RTS TriggerShield™ FAQ
The RTS TriggerShield™ is a device designed to protect the trigger well from any unintentional breach and protect the trigger from any unintentional contact.
The RTS TriggerShield™ is designed for shooters of all skill levels from recreational shooters to hunters to Special Operators. While the shooter’s level of training, experience and muscle memory certainly plays a role in weapon safety, nobody is immune to the potential for an accidental or negligent discharge.
Extremely. TheRTS TriggerShield™ is manufactured by injection mold out of material chosen for its durability and toughness. The only moving part of the RTS TriggerShield™ is the spring. The stainless-steel spring was designed specifically to avoid rusting, failing, or degrading in any way. Operated within their max deflection, the tension and function of RTS TriggerShield™ springs will last longer than the actual weapon itself.
There is really only one way the RTS TriggerShield™ could “fail” and that would be if the shield were to fracture and break off the weapon. This is NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE given the type of material from which it’s manufactured and the strength and rigidity of the design. That said, HYPOTHETICALLY, if the shield were to fracture and break off, the trigger well would be exposed and allow for trigger access just as if the RTS TriggerShield™ were never installed. There’s no conceivable way that we’ve identified, where the RTS TriggerShield™ would cause the weapon to be inoperable…even temporarily.
The RTS TriggerShield™ easily attaches by replacing the existing hammer and trigger pins on an AR-15/M4-style weapon. This is done by simply tapping out the current hammer and trigger pins with the new anti-walk attachment pins included with your RTS TriggerShield™. See ATTACHMENT INSTRUCTIONS on the website for a video tutorial.
No. The AR-15/M4 is just the FIRST configuration of the RTS TriggerShield™. The TriggerShield will attach to any weapon that has a trigger guard. Sorry Derringer owners.
First and foremost, ALL “safety” mechanisms, procedures, habits, training, etc., require the operator to deliberately initiate the benefit of the “safety.” “Safeties” or “safety” procedures only work if the operator doesn’t disregard, neglect, forget or accidentally fail to properly and fully initiate them. The primary benefit of the RTS TriggerShield™ lies in the fact that it produces a “safe” weapon at all times unless the operator has purposefully bypassed its trigger protection by intentional action.
No. The RTS TriggerShield™ was designed with efficient, effective and ergonomic intentional access to the trigger as a top priority. The “delay” precipitated by the TriggerShield has been measured in microseconds. Note: Richetti Tactical Solutions DOES NOT advocate that operators use with their weapons without their external safety mechanisms. However, the RTS TriggerShield™, by itself, creates a “safe” state given the impediment to inadvertent contact with the trigger. Thus, if necessary, with the safety off, a TriggerShield-equipped weapon can progress from “safe” to “fire” and back to “safe” faster than by disengaging and re-engaging the safety lever.
The forward edge of the RTS TriggerShield™ has been designed to hold off the frame of the weapon, creating a void of approximately 0.33” between the bottom edge of the shield and the edge of the trigger guard. This negative space, along with the dovetail contour at the bottom and rear edges of the shield, is specifically designed to allow for a trigger finger, gloved or bare, to easily and efficiently slide up underneath the shield and into the trigger well. Note: This design is effective on both standard and extended tactical trigger guard configurations.
The RTS TriggerShield™ is manufactured from materials selected for rigidity, durability and self-sustainability. Once installed on the weapon, the only moving parts on the TriggerShield are the downward assist spring and hinge between the shield and baseplate. The downward assist spring is comparable to the spring contained on the “dust cover” present on M4-style rifles. The spring and hinge require only the same degree of cleaning and lubricating as do the hinge and spring incorporated in the “dust cover.”