Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mshootnit, Oct 3, 2017.
Since I dont keep up, whats a good AR trigger upgrade these days for $150 or less?
Add $20 to that and get a Timney
If you watch carefully on sales like black friday, you might be able to get a Geissele for a little above that price. PSA and Primary Arms are good bets for some of the cheapest sale prices on them. Here is a two staged Geissele from PSA for $165 http://palmettostatearmory.com/geissele-2-stage-g2s-trigger-05-145.html
Geissele G2S-E's can be had on sale for under that mark, let alone the G2S. Rock River 2 stage NM's and Varmint triggers can be also. I prefer the Geissele out of these two.
$13.38 buys you a $13 JP yellow spring kit and a $0.38 set screw to reduce the trigger creep on any mil-spec trigger. Gets you down between 4-4.5lbs, with a reasonable and controllable creep on par with most non-accutrigger style triggers in budget friendly bolt rifles.
g2s says it uses a different way of holding the hammer pin than the ssa. Mickey mouse or legit system? Dont want hammer pin walking out
How does the timney capture your pins
Any drop in trigger w/ a housing is going to need anti-walk pins. My recommendation is a Cedar Creek 2-stage trigger. They are sold under the Del-ton name with Midsouth shooters. https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item/00173lp1060/ar-15-2-stage-hook-under-trigger-set I've got a few thousand on mine and no problems. To compare it to my Giessele SSA-E trigger (which I got for $240 w/ 10 P-mags from PSA), it has a little bit of creep, a little slower reset and is designed to have a heavier pull, similar to that of an SSA trigger.
Owning both, a $100 trigger and a $240 trigger, I don't think there is $140 of difference between the two.
LaRue Trigger... 125 bucks
What can you tell me about the Cedar creek "self centering disconnector?"
that is a nice looking unit.
LaRue makes dang good rock solid 2 stage triggers... at a great price when you pick the "I can wait" price... my last one came in a week.
Well worth the wait.
G2S uses a spring clip on the hammer pin, not mickey mouse.
Drop in trigger modules like the Timney need anti-walk pins.
Best trigger for the money period. No special gimmicky pins needed, no set screws or other contraptions. It just installs like normal and works.
+5 rock solid trigger
I've got them in two of my guns, G2S needs no antiwalk pins, not mickey mouse at all....obviously it would be my choice.
There are several "AR trigger" threads, mostly same people (myself included) same triggers.
You have to "picks your choices and pays your money." Most of these places will sell you whatever and as many triggers as you want, thats the good news!
Timney doesn't need anti-walk pins. It has two set screws that screw into bottom of the receiver
to put pressure on pins. Been using them for years, never had a pin walk. If you buy timney DON'T PUT OIL ON IT read the instructions.
I did them with a ceramic stone for free when I was an Armorer; had to keep 'em over 4.5 #.
You also have to decide what use the gun you put the trigger in will be used for.
For range and target shooting a light single stage trigger is grate. For hunting and duty type use you don’t want something to light.
I put a Rise Armament match RA 140 SST in my side charger AR. Fought it on sale for $100.
Most of my ARs are for duty type use. I love the AGL A.C.T. trigger. 4 to 4.5 lbs it’s smooth and cost $70.
I have the A.C.T. In four of my ARs and I plan to upgrade the rest.
The Larue MBT-2S is a bargain for the can-wait price, but it's an even better deal if you wait for one of Larue's $99 sales. It's an excellent two stage trigger for the money.
If you want a decent single stage mil-spec type trigger, the PSA EPT triggers go on sale for $30 occasionally. I have three of them and they all break cleanly with no take-up and about 2mm of overtravel. They are by no means a match trigger, but they are much smoother and crisper than standard, unpolished mil-spec triggers.
plenty of good triggers for that price, I've got a couple each of the Geissele G2S, Rock River 2 stage NMs and JP single stage triggers. they're all very good.
Supposedly the RRs don't last as long as the Geisseles and the JPs require a little work to adjust.
Timney Calvin Elite calls for grease.
I replaced the trigger on my AR and started shooting it, I never examined the ins and outs of the design.
Well this has been very informational for me.
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