Originally Posted by CGS
Correct me if I am wrong. The standard AR trigger is a single stage with a 7ish LB pull as issued to various military and government agencies and LE agencies. Correct?
It's always been my understanding a heavy single stage trigger is what you would want in a self defense situation. I see the logic to your statement, my m14 has a long heavy double stage trigger but it is very soft trigger at the same time.
Standard ar15 triggers are two stage. Weight of pull or presence of trigger creep has nothing to do with with wether a trigger is two or one or set.
All military triggers are two stage. What your experiencing on your M1A is creep in the second stage. Two stage triggers have spring tension that keeps the trigger from contacting the sear. This means that while your bouncing around in a vehicle, running, hitting the dirt, or other actions like that jarring the rifle wont accidentally fire a round.
Single stage triggers the trigger is in constant contact with the sear. Its why you see trigger safeties on lots of rifles becoming the norm. It gives the superb feel and control of a single stage with the safety of a two stage. Examples are the superb savage accutriggers which are safe for hunting and field use.