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A Little Better Trigger

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Lerk, Feb 18, 2012.

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  1. Lerk

    Lerk Member

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    So I'm on a mission to get an even better trigger in my AR. Currently running a JP FC-1 trigger kit with yellow spring and speed hammer (modified stock). Pull is just a shy under 3#. Smooth, crisp, and have travel very short. But I think I can do better. Anyone have some suggestions? Can't think or find anything that would be specific to my setup.
     
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    Geissele or Jewell
     
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  3. taliv

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    what kind of trigger do you want?
     
  4. Lerk

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    I'm looking to get it even smoother to make it feel like its under a 2lbs even if it doesn't actually end up that way. Right now it seems like it still has a little too stiff of a break for me. I can tell that simply pulling the trigger is causing me tiny movements that are affecting my accuracy at longer distances. I would like to improve upon that area. I'd almost like to try and see if I could get it to act like a 2 stage trigger with an extremely short travel. It is definitely an improvement over mil-spec by leaps and bounds though.
     
  5. rskent

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    There are lots of good triggers out there. All you need is money. If you are shooting at distance a two
    stage is a great idea. I have a Geissele and a Jewell, both set at 3 ½ Lbs + 1 Lb. They are both good
    triggers but I have to give the nod to the Geissele.

    One Question. Is the movement you see in the sights from you pulling the trigger or from the hammer
    dropping? If you’re not sure, a little dry firing may be in order.
    Just asking. :)
     
  6. Lerk

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    I don't really wish to go out and buy a different trigger kit and replace the JP FC-1. It is already a good kit and is adequate for my needs, but my tinkering side has taken over to try and improve upon it further.

    And a good question that I just had to look into myself (neighbors are probably wondering what the clicking and racking noise was...) I would say that realistically it appears to be a little bit of both, but until I'm able to get out to the range long distance I can't really distinguish between the two. So assuming it's both, any remedies out there that people have tinkered with?
     
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    For me dry firing is where I work on my positions and the range is where I prove (or disprove) my
    theories. If you are going to keep your trigger, fine. All you have to do now is figure how to press it
    without moving the gun.

    Sounds easy doesn’t it?
     
  8. Old Dog Man

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    JP trigger in AR

    I put a JP single stage trigger in my R25 and had to work on it to get it like I wanted it. The safety kept me from getting all the creep out and get it as light as I wanted. Had to remove a little metal from the trigger, because the safety stopped me from getting it to opeerate like I wanted. Al
     
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