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Old December 26th, 2016, 12:42 PM   #1
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What are the best Ar15 triggers and why?

I recently replaced a trigger and hammer on one of my m14's with Shooting sights match trigger. Well done Art!
It made me realize the difference a good trigger makes. I want to replace the trigger on my BCM Recce 16 precision.

It has to be drop in by me,I don't want to send the rifle out.
What are the triggers I should look at and consider and why?

budget is$350

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Old December 26th, 2016, 12:51 PM   #2
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Old December 26th, 2016, 12:52 PM   #3
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Well, I don't know of a trigger that's not a drop in for an AR, you should not have to send your rifle anywhere as they are easy to replace. With that budget, look very hard at the Gisselle line up, they have tons of options and a great following. I have two of their 3-Gun triggers with the straight trigger and I like them, but it's a personal preference.

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Old December 26th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #4
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Chip McCormick drop in lots of options and easy to change. Anti shift pins included.

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Old December 26th, 2016, 01:12 PM   #5
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Lots of nice AR triggers out there and as is mentioned non drop in is easy as well.
SSA-E is a nice trigger from Glessele

Decide on 2 stage or single
Flat or curved

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Lots of nice AR triggers out there and as is mentioned non drop in is easy as well.
SSA-E is a nice trigger from Glessele

Decide on 2 stage or single
Flat or curved

Good luck
Agreed there are a lot of sources out there for AR anything.CM has a very large range in their options. Drop in or conventional are both easy to swap out. And there are plenty too choose from. I personally bought a CM trigger for my first AR and was pleased with the product and customer service so I stuck with them over the years.

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Old December 26th, 2016, 01:22 PM   #7
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Any decent 2 stage trigger is better than the stock one.

I saw the Rock River two stage for sale , on line, for under $100. and they are very good.

One caution I read was that when you install a modified trigger you increase the chances of the AR firing if dropped.

The standard battle triggers give good protection but the lightened ones were shown to discharge the weapon if it is dropped on the buttstock with just moderate force.

I can see a competition NM AR15 with a competition trigger but
a carbine thats just for fun shooting may not be the place for a lightened trigger.

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My son's and I have 4 Geissele S3G Triggers. All are SBRed ARs. We have been asked by Range Officers if we were shooting full auto weapons. They are FAST!!!!!

I may put their Full Auto Trigger Group on my Cold M16.

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Old December 26th, 2016, 01:32 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=Puccini;2351138]Any decent 2 stage trigger is better than the stock one.

I saw the Rock River two stage for sale , on line, for under $100. and they are very good.

One caution I read was that when you install a modified trigger you increase the chances of the AR firing if dropped.

The standard battle triggers give good protection but the lightened ones were shown to discharge the weapon if it is dropped on the buttstock with just moderate force.

I can see a competition NM AR15 with a competition trigger but
a carbine thats just for fun shooting may not be the place for a lightened trigger.[/QUOTE

If the safety is functioning properly this is really not a concern, if you practice basic firearm safety and put the weapon back on safe after you fire it. It is second nature to me even with unloaded weapons.

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I put a Timney trigger in my M&P 15 lower, and I expected a better feel. It seems variable, and heavier than I expected. I will try another brand if there is a next time.

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I have a Giessele SSA on my sort-of-match HBAR. It is nonadjustable, clean light crisp pull, very consistent.

Some folks prefer the adjustable models, and I'm sure you could shave a few ounces of pull with one, but my rifle also serves as a member of my SHTF collection so I prefer a non-adjustable with a little more sear contact.

"Anything that's adjustable can go out of adjustment." -Me.

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Old December 26th, 2016, 03:24 PM   #13
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I have 11 or 12 Geisseles. With that being said I spent $125 on a Larue mbt and it's equal to a geissele ssa. Easy installation on all of them.

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Old December 26th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #14
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SSA-E for me.

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Old December 26th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #15
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Just got an ssa-e and it's great! Feels a lot like the national match trigger in my m1a. Easy installation, consistent first stage and crisp break, highly recommend it.

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