AR trigger

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  1. Mike79

    Mike79 Senior Member

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    I know plenty of money can be spent for all different grades of triggers. I don't care for two stage triggers (at least not for this rifle).
    I am eyeing this POF trigger currently on sale for 129
    https://www.primaryarms.com/p-o-f-usa-drop-in-trigger-3-5lb-flat-pof00858
    It seems to get good reviews and for 130ish seems like a great option....this would be for a dual role lower one set up is for HD with a 16" 5.56 upper and a red dot light etc.....the other set up would be a soon to be 224 valkyrie. I might build another lower for that but at the moment that is my plan.
    Anyone have real world time with the POF or have a recommendation of another single stage? I also came across this JMT trigger

    https://store.jamesmadisontactical....ight-Drop-In-Trigger-p/black-ops-trigger.htm=
     
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    Zbizzle911 Charter Freedom Lover Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I know it’s not a precision trigger but I have great luck ringing steel out past 200 yds with my MRO Tula ammo and the ALG ACT trigger in my BCM rifle. They’re about $65 on sale. It would fit the HD side very well as it’s not overly light.


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    11B CIB IG: HandloadsAndHoldovers Staff Member Charter Member

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    I have one of the new 2.5lb single stage CMC triggers

    It’s amazingly light; reset is super short and the break is almost nonexistent. Feels like a lighter trigger

    It’s a great pick and the decreased weight feels a lot lighter than the 3.5lb sibling trigger

    BUT, the Larue MBT for $87 is hard as hell to beat right now Edit: I thought they had a single stage version....guess not
     
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    two77 Greetings from L A Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I like two stage triggers and have a Geissele SSA on one of my rifles, but opted for a CMC flat trigger on my newest rifle because it was on sale for $130 and I am very happy with it. The trigger was on sale around Memorial Day-- the manufacturers seem to like having good sales on the patriotic holidays. Veterans Day is about a month away and I bet there will be some good offers then.
     
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    I am a ridiculous POF fanboy....
    I have a bunch of their rifles and am very familiar with this trigger.
    That is a very good trigger. Very reliable and smooth action.
    That being said, I AM a fan of 2 stage triggers, and vastly prefer the Geissele SDE.
    However that is only for personal preference.
    You cannot go wrong with POF
     
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    For single stage and dual role, I don't think you'll be disappointed with ALG ACT for half that price.
     
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    Tarowah Everybody’s Honey.... Supporting Member

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    I have a 4 1/2 lb curved shoe POF trigger and it has been very good, it started out in my PSA rifle and it is now at home in my wifes AR, after shooting the CMC 3 1/2lb curved trigger, Lantac CMC 3 1/2 lb flat trigger, Hiperfire 243G (my favorite trigger) and my Geissele SD-E two stage trigger, she liked the POF trigger the best, she liked the "wide" feel of the shoe and the break the on the POF, I only like 2 stage triggers in precision guns that I'll shoot off of a tripod or bench, for QCB or match shooting single stage trigger work better for me.

    My opinion is that it has a very clean "glass rod" break and the reset is very, very good. When I had the trigger in my PSA rifle the only issue I ever had with it was a few light primer strikes while shooting Tula ammo on a cold day, it was roughly 35* outside and prior to that day I had never had any issues with the trigger, I probably shot 1000 rounds of wolf and tula with that trigger prior to having the light strikes, I haven't had a single issue with it since so it could have been a batch of "hard" primers in the ammo I had, with that said I shot another 1k-2k of mixed steel and brass ammo without issue before putting the trigger in my wifes AR, we only shoot brass cased ammo in her AR since it is a higher end build.

    Here is a video I made of the break and reset of the 4 1/2 POF trigger I have, I'm not sure if it will help one way or the other but it shows that there is zero take up and a very short reset, the trigger you linked will have the same break and reset but will have lighter pull.





    Mike79 if you find yourself in central NC give me a shout and I'll let you try the triggers I have, but since your profile says "Washington" I doubt you'll be close any time soon haha
     
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    NKD Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Kimberless

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    I’ve got quite a few rounds through the flat 3.5 POF. On two different rifles.
    It’s very good.
    My favorite is the Hiperfire 24 3G.

    But If you like single stage, you’ll like the POF I think. It’s very crisp break and very positive reset. And gets even better as it breaks in. I like it much more than the milspec styles, and it’s much easier to install.
     
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    You also answered another question....if the anti rotation pins will fit with the BAD lever. THANKS!
     
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    Fostech. It breaks so good it spits out two at a time when pulled.
     
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    TO ME (and as Zbiz already said) ... a HD trigger is not one I want to be a light target trigger. My HD triggers are Spikes Battle NiB triggers and break very nicely at about 5.5lbs with a good reset. Stress messes with your fine motor skills so while I don’t want the heavy end of the scale 9lb mil-spec trigger I also don’t want my 1.5lb Jard ... the Spikes Battle trigger (or ALG ACT) can be had for around $55-60 and being NiB are pretty slick to start with.

    Now for a .224 Valkyrie I’d be looking at a nice target trigger and go lighter there.
     
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    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have a Giessele in a AR15 Daniel Defense. Overpriced. Crisp triggers can be had for sub $100 for a range/home defense gun. 4.5 to 5 lbs is ideal for non long range marksmanship rifles. CMG is a great trigger with five minutes of polish.
     
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    NKD Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Kimberless

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    Uhhg. 5lb trigger on an Ar: no thanks. Especially not for a range gun.

    Maybe for some. But not for all.
     
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    I've got nothing to add other than I like my Elftmann.
     
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    trigger tech.... adaptable ...
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Rise Armament RA140. 3.5lb trigger, great reset. Occasionally you can get them for $99.

    They're billet aluminum with set screws to hold the trigger in place instead of little pads or whatever CMC uses.
    So you don't need to use special trigger pins or any of that mess. Plus the CMC feels and looks cheap af.


    I have the slightly more expensive flat blade RA434, and I think I paid $135.
    It's the best single stage 3.5lb trigger I have ever felt.
    Everyone who has tried it on my guns has bought one afterward.
     
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    My only experience with after market triggers is 1 LaRue, 6 Giessele SSAs and dozens of Giessele SSFs. The SSFs are what I install on full auto guns down range. Got one in my 10.3" here and feels just like my SSAs at home.

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