Looking for a smoother trigger

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by TacticalPrecision, May 26, 2013.

  1. TacticalPrecision

    TacticalPrecision New Member

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    I am currently using a standard mil-spec LPK and it has been working beautifully, but I think I would like something a bit softer and a bit more suited to my needs. Something that's quick and reliable for use as a combat ready piece of equipment, this last part means a few things.

    1 - Nothing that I cannot take apart and clean/repair if I need to, it needs to be combat effective and not something that I am going to have to wait on to replace if it malfunctions and not something requires specialty tools. If I can't disassemble it with a basic assortment of AR tools and my Leatherman MUT and it's full set of bit attachments it's probably out of the realm of my POU

    2 - Preferably Smooth and crisp like a nice precision bolt rifle trigger, I have a multi-purpose AR and need a trigger that can work for precision shooting at 500-600 yards as well as quick and clean resets when I'm doing short range rapid fire training.


    Now I have looked into a few options and been cruising around, but I don't think I ever get all the options when I do it myself which is why I am here asking for opinions on the matter, personal experience and comparisons related to the basic trigger assembly are very Welcome.
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    ALG Defence makes a good single stage trigger.

    Rock River Arms is the best 2 stage for my money.
     

  3. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    a little weekening of the hammer spring (by bending back its legs) and polishing the hammer/sear notches with crocus cloth will decrease the trigger weight by as much as 30% and smooth out the trigger function.
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Are the drop in kind worth the money?
     
  5. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I use ALG combat combined with JP reduced springs kit on all my builds. All that costed me $75 plus shipping. I'm not a match shooter so i don't need $200+ Geissele triggers. So far i'm happy with that combination.
     
  6. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    cant get any cheaper than diy
     
  7. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    TacticalPrecision,

    The "combat effective" AR triggers you speak of have some take-up and over-travel and break like carrots. You already have one of those.

    Quality bolt action triggers typically don't have much take-up or over-travel and break like glass rods.

    I believe what you are looking for is a Geissele SSA-E trigger. It's a drop-in replacement for a mil-spec unit and has characteristics that more closely resemble a precision rifle trigger than a combat rifle trigger while not requiring special tools for installation.

    If you are only unhappy with the roughness of the trigger or pull weight, a Geissele SSA would probably do the job.
     
  8. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Donk hit right on the head, perfect set up for a non comp user
     
  9. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    I have an ALG/ACT in an M forgery and a Wilson Combat TTUM2 in a Bushy .308 The ALG in nice, the TTU is something else. But the Wilson is a sealed unit and not user friendly as far as maintenance. I have the harder 2 stage model and everyone who shoots it says it's light enough that the other model is probably too light for our gang.
     
  10. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    Had a chance to compare my stock S&W sport to the ALG. The Smith seems almost a single stage with very short take up and a clean but tad heavy break. The ALG is a true 2 stage with a lighter final break. Since the Smith will be used for grandson training probably will leave it alone. Before buying new aftermarket triggers the Smith was the best of the 4 I own.
     
  11. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Correct me if i'm wrong.. i think the ALG is a single stage...?
     
  12. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Yes they are a single stage
     
  13. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    Last edited: May 27, 2013