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AK trigger group change.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ttuck, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Im not happy with the trigger on my AK and i want to change it out. Does anybody have any experience changing one out. And could you recommend a trigger group thats 50$ or lower. Will i need to take it to a gunsmith or can i do it myself.


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  2. Pauly

    Pauly N. Portland Active Member

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    You can do it. Just gotta figure out how the axis pins are held in.
    here's a few methods used;
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    Just observe how the axis pins are retained when removing.

    As for aftermarket units, for an AK, without any work done to the FCG, I'd say go with the Arsenal FCG.

    For a Saiga-12 or Vepr-12, use the Tapco because the sear is at the correct height.
    I like to refine the tapco myself though by milling grooves on the lever and polishing a few surfaces for a smoother pull, cuz I'm just a pimp like that. ;)

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    Here's a video that should give you an idea... Except you likely have no BHO, so yours will be easier;
    Saiga Shotgun & Rifle Trigger Installation with the Bolt Hold Open Lever - YouTube
     
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    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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  4. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How can i tell if i need a single hook or double hook? And why replace the retainer plate?
     
  5. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to replace the retainer spring. Some people prefer the retainer plate style. I myself, prefer the springs. The double hook G2 triggers are the same price as the single hook G2 triggers. I've never felt that much difference between the single hook and double hook triggers but others have claimed that the double hook isn't as smooth.

    I have quite a large collection of ak's and have tried all kind of triggers. The arsenal triggers I have tried have been hit or miss. Some have had trigger slap and some haven't. The tapco triggers have all been very smooth and I continue to use them. However, the Romanian surplus triggers that you can get for $10-$15 are surprisingly decent.
     
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  6. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Awesome thanks for the quick reply 22many, and i am now going with the single hook tapco g2. You guys have been a great help. Thanks everybody.
     
  7. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It is most definitely a single hook. I checked on it a little bit ago.
     
  8. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Youngfishtyler, just wondering but what don't you like with your current trigger?
     
  9. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It doesnt reset about every 6 to 10 shots.
     
  10. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Ah. That would be legitimate concern. Akbuilder.com and apexgunparts.com has great prices on triggers. I've ordered several through both and they are great companies to deal with.

    RSA has a all milled, adjustable trigger that I have heard great reviews. A bit over your budget at around $70-$80 but you can adjust it to your preference.
     
  11. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    akbuilder was the first place i went to. got a tapco single hook g2 from them. then got a krebs retainer plate on midway. they should get here about the same time. i cant wait!
     
  12. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    If I were you I would consider a double hook, it is easy enough to work the receiver to accommodate the double hook....I would get the G2 with a receiver plate instead of the shepherds crook
     
  13. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would rather go with the single hook. And i did get the receiver plate to replace the shepherds crook.
     
  14. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Got a Tapco G2 on my Saiga.
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    :worship::worship: to all of you guys.
    Great help:thumbup:
     
  16. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes everybody think you a lot for the help!
     
  17. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So i finally got the trigger group in and retainer plate in yesterday and switched them out today. It was very easy and took me less then 30 minutes. Now i can't wait to take it out and see how this trigger performs. I was really concerned when i took out the old trigger. Somebody did some very serious grinding on the Hook that catches the hammer and on the hammer itself. Not sure what they were trying to accomplish.
     
  18. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Do it yourself. That way you can learn.
    If you've got any troubles there are a ton of videos and threads talking about how to make the install go smoother.
    As for the trigger groups.. a simple tapco G2 will get the job done and do it well.
    I do have a double hook in my Saiga.. it fit without having to dremel out a second notch and works very well.
     
  19. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Resurrecting this thread. I am the proud new owner of a Serbian AK47 underfolder. The trigger slap is downright painful.
    I saw a YouTube where a guy removed the tang on the back of the disconnector.

    The trigger is satisfactory for me except for the slap.

    Should I fix or replace?

    Any considerations for the import regulations?
     
  20. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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