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Awful trigger!

Post by JoJo » 23 Apr 2013, 13:00

I went out with my VERY expensive LMT AR15 today to sight in a scope. Even with my limited experience I know the trigger stinks. It creeps and even seems to groan. The trigger pull must be sixty pounds.
I need suggestions on a replacement. What is the best brand? Drop in? Gunsmith installed? Trigger pull for self defense?
A friend said his gunsmith could polish what I have for $80.00. I also read about a drop in trigger set by Timney for $200.00. Seems strange that just a trigger would cost 10% of the total cost of the gun!

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Post by Buffman » 23 Apr 2013, 13:31

My friend hated his LMT trigger as well. Went with the Timney drop in, and likes it, but still not the greatest.

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Post by Rapier1772 » 23 Apr 2013, 13:51

Williams Trigger Specialties did the trigger on my PTR91 & it was well worth it.
http://www.williamstriggers.com/page3.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They have "AR15 & type rifles" listed on their website - Set trigger is $200 but the standard trigger is only $65. Both are an improvement on factory triggers.
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Post by blueorison » 23 Apr 2013, 21:43

Go try all the triggers and see what you like.

You didn't define a context of your application; if you're asking for a response, you should help us help you.

If $200 is your price range, you can pretty much get almost any great match trigger out there.

Go look at CMC. People will tell you Geissele, just because it's the fanboy fad. G triggers are fine.

Most of them from reputable sources work well, including RRA 2 stage match triggers and G triggers. CMC.

Actually, go buy an ALG trigger. It's $50 and very good.
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Post by Vortec MAX » 23 Apr 2013, 22:25

I put Geissele triggers in all of my ARs. I really like the quality and feel. I am also a fan of two stage triggers, which these are. I think their SSA is a great trigger, but it runs about $200. The SSA-E is the same, but with a lighter trigger pull. I prefer the SSA. They are not difficult to put in. I can install one in about 10 minutes myself.

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Bill Springfield

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Post by srt-4_jon » 24 Apr 2013, 06:10

I have a Bill Springfield, Geissele SD-3G, and JP trigger. IMO, the JP is the best bang for the buck trigger out there. The Geissele is an awesome trigger with an instant reset, but comes with a big price tag. The Springfield will need replaced after heavy use. The JP is adjustable for pre/over travel and has a very nice pull weight.
I have also tried the Geissele SSA-E and Hi-Speed DMR. I sold them both because I prefer a single stage trigger.

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Post by flyingirish04 » 24 Apr 2013, 07:50

Can't beat GA triggers for ARs. Just can't.
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Post by ChuckD » 06 May 2013, 06:16

flyingirish04 wrote:Can't beat GA triggers for ARs. Just can't.
Another vote for GA.

I'm a fan of their SD series.

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Post by blueorison » 06 May 2013, 08:59

flyingirish04 wrote:Can't beat GA triggers for ARs. Just can't.
I've shot triggers that I like better than G Triggers.

As far as reliability in adverse conditions and wear and tear, there are a lot of considerations.
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Post by flyingirish04 » 06 May 2013, 09:32

blueorison wrote:
flyingirish04 wrote:Can't beat GA triggers for ARs. Just can't.
I've shot triggers that I like better than G Triggers.

As far as reliability in adverse conditions and wear and tear, there are a lot of considerations.
I have shot with a lot of different triggers, and as far as utility, durability and price, GA can't be beat in my opinion when it comes to ARs. THere are those that are more expensive, and crisper, just not as durable. And their are those that are 70% what a GA is for half the price. I do like that new timney trigger for the price though. Just wouldn't own one. ALG, never found one that wasn't worth what I paid for. Problem is they are worth about $50.

Personal preference, but to say GA is a fanboy thing just isn't correct. They are the best AR triggers. Just as Jewell are the best custom, Rem700, and Mod 70 variant bolt gun triggers out there.
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Post by JoJo » 07 May 2013, 08:41

What is a "GA" trigger?

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Post by blueorison » 07 May 2013, 08:49

Geissele Automatics.
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Post by JoJo » 10 May 2013, 08:48

blueorison wrote:Geissele Automatics.
That seems to be the favorite so that is the way I will go.

Thanks all.

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Post by blueorison » 10 May 2013, 09:13

JoJo wrote:
blueorison wrote:Geissele Automatics.
That seems to be the favorite so that is the way I will go.

Thanks all.
Obama was a favorite, also.

:lmao:

I'm kiddin with you. You won't go wrong with G triggers.
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Re: Awful trigger!

Post by flyingirish04 » 11 May 2013, 15:19

Aw, but Obama wasn't the favorite of right minded individuals ;)
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