What is a Trigger Snap?

Education is important to us here at Henssgen Hardware, and in this article we want to shine some light on the trusty Trigger Snap.

Read on to learn just exactly what a trigger snap is, what makes it unique, and what a trigger snap is used for.

You are likely more familiar with the bolt snap, which is popularly seen at the end of a dog leash. It has a button that pushes down to release the leash from the collar. You may also know the all purpose snap that looks like a carabiner and is often used for keychains.

A trigger snap is different from a bolt snap or an all purpose snap because it has a little lever, or trigger, which opens the snap. The trigger makes it easy to open and close the snap with just one hand.

It also has overlapping pieces which make for a more secure hold, rather than a bolt snap. It is very hard for anything to slip through a trigger snap. The built-in trigger mechanism will not release accidentally – only when purposeful force is applied to it, which sets it apart from a bolt snap.

Because a trigger snap also offers a more reliable holding closure, it makes more sense for certain uses.

It is often used in the fashion industry for handbags, purses, suspenders, luggage and briefcases. It is often used for camera straps, binocular straps, and other fashion or utility applications in need of good solid snaps that won’t open accidentally. Crafters love the trigger snap for key fobs, lanyards and keychains.

You can attach a strap to one end, either a fabric one that’s sewn in as in the case of a purse or handbag, a leather one for a briefcase or bag, or a webbed one in the case of a leash.

More industrial uses include awning fabrication, the marine industry for ropes and knotting, pet leash and pet collar manufacturers, horse leads, harnesses and tack changes.

Our trigger snaps all have full swivel eyes which prevent tangles and come in a variety of shapes, for different uses.

Some of them have flat eyes for use in a strap, and others come with rounded eyes for use with rope and knotting.

We offer trigger snaps in brass and die cast zinc in many different diameters for any need you may have.

Browse our trigger snap selection now!

Henssgen Hardware has a complete line of the highest quality snap hooks, clips and other rigging hardware. We carry hardware in all types of metals and galvanized steel for all types of jobs, from hauling heavy loads to quick-release panic snaps.

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