Jewell Trigger or Rock River 2-Stage for AR15 ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by macheteman, Nov 12, 2010.

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  1. macheteman

    macheteman Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    AR question. Is there much of an improvement one over the other?

  2. kwelz

    kwelz Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    Henryville, IN
    I have seen a couple RRA 2 stage triggers go TU.
    I had a Jewell a couple years back that was nice but I never ran it hard.
    Personally I like geissele. I have one in a gun that has run through 2 classes now with no issue whatsoever.
  3. Mousegun

    Mousegun Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    My RRA two stage is the best AR trigger I have ever pulled. I lightly ran some 800 grit wet and dry sandpaper over the contact spots and made it perfect, a clean sharp soft break.
  4. TonyAngel

    TonyAngel Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Man, this is a dangerous question. There are going to guys coming out of the woodwork saying great things about the RRA. As above, there are going to be guys that say that the RRA is the best trigger they've felt.

    I can tell you, I'm just a range/field jockey, but I shoot a lot. In the last month, I've burned up 800 rounds of .308 and 2000 rounds of .223. That more than many people shoot in a year, and more than some people shoot in five years. I've been into ARs for a while. I built a bunch of them. Aside from the first one that I owned, I've built every other one that I've had. For me, there are three bigs in a build. Those are the optics, the barrel and the trigger. All else almost doesn't matter as long as it works.

    There was a time when I was a big fan of RRA triggers. They could be had for around $80 and had a sweet pull for the price. Then it came to a point where I was treating them as a disposable item. They are hit and miss. All have a better than average pull when new, but after a couple thousand rounds, some like to loose their second stage and some just go full auto. I've built rifles with and shot Timney, Jewel, Geissele, RRA, Bushmaster and a couple of others. The Timney was easy and clean. It was a drop in affair. I just don't like that encapsulated deal and it was a single stage. The last Jewel I used was a while back. I just remember the install being a PITA. The RRA and Bushmaster I won't even talk about. Not worth the time if you have the money for better.

    To me the absolute Rolls Royce of triggers is the Geissele line. SSA for general purpose, SSA-E for general purpose/field precision and anyone of the Hi Speed line (I've found the DMR to my liking) for the absolute tops in sweet triggers. What makes the Geissele the best to me are consistency, reliability and longevity. They are the best that I've used, anyway.
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