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Steel bottom metal / trigger guard for the T3 ?Posted by Finskavapen on February 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm
Is there any interest in a factory design sand factory magazine steel trigger guard for the T3 ?
What pricepoint would make it interesting, both finished and in the white ?
Not in stainless to begin with.Finskavapen replied 6 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
Steel bottom metal / trigger guard for the T3 ?Finskavapen updated 6 years, 1 month ago 2Members · 4 Replies
Dog DownMemberFebruary 13, 2017 at 10:13 pm105 Bullseyes
What would the benefit of producing these in steel over the few aluminum upgrades already available on the market?
I know from personal experience the aluminum product for from Mountain Tactical:
is perfect for fit, strength, function and quality…honestly don't think you can make a better bottom metal to replace the stock unit.
I would think price point would be the only thing that would temp a consumer to buy steel…that being said, not many of us like the factory trigger guard design versus aftermarket. Most of the aftermarket options have redesigned it in some way to make it more functional by making it a little larger.
FinskavapenMemberFebruary 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm1 Bullseye
Steel is stronger, and i would change some of the things all aftermarket producers of triggerguards for some reason make a mess of, the holes for the stock screws.
Steel withstands wear and tear way better than aluminum.
My idea is for a design that is as original instead of the tactical look on the triggerguard that all others make, fine if you want a bottommetal that uses aics mags and go for the tactical look, but on a stock rifle with stock magazine the tactical look, well, its out of place. I hunt 99,9% of my time i snow conditions and havent yet found that a bigger triggerguard is necesseray, if the gloves are that big that they dont fit in, well then i will never feel the trigger neither.
Aluminum is way cheaper than steel to build from. So pricepoint is that a steel bottom metal will loose that fight.
Dog DownMemberFebruary 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm105 Bullseyes
All good arguments…I for one would love to see more aftermarket parts available.
I'm all about balance and weight on a rifle for both range shooting and hunting so thats why I'm basis to aluminum, its done everything I've wanted it to do.
If a steel bottom metal would add durability and function to a rifle the same as the current aluminum aftermarket parts then I think it would come down to personal preference.
FinskavapenMemberFebruary 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm1 Bullseye
The quoted price i have got this far is that if i let them produce 10 pcs or more the price is 226USD/pc. Making only 5pcs (minimum number they will accept) raises the price to 250usd/pc.
Then it is in the white and will need som sanding/smoothing to proper finish before bluing.
Have one more person that is going to check with friends, if we get 5 people in on it i will let them make that as a first series, then i can post pictures of a finished product instead of just ideas. really hoping i can find 3 more people interested, at least we will have a unique thing on our rifles if nothing less.
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