Why is the front of the trigger guard missing, I don't get it!

Why is the front of the trigger guard missing, I don't get it!

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 9:41 PM

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Maybe the owner lived

in a cold environment and needed to be able to shoot with heavy gloves on? I dunno, sounds smart though, right?

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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Didn't think of the gloves and cold weather, smart runs you da man. Sounds perfect.

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 9:50 PM

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Not really, just practicing my speeches as president. Obama wants to be messiah, I'll be one higher.

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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runs, your not mysterious, your scary!!lol

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 7:00 AM

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trigger guard

I've seen this modification to several 1911 pistols and some revolvers. There's a few excellent examples in the Texas Ranger Museum. As far as I know it has more to do with quickly grabbing the gun and getting a shot off.

This is of course was in the days before the current litigation-happy crowd. I personally don't see the advantage; I've also only seen examples where the triggerguard is completely gone (as opposed to just gapped in the front).

4 years 30 weeks ago, 2:48 PM

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No Trigger Guard

Yes, to be faster on the trigger.
Caution on reholstering. Could be hazzardous to your health.

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4 years 30 weeks ago, 3:07 PM

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Trigger guard

This used to be done on DA revolvers so the shooter could be faster on the first shot. Such a revolver used to be called a "Fitz special", named after an exhibition shooter named Fitzsimmons. I don't remember if he used Colt or S&W revolvers; probably others will remember.

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