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jmnardo
10-30-2008, 7:19 PM
The trigger in my AR leaves a lot to be desired. There seems to be a lot of replacement options out there. I mostly use the rifle for target shooting and plinking. Any recommendations?

EBR Works
10-30-2008, 7:25 PM
CMMG 2 stage trigger is an excellent choice.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=165490

RRA NM trigger is also nice but I prefer the CMMG since it's adjustable.

nobs11
10-30-2008, 7:41 PM
Geiselle if you are going for the high end.

RRA or CMMG if not.

m1match
10-30-2008, 7:42 PM
I've got Armalite 2 stage, RRA 2 stage bought from and tuned by John Holliger of White Oak Armament/White Oak Precision, and Geissele SSA 2 stage triggers. In my opinion, the Geissele SSA is the best, but they're really hard to find at this time, I bought mine from Steve at ADCO Firearms, and I had to wait 4 months. My RRA trigger tuned by White Oak is very close to the Geissele. The Geissele Hi-Speed triggers are probably the most adjustable and the best 2 stage match trigger available today, are generally available, but they're the most expensive at about $280. The non-adjustable Geissele SSA is $145, and an RRA trigger tuned by White Oak is $120.

http://adcofirearms.com/acc/product_Select.cfm?product_category=Lower%20Receiv ers/Parts

http://www.whiteoakarmament.com/

The Armalite trigger is good but not as smooth or crisp as the tuned RRA or Geissele SSA. All my 2 stage triggers are non-adjustable.

shin_en
10-30-2008, 7:46 PM
i have a rra nm trigger, but i personally prefer a modified trigger from bill springfield

http://www.williamstriggers.com/index.html

nakoomba
10-30-2008, 8:08 PM
i have an rra 2 stage and a single stage i made myself. I prefer the single stage, its really crisp. Anyway here are the instructions.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=282&t=159764

oddball
10-30-2008, 8:18 PM
I have a Rock River 2 stage on a rifle and I like it a lot.
For another build, I have a standard USGI trigger that's OK, but will have to do until a Geissele SSA comes in from backorder. I'm waiting very patiently for that one.

For another build not quite finished, I have the CMMG 2 stage.

aplinker
10-31-2008, 6:30 AM
RRA 2-stage represent the most cost efficient upgrade, but they're not perfect.

The Geissele SSA is the way to go, but forever waits aren't fun.

If money is no object, go for the Geissele Hi-Speed (DMR is probably the choice for a shooter).

FMJBT
10-31-2008, 9:46 AM
I'd suggest trying the "15 minute trigger job" first before buying aftermarket:
http://www.sargenthome.com/15_Minute_AR_Trigger_Job.htm

I've done this mod to the trigger in my AR-15 and have been really pleased with it so far. In addition to the steps outlined in the link above, I've also threaded a 1/4-28 set screw into the grip screw hole so that it protrudes into the lower receiver area under the trigger assembly. By adjusting that screw, I can fine tune the sear engagement to create a very crisp trigger pull. To reduce lock time, I've shaved off the large horn protruding off of the backside of the hammer. It looks like a JP speed hammer now:
http://www.midwayusa.com/midwayusa/staticpages/highres/405978.jpg
The hammer fall is definitely faster after this mod, and still hits the primers pretty hard.

NRAhighpowershooter
10-31-2008, 10:10 AM
ALSO... if you are intersted in a entry level 2 stage non-adjustable trigger... White Oak Armaments has a decent one.. 4.5 total pull

Mississippi
10-31-2008, 10:28 AM
Tried a lot of triggers. The only one I use now is Timney.

aplinker
10-31-2008, 11:23 AM
The only problem with trigger jobs on a stock trigger (or even the NM trigger) is that the hardened surfaces of the trigger are very thin.

I've done the stock trigger job a couple times. One wore through in about 8 months of (admittedly heavy) use.

The RRA NM triggers can bust through their 1st stage with heavy use, as well.

If you're going to be shooting a lot (thousands of rounds/yr) then buy once and buy quality (Geissele for 2-stage, JP for single).



I'd suggest trying the "15 minute trigger job" first before buying aftermarket:
http://www.sargenthome.com/15_Minute_AR_Trigger_Job.htm

I've done this mod to the trigger in my AR-15 and have been really pleased with it so far. In addition to the steps outlined in the link above, I've also threaded a 1/4-28 set screw into the grip screw hole so that it protrudes into the lower receiver area under the trigger assembly. By adjusting that screw, I can fine tune the sear engagement to create a very crisp trigger pull. To reduce lock time, I've shaved off the large horn protruding off of the backside of the hammer. It looks like a JP speed hammer now:
http://www.midwayusa.com/midwayusa/staticpages/highres/405978.jpg
The hammer fall is definitely faster after this mod, and still hits the primers pretty hard.

dfletcher
10-31-2008, 12:02 PM
I don't consider myself a serious AR shooter, I do pay attention to my triggers on bolt action rifles though. For the AR a 2 stage RRA is fine for me, AR15 Sales LLC sells them for $88.00 to include shipping (and .156 pins) and they arrive in about 2 days.

yallknowho
10-31-2008, 6:26 PM
I have the John Holliger tuned RRA 2 stage. it's great.

Young Version
10-31-2008, 8:15 PM
I have the John Holliger tuned RRA 2 stage. it's great.

This is what I have, and I'm very pleased.

Max-the-Silent
11-01-2008, 8:03 AM
I've used the RRA NM trigger, and the Timmeny 4 lb drop-in trigger, and would recommend either one.

///D
11-01-2008, 8:51 AM
So far I've only used Timney (4lb Skeleton) in 3 of my rifles and am very happy w/ them. Prices have seemed to go up unfortunately. One of these days I'll try a Geissele Hi-Speed.