Tapco G2 Trigger


August 4, 2012, 06:42 PM
A short while back I purchased a Waffen Werks AK-74. The rifle came equipped with the Tapco G2. This trigger seems fine to me. I have heard some people are not very happy with this particular trigger. Any particular reasons why? Just curious. There is a company, "Texas Triggers", that I do hear a lot of good stuff about.

While I have field stripped this rifle, I can not tell if mine is the single hook or double hook design. Anyone know? Maybe I just do not know where to look correctly.

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August 4, 2012, 07:01 PM
After hearing all the glowing reviews on them, I thought Id give one a try, and put one in my WASR. Right off, I wasnt happy at all with it and soon replaced the original, which wasnt bad to start.

The Tapco trigger was was very "crunchy" on take up, and more often than not, if you started to take up the slack, and then let off, the trigger acted like a "set" trigger, and the gun would go off at the slightest touch the next time you just touched the trigger. Not what I consider safe.

August 4, 2012, 07:05 PM
People hate on it because it's Tapco, but it's one of the best triggers I've used on a rife that wasn't for precision shooting.

August 4, 2012, 07:19 PM
Best trigger in the market in my opinion at an affordable price. I installed one in my SAR 1 and it shoots fantastic. THe crappy CAI installed one is too soft.

August 4, 2012, 08:31 PM
I used a double hook on my Maadi by filing the receiver slightly and using the second leg/hook as an overtravel stop. Came out pretty nice for an AK trigger.

August 4, 2012, 08:38 PM
My primary complaint is that their trigger pull is too short and light, which can lead to unintentional bumpfiring in certain circumstances. Because of this, I prefer the Arsenal trigger. They have two options available. One is a single-stage trigger, the other is a longer-pull two-stage trigger. Both are a bit longer pulls than the Tapco trigger and less sensitive.

AK103K, I'd have polished it to fix that. Something was slightly out of spec, either your rifle's pin locations or the trigger. Either way, taking off a little bit of material to reduce drag would have fixed it.

August 4, 2012, 08:44 PM
My Arsenal was garbage. Wouldn't reset.

August 4, 2012, 08:59 PM
Something was slightly out of spec,
Ill say. I thought that was the reason they make them, to deal with just that, right?

If the original was bad, I might have messed with it, but the whole purpose of the G2 was not to have to do that.

I have an early SAR that had pretty bad slap. It was still a pretty good trigger, it just hurt to shoot. I filed and polished on that in all the usual places, with no luck, so I replaced it with a Red Star Arms trigger, which was all that was available at the time. It was about double the cost of the G2, but well worth the extra money. If I come across another AK that needs a replacement, Ill spend the extra bucks and get another RSA.

August 4, 2012, 09:05 PM
Here's the deal with commercial AK triggers: they're all made to relatively tight modern tolerances. Invariably, these tolerances are tighter than the rifles themselves, particularly over the wide range of AK variants out there. As a result, sometimes you're going to have trouble with them working in a particular rifle. Be prepared to do a little bit of polishing to fix this. This applies to all such triggers.

August 5, 2012, 01:09 AM
Thanks for the replys and answers guys. Seems like from the answers I have recieved, the Tapco G2 will be a good trigger for me. I realize, everyone has their own opinion, and I respect that. I plan on purchasing a "slide fire" stock. Seems like this would be an excellent trigger for "slide", bump fire. I understand that this is pray and spray.

Different folks have different ideas about how to shoot their rifle. Personally, (for me and myself alone) I am looking forward to the fun of "simulated" full auto. I think an AK platform is a very good rifle for this type of shooting.

I am sure the point is kinda moot...Does anyone know if my rifle is single or double hook, as pertains to the trigger?

Thanks much,


August 5, 2012, 01:21 AM
You have to flip your rifle over, and see if there's one notch or two

With a good brake ('74 style), you can hold that gun on target even in simulated full auto. Very controllable.

I wasted quite a bit of ammo when my friend brought his Slidefire and let me use it on my SGL-21, but man I've never wanted anything in full auto like I now want an AK. I might have to get one of those stocks.

August 5, 2012, 01:47 AM

Thanks much man. I appreciate the info.

So all I have to look for is the 2nd (lower indent) on the reciever?

August 5, 2012, 01:51 AM
Yep! Easy to check, and being an AK, scary easy to replace.

August 5, 2012, 02:14 AM
OP: ... This trigger seems fine to me. ...

End post IMO. I've found the Tapco works very well most of the time.

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