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Old 01-06-2014, 12:19 AM   #1
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I have several ARs but they all have run of the mil-spec triggers. Over the next few month I'm going to build another and want a nicer trigger. The rifle will just be used here on my range for trying to shoot little bitty groups for my amusement and hopefully impress my friends. I won't say money is no object because it always is but I won't let a few dollars stand between me and a good trigger. If I find one I like I'll probably add one to a couple of my other rifles in the future. Tell me what you have tried that did or didn't work for you. Thanks.

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Rock River two stage is what I use if I want something other than a mil-spec trigger.

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Rock River two stage is what I use if I want something other than a mil-spec trigger.
That trigger does get good reviews on Brownells with 4 stars and at $108.33 the price is reasonable. Thanks.

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For upgraded 'combat' triggers, I really like the $40-50 ALG QMS trigger. Milspec 5-8lb weight, but crisp and clean. I've also been really happy with the triggers that come in PSA kits (this DOES NOT include the PTAC versions). Maybe I've been lucky, but mine have all been really clean time and again.

For a benchrest/varmint trigger, I chose the Hiperfire Hipertouch 24. I've been very happy with it and like that it came with three different sets of springs. Like many others in its class, they run about $200. The Geissele SSA is the other one I would recommend based on experience. Other shooters like Timney, CMC, RRA, etc.

When it comes to many of the $150-250 type match triggers, you can probably save yourself $50 by keeping your eyes peeled for deals if you're willing to wait a couple weeks. I bought my $200 Hyperfire with a complete lower build kit ($100 value) for under $200.

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Im not I, pressed with my RR 2 STAGE . first im not a 2 stage fan but its what came in the rifle . Second I have single stage triggers that break cleaner . Maybe I got a fluke . I shot a timney over the summer it was ok , the Geisselle I shot was very very nice but I dont know what model it was . I shot a fri3nds a couple of weeks ago , he sent it away to a place in MN .and it was super sweet . I think he paid $65 for them to modify it . It was one of the best triggers I have ever shot on a AR . I will see if I can find out where he had it done at

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For upgraded 'combat' triggers, I really like the $40-50 ALG QMS trigger. Milspec 5-8lb weight, but crisp and clean. I've also been really happy with the triggers that come in PSA kits (this DOES NOT include the PTAC versions). Maybe I've been lucky, but mine have all been really clean time and again.

For a benchrest/varmint trigger, I chose the Hiperfire Hipertouch 24. I've been very happy with it and like that it came with three different sets of springs. Like many others in its class, they run about $200. The Geissele SSA is the other one I would recommend based on experience. Other shooters like Timney, CMC, RRA, etc.

When it comes to many of the $150-250 type match triggers, you can probably save yourself $50 by keeping your eyes peeled for deals if you're willing to wait a couple weeks. I bought my $200 Hyperfire with a complete lower build kit ($100 value) for under $200.
I'm not in any hurry at all so will keep my eyes open for deals. I have never used any PSA parts but thats what came with my stripped lower. I'll probably put it together and play with it while I'm waiting. Not expectong the barrel till maybe March. Thanks for the input.

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Look up Bill Springfield. He can perfect your existing trigger.

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I've got giselle , cmc, timney, and rra

My pref is for the gieselle followed very damn close by the rra then the cmc and way in the back timney.

I find two stage friendlier for accurate shooting as after the take up, the second stage has a lighter break than a typical one stage. Both the gieselle and rra are drop in and don't need special pins to install as they both are refined versions of military triggers. The other two are drop in trigger packs that you also need either kns pins or goofy set screws to keep in place.

After doing a trigger job the sear mating surfaces have to be rehardened and that's not an easy task and requires know how. Its why I never send a trigger or gun off for a trigger job. Such things remove that layer of hardened steel

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Im not I, pressed with my RR 2 STAGE . first im not a 2 stage fan but its what came in the rifle . Second I have single stage triggers that break cleaner . Maybe I got a fluke . I shot a timney over the summer it was ok , the Geisselle I shot was very very nice but I dont know what model it was . I shot a fri3nds a couple of weeks ago , he sent it away to a place in MN .and it was super sweet . I think he paid $65 for them to modify it . It was one of the best triggers I have ever shot on a AR . I will see if I can find out where he had it done at
Thanks pure. Let me know if you get more info on what and where he had work done. I hope you liked this Friday better than last.

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For upgraded 'combat' triggers, I really like the $40-50 ALG QMS trigger. Milspec 5-8lb weight, but crisp and clean. I've also been really happy with the triggers that come in PSA kits (this DOES NOT include the PTAC versions). Maybe I've been lucky, but mine have all been really clean time and again.

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When it comes to many of the $150-250 type match triggers, you can probably save yourself $50 by keeping your eyes peeled for deals if you're willing to wait a couple weeks. I bought my $200 Hyperfire with a complete lower build kit ($100 value) for under $200.


Is there any real benefit to the ALG ACT over the QMS?
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