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AK Trigger, Single & Double Hook

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  1. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    I came across an ad for upgrading an AK trigger a while back and read about single and double hook trigger.

    Other than the obvious...that one has 1 and the other has 2 hooks...is there an advantage or preference of one over the other?

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  2. wally

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    If your receiver is cut for a single hook you need a single hook or its a lot more work to replace. Double hook has some redundancy but single hook generally has a bit better pull.

    I generally put double hook triggers in receivers cut for double hook triggers.

    My preference is clearly for the one that matches your receiver cuts.
     
  3. briansmithwins

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    The original AK design was the double hook trigger. The single hook was introduced to make room for the anti-bounce/rate reducer that takes the place of the right hand hook on a full auto AK.

    I've never noticed any problem or better feel either way.

    BSW
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never looked that close at my AK to see what I have...all that was available when I bought them was the Romanian SAR-1 and SAR-2.

    Now that I have the AR pretty much up to speed, I thought I'd turn my attention to the AKs I have just sitting around
     
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    As others have said there's not really any functional difference between a single and double hook AK trigger although not every receiver is cut to take a double hook. As for upgrading the trigger the Tapco G2 is very popular and is a light trigger with a short pull. I have an Arsenal 2 stage trigger in my AK and I like that a little better but it does lengthen the pull a bit and it feels a a little heavier, although that could just be me. If you really want to play with it get a Red Star Arms trigger, they're adjustable.
     
  7. MudPuppy

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    Spot on with the change to a single hook to accommodate FA internals.

    Supposedly, single hook triggers can cause "painful trigger slap", but I haven't seen that issue with the dozen or so that I've fired (in 7.62, 5.45, and 5.56).
     
  8. sniper69

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    I try to use double hook triggers in my AK's. Some of them might have started life as a single hook setup but it is relatively simple to make the changes to install a double hook. I bought a bunch of the gordon tech G2 double hook FCG sets (before tapco bought the rights to the G2 from gordon tech) and I use those.

    Some may prefer the single hook, but for me I prefer the double hook setup. Almost like a ford versus chevy debate. :D
     
  9. akv3g4n

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    I've always heard that the double hook has a more even pull because of it being more evenly balanced. I've never shot a single hook though, so I can't compare it.
     
  10. briansmithwins

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    Given the state of most AK triggers you could run a 1/2 hook and not feel the difference.

    BSW
     
  11. Deus Machina

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    I can't compare, but liked the double-hook G2 I put in my Saiga.
    I got it because it was in stock. The single wasn't. So, presto.
    The receiver was also cut for a single-hook. I decided to alter the right hook, not the receiver; I cut the 'elbow' of the hook more narrow. Call it half-redundancy. Worked perfectly fine, just needed a few trims before it moved freely and was ready to clean, refinish, and install.
     
  12. boricua9mm

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    I had to replace the trigger in my M92 PAP conversion (SBR) for 922(r) reasons. I initially used the single hook trigger, but I didn't like the hole it left in the bottom of the receiver. I switched to the double hook and I think it looks much better and has less potential to let undesirables into the trigger group. I know, I know, it's an AK, but still...
     
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