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Old December 28th, 2016, 01:39 PM   #31
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I just gotta jump in this with another vote for Giessele SSA-E. Not cheap, but the best upgrade you can possibly do for you rifle. You won't be sorry!

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Old December 29th, 2016, 07:42 AM   #32
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Just to add one more into the mix, ShootingSight is about to introduce an AR trigger.

These will be a step up from almost everything out there, in that they are billet steel that is machined, rather than being a cast part.

It will be 2-stage. NiB coated for smoothness of the sears. Pull weight will be 4.5lb to comply with NRA match requirements. Some of you saw the prototype I had at Camp Perry. With luck, I'll have the first production samples at SHOT show in Vegas this January.

I am a big fan of 2-stage triggers, and this is designed exactly to give a solid bump at the second stage, followed by a crisp break.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 07:44 AM   #33
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For target only application I like the Jewell trigger. Easy to adjust and stable. Can be adjusted very light.
The problem I found with Jewell is that they can be very sensitive to even the slightest side finger pressure and great care must be taken to insure that your trigger finger is pulling straight back.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 08:35 AM   #34
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I have a Geissele SSA-E and thought it was great until I tried a TriggerTech trigger. At 60% the cost of a Geissele it's going to be my next trigger. The break is short, crisp and weight is adjustable. The reset is also short and very distinct.

The drop in triggers seem to have a distinct advantage over the componentized trigger like Geissele.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 03:18 PM   #35
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I have a Geissele SSA-E and thought it was great until I tried a TriggerTech trigger. At 60% the cost of a Geissele it's going to be my next trigger. The break is short, crisp and weight is adjustable. The reset is also short and very distinct.

The drop in triggers seem to have a distinct advantage over the componentized trigger like Geissele.
Interesting technology that I was unaware of. I'll have to look at it and see if there is some research out there on these.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 05:02 PM   #36
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Old December 29th, 2016, 05:18 PM   #38
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Go Geissele (SSA or SSA-E) or go home. Have 5 Geisseles. Zero complaints.

That said, LT's MBT-2, in terms of "pull sweetness," is somewhere between the SSA and SSA-E triggers. It's also $150 or so less than a Geissele. Have two, and will likely order another two.

Avoid RRA NM triggers. They're junk. All day long. That's as in J-u-n-k ... Just ... like ... I ... wrote ... it.

Never been a fan of CMC's pistol magazines, so I'm not awesomely inspired by their foray into building AR triggers.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 05:28 PM   #39
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They have 100% cash back policy! don't knock the until you try them.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #40
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The CMC triggers and the others made along the same line share a common problem. I have come across two(2). One at the range and one brought to my house. When dirt or any kind of debris get in there, it winds up between the hammer and the side walls of the housing. Which in both cases locked up the hammer with a failure to fire. Because of this I won't use these types of triggers on any rifle I bet my life on. Hence why all my triggers on AR type rifles are Geissele.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 06:15 PM   #41
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The CMC triggers and the others made along the same line share a common problem. I have come across two(2). One at the range and one brought to my house. When dirt or and kind of debris get in there, it winds up between the hammer and the side walls of the housing. Which in both cases locked up the hammer with a failure to fire. Because of this I won't use these types of triggers on any rifle I bet my life on. Hence why all my triggers on AR type rifles are Geissele.
Agreed mine is installed on a rifle that I use mostly for coyotes/ target. My suggestions where made strictly on the feel of the trigger break itself. And the OP said he wanted a drop-in. Keep them clean and they work great, for a weapon that you will trust your life with after extreme use, I prefer the M1A/M14 style rifle.

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The CMC triggers and the others made along the same line share a common problem. I have come across two(2). One at the range and one brought to my house. When dirt or and kind of debris get in there, it winds up between the hammer and the side walls of the housing. Which in both cases locked up the hammer with a failure to fire. Because of this I won't use these types of triggers on any rifle I bet my life on. Hence why all my triggers on AR type rifles are Geissele.
That's good information for me and one of the primary reasons I'm going with the SSA-e. Good feel, but it has to be reliable.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 06:24 PM   #43
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Go Geissele and don't look back. If you're ballin on a budget get a g2s.

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Agreed mine is installed on a rifle that I use mostly for coyotes/ target. My suggestions where made strictly on the feel of the trigger break itself. And the OP said he wanted a drop-in. Keep them clean and they work great, for a weapon that you will trust your life with after extreme use, I prefer the M1A/M14 style rifle.
LOL copy that point well taken

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Old December 29th, 2016, 09:51 PM   #45
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Try the link below for The Truth About Guns review of AR-15 triggers. Also, the same site has other trigger reviews that weren't included in this article.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...igger-roundup/

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