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December

The Changing of the Guard – Magpul Polymer Trigger Guard Product Review / How To Install

AR15news - logoMagpul LogoProbably one of the easiest yet very noticeable changes you can do to your AR-15 is change the trigger guard.  The standard trigger guard is nothing special.  Just a straight piece of metal that does its job.  There are a few different companies out there that offer different trigger guard upgrades such as Knights Armament, Stark Equipment and Spike’s Tactical but the Magpul Trigger Guard is definitely the most popular one on the market.  Just try googling “AR Trigger Guard” to see what I mean.

Magpul offers two different trigger guards, the MOE (Magpul Original Equipment) Trigger Guard which is made of Polymer and the Enhanced Trigger Guard which is made of Black Anodized Aluminum.  They look exactly the same and the only difference between the two is the material they are made of.  The one I have is the MOE Trigger Guard.

The Magpul Trigger Guard is designed with a shallow V shape so that it gives you extra finger space for those times when you need to wear gloves while shooting.  Magpul designed it to be a drop in replacement of the standard AR trigger guard and fill in the usual gaps that are behind the standard AR trigger guard.  Another nice feature of the MOE Trigger Guard is that you can purchase it in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Olive Drab Green or Foliage to match the color of your other accessories on your rifle.

So as with all Magpul items, it not only looks great on your rifle but also serves an actual purpose.  The Magpul MOE Trigger Guard was easy to install and don’t want to forget that at just $8.95 it costs less than that Chinese food you ordered yesterday. 🙂  I am very happy with the look and feel of my Magpul MOE Trigger Guard and look forward to adding more Magpul equipment to my rifle.  Definitely Recommended!

Take a look at the Magpul MOE Trigger Guard installation photos below and then head over to Magpul.com to purchase one for yourself.

Merry Christmas!

Ben

Box of Magpul goodies
This is always a good thing to see on your front porch!
Standard AR-15 Trigger Guard
Standard AR-15 Trigger Guard
The Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard
Magpul MOE Trigger Guard package contents
Magpul MOE Trigger Guard package contents
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
Press the spring loaded pin in and then pull down on the trigger guard
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
Now to work on removing the pin holding in the rear of the trigger guard
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
Using a 1/8 inch punch, push the pin through. Might need a rubber mallet.
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
Now grab the pin with some needle nose pliers and pull it the rest of the way out.
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
Now the standard AR-15 trigger guard is free and you can install your Magpul MOE Trigger Guard.
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
Once you have positioned the Magpul MOE Trigger Guard in place you will need to insert the new pin and hex-screw provided by Magpul.
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
Heres what the final product looks like.
Magpul MOE trigger guard Installation
My DPMS AR-15 with Magpul MOE Trigger Guard installed.