Best AR 15 Trigger – Top Five Trigger Kits Reviewed & VIDEOS

The best ar 15 trigger has a smooth consistent take up, a light pull weight, combined with a fast reset. For improved accuracy, a trigger sear should have a polished surface. A quality aftermarket trigger will remain rugged and safe.

Best AR-15 Trigger
AR-15 Trigger

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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Shooters get touchy about their AR 15 triggers. And for good reason. The trigger is the key interface between the shooter and the gun.

The trigger “tells” the gun when to fire the shot. The more control and confidence a shooter has in a trigger, the more likely the shooter is to get hits. And as one old saying goes, “only hits count.”

Gunsmiths have probably been doing trigger jobs for about as long as guns have had triggers.  And for most types of firearms, it’s probably best to leave trigger jobs to the professionals for all sorts of reasons. But the modularity of the AR-15 means that just about anyone can easily install a brand new, specialized trigger. Changes are as simply pushing out a couple of pins, removing the original AR trigger group, dropping in the new trigger group, and pushing the pins back in.

The ease with which an AR-15 trigger can be changed is both wonderful and awful. Wonderful because it’s so easy to get whatever the trigger you want, and awful because there are so many triggers out there. So may bang-button choices make it hard to decide what is the best AR-15 trigger for your particular shooting task.

The type of shooting you intend to do the most with your Black Rifle matters a lot when it comes to choosing the best AR rifle trigger. If you’re shooting High Power or other mid- or long-range targets, a two-stage match trigger might work great. If you’re shooting 3Gun, you probably want a sport-specific trigger with a short reset and a light, but not too-light single-stage pull. This pull will help you burn through the close targets quickly, keep your stage time down, but still give you enough control to connect with shots farther out. And if your type of shooting is mostly of the tactical or military variety, with lives at stake, a robust, proven and non-adjustable combat-style trigger might be the best.

And that’s just three kinds of shooting. There are many, many more. And just about as many triggers to consider. For example, if you look at the Brownells website, you’ll around 72 different models, and growing, of Geiselle triggers alone.

So how do you make sense of it all and get the best AR 15 trigger group for your rifle? By reading and researching, and trying guns with different types of triggers. And finally getting some triggers, installing them, and shooting them a lot.

With all that to think about (whew!), I’ve made my own personal list of my five favorite AR-15 triggers. But remember, this is my best AR-15 trigger list and based on the type of shooting I prefer to do. Your best list might be totally different for all sorts of good reasons. And there are lots of great triggers out there that I just don’t have any trigger time on. There for I cannot say anything about them, like the very popular ATC AR Gold Modular Trigger. They get great reviews, and shooters seem to love them – I’ve just never had a chance to try one out in person.

My picks of the best AR-15 trigger, including a written details on selection.

Best AR 15 Trigger Comparison Chart
Trigger Brand & ModelCMMG Mil-Spec AR-15 LOWER PARTS KITALG Defense ACT Enhanced Trigger SetTimney AR15 Drop-In Trigger ModuleGeissele AR-15 Super Dynamic Trigger SDERock River Arms National Match Two-Stage Trigger
Trigger Price$74.95$69.00$190.00$240.00$119.99
Trigger Pull Weight6.5lbs6.0lbs4.5lbs - 3.0lbscombined 3.5 lb4.5lbs-5lbs
Trigger Stage InfoSingle StageSingle StageSingle StageTwo StageTwo Stage
Trigger DetailsMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore Info

5. Original Mil-Spec Factory Trigger

Even though lots of AR shooters can’t wait to drop in a new trigger, there’s a lot to be said for the plain-Jane, factory original. Yes, sometimes you get a creepy or gritty one, especially if you go with a manufacturer that’s not known for mil-spec parts. It works well enough, and there’s very little that can go wrong, as the design has been proven many times over. There’s not much chance it will be so light that you fire it before you intend to due to excitement or stress or adrenaline in a serious situation.

Plus, it’s non-adjustable. Many shooters fall prey to the siren call of the adjustable trigger and adjust themselves to unnecessary problems. There’s always the chance that a perfectly-adjusted trigger somehow slips out of adjustment, exactly when you need it most. Currently, I have three guns with factory original triggers and plans for some more of the same in the future.

These triggers are included with standard lower parts set, like the CMMG Kit so when you’re building a rifle, they really save you some cash. And for many kinds of shooting and shooters, they work well enough.

