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TRGRnometry: TriggerTech AR15 (FRT) Trigger – Sin City Precision

by on 01/17/2017
 

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My first impression of the TriggerTech adjustable trigger for the AR15 is a positive one. After some dry firing and recent range time, I must admit I like it. I did noticed a little bit of travel before hitting the sear (technically the super short first stage) but once you’re at that point and apply the proper amount of pull, it breaks like a glass rod. The break is the same every time and the reset is nice and short. As advertised, this trigger does remind me of a 1911. 

PC: Brandon Scott/ @the_bearded_gunner

It is a drop-in trigger and TriggerTech did a great job including detailed instructions. The installation was quick, easy and pretty straightforward, although I did manage to skip a step. After installing my trigger, the front pin would just about fall out of the lower receiver when there was spring tension on the hammer. As you can imagine, this was very frustrating. So I dug through my extra parts bin and found a CMC Triggers anti-walk pin. The rear pin was fine and stayed where it is supposed to. When I mentioned my dilemma to a friend familiar with TriggerTech, he pointed out that I forgot a step during the installation. Located on the rear of the trigger housing are two setscrews. After installing the trigger you are directed to turn the setscrews until it stops (don’t overdo it). This properly aligns the trigger and is supposed to alleviate the issue I experienced. I did go back and adjust the two set screws but went ahead and left the CMC anti-walk pin in the receiver. This was completely user error and thankfully it was pointed out to me and corrected.

Since I’ve been more involved with AR rifles, I’ve noticed a huge selection of triggers to pick from. I have experience with the CMC flat 3.5 lb. trigger in my carbine and some of the various Geissele Automatics triggers. I really like the Geissele Hi-Speed National Match but found the price point to be a little hard to swallow. Prior to the TriggerTech, I used a Rock River Arms two stage National Match. While it is a good trigger for the money, I wasn’t crazy about it. What attracted me to the TriggerTech is that the trigger feels like a single stage (first stage is extremely short), it can be easily adjusted and break as low as 2 pounds of pull force. I installed the TriggerTech AR trigger in my Ballistic Advantage SPR. I have it set to its lowest setting which is supposed to be 2 lbs. I have yet to test the pull with a scale but will update this article after I have the opportunity to do that.

PC: Edward Shepard/ @f7media

PC: Edward Shepard/ Freedom 7 Media

During my first outing, I was able to burn up about 60 rounds of Nexus Ammunition Match Grade .223 Remington while shooting 5 round groups at 100 yards. I did a short video to try and demonstrate what one can expect after installing a TriggerTech trigger.

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Positives

Easy to install and has zero creep.

Negatives

I wish it could be adjusted to break lighter.

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Great aftermarket AR trigger option.

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