trigger happy

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by quadrail74, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. quadrail74

    quadrail74 New Member

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    Hey all...just wanted some opinions on which trigger to buy for my first ar build...I've been told TIMNEY is the way to go...but I'm open to suggestions....
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    You building a benchrest shooter or a three gun type AR?
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you are building a general shooter, why are you going to spend $200+ on a set up that should cost $40?
     
  4. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Geissele SSA or ALG Combat with JP Reduced Springs Kit.
     
  5. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Expensive triggers have their place, but we're talking about a specific role (varminting, bench shooting). I like the $200 Hipertouch on my range rifle, but wouldn't want anything that light for general purpose type shooting.

    I prefer the $40 ALG QMS for most of my rifles. YMMV.
     
  6. quadrail74

    quadrail74 New Member

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    I'm building a 5.56/.223 AR to go 400+ yrds out...possibly for competition shooting...I prefer a 3-3.5 lb trigger pull single stage....
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I put a timney in my precision ar. Wish I had gone giesselle or cmc. My cmc in my bcm feels better and my wife's giesselle ssa is better. Even my rra two stage match in my a2 is better.
     
  8. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    cmc single stage flat bow tactical 3.5lbs trigger. Never look back. I'll say what I always say, if you buy it and don't love it, I'll buy it from you. They're that good.
     
  9. Ibmikey

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    I echo Broke...the CMC trigger is a 3.5# module that requires 5 minutes to install as it is a self contained unit. I prefer the standard curved trigger for every day shooting but the straight is the way to go for bench or varmint.
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    First of all if you want a good trigger and do not want to spend a bunch of money. I would suggest going with a Rock River Arms 2 Stage National Match Trigger. They also come in chrome as well. But are simply a drop in and is a great trigger for around $100 if you shop around. It is very smooth and smoothes even more after a couple of hundred rounds. And if you want to make it better add some KNS Anti Rotation Pins!

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  11. quadrail74

    quadrail74 New Member

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    Thanks Broke and IBMikey....I was on the fence between the Timney and CMC. I've done some reaserch on both companies seem to pitch the same advantages in their product...it just comes down to which feels smoother....
     
  12. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    my offer stands. CMC
     
  13. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    I have used ALG ACT, Timney, American Tactical Gold and Rock River National Match. Out of these my favorite would be the Rock River National Match.
     
  14. jasonlarue1013

    jasonlarue1013 New Member

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    maybe I'm not doing something right but I can't tell the difference with JP reduced springs
     
  15. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I did compare them and measure with the trigger pull gauge. And the JP kit turned out to be the lightest pull, 3 - 3.5#.