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Which Match Trigger for an AR-15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rubber_Duck, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. Rubber_Duck

    Rubber_Duck Member

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    Hey everybody!

    In my other thread some of you may have seen my recently-upgraded AR, and now that I have shot it a few times, I have to say the OEM Bushmaster USGI trigger just doesn't cut it anymore. In fact, my AR has one of the worst triggers in the gun safe, and I think it's about time I step up to something better.

    So after hours of searching and looking for answers, I can't decide what trigger to get. All I know is I want crisp and non-adjustable, but I'm open to anything (preferably under $250). Midway has the Jewell trigger for $211, and I've read really good things about it, however I've also read good things about JP and Geiselle, and their SSA sounds like exactly what I need. But I would like peoples' opinions on the various triggers out there. I honestly don't care if it is a single- or a two-stage, but as I said I would prefer non-adjustability for the most reliability, but I can live with adjustment screws.

    As I said, I'm looking at the Jewell trigger and the Geiselle SSA for now, but would like to consider others, price isn't a concern.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. SwampWolf

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    I really like Rock River's two-stage "National Match" trigger. Big bonus: It's affordable.
     
  3. cbm1948

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    I have the Jewell installed on my bushmaster, varmint version, and I like it a lot off the bench < 0.5" groups are possible. This is a testament to a well built rifle and and very controllable trigger system. Be Safe and enjoy your "Bushy".

    Clint

    Bushmaster Varminter
     
  4. testosterone

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    www.americantrigger.com

    100% drop in.

    I just got one, it is the cat's meow/absolutely awesome, and has 30 day 100% money back guarantee if you don't love it.
     
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    I just put a Timney 3lb on my 25wssm AR15. I have only pulled the trigger 30 times. So far I am happy. I can give more details when I have more trigger time. Good luck
     
  7. cbrgator

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    Which trigger is best as a hybrid between range and SHTF
     
  8. P-32

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    If it were me I would go with the Geiselle. BUT, the RRA 2 stage is a great trigger for the $.
     
  9. rskent

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    JP or Geiselle

    What do you use your rifle for? If it is a range gun it will be hard to beat a Geiselle. If it is a SHTF gun I would give JP the nod. You can set up a JP trigger very crisp with almost no pretravel. Very 1911ish. I have had a jewel in my Bushmaster for a little over two years. It looks a little fragile, but it has held up a lot better than I thought it would.

    Steve
     
  10. CoRoMo

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    What are you looking for in a trigger for SHTF?

    I'm not trying to be argumentative here either, just curious.
    I've always preferred light, crisp triggers for any gun whether it be for hunting, range plinking, etc.

    So, what kind of trigger is best for HD/SHTF/CQB?

    Edit: For my CCW, I in fact prefer a longer, heavier trigger
     
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  11. JDGray

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    +1 for Bill Springfield! His 4# trigger is awesome, cant imagine the 3#:)
     
  12. cbrgator

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    CoRoMo,
    I've just been told that two-stage triggers like the RRA are less than ideal for SHTF.
     
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    I sort of considered that, and should have made an edit.

    I definitely need to swap my atrocious LMT trigger for something less creepy.
     
  14. conarth

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    I can't say enough good things about the Geiselle. That is if you have the $279. Otherwise the $120 for the Armalite NM or RRA NM is good also. I have all three.
     
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    +1 on the Timney 3lb unit. Single stage, clean and crisp, no adjusting, literally drops in. I put one in my patrol rifle, a Bushmaster C15M4, what a difference!! Truly incredible, it is a completely different rifle now.
     
  16. Dark Skies

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    I'm very pleased with the McCormack (did I spell that right?) I've just put in mine. Very crisp and a 100% drop in.
     
  17. cbrgator

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    Whats the best price you guys have found for the Timney. Best I've found is $195.
     
  18. Acera

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    I would look at the Jard.

    This is the cheapest I have seen them.
    (You don't have to use the .50 BMG stuff, and still get a good trigger, cheap.)

    http://store.primalrights.com/
     
  19. TexasRifleman

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    That leads to the Rock River 2 stage almost exclusively. You don't want anything adjustable on a rifle that might be used for defense.
     
  20. taliv

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    the standard one.
     
  21. cbrgator

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    I was told 2 stages are what NOT to get for defense
     
  22. TexasRifleman

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    Probably not, but if you insist on one you want one that is not adjustable.

    I assumed he was asking what MATCH style trigger would be good for that, and the RRA 2 stage is the safe choice if you want to go that way.
     
  23. cbrgator

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    I couldn't care less if its adjustable. I want a hybrid range/SHTF. As long as it's a light pull, breaks crisply, and under $200. Those are my criteria. Talk to me!
     
  24. TexasRifleman

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    If you ever think the rifle will need to be 100% reliable (as a defensive rifle would) then you do not want an adjustable trigger.

    The Rock River is the best choice in a "match" style trigger that is 100% reliable.

    $120 according to their website.
     
  25. cbrgator

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    Do you know anything about the Jard trigger Acera mentioned? I'd prefer single stage.
     
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