Midwest Industries New AR Polymer Trigger Guards
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From Midwest Industries . . .

Midwest Industries announced today that it is introducing a new line of Polymer Trigger Guards for the commercial, law enforcement, and military markets.

“Sometimes the smallest parts can have the biggest impact on weapon manipulation. If you’re wearing heavy gloves and pulling the trigger on an AR-15 or a .308 AR, you know exactly what we mean,” said Troy Storch, Owner of Midwest Industries. “In our home state of Wisconsin, we’re no stranger to frigid weather or heavy winter apparel. That’s why we designed our Polymer Trigger Guards to accommodate hands and gloves of all shapes and sizes.”

Midwest Industries New AR Polymer Trigger Guards

The new trigger guards help prevent improper or accidental trigger engagement, which is good news for shooters’ accuracy and safety. The guards are also designed to work with any thickness of gloves. Whether shooters are wearing lightweight work gloves in the desert or are outfitted in thick winter gear, Midwest’s Polymer Trigger Guards are ergonomically configured for maximum manipulation.

Midwest Industries New AR Polymer Trigger Guards

The Midwest Industries Polymer Trigger Guards are designed to work with the AR-15 platform and incorporate the following features:

• High-strength polymer construction
• Features larger area for use with gloves
• Ergonomically designed for comfortable and safe trigger manipulation
• Available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, or Olive Drab Green
• Made in the USA
• MI Lifetime Warranty

Visit our website for more information on the Midwest Industries Polymer Trigger Guards.

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  1. One of the most confusing aspects of AR design for me is in this part. It’s the idea of using roll pins to attach it. I see some with a spring loaded pin at one end and a hole for the other. Since it’s obvious that a spring loaded pins does actually work, I see no reason to set things up to risk breaking the lower by using a roll piñata all. Now I know that it’s a minimal risk if your using the correct tools. I also know that risk is zero with a lower that has this as a machined in permanent thing. It’s part of why I would choose certain lowers over others. I just do not understand the need for any guard to continue using roll pins. Even a threaded pin would make more sense. You could even make it look more tacticool by using small hex head machine screws on both sides like some trigger/hammer pins do.

    • The original flat design is to allow the part to be unlocked and rotated out of the way (EDIT: with no tools, just the tip of a cartridge) so you can use the rifle with gloves on.

  2. Cheap?

    It adds a part and more required tools. Particularly when there are plenty of lowers with the guard built in for what is a comparable price. Many lowers that require the addition of this part are significantly more expensive. There are plenty of guards that themselves are nice, cool, or interesting but are also pretty expensive.

    People spend all kinds of money building and modifying their AR15’s. This argument might be there but doesn’t mean much.

    • You were confused about the (60 year old) design and I clarified it for you. Not sure what you’re arguing against.

  3. Hmm…I don’t know enough to know why my AR trigger guard I have now needs to be replaced. S&W Sport. I replaced the crappy handguard & that’s it. I’d love to get rid of the front sight post but I see it’s quite a chore.

      • Sorry my marsupial friend I ain’t hillbillyin up my front sight! Oh my eyesight got way better. I can keep both eyes open shooting if I concentrate. Fun times in the coming apocalypse🙂

  4. *warms up his 3d printer*


  5. Two thoughts:

    1. Magpul already makes an extended polymer trigger guard that looks almost the same to me. It’s not expensive. Is the market really in need of another?

    2. Why does every company insist on branding every little piece they make for the AR? The beauty of the platform is that you can customize every aspect of the gun, but if each part has a different logo on it your rifle will look like something cobbled together from spares.

    I’m currently building a $1000K+ rifle from nice parts, and the upper, lower, buffer tube, handguard, barrel, and muzzle device are all branded. Drives me nucking futs.

    • 1. Almost, but not quite, the same; and they both also are similar to BCM’s, et cetera. My first thought was “Did Magpul’s patent run out?” Anyway, *need*? Probably not. Can MI sell enough to recoup the cost of making them? Maybe. Presumably they think so.

      2. It can be annoying, agreed. Some companies are worse about it than others. My favorite AR trigger guard kind of looks like this one’s profile, but in metal, from a company called Hunter Select. (Available from Amazon.) They work great, and no logo. They do, however, cost more at $15, versus $6.25 for the MI above.

    • And every company seems to have a different idea of what Flat Dark Earth is. My latest build is all FDE with black accents and near every part is a different shade, with the piece de resistance being the Luth-AR stock with enough green in it that under the right light it looks halfway ODG.

  6. I have open and closed receivers and the one that wins by a hair is the open/flat design. The reason being for me is that flat guard can act as a guide for finger placement. And as previously mentioned the guard swings out of the way for glove use.
    The roll pin and the flat guard together bridge the somewhat fragile ears for strength.
    For me if a flat guard closed trigger version was made it would take the lead. Maybe someone will make a glove with a Velcro attached removable finger for the trigger finger.

    • If you can’t find shooting gloves that fit your needs, look at photography gloves. Many have removable thumb and forefinger options.

    • I cant remember who made it but there used to be a glove you could slide your trigger finger out of. Been along time, I do remember not liking it because in extreme cold it wasn’t as good as a regular glove.
      flashing back to trapping when I was young and holding my mitten in my mouth as I shot the critters caught in the trap..

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