Monday, May 6, 2013

The AR-15 Trigger

Drop in and drop one in! Takes less than a minute! Promise!

One of the most frequently upgraded parts of the AR-15 rifle is the trigger group.The standard USGI trigger is serviceable if not unspectacular. Primarily used to be safe and as I've seen it put "to keep 18 year olds from shooting themselves", the standard AR-15 single-stage trigger leaves a lot to be desired.

There are lots of triggers available in the aftermarket for the AR-15 platform of rifles. One of the easiest to install is the CMC drop-in single stage trigger group. I've used 3 or 4 of these units on various rifles and they have always performed great for me. Not to mention, installation takes literally less than a minute.

I've always considered JP triggers to be the finest available. JP painstakingly creates perfect parts for AR-15 rifles and the time and dedication that goes into their triggers is unbelievable. Recently the JP E-Z trigger has become available from I've got one of these units to install into my 3-gun rifle "The Tank". It is more labor intensive, but well worth the installation time and effort. You will not find a better trigger for your rifle. Period.

Here's an older video where I go over the types of AR-15 triggers as part of a series I've done on the "Essential Carbine". And if you're thinking about upgrading your trigger, check out THESE at

Be safe and see you next time.

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