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    The Gadget

    This a device that lets you feel if the trigger is being pressed during re-holstering.
    Seems like a good idea, what do you think?

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    If you are married to using a Glock and not a traditional hammer-fired pistol, it's something worth considering. Maybe nice to have, but not a must have for everyone.

    I will admit I was one of the early adopters through Indiegogo because I was interested in using it when I make the change to appendix IWB carry. Having shot about 300 rounds through my G19 I noticed:
    - There's no added weight to the trigger pull (or at least I didn't notice it). I was pleasantly surprised by that.
    - If you're used to holstering with your thumb-on-the back of the slide, now you'll definitely get some feedback if there's something stuck in the trigger guard.
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    I just saw this too, interesting the guy says it's all over the forums. I'm on a number of forums and never saw it until now :-)

    I'm wondering if it could create another point of failure, especially if exposted to dirt/sand/mud. But can't tell from what I've seen.

    It's a creative thought though, I'm impressed with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtStream View Post
    I just saw this too, interesting the guy says it's all over the forums. I'm on a number of forums and never saw it until now :-)

    I'm wondering if it could create another point of failure, especially if exposted to dirt/sand/mud. But can't tell from what I've seen.

    It's a creative thought though, I'm impressed with that.

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    Ya. If I roll around places that you said-- sand/dust/dirt/mud/snow/ice -- not sure if I'd take a chance using it. I'm guessing we'll see some torture tests on the internet eventually.
    This'll be a like-it or hate-it device. I'll try and post some pics over the weekend. Might not be cohland quality, though...
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    Sounds like a good idea. Although I practice, when I re-holster IWB I always have a little feeling in my stomach until my Glock is fully into the holster because I can't actually see the gun entering the mouth of the holster.

    $79 before shipping seems a little high.
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    Hard to argue against your thoughts, Bill. That said, it seems like they're selling under very small profit margins. I'm waiting for confirmation that the current Gadgets are CNC-manufuactured, but I'm happy with the workmanship of my 2 Gadgets. A lot of thought went into the design and manufacturing process. From a 7/26/2016 Indiegogo campaign update:

    "Hello Gadget Backers!

    Due to the production delays and quality control issues I've detailed in other updates, I made the difficult decision to find a different manufacturer. I realize this decision will further delay the release but I believe it is the best path forward.

    The "Gadget" Striker Control Device was always designed to be a MIM produced part. The prototypes were produced via CNC milling since the tooling costs associated with MIM is prohibitively high for small volume production. If an effort to deliver a product that was as affordable as possible, Todd and I made the decision to use an overseas MIM facility (where the tooling costs were about 50% of domestic MIM production). That didn't work out very well.

    Now, in an effort to gain more control over the production process and quality controls, I've decided to bring Gadget production back to the US (where it should have been in the first place) and we've switched back to CNC milling for the manufacturing method. In fact, we're going to be using the same shop that produced our prototypes (an ISO certified shop in Southern California with 10 CNC milling centers) and that has a proven track record making these conceptually simple, but deceptively hard to manufacture, parts. This shop shares my excitement and enthusiasm for this project and we are really looking forward to a long and productive relationship.

    Since we're back at a US CNC shop, my per part cost will be going up dramatically. As a result, the ultimate retail price will have to increase a bit. However, customers will receive a superior quality product that is 100% made in America, by Americans. I'm very excited by this despite the additional delay. While the IGG price was always below the ultimate retail price, it is now significantly below. I plan on keeping the IGG price at it's current level until the IGG orders start shipping, then the price will go up.

    Now, for the news that everyone is most interested in, the shipping date. We're probably looking at a new shipping date of late September or early October 2016.

    I know many of you are frustrated with the delays; I share your frustration. Please know I am doing all I can to ensure that the "Gadget" Striker Control Devices you ordered will meet the highest of quality standards. The bonus now is that we’ll be able to say they are made in America!

    I sincerely appreciate your continued support and patience."
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    Reconfirmed by the folks at Tau Development Group. The Gadget is still CNC-milled.

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    I bought a couple, they work as advertised 100%
    You do feel better reholstering with IWB holsters, especially with appendix carry

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillG174 View Post
    Sounds like a good idea. Although I practice, when I re-holster IWB I always have a little feeling in my stomach until my Glock is fully into the holster because I can't actually see the gun entering the mouth of the holster.

    $79 before shipping seems a little high.
    That would turn me off. $79/gun, cost prohibitive for me. Although I generally carry G26, I do carry others at times.
    I'll wait until it's been out awhile. My one track brain is use to the way Glocks are now.

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