Reworking a stock trigger

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Squirrel_Slayer, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

    Does anyone know any tricks to make a mil-spec trigger group lighter? I like my rifles to have trigger pullls in the ounces, and I am not ready to drop 300.00 + bucks on a trigger group that only goes down to three pounds.
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    Double S - We don't post the process here, because there is some liability. Do a google on 15 minute trigger job and look for a website that is named Sargents Home or something like that. They have a pretty good description that is very similiar to the one we do on GI Stock triggers in the shop.

    A couple of words of caution.

    1) An AR can double or triple, and even cycle, if you mess with the trigger too far, especially if you are talking going so far as going into ounces.

    2) A trigger on a weapon like an AR with a trigger rated in ounces is dangerous and I would personally recommend against it.

    3) Order a replacement spring kit for a few bucks from Brownell's before you give this a try, in case you "need" it. :eek::eek:

    Good luck.


  3. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

    I know that I am not going to get a stock trigger down to ounces, even if the sear and disconnecter are pollished to a mirror like finish. But the two pound range would be livable. I have already done the 15 minute trigger job, which actually takes far less than 15 minutes, and have gone so far as to drill a hole in the center of the screw that holds the grip on, tapped it, and added a set screw to take all of the creep out of the trigger. Yet the whole thing still maxes out most trigger scales.

    I am not super concerned if the rifle will double feed or go full auto, of course I would preferr it not to, because I single deed it most of the time. I think I am just going to head into the den after work and pollish the living snot out of everything.
  4. Biohazard2

    Biohazard2 Active Member

    Continue to polish. I have a RRA with a stock trigger that I polished and brought it down to 2 lbs. with no other problems.
  5. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest an aftermarket trigger. I have a fully adjustable Jard trigger in 1 of my ARs and it only run about 150$ retail (wholesale was less of course). The Jard triggers go all the way down to 1.5# and are perfectly reliable.