US20150165268A1 - Trigger finger strengthening device - Google Patents

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US20150165268A1
US20150165268A1 US13/998,842 US201313998842A US2015165268A1 US 20150165268 A1 US20150165268 A1 US 20150165268A1 US 201313998842 A US201313998842 A US 201313998842A US 2015165268 A1 US2015165268 A1 US 2015165268A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B23/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
    • A63B23/035Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously
    • A63B23/12Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously for upper limbs or related muscles, e.g. chest, upper back or shoulder muscles
    • A63B23/16Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously for upper limbs or related muscles, e.g. chest, upper back or shoulder muscles for hands or fingers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/02Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters
    • A63B21/023Wound springs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/02Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters
    • A63B21/055Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters extension element type
    • A63B21/0552Elastic ropes or bands
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
    • A63B21/4027Specific exercise interfaces
    • A63B21/4033Handles, pedals, bars or platforms
    • A63B21/4035Handles, pedals, bars or platforms for operation by hand

Abstract

A Trigger Strengthening Device that is made of a plastic, rubber or metal handle with a metal coil spring device molded into the pistol grip handle of the device so the user can exercise and strengthen the trigger finger while holding the device in a pistol grip fashion. This will isolate the exercise to the trigger finger alone, while keeping the rest of the hand gripped firmly on the pistol grip/handle of the device. The spring device of the invention will have a plastic or rubber slip-on or molded-on pad for the trigger' finger to be placed on for the process of the exercise. The handle of the device may be solid or hollow.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a device designed to exercise the trigger finger of a pistol or rifle shooter. More specifically, the present invention relates to a trigger finger strengthening device that not only strengthens the trigger finger but keeps the rest of the hand isolated in a comfortable firm grip on the pistol grip/handle of the device.
  • 2. Prior Art
  • Trigger finger strength is directly related to trigger control and trigger control is an important factor in pistol and rifle shooting for both novice and expert alike. In the past shooters were limited to hand strengthening devices that exercise the entire hand, which when repeating this action when shooting, causes the shooter to grip and release the entire pistol. This results in a milking action, which causes the entire pistol or rifle to move slightly when shooting, resulting in poor accuracy. No device is known to exercise the trigger finger alone while keeping the rest of the hand in a firm pistol grip on a simulated pistol grip handle.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The principal object of the present invention is to provide pistol and rifle shooters with a trigger finger strengthening device that will strengthen the trigger finger alone and keep the rest of the shooting hand in a proper and comfortable pistol grip on the handle of the device.
  • It is also an object of the present invention to provide such a device which is simple, inexpensive and of long lasting construction.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide such a device that requires little or no maintenance, possibly a drip of oil on the spring coil occasionally.
  • The foregoing objects can be accomplished by providing a pistol shaped hand grip with a fixed molded in coil or leaf spring for the trigger finger to be placed on for the purpose of strengthening and exercising the trigger finger alone while keeping the rest of the hand isolated in the firm grip on the pistol grip/handle of the device. This action is consistent with the actual shooting of a rifle or pistol.
  • As all shooters know, trigger finger strength means and relates to trigger control and trigger control directly relates to better accuracy when shooting.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS AND PICTURES
  • FIG. 1 A Drawing of the device in action with the shooter placing trigger finger (4) on the Trigger Pad (3) of the Spring (1) Connected to the Pistol Grip Handle (2) of the Device ready to begin the pressing exercise action
  • FIG. 2 A Cutaway drawing of the entire device showing spring (1) inserted and secured in the Possibly Hollow or Solid Pistol Grip Handle (2) with Trigger Pad (3) secured to the spring (1) of the exercise device.
  • FIG. 3 An overall drawing of the preferred embodiment of the invention including pistol grip handle (2), spring portion (1), finger pad portion (3), and trigger finger (4) with shooting hand (5).
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Refer now to FIG. 3; which is an overall drawing of a preferred embodiment of the invention. As shown in the drawing, the preferred Trigger Finger Strengthening Device includes a pistol grip handle (2) approximately 4″ to 5″ High/tall, approximately ¾″ to 1½″ thick and approximately 1¾″ to 2½″ wide From back to front finger contoured portion. The preferred Spring portion (1) of the device would be a metal coiled spring with approximately 3-15 pounds of felt pressure. The coil itself would be approximately 1¼″ in diameter. The leafs or ends of the spring, including the finger pad (3) would come out of the coil at approximately 45 degree angles to each other and protrude approximately 2 to 2¼″ from the coil portion of the spring. One “leaf” being the finger pad portion and the other leaf being the portion that is molded into the pistol grip handle portion. This spring leaf portion will be molded into the handle of the device approximately 1″ protruding straight up into the air at an approximate angle of 90 degrees from the top of the handle portion (2). The shooting hand (5) will grip the pistol grip handle portion (2) , while the trigger finger (4) rests on the trigger pad (3) or “leaf”.
  • The material for the pistol grip handle portion (2) may consist of hard plastic, Metal or rubber, or hard plastic or nylon with a rubber overlay or over mold.
  • The main portion of the pistol grip handle portion (2) may be of injection molded plastic or nylon.
  • The center portion of the pistol grip handle (2) may be hollow or solid depending on manufacturing costs.
  • The trigger finger pad portion (3) of the spring portion (1) may be made of rubber plastic or nylon and may be a slip on piece or molded on in the injection molding process.

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What is claimed:
1. A trigger finger strengthening device which comprises a pistol grip type handle portion, similar to that of a revolver handgun.
2. A trigger finger strengthening device which comprises of a pistol grip type handle with a coil type leaf spring protruding from the handle and extending in the same direction as the length of the handle portion to provide tension for the exercise and strengthening of the trigger finger.
3. A trigger finger strengthening device with a pistol grip handle and a spring device to provide resistance for the exercise process while keeping the rest of the hand in a firm and comfortable pistol grip on the handle of the device allowing the shooter to isolate, exercise and strengthen the trigger finger alone, while maintaining the rest of the hand in a comfortable grip on the handle of the device to ensure a stronger trigger finger, providing for better trigger control and better marksmanship when shooting.
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