A common cheap “upgrade” to the AR15 now is an enlarged “winter” trigger guard. The slightly larger opening is made to allow for the shooter to wear bulky gloves in the winter time.
Not that long ago, there was a company called Tapco that sold some good stuff, and lots of low quality junk. People who wanted to trick out their firearms could cheaply purchase many dubious upgrades cheaply and feel like were improving their firearm. Some people called this “Tapco Fucking” a firearm.
Some of Tapco’s stuff was great, like their AK triggers, but most not so much. Their AK triggers, awesome. Their folding stocks, good until they break. When Magpul came around the stuff they made was cheap, and considered to be high quality. They sell a “enhanced trigger guard”. This offers, “It features a shallow “V” shape for better use of gloves in tactical shooting or cold weather operations. The MOE Trigger Guard is non-folding, has rounded edges, and fills the annoying “gap” at the rear of the standard trigger guard.”
I think that is crap. I think the winter trigger guard is a cheap part offered to let you customize your gun, and think you are improving it.
Here is the thing, the standard trigger can be flipped down. This gives even MORE space for gloved hands, and ALSO allows you to shoot if you wearing mittens. A winter trigger guard wont let you do that.
Now I am all for customizing guns, but I think the winter trigger guard is a gimmick.