To put it another way if you just need a truck-gun, to keep a check on hogs or wood chucks, the basic mil-spec will not let you down and maybe be your best AR-15 trigger choice because of their rock solid reliability and low price.

Mil-Spec Factory Ar15 Triggers
Mil-Spec Factory AR15 Trigger

4. ALG Defense ACT Enhanced Trigger Set

A few of my guns now wear ALG Defense Enhanced Triggers.  After I fired other folks guns with these triggers and really like them and made the switch. They are not “match grade” triggers, but are the perfected version of the standard, non-adjustable mil-spec original trigger. They have the same geometry, but are made to higher quality standards, and come with a specially hardened and smoothed-out sear contact surface to eliminate all grittiness. There’s also a nickel-boron coated version that adds a bit of built-in lubricity to further smooth everything out for a really nice predictable, repeatable trigger.

If you want the absolute best factory-original type trigger on your AR-15, this is a great choice. Of course, it’s great, because ALG Defense is a spin-off from Geiselle.

Brownells Gunsmiths Comment on the AR-15/M16 ALG Triggers
Brownells Gunsmiths Comment on the AR 15 / M16 ALG Triggers

If you dig around on the Internet, you’ll find plenty of positive comments from happy ALG Defense Enhanced Trigger users. These triggers are a bit more pricey than standard factory original triggers but can be had for less than $70.

ALG Defense Enhanced AR-15 Triggers
ALG Defense Enhanced AR-15 Triggers

3. Timney AR15 Drop-In Trigger Module

I have one rifle with a Timney Drop-In Trigger Module, and I really like it. This trigger has two things going for it that the factory original and ALG Enhanced triggers don’t offer. First, it’s a single-stage trigger. There’s no movement or take-up at all. I press against the trigger, and when I reach the amount of pressure required to trip the trigger, it breaks cleanly and crisply. Second, this trigger is modular, meaning that the trigger, sear, hammer, and spring are all encased in a bright shiny yellow aluminum housing.

It’s stupid-easy to install. With a mil-spec type trigger, you have to fiddle a bit and get all the pieces-parts aligned just so, and then push in the pins. With the Timney, all the pieces-parts are in one self-contained unit that just drops right into place. And the Timney uses your gun’s original hammer and trigger pins, whereas some other modular AR triggers require special pins.

Timney AR15 .308 Drop-In Trigger Module Overview
Timney AR15 .308 Drop-In Trigger Module Overview

The Timney is non-adjustable and comes with a preset pull weight of 4 or 4.5 pounds. That is significantly lighter than the standard original trigger pull weight, usually around 6.5 to 7 pounds. While pulls as high as 8.5 pounds being considered “within spec.” It also has a very short, fast reset, meaning you can quickly fire a lot of rounds without much movement in your trigger finger.  Timney Modular triggers cost around $190, a bit more than ALG Enhanced triggers.

Timney - Ar-15 Drop-In Trigger Module
Timney – Ar-15 Drop-In Trigger Module

2. Geissele AR-15 Super Dynamic Trigger

Bill Geiselle is one of the true wizards of the AR-15 trigger. (FYI, it’s pronounced “guys-lee,” not “juh-zell.) His SSA or “Super Semi Auto” is one of the most popular aftermarket triggers for the AR-15. This one is a two-stage trigger, unlike the Timney. With a two-stage trigger, there are two separate stages. There’s the first stage, in which the trigger comes back a bit and then you feel a distinct stopping point. Apply more pressure at this stopping point, and the trigger breaks, which is the second stage.

While I enjoy good single-stage triggers, my favorite type of shooting is usually on my belly with either a sling or a bipod. And I find that good two-stage triggers give me the most control over the exact moment the shot breaks. I can take up the first stage, make final checks on my breathing, position, and wind. When everything is just right, I simply press a bit more and let that shot go at the precise moment of my choosing. If I’m in position too long, and conditions never get “just right,” I can let off that first stage, relax and breathe some more before repeating the process.

Geissele AR-15 Super Dynamic Triggers Overiew
Geissele AR-15 Super Dynamic Triggers Overiew

One of my scoped, bipod-equipped ARs has a Geiselle Super Dynamic Enhanced Trigger , which is pretty much a Geiselle SSA only with a funky-shaped flat-faced AR-15 trigger blade. It looks like a tiny chopping implement sticking down from the receiver. The flat surface is very easy to press against. Both stages are light and very distinct. I really enjoy shooting at little bitty targets, far away with my scoped, bipod-ed AR with this trigger in it.

