The 4-A Trigger:
People's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me. I recently received an email from Matt Ednie, who lives in Wyoming, asking some information about my Inexpensive Gun Mount which is on the website. After exchanging emails with Matt, he graciously agreed to allow me to share some of his clever shooting set up ideas which have allowed him to continue hunting.
That quest to return to hunting began after his release in 1994 from Craig Hospital where he and I both did our rehabilitation, although mine was in 1999. Matt stated in this email "I was lucky to have some very creative and skilled people in my life to help me put these things together."
Please understand, as in anything you do, there are certain inherent risks involved. Try this adapter at your own risk.
"Being older meant that I remembered when revolvers were shot in competition with trigger shoes. I had a few lying around and one of them fit the contour of my trigger perfectly. Next we welded a piece of wire, that had been bent into the shape of an Allen wrench, to the face of the trigger shoe.
My objective had been to fashion something that would extend the trigger out and around the trigger guard and down; to where I could use my knuckle to pull the trigger. The added benefit to the system was the leverage provided by the "Allen wrench", which served to lighten the trigger pull considerably. I like my little Remington 600 & 660, and had hunted with them extensively when I was walking around; but they had a couple of the nastiest triggers known to man. That leverage thing smoothed things right out."
"A piece of surgical tubing attached as illustrated did a good job of drawing the rifle into my shoulder. The final piece of the puzzle was to get the right sort of support under the rearmost portion of the butt stock to get me stable for the shot.I've also come up with an idea for an easy-to-make and quick to adjust rear butt stock support. I killed my first antelope, from the chair, at 385 yards with one shot. When I'm able to get things lined up properly it is a rock solid set up.
The major drawbacks to the system were:
Slow target acquisition while my partner adjusted the Harris Bipod legs. Iffy & bulky butt support stock that was hard to reach around to pull my trigger.
I had a dear friend, who was able to make some pretty cool gadgets for me. He passed away about a year and a half ago. The universal trigger he made me fits on every gun I want to shoot. I sent the drawing to a technical college a year or so ago and they made me up two more that I plan to install on a Ruger 10-22 and another semi automatic rifle."
Putting one of these trigger adapters on your gun is not that difficult. What is difficult is to pay attention to the details so that you put it on correctly. All normal gun safety and common sense precautions should be followed.