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School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Weetabix » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:37 pm

The triggers in my AR's are nothing to write home about. I'd like to try an aftermarket trigger. I'm still in the learning stage of AR's, so I don't want a very expensive trigger to put in a not expensive AR. And I don't need one that's terrifically better than I am.

I've heard of Geiselle but never shot one. They sound expensive, but I suppose I could move one later.

An admittedly cheap coworker likes ALG Defense triggers.

Someone mentioned somewhere that they like LaRue triggers.

So, what are your favorites? What bad things have you experiences with others?

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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Precision » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:00 am

ALG is the down line choice from Geiselle. ALG are his wife's initials. They used to be the same triggers but the ALG ones had not been QC tested in any way, shape or form. Where the actual high dollar ones had been specd and checked.
Now they are completely different triggers.

I have the SSA-E and absolutely love them, so much so I bought a second one. They are a two stage trigger but total pull weight (IIRC) is 3.5#, so pulling through both stages is no big deal.

I use one on my FTR gun and the other on my 3 gun rig.

PSA often has a sale where you get the trigger and 10 magpul mags for $249. Worth it

There are lots of other triggers, some are good some are not. Some are good for your use but not for mine. Narrowing down the desired use might help a bit with suggestions.
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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Weetabix » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:40 am

It's just for range use. I don't really do anything else with them right now.
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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Rich Jordan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:51 am

I only have experience (in ARs) with the GI trigger, RRA two-stage match, and the LaRue MBT. Never tried a Gieselle.

The LaRue comes with two trigger springs that let you vary the pull (4.5 or 6 lbs from their website; I don't have a gauge) and the two rifles I have with MBTs are very crisp, with very little over travel. Better than the RRA, but the RRA is decent enough. They occasionally go on sale for $99.

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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby blackeagle603 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:13 pm

I've got a couple RRA triggers. Maybe I'm not picky enough but am happy as a clam with them -- good enough I haven't looked at others. Bought one for a 3rd lower.
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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Steamforger » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:58 pm

The PSA enhanced trigger group ($29 usually) is actually pretty damned smooth. I have a couple installed and like them.

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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Captain Wheelgun » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:20 pm

I'm pretty happy with the Chip McCormick trigger that I installed in my CMMG Mutant. They're often one of the more expensive choices, but I found a good deal last year.
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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Netpackrat » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:29 am

I have the Geissele G2s in my 300 Blackout SBR and I like it. It has a similar pull as the Power Custom/RSA trigger in my AKs, but isn't adjustable and costs twice as much. :|

If you are willing to wait for sales (Black Friday, etc) you can usually get them discounted down to maybe $30 more than the RSA AK trigger goes for. :lol:
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Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

Postby Rich Jordan » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:05 pm

ALG and Giesselle generally have Black Friday specials. LaRue _may_. RRA has been having more specials lately than in the past but I don't know if their triggers have come up. Worth checking on this coming week.


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