Single stage vs two stage

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by cddbrowns, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    whats the difference? I am new to a lot of this so any info you have would be helpful.
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Here you go - Trigger Pull

    Cliff notes version - a single stage trigger breaks when pressure is applied. A 2 stage trigger has some take up as pressure is applied, then breaks.
     

  3. bgeddes

    bgeddes New Member

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    A single stage trigger should surprise you when the gun goes bang. You squeeze until you hit the point where it breaks.

    A two-stage you squeeze until it 'stops' or hits stage two. Then it behaves as a single stage.

    Good points and bad points to both, depends on the purpose of the weapon.
     
  4. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    So a two stage is like a built in safety type thing then? Just wondered.
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    A single stage, or a tuned single stage, is fine for a 16", SHTF, Urban Battlefield type of rifle.

    A two stage, like the RRA drop in, is more tailored to a longer range, Target/Varmint/Tactical Support Rifle.

    It all depends on the type of rifle you are building.

    We need some more information on the rifle you are planning to build to be able to advise further.

    JD
     
  6. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Already built, and I am pretty sure it a single stage, I was just curious as I have seen several posts about single and two stage.