They probably would avoid an out-and-out quarrel, where the chances would be even for a quick draw and quick trigger work.
1650s, earlier tricker (1620s), from Dutch trekker "trigger," from trekken "to pull" (see trek). Tricker was the usual form in English until c.1750. Trigger-happy is attested from 1943.
1930, from trigger (n.). Related: Triggered; triggering.
To ornament or adorn, often garishly •Also tricked-out as an adjective: He tricked out his ride