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AR 15 trigger pull

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Randy1911, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Randy1911

    Randy1911 Well-Known Member

    I did a search and found no answer to my question. I just got a used
    Bushmaster AR 15 and the trigger pull seems a little heavy. I don't have a gage but guessing I wsould think it is in the 6-7 lb range. Is this normal? I was hoping for around 4 lbs. Thoughts?
  2. Red Cent

    Red Cent Well-Known Member

  3. Sky

    Sky Well-Known Member

    Hey Red great post thanks!!
  4. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    randy that IS normal for a standard trigger. and it's not that heavy compared to other military rifles. even the rules for service rifles in NRA/CMP competition require a minimum of 4.5 lbs pull.

    that said, most people like their guns to have lighter triggers.
  5. RogersPrecision

    RogersPrecision Well-Known Member

    For many of us, smoothness and crispness is FAR more important
    than weight.
    Most AR15 triggers feel like dragging an old sofa up a gravel driveway.
  6. griff383

    griff383 Well-Known Member

  7. Sky

    Sky Well-Known Member

    griff383 glad you found that!! Thanks
  8. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    bend the springs like the sarge at home video, then install a set screw in the grip to take out the takeup and creep and you can get a very nice 3# trigger for about 50 cents. or at least I did. it's been reliable.

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