Of course, two-stage triggers can slow you down a bit if you’re trying to shoot a lot of rounds very quickly, such as on a 3Gun stage. But I enjoy precision shooting the most.

Geiselles will run you from just over $200 to over $300, depending on the model.

Geiselle Super Dynamic Enhanced AR15 Trigger
Geiselle Super Dynamic Enhanced AR15 Trigger

1. Rock River Arms National Match Two-Stage

The very first trigger upgrade that I personally performed on any AR-style rifle was to drop a Rock River Arms National Match Two-Stage trigger into my DPMS LR-308. All these years later, I still love that trigger. Again, I went with a two-stage because of the type of shooting I prefer to do with the LR-308. My shooting style is on my belly, with a bipod or sandbags, at little targets a long way off. The Rock River feels a little heavier than the Geiselle SDE in both stages. The Geiselle has a standard-shaped AR-15 trigger blade. But for a match-style two-stage trigger, it works plenty good, and costs around half of what a Geiselle does.

The RRA Two-Stage AR15 trigger I installed was even less expensive. I bought it for under $100 from another shooter who tried it, didn’t like it that much, and opted for a more expensive trigger. If you’re a newbie when it comes to installing aftermarket triggers, and want a target-style trigger in your AR, this might be the way to go. It’s not the best match-style trigger out there, but it’s plenty good especially for the money. If you install it, and like it, you can keep shooting it. All the while you research and try out other types of triggers. And if you decide to sell it, you’ll always find somebody else happy to buy your second-hand Rock River two-stage trigger.

The Best AR 15 Trigger -Rock River Arms
Rock River Arms – AR-15 National Match 2-Stage Ar15 Trigger

Making Informed Choices on what's the Best AR 15 trigger.

When upgrading to your best AR 15 trigger, don’t just go out and drop a couple of hundred bucks on the trigger that everybody else seems to like. Carefully consider what kind of shooting you intend to do the most. Think about what type of trigger would best suit it. If possible, shoot your friends’ rifles that have different types of triggers, and get a feel for what works for you.

Then, go out and get that trigger, install it, and spend as much time as you can at the range and in field, enjoying every single shot.

Thomas Conroy is a firearms aficionado and writer who lives in the Midwest.


AmmoLand Editor Comments:  This article was updated to reflect changes in product improvements/availability on 10/20/2017.

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    Re Triggers I’m not especially familiar with the AR-15/M-16 rifle, having done very little firing with either. I did put some rounds through an original M-16, both in semi and full automatic modes. Whatever trigger was in it, I imagine it was the original item, was fine as I recall. Additionally, an early commercial AR-15, exhibited no trigger problems, though lacking a case deflector, it bounced fired brass off my shooting glasses, which I didn’t care for in the least. I shoot rifles left handed since my right eye serves as decoration more than anything else. Getting back to triggers,… Read more »

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    David in Jupiter

    Tom, Thank you for taking the time to discuss your experience with various triggers. I too have tried a number of various triggers in home built competition (3-gun) platforms… and enjoy experimenting with new (to me) combinations. This year my girlfriend has started training for 3-gun matches and I built what I thought was a very light first gun for her as a christmas present. I pulled an old Rock River out of the safe, stripped it down and crafted a really nice little first competition gun for her. Last weekend she had an 8 hour training session with a… Read more »

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    On AR 15’s a quality aftermarket trigger can make a very noticeable difference. I assembled an AR for my brother with a standard mil-spec trigger. I did polish the metal to metal surfaces and install JP yellow trigger springs. It turned out to be a nice trigger, by luck. I say be luck because I’ve never been able to recreate the same results again on a standard mil-spec trigger. But that one I did for my brother doesn’t compare to the JP Enterprise and Alexander Arms triggers in my two AR’s.Both trigger allow you to adjust for take up and… Read more »

    Steve W
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    Steve W

    Haven’t tried any others, but I do Love my RRA Triggers! I personally see no need to change them.
    I like Rock River’s Triggers as they are.
    That is only MY Opinion.
    If you like your trigger, you can keep your trigger! LOL!
    Happy New Year Everyone!

