Finger Recoil Pad Patents (Class 42/104)
  • Patent number: 10782092
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a handgun brace arranged with a rigid structure extending radially away from a handgun trigger guard, and having a forward-facing surface configured to physically engage with at least one finger of a user's non-primary grip hand in a stable position below the handgun's barrel and in front of the handgun's trigger, such that a counter-force applied by the finger(s) at the forward-facing surface tends to prevent the handgun (especially the muzzle), from rising or rotating in response to shooting, such as due to muzzle jump. In an illustrative example, the brace may be releasably fixed to the handgun (e.g., as a modular handgun accessory). A handgun brace that substantially mitigates the unwanted effects of muzzle jump/recoil may advantageously yield higher shooting accuracy and beneficially promote proper handgun grip positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Lee Miller
  • Patent number: 10775122
    Abstract: An elastomer shock absorber for the trigger assembly of a firearm utilizing an elastomer shock absorber positioned between a moving part of the trigger assembly and the frame assembly. Adhesive mounting of the elastomer to the back of the trigger or positioning the elastomer internal to the frame assembly both provide significant reductions in the shock transfer of trigger energy to the gun body, thereby increasing the accuracy of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: James J. Rofkahr, Jr., Michael D. Rofkahr
  • Patent number: 6023874
    Abstract: An index finger rest for attachment to a firearm is disclosed. The index finger rest is attached to a firearm just above the trigger guard and in a surrounding relation thereto. The index finger rest being aligned with the barrel of the firearm. The finger rest has a horizontal and a vertical surface and the vertical surface being attached to the side of the firearm. The index finger can be placed against the finger rest and the firearm fired with the middle finger. The index finger rest of the present invention provides control and support to allow accurate point and shoot firing of a firearm. The finger rest is applicable to all types of hand held firearms, toy guns, air guns, pellet guns, paintball guns and archery devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventor: John W. Veit
  • Patent number: 5704149
    Abstract: A hammer design for use on various firearms, including specifically muzzle-loading firearms, that is easier to engage, quicker to engage, safer to engage and easily adaptable to handle accessories. The present invention discloses a muzzle loading firearm which includes a stock, a barrel fastened to said stock, a pivot mounted to said stock, a trigger and a hammer mechanism comprising of a hammer head and a lever arm both secured to the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Inventor: David Bethshears
  • Patent number: 5669168
    Abstract: A recoil pad for universal attachment to firearm stocks of varied size. The recoil pad is a boot, formed of resilient foam material, having a base wall for engagement with the butt of a firearm stock. A retaining sleeve extends from the base wall for engagement with the periphery of a firearm stock. The retaining sleeve has an opening which defines an integral strap portion in the retaining sleeve spaced from the base wall. The integral strap portion may be stretched to accommodate and snugly retain firearm stocks of varied size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: Gregory Richard Perry
  • Patent number: 5634289
    Abstract: A slip on recoil pad having a sleeve portion and a cushion portion. The sleeve and cushion portions can be formed integral with one another or be separate components attached together. The sleeve component may be comprised of a neoprene or polypropylene rubber for providing enhanced cushioning, warmth, and durability, and may also include a rifle sling attachment stud, grommet. The rifle sling attachment stud preferably includes a reinforcing liner or strip to prevent the reinforcing stud from pulling through the sleeve portion of the recoil pad. In addition, a protective layer is provided to overlie the rivet, or grommet portion attached to the eyelet of the rifle sling attachment stud to prevent marring or scratching of the rifle stock when it is installed and attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Inventor: Rick R. Wascher
  • Patent number: 5435092
    Abstract: A cushion for use in conjunction with a firearm trigger, the cushion being held between the trigger and the finger of the user, for masking the anticipated moment of firing from the user, thus eliminating possible flinching of the user during firing and thereby improving shooting accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Flinch-Off Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael H. Brodie