Pick my trigger!

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by truevil1313, Sep 4, 2009.

Which trigger do I buy for my RRA AR?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2009.
  1. Jewl

  2. Timney

  3. Jard

  4. Other

  1. truevil1313

    truevil1313 New Member

    Well I have put together a great RRA AR. As you can see from the pic, it is an RRA lower, an RRA predator pursuit upper, Magpul PRS stock, and a DPMS grip. I love the setup, and put it all together for the best possible price. The lower I bought from my best friend, who had bought it almost a year ago, and had never mated it to an upper. He gave it to me for the price he paid for it. My issue is, this lower came with a regular GI trigger. It is just not smoth enough for me! I love everything else about the rifle, but it certianly needs a trigger. So which one do i buy? I have read that some of you recomend Timney, some Jard, and more of you recomend a Jewel. So which one do I buy? Which one will be smooth and crisp, and easy to install? Let me know your opinion.

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  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member



    IGETEVEN New Member

    Truevil, my personal preference would be a Jewell trigger. The Jewell is going to cost you a lot more money, but you get many triggers in one with the Jewell. With simple adjustments, you can go from a "big-game" or "predator" trigger to a "bench-rest" or "varmint" trigger in 20 seconds just by adjusting it. As for installation, it's easy for most and some very, very few, have problems with the retaining clip, but that's not an issue. The money and time you already have invested in this custom AR, I think custom trigger control would be the final compliment.

  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    With all due respect to my fellow forum members, you would be out of your mind to pay $200 or $300 for a trigger for your AR in my personal opinion.

    It's your money, and if you need a Giseille Trigger or you need a custom trigger, go for it.

    However -

    You can get a RRA 2-Stage Trigger for about $100 to $120 dollars, it will drop in to your lower in minutes and it will break like a glass rod.

    I have installed several RRA 2 Stage triggers and never had a problem with them.

    In my experience, Jewell makes a hell of a good trigger, one of the best, but I do not think it is a field trigger. I think it is a great benchrest style trigger, but I just don't think it's the best possible choice for a field trigger. They have very delicate adjustments that are available in them, as Jack has indicated, and that is a point of contention with me in a field weapon.

    Personal Preference. Your mileage may vary....

  5. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    I put Jard triggers in my ARs. They're infinitely adjustable (takeup & overtravel), available in single stage (my choice) or 2 stage, have all pull weights from 1.5 pounds and on up, and are price comparable to RRA (120-150$). They're also 100% reliable too.
  6. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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  7. truevil1313

    truevil1313 New Member

    Thanks for all of the advice so far, but please keep it comming. There does not seem to be one that sticks out the most. As JD recomended, I am personally leaning towards the RRA NM 2 stage, but my mind is not made up for sure yet.
  8. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

    My father has a Bushmaster NM A-2 that has a Jewel adjustable trigger in it. He is very pleased with the trigger. He recently bought a RRA Flat top (similar to yours) and it has the RRA match trigger in it and he likes that a LOT better. He has been with the AR platform since it came out (he is a Nam vet) and he said hands down the RRA is a great trigger.
    That is what I have in my match rifle and I love it. I have been using it for three years now. I have a timney in my CAR-15 and it is a nice trigger as well. I have it adjusted rather heavy but it is still a smooth, clean, dependable break.
  9. truevil1313

    truevil1313 New Member

    Well gang, I went with the Jewel two stage trigger. It was simply a matter of which one of the good triggers mentioned above that was readily available, and had the best ratings. I got it in the rifle yesterday, but have not gotten it outside to the range yet,(been having a lot of rain here). I can say just from dry firing it a few times, it is a huge improvment over the GI trigger.
    Thanks for everyones opinions and suggestions.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009