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Trigger recommendation on AR15 build

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by NWSDE, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. NWSDE

    NWSDE Albany, Oregon New Member

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    Hey guys. Kinda new to this board, but not new to AR-15's. I usually just run Milspec trigger groups on my builds. I recently started playing with more precision based triggers (just built a guy an AR with a RRA match trigger and bought an AR with a Timney trigger group)... I kinda like them. :thumbup:

    I have been building a Seekings Precision build that I would like to have a more precision trigger but do not want to sacrifice any reliability.

    I have narrowed my choices down to:

    Geissele

    Alexander Arms

    POF


    Curious what you guys are running and if you have any recommendations or ones that I should avoid.

    Thanks in advance!

    Scott
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    had great luck with JP industries and Compass Lake
     
  3. NWSDE

    NWSDE Albany, Oregon New Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    All mine are RRA 2 stage. I'm cheap, so I've never considered a Geissele. Love to try some someday though.

    For me, expensive triggers stay on precision rifles. My AR's are all SBR's so I haven't spent the big bucks for triggers on them. The RRA is nice and after a few years and thousands of rounds I'm pretty used to where they break.
     
  5. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i have geissele 2 stage enhanced.. feels good, breaks very predictably. but costs alot of fun tickets.
     
  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I really like the Timney but I also like the RRA two stage, thats a great trigger also!!
     
  7. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    I'm running a Geissele Hi-speed NM and it is worth the money in my opinion. I chose the NM weight in the hopes competing someday. But it is as advertised, dead smooth flat first stage then a brick wall and breaks like glass. The adjustments are simple and Mr. Geissele has some good videos on youtube walking your through the install.
    Good luck with your purchase,
     
  8. df662

    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  9. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    I have an SSA on one of my rifles and it is nice.
     
  10. NWSDE

    NWSDE Albany, Oregon New Member

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    SSA?
     
  11. df662

    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Geissele SSA... Click on the link in my previous post...
     
  12. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    Geisselle, they have several to choose from for your needs or wants.
     
  13. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have the Geissele SSA on one of my AR's as well and I love it.
     
  14. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have only one AR. It is a hunting rifle, and therefore sees a lot of usage (abusage?). Based on decades of experience with Timneys in bolt guns, I went with the trusted, known name. As always, flawless reliability (and about a 10 minute installation).
     
  15. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    YOU have an AR? You know, a Ruger No. 1 chambered in .223 is NOT an AR! Though, it would have a nice trigger right out of the box!

    Jokes aside, I own a grand total of zero AR's, but if I did, I would agree that Timney is hard to improve upon.
     
  16. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Precision + reliability = Geissele.

    AFAIK it's the only aftermarket trigger approved by the US military (SOCOM uses them).
    RRAs are nice and less expensive but the research I've done included far too many reports of them wearing down to a single-stage after about 5k rounds.
     
  17. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Love my Geissele SSA so much that I'm going with an SSA-E for my 6.5 Grendel build
     
  18. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a Geissele SD-C (Super Dynamic Combat) in my AR and it is amazing. Geissele triggers are well worth the money.
     
  19. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I bought this for my target AR which is somewhat misapplied as it is a short reset, single stage trigger designed for 3 gun. For accuracy shooting I like to be surprised by the shot so single stage is ideal for me.

    Feathering this trigger in this manner produced occasional bump fire with the 3# spring. I installed the 4-1/2# and no more bump fire.

    The trigger breaks like glass!
     
  20. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Geissle SSA-E 2 stage