35. avatar harrishmasher says:

    I can’t believe this product is for real. Unbelievable!

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