trigger guard

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A semi-circular piece of metal that surrounds the trigger of a gun and makes it difficult for the gun to be fired accidentally. The trigger guard attaches to the gun body and the barrel. The first trigger guard was used experimentally in 1901 on rifles, and now trigger guards are a common feature on all types of guns.

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"Glock 17, second generation" by Hrd10 is licensed under Public Domain.

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