    James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
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    James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

    Wow, just wow. I get emotional about my wife, my kids and even my dogs but then they are all capable of loving me back. I never knew AR triggers were such emotionally charged items, or subjects. The way I see it, AR triggers are like belts … if one no longer fits get another; there are plenty more to choose from. And my experience is AR triggers are also like old newspapers … they don’t care of they go in the trash and don’t suggest counseling if I pitch one there.

    Don L. Bailey
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    Don L. Bailey

    You are right, –as individuals, we all have preferences and sometimes express them in ways that reveals our personalities in ways we don’t mean to. Finding a new trigger that works for you shouldn’t be your greatest joy in life and cause to put other down. Your comment was great and made me laugh to myself.

    USMCRECON
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    USMCRECON

    Well, I have a Daniel Defense 300 Blackout with 10″ bbl and rather heavy single-stage trigger. Being unfamiliar with many of the 2-stage triggers, I came here hoping to get some decent info to guide/narrow. What I found was a facebookesque pissin’ contest….turned out to be a total waste of time.

    HogKiller
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    HogKiller

    I have a Hypertouch on my home brew 300blk. You can drop in almost anything and it’ll be better. Well except for a Milspec those are pure hit and miss. You can get some decent single stage triggers for under $100, there are dozens out there. I know you asked about 2 stage but I fail to see their purpose for general range use or for emergencies. That said I have to be honest, I’ve done some research on them but haven’t plunked down the $$$ just to try one.

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    Amen, Marine. Sad that gun guys disrespect other gun guys, hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet and saying stuff that would get them a poke in the nose if they said it in person to a stranger. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the WI Trigger Company, as one person mentioned, though I’ve never used one. A few gun guys I know brag about them. You might try corresponding with them and seeing if they meet your needs. Part of the difficulty discussing this in a general forum like this is that it is just like having… Read more »

    USMCRECON
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    USMCRECON

    Thanks for the replies…..

    Alan
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    Alan

    I’m not especially familiar with the AR-15 type rifle in any of the calibers it comes with. That said, I fired High Power Rifle Competition, 30 caliber, for many years, first with a Winchester Garand and later on with the Model 70 Winchester Rifles in calibers 30-06 and later on 7.62 MM NATO aka .308 Winchester. I also used a Remington 40X Rangemaster in .308 Win. The trigger on the Garand had a little work done on it, and consistently lifted 4.5 lbs. The triggers on the Model 70’s were stoned and adjusted to break at 3 to 4 lbs… Read more »

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    Robert

    Wisconsin trigger company with the mk2 has to be one of the best triggers. I can’t believe they didn’t put that trigger in the mix. It’s everything that the geissele has but about a $100 cheaper and it is fully adjustable. I have had cmc and rra and rra is a hell of a trigger for $100 but spend $60 more and get an elite trigger. Best trigger out there

    Grim
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    Grim

    Absolutely love my JMT Saber Single Stage Drop In Trigger!

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Well Gentlemen :…I have been using the CMC single stage 3 1/2 lb. curved. Very satisfied, one thing they have done is drill and tap the end of the mounting pins. A small screw head on each side makes it very secure. Had no failures put a couple in to 80% lowers still no problems. Have I missed something anyone have any problems, wondering why I don’t see them mentioned .

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    oldvet

    Should have added they cost me right around $170.

    2Alpha
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    2Alpha

    Thanks for the article and all the comments! (Even the rude ones) Stopped competing in USPSA but I love the 2# trigger on my 1911. My instincts tell me the AR should be more like 3-4#. Still learning about my 6920… Budget concerns will likely drive the decision, but after watching his YouTube, that Geissele SD-C has me salivating…

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    Jeff Pearson

    By including the rock river nm trigger as a favorite makes me question your qualifications and mil spec ? You are either getting paid to say what whoever wants you to say or your are ignorant in the trigger subject either way get out of the business of giving advise! People come to these palaces to get real advise to real problems. I am embarrassed for you!

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    Rock River Arms National Match Two-Stage #1& Original Mil-Spec Factory Trigger is #5 what a joke! Just mentioning the Original Mil-Spec Factory Trigger tells you this guy has his head up his ass!

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    Veteran Gunsmith at Large

    Tape – I think that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and articles like this are a means of expression of personal opinion. To say what you said is to put your opinion above everyone else’s and that isn’t good behavior in a public forum. If we all had the same likes and dislikes we’d all be chasing some other man’s wife and there would not be anything but vanilla ice cream. I would have let one comment pass without a response, but when you do it multiple times with slight variation in the wording, that is when you… Read more »

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    Tape

    Eatshit&die [email protected], you come out with “I think that everyone is entitled to their own opinion” then you come out saying all that crap! Get a life and just someone does not agree with your boyfriend you come out defending him, he’s grown, he can speak for himself. Quit your brown-nosing! CLOWN

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    Veteran Gunsmith at Large

    You are the kind of person who talks big and does nothing when confronted, and you better check you ‘tude my friend, if you don’t you may find someone willing to educate you on the subject of acceptable public behaviors and manners. You need help and are way out of line here. Perhaps the site moderator will point this out to you.

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    Seriously Tape. Where do you get off saying anyone’s opinion is wrong, bad or just plain sucks. Everyone’s opinion on any trigger is valid for that person. While I’m not a fan of stock mil spec, they can be slicked up pretty well and work for most people who don’t have major money to invest in a world class trigger. Because someone doesn’t agree with what you believe is the answer for great triggers doesn’t make them have their head up their rear end. Maybe it’s you with a closed mind that has your head up where the sun don’t… Read more »

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    Tape, putting forth a negative opinion without an alternate perspective isn’t even a complaint. I don’t suppose you have an original thought that you can share? Maybe you’ll tell me to do something I can’t possibly do with my body or request that I digest something then meet my maker…or tell me to Google it. None of these responses would require original thought on your part. Maybe you just don’t have the time so need to take the easier path. Or maybe you have your own ranking based on your experience that you can contribute. Many of us would be… Read more »

    Adult Presence
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    Adult Presence

    Tape: STFU, AH….. using your own language and writing style, that is…. I’m trying to learn something here, about triggers.

    Chris Curtis
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    Chris Curtis

    You listed no break weights on any.
    Plus I totally agree with the Pearson reply!!!! All day long.
    Good replies from experienced long range shooters. Piece of scrap review

    brad smith
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    brad smith

    Tape,

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and just because you don’t agree with him doesn’t mean that he has his head up his TAPE, . . . (I didn’t want to use a bad word so I chose to use the appropriate synonym. I hope he knows what a synonym is)

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    I currently have two AR’s, one is a stock Daniel Defense DDMV4 and the other is a home built unit. I built a so-called “Gucci” rifle with a Geiselle SSA that I picked up for a good deal from a gun show. I had tried a RRA NM, but it was worse than the DD stock rifle trigger. The Geiselle is better than the Daniel Defense, but honestly, it is only slightly better. I have to say that I am very impressed with the Daniel Defense stock trigger. I am building a new lower and will go with the ALG… Read more »

    Tom Cummings
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    Tom Cummings

    I enjoyed this artical on triggers. My question is, I’m a combat disabled vet & I shake so to hit the bullseye I have to have a trigger that is very light & no or very little creep. If there is too much creep, I start to shake & have to stop & reset myself with a deep breath. I target shoot for accuracy & deer hunt for only one shot per deer. If I can’t do it in one shot, I don’t pull the trigger. My T/C Pro Hunter has a great trigger that fires before I know it,… Read more »

    Tape
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    Tape

    Rock River Arms rated #1, what a joke!

    Tape
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    Tape

    they didn’t post the whole reply, this guy even mentioning and ranking the Original Mil-Spec Factory Trigger tells you he doesn’t know what he’s talking about concerning triggers.

    brad smith
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    brad smith

    TAPE,

    You’re obviously in need of counseling like someone previously suggested. But I would also like to point out that whenever you offer your ignorant opinions people can see how well you make an @$$ of yourself.

    Veteran Gunsmith at Large
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    Veteran Gunsmith at Large

    Tom, if anyone has a right to talk and ask question, it’s you. Your sacrifice and service are more than many have to overcome every day, and you deserve to be held in the highest esteem for having to give so much for the freedoms that all Americans share. Thank you for your service, and keep on getting out there and enjoying the outdoors and the shooting sports. No one deserves to more than you do. If you have a modern sporting rifle or are contemplating getting one, there are a large number of parts manufacturers out there making very… Read more »

    Veteran Gunsmith at Large
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    Veteran Gunsmith at Large

    Tom, here is a link to a site that offers set triggers for modern sporting arms. The set trigger was used back in the 1800’s on buffalo hunter’s rifles to enhance log range accuracy by reducing pull weight and adjusting the engagement surface contact to a very minimum. You can find examples of these on original and reproduction arms from that period, and they are very easy to trip once you set them. Typically there are two triggers in the trigger guard, and you set the first one after the hammer is cocked, and use the second one to fire.… Read more »

    Chris Curtis
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    Chris Curtis

    Jard 1021 single stage. With good knowledge of trigger install I can tune mine to break right on 1 lb

    GrandsonofAtlas
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    GrandsonofAtlas

    Paralyzed vet here, I know this is a year after your discussion but hopes to pass along a helpful suggestion that occupational therapy gave me once. Your shaking sounds similar to issues a lot of us SCI vets have, I havd the same issue when trying to do fine controlled movements, for me it was detailed drawing. My OC suggested a pound or pound and a half ankle weight around my wrist. It worked and in the long run helped me clear up my shakes all together. May God bless you and all our brothers and sisters both home and… Read more »

    Jim
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    Jim

    Just installed and shot for the first time the Franklin Armory BFS3 trigger. In Debi single shot mode, it’s a sweet trigger but in binary mode, it’s just plain fun!

    30 Yr. MARINE
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    30 Yr. MARINE

    I have the Tac-Con MSA trigger. I bought 1, put it in my Rock River Elite 15, It was so sweet I bought 2 more, 1 in my
    S&W MP15 (my wife surprised me for Christmas last year), the other is to just have.

    Semper-Fi
    I’m on in-active duty right now(’64-’94)

    Veteran Gunsmith at large
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    Veteran Gunsmith at large

    Semper Fi, Marine!
    You are a blessed man indeed. I’ve been inactive for years myself – lol.

    Veteran Gunsmith at large
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    Veteran Gunsmith at large

    Addendum to my previous comment on the Tac-Con MSA trigger – I didn’t mean to leave out Timney, Elftmann, or anyone else out there making quality trigger systems for the AR today, sorry for the oversight in not mentioning them. All of these manufacture wonderful products, but I wanted to bring attention to a product I believe in that gets a similar level of results, and does it for a bargain price.

    Veteran Gunsmith at large
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    Veteran Gunsmith at large

    The best cost effective trigger that was left out of this article is the Tac-Con MSA Mil-Spec Advanced Trigger Group AR-15, (LR-308 Small Pin .154″ Single Stage NP3 treated). I have this in my AR’s and I bought them one at a time, during which time I paid just over $100.00 down to $88.00 on sale at a large retail concern in Columbia, MO. I found it to be the best designed and manufactured mil-spec fire control group I have ever installed, and I started my gunsmithing career as a unit armorer in 1973, US Army. I have since then… Read more »

    Cbt-Engr
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    Cbt-Engr

    Stock trigger on my Bushmaster was terrible. I didn’t buy this as a hunting rifle or a target rifle, and certainly not a sniper rifle, so I went to ALG Defense and purchased their ACT trigger (Advanced Combat Trigger) — it is far less expensive than what most other after-market triggers cost. And it is a really nice trigger. It was simple to install; literally took only a few minutes. It has a short, smooth, clean break. I would call it just about perfect for this rifle and what I want it for, both now and “then”.

    Montana Man
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    Montana Man

    Have a pair of Rugers, A SR556 & SR762. The SR556 had a decent trigger(4#-5oz.) but the SR762 Mil-Spec was just too much for my liking(7#-11oz.). I purchased a Geissele SSA-E, dropped it into the SR556 and then put the factory SR556’s trigger into the SR762. It certainly changed the characteristics of both guns. The SR762 became shoot-able and the SR556 became a trigger snob’s dream. Later came a pair of Sig Sauers, a MCX Patrol(5.56) and a 716 Patrol(.308WIN). Nice guns but for the life of me I cannot understand why such fine pieces would ship with the worst… Read more »

    fred
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    fred

    i purchased Geissele SD-C with the flat trigger. breaks great at 4 1/2 pounds every time.
    its in my Colt M4 LE6920. i did not think i would ever spend that much on a trigger.

    until i got to shoot a friends AR15 with one. superb trigger. accuracy increased significantly.

    glad i did this.