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The trouble with AR building

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Ironbar, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    So I bought the very first piece of the AR puzzle the other day, a stripped lower receiver. Now of course comes all the afterward parts.

    I think I'm suffering from analysis paralysis. There's so many f-ing choices of triggers, lower parts kits, stocks, etc., etc. that it's all too damned overwhelming!

    I was all set to buy a fairly comprehensive LPK when I started seeing how crappy the stock mil-spec triggers are on AR rifles. Complaints generally include long creep, over-travel, hard pull, and gritty trigger. I certainly don't want any of that, especially the hard pull and gritty trigger. I've gotten quite used to the triggers on my other guns that break around four lbs or less. I also don't want to spend $200+ dollars on a Timney or Geissele trigger.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a really good AR trigger for less than $100? And if you're going to suggest a trigger job on a stock trigger, then please refer me to the place where it can be done for less than $100. Thanks!
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I really like these for only $65.00. They're a sub company of Geissele and feel great for the price point.

     
  3. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Read the thread below "trigger for AR" it has lots of info your looking for.
     
  4. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you own a sharpening stone or two for your knives, you can take any mil spec kit and make the trigger a bit smoother by polishing the sear points.
     
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  5. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    PSA has the whole ACT LPKs for $75 or with the MIAD for $100. Agree on the great trigger for the price.
     
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  6. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Google- 15 minutes trigger job for AR15. Done a bunch. Perfect for your situation and almost no cost to do.
     
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    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  8. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Again: TOO MANY F-ING CHOICES!!! Why can't there be just a few to choose from instead of freakin' 50 or 60??

    How about we narrow this down:

    I want a trigger that costs less than $100. I also want a trigger that breaks at about 4lbs or less. How about THAT?
     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  10. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    OK, enough. I went with this option after doing some research and watching some videos. This is actually the drop in trigger from Black Rain Ordnance, only with their logo milled off. Ths is just the trigger I've been looking for, so thanks to hondacrguy for the heads up!
     
  11. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Very nice trigger. I really like mine.
     
  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I have some sts lowers. What would it cost to build a accurate AR?
    How much would it cost.
    Is it cheaper to build or buy?
     
  13. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    my suggestion offers everything you ask for at a fraction of the budget threshold you desire. I have used custom drop ins and I'm telling you the 15 minute trigger job is great low cost option and yes it lightens up the pull resistance weight.
     
  14. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Accurate as in service rifle accurate? or more benchrest/varmint?
     
  15. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    A tack driver.
    Under .5
     
  16. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Cheaper to build.

    If it were me, I would go with a 20"+ Black Hole Weaponry 1/8 or 1/9 barrel. I really like them for the $$$. If you order from SAA, they usually throw in a free stripped upper. Throw in a RRA two stage trigger, a quality BCG and everything else whatever you prefer.

    Spend some time developing a load (I'd start with some 69grn SMKs), and you should be right there.

    Sorry for the jack.
     
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  17. BiggerHammer

    BiggerHammer Deep in the Pacific Northwest. Active Member

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    Pick up a Rock River Arms Two Stage National Match trigger and be done with it. I believe I purchased my last one new for $79.00 shipped.
     
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  18. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Not quite $100, but I just installed the Velocity trigger. 3lb. $135 dollars. No take-up slop, at all. No creep, at all. No movement of any kind between first touch and break. I'm off to the range, right now, to shoot it for the first time. More later.

    (edit) During shooting, the trigger works just like during dry-fire. No slop. Light pull. No creep. No grit. Surprised me every time. That's a good thing. I can't anticipate the break, and jerk the shot. No light strikes in the 50 rounds I shot today. Just.. wonderful!
     
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  19. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    The platform I'd great, like a guys barbie doll.

    Dress her up, and the her out!
    LMAO
     
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  20. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Get your self a JP spring kit and that alone will make a huge difference and cheap!

    4.5 # result on mine
     
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