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Old May 9, 2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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trigger help?

hope im putting this in the right place ok i am in a wheelchair and im looking for something to go on my trigger to pull to fire my gun my dad just made me a thing to go on my wheelchair to hold my gun i tried pulling the trigger with my thumb but its to hard i was hopeing i could find some one to make me something or might be something out there for me to use or any ideas sure would help thanks
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Old May 9, 2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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Have you considered contacting some local Gunsmiths to see what they might suggest?
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Old May 9, 2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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I hunt with a guy that has to suck on a straw looking thing to squeeze the trigger as he cannot move his hands. I don’t know exactly how it works or where he got it. But if no one has an answer that helps you, I can call him and see he uses. He can also fire his crossbow using the same mechanism.
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Old May 9, 2011, 02:19 PM   #4
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i live in a small town no gunsmiths here and yea i saw the suck on thing they are high
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Old May 9, 2011, 02:55 PM   #5
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Well, I hate to sound a little redundant, but how about local machine shops? A lot of these guys love challenges and have the skills to safely take on a job like this. Along this same line you might consider local Technical Colleges or even High School machine shops.
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Old May 9, 2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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yea i been looking for a machine shop but nearest one is hour away was hoping to made find one on the net thatdoes lil stuff
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Old May 9, 2011, 03:23 PM   #7
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Try a camera store. The sell flexible cables releases in many different lengths so you could attach the one end to the trigger guard with the plunger contacting the trigger & route the flex cable to where it is comfortable for you to work it.
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Old May 9, 2011, 09:00 PM   #8
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will do thanks
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Old May 11, 2011, 07:55 AM   #9
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Are you looking to push or pull with your thumb, or use a shrug of the shoulder or other body part? I work with OTs and rehab engineers and have seen it all, but I'm not a tech expert myself. I'm on the counseling/job services end of it. Anyway, I tried searching google with 'handicapped rifle shooting' and got a lot of results, some that apply and some that don't seem to.

Here are two ideas.

www.handihelp.net/8445/index.html




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Old May 11, 2011, 10:29 AM   #10
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yes them i have saw on the net be for i was looking for something to pull
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Old May 11, 2011, 02:32 PM   #11
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Have you considered contacting the USA Shooting Team, NRA or US Paralympics? These organizations might be able to steer you in the right direction.
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Old May 11, 2011, 02:34 PM   #12
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no i haven't ill check in to that thanks
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Old May 21, 2011, 03:12 PM   #13
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here the thing my uncle made me 10 years ago thats on my hunting gun scared to take it off much scared i might break it or mess it up by takeing it off to put on a diff gun its made out of aluminum my uncle made it at a place he did work but that place has closed down its about 3 to 4 inch long it has a small allen screw in it to tighting it down and im scared if i take it off much it might mess the threads up
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