Trigger guard

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Trigger guard of a SG 550 rifle

A trigger guard is a loop surrounding the trigger of a firearm and protecting it from accidental discharge.

Some assault-style rifles can have their trigger guard removed or repositioned as not to impair firing with gloves for example in Arctic conditions.

Trigger guard of the FAMAS in Arctic conditions

Other devices such as inhalers, crossbows and power tools may also have trigger